A CNN article has links to online maps that show the Deep Horizon oil spill reports in the Gulf of Mexico. My favorite is the one that lets you overlay the oil spill over your city for size reference.
Oil spill overlaid on top of LA County:
The fleet of GPS satellites is to be replaced over the next decade and will provide greater precision. I don’t think this will matter much to most consumers but it will benefit the military, surveyors and other professionals who depend on accurate locations.
This is from Directions Magazine. A list of certifications that are helpful for geospatial professionals.
Click here for full article and listing.