Friday, September 5, 2014

New World Country Shapefiles Added - Free to Download and Use

I've just added several new GIS shapefiles of various countries around the world. Shapefiles may include buildings,administrative, places, natural features, roads and highways, water bodies and streams...

Find Shapefiles Here

If you have a special request for shapefiles of a specific country that is not listed, let me know and I'll work it in. Just send me an email.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Fight for Net Neutrality

If net neutrality is not protected and a multi tiered internet is implemented and many of your other favorite websites will be much slower or perhaps impossible to visit. To learn more about net neutrality and the fight to preserve it and keep mega-cable companies from taking over check the following articles, companies that you will be joining if you support net neutrality and things that you can do on September 10th if you have a website:

Top Web Companies Join Internet Slowdown Protest for Net Neutrality.

Speak Up—or Slow Down: Why We Need A Day of Action for Net Neutrality.

Join the Battle for Net Neutrality.

On Net Neutrality, the FCC Can't Ignore the Public.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

2013 EPA Toxic Release Inventory Prelimary Data Release Ready for Download

Though the final release of the 2013 EPA Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data won't be released until October, you can download the prelimary data now.

Download 2013 Preliminary TRI data here.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Renewable Energy Geospatial Toolkits for Selected Countries

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides Geospatial Toolkits for selected countries around the globe.

Each toolkit includes a GIS map viewer and several base map and renewable energy layers for investigating renewable energy resources and potentials.

Learn more about Geospatial Toolkits.