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USDA Announces Atlas of Rural and Small Town America

The Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America, developed by USDA’s Economic Research Service, provides county-level mapping of over 60 statistical indicators depicting conditions and trends across...

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LBS Tidbits

Loqly (free) for iPhone is a location-based, real-time Q&A service designed to answer one's questions about local businesses. - The Next Web So we’re happy to announce that Google Maps...

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Royal Academy: Society May Be Dangerously over-reliant on GPS

The argument is not only about individuals following them too closely but also about how so many financial transactions depend on GPS timing for timestamps. The report from the Royal Academy of...

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China Redoubling Efforts Against Illegal Map Services

Authorities are looking for maps that violate Chinese laws per Xu Deming, Director General of the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping (SBSM). At the launch ceremony of the National Geographic...

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Health GIS Tidbits

"This study points out the potential effects of traffic-related air pollution on respiratory health status, including lung function impairment." If you live closer to a road, the self...

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Supreme Court Upholds Resident’s Right to Navy Maps, Rules Against FOIA Exemption

The Supreme Court rejected the government's use of an exemption in the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to keep maps from the public. A Washington state resident wants Navy maps relating...

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International GIS Tidbits

Europe A European network [EGNOS] to complement signals sent by the U.S. GPS satellite navigation constellation was declared certified March 2 for use by European civil-aviation authorities,...

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Nokia Sells Commercial Licensing, Services of Qt

Qt is a user interface framework used in Nokia Symbian and Meego phone operating systems. The licensing/services bit is being sold to Digia, a 1600 person tech company based in Finland, who says it...

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GIS Developer/API Tidbits

Organizations that need to map sensitive or private data will appreciate can use Google's new Protected Map Layer. It's only for Maps API Premier customers. They put their client ID into...

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Two New Cultural Maps for NYC: Museum Freebies and Sharing Cultural Lessons Learned

Two new websites are harnessing the power of online mapping to aid the arts. For consumers, the just-launched IHeartNYMuseums.com collects the sometimes elusive information on free-admission times...

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