NLT Blog

Data Capture of Federal Lands in the District of Columbia

New Light Technologies and DC GIS have just completed a 3 year effort to capture the locations and dimensions of all of the Federal Reservations in the District of Columbia. These federal lands are the final significant data set within DC GISs Vector Property Map to be captured. The Vector Property Map is a database […]

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NLT Staff Showcases Real Time GIS Tools at National Hurricane Conference

As the 2012 hurricane season approaches getting the word out about new developments in web-based GIS situational awareness tools available to the public is a critical step to improving national emergency preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities. NLT staff showcased OnTheMap for Emergency Management- an innovative web-based Geospatial Census data tool for viewing, in real time, […]

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Ten years of successful working relationship with DC GIS Program

New Light Technologies, Inc.’s (NLT) first prime-contract client was the DC GIS Program in the spring of 2002. Ever since then NLT has had a successful engagement with DC GIS on a variety of GIS related contracts. CEO Ghermay Araya says, “NLT is proud to have held a long-standing partnership with DC GIS. NLT is […]

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NLT Contributes to Census Bureau’s Local Employment Dynamics Annual Workshop

March 2012 – NLT Team contributed to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Annual Partnership Workshop in Arlington VA. The workshop convened Federal and state Labor Market Information agencies to discuss latest developments in the field of local labor market economics and the Census data products. There were a number of great presentations […]

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Census Bureau Releases OnTheMap Version 6

OnTheMap is an interactive dashboard style tool with detailed maps showing where workers are employed and where they live with companion reports on age, earnings, industry distribution, and local workforce indicators.  New Light Technologies (NLT) supports the development of OnTheMap providing Geographic Data Production, Web-based Geospatial Systems design testing, and Project Management consulting services for […]

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Mapping Patterns of Social Connectedness

MIT SENSEable City Lab, Labs-Research and IBM Research Researchers are mapping patterns of social connectedness across the U.S. based on anonymous and aggregated cell phone interactions data. SENSEable City Laboratory is a new research initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Some good data visualization examples here also demonstrate the importance of Privacy Protection Measures. […]

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White House Proposes Executive Branch Reorganization

The White House today announced an interesting proposal to reorganize a number of federal agencies to better meet the economic and business needs of the nation and improve efficiency. The proposal would merge a number of commerce and trade agencies including the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Export-Import […]

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Natural Hazards & Social Vulnerability

The Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute at the University of South Carolina’s Geography Department has put together an interesting national Social Vulnerability Index, which measures the social vulnerability of every U.S. county to environmental hazards. The model factors in over 30 socioeconomic variables- mostly derived from U.S. Census data including the American Community Survey (ACS) […]

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NLT Team provides Enterprise Class Geospatial Technology Software to DC Government GIS Program

New Light Technologies, Inc. (NLT) partners with Arc2Earth to provide enterprise class Geospatial Technology to the Washington, DC GIS Program. The team developed server side KMZ updated KML network link data feeds to provide District users with a more complete and enjoyable user experience through attractive and high-performance data in KML format for consumption in […]

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Measuring & Mapping Water-related Risks

World Resources Institute, in conjunction with several corporate sponsors, has developed a very cool web-based dashboard style GIS tool for measuring and mapping global water-related risks. To put this together, WRI formed a comprehensive set of physical and regulatory indicators to develop a Water Risk Framework for calculating and mapping water risk scores globally. They […]

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