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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Esri Communications writes:

Follow the Olympic torch’s journey around the British Isles enables you to do just that: Trace its progress day-to-day, and view Flickr photos of current and previous days’ events. The torch is currently in Wales, on day 11 of its 70-day journey.
by Adena Schutzberg on 05/31 at 08:45 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Here is a video of the U.S. Congressional hearing on H.R. 2168, the "Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act." The hearing was conducted on Thursday May 17 at 10:00 a.m. at the 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was conducted by the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

by Joe Francica on 05/31 at 05:56 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

All U.S. citizens are eligible to enter the "My American Landscape: A Space Chronicle of Change" contest. Winners will be announced on July 23 at a Landsat Program anniversary news conference in Washington, which will be carried live on NASA Television. The submissions deadline is Wednesday, June 6. It celebrates the 40th anniversary of the United States' Landsat Earth-observing program and winners receive customized satellite views of changing local landscapes.

To enter the contest, send NASA an email describing the local landscape changes you are interested in where you live, and what you hope to learn about them from Landsat's four-decades of observations from space. Scientists will review the Landsat data archive for the six areas selected and show the changes observed at the July 23 event.

More information on the contest and details on how to enter.  

- Tech Announcement (no, it was not a press release...and it was released the Friday before Memorial Day...)

Here's a contest you can help someone else win. The Youngstown Parks Department is vying for a chance to win $100,000 to help revamp Wick Park, a landmark on the city's North Side. The contest  "America Is Your Park" is sponsored by Coca-Cola and is based on online votes.

Among the improvements Robert Burke, Youngstown's Director of Parks and Recreation would like to see: "A G.I.S. system for the tree survey, surveying trees, new benches, revamp the sidewalk. Some of the sidewalks are in disrepair."

How can you help?

G to and click on the foursquare tab to earn Wick Park an extra 100 points. There is no limit to amount of votes that can be cast.


They Draw and Travel is having a contest for artists who make maps. First prize is $1000 and five second prizes are for $200.

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The North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) is sponsoring the 14th Annual Student Dynamic Map Competition to promote cartographic excellence and innovation in this versatile medium. There are two categories: narrative and interactive. Students in certificate, grad or undergrad programs anywhere in the world are eligible. First place in each category receives $500. Submissions are due Sept 14, 2012.

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by Adena Schutzberg on 05/31 at 03:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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