Earthquake in Tanzania kills 10

Note:  This post original appeared in the Natural Hazards, GIS and Disaster Management blog and is used with permission from the author. Update:  The author posted an update on the earthquake’s impacts and response on September 12, 2016. A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck 23 km east north east of Nsunga in Tanzania on 10 September….

A Drone That Finds Survivors Through Their Phones

Inspired and Informed by Patrick Meier and the Humanitarian UAV Network, as much as our own personal disaster experience, sets out to provide real-time coverage of ongoing disasters as well as stakeholders’ immediate response and data/analysis on their recovery. The very first second I saw a TV news crew using a drone over a…

GIS and the Feds ~Joe Francica, Directions Magazine

The Esri Federal GIS (#fedgis) Conference kicks off today in Washington, D.C. the first major GIS event since last fall’s government shutdown. The mood might be described as tentative at best. The reason is continuing uncertainty just how much money will be available for GIS investment, once a lock for funding. However, if there is money…