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The Executive Order is the latest in a series of actions - started in 2009 - in support of increasing access to and transparency of government information. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) immediately followed with a Memorandum to the heads of all American executive departments and agencies requiring that they establish policies to promote the free and open availability of government data. The Memorandum makes information resources accessible, discoverable and usable by the public, with the aim to help fuel entrepreneurship, innovation and scientific discovery. The US government compares the open data policy with the free availability of weather data and GPS to anyone.
In a very appropriately titled session Taking Society's Pulse in Real-time at the Creating the Policy and Legal Framework for a Location-enabled Society conference in Boston, one item really got people's attention focussed on the issues that arise from combining location with personal data. TweetMap is a technology that visualizes a large number of tweets on a map of the world. This is not the first time I have seen tweets mapped.
SpatialNews.com Press Release MAPPS Commends Reintroduction of "Map It Once, Use It Many Times" Act in Congress Printer Friendly May 1, 2013, Reston, VA - MAPPS ( www.mapps.org ), the national association for private sector geospatial firms, today commended Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) for reintroducing H.R. 1604, the "Map It Once, Use It Many Times" Act on April 17. H.R. 1604 is intended to reform, consolidate, and reorganize federal geospatial activities.
Summary: After some years of hype about cloud computing in general, the geospatial technology sector is seeing the emergence of a variety of interesting cloud-based geospatial products and services. Andes Consulting principal, Ignacio Guerrero, reviews the landscape of “the geospatial cloud” to provide a sense of the current state of the art. The title of this article was borrowed from a recent posting in Directions Magazine on Key Resources on Geospatial Cloud Computing .
The Internet Map is a Google Map of the 350,000 largest websites in the world. The map was created by Ruslan Enikeev and the Russian creative agency Positive Communications. The circles on the map represent individual websites. The size of the circle is determined by website traffic, the larger the amount of traffic, the bigger the circle. The location of websites on the map is determined by the links between sites. The more traffic generated from links between different websites then the closer the websites are displayed on the map.
I have been hearing from a few people who now think the term “big data” caught on a little too fast. Nobody is fighting it and can’t anyway; the term is embedded in the data lexicon and will stick in magazine, vendor and analyst headlines for a good long time. That’s partly because the topics around the term are entirely valid and timely.
A few weeks ago, Mark Bowersox enlightened us on what is a PED . He also asked what TLA (three letter acronyms) confuse us. While I don’t find it confusing, EDU is a three letter string that is often on my mind.
An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company.
MineRP SpatialDash is all about making better and quicker business decisions by visually relating and analysing mining technical information from a variety of disciplines. If the attractiveness of the much hyped SpatialDB platform lies in the way it supports enterprise-wide standardisation and spatial data unification, then its value is multiplied tenfold when you start putting that data onto a visual canvas, and transforming it into information. MineRP’s SpatialDash is available in either two or three dimensional versions and is the most powerful web-based mining information analysis tool the industry has ever seen. SpatialDash is a browser-based application that allows users to perform in-depth analysis on spatial and relational data consolidated into one single two-dimensional, fully interactive view.
By Suzanne Kelly and Pam Benson
By Lance McKee The “ tragedy of the commons ” has become a widely understood concept.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) , Published Online 30 January 2012
404 Page not found Uh oh - you've "found" something that doesn't exist GIS Salary Survey Results GIS Lounge is running a quick survey to look at the state of GIS salaries.
A new Geospatial Centre for Biodiversity is being developed in Bolivia to “collect, assimilate, synthesize, distribute, and disseminate spatially explicit information and scientifically robust biodiversity knowledge to students, policy-makers, and the public to promote the sustainable management of Bolivia’s biodiversity as natural capital.” The new centre is being developed by Cranfield University alongside the Noel Kempff Mercado Museum of Natural History in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. With this information Bolivia hopes to protect their species diversity against the pressures of climate change and population. The project will mainly collect the wealth of information of plant and animal life, and digitize that into a Web-based platform open to Bolivia and the world.