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NGA, Partners Complete Digital Elevation Modeling of Arctic Region

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has collaborated with the National Science Foundation, University of Minnesota and mapping technology company Esri to map the entire Arctic region. The team produced the sixth batch of three-dimensional digital elevation models under the Arctic DEM Project, NGA said Wednesday. “These models and this data provide greater context for …

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White House Forms Public-Private Partnership for Climate Preparedness

The White House has established a public-private partnership comprising federal agencies, non-governmental organizations and private businesses to provide information and tools in support of domestic and international climate preparedness efforts. The Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness seeks to identify priority-information needs, expand access to data and develop an open-source platform for climate data sharing, the White …

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NGA, NSF Offer 3-D Digital Elevation Models of Alaska Under ArcticDEM Project

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Science Foundation have unveiled a new batch of 3-D digital elevation models of Alaska from the ArcticDEM project that seeks to foster coordination of national efforts in the Arctic region. The release of the topographic maps serves to support decision-making on activities in the Arctic as part of a White …

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Report: DHS to Open Up Geodata on Critical US Facilities

The Department of Homeland Security plans to give the public access to an online repository of location data about government facilities, power plants, mining sites, school buildings and other critical infrastructure assets in the U.S., Fedscoop reported Friday. Grayson Ullman writes the DHS will open up 250 geospatial datasets catalogued by the Homeland Infrastructure …

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NGA Launches Public Website for Unclassified Arctic Data

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has made its unclassified geospatial intelligence on the Arctic available to the public via a new website to support international efforts relevant to the region. NGA said Wednesday the website provides 3-D Digital Elevation Models of the Arctic landscape based on satellite images from DigitalGlobe‘s commercial imagery sources. Each model works to support scientific studies …

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Robert Cardillo: NGA to Federate Geospatial Content for Public Ebola Map Tool

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has unveiled a new public-facing website with a map that depicts the spread of Ebola by province in West Africa and locations of emergency treatment units in a push to help federal agencies and non-government organizations respond to the outbreak. NGA said Thursday that the unclassified geospatial intelligence platform, based on Esri’s …

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Argonne, Chicago University Partner on Urban Planning for 21st Century Cities; Charlie Catlett Comments

The government has partnered with the University of Chicago in a move to address rapid urbanization through LakeSim, a tool that can churn out a computation-enabled design of the world’s future cities. Representatives from the school and the Energy Department’s Argonne National Laboratory are developing LakeSim and other platforms to …

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