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Women Pioneers of Geospatial Intelligence

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:35am

In celebration of International Women’s Day, which was on 3/8, this article recognizes several women who worked or contributed to geospatial intelligence and the evolution of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).


GPS Caucus forms in Congress

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:31am

US representatives have created a caucus that will work to ensure GPS remains reliable and accurate.


House Passes Bill Expanding Use of UAS and Location Data in Fight Against Wildfires

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 2:09pm

On March 12, 2019, President Trump signed senate bill S.47, the Natural Resources Management Act.  It has since become Public Law No 116-9.  In addition to other matters, the law directs the US Department of Interior  to maximize the use of UAS systems for wildland fire management.  The cited article below was published before the president signed the bill but provides a good overview of the UAS directive.


What Does It Mean to be a Youthful and Active GIS Professional These Days?

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 1:46pm

Article with good tips for those just entering the GIS field.


World Magnetic Model Out-of-Cycle Release

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 10:05am

The northern magnetic pole is moving quickly, which prompted the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) to update the World Magnetic Model sooner than expected.  This article explains how the World Magnetic Model is used in everyday applications and why the update was important.



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