July, 2009


GIS Data

New Geology Data Portal

New Geology Data Portal

Developed by the Association of American State Geologists (AASG) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the National Geologic Map Database (NGMD) is a data portal designed to provide a mapped overview of geologic spatial data and to provide a pointer to users on the source data.  Portal features include: […]

GIS Learning

Congressional Report on GIS

Congressional Report on GIS

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) published a report in June entitled “Geospatial Information and Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Current Issues and Future Challenges” that provides an overview and discussion on GIS, and, in particular, how the federal geospatial enttities such as  the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) and The Federal Geographic Data […]

GIS Data

Kentucky GIS Resources

Kentucky GIS Resources

User Groups Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals The Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP) promotes networking with professionals involved in mapping and geospatial technologies and the opportunity for them to exchange ideas and experiences; address common problems and concerns; obtain advice; participate in specialized training and education; and gain recognition […]

GIS Data

Topographic Map of the Earth Released

Topographic Map of the Earth Released

NASA has announced the release of the most complete topographic data of the earth to date.  Over 99 percent of the earth’s surface was mapped using measurements obtained from NASA’s Terra spacecraft using the Japanese Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument, aka Aster.  Previously, the most comprehensive mapping of the earth’s topopgraphy […]