Tuesday, February 21, 2012


A fantastic List of Data Repositories by Karen Payne, from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government in Athens, GA, USA is now online - and anyone may contribute their knowledge directly to it as well. It's designed largely for work in the humanitarian response sector, so please consider adding data sources about your country. Thanks Kate. And thanks Dr. Payne.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Where to Go

DNRGPS 6.0 became available five days ago and it's a free download. Minnesota DNR says  it is
... an update to the popular DNRGarmin application ... and that it will be released as Open Source software with the intention that the GPS user community will become stewards of the application, initiating future modifications and enhancements.

It works with ArcGIS 10 and above. DNRGarmin is still a useful, somewhat standalone, part of my toolkit, so I'll be checking out this new incarnation. And way to go Minnesota DNR!


A wonderful compilation of historical maps of the Caribbean by Wm (Bill) C. Found of Canada's York University is now available. Thanks Bruce. And thanks Prof. Found.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Ocean Bathymetry Training

The Nippon Foundation of Japan has provided funding for GEBCO to train a new generation of scientists and hydrographers in ocean bathymetry. The 12-month course, leading to a Postgraduate Certificate in Ocean Bathymetry (PCOB), has been held at the University of New Hampshire, USA, since 2004. Applications are now sought for entry onto the course, starting in August 2012. The positions are fully funded and the closing date for applications is 31 March 2012. Thanks GSDI.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

LA Geospatial Forum

The 2nd Annual Latin American Conference & Exhibition on Geospatial Information, Technology & Applications (LAGF 2012) will take place on August 14-17, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, together with the Conference on Geospatial for Defense and Homeland Security Geointelligence Latin America. There's a Call for Papers. Thanks C.N. Aguirre