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All Points Blog (APB) is a publication of Directions Media, Glencoe, Illinois. APB is a news and opinion source on location technology. We offer news on business and consumer hardware, software and services from a variety of sources along with our comments. All Things Location, including GIS, GPS, location technology and maps are fair game.
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TomTom to Offer Faster Updates of Map Database

il y a 5 heures 52 min
TomTom's Multinet-R platform promises to deliver faster updates to clients using a more narrowly constrained quality assurace process. The QA process will utilize faster validation leveraging crowd-sourced data. The objective is to get new data into the hands of clients with updates... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: Geotech in PhysEd, TSA Geographic Literacy, Map Projections

il y a 8 heures 39 min
Geospatial in Phys Ed? Danielle Grant, a Potsdam, NY elementary school physical education teacher has been named the 2014 New York State Physical Education Teacher of the Year. She's high tech: Grant uses pedometers, pulse sticks, GPS units, gaming systems, iPads, PowerPoint, the... Continue reading
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MOOC from Open Online Academy Starts this Fall: Introduction to GIS and Mapping

il y a 8 heures 40 min
Introduction to GIS and Mapping starts this fall from the Open Online Academy. The course page suggests it's either four weeks or eight; it's not clear. Until recently cartography skills where hard to learn. Today, new technologies allow us to download geographical data, use... Continue reading
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Shoppers: Don’t Track Me Unless…

mer 23-07-2014
PunchTab's "Mobile Tracking: Are Consumers Ready?" report surveyed 1,153 consumers about sharing their personal information, including locations, in return for deals and services. Fifty percent of participants did not want to be tracked and 27 percent said "maybe" it'd be ok, but only... Continue reading
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GIS Government News Weekly: Saginaw Alerts, Irish Open Data, $83 Deeds

mer 23-07-2014
Saginaw Alerts Landlords of Police/Fire Calls When Saginaw police officers or firefighters respond to a call at one of Saginaw's nearly 5,000 registered rental properties, the landlord will be notified the following Monday. The new feature of the GIS goes live August 4. California... Continue reading
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GIS =

mar 22-07-2014
Yet again I found an article where GIS expanded as Global Information System. Falkowski is a graduate of Valparaiso University in planning and building and with global information systems, or GIS. Falkowski worked for Lake County Planner Ned Kovackevich and had also been active in... Continue reading
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Scaling FME Services for the Smaller User

mar 22-07-2014
Five years ago I wrote about Wayne Kocina who was building a solution that put the power of Business Analyst Online into the hands of the smaller business. Kocina did the work with his license and delivered the required maps and reports to the client at a reasonable price through his... Continue reading
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Demographics Meet Lifestyles: Psychographics in a Social World

mar 22-07-2014
In the late 1980's, the book, The Clustering of America by Michael Weiss had an immense impact on my career. It was a fascinating look at how people migrate to neighborhoods of similar background, interest and socio-economic status. Today it might seem obvious but in the late 80's... Continue reading
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How You Always Wanted to Order Satellite Data: Airbus’ Satellite Tasking is a Reality

lun 21-07-2014
Ordering satellite data always seemed difficult. You had to know that path and scene to order; determine how much cloud cover was present in the scene and make certain that the date was what you needed. In a leap forward, Airbus Defense and Space has integrated a new ordering... Continue reading
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GIS Education News Weekly: Certificate of Competency, Geo for All grows, MS Students Win

jeu 17-07-2014
Certificate of Competence in GIS from Hawaii Institutions Starting this August, UH Maui College, Hawai‘i Community College and Kaua‘i Community College will offer two accelerated, eight-week credit courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) leading to a Certificate of... Continue reading
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GITA Takes New Approach; Focuses on Member Services

mer 16-07-2014
The Geospatial Information &Technology  Association (GITA) is offering new services to members and wants former members to take another look at what it can do to support them as GIS professionals. GITA has taken the bold step of opening up its archives of conference content to anyone... Continue reading
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Google Begins Selling its Aerial Imagery

mer 16-07-2014
Vinay Goel, Product Director, Google Maps for Business shared the news on the Google Enterprise Blog.  Today, we’re launching Google Maps for Business imagery, offering businesses the chance to purchase and use Google Earth imagery for the first time. This gives them access to... Continue reading
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GIS Government News Weekly: Maps and Apps in Virginia, Open Data in NZ, Australia’s National Map

mer 16-07-2014
Staunton Embraces ArcGIS Online The City of Staunton [VA] announced today the launch of a new “Maps & Apps” website.  Maps & Apps replaces the traditional city “GIS” site previously available for use by the public.  Information can now be accessed from a collection of Maps & Apps. ... Continue reading
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Esri UC: Mapping Elections, Launching an LBS Startup and Exploiting WAMI

mar 15-07-2014
These are some of the interesting stories and products I ran into during a single day at the Esri User Conference. Mapping Elections on TV Esri Australia worked with a TV station ABC7 for the 2013 election. With just a few weeks between making an “in kind” agreement, the tech staff... Continue reading
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What You Need to Know About GeoNet

mar 15-07-2014
Esri announced its new community connection environment, GeoNet, during the plenary on Monday. Here's what you need to know: It's for everyone interested in discussing geospatial challenges and solutions, not just Esri users. It's more than forums, although the Esri forums now... Continue reading
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Open Data: A Policy Required for Emergency Response and Management

lun 14-07-2014
No less than three speakers  in the morning session of the Senior Executive Seminar at the Esri User Conference spoke on the need for an open data policy for emergency response. Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, the undersecretary for Oceans and Atmosphere of the Department of Commerce and a NOAA... Continue reading
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The Future of Education: Geography Matters - but so Do Other Things

lun 14-07-2014
Opportunities and Challenges in K-12 Education Chris Swanson, the Vice President of Education Week, Cindy Marten the Superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District, and Dr. Helen Soulé Executive Director of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills addressed “Opportunities and... Continue reading
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Survey for K-12 Teachers, Providers of Geotechnology Training for Teachers

lun 14-07-2014
A research project titled ‘Planning for Authentic Learning across the Alliance Network:  Integrating Geospatial Technologies as Teaching Tools for Promoting Geoliteracy’ is underway. There are two parts: one for teachers who do or are interested in using geotech in the classroom and... Continue reading
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Operationalizing GIS: A Business Approach

lun 14-07-2014
At the Esri Senior Executive Seminar, four executives shared their success stories on how GIS became an operational necessity within their individual lines of business. Jack Verouden, the general manager for geomatics at Royal Dutch Shell has inserted GIS into five lines of business... Continue reading
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Esri Pivots Toward Business Enablement

lun 14-07-2014
In opening remarks to the Senior Executive Seminar at the Esri User Conference, Jack Dangermond said that GIS is going through a continuous evolution whereby the community is living in a situation with faster computers, cloud computing, web services, device computing, and pervasive... Continue reading
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