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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. The ASPRS Northern California Region is hosting a 2-day symposium on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in Reno (Nevada) on October 21-22, 2014. The purpose of the event is to assemble academia, UAS developers, survey and mapping companies and government agencies with interests…

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…

New Great Lakes Map Highlights Environmental Threats and Opportunities

A new environmental threat map of the Great Lakes serves as a powerful visualization tool for those interested in the challenges facing lake restoration efforts. The map brings to mind the adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” But the colorful image is worth even more than that – the red, orange, and blue…

Google Honors Conservation Heroes

Google recognized five “heroes” this week who use Google Earth software in their efforts to conserve wildlife, clean up pollution, and protect natural resources. The winners, all nonprofits, used the mapping and geotagging software in innovative ways to educate people about their projects. The heroes program, in its first year, encourages groups and users to…