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Directions Magazine Weekly

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The Week's Most Interesting Geospatial News - June 19th-25th, 2014
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Is GIS a Profession?

The latest iteration of the URISA Salary Survey prompts us to ask about the state of the GIS profession. What evidence is there that there is such a profession? That there should be one?...


US UAS News: No Drones in National Parks, but Drones May Visit Titan

There's a plan for the National Park Service to push rules prohibiting drones in parks without a permit. The park service is ordering all 401...


Esri Announces MOOC: Going Places with Spatial Analysis

Going Places with Spatial Analysis is a new online course, a MOOC, from Esri. There's a video. Worth noting: It's not an intro course: This...


MapInfo: The Name is Back; Is the Mojo?

MapInfo was an unbeatable company and product name because it delivered exactly what users expected – maps and information, until its parent company, Pitney Bowes, attempted to push its brand forward. Now, with a change in management and vision,...


DigitalGlobe Can’t Catch a Break; Stock Continues to See Downward Pressure

DigitalGlobe (DGI) can't seem to catch a break. It's stock price is under enormous pressure and just when you think it will bounce back, it gets...

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Third Generation of LBS to Capitalize on Location Based Advertising

The LBS market continues to grow strongly and with the arrival of always-on ubiquitous location, ABI Research...


Dauria Aerospace Secures Deal to Provide Full Daily Coverage with Earth Observation Imagery

In a joint venture with Elecnor Deimos, Dauria Aerospace is looking to “bring to commercial markets the capability of providing imagery of the entire arable surface of the Earth, utilizing cloud-based technologies, for the most efficient use of an...


GIS Government News Weekly: MapStory Grant, GMO Maps, UK Land Records

Sunlight Foundation Grant for MapStory The Sunlight Foundation made a grant to the MapStory Foundation to explore historical boundary changes in...

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The Results Are In: Galileo Increases The Accuracy Of Location Based Services

Tests conducted by Rx Networks and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) confirm that Galileo provides real added value to citizens using Location Based Services (LBS). When used in addition to GPS and/or GLONASS, Galileo proved to significantly improve...


Directions Magazine and Corinium Intelligence Partner to Offer Location Intelligence World Conference

Conference offers full slate of technology solutions for retail, insurance and financial services   London, UK...


Takeaways from the FME International User Conference 2014

Some 360 users and more than 100 Safe Software staffers attended the 2014 FME International User Conference in Vancouver, BC. Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg enjoyed the energy, commitment and playfulness of the hosts and attendees. She shares...

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