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National Research Council Report: Future U.S. Workforce for Geospatial Intelligence

Today the National Research Council released a report titled Future U.S. Workforce for Geospatial Intelligence. I'm going to stipulate lots of smart people were involved; I recognized just a few names of geographers. Oddly, one of the reviewers was one of my chemistry professors at the University of Chicago (R Stephen Berry).  The task of the committee numbered...



The Origins of High Resolution Civilian Satellite Imaging - Part 1: An Overview

The following article is excerpted from the first chapter from the book by Dr. Christoper Lavers, "Recent Developments in Remote Sensing for Human Disaster Management and Mitigation- Natural and Man-made 2013 - Spotlight on Africa." This particular chapter is entitled "The Origins of High Resolution Civilian Satellite Imaging" and will be presented in three parts....



OpenStreetMap Groups across United States Rally for Jan. 26 “Edit-a-Thon”

Open-source mapping project schedules another of its popular map marathons WASHINGTON, D.C.-Jan. 21, 2013-The U.S. chapter of OpenStreetMap (OSM), the worldwide open-source mapping project, will hold another of its popular mapping marathons, called an "Edit-a-thon," on January 26, 2013.   Groups across the country have signed up,...



Intergraph Launches Geospatial 2013 World Tour

  January 18, 2013 HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Intergraph® announces the launch of the Intergraph Geospatial 2013 world tour. The first event took place last week in Calcutta, India, with another large event planned in conjunction with India Geospatial Forum on January 21, 2013. Additional events are planned throughout India, with the world tour...



ERDAS APOLLO 2013 Available as Part of Intergraph Geospatial 2013

  January 16, 2013 HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Intergraph® announces the release of ERDAS APOLLO 2013 as part of Intergraph Geospatial Portfolio 2013. ERDAS APOLLO 2013 is a comprehensive data management, analysis and delivery system allowing organizations to easily catalog, search, discover, process, and securely disseminate massive volumes of both...



IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Announces Plans for 2013 Data Fusion Contest

  Recently, the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society announced plans for its 2013 Data Fusion Contest. The Contest, which helps connecting students and researchers around the world, evaluates existing methodologies at the research or operational level to solve remote sensing problems using data from various sensors.   The Contest is...



Florida County Needs GIS Volunteers and other Government GIS News

The Hernando County Property Appraiser's Office is seeking volunteer assistance with its Geographic Information System project. Those with computer experience, particularly with Arc GIS [sic], are preferred. Volunteers may contribute up to 30 hours per week, as their schedules permit. - Tampa Bay Times The Self-Defense Forces, police and the Japan Coast Guard's...



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