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gvSIG, new plugin: Working with legends by scale
We carry on moving towards gvSIG 2.2 with a new add-on that allows working with legends by scale (also with labels, but we'll see that in another post). The plugin is called Complex Legend extensio...
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Introduced in US Senate: S.740 Geospatial Data Reform Act of 2015. Apparently moving fast.

Also see the congressional record (search for word "geospatial"):
https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2015/03/19/senate-section/article/S1638-3
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The US White House is helping to support citizen science and crowdsourcing efforts within the federal government.
On November 21, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, in partnership with the Office of Personnel Management and the Federal Community of Practice on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science, convened a workshop to kick off development of the Open Innovation Toolkit. The Toolkit, part of the Obama Administration's Second Open Government National Action Plan, will harness public ingenuity to help address scientific and societal challenges.
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Future electronic & online voting probably will revisit how it is designed to authenticate voters after this written opinion.
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Today's GeoSpatial Stream broadcast will discuss location surveillance and how portals are providing cellphone locations as a paid service; the Global Road Map and its quest to limit environmental impact; Canada's investment in a global survey of surface water; NATO's Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capability; industry news from Esri, Ocean Optics and PCI Geomatics; opinions on location surveillance; and more.
This GeoSpatial Stream broadcast discusses location surveillance and how portals are providing cellphone locations as a paid service; the Global Road Map and its quest to limit environmental impact; Canada's investment in a global survey of surface water; NATO's Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capability; industry news from Esri, Ocean Optics and PCI Geomatics; opinions on location surveillance; and more.
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good topic. keep it up. 
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An exploratory on the accelerators and barriers to #citizenscience and #crowdsourcing projects within the federal government.
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Ethics  - 
 
Emerging Pervasive Information and Communication Technologies:
Ethical Challenges, Opportunities and Safeguards (2013) - eBook ISBN 978-94-007-6833-8
Emerging Pervasive Information and Communication Technologies (PICT) Ethical Challenges, Opportunities and Safeguards Law, Governance and Technology Series, Vol. 11 Kenneth D. Pimple, Ph.D. (Ed.) 2013, X, 252 p. 10 i...
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Doug Hanchard

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#Ushahidi Mapping software along with Volunteer Technical Community's - #VTC 's are filling a void as the #Balkan  Floods hit #Serbia   #Bosnia  and #Croatia Crowd sourcing is making a difference.  http://goo.gl/DqLxdE 
Ushahidi used to track May 2014 Balkan floods in Serbia Governments and even some non-government organizations often criticize volunteers, regardless of where they are from, when trying to help during a disaster. In some case...
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Is there a correlation between a country's industrial base and its ability to prepare and recovery from a disaster? This would be an excellent basis for a thesis or article for our DDRS magazine.

This @GlobalPost map shows what kind of export makes each country the most money http://glpo.st/1hLU4Rq
Australia makes the most money from coal. Who knew?
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Disaster Simulation's invisible value - http://goo.gl/OQZYNx
MV-22 Osprey hovering over Guiuan, Philippines, November 14, 2014 (Photo: AP) Towns, cities, regional and national governments face incredible obstacles and challenge in the lead up, occurrence, response and recovery phases...
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About this community

Focused on emerging technologies that facilitate collaborative, science-based and citizen-driven decision-making, and their social, legal, and ethical implications. New tools like social media, geospatial, crowdsourcing, and crowdmapping are empowering individuals to monitor their environment, collectively generate actionable scientific data, and support disaster response.

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IP and Licensing  - 
 
Intellectual Property Law and Geospatia lInformation: Some Challenges
Author(s): Teresa Scassa, D.R. Fraser Taylor 
The WIPO Journal, Volume 6, Issue 1 (2014): 79-88

This article examines the role of intellectual property (IP) law in shaping SDIs—those digital repositories of data that define and structure our understanding of physical space. We argue that IP law has played a role in determining how digital geospatial data are shared and used, and that it has become, of necessity, an element to be managed within SDIs. This is more than just a matter of the drafting of licensing agreements. IP law in this context is linked to notions of authority and authenticity. It plays an important role in defining the ever-shifting relationships between producers and users of geospatial data.

Keywords: Data processing; Databases; Geography; Intellectual property; Licensing; Traditional knowledge
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We have created a Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) Resource and Link page. If you have additional links that should be added, comment section on the post page and we will add them. http://goo.gl/SkUt05
Photo Credit: Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Hawaii. Dec. 4 0600 Zulu The following list are resources and links tracking Typhoon Ruby threatening the Philippines. The list will be updated as they become available. You can sub...
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Excellent Doug. Thank you. I am just learning about crowd-sourced emergency response data development. What a fascinating time to be alive. 
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Forensic GIS - Investigation, Litigation and Using GIS in the Courtroom
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New paper on federal agency liability for using citizen-generated data by Bailey Smith, JD. #citizenscience  
New ways to gather data are on the rise. One of these ways is through citizen science. While citizen science can be defined broadly, this article defines citizen science as the voluntary participation of members of the public in scientific research, including but not limited to data collection ...
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The emerging legal and regulatory issues of crowdsourcing: This video features a discussion on the emerging regulatory and legal issues surrounding crowdsourcing. Moderating the panel is Joe Eandi, Foundation Capital, and panelist include: Fabio Rosati, CEO, Elance; Jackie Kalk, Littler Mendelson; Regan Parker, former Director of Workforce Innovation and Community Engagement, LiveOps.
The panel touches on issues regarding crowd worker payment, labor models, regulatory issues, worker classification, and other.
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The White House released the first US National Plan for Civil Earth Observations, which takes a holistic, integrated approach. It emphasizes the importance of sustained observations, and includes airborne and in situ measurements as well as crowdsourcing and citizen science.
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Doug Hanchard

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Disaster Analytics - Learning how to use it. http://goo.gl/HkLNo6
Compiling metadata onto a map can develop powerful analysis of data; a story, event, or outcome. Photo Credit: Author produced Google Analytics image of DDRS data. Collecting information to solve problems has logical and obvi...
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Doug Hanchard

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#FEMA  Smart Phone App Review - Part III
http://goo.gl/OwOqVA
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Doug Hanchard

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Command and Control in the Era of Social Media http://goo.gl/htxF0E
Managing Command & Control in a Social Media world is a complex task. Command and Control is evolving. It is not a standard that is practiced in the same precise manner worldwide. The influence of culture, technology and com...
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