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Mapping and the Census…

February 23, 2009 Leave a comment

It’s almost that time of the decade again!!!  The U.S. Census Bureau is getting its army of workers together again to count every single person that currently lives in the United States and in the state of South Carolina, they have plenty to gain from this round of counts.  South Carolina has seen an upswing in their population and if they are able to account for every single resident in their state they may be able to grad one more seat in the House of Representatives.  The Census is extremely important to mapping and GIS as it provides us with invaluable data that can be portrayed visually into maps and visualize various statistics.

To read more about the Census and its value to South Carolina, click here

Kenneth E. Liwag, Rutgers University Planning Intern, VERTICES, LLC.

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More Mapping and the Middle East…

February 17, 2009 Leave a comment

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More community mapping and GIS is being used to help stabilize life in the West Bank.  JumpStart International is starting their pilot program of mapping streeets, and various important businesses and establishments in the West Bank as way to encourage economic development in the area.  The organization is training residents from the West Bank with GIS technical skills and techniques so that they may be able to actively manage the sight.  While the site will be aimed for the use by the public, both the private and public sector will be able to access and benefit from the site.  JumpStart International hopes that this project will prove to be successful and bring these projects to other less-developed areas of the world.

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Kenneth E. Liwag, Rutgers University Planning Intern, VERTICES, LLC.

The Mapping Case for the Stimulus Plan…

February 10, 2009 Leave a comment

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It seems that GIS and mapping was/is deep in the agenda of one of the stimulus plans.  In a effort to create a national map for use by many of the government department, GIS will play a major role in accomplishing this project.  The map will help provide a central source of information should and when a disaster occurs.  This effort will help save time as information will now be able to be accessed through one main database instead of having to figure out where the best information can be retrieved.  This effort will also help provide the millions of jobs that have been suggested to be created by this stimulus plan.  It many ways, it seems that GIS and community mapping is the way to go…

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Kenneth E. Liwag, Rutgers University Planning Intern, VERTICES, LLC.