Latest Geospatial News
DigitalGlobe Expects 25 Percent Commercial Sales Growth in 2011
Satellite Earth imagery provider DigitalGlobe on Feb. 28 said it expects its commercial business to grow faster than its dominant US government revenue base in 2011 as the government’s fiscal situation puts downward …Read more, http://www.spacenews.com/earth_observation/110301digitalglobe-expects-percent-commercial-sales-growth-2011.html
Sports Security Center to Conduct Table Top Exercise at …
The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) will conduct a sport event incident exercise at New Meadowlands Stadium, home of the National Football League New York Jets and New York Giants, on Thursday, March 3…Read more, http://www.usm.edu/news/article/sports-security-center-conduct-table-top-exercise-meadowlands-stadium
March 25, 2013
Direct Line for American Businesses:
USOECD: An Update on OECD-WTO’s Joint Initiative Measuring Trade In Value Added
EIGS Members invited
Deadline for RSVPs: March 22, 2013
For more information and a full description of the call please visit, http://www.state.gov/e/eb/directline/events/205600.htm
March 27, 2013
Direct Line for American Businesses:
Economic Growth and Investment Opportunities in Northeast Brazil: The Pernambuco Experience
EIGS Member invited
Deadline for RSVPs: Monday, March 25, 2013
For more information and a full description of the call please visit, http://www.state.gov/e/eb/directline/events/205631.htm
The Direct Line program offered by the US Department of State provides a unique opportunity for American businesses, particularly small-and medium-sized enterprises, to engage directly via teleconference with U.S. Ambassadors overseas. The program is open to American companies which are already in the country where the Ambassador serves or which are interested in expanding their businesses into those countries. Calls will vary in topic according to the specific needs for business in a given country.
We invite you to participate in this program and will keep you apprised of upcoming conference calls. If you have any problems, or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 228-295-7117.
Houston Students Using GIS to Impact Community
HOUSTON, TX: The High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (HSLECJ) is now back in session and learning concepts that few other schools across the country offer their students. Recently named in the top 10 percentile of high schools in Houston’s Independent School District, the school has invested in creating outstanding Law and Criminal Justice thinkers. One of their programs making a positive impact in the classroom and the community focuses on geospatial technologies. They offer a class dedicated to geospatial technologies using Digital Quest’s GIS in Homeland Security Community course.
Students begin the year learning the basic concepts behind geospatial technology and project management in the context of Homeland Security. By the end of the course, they apply their knowledge to real-world issues and come up with solutions that can be applied in everyday life. Considering crime in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, students researched the problem and showed not only a correlation to area crime rates and displaced Hurricane Katrina populations, but also identified specific locations that were affected. “The kids came up with this study because it was something that they were seeing and they were anxious to know if they could use their geospatial skills to show if this influx was true, if it was a problem, and more,” said teacher, Valgene Holmes.