This Day in GIS: May 1

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Listed here are significant events in GIS and other geospatial technologies that happened on May 1.  To suggest an event, please fill out the ‘This Day in Geography’ form.

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The turning off of selective availability is announced by then President Bill Clinton for GPS services.  Selective availability is the intentional degradation of signals transmitted by GPS satellites by the US Government.  More: U.S. discontinues selective availability of GPS to public.  

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