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Farmingdale State College – Assistant Professor – Geography

Farmingdale State College – Assistant Professor – Geography

Farmingdale State College invites applications for a tenured track Assistant Professor in Geography. The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in cartography, geographic information systems, and human and physical geography. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop and teach advanced courses in one or more of the following areas: geovisualization and remote sensing; spatial databases; cartographic design; resource management; urban planning; disaster planning/homeland security; environmental security; open source GIS; web mapping or web-based GIS with mobile computing/location-based services.

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.