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GIS Specialist WANTED – US Census Bureau

GIS Specialist WANTED – US Census Bureau

Responsible for reviewing and analyzing geographic methodology, operations, and procedures. Provides advice and assistance to state, tribal and local governments on questions related to Census Bureau geographic programs. Attends staff and regional meetings, and participates in discussions related to geographic planning and/or operational activities. Uses GIS software to import and export local map and address digital files.

Why Google and car companies are about to spend billions mapping American roads

Why Google and car companies are about to spend billions mapping American roads

Creating detailed and comprehensive maps is difficult in the sense that it takes a lot of work, but it’s not a hard technical problem. Google has already done it for roads around their corporate headquarters in Mountain View and some of its competitors likely already have the same capabilities. Expanding these maps nationally doesn’t require a conceptual breakthrough, it just takes money — and Google has a lot of money.