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 •  November 9

Speculation has officially begun — Alabama is could lose one of its seven U.S. House seats after the 2020 U.S. Census, according to projections. This could happen as the results of the census are used to divide 435 congressional seats and $675 billion in federal government funding a year. Over the past seven years, Alabama’s growth has slowed while...

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 •  November 7

November 7, 2017 WHO: Palomar College’s Earth, Space and Aviation Sciences Department WHAT: GIS Day 2017: “Discovering the World through GIS” Activities focused on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) WHEN: Wednesday, November 15 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. See program of events below for scheduled activities WHERE: NS Building (see specific locations...

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 •  November 1

The sea service needs to develop a sustainable solution rather than relying on the NGA. The U.S. Navy has outsourced geospatial intelligence at sea, delaying its investment in a solution to this core intelligence competency for the afloat commander. The service needs to train its analysts to produce geospatial intelligence and acquire software and...

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 •  November 1

In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast of the United States, bursting levees throughout Louisiana and Mississippi and submerging the streets of south Florida. According to the National Hurricane Center, it was the deadliest hurricane since 1928, claiming at least 1,800 lives and causing more than $108 billion in damages. The U.S....

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 •  November 1

The traditional who-what-when-where crime report is starting to acquire many more details—from the proximity of the nearest ATM or street light to the occupational, educational, or religious significance of the date. These are the kind of data points and insights any cop on the scene would notice, but which could then easily get lost in the...

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 •  October 28

Angela "Angie" McIntire is a biologist and bat management coordinator with the Arizona Game and Fish Department. But she prefers the title “bat specialist.” McIntire has been with the department since 2003, and has worked on and off with bats for more than 25 years. Bat work – which involves going in caves, surveying bats while they’re roosting,...

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 •  October 28

Authorities hoped cooler weather and lighter winds would help crews get a handle on the fires, which are among the deadliest in California history and were still burning completely uncontained. SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Hundreds more firefighters and law enforcement officials headed Tuesday to parts of Northern California to battle wildfires that have...

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 •  October 25

A new collaboration in Western Australia crowdsources driver feedback, harnessing location in an attempt to tame one of the state’s most infamous black spots. Australia’s road toll is a public health burden that governments at all levels perpetually labour to address. Road fatalities killed 1,295 Australians in 2016, a 7.5 percent increase on...

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 •  October 24

“The Arctic, before we started, was one of the most poorly mapped places on Earth. It’s not anymore,” said Paul Morin, co–principal investigator of the ArcticDEM initiative, which has now released high-resolution digital elevation models (DEM) of 97.4% of the region. With this latest release, “we have a uniform product at 2-meter [resolution]” for...

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 •  October 24

Fires have laid to waste huge swaths of Northern California. The deadly blazes have burned through more than nearly 400 square miles forcing 100,000 people to evacuate, and destroying over 8,400 structures. How do firefighters respond to such a disaster? Where are they dispatched? When and where are evacuations ordered? How can a fire being...