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Electorial Geography Website Launches

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Our friend Dr. Ken Martis, who we interviewed back in November on episode 68, sent us this link to the new Electoral Geography website that has just launched. Alexander Kireev seems to be the main person/contact at the site. I haven’t had time to look at the site in depth, but what I have seen […]

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How do you want your geospatial weather data

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The National Weather Service is seeking input on its geospatial data services, and would like you to offer comments here. They recognize that “While most NWS information is geospatial in nature, the NWS does not yet systematically provide that information in GIS-ready formats.” They are looking for input on what types of weather data, geospatial […]

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New Smithsonian Exhibition on Earth from Space

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The National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian is debuting a new exhibit starting today entitled Earth from Space. The exhibit features a gallery of remotely-sensed images of the Earth, as well as showing how remote sensing data is gathered and some of the applications it is utilized for. The exhibit has been getting […]

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One Geography to rule them all

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GeoConnexion UK (Sept/Oct 2006) has an article on Scotland’s geospatial portal – The Geospatial Project Registry Home Page. While it has been around since 2005, it seems to have had some updates recently (the site says that version 2.0.1 went live in August). The site offers a great way to find out about projects that […]

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SensorMap from Microsoft Research

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I’ve been waiting awhile to check this out, but Microsoft Research has finally gotten their SensorMap project portal up and running as part of their larger SenseWeb project. Basically, SensorMap lets you bring in real-time data feeds, including video, and link them to the Windows Live Local map plaform. So far, they’ve got some traffic […]

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DHS Mandates Information Sharing

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David over at Surveying, Mapping and GIS points out some wording in the 2007 DHS authorization legislation that will create an Information Fusion Center that will coordinate state, local and tribal level information fusion centers (as I read it). As we near the end of the US federal fiscal year we will continue to see […]

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Lost some UC audio

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Well, we lost one interview out of almost 100, and we only lost half of that. The biggest issue with losing it is that it was a GREAT breakdown of the geodatabase(s) at 9.2. If anyone at ESRI would like to answer our questions again about the geodatabase formats, new and old, let us know […]

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The hammer for every nail

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I am going to jump on a bandwagon, one we are probably all on at some level, and give a mighty ‘hear-hear’ to Adena for pointing out that OpenSource isn’t always the answer, often open standards play as much, if not more of a role in our data oriented industry.  Despite a few slips of […]