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Skills USA – and the winners are

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As we have already mentioned Suzanne Rousie of SUNY Buffalo took home the gold in this years Skills USA Geospatial Technology Challenge, but what we haven’t been able to share with you was that Kevin Williams of the University of Arkansas took home the silver. This year there were only two medals given out, so […]

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Skills USA Champion ‘announced’

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The Amherst Bee yesterday announced that Sue Rousie of Amherst, NY is the champion of this years Geospatial Technology Skills USA challenge. This has not been posted on the Skills USA page yet, but we will be sure to update this post with the other medalists as soon as we can find out their names.

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Penn State Geospatial Technology Summer Camp

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Penn State is offering a summer camp for 12-18 year-olds to give kids hands-on experience with GIS, GPS, and other geospatial technologies. The camp will be held from July 31st-August 4th at Penn State’s University Park campus. I think this is a great idea, and I wish we could get something like that started here. […]

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URISA’s response to Geospatial LOB RFI

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URISA has posted their reponse to the Geospatial LOB RFI that was announced last month. Import Cartography links to the URISA pdf and talks a little about. In my distoriented state (recovering from the last day of conference activities and lack of sleep) I am not going to dip too deeply into their document. Instead […]

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Getting there is half the fun

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The New Yorker recently ran an interesting article entitled Annals of the Road: Getting There that looks at maps and mapping technologies from a few angles including riding in a Navteq ground-truthing vehicle. A different perspective than what you normally get as someone in the industry and well researched. An interesting read, but be sure […]

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Associations/Groups – American Congress on Survey and Mapping

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The American Congress on Survey and Mapping is made up of four member organizations, which serve as special interests groups including: The American Association for Geodetic Surveying – AAGS The Cartography and Geographic Information Society – CAGIS The Geographic and Land Information Society – GLIS The National Society of Professional Surveyors, Inc. – NSPS The […]

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Trying to Stop Extinction Before It Happens

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The BBC has an interesting article about a group trying to pinpoint speicies that might soon be candidates for extinction. The idea is that if you can identify a speicies in trouble before the critical point, you can save more of them (clearly). Apparently this group has identified 20 areas that are prime for human […]