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Developing a World Geospatial Knowledge Platform

by Matt Ball on April 24, 2012

APJ Abdul Kalam, the 11th president of the Republic of India, gave a keynote this morning at the Geospatial World Forum in Amsterdam. The address related a wide number of applications of the technology across all sectors of society, yet lamented that the technology still does not reach all citizens. With that goal in mind, […]

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Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland is again hosting a resident week-long summer learning experience for kids in grades 7-12 from June 24 through 30. The program has three different tracks with a focus on marine exploration, 3D visualization and virtual worlds, and CSI crime analysis and predictive modeling. Youth will also come away from the […]

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The UK-based Geography Collective, who are on a mission to help young people see our world in new ways, have just launched a new web-based geography game that builds on their series of Mission:Explore children’s books. The Mission:Explore website has a series of missions where participants explore a map-based interface to solve a challenge, map […]

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Geophysicist David Sandwell, professor of geophysics at Scrips Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, was named to the National Academy of Sciences. In addition to the freshman seminar in the physics of surfing, Sandwell also teaches satellite remote sensing and geodynamics, and is a pioneer in seafloor mapping. “Sandwell’s research focuses on mapping large-scale topographic […]

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded a $1.25 million grant to the Denver Museum of Nature and Sciences and partners to develop the WorldViews Network to use planetariums to communicate issues of global change, such as biodiversity loss, climate change and ocean acidification. Partner institutions include the California Academy of Sciences, NOVA/WGBH Boston, […]

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The National Science Foundation is working to build a Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering, that is focused on enhancing support for the ongoing NSF-wide Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) investment, where emphasis will be on developing clean energy and sustainability research networks. The CIF21 Campaign is a $117 million endeavor […]

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There’s a growing shift taking place across all sectors of the workforce, with 10,000 baby boomers reaching retirement age every day beginning this year. The implications of this transition is reaching near-crisis proportions, with infrastructure organizations and leading institutions faced with large gaps in their workforce. At the U.S. Department of Interior alone, a recent […]

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I read today that Elizabeth Cannon became the eighth president of the University of Calgary this summer, and the first female. She rose from professor to the head of the Geomatics Engineering Department, and most recently was the dean of the school of engineering. She holds a PhD in geomatics engineering from the university, and […]

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Capacity Building in Geomatics Takes a New Form

by Matt Ball on December 16, 2010

A perennial problem with the technical fields of GIS and surveying is a lack of qualified personnel. The Alberta-based TECTERRA Inc. has recently launched a GEO-Placement Funding Program that provides grant funding for Alberta-based geomatics Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to hire new Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) to advance the commercialization of geomatics in Alberta. […]

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Tutor/Mentor Connection is a Chicago-based non-profit that uses maps to help connect business leaders, politicians, educators and citizens with afterschool and tutor/mentor programs. The maps help to illustrate the need and effectiveness of such programs by showing instances of issues like crime, violence and failing schools against the availability of such programs. By illustrating theĀ  […]

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