Information Systems (GIS)

Florida State Geographic Information Systems

NSGIC member Jack Maguire spotted this blog article sponsored by the Washington Post. It has a very interesting collection of maps that range from a circa 200 AD Political Map to a map showing the range of North Korean missiles. These maps provide an interesting perspective on our World and the diversity of the people on it.

NSGIC has begun documenting the hundreds of state, local and federal government business needs for addresses. By drawing attention to the importance of address data, we hope to justify efforts to coordinate address collection, management, and uses across all levels of government. While NSGIC still considers it to be a work-in-progress, this information is being tracked in a publicly available Google doc – Address Business Needs.

Sometimes, the use of an address is as simple as placing a letter or package into the mail system. Other times, a correct address location can save a life. The problem is that government doesn’t do a very good job of tracking addresses. Typically, a local “address authority” assigns an address and then notifies a few other (usually local) agencies about the new address. But no agency is assigned (or assumes) a custodial role of maintaining an authoritative database of addresses (and importantly, their physical location in space) that can be used by others in that local government or at other levels of government.

NSGIC’s initial list of government business needs for addresses includes well over 100 use cases. Our list of state uses is the most complete, with nearly two dozen generic agencies using addresses in at least 67 different ways. Since address assignments typically originate with local governments, each state government needs to coordinate with hundreds of local cities and counties to collect authoritative address data. The US Post Office and US Census Bureau also create and maintain data collection partnerships with local government, but are forbidden by law from sharing their compiled address datasets with other agencies or levels of government.

Doyle Park...just up the street from my

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Office on Sonoma Avenue (towards Farmer's Lane).
Be great if you can bring a kid. We'll talk before then, but I'm pretty sure I can get my whole family to come.

Hard clam (Mercenaria spp.) aquaculture in Florida, USA: Geographic information system applications to lease site selection
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7 Game of Thrones Apps That Will Get You Through the Much-awaited Winter  — Gizmodo India
.. or Winterfell, you get a dialog box, which asks you to buy more maps. Unfortunately, you can't dismiss the dialogue box, leading to the obstruction of the cartography. ..

Flagstaff's rocky lava field became a little piece of the moon  — azcentral
If American know-how could put a man on the moon, the man should bring back rocks to study. The government agreed, and in 1963, the .. Volcanoes were chosen because of the moon's volcanic history, the test site for its impact craters.

University Press of Florida George Gauld: Surveyor and Cartographer of the Gulf Coast
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Missing in Alaska without a trace  — Anchorage Daily News
The official version of events, according to a still active missing person's bulletin from the Alaska State Troopers is that Griffis went into the wild "to test out a survival 'cocoon' that he had invented.

Society of Photo Optical Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XV: 13-16 April 2009, Orlando, Florida, United States (Proceedings of Spie)
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SAGE Publications, Inc Analyzing Crime Patterns: Frontiers of Practice
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Springer Remote Sensing of Aquatic Coastal Ecosystem Processes: Science and Management Applications (Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing)
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