Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
Representatives of 23 national organizations joined together to sign a letter in support of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) to newly confirmed USGS Director, Dr. James Reilly. Reilly was nominated by President Trump on Jan. 26, 2018, confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 9, and took office as the 17th Director of USGS on
Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
Code for Africa, the continent’s largest federation of civic technology and data journalism labs, and Radiant.Earth, a non-profit advocating for open geospatial data for positive global impact, announced their partnership to harness open Earth imagery and tools for improved decision-making as well as better insight and transparency. Their combined efforts will focus on research for
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
Esri and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) are working with a number of member states to utilize a data hub that will allow countries to measure, monitor and report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a geographic context. This new hub, called the Federated System for the SDGs, is based on Esri’s ArcGIS
Monday, January 20th, 2014
The Wet’suwet’en First Nation respectfully warns Premier Clark to begin Crown Consultation immediately with the Wet’suwet’en on establishment of the new LNG export industry.
Friday, May 10th, 2013
President Obama signed an Executive Order directing historic steps to make government-held data more accessible to the public and to entrepreneurs and others as fuel for innovation and economic growth. The Executive Order declares that information is a valuable resource and strategic asset for the Nation. We couldn’t agree more.
Monday, April 29th, 2013
President Barack Obama reiterated his strong support for science and technology today in a speech to members of the National Academy of Sciences at its 150th annual meeting. Science, technology, engineering, and medicine are critical to the nation’s prosperity, Obama said, noting that investments made today are bound to pay off for many years to
Monday, December 10th, 2012
Three federal agencies tasked with government-wide management of specific geospatial data are wasting millions of taxpayer dollars annually in duplicative efforts, according to a report released Nov.26 by the Government and Accountability Office. The report criticized the Interior, Commerce and Transportation Departments for not effectively implementing policies and procedures for coordinating investments in geospatial data because “these efforts