The First Security System for Shapefiles
In This Issue
In the August 2011 edition of GeoView, we are proud to unveil a video introduction to VectorLock, the first security system for shapefiles. We also feature a detailed look at the Q3 US Parcel layer update as well as details on a new pricing model for pipelines and other corridors. From our partners, we have a new DigitalGlobe aerial coverage map for the US and Europe and details on the second edition of SPOTMAPS Australia.
Do You Know Who Has Your Mapping Data? If Not, Protect it With VectorLock - The First Security System For Shapefiles
A Video Introduction to VectorLock - The First Security System for Shapefiles
Specifics on the Q2 2011 US-Wide Parcel Layer Release
Custom US Parcel Pricing for Pipelines, Transmission Systems and Corridors
Satellites in the News – Aquarius
Gone Fishing – Invasion of the Snakehead
In Focus - Three Gorges Dam
High Resolution Satellite Imagery Shows an Increase in Rwanda’s Forest Cover
Q: “Ongoing Geospatial Education?” A: “Penn State.”
Monthly Update on DigitalGlobe’s Aerial Imagery Program
SPOTMAPS Australia – On Going Updates and High Location Accuracy
Word of the Month - Spectral Band
Geospatial Freebie of the Month - The ASTER GDEM
The Beaten Path – The Strategic Petroleum Reserves
The Speculative Tasking Program
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The Area of Interest
Considered one of the seven forgotten wonders of the world, Niagara Falls is a breathtaking tourist destination. Located on the Niagara River, it acts as an international water barrier separating the United States from Canada. It is composed of two major sections, the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side, and the American Falls on the U.S. side. These two sections are separated by Goat Island, a popular destination on the American side accessible by foot, car or trackless train. It derives its name from a herd of goats that was kept on the island in the late 1700s, but due to an extremely harsh winter, only one goat survived. Also included in Niagara Falls is another smaller waterfall called Bridal Veil Falls. At its base is the Cave of the Winds which provides a protective barrier from the runoff - and is a very kitschy place for people to get married – hence its name. The name Niagara is believed to be derived from “Niagagarega” who were a local branch of the Iroquois Nation that resided in the area when French settlers arrived in the 1700s.
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The World is Flat
Can of alphabet soup mistaken for ransom note.
Rosie O’Donnell gets stuck in hula-hoop and is diagnosed with Ring Around The Rosie.
Alzheimer’s ward saves money on newspapers by just keeping an old edition around.
With only one fan in attendance, the guitar solo took on new meaning.
Brock Adam McCarty
Chief Operating Officer
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Q: "Ongoing Geospatial Education?" A: "Penn State."
Keeping technologically current in the rapidly changing geospatial profession is demanding for both young professionals and for employers that need their staff to be responsive to a client’s evolving geospatial needs. The lightning speed at which GIS, imagery, LiDAR, mapping and a host of geospatial technologies and applications is evolving is startling and at times leaves even the most ardent professional scratching their head for answers. So how do you stay current? In two words, Penn State.
The combined Penn State Master of GIS Degree and Post Baccalaureate Certificate programs in GIS and Geospatial Intelligence have attracted over 3,000 students from all 50 states and seven continents. The Department of Geography and John A. Dutton e-Education Institute at Penn State have received the Sloan-Consortium's 2009 "Most Outstanding Online Teaching & Learning Program" award for "creating and sustaining the foremost online graduate program for current and aspiring geospatial professionals."
Penn State’s online geospatial programs provide solutions for both employees that wish to advance their position and employers by providing top-notch courses taught by experienced geospatial professionals in a program that is designed to fit into a busy work schedule. And don’t be put off by the “online” nature of the program. The staff and instructors of both the Certificate Programs and MGIS Program are in constant contact with their students providing the mentoring and coaching that ensures student success.
I have been fortunate to be on the Advisory Board of these Penn State programs over the past three years and can personally vouch for the dedication and hard work that continues to make Penn State’s geospatial programs some of the best in the world.
Courseware used in 21 of the 30 courses is freely available through the Open Educational Resources initiative of Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at http://open.ems.psu.edu. More information on Penn State’s Online Geospatial Education Programs is available at http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/.
David K. Nale
Certified Mapping Scientist
Professional Land Surveyor
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