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URISA looks to build management initiative

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Apparently, while at the Esri UC, URISA has announced their new Geospatial Management Initiative (GMI). You may recall that we have heard about the Geospatial Management Competency Model (GMCM) that is being developed to join the GTCM to lay out the roles of geospatial professionals. URISA sees the GMI as a way to build a […]

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Directions podcast COGO interview

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Joe Francica over at Directions Media Podcast spoke with chair-elect of COGO, Geney Terry, about COGO, its membership, and its role in the community. I haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet, but this is one of those conversations that I think will say a lot about the Geography and geospatial tech arena. […]

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Associations/Groups – GISCI

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Since I finished my GISP application and FINALLY sent it in I thought it was probably time to highlight the GIS Certification Institute. From their web site the GISCI “provides the geographic information systems (GIS) community with a complete certification program. GISCI offers participants from the first early years on the job until retirement a […]

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Associations/Groups – Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Society

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The RSPSoc – Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Society is a UK-based academic association that looks at the application to education, science, research, industry, commerce and the public service of RS and aerial imagery. The RSPSoc maintains a significant number of activities and publications. The upcoming RSPSoc 2009 conference will be taking place in Leicester on […]

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Associations/Groups – URISA

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Urban and Regional Information Systems Association is a multidisciplinary group that has been around since 1963. In their own words: URISA promotes the effective and ethical use of spatial information and information technologies for the understanding and management of urban and regional systems. The association supports this mission in many ways and is very active […]

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URISA Student Paper Comp

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URISA has announced their first annual student paper competition. From the announcement: Are you an undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. student? Are you interested in a career using geographic information systems, information technology, geospatial technology, planning or community development? If yes, your writing and research should be recognized and shared with your peers. Submit a paper […]

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Conservation data and maps

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One of the cool sites mentioned when we interviewed folks from the SCGIS was the Conservation GeoPortal. The Conservation GeoPortal allows you to search metadata from other conservation researchers for data and information that is of interest. In addition to a metadata search there is also a map browser to look for data by location. […]