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Can artificial intelligence improve maps for land conservation?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 4:40pm

Microsoft has been working to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to speed-up the process of classifying satellite imagery and separate out different land-cover types, such as water, vegetation, and urbanized areas.  The process would allow land-cover maps to be produced more frequently, allowing environmental groups to better track environmental issues and guide restoration efforts.


ASU group's work with Navajo Nation recognized for innovative community planning

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 2:46pm

On November 8, members of the ASU School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning along with the Navajo Nation Dilkon Chapter were recognized at the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association annual conference for their work in applying geodesign to create a community based land-use plan.  This is the first know application of geodesign as a planning framework within an American Indian community.


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.


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). 


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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