July 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Adding existing Assessment documents and links to the Living Assessment wiki



I'm getting familiar with the new public wiki, and I'd like to add links to documents and web pages of existing assessments (e.g. the 2010 Assessment and Strategies by FRAP, Southern Sierra Partnership, et al.).  Based on the layout I'm not sure where it would be best to put these (I've also posted a note on the wiki to this effect).  Any suggestions?




- Rich

Added by Rich Walker on July 19, 2011 at 3:01pm — 3 Comments

ESRI taking GIS in same direction we're thinking!

Esri UC 2011 Plenary & Keynotes

"[Jack] Dangermond said this new pattern of GIS – making it available to everyone – can mean bringing authoritative source information in and blending it with web with social network information, then making it available through lightweight mobile devices.

GIS professionals will be able to provide information to knowledge…


Added by Erica Schachtell on July 18, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

"Extreme Green" article from East Oregonian

‘Extreme Green’ gives environmentalism a bad name by Ted Williams on June 5,2011

A thought-provoking article that discusses what's gone wrong with the environmental litigation movement.  My favorite line is where he quotes CBD as saying they are mocking, adding stress to, and destroying the careers of public servants.…


Added by Erica Schachtell on July 6, 2011 at 5:05pm — No Comments

"Open Goverment" article on GovLoop

Open Government Isn't Something One Person Can Own - It Belongs To All of Us by Michael Rupert on July 1, 2011

My favorite line is where he quotes Dan Morgan: "The transformation we’ve seen is that technology has lowered the barrier to entry, we’ve seen a new kind of activism and volunteerism spring up, and we’ve seen a series of…


Added by Erica Schachtell on July 6, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Value Mapping

Links for Option 3 appear not to be working.  I'd like to see what you (USFS) are up to with this viewer.

Added by Rich Walker on July 5, 2011 at 5:22pm — 1 Comment

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