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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Why was the deadline for the A-76 pushed up until July 10? Barbara Wainman, USGS Communications Director does not know.

No, I can’t tell you the reason for the extension. I don’t know whether it was Denver or Rolla that requested it. My guess is the (Source Selection Evaluation Board) has pushed it back. They may not be ready.

She does know that USGS officials will meet this week to explore Jo Ann Emerson’s most recent proposal to drop the A-76 and fund both Rolla and Denver.

- Rolla Daily Times

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/12 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

I just happen to be in State College, PA this week and learned of two educational offerings of interest. First for the young people, a very accessibly priced camp (via a local paper):

The third annual Penn State Geospatial Technology Summer Camp, to be held July 30-Aug. 3 at Penn State’s University Park campus, will allow 12- to 18-year-old youth to have hands-on fun with high-tech global positioning systems and computers. At the same time, participants will address real-world challenges and develop skills that they can use immediately in their communities, says Stewart Bruce senior extension associate in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.

For those with a bachelors looking to extend their knowledge, an online GEOINT certificate program is expected to launch in the fall.

The Postbaccalaureate Certificate Program in Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) helps current and aspiring analysts to combine spatial thinking, information literacy, and geospatial technology skills with knowledge of cultural and political geography and a commitment to ethical practice. The Program is designed for working professionals who are only able to study part-time and at a distance.

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/12 at 04:44 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

This week’s Directions on the News podcast explores the criteria for buying a desktop mapping system. Joe Francica runs through a check list of items that are important in considering a desktop solution for products in the $250 to $2,500 range. There are some extremely capable systems on the market and this podcast looks at the functionality. (Prices provided where available.)

The podcast is 12 minutes long and was recorded on June 11, 2007.

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by Adena Schutzberg on 06/12 at 01:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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