Long Island GIS Spring 2015 User Conference on April 30th, 2015 at Brookhaven National Lab in Berkner Hall (Bldg 488) It’s easy to register and best of all – it’s FREE! CLICK here to Register Special Note: Bring ID as you must sign in at the front gate and obtain a visitors pass to gain access. *Outside […]
Hands-on exhibit combining a real sandbox, and virtual topography
PrecisionHawk Inc., Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) manufacturer and Aerial Data Processing and Analysis Company, today announced a solution, known as LATAS (Low Altitude Tracking and Avoidance System,) for the safe integration of drones into the National Airspace.
If the National Park Service’s absurd interpretation of their regulations stands, individuals flying drones in national parks may face six months of imprisonment and/or a $5,000 fine. The fine and jail time were announced today by a National Park Service spokesperson. That’s a big problem because the National Park Service […]
The FAA is investigating New York City realtors who are using drones to document properties. They’ve also issued guidelines saying the use of model aircraft (drones) by farmers is unlawful. The guidance is the next absurd step in the never ending saga of government agencies that can’t figure out how to regulate new technology.
Jack Dangermond, founder of the 45-year-old mapping software company Esri, thinks every businessperson needs more geospatial awareness. In Jack Dangermond’s world, an interactive map is worth 100 charts. He’s biased, of course. The privately-held geographic information systems (GIS) company that Dangermond founded 45 years ago with his wife—Esri, or Environmental […]
Susan Cutter, a geography professor at the University of South Carolina, discusses the use of GIS in emergency management and the ‘why of the where’ when working with maps. Read more…..
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri, two of the most authoritative mapping sources in the country, have partnered to put the rich tapestry of US historical maps into the hands of everyone. The USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer app brings to life more than 178,000 maps dating from […]