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Northern California Region 2-day UAV Symposium in Nevada

This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series,  which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using  drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels.  The ASPRS Northern California Region is hosting a 2-day symposium on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in Reno (Nevada) on October…

Community Activism Through Mapping

By: Sunday Simon Say there’s an issue in your community you want to fix. There are the obvious tactics. Maybe you try picketing, talking to your local government, or collecting signatures from your neighbors. But have you ever thought of mapping your issue? That’s what four students at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles did…

Forests in Madagascar Turn From Green to Smoldering Red

Some 90% of the once-green isle of Madagascar has been deforested via a combination of tavy—slash and burn agriculture for rice cultivation—and doro-tanetry, a less intensive burning used to augment grass growth for cattle grazing.

GIS – Storytelling with Data?

You could say that we were so excited about GIS Day that we celebrated a week early. In truth, because the entire American Prairie Reserve staff (normally spread over 3 locations) was together last week for a meeting, we took the opportunity to get everyone involved in some GIS fun. As an organization, American Prairie…

Search to Resume for Remains of U.S. Korean War Servicemen

The U.S. and North Korea have reached an agreement concerning the search for remains of approximately 5,500 U.S. servicemen who died during the Korean War and are thought to be buried in what is now North Korea. A look back at the history of the conflict as reported by National Geographic magazine.

NG Weekend: Tragedy, Heroism on K2

This week on National Geographic Weekend radio, host Boyd Matson speaks with guests about K2, the invention of GIS, biking across the U.S., alligators, Restropo, Plastiki, kayaking in Kamchatka, and the “Zero-Second Rule.” Hour 1 Seasoned climber Freddie Wilkinson recently completed a book about a climbing tragedy on K2, the mountain second only to Everest…