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Geo Week Round-up: The future of GEOINT | Geospatial Webinars for Kids | Data and Coronavirus

Welcome to the Geo Week News weekly update! The articles below have been hand picked from recent geospatial news. A new update is posted each Monday.

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USGIF Publishes 2020 State and Future of GEOINT

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) published its annual State and Future of GEOINT Report, a collection of articles intended for use by all GEOINT practitioners. This unclassified document contains a series of concise descriptions of problems, achievements, and emerging issues and technologies as a guide to better understand the global GEOINT mission — whether you work in the public, commercial, federal, civilian, defense, intelligence, or national security space.

Read more: GIS User 

ASPRS Provides Geospatial Webinars for Kids

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing: The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society is hosting one-hour educational webinars for kids focused on geospatial concepts and technology. GeoBits. based on our successful GeoBytes Series, will be free and recorded, allowing us and you to share with the community.

Read more: Directions Magazine

How Data Can Keep us Safer Amid the Coronavirus Crisis

As COVID-19 continues to spread worldwide, uncertainty has sparked historic volatility in the global markets and inspired drastic measures at national, regional, and local levels as the world tries to contain this pandemic. As a global health crisis persists, information on where the virus has been contracted and where it’s currently concentrated is critical to understanding where it may spread next. The Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University is tracking this data, which is in the public domain for use among many sources, such as the New York Times.

Read more: Geospatial World

Collecting the Maps of the Coronavirus Pandemic

As the Library of Congress archives visuals about coronavirus, it is documenting a dramatic expansion in the forms and functions of maps — and their makers.

Read more: CityLab

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