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The company photographing every spot of land on earth, every single day

Analyzing the imagery over time promises to unlock critical information about the economy and the environment for Planet’s customers, which range from investors to activists.

12 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Maps Could Do

Some of the best features of Google’s mapping app are among the hardest to find–until you know where to look.

TED Talk of the week – Chris Sheldrick: A precise, three-word address for every place on earth

Chris Sheldrick explains the benefits of giving everyone an accurate address — from finding help in disaster zones to, yes, delivering a pizza.

A review of the North Dakota State GIS Portal

More germane to our topic in this blog, though, it also contains a link to the data sets themselves via the Hub Data Portal. The portal is thoughtfully laid out, with the ability to view data by content type and topics.

North Dakota GIS Users Conference Summary

Held every two years, the GIS Users Conference draws in users of GIS and related technologies from around the state and beyond.

2017 Northwest GIS Users Conference – Boise October 9-13

The 2017 Boise Conference will have training, presentations, ESRI doctor’s office, dev meetup, and vendors. Dr. Michael Goodchild will be the keynote speaker.

Funniest Map I Have Ever Seen: Winter Map of Montana

This is the first map that made me laugh out loud – the Winter Map of Montana, in the Esri User Conference Map Gallery 2017.

Montana educators look to future of GIS mapping technology

Topics of discussion during the conference ranged from federal Indian land and history to humanitarian efforts using GIS technology. Fields using GIS include emergency services, local government and public works, education and agriculture.

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

The upshot is that very precise GPS just got a lot faster, and a lot cheaper.

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

The Intermountain GIS Conference is the largest GIS community event in Montana