Over the past two months a team at Stanford Libraries have been working to add new features and resources to our geospatial discovery portal EarthWorks. EarthWorks is the place for users to find and access geospatial data at Stanford. With the recent updates, the amount of data users can find has more than doubled with access to over 70,000 resources from more than 20 institutions. Users can now discover scanned maps alongside Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, index maps, census data and research data.
Blog topic: Geospatial
An excellent example of what can be done with ArcGIS Online is the Stanford Geospatial Center's Gaihōzu: Japanese Imperial Maps portal, which provides access to the most popular objects in the Stanford Digital Repository.
Over the last few months, we’ve been testing Single Sign-On (SSO) for providing access to ArcGIS.com, which we have licensed for the use of all Stanford affiliates. This means that you no longer need to go through the Stanford Geospatial Center to get an account!
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) held their final meeting of the year on December 11, 2017 via teleconference. The full report of the meeting including the Powerpoints from the subcommittees are available on the NGAC Website. The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee that reports to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC). Our role is to provide advice and recommendations related to the national geospatial program and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure.
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) held their fall meeting September 6-7, 2017 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Viriginia. The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee (FACA) to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC). The role of the NGAC is to provide advice and recommendations related to the national geospatial program and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure. Full minutes of the meeting, PowerPoints, and lightning talks are available on the NGAC website.
AnaLyse diachronique de l'espace urbain PArisien: approche GEomatique (ALPAGE), is a geohistorical research program aimed at producing data and tools for analyzing the long-term relationships between spaces and societies in pre-industrial Paris.
Last week I spent 3 days at Google for their annual Google Earth Engine Summit, learning about new features and applications of their Google Earth Engine technology. If you haven’t seen Google Earth Engine, I encourage you to go to https://earthengine.google.com and use the signup link to get an account. It’s absolutely free for non-commercial use and it’s capabilities are pretty mind-blowing.
Faculty, staff, and students affiliated with Stanford University can now find and access GIS vector shapefile data for Baghdad, Iraq using the EarthWorks discovery platform.
Created by LeadDog Consulting, this collection contains layers representing city streets, land use, points of interest, bodies of water, airports, neighborhoods, and railroads from 2010.
President Trump released the proposed 2018 Federal budget, A New Foundation for American Greatness, on May 23, 2017. The budget request for the Department of Interior is $11.7 billion, 12 percent ($1.6 billion) below the Continuting Resolution baseline level. The proposed cuts to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) are 13% or $137.8 million below the 2017 Continuing Resolution baseline level.