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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. 


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The flood risk maps put out by the federal government are notoriously outdated.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.


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.


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.


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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