GeoWorld July 2012

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JULY 2012 4 POSITION An Especially Important Year to Talk about Conservation By Todd Danielson 6 NEWSLINK 10 BEYOND MAPPING Narrowing-In on Absurd Gerrymanders By Joseph Berry 12 MUNICIPAL MATTERS What Can You Do with Open Data? By Jonathan Mark 30 BUILDING THE GEOWEB Moving Toward a Global Geographic Content Standard By Ron Lake Tree Mapping Aims to 'Green' Urban Spaces BY FAITH CLARK 18 Time-sensitive GeoWorld departments such as NetLink, PeopleLink, Product News and Business News now are maintained solely at the Web site. Check there often for the latest updates as they happen. The digital version of this issue contains additional coverage of this section. Visit for more information. GeoWorld (ISSN 0897-5507, USPS 023-416) is published monthly by M2MEDIA360, a Bev-Al Communications, Inc. company. 1030 W. Higgins Road, Suite 230, Park Ridge, IL 60068 USA GeoWorld is distributed free to qualified subscribers in the geospatial industry. POSTMASTER Please send change of address to: GeoWorld, PO Box 4290, Port Jervis, NY 12771 Subscription rates - one year: US $72, two years: US $128; one year Canada: $90, two years Canada: $163. All other countries, one year: $108 (includes airmail postage). Payable in U.S. funds only. Customer Service and subscription requests, please call Phone (845) 856- 2229; Fax (845) 856-5822 or subscribe online at www.geoplace. com/subscribe. Periodical postage paid at Park Ridge, IL and additional mailing offices. No Forest Stands Alone Ontario's Forest Resources Inventory Monitors a Valuable Asset BY JOSEPH KAPRON Back on the Prowl? GIS Helps Discover, Protect Sumatran Tigers BY SU CLAUSON-WICKER AND LYNN DAVIS 14 FEATURES 22 Conservation, Computation, Cooperation Achieving Efficient Spatial Analysis for Ecologists BY CHARLENE NIELSEN 26 JUL Y 2O12 / WWW . GEOPLA CE . COM 3

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