Geospatial group OKs Web symbol mapping specs

The Open Geospatial Consortium has approved two new specifications aimed at standardizing the architecture of geospatial applications to ensure greater interoperability.

Certifiably geospatial

The U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation has launched a certification program for universities and colleges.

Mapping the 'new normal'

Technique | After Katrina, a Louisiana health bureau employs GIS to chart and improve medical coverage in rural areas.

Boeing won't take no for an answer on IGPS

Despite uncertain funding, Boeing officials remain bullish about potentially groundbreaking technology the aerospace firm is developing to enhance the functionality of conventional Global Positioning System services.

Michael Jones | Geospatial Democracy

GCN Interview: Michael Jones, Google Earth's chief technologist who also oversses Google Maps and the company's local search service, talks about what goes into applications such as StreetView and the democratization of geospatial data.

Simplified data access for Google Earth Enterprise

An enhancement to the Google Earth Enterprise mapping system allows users to view geospatial data in two-dimensional format from the product on a Web browser.

Taking it to the streets

With Web-based geomapping tools getting better almost by the day, agencies find new ways to organize their data and make it available.

Exploring the geoWeb

Candid cameras

In addition to offering slick and powerful new applications, the geoWeb brings new challenges to privacy.

Navy taps Harris for digital aircraft maps

The moving map computers to be installed in Navy jets and helicopters will give a graphical presentation of the aircraft's position and the relative positions of targets, threats and terrain.

NGA announces geospatial grant winners

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency University Research Initiative grants are aimed at spurring research at universities in geospatial science and related areas.

Real road maps

With the GeoPDF plug-in, the Army Corps of Engineers gives soldiers in the field access to geospatial information.

Storm brews over QuikSCAT satellite

What to do about an aging weather satellite has roiled the National Hurricane Center.

Leica Titan beta offers geospatial data sharing

Program's instant messenger functionality lets users publish, access data on the Web.

Chicago GIS project goes to team of contractors

The city of Chicago has awarded the development project of a comprehensive geographic information system for its water system to a team of contractors.

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