Protecting the ‘invisible utility’ of GPS

The nation must be prepared not just for disruption of GPS signals, but for the cascading effects that disruption would have across sectors.

To address racial inequity, many leaders are starting with a map

GIS helps policymakers visualize inequality and identify where community needs are greatest, prodding society to more equitable outcomes.

NGA eyes expanding homeland security info with business data

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency wants geolocation data on U.S. business operating in sectors considered essential to U.S. homeland security.

Can USPS cash in on its geolocation data?

The U.S. Postal Service is looking at creating new address and geospatial services to expand its revenue streams.

NSA warns of exposing location data

In a cybersecurity advisory, the National Security Agency warned mobile device users that they could be inadvertently revealing their location and risking missions.

How will states safely reopen parks? Tennessee has a plan

Staff at Tennessee State Parks built GIS apps to assess risk to visitors and staff, keep the governor’s office informed and alert the public to changes in parks’ status.

Could 5G cause GPS problems?

DOD technology officials blasted a FCC decision to allow a commercial wireless firm to come online despite possible interference with GPS transmissions.

Demographic, economic census data for COVID-19 response

The Census Bureau has launched a resource page that highlights demographic and economic data decision-makers can use for more effective response to the pandemic.

Quantum entanglement could take GPS to the next level

Engineers say it’s possible to connect a network of sensors through quantum entanglement, opening a door to unprecedented levels of sensitivity in GPS navigation, medical imaging and astronomy.

New technologies power geospatial solutions in public safety

LiDAR-based technologies can help public-safety agencies prepare for and respond to emergencies, ultimately saving lives and property.

Seattle maps transportation construction projects

The city's Transportation Department has turned a back-office tool that maps construction projects inside-out, letting residents of and visitors receive notifications about work that could affect their travel plans.

Why mobility data should be treated as PII

Geospatial data can become personally identifiable information, so cities must reconcile the competing goals of access and privacy with the need to securely share data, a new report says.

NASA to test deep space atomic clock

The space agency will be conducting a year-long test of its toaster-sized deep space atomic clock, designed to make sure spacecraft can navigate accurately and autonomously on journeys to Mars and beyond.

Infusing intelligence into enterprise asset management

Modern EAM systems integrated with GIS, mobile and automation capabilities can help reduce downtimes, minimize asset replacement costs and improve overall city services.

Creating a smarter digital reality for smart cities

Fusing geographic data with business information can transform domain knowledge and customer workflows into connected and digital-first ecosystems.

DARPA looks to robots for underground navigation

The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's SubT Integration Exercise asks teams to quickly and remotely map, navigate and search underground environments.

Why paper maps still matter in the digital age

The accuracy of digital maps depends entirely on their level of detail, fact-checking and update frequencies.