Cherry County, Nebraska

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US Counties by Area

    Looking at a map of counties and county equivalents in the United States, I noticed a few things about county size that stand out to me. The counties near the Mississippi and Ohio rivers seem to be extremely small. Counties in and west of the Rockies are pretty big. Three areas east of the Rockies… Read more »

Microsoft Single View merging Business Data and Maps

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It looks like even Microsoft is picking up on the current momentum of Neogeography.  This product seems to be pretty similar to its already existing MapPoint software, which is targeted at marketing and business uses, as well as some low-end GIS uses.  Microsoft’s Single View Platform is targeted more to goverment applications.  Microsoft has partnered… Read more »

Pennsylvania wants to consolidate School Districts

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Rendell wants to eliminate 400 of Pennsylvania’s 501 school districts in an effort to reduce costs. Ed Rendell believes that in today’s economy, we can no longer afford to support 501 school districts. This wouldn’t be the first time Pennsylvania forced consolidation of its school districts.  Before 1962, Pennsylvania had almost 2,000 school districts. This… Read more »