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18
Aug

Building a National Data Sharing Infrastructure

In March, 2014, URISA published the first in what is intended to be a series of occasional GIS Management Institute® discussion papers. “A Distributed Model for Effective National Geospatial Data Management: Building a National Data Sharing Infrastructure,” by Jim Sparks (State of Indiana GIO), Philip Worrall (Indiana Geographic Information Council Executive Director), and Kevin Mickey (Indiana University Polis Center Geospatial Education Director). Read moreRead more

6
May
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Geospatial Revolution: Episode 4

Learn more about the Geospatial Revolution Project from Penn State Public Broadcasting. Read moreRead more

6
May
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Geospatial Revolution: Episode 3

Learn more about the Geospatial Revolution Project from Penn State Public Broadcasting.

6
May
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Geospatial Revolution: Episode 2

Learn more about the Geospatial Revolution Project from Penn State Public Broadcasting.

19
Apr
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Maps In Modern Web Design: Showcase and Examples from Smashing Magazine

In a world where digital mapping is exploding, Zach Dunn offers an excellent review of different types of web maps and their various purposes. Read moreRead more

14
Apr
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7 Billion and Counting

National Geographic magazine has kicked off a year-long series of articles related to humanity’s remarkable growth spurt, with the first story focusing on the consequences of hitting 7 billion humans later this year and the basics of demography. Read moreRead more

12
Apr
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Archive of Artistic Shaded Relief Online

If you love older maps for their uniquely hand-crafted style, you are really going to love this new resource – Shaded Relief Archive. Read moreRead more

5
Apr

Save the Data – Stop Transparency Cutbacks

Some of the most important technology programs that keep Washington accountable are in danger of being eliminated. Read moreRead more

5
Apr

The Geographic Inequalities of Broadband in Indiana


Indiana is participating in the National Broadband Program as a multi-year, multi-agency effort to map areas in the state that are currently served by the state’s 170+ broadband providers. The results from this will be integrated into a national broadband availability map, and will provide a solid foundation for future broadband deployment efforts at the state and national level.

“Broadband access supports our economy, attracts businesses, and enables Indiana to be globally competitive.  It improves the quality of life for Hoosiers through better communication and learning,” says Jim Sparks Indiana Geographic Information Officer regarding Indiana’s participation. Read moreRead more

1
Feb

On River Maps « somethingaboutmaps

Daniel Huffman of somethingaboutmaps has posted his stylish series of river maps, done in the style of Harry Beck‘s famous London Underground design. Read moreRead more