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 •  October 20

Last month, we put out a call for our Fall round of GovLoop Featured Bloggers – and you responded with amazing enthusiasm. We’re now pleased to announce our 14th Cohort of Featured Bloggers! Read on to meet these contributors for GovLoop who will be posting once a week for the next three months. They come from all walks of life and areas of...

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 •  October 19

Cal Fire has launched a new map so that people can check whether their homes were damaged or destroyed in the North Bay fires. As Cal Fire employees conduct damage inspections, they enter the information on each home using a mobile app. That is then added to a database, and is displayed using ESRI’s ArcGIS program, according to Deputy Chief Steven...

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 •  October 18

Members of the University of Redlands community gathered October 17 to hear Dr. Andrew Schroeder, a founder of WeRobotics and director of research and analysis for Direct Relief, talk about tapping the potential of spatial technology for disaster relief. Schroeder—who has engaged in disaster relief operations in Myanmar, Haiti, Liberia, and New...

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 •  October 17

In 1869, retired French civil engineer Charles Joseph Minard summarized eyewitness accounts and drew a map illustrating Napoleon’s 1812 campaign against Russia and the defeat of the Grand Army. According to Minard, during the war’s bloody 197 days, the strength of Napoleon’s forces dwindled from 422,000 all the way down to 10,000. Is it true that...

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 •  October 16

Flights Took Place At UAS Test Range In Warm Springs, OR Insitu, together with analytics company Esri, recently successfully completed test flights on a new way to support firefighting efforts using state-of-the-art software for firefighters and first responders. The flights were held at the Warm Springs, Oregon, FAA Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)...

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 •  October 15

Riverside–Saturday evening, more than a hundred family members, friends and associates gathered in downtown Riverside to honor Dr. Paulette Brown-Hinds and her work during a “golden” birthday celebration. Brown-Hinds, the publisher of the Voice and Black Voice News and author of the highly celebrated weekly blog, Rants & Raves, is also a professor...

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 •  October 13

This interactive map humanizes the opioid epidemic. Lynn Shattuck Oct 13 2017, 12:00pm Jeremiah Lindemann never planned to be an advocate in the opioid epidemic. But that's the role he fell into after his younger brother, J.T., died in 2007 at age 23 of pneumonia that was related to OxyContin abuse. The stigma surrounding the way J.T. died...

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 •  October 11

Public interest in North Korea is at an all-time high (or, to borrow a term from the ballistic missile lexicon, apogee), thanks in large part to the continuous flow of colorful, but frightfully bellicose, taunts from Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. While these exchanges no doubt make for catchy headlines, they fail to capture the full scope, and...

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 •  October 6

The highly secretive and isolated state of DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) – commonly known as North Korea – stands in stark contrast with its southern neighbor, the Republic of Korea (South Korea). The glaring divergence between the two Korea’s could not be more acute despite a shared history, culture, language, ethnically homogeneous...

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 •  October 6

After the Second World the Korean Peninsula was divided in two. The north was occupied by Soviet troops. The South was occupied by the USA. In 1948 the two zones became two separate countries. It has been a story of intermittent conflict and fragile peace ever since. The Two Koreas is an Esri Story Map about the history of the two countries, their...