This October, the Supreme Court will hear a landmark case on the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) passed by Congress in 1992. The act prohibits sports betting in all states except Nevada, Oregon, Montana, and Delaware. These states were grandfathered in, and therefore exempt to the law.
As GIS Users we know GIS has amazing power. I have written about how it has the ability to enhance marketing efforts, do good things for the environment by helping us track light pollution, and even use the past to inform the present.
In the uncertain times following this election, one thing is for sure. Things will change over the next few years with a Republican president bent on change and a congress likely to cooperate with him.
I fell into being a GeoGeek accidentally. Like many experiences I had in college, I never intended to be a GIS professional. I wrote technical reports, loved maps, and wanted a way to integrate them into my reports, so I took a course from ESRI online. Then another, and another, and so on. I was […]
Some NFL television ratings have been suffering and for a number of reasons this season, and while it seems like a perfect storm, the week 6 tie between the Seahawks and the Cardinals on Sunday night saw a resurgence that says all hope may not be lost for the league and its advertisers.
Republican mapmakers gained what they perceived to be a huge victory following their landslide state election wins in 2010 through gerrymandering and redistricting dozens of states, so much so that their victory will probably last a decade or more.
Who Cares Where Waldo is?? Almost every day, I open up Twitter, and look in the left column at what is trending. I think of how I can leverage that to increase my likes and retweets. If something is trending on Twitter, it’s likely a factor on Facebook and other social media platforms.
Why would a retail giant like Amazon be interested in investing in a mapping company? That’s the first question many will ask when they discover the company is reportedly in talks with a consortium of German automakers for a stake in the high definition mapping company HERE. But there are several logical reasons, and they […]
Tourism represents one of the top five exports for 83 percent of all countries and is the main source of foreign currency for 38 percent of countries. The industry continues to experience growth even in poor economic times. As consumers become more aware of the environmental impact of their actions, a trend toward “sustainable tourism” […]