Science–and GIS–under Obama/Biden

There’s a been a lot of talk lately about science playing a much more prominent role in the Obama administration, and even some talk about how the future administration might support geospatial technologies.  (On Barak Obama’s web site, there’s even a group called GIS Professionals for Obama).  But the VP-elect has an even stronger tie to GIS… 

Senator Joseph Biden on GIS and Crisis Management [Windows Media, 02:34]

In this video, Biden talks about the value of GIS in crisis management, as well as how GIS used to coordinate calls for his “pet project”, the Violence Against Women Hotline…and some of it is what Nora Parker called a love letter to ESRI…but it’s good to know that the incoming administration realizes the value of not only science, but of geospatial technologies.