“The Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI) has published the GSDI Cookbook in a wiki environment and would like to invite contributions to this resource from a broad community of geographic data providers and users. The GSDI Cookbook wiki provides the necessary background information to evaluate and implement existing components of SDI. The GSDI Cookbook including topics on data development, visualization, discovery, standards, legal and economic issues, community building, and case studies.
“In light of the rapidly evolving technological environment that SDI operates within, we would especially encourage contributions and updates to the GSDI Cookbook in the areas of service interoperability, data discovery, and data visualization.”
Chad Vander Veen at Government Technology magazine recently interviewed ESRI president Jack Dangermond, asking questions about the role of GIS in government transparency, smart grids, intelligent transportation, geospatial visualization, the Web, and more.
“Penn State Public Broadcasting is developing the Geospatial Revolution Project, an integrated public media and outreach initiative about the world of digital mapping and how it is changing the way we think, behave, and interact. The project will feature a web-based serial release of eight video episodes—each telling an intriguing geospatial story. Overarching themes woven throughout the episodes will tie them together, and the episodes will culminate in a 60-minute documentary. The project also will include an outreach initiative in collaboration with our educational partners, a chaptered program DVD, and downloadable outreach materials.”