Mapping the Universe

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If you think it’s ambitious to map the entire earth, check out the Sloan Digital Sky Survey According to their website: “the Sloan Digital Sky Survey is the most ambitious astronomical survey project ever undertaken. The survey will map in detail one-quarter of the entire sky, determining the positions and absolute brightnesses of more than […]

GITA on workforce readiness grant

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Glenn over at GISUser spoke with Bob Samborski, Executive President of GITA, on the DOL funding workforce readiness. Mr Samborski outlined 5 key steps for conducting this study. “1. Getting a grip on understanding geospatial and defining it 2. Communication and public outreach – this approach will serve to identify what kinds of skills are […]

Green Map System

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According to their website, ” The Green Map System (GMS) is a locally adaptable, globally shared framework for environmental mapmaking.” Basically, it’s a collaborative worldwide project that is collecting Green Map projects together on one website and also offers tips and examples on using Green Maps in local community planning and education. They’ve already got […]

WebMap widget

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The writing frenzy has ended for now, so on to the promised widget. The widget is for use with Konfabulator/Yahoo! Widgets (which must be installed before trying to use this widget). The WebMap widget allows you to search on an address to find a location and choose from existing map services, or a custom map […]

More on USGS mapping consolidation

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I saw a link to this article from Federal Computer Weekly over on The Map Room and, while a number of blogs, including ours, have previously covered the consolidation of USGS mapping activities in Denver, this article talks a little bit more about the implications of the move.

Google Maps could aid terrorists, says Indian President

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This has pretty much been an ongoing debate in the GIS community ever since the WTC bombings. Google’s offereings pretty much brings this debate into a more open arena. What’s interesting is that the we’re seeing a larger group of countries from different regions beginning to complain. This issue is just going to get bigger […]