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National Broadband Map Released

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.

Directions Mag Podcast on Google Maps Recent Changes


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/

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