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Montana educators look to future of GIS mapping technology:


Students, educators, and business professionals from around Montana and parts of Idaho learned more about geographic information systems (GIS) as Great Falls hosted this year's 2016 Intermountain GIS ...


Faster and Cheaper GPS Tech Has Big Implications for the Future of Transportation :


The researchers' innovation lies in how they combine GPS measurements with data from an inertial measurement unit, or IMU, which is an electronic device that can measure force and angular velocity. To ...


2016 Intermountain GIS Conference, 4/4-7, Great Falls, Montana:


The Intermountain GIS Conference is the largest GIS community event in Montana Call for Presentations: Deadline Extended! PRESENTATIONS / POSTERS There is still time to submit your ...


2016 Intermountain GIS Conference, 4/4-7, Great Falls, Montana:


Registration opening soon! Call for Presentations & Posters NOW OPEN The Intermountain GIS Conference is the largest GIS community event in Montana The conference will include Workshops, ...


Montana GIS Web Map Service changes:


ArcGIS Server map services currently offered by the State of Montana at http://gisservice.mt.gov/arcgis will not be available after November 2, 2015. Many of the map services have been moved to http://gisservicemt.gov/arcgis. ...


Teaching Students the Power of GIS:


From tracking infectious diseases worldwide, to regional elephant migration patterns, students are learning about the many layers of Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, for the first time in local ...


U of I researchers hope to increase timber industry safety with GPS:


"We've got to work to make it safer, that's really the goal with this. We lose a lot of people in the Northwest every year," Keefe said. "The technology's coming along, so I think this will help." The ...


Montana Students Build Town and County GIS Infrastructure:


This signal will be a community benefit to the approximately 300 farmers that had $67,212,000 (2012) in sales of wheat, beans, lentils, barley and other crops. The current yearly cost each farmer ...


How GIS Can Help Win the Economic-Development Street Fight:




Geospatial Technologies for a Healthier, Sustainable, and Increasingly Urban Earth:


That the earth's landscape is changing around us is no secret: urban areas are expanding, population densities are increasing, and green spaces are shrinking. In the midst of this transformation, urbanists, ...


Maps and the Geospatial Revolution MOOC - free - begins soon:


Have you been trying to nudge a colleague, student, or even a relative or friend, into the world of maps and geospatial technology? Here is a good opportunity: The Penn State Maps and Geospatial ...


Utah Mapping Partnership Aims to Build Live Data-Sharing Framework:


The Mapping and Information Partnership also is working to focus the state's GIS solutions in important areas such as air quality, transportation, and water supply and resources, to name a few. by ...


Montana Ski Map Survey - Raffle for lift ticket!:


Skiers and snowboarders over the age of 18 are invited to participate in a short (15 minute) survey concerning trail maps of ski resorts. The resulting data will be used by a geography graduate student ...


Today's TED Talk Daniele Quercia: Happy maps - A cartography weighted for human emotions:


Mapping apps help us find the fastest route to where we're going. But what if we'd rather wander? Researcher Daniele Quercia demos "happy maps" that take into account not only the route you want to take, ...


The revised Montana Geographic Information Clearinghouse website is now live:


The revised Montana Geographic Information Clearinghouse website is now live at http://geoinfo.msl.mt.gov/. The original version of the Clearinghouse home page (http://nris.mt.gov/gis) will remain ...


Open Data Visualization Tool Challenges Traditional GIS:



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Montana State Library Launches Revised GIS Data List:


Today, the Montana State Library launched the latest release of its GIS Data List (http://apps.msl.mt.gov/Geographic_Information/Data/DataList/). This release offers both the data finding as well as the ...


Montana GIS Meetup - Flathead Valley, 1/23, Columbia Falls, Montana :


We would like to invite you to the first meeting of the Montana GIS and Geospatial professionals - Flathead Valley Meetup, on Thursday, January 23 @ 6:00 - 7:00pm in Columbia Falls. Our vision ...


GeoDev MeetUp, 12/9, Helena, Montana:


GeoDev MeetUp the first night of the MAGIP Technical Session hosted by Esri Monday, December 9th, 5:30-9:00 Red Lion, Helena, Montana All GIS professionals, software application developers, ...


GIS for Accountability:




Where's all Montana's water heading? Find out by using interactive maps:


As river levels drop and creeks warm up across western Montana, you might wonder where all the water went. A new U.S. Geological Survey interactive map http://nationalatlas.gov/streamer/Streamer/streamer.html ...


California Launches Interactive GeoPortal :


During his opening remarks at the the Mobile Government 2013 forum in Sacramento, Calif., state Technology Agency Secretary Carlos Ramos launched the California GeoPortal http://portal.gis.ca.gov/geoportal/catalog/main/home.page ...


Montana Association Of Geographic Information Professionals, 5-21/23, Miles City, Montana :


Participation from GIS professionals like you makes the MAGIP Spring Meeting a place to collaborate, connect, and get inspired by others. We encourage you to share what you know to help GIS professionals ...


Natrona County online map to include potholes, pedophiles:


Searching for potholes, pedophiles or property in Natrona County is about to get a lot easier. Thanks to a new geographic information systems website unveiled this week, publicly available information ...


The Montana State Library Geographic Information's New Web Site:


The Montana State Library is pleased to announce the release of our new Geographic Information website: http://geoinfo.montanastatelibrary.org/. Things will continue to change throughout the ...


{MAGIP} Montana Geograpic Alliance Newsletter:


2012 at the Montana Geographic Alliance - Our Year in Review It has been an exciting one! The Alliance has been moving forward on a number of important fronts: building membership, improving communications, ...


A New Tool for Those Searching for a Similar Sense of Place - LandEx:


Imagine your neighborhood is a forested area with some housing developments and a little creek running by. In broader terms, this place is a mix of evergreen forest, medium intensity development and ...


Judges Drive Truck Through Loophole in Supreme Court GPS Ruling:


A federal judge in Iowa has ruled that evidence gathered through the warrantless use of covert GPS vehicle trackers can be used to prosecute a suspected drug trafficker, despite a Supreme Court decision ...


Oregon, Montana, Utah and Colorado Partner to Share GIS Data in the Cloud :


Oregon stores a vast amount of geospatial data, which will grow exponentially as the state finds new ways to use location-based information. Oregon CIO Dugan Petty hopes to cut the cost of housing ...


Learn About Geographis Information from the Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals:


Did you know that a Training page http://magip.org/Training has been created within the MAGIP website http://magip.org/ ? This extensive page includes links and information related to learning GIS on ...

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