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Bing Maps Now Include Transit Directions

Image via Wikipedia Want to find the quickest transit route for your commute from home to the office? Bing maps has updated their maps to include transit routing and directions for the following 11 cities:Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C., and Vancouver. The maps provide …

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Community Mapper Web Site Created by a GIS Department in Union County, NC

Image via Wikipedia The GIS/Maps department of Union County, North Carolina created a community mapper that sits in a Google map environment and also allows the user to view OpenStreetMap data. The community mapper runs on a POSTGIS data server. Information for this post was provided by the Union County community mapper web site. Related …

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Expansion of D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare Program

On September 20, 2010, Washington D.C.’s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) launched an expansion of their Capital Bikeshare program. First started by DDOT in 2007, the bikeshare program has grown so popular that DDOT officials decided to expand the program, which is now the largest bikesharing system in the United States. The fleet of 1,100 …

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American Community Survey E-Tutorial

The U.S. Census Bureau has designed an e-Tutorial to help users better understand the benefits and uses of the American Community Survey (ACS). The tutorial, which lasts approximately one hour, provides information on the purpose of the ACS, how the ACS works, and how a user can find ACS data using the American Factfinder. For …

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Snapshot: Quantum GIS

Agencies looking to find low-cost, entry-level GIS applications might find this of interest. Quantum GIS (QGIS) is an Open Source Geographic Information System that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows and is licensed under the GNU (GNU’s Not Unix) General Public License. It supports vector, raster, and database formats. QGIS has the following …

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