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Thursday, October 11, 2012

The program comes with access to all of the president's executive orders, speeches, approved acts, and White House press releases, among other documents.

The new, free app, officlally, the Presidents Document app, is a Web app, meaning you access it via your browser and do not download it from any marketplace. The Government Printing Office and National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register (OFR) are behind the app. The Printing Office has authored two other apps:  the fiscal year 2013 Budget app and a Mobile Member guide of Congresspeople.

This is the first time GPO has enabled an app with a geolocation feature providing users with access to the most recent content near their location

The cool part: maps are OSM from MapQuest! 

press release (pdf, why?) via GovTech

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/11 at 06:15 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Intergraph just announced [Oct 10] that it has donated free educational software licenses of both ERDAS IMAGINE and GeoMedia to all 25 recipients of the 2012 United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) scholarship awards.

- Trajectory Magazine, press release via @gotgeoint

The Columbia Area Career Center provides highschool and adult students with technical training. We serve Columbia, Missouri and the surrounding area. It just got new (unnamed) GIS software.

This GIS software is the worldwide industry standard, giving students who master its use an advantage in future jobs and internships.

- CACC Blog

UNC's Odum Institute is offering what appear to be free, open to the public introductory workshops on QGIS and GRASS later this month.

Scott Madry

This will be the first of two, 2-hour hands-on workshops using the QGIS and GRASS open source GIS packages. This first workshop will begin with an overall introduction to the “OSGEO Stack” of open source GIS tools, including QGIS, GRASS, R and other tools. Then we will explore the QGIS software, which can run on Windows, Mac or Linux environments, and includes vector, raster, georegistration, cartographic production and other capabilities, all using ESRI shapefiles as the basic data structure. Registration is not required.
01 Manning Hall
October 25, 2012 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Scott Madry

The second 2-hour workshop will cover the GRASS GIS package, which is included in the QGIS download and can be used either as a set of integrated tools in the QGIS environment, or run as the stand-alone GRASS package. GRASS is the original open source GIS package, and is a very powerful and integrated GIS, image processing, spatial analysis, visualization and modeling environment. The first hour of the workshop will use GRASS within the QGIS environment, where data can be used as GRASS files in the same environment as QGIS shapefiles, and can be converted easily between the two. In the second hour we will use GRASS in its stand-alone configuration. Extensive, hands-on exercises that can be continued after the workshops will be made available, as well as information on how to download the software and training datasets, and other resources. Registration is not required. 
01 Manning Hall
November 01, 2012 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

- info via @mapserving

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/11 at 06:05 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The Community Liveability Guide has been developed by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in partnership with the Qld Department of Communities, Council of the Ageing Queensland (COTAQ) and Gold Coast City Council and is available on

The guide give planners insights into keeping the eldery, mobile. This insights come from a study.

The research involved 48 older residents who kept daily travel diaries, were tracked using GPS and GIS technology over the seven-day research period and participated in follow-up in-depth interviews.

- QUT News

Health officials say 76 medical facilities in 23 states received the contaminated steroid injections from NECC. A list of the 76 affected medical facilities is on the CDC's website at


THE World Health Organization (WHO) represented by Dr Owen Kaluwa yesterday handed over Geographical Information System (GIS) based patient mapping equipment to  the National TB Unit under Ministry of Health [Swaziland] at an event held at the National TB Hospital in Manzini. ...

The equipment handed over yesterday included four units of desk top computers, ten units of the GISequipment valued at E150 000. 

The vision is the GIS will help with patient track and follow up care. It's unclear how the GIS will be used to do that.

- Swazi Observer

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/11 at 05:05 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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