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GLARS Announces Public Release of SharedGeo’s Great Lakes Digital Surface Model Products

May 12, 2022 No Comments by central

The Great Lakes Alliance for Remote Sensing (GLARS) announced today the public release of the Digital Surface Model (DSM) products SharedGeo has created for the Great Lakes. Covering 85% of the Great Lakes Basin, the DSMs were created from over 70 TB of Digital Globe stereo-pair imagery obtained from National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) NextView program. […]

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SharedGeo Extends Fiscal Sponsorship to the U.S. National Grid Institute

March 11, 2022 No Comments by central

In early March, SharedGeo’s Board of Directors voted to accept the U.S. National Grid Institute (USNGI) as its first Fiscal Sponsorship project. Through this IRS legally defined arrangement, SharedGeo is able to extend its IRS tax exempt status to another effort it believes will evolve into becoming a self-standing nonprofit with a mission that is […]

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SharedGeo Helps Found the Great Lakes Alliance for Remote Sensing

May 11, 2021 No Comments by central

Creating, collaborating and sharing geospatial data across the Great Lakes Basin is a challenge due to the fractured and limited remote sensing capabilities of the public and private entities operating in this international setting.  To overcome this limitation, in 2016 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) began funding a collaboration between Michigan Tech Research […]

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Press Release: Release of Free Magnetic Declination Diagram Service

January 14, 2021 No Comments by central

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Steve Swazee888-877-7436 • St. Paul, Minnesota, January 14, 2021 – SharedGeo is pleased to announce it has created an open source solution to a longstanding cartographic problem by creating a free web service to generate a magnetic declination diagram. In cartography, a declination diagram is used to provide a graphic representation […]

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SharedGeo Releases the Minnesota Situational Awareness Viewer

August 19, 2020 No Comments by central

As a way to provide the Minnesota public with a “one-stop-shop” for publicly available emergency/disaster planning and response mapped information, SharedGeo has created the Minnesota Situational Awareness Viewer (MNSAV). Extensive research was conducted to ensure the public domain data sources used were the best available as of date of map release in August 2020. Although […]

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Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Installs SharedGeo Emergency Location Marker System

June 11, 2020 No Comments by central

The growing popularity of SharedGeo’s Emergency Location Marker (ELM) system based on the U.S. National Grid federal coordinate standard was recently highlighted when Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park opted to install ELMs.  The park’s 2,965 acres of historic and recreational space located in suburban Atlanta has made it one of the nation’s busiest national parks.  […]

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SharedGeo Administrative Director Dr. Nancy Read Interviewed by Voice of America

April 25, 2020 No Comments by central

Recently, Dr. Nancy Read, SharedGeo Administrative Director was interviewed by Voice of America about SharedGeo’s U.S. Spread of COVID-19 Maps and Analytics website. Other individuals featured in the piece included academics from Johns Hopkins University, University of Virginia, and California State University – Northridge.  The interview by Alex Gorbachev, International Multimedia Journalist for Voice of […]

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Executive Director Swazee on Iowa Public Television

April 21, 2020 No Comments by central

In a human-interest piece produced by Colleen Krantz of Iowa Public Television for PBS’s nationally syndicated program Market-to-Market, Executive Director Steve Swazee was interviewed about SharedGeo’s efforts to promote use of the U.S. National Grid (USNG) as the “emergency response language of location.”  In a segment entitled Advocates Urge Adoption of Old Grid for Geolocation […]

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SharedGeo Tracks COVID-19 Spread Across the U.S.

April 14, 2020 No Comments by central

In support of COVID-19 public health awareness efforts, on March 19, 2020, SharedGeo officially launched a web map interface which allows users to visualize the spread of the virus across the U.S. since early March. Unique to the map is a time sequence display of county level data made available by University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity […]

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Brian Huberty Joins the SharedGeo Board of Advisors

January 8, 2020 No Comments by central

SharedGeo is extremely pleased to welcome Brian Huberty to the SharedGeo Board of Advisors. Over the last four decades, Mr. Huberty has applied remote sensing and geospatial assessment technologies for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Department of the Interior – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of Agriculture – […]

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