Online training: Intro to ISO 191** geospatial metadata

NOAA NCEIThis course, offered by NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), presents the concept, principles, and value of metadata utilizing the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 191** metadata in several online sessions.

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CaGIS Map Design Competition - an invitation to mapmakers in US & Canada

CaGIS logoThe Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) has announced its Annual Map Design Competition. The competition is open to all mapmakers in the United States and Canada for maps completed or published during the past calendar year (2015). Students are particularly encouraged to apply for the award sponsored by Avenza (makers of MAPublisher).

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USA: Request for information on Common Framework for Earth Observation Data

USGEO logoThe U.S. Group on Earth Observations (USGEO) has developed a set of recommended standards and practices for Earth observation data management. The draft document has been published, and the Request for Information (RFI) is open for feedback through January 15, 2016.

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USA: Take-aways from the 2015 Digital Coast Partner Meeting

DigitalCoast logoThe Digital Coast Partnership — a group of coastal resource management professionals working together to improve access to federal coastal data, training, and best practices — gathered in Charleston, South Carolina, in December 2015.

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Canada: Natural Resources Canada funds GeoAlliance Canada to promote use of geospatial data and tools

geoallianceCanada’s geospatial community received a significant boost today with the signing of a 1.5 year funding contribution agreement with Natural Resources Canada. GeoAlliance Canada, a national non-profit umbrella organization, received this funding in support of their mandate to provide essential leadership within the geomatics, geography and geospatial sector.

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NSGIC report on US National Address Database

National States Geographic Information Council reports on U.S. lagging behind the developed world with lack of national address database.

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Canada: MEOPAR call for proposals for marine response research

The Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network has issued a Call for Proposals for their new Response Research Grant program. Deadline October 16, 2015.

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