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Monday, September 26, 2011

The controversy continues to play out in the press (and I guess make lots of money for the company's PR firm, Burson-Marsteller). Today an open letter to all Americans appears in major papers explaining the company's position. 

- press release

by Adena Schutzberg on 09/26 at 04:42 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

ArcWatch has a nice description of what is to come in AGOL subscriptions (a write-up of what I heard at Esri for the most part) and provides these packaging and release details (but no pricing):

The new functionality offered as part of the subscription will be accessible through ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop, the ArcGIS map viewer, and ArcGIS Explorer Online. Organizations will be able to purchase monthly or annual subscriptions based on the number of users, storage capacity, and page views.

ArcGIS Online subscriptions will be in beta in fall 2011. To learn more, register for a free webinar to be held on December 6, 2011.

(I don't subscribe to ArcWatch, an e-mail newsletter; I'd love to see an RSS feed or Twitter account for it.)

by Adena Schutzberg on 09/26 at 03:32 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cadastral Survey Program is responsible for theofficial boundary surveys of all federal-interest lands in the United States, which is over 700 million acres, nationwide. The Public Land Survey System is the foundation for many survey-based geographic information systems.

BLM is providing updated downloadable PLSS data called the Cadastral NationalSpatial Data Infrastructure (CadNSDI) that complies with the latest Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) guideline for PLSS data.

The CadNSDI dataset is being distributed as statewide file geodatabases. Alternate sources of PLSS data will continue to be served mainly in the western states where BLM is the data steward or the data is from a trusted source. In the future, BLM plans to provide the CadNSDI data by county and user-defined areas of interest. We will continue to distribute the Legacy PLSS data until further notice. PLSS Map Services will continue to the use the legacy PLSS format.

- GeoCommunicator via Nancy Von Meyer

- handbook (pdf)

by Adena Schutzberg on 09/26 at 03:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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