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Remapping the New Jersey coast after Hurricane Sandy

Two years ago, Hurricane Sandy made landfall along the U.S. East Coast, and the storm’s strong winds and waves altered the shoreline and the seafloor. The New York metropolitan region got hit especially hard. Suddenly, our coastal elevation models were no longer accurate. Emergency planners need up-to-date models, though. Small features on the seafloor and shoreline can dictate where...

     

Georgia State Professors Awarded $300,000 To Study Environmental Health Disparities

October 29, 2014 - Researchers at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University have received a $300,000 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to examine ways to reduce heat-related illnesses and death during extreme heat and reduce radon exposure in environmental metro Atlanta. Dr. Christine...

     

GIS Education News Weekly: GIS for Africa, GTCM, UWF Quality of Life Map

An update on GIS for Africa's 2014/15 Plans The session of GIS for Africa's EduCONNECT (2014/2015) started on Oct 13, a bit later than planned due to ebola finding its way to Nigeria. The EduCONNECT 2014/2015 is focusing on the revitalization of geography education. In our secondary school system, geography is that subject that impacts the education of lands the...

     

Modeling a Changing American Landscape

Through time the surface of the earth has become a mosaic of natural and cultural landscapes. Each patch of the mosaic forms part of a diverse, yet interconnected set of landscapes ranging from relatively pristine natural ecosystems to completely human-dominated urban and industrial areas.  The scale of landscape change ranges from local (conversion of a farm into a suburb) to regional...

     

USGIF Announces GEOINT Community Week Events

Fall series of activities to cover topics in homeland security, multi-INT, and more The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) continues to develop a strong GEOINT community of interest with the addition of several new events to this year’s GEOINT Community Week. This annual week of geospatial-related activities and events is...

     

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