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House Approves Additional $10 Million for Geospatial Mapping

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 12:55pm

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee has approved an additional $10 million above the fiscal year 2019 funding of $37.6 million as part its U.S. Department of Interior Fiscal Year 2020 bill for fundamental mapping work, including 3DEP, to be managed by the USGS. 

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Using LiDAR to Improve Flood Insurance Maps

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:08am

The flood risk maps put out by the federal government are notoriously outdated. Many elected officials have suggested fixing the problem by prioritizing funding for a mapping technology called LiDAR.

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Five myths about Location Intelligence

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:12pm

There are many misconseptions about Location Intelligence and how it differs from GIS.  This article explains the differences between the two fields as well as how they are related.

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Geospatial among hottest job skills

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:06pm

Geospatial skills are one of the top 20 hottest job skills that companies are looking for today.

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Homeland Security Says PNT a National Critical Function

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 4:06pm

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated positioning, navigation, and timing services (PNT) a “National Critical Function.” That is PNT is now officially a capability so vital to the United States that its “disruption, corruption, or dysfunction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety.”

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