Yesterday was all about climate and climate change! A high profile event took place in D.C. yesterday to formally launch the Climate Data Initiative, an ambitious new effort bringing together extensive open government data and design competitions with commitments from the private and philanthropic sectors to develop data-driven planning and resilience tools for local communities. […]
An event of interest this week in D.C with an impressive lineup of Geotech leaders to speak. On Wednesday, March 19, the White House, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will host an event highlighting the Administration’s commitment to empower America’s communities with the information they […]
A clever new trip planning tool is available to commuters in the Denver, Colorado area from DRCOG – enter Mywaytogo. The one-stop shop that allows commuters to easily and comprehensively compare their trip options and make informed choices. Users can simply enter their trip information to quickly see their commute options and compare travel time, […]
A fabulous and informative video from the National Audubon Society… great stuff here! About the video – Audubon President and CEO David Yarnold opens a window into the wonderful world of birds–and what Audubon is doing to protect them. Presented by Susan and Dan Gottlieb. Directed, filmed and edited by Erik Friedl – See http://www.audubon.org/
An interesting research effort via the USGS asks Could Species Conservation be Key to Winning a College Football National Championship? This via the USGS… Believe it or not, sports analysts may want to pay attention to a different set of rankings—the endangered species list. In fact, by studying the work that USGS scientists have conducted […]
An interesting new story map from the PacNW from the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the Georgia Strait Alliance reveals sensitive areas and reveals where the oil would travel should a major spill take place in the area now know as the Salish Sea. How is it done? In an innovative project, the groups are dropping […]
Global warming, carbon emissions, the vanishing ice cover… these are all things that are on the minds of us all these days. Ever imagine what would the Earth look like if the World’s ice simply all melted? Well, now thanks to National Geographic you can see a model of just that. The projected result is […]
This our of Centennial Colorado – The Compass family of geospatial companies has established Compass4Colorado, a collaborative effort to make high-tech GIS and mapping capabilities available at no or low cost to organizations involved in the recovery activities related to the devastating Colorado floods. Free flood-mapping webinars and workshops will be offered starting in October.
There’s no question that Colorado has been hit hard this past year or so… wildfires ravaging the landscape and now epic flooding – its tragic! Colorado and the Colorado Front Range in Particular is in many ways the heartland of Geospatial technology in America, the corridor between Boulder and Fort Collins considered by many as […]
Esri has churned out a public news map highlighting some of the data and social media news updates (tweets, photos, videos) from Colorado revealing the extent of the Colorado flood situation. You can jump directly to the newsmap HERE or continue reading and browse it below… stay safe Colorado!