National Broadband Map Released; Connected Nation Shares Analysis
By Joe Francica, Directions Magazine, Thursday, February 17th 2011
Summary: On February 17, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) unveiled the National Broadband Map. According to the press release, the map is a “searchable nationwide map of broadband Internet availability — and the results of a new nationwide survey on broadband adoption.” Editor in chief Joe Francica contacted Connected Nation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is promoting broader adoption of broadband access to provide their analysis of the NTIA’s map. The comments are those of Ashley Littell, Manager of GIS Services for Connected Nation. …
For full article, visit National Broadband Map Released; Connected Nation Shares Analysis – Directions Magazine.
Podcast: Google Maps Changes US Base Data, Adds Parcels and Crowdsourcing
By Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg
October 13, 2009
This past week Google prompted a flurry of discussion by announcing some changes to its data and functionality in Google Maps. There’s new data and new feedback tools and some anxiety in the geospatial world. Our editors separate fact from fiction and offer our take on the implications of these changes
See also James Fee’s GIS Blog for additional commentary: http://www.spatiallyadjusted.com/2009/10/07/google-maps-now-uses-their-own-map-data/
Dr. Lea Shanley is the founder and former co-Chair of the Federal Community of Practice on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science, a vibrant community of 200 federal employees from more than 35 agencies. She is also a co-founding member of the Citizen Science Association. Dr. Shanley recently served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at NASA, where she helped to foster a culture of open innovation. Prior to this, she founded and directed the Commons Lab at the Wilson Center, served in the US Senate as a Congressional Science Fellow, and worked with local and tribal communities to develop GIS-based decision support systems for city planning, natural resource management, coastal management, and disaster response through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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