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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

This came to me via Len Bundra, the IT/GIS Director for the Tom's River, New Jersey Municipal Utilitiy Authority (TRMUA):

TRMUA's GIS Website has been Updated to included latest Hurricane Sandy imagery from the NOAA Remote Sensing Division:
….The Imagery is available for the barrier island areas of Toms River Twp…

For  anyone outside the TRMUA's Office Network use this link:

Or they can navigate to it from the bottom of the GIS Page on TRMUA's Website

Please note - you can turn layers "on" and "off" to compare imagery, remove parcels layers, Etc…
You need to "Zoom In" for the imagery layers to appear.

Below ... From Mr. Bundra ... "One block out of hundreds in our community…"



Editor's Note: Information and images published with permission, TRMUA.

by Joe Francica on 12/04 at 07:31 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Google launched an update to the Google Maps Android API on Tuesday. It gives developers the ability to use "Google’s comprehensive, accurate and useful maps to build beautiful Android apps" including support for vector-based maps and navigating 2D and 3D views. Among the requested features in this release: 

  • More dynamic and flexible UI designs for large screen Android devices, such as tablets, using Android Fragments
  • Adding more Google Maps layers in their apps including satellite, hybrid, terrain, traffic and now indoor maps for many major airports and shopping centers
  • The ability to create markers and info windows with less code

There's a 26 minute video at the link below.

- Lat Long Blog

Tyhpoon Pablo hit The Phillippines Tuesday with the number of dead rising by the hour. This crisis map shows the typhoon track, landslide- and flood-prone areas, areas under public storm warning signals and was posted by days before damage would occur.

- GMA News

- Lat/Long Blog

by Adena Schutzberg on 12/04 at 05:50 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

OSGeo announces the establishment of the Open Source Geospatial Research and Education (OSGeoREL) Laboratory in the Czech Republic at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague. The laboratory is one of the members of a worldwide network developed under the auspices of the ICA-OSGeo Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

- announcement

Anne Kelly Knowles of Middlbury College won a Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award. She uses GIS technology to change our view of history

- Smithsonian

The final deadline for registration for the National Geographic Bee has been extended to December 14, 2012. After October 15, the registration fee increased to $120. School level Bees can be held up to January 15, 2013. Go to get complete information and other dates and deadlines.

via NCGE

In the endorsement dept:

NCGE endorsed the United States Geography Challenge (never heard of it, but it's the US qualifier for 2013 International Geography Olympiad) via 

- press release

UPS endorsed the AAG's geography education resolution via @theaag. That's the 21st Fortune500 company. I wonder if Congressmen count those when reading such resolutions. 

- resolution

- endorsements


by Adena Schutzberg on 12/04 at 04:10 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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