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Senate Passes GIS Day Resolution Following Successful Passage of Geospatial Data Act

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 11:26am

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) led a Senate resolution to designate November 15, 2018 as “National GIS Day.” Senators Baldwin (D-WI), Blumenthal (D-CT), Capito (R-WV), Hassan (D-NH), Inhofe (R-OK), and Wyden (D-OR) joined Hatch and Warner in submitting the resolution.  “The Senate designates November 15, 2018, as ‘National GIS Day’; encourages users of Geographic Information System technology … [including] educators, students, and innovators to continue to employ GIS to learn and explore, to analyze and address societal challenges; and to drive economic growth for the betterment of the people of the United States and individuals around the world.” the three-page resolution concludes.  This recognition by the Senate punctuates the passage of the Geospatial Data Act, included as a component in H.R. 302, the FAA Reauthorization Act signed into law last month.

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Geospatial Data Act Signed Into Law

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 1:04pm

The Geospatial Data Act of 2018 passed both the US House of Representatives and US Senate and was signed into law by the President on October 5, 2018.  It will be included as a component of the FAA Reauthorization Act (H.R. 302, P.L. 115-254). 

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BLM GLO Story of the Week

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 12:55pm

The US Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records (BLM-GLO) has a new storymap they created using ArcGIS Online.  The storymap is updated each week with a unique gem from the GLO collection.

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The 38 States of America

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 12:59pm

Back in 1973, George Etzel Pearcy, a California State University geography professor, proposed re-drawing the map of the nation, reducing the number of states to 38, and giving each state a different name.This is interesting to re-examine, and the logic is -if nothing else- fun to consider.  We bring this forth anew, in light of  proposals in California asking for significant map changes.  

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Chinese Drones

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 1:15pm

As my friend from Alabama, who forwarded the link said:   It was just a matter of time

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