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A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 343

A VerySpatial Podcast
Shownotes – Episode 343
February 12, 2012

Our conversation on finding out about geospatial related policies

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  • This week’s podsafe music: “February” by Geoff Smith
  • News

  • Locating AEDs
  • US Congress balks at Landsat budget request; ask government to find ways to lower costs
  • FAA Reauthorization Bill paves way for widespread unmanned drone use over US skies
  • MapQuest APIs
  • Trimble Juno 3B and 3D
  • GeoMedia 3D 6.1.1
  • Web Corner

  • Kinect for Windows
  • Main Topic

  • This week we offer some of our thoughts on the awareness of impact of government legislation on geography and geospatial community, advocacy, awareness – for example, being aware when bills that involve geospatial/geography are going through the process with poorly written and understood language – who should advise and comment on them, how community members can find out about them, etc.
  • Tip of the Week

  • IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest
  • Events Corner

  • Middle East Geospatial Forum (formerly Map Middle East): 3-4 April, Doha, Qatar
  • EUROGEO: 1-3 June, Dublin, Ireland
  • Applied Geography Conference: 10-13 October, Minneapolis, MN
  • 33rd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing: 26-30 November, Pattaya, Thailand