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When Is a GeoPortal Not a GeoPortal?

When it’s really a desktop application. Over the past few weeks, I have been reading with conflicted agreement the posts of Brian Timoney and Bill Morris about the nature of geo-portals and what they should or should not be and … Continue reading

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Comment Period Open for GeoPackage Specification Draft

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has published a draft GeoPackage specification for comment. The GeoPackage specification attempts to create a non-proprietary means for packaging and exchanging all geospatial data in all its forms (vector, raster, and tiles). A couple of … Continue reading

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Center for Spatial Law and Policy Announces Geospatial Data Licensing Workshop

Kevin Pomfret announced this morning that the Center for Spatial Law and Policy will be hosting a workshop on geospatial data licensing. Centre for Spatial Law and Policy to host a Geospatial Data Licensing Workshop http://t.co/rYFXysrK — SpatialLaw&Policy (@kpomfret) December … Continue reading

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Wilson Center to Discuss FCC National Broadband Map

One of the most compelling recent success stories for open-source geospatial tools in the Federal Government has been the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) National Broadband Map initiative. It has been a very visible example of the stability, scalability, flexibility, and … Continue reading

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