geospatial data

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GeoMOOSE - The Open Source - Common Operating Picture Software

Steve | EPC Updates | June 27, 2013

Yesterday's post pointed out there is a growing body of Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) that can be used for disaster preparedness and response. One such program is GeoMOOSE [...]. Read More »

Africa: 'Misguided' Nations Lock Up Valuable Geospatial Data

Staff Writer | allAfrica.com | January 15, 2014

Many governments, particularly those in low-income countries, are "shooting themselves in the foot" by failing to give research and development communities open access to their caches of geospatial data, experts have warned. Read More »

Asia Foundation At Google’s Big Tent On Open Data, Disasters

Michelle Chang Rodriguez | The Asia Foundation | June 27, 2013

On July 2 in Sendai, Japan, nearly a year and a half after the tragic earthquake and tsunami devastated the region, The Asia Foundation will participate in a Google conference to examine using open data in disaster relief. [...] Read More »

Big Data The NASA Way

Sarah Putt | PC Advisor | October 30, 2012

When the Curiosity rover arrived on Mars two months ago it was just about the best public relations exercise that NASA could have hoped for, short of actually landing a human on the red planet. Read More »

CIA Invests In Geodata Expert OpenGeo

Derrick Harris | GigaOM | July 18, 2013

Summary: In-Q-Tel, the strategic investment arm of the U.S. intelligence community, has put money into an open source geospatial-data startup called OpenGeo. Read More »

Data.gov Moving To An Open Source Platform

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | December 19, 2012

The team that manages Data.gov is well on its way to making the government data repository open source using a new back-end called the Open Government Platform, officials said during a Web discussion Wednesday. Read More »

Digging Into The Open Source Geospatial Software And OpenGeo Suite 3.0

Adena Schutzberg | Directions Magazine | October 8, 2012

On October 2, OpenGeo released a major upgrade to the OpenGeo suite. The company expects users will be excited about enhancements in production and processing and a closer feature match to Esri’s ArcGIS Server. Rolando Peñate, OpenGeo’s product manager, answered our questions about open source geospatial software and the new release. Read More »

FOSS4G Europe Conference At Jacobs University Bremen

Press Release | Free and Open Source for Geospatial (FOSS4G) | December 5, 2013

Europe's largest ever event on free geospatial and location-based software will be held at Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany from July 15 through 17, 2014. Also at this conference, the winners of the NASA Worldwind Europe Challenge will present their innovative apps to the public. Read More »

From Reactive to Preventative Health Care – a Role for Open Map Standards

Over the past decade, health authorities have used geospatial technologies to help respond to influenza outbreaks, plan responses to public health risks of extreme weather conditions, implement breast cancer programs, track West Nile virus, and much more. Wider use of OGC [Open Geospatial Consortium] standards by the health mapping community would make more data and processing resources discoverable, assessable and accessible. On May 31 the OGC will hold a free public webinar to review the charter for an OGC Health Domain Working Group. Read More »

Global Geospatial Group To Promote Equitable Data Access

Gozde Zorlu | SciDev.Net | August 18, 2011

A high-level global group promoting geospatial information could help developing countries gain better access to data to help tackle issues such as climate change, conservation and disaster management. Read More »

How Open Government Is Helping With Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Just weeks after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, two more "unprecedented" hurricanes made their way to the southeastern United States. Although changes in Hurricane Irma's path spared Florida from the bulk of the damage, both Irma and Maria directly hit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Hurricane Maria was particularly devastating for the more than 3.5 million American citizens living in these U.S. Caribbean territories. The CEO of Puerto Rico's sole electric company indicated that the grid had been "basically destroyed." Without electricity, communications were severely limited. In the aftermath of a natural disaster, embracing open government principles—such as open data, collaboration between citizens and government, and transparency—can save lives.

Intelesense CEO Announces Beta Release Of Collaborate.org At 2013 Future In Review Conference

Press Release | Intelesense Technologies | May 28, 2013

As part of his presentation at the 11th annual Future in Review Conference, Dr. Kevin Montgomery, CEO of Intelesense Technologies, announced the Beta Release of Collaborate.org, the world’s most advanced geospatial social platform. Read More »

Intelesense CEO Announces European Beta Release Of Collaborate.org At 11th Annual INSPIRE Conference

Press Release | Collaborate.org, NASA WorldWind | June 27, 2013

During his presentation entitled “Worldwide Collaborative Geospatial Data Infrastructure,” CEO of Intelesense Technologies Dr. Kevin Montgomery introduced Collaborate.org to the attendees of this year’s INSPIRE conference in Florence, Italy on June 27, 2013. Read More »

Intelesense Technologies CEO Named Entrepreneur Of The Year By Future In Review Conference

Press Release | Collaborate.org | May 24, 2013

Mark Anderson, CEO of the Strategic News Service and the Future in Review conference, awarded Dr. Kevin Montgomery for his efforts in developing his next generation social collaboration platform Collaborate.org. Read More »

International Meeting Of Crowdsource Mapping Successfully Concluded

Press Release | UN-SPIDER, United Nations (UN) | December 6, 2012

On 5 December 2012, UN-SPIDER concluded a three-day international expert meeting on the topic of Crowdsource Mapping for Disaster Risk Management and Emergency Response. Read More »