This article represents a quick presentation of what is possible with GIS (Geographic Information Systems) software. We were pleased to provide some GIS content for Glencoe/McGraw-Hill publishing for three textbooks in 2008: World Geography and Cultures, Glencoe World History and The American Vision — all with a combined expected worldwide sales of 750,000 copies.
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Total Information Awareness is now possible thanks to Microsoft and the NSA’s new Texas Cryptology Center in San Antonio, Texas:
“No longer able to store all the intercepted phone calls and e-mail in its secret city, the agency has now built a new data warehouse in San Antonio, Texas,” writes author James Bamford in the Shadow Factory, his third book about the NSA. “Costing, with renovations, upwards of $130 million, the 470,000-square-foot facility will be almost the size of the Alamodome. Considering how much data can now be squeezed onto a small flash drive, the new NSA building may eventually be able to hold all the information in the world.” …
As you walk the streets of New York, someone is watching you from above — and it isn’t the FDNY Firefighter Spies. You can’t see them, but they can see you. You don’t know where they are — but they are always… there. Right there: