The Geographic Information Gateway (Gateway) is a legislatively mandated (ECL Article 14…see section 14-0111, #4) ) data portal that is managed by the NY Department of State, Office of Planning and Development. It provides easy access to geospatial data for a broad spectrum of users from GIS professionals (published MapServices and download functionality) to decision-makers and the public with a map viewer and story maps.
Authoritative GIS data and tools should be easy to discover, understand and available for use by all. The ShareGIS Team has embarked on an initiative to build the ShareGIS environment in answer to the need for a statewide GIS Platform.
The GeoSpatial Data Act establishes a clear vision, assigns responsibility, provides authority and ensures oversight by Congress of federal geospatial activities. These improvements will help ensure that the United States is able to build and sustain a robust national spatial data infrastructure (NSDI). Support of this legislation is a critical step toward building more resilient communities by ensuring they will have access to the consistent high-quality data they need.
There’s a scene in Independence Day: Resurgence where Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel gets blown to bits. Hundreds of cars along the nearby Esplanade Bridge get sucked into the sky. It’s alien Armageddon.
But before extraterrestrials could destroy Singapore, Hollywood had to build its cityscape—a 3D version of it, at least.
As economic centers grow in size and importance, determining their boundaries has become more crucial. Where do you fall on the map?
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.
Let us show you how to find and use Census data for your everyday uses, including informing your business planning, supporting grant proposals and research projects, planning of local schools and hospitals, and much more!
Do you want to sharpen your GIS skills? Why don’t you take one or two online GIS courses this summer at Stony Brook University.
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.
In the past twenty-five years, Linux has grown and grown (and grown), overcoming resistance and legal threats from Microsoft and other proprietary-software vendors.