A viral video released in late October asked a straightforward question that any grade schooler should be able to answer: Who owns the Statue of Liberty – New York or New Jersey? As it turns out, the answer is not as simple as saying “New York” and moving on.
Part 1 – List of 600+ government ArcGIS servers with open data Earlier this year I posted two pdf files with internet addresses for federal and state ArcGIS servers with open data. That work has now been combined into a single pdf file. In addition, internet addresses for various regional, […]
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The Kids’ Well-being Indicators Clearinghouse (KWIC), developed by CCF, is designed to advance the use of children’s health, education and well-being indicators as a tool for policy development, planning, and accountability. Interactive and online since 2002.
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.
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.