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Geoscience News Feeds & Blogs

(Don't know how to use RSS/Blogs? See the RSS and Blogs introductory materials)

The links below are map and GIS related RSS/XML accessible blogs. Content varies, and is subject to change by the owner. Please evaluate all content based on its original source.


Census Bureau News: Official news releases of the United States Census Bureau details new data, available reports and upcoming projects.

AAPG Newsroom: News from American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

NASA Earth Observatory

National Hurricane Center : Official news releases of the National Weather Service about tropical storm information and prediction. Choose geographic areas of coverage.

NOAA Newsroom

USGS Newsroom

USGS Earthquakes : >2.5

National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP)


Directions Magazine:  The official blog of Directions Magazine, an online trade publication for mapping and GIS professionals. This blog details various vendor (commercial) GIS software updates, government contracts for software and licensing, and GIS projects awarded. Produced by Spatial Media LLC.

import cartography: The personal blog of a GIS developer. Gives news developments, new hacks and scripts and reviews new consumer products.

GeoSearch News: The site is a metasearch of other Geospatial news put together by the company Metacarta.  It also has several search features that use geocodes to find additional site related news. By the authors of the O'Reilly title, Mapping Hacks, the blog gives tips and links to scripts written by contributors to gain interesting tid bits, or take advantage of features with current commercial (ESRI) and public (Google Maps) GIS software.

The Map Room: This is a non professional's blog about the interesting developments in maps. It is not authoritative, though he does skim news items for new developments and products in mapping.

RealClimate org: Discusses climate science response to current issues and news stories. Aims to flesh out issues that are misquoted, or misinterpreted within the news without a political agenda. Ronald C. Schott, Assistant Professor of Geology, Fort Hays State University, blogs about geology, trips and other topics of interest.

Prometheus: An online discussion group produced by the Center for Science and Technology Policy at the University of Colorado. Discusses science and technology policy. Edward Mac Gillavry's blog about spatial and location software. His scope is international (he works for the Dutch National Atlas of Public Health), and he discusses GIS developments mainly in Europe.