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I hope to bring together in one place the best current news and information of interest to those who are interested in Remote Sensing, Geography, Cartography, GIS, Spatial Analysis, Geospatial Sciences, and Geomatics.
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Could interactive maps help preserve last “roadless” areas?

Could interactive maps help preserve last “roadless” areas? | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (29 June 2012)_A movement aiming to preserve the earth's last roadless areas hopes their new set of online maps will inspire policy makers avoid building highways through places of high biodiversity, and find less destructive...
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Some ideas for using SketchUp in the geography classroom ...

Some ideas for using SketchUp in the geography classroom ... | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it
As I mentioned in the previous post, I played a little with SketchUp when it first appeared. Having learned how efficient the process of simple geo-modelling is, with the help of Beryl Reid and Allyson McDuffie, I thought about ...
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Spatial Analysis of Injury-related Deaths in Dallas

Spatial Analysis of Injury-related Deaths in Dallas | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it
“This study applied a geographic information system (GIS) to identify clusters of injury-related deaths (IRDs) within a large urban county (26 cities; population, 2.4 million). All deaths due to injuries in Dallas County (Texas) in ...
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Do the NGA cuts mark a failure of the commercial satellite imagery market?

Do the NGA cuts mark a failure of the commercial satellite imagery market? | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it
GeoEye received word late last week that the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) would be making a significant cut in their 2013 funding...
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Forest Delineation Based on Airborne LIDAR Data

Forest Delineation Based on Airborne LIDAR Data | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it

“The delineation of forested areas is a critical task, because the resulting maps are a fundamental input for a broad field of applications and...

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Satellite imagery and Hadoop mean $70M for Skybox

Satellite imagery and Hadoop mean $70M for Skybox | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it
Skybox Imaging, a startup that wants to capture and analyze high-resolution photos and videos of the Earth, has raised $70 million in Series C funding.
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Getmapping Launches Maps API

Getmapping Launches Maps API | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it
April 20, 2012 -- Getmapping has launched its own ‘Maps API’ which enables customers to introduce interactive maps to their websites,...
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GeoFRED: Geographic Federal Reserve Economic Data

GeoFRED: Geographic Federal Reserve Economic Data | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it
GeoFRED is an economic data mapping tool which displays color-coded data on the state, MSA, and county levels. For example, GeoFRED can display unemployment, labor force, and population for all U.S. counties.

 

This is a great "GIS-lite" website with customizable map layers, scale references for a diverse set of economic data. 


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Umm Al-Qura University launches innovation incubator for GIS

Umm Al-Qura University launches innovation incubator for GIS | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it
Umm Al-Qura University launches innovation incubator for geographical informationArab NewsBy MAKKAH: ARAB NEWS Makkah's Umm Al-Qura University claims it has launched the first innovation incubator for geographical information systems with the...
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How can we get our map colours right? How open journalism helped us get better

How can we get our map colours right? How open journalism helped us get better | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it

How can you get the colour scales right on maps? It's something we spend a lot of time thinking about here on the Datablog - and you may notice a huge variety of ones we try out.

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Real-time Brazilian Illegal Deforestation Mapping

Real-time Brazilian Illegal Deforestation Mapping | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it
Remote sensing solutions provider DMC International Imaging Ltd (DMCii, UK) has signed a contract with Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) to deliver near real-time satellite imagery to monitor forest clearing in the Amazon ...
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Focusing on the New GIS End-User

Focusing on the New GIS End-User | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it
A decade ago, the typical GIS user worked in a fairly large organization that had specially trained GIS staff to service the organization's spatial requests. All this began to change as more and more industries saw the power of ...
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How have sustainability approaches evolved to address different scales?

How have sustainability approaches evolved to address different scales? | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it
There has been a great deal of maturity in the tools and approaches to sustainability problems over the past four years since V1 Magazine was launched.
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ORNL, UT team maps nuclear landscape

ORNL, UT team maps nuclear landscape | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it
Oak Ridge TodayORNL, UT team maps nuclear landscapeOak Ridge TodayA supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been used to calculate the number of isotopes allowed by the laws of physics.
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Cartography company helps to build a nation

Cartography company helps to build a nation | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it

To some, software is a series of ones and zeroes, aligned in order to make life a little easier or at least more entertaining.  But to others it can be a vital tool in re-establishing and building a nation from the ground up.  One of Cloverpoint Cartographics' latest software releases leans to the latter.

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As Fires Ravage the West, USGS Responds

As Fires Ravage the West, USGS Responds | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it
This year has been one of the most destructive fire seasons on record. Smoke from fires currently burning in the foothills and mountains of Colorado is visible as far away as Nebraska and Kansas. The Whitewater Baldy Fire in New Mexico, which has been contained, set a new state record with 298,000 acres burned.
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First Civilian Photogrammetric UAV Flight Over Singapore

First Civilian Photogrammetric UAV Flight Over Singapore | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it
For the first time Singaporean authorities have given permission for a photogrammetric UAV mapping/modeling flight over an important area of the city.
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Map-based cars are the future says TomTom co-founder - T3

Map-based cars are the future says TomTom co-founder - T3 | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it

Map-based cars are the future says TomTom co-founderT3TomTom co-founder says we can expect to see portable sat navs around for another ten years but prepare for mapping to be at the heart of future innovations in in-car technology.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) – Tech, Law, Responsibility

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) – Tech, Law, Responsibility | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is involved in pioneering work using satellite imagery for monitoring human rights issues. The various was technology extends and enhances visibility is a primary way technology is being leveraged for human rights.

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Enhanced View Budget Cut Opposition Heats Up

Enhanced View Budget Cut Opposition Heats Up | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it
There’s a feature in today’s New York Times that outlines the battle that is brewing in Congress to defend the use of commercial satellite imagery for intelligence gathering.
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GIS Methods and Spatial Findings from the Neighborhood Impact on Kids Study

GIS Methods and Spatial Findings from the Neighborhood Impact on Kids Study | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, May 2012, Vol. 42, No. 5 “Background: GIS-based walkability measures designed to explain active travel fail to capture “playability” and proximity...
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NEK Advanced Securities Group Adds TerraGo Geospatial Collaboration Software

NEK Advanced Securities Group Adds TerraGo Geospatial Collaboration Software | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it
NEK Advanced Securities Group Adds TerraGo Geospatial Collaboration SoftwareGISuser.com (press release)“TerraGo geospatial collaboration solutions are widely deployed and proven in mission critical roles to enable warfighters and law enforcement personnel...
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The Fate of U.S. Commercial Satellite Imagery

The Fate of U.S. Commercial Satellite Imagery | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it

Satellite imagery was something that the general public did not have access to before 2005. People caught glimpses of the stories satellite imagery could tell only from documentaries produced from the likes of Nova and National Geographic. Google Earth changed all that June 2005 and made satellite imagery accessible to anyone with a computer, for free. Google Earth has inspired the world to think differently about the earth because it has made these images accessible.

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Exploiting Time-Derived, Activity-Based Intelligence

Exploiting Time-Derived, Activity-Based Intelligence | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it

Historically, geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) analysis focused on scheduled, precise, preplanned reconnaissance against known targets—countries or actors with the capability to threaten U.S. interests with military force. Today advanced communications systems and access to information make terrorism and irregular warfare more dynamic and unpredictable than our historical view of strategic threats....

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iPad maps

iPad maps | Geographic Information Technology | Scoop.it
Here is a small selection of mapping tools available on the iPad. Some are from the Appstore, others simply from the web. These are screen shots that I took for those (thanks my readers for how-to tips).
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