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House Bill Seeks to Boost US Coastal Resiliency Through Mapping Data

Reps. Charles Albert Ruppersberger (D-Maryland) and Don Young (R-Alaska) have introduced a bill that seeks to assist local and state governments in efforts to increase the resiliency of the country’s 95,000-mile shoreline. Ruppersberger’s office said said Tuesday the Digital Coast Act would establish a coastal mapping system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and …

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18F Releases Web Design Guidelines & Code Resource for Govt Developers

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has unveiled an open source library of web design guidelines and code intended for government designers and developers. Will Sullivan, an 18F product lead, wrote in a blog entry posted Monday that the first version of the U.S. Web Design Standards includes code and guidelines for forms, typography, …

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Report: China-Launched Earth-Imaging Satellites Reach Below-Planned Orbits Due to Rocket Failure

Two recently launched Chinese commercial Earth-imaging satellites are currently orbiting below their intended altitude due to a suspected rocket mishap and might re-enter the atmosphere within months, Spaceflight Now reported Wednesday. Stephen Clark writes the SuperView 1 satellites currently fly in “egg-shaped” orbits that range from 133 to 325 miles above the planet at …

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Agriculture Dept Grants FISMA Certification to Esri Cloud Mapping Tech

The U.S. Agriculture Department has certified an Esri-made online cloud mapping platform as compliant with security requirements under the Federal Information Security Management Act. Esri obtained a FISMA authority-to-operate status from USDA for the company’s ArcGIS Online cloud geospatial technology, Esri said Wednesday. The ArcGIS Online system is designed to …

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Navy Deploys Airship to Map Maryland, Virginia

The Naval Research Laboratory and the Navy’s Scientific Development Squadron ONE are flying an airship over the Washington metropolitan area to map Maryland and Virgini9a. The MZ-3A launched Saturday for a two-week mission to survey areas in locations within the Washington D.C. Flight Restriction Zone, the Navy said Sept. 20. Integrated …

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