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The spread of invasive plant pests

The spread of invasive plant pests | GIS, Spatial modelling & Plants | Scoop.it

USDA-APHIS: Track the threat of Hungry Pests.

 

The Pest Tracker map can be used to see where invasive species have been identified and what areas in the United States are at greatest risk.

The interactive map is a joint effort of the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and state and county agencies throughout the country. The Pest Tracker is updated frequently and provides an easy to use overview of the latest local invasive species spread information. You can also use the map to find state-specific contact information to report a pest for all 50 states. With the links at left, you can see state detail pages with information on specific pests, official state contacts, and what's at risk.

via @plantclinic

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Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Data | Food+Tech Connect

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Data | Food+Tech Connect | GIS, Spatial modelling & Plants | Scoop.it

Yesterday, the USDA launched Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF) Compass, a new digital report that details USDA support for local and regional food projects.

 

The KYF Compass utilizes interactive maps, data sets, photos, video content, and business and community case studies to serve as a resource for consumers, farmers and local food producers, as well as a mandatory report to Congress. The interactive report, unveiled by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan via a live webinar, is significantly evolved for a government agency

 

 

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On the Map: new blog series with GIS colleagues in Maryland

On the Map: new blog series with GIS colleagues in Maryland | GIS, Spatial modelling & Plants | Scoop.it

7 questions with Michael S. Scott, PhD.

I’m excited to bring you the first in my blog series with GIS colleagues in Maryland. As I have been working in the GIS field for 10 years in Maryland, I have met some interesting, talented, inte... (RT @TUOutreach: Do you love #GIS?)

 

"I believe we’re going to look back in a hundred years and recognize that we lived in a time where several of the most important technologies ever devised were invented – specifically the Internet, Global Positioning Systems, and wireless networking..."

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Report on County's GIS Investment Quantifies Benefits

Report on County's GIS Investment Quantifies Benefits | GIS, Spatial modelling & Plants | Scoop.it

King County, Washington (home of Seattle) has recently undertaken an in-depth look at the value that the county has received from their GIS investment. Professor Richard Zerbe from the University of Washington’s Center for Benefit-Cost Analysis conducted the study that spans from 1992 to 2010. The report totals the investment over this 18-year span at $201 million, and the benefits at $775 million.

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Predicting and managing extreme weather events - PhysicsToday.org

Predicting and managing extreme weather events - PhysicsToday.org | GIS, Spatial modelling & Plants | Scoop.it

Earth’s climate is warming, and destructive weather is growing more prevalent. Coping with the changes will require collaborative science, forward-thinking policy, and an informed public.

 

Lubchenco J, KarlTR (2012) Predicting and managing extreme weather events

Physics Today. March 2012, p. 31.

 http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1475

 

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Amazing map offers an inventory of all the trees in the US - Geek

Amazing map offers an inventory of all the trees in the US - Geek | GIS, Spatial modelling & Plants | Scoop.it

By Ray Walters: The map pictured above shows the incredible amount of work put in over a six-year period by Josef Kellndorfer and Wayne Walker of the Woods Hole Research Center to create a visualization of the remaining forests in the United States. The pair of researchers saw a need to visualize to the country exactly how much of the natural resource we have left. From the data collected, Robert Simmon built the map with help from U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Geological Survey.

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