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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Geney Terry will serve as Chair in 2011. Ms. Terry is the Urban Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) Delegate to COGO. Ms. Terry was the URISA COGO Delegate for 2008 and 2009. She has been a GIS Analyst for El Dorado County, California since 1993. She will serve as Chair-Elect in 2010, with her duties as Chair commencing on January 1, 2011.

I found the news release from COGO on the NSGIC Blog, but not on the COGO (URISA) site.

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/23 at 09:44 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The USGS will host a congressional briefing on how the Landsat program provides impartial, authoritative information about land conditions for use in agriculture, forestry, regional planning, education, and global change research.

Tony Willardson, Western States Water Council
Randy Wynne, Virginia Tech
Bryant Cramer, Associate Director, Geography, U.S. Geological Survey

2325 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. Friday, March 26, 2010, 10:00 a.m.

Senator Tim Johnson
Senator John Thune
Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin

Host:  ASPRS

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/23 at 09:01 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Now it appears the alleged scamming by NYC taxi drivers suggesting $8.3 million in overpayments may have been exaggerated. It seems that many cabbies switched to the higher rate (perhaps by accident when trying to stop the meter) only after the taxi stopped at its destination. Thus, no “higher cost” miles were added.  Thus, overpayments may have been very few.

That information comes from Taxi and Limousine Commission chair Matthew W. Daus, who testified at a City Council hearing on Monday,

- NY Times City Blog


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by Adena Schutzberg on 03/23 at 08:15 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Update: The map for 2010 returns is now online. So far: 13%.

- OhMyGov
- press release

——Original Post 3/10/10——

A new map from the Census lets you look at your local area or state’s response rate in the 2000 census. This is meant to spur all American’s to respond to the upcoming mailings to do better in 2010.

It’s also a great tool for local papers to highlight the situation there, just as the Post and Courier did.

via Post and Courier

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/23 at 08:01 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

I’m actually ok with Anderson Cooper 360 as the name of that news personality’s show on CNN. I confess that I never liked Fareed Zakaria GPS with since the GPS reference made no sense to me for this internationally-focused talk show.. Enter: John King, USA. I guess that’s ok, especially since he is king of the Magic Wall, which joins him on the set, per WaPo:

Also present: “My old friend the Magic Wall,” the giant abracadabra touch screen that has become the hallmark of whiz-bang gadgetry. (Fact: The Magic Wall has its own producer. There is someone whose job is dedicated to the care and keeping of the Magic Wall.)

- Media Bistro

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/23 at 07:53 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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