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NGA Delivers Terrain Map for Antartica Elevation Model

National Geospatial

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) produced high-resolution images in support of an elevation model that represents the continent of Antarctica. NGA said Tuesday that it submitted an eight-meter terrain map that covers around 98 percent of the Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica. Each of the model's DEM strips are time-stamped to help users carry out topography data comparisons. 

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Library of Congress to Hold 2020 GIS Day Focused on COVID-19 Analysis

COVID-19 Analysis

The Library of Congress plans to hold this year’s GIS Day on Nov. 18th as part of efforts to promote the use of geographic information science to monitor the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Library of Congress will hold the event at 1 p.m. ET and will also provide access to the presentations at a later date.

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Maxar Enters Contract Extension with Esri to Continue Licensing Data; Dan Jablonsky Quoted

Dan Jablonsky

Maxar Technologies has signed a multi-million dollar contract extension with Esri to continue licensing data for the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World through 2023, Maxar reported on Tuesday. The agreement will provide access to Maxar imagery and expanded rights for Esri developers focused on commercial location-based applications to integrate Maxar imagery products.

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Phil Thiel, Dewberry EVP, Joins Esri PAC as Representative; Robert Laudati Quoted

Phil Thiel

Dewberry has announced that Phil Thiel, the company’s executive vice president, has been appointed as a representative on Esri’s Partner Advisory Council (PAC) to serve a three-year term. “Our PAC members are carefully selected to serve a very important role in our partner community,” says Robert Laudati, director of Esri’s global partners and alliances.

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Census Bureau Offers COVID-19 Data Resources


The U.S. Census Bureau has published a data resource page designed to support organizational decision making amid the COVID-19 pandemic. CB said Thursday its new resource page features demographic, business and economic information that federal agencies, commercial firms and local communities may use to address the effects of the crisis.

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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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