Latest version of MapInfo's flagship software offers redesigned user interface and access to open-source database.
NASA and a Japanese agency have released a digital topographical map that covers 99 percent of the Earth’s land mass, created from nearly 1.3 million images taken from NASA’s Terra spacecraft.
NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service will operate from the new facility when it opens in September 2010.
The Defense Department’s struggling to get a new generation of Global Positioning System satellites in orbit before aging satellites fail.
The Obama administration quickly established an information technology footprint during its first 100 days, driven by efforts to make information more easily available to the public.
Unisys has unveiled the Recovery Act Reporting Environment to help government agencies and recipients of economic stimulus funds meet reporting requirements.
An international panel led by NOAA expects fewer sunspots and storms than usual, but the strongest solar storm on record occurred during a below-average cycle.
The Global Positioning System is critical to our modern military, but delays in fielding a new generation of satellites to replace an aging constellation could mean an interruption of services as early as next year.
The Coast Guard can use maps of ocean surface currents to track probable paths of shipwreck victims and drifting lifeboats.
Microsoft earlier this week unveiled Stimulus360, while IT consulting firm Johnston McLamb applies its geospatial business intelligence expertise to stimulus tracking.
Citizens, nonprofit groups and companies are using Web 2.0 tools to present government data in ways agencies haven't been able to.
Maptitude 5.0 is surprisingly easy-to-use GIS mapping software for the non-GIS user.
The Open Geospatial Consortium is studying changes in the OpenGIS Web Services Common Standard, which specifies parameters and data structures used in Web operation requests and responses.
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre has come up with a quick and dirty method for determining the impact of earthquakes — by tracking the geographic locations of visitors to its Web site.
The village of Broughton, England, stood up to Google and its Street View cameras. But it couldn't stop an army of Twitterers.