Pulse

Pulse

  • USGS: 18 million electronic maps downloaded

    USGS: 18 million electronic maps downloaded

    More than 18 million US Topo quadrangles and Historic Topographic Maps have been downloaded in the past six years from the USGS Store or The National Map Viewer.

  • Raising the bar on smartcards for physical access

    Raising the bar on smartcards for physical access

    New guidance from the Smart Card Alliance could speed and standardize procurements of physical access control systems.

  • NYC launches portal for city agency reports

    NYC launches portal for city agency reports

    New York City is now making city agency reports available in one consolidated hub.

  • Atlantic cod

    NOAA partners with fisherman to save cod populations

    The unusual partnership combines fishermen’s experience with unmanned underwater vehicles to locate and protect spawning clusters of cod.

  • IBM opens network tech testing facilities

    IBM opens network tech testing facilities

    Two new Network Innovation Centers aim to help customers explore software-defined networking, network functions virtualization and other emerging cloud technologies.

  • CIS offers pre-hardened resources for Amazon cloud

    CIS offers pre-hardened resources for Amazon cloud

    The Center for Internet Security’s Amazon Machine Images will enable organizations to reduce time, cost and risk in their cloud deployments.

  • What’s new at Data.gov

    What’s new at Data.gov

    Data.gov has incorporated third-party tools for data visualization and built a Help Desk feature based on the Open311 specification.

  • 3D printed weather stations predict flash floods

    3D printed weather stations predict flash floods

    USAID is using 3D printers to build weather stations to better predict flash floods in underdeveloped nations.

  • New York State introduces open gov API

    New York State introduces open gov API

    The New York Attorney General announced the state will create an application programming interface for access to the state’s open government database.

  • Landsat 8 data free on Amazon cloud

    Landsat 8 data free on Amazon cloud

    Amazon’s AWS cloud will host up to 85,000 scenes from the Landsat 8 satellite.