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Big Brother Knows Where We Live: Share the Location!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

The government knows where we live. And, if you live in Australia or Denmark, so does everyone else. While no personal information is included, these two countries have released databases of the location of every single address.

For the full article with comments please visit:  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/big-brother-knows-where-we-live-share-location-stewart-berry

Australia only recently joined the club of countries that have open address point data. Denmark is the other country (let me know in the comments section if you know of any others!) and the Danes have reported a huge return on their investment. When you know where every single address is in a country, the possibilities for geospatial analysis are limitless.

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From Quill Pens to GIS: The Career of a Geographer

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

From Quill Pens to GIS: The Career of a Geographer

Any customer testimonial that begins with a description of using quill pens to create maps is one that I want to share! Many thanks to Susan Remer for writing the testimonial below that covers her career in mapping and GIS.

For the full article with comments please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/from-quill-pens-gis-career-geographer-stewart-berry

As a British geographer I was struck by Susan’s inability to find a teaching position. Geography is widely taught and funded in the UK, but the situation is unfortunately vastly different in the United States. Despite longstanding efforts by the National Geographic Society and the American Geographical Society to expand geography education at the secondary- and university-levels respectively, geography remains a little-studied or even -understood discipline. At present it remains the only major academic field not to receive national education funding (URL).

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