To further the advancement of the geospatial tradecraft, USGIF is dedicated to assist promising students studying GEOINT, geospatial sciences, and related fields.
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The U.S. Census Bureau will be providing a Technical Workshop on the Local Update of Census Addresses ( LUCA ) Program on Tuesday, Dec 5th
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?
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.
The crash in oil prices has taken its toll. The number of rigs drilling for oil and gas in the U.S. is plunging toward the lowest level in more than 75 years of records. The animated map shows the deployment of rigs over five years, culminating in the collapse of almost 75 percent of the rig count.
Across the globe, governments use GIS to move communities toward healthier, more resilient, and safer outcomes. From actions as simple as optimizing routes for field workers, to visualizing policy impacts and developing intelligent transportation systems, GIS supports governments at all levels—local, state, and national.