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Published: 16 Jan 2017 13:00:00 CDT

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GIS News Snippets as of 16 Jan 2017

16 Jan 2017 13:00:00 CDT

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How ZIP Codes Nearly Masked The Lead Problem in Flint

16 Jan 2017 13:00:00 CDT

I write this as we approach the first anniversary of my involvement in the Flint Water Crisis, an ongoing catastrophe and basic failure of government accountability that will soon approach three years.

On Sept. 25, 2015, I received a call from my colleague – the now-renowned Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha – asking if I could run some basic spatial analysis of blood lead data collected from area pediatric clinics. I had heard rumblings that blood lead levels were on the rise in Flint but that state officials were pushing back against her findings.

My job was to examine blood lead data from our local Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint for spatial patterns, or neighborhood-level clusters of elevated levels, so we could quash the doubts of state officials and confirm our concerns. Unbeknownst to me, this research project would ultimately help blow the lid off the water crisis, vindicating months of activism and outcry by dedicated Flint residents.....continued ...




Esri Vector Basemaps: Updated Data and New Creative Style

16 Jan 2017 13:00:00 CDT

Customers Can Create and Share VR Experiences for Urban Planning...continued ...



Esri Unveils CityEngine Mobile Virtual Reality Solution

16 Jan 2017 13:00:00 CDT

Citing a recent uptick in accidents at grade crossings, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on Monday issued a safety recommendation asking 11 technology and delivery companies, including Apple and Google, to integrate the locations of more than 200,000 such crossings into their respective digital mapping products. ...continued ...



Hexagon Geospatial Names IGNITE Competition Winners

16 Jan 2017 13:00:00 CDT

Hexagon Geospatial is proud to announce the winners of the IGNITE competition. The IGNITE competition challenged innovative thinkers to brainstorm real-world problems that could benefit from geospatial technology. They were then asked to use Hexagon Geospatial’s platform to build applications – Hexagon Smart M.Apps – that transform their ideas into dynamic information services....continued ...



Pitney Bowes Joins Hortonworks Partnerworks Program for Modern Data Solutions

16 Jan 2017 13:00:00 CDT

Pitney Bowes Inc. announced that it has joined Hortonworks Partnerworks in the Modern Data Solutions (MDS) partner program to enhance data management and analytics for clients so that they may be able to leverage the power of a Big Data platform. Clients will now have access to data quality, advanced geospatial foundation and geo-enrichment capabilities that will result in faster, more scalable business insight. - See more at: http://news.pb.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=5739#sthash.YZV7LErm.dpuf...continued ...



Geospatial Explains The Benefits Of Pipeline Mapping

16 Jan 2017 13:00:00 CDT

Geospatial Corporation delivers locational 3D data, information technology, software and programme management services so its clients can securely, accurately and economically map and manage its underground infrastructure, including energy pipelines. ......continued ...



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16 Jan 2017 13:00:00 CDT

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