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Monday, March 19, 2012

After detailing how officials want citizen input on the new district proposal for Montana, there's a rather scary discussion of how ot access the maps in Google Map and Google Earth. That would be enough to put me off looking any further.

- Billings Gazette

An interactive map that is meant to make it more user-friendly for the residents of the RM [Rural Municipality] of East St. Paul [Manitoba, CA] to access municipal information is nearing completion after over two-years of hard work.

The recreation map looks like an ArcGIS.com template implementation.

- Selkirk Journal

From the City of Greenville, S.C. GIS Division with support from the City’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Greenville County Recreation District comes an interactive map and mobile app of the Swamp Rabbit Trail. The includes data on ATM's, bathrooms and parking places along the 13.5 mile route. It runs via ArcGIS.com and requires the download for use on mobile devices. The sources on the basemap read:

Sources: Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, TomTom, Intermap, iPC, USGS, FAO, NPS, NRCAN, GeoBase, IGN, Kadaster NL, Ordnance Survey, Esri Japan, METI, Esri China (Hong Kong), and the GIS User Community

I wonder how well the general public will take ot these ArcGIS.com based maps. 

- TrTribune.com

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/19 at 04:34 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Remembe that resolution that the fomer secreteraries of state and other geographic bigwigs signed last summer (press release)? Google has signed on, too.

- AAG via @theAAG

Santa Barbara based Maps.com, a leading provider of mapping products and services; donated over fifty maps to schools in Tanzania, Africa as part of an effort to improve the country’s education system. 

This is a joint effort with the student-initiated non-profit organization One Heart Source (OHS), whose mission is to provide high quality education, specifically with regard to health issues such as HIV/AIDS, to rural areas in Tanzania.

- press release

WTS International, the association for women in transportation, has received a signed memorandum of understanding from the US Department of Transportation allowing their federal employees to participate in a mentorship program WTS has created for chapters across the country called "Transportation YOU." The MOU validates the call from all corners of the White House to get our nation's kids involved in STEM-related fields to serve them and the US as infrastructure needs continue to evolve.

- e-mail from WTS International sent with press release

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/19 at 03:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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