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  • Google Earth Pro now Free?

    Google Earth Blog
    Timothy Whitehead
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:23 am
    Last week we got an email from GEB reader Alan letting us know that Google Earth Pro, which formerly cost US$400 per year, appears to now be free. There has been no official announcement from Google as yet on the subject. We signed up for Google Earth Pro, and instead of granting us a 7-day trial licence as was formerly the case, we received an email with a licence key clearly stating that it is a free licence. Also, we formerly had a trial key and requested our account infomation. We received an email with our licence key and a stated expiry date of January 20, 2017. Both the above keys work…
  • The 2004 tsunami: then and now

    Google Earth Blog
    Timothy Whitehead
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:28 am
    We have in the past looked at ‘before and after’ pictures of devastating natural disasters such as earth quakes, tornados and tsunamis. The Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 occurred before GEB started, when Google Earth was still Keyhole Earth. Instead of just looking at ‘before and after’ pictures showing the devastation, it is now possible to see the recovery since then, with the help of Digital Globe imagery and an Esri map titled Boxing Day 2004 Tsunami: Then and Now. It displays Digital Globe imagery from just after the Tsunami and compares it with recent imagery.
  • Top 6 Free LiDAR Data Sources

    GIS Geography
    GISGeography
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:58 am
    Does it feel like a big challenge to find LiDAR data sources? Master the art of attaining LiDAR at no cost with this list of 6 free LiDAR data sources. The post Top 6 Free LiDAR Data Sources appeared first on GIS Geography.
  • Nordic marine scientists: Showcasing growing pressure on oceans?

    Geography News -- ScienceDaily
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:38 am
    A group of 13 scientists argue that the Nordic countries are in a unique position to showcase how to handle the growing pressure on the oceans. However, this relies on a collective ability to regard change as connected.
  • Snowmeggedon Maps

    Esri News Feed
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:39 am
    Esri map visualizes the projected accumulation of snowfall across the US for the next couple of days.
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    Geography News -- ScienceDaily

  • Nordic marine scientists: Showcasing growing pressure on oceans?

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:38 am
    A group of 13 scientists argue that the Nordic countries are in a unique position to showcase how to handle the growing pressure on the oceans. However, this relies on a collective ability to regard change as connected.
  • Slope on ocean surface lowers sea level in Europe

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:37 am
    A ‘slope’ on the ocean surface in the Strait of Gibraltar is lowering the sea level in Europe by 7cm, researchers have discovered. This research will help to more accurately predict future sea levels by providing a more complete understanding of the factors that control it.
  • Ocean acidification changes balance of biofouling communities

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:22 am
    A new study of marine organisms that make up the 'biofouling community' -- tiny creatures that attach themselves to ships' hulls and rocks in the ocean around the world -- shows how they adapt to changing ocean acidification. Authors examine how these communities may respond to future change.
  • Pilotless aircraft will play critical roles in precision agriculture

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    A new article outlines many of the potential roles drones can play in university research, and the advantages they can offer in speed, cost and data collection.
  • Winters in Siberian permafrost regions have warmed since millenia

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:47 am
    For the first time, researchers have successfully decoded climate data from old permafrost ground ice and reconstructed the development of winter temperatures in Russia's Lena River Delta. Their conclusions: over the past 7,000 years, winter temperatures in the Siberian permafrost regions have gradually risen.
 
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    Google Earth Blog

  • Google Earth Pro now Free?

    Timothy Whitehead
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:23 am
    Last week we got an email from GEB reader Alan letting us know that Google Earth Pro, which formerly cost US$400 per year, appears to now be free. There has been no official announcement from Google as yet on the subject. We signed up for Google Earth Pro, and instead of granting us a 7-day trial licence as was formerly the case, we received an email with a licence key clearly stating that it is a free licence. Also, we formerly had a trial key and requested our account infomation. We received an email with our licence key and a stated expiry date of January 20, 2017. Both the above keys work…
  • The 2004 tsunami: then and now

    Timothy Whitehead
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:28 am
    We have in the past looked at ‘before and after’ pictures of devastating natural disasters such as earth quakes, tornados and tsunamis. The Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 occurred before GEB started, when Google Earth was still Keyhole Earth. Instead of just looking at ‘before and after’ pictures showing the devastation, it is now possible to see the recovery since then, with the help of Digital Globe imagery and an Esri map titled Boxing Day 2004 Tsunami: Then and Now. It displays Digital Globe imagery from just after the Tsunami and compares it with recent imagery.
  • Google Maps Engine deprecated

    Timothy Whitehead
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:51 am
    Last week Google sent an email to users of Google Maps Engine notifying them that support for the Google Maps Engine product will end on January 29th, 2016 at which point the product will be deactivated. The email states: As an organization, we want to focus our efforts on delivering rich location content via our APIs, and enabling customers to take advantage of the capabilities provided by our Google Cloud Platform products.” The move should be seen as Google transitioning customers to already existing alternative products, especially Google My Maps (formerly Maps Engine Lite) which…
  • 3D Imagery timeline

    Timothy Whitehead
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:05 am
    Earlier this week we had a look at how long it takes Google to process and release 3D imagery. For a few locations, we looked at the dates the imagery was captured as well as the dates that it was first discovered in Google Earth. Now, GEB reader Anton Rudolfsson, who has been assisting us by delineating newly found 3D areas for our KML map, has also taken the trouble of tracking down the dates for the various 3D releases and categorizing all the areas by release date. So as of today, our KML file includes the option to see the areas either categorized by country or by date discovered. There…
  • The Costa Concordia, now visible in Genoa, Italy

    Timothy Whitehead
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:18 am
    Although Google have not updated their ‘Latest Google Earth Imagery Updates’ map since the December 17th update, a number of readers have let us know that there have been quite a few areas updated since then. GEB reader Sladys has also pointed us to the fact that Genoa, Italy has been updated and the Costa Concordia can be seen in the new imagery. Soon after the Costa Concordia disaster happened we showed you satellite imagery of the wrecked cruise ship and not long after we had a look at a stunning 3D Google Earth tour of the disaster created by Peter Olsen. It took more than two…
 
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    Esri Speaker Series Podcasts

  • Looking for Customers in All the Right Places

    Matt Kueny
    5 Jan 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Matt Kueny, senior business analyst for Miele, Inc., explains how his company uses Esri Tapestry Segmentation data to find niche markets for its high-end appliances.
  • From Bricks to Clicks

    Simon Thompson
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:42 am
    Esri's director of commercial industry Simon Thompson explains how location analytics gives retailers a clearer picture of online and offline buying behavior.
  • Art Meets Science

    Matt Carmichael
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Matt Carmichael, editor of Livability.com, explains how Esri data helps in the creation of the site's 'best cities' lists.
  • A Story Map Success Story

    Carrie Tropasso and Michael Bialousz
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    Carrie Tropasso and Michael Bialousz from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources created a Story Map that will help people find the best places to ski, snowmobile, ice skate, and sled this winter.
  • ENVI for ArcGIS

    Mark Bowersox
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Mark Bowersox, strategic product manager for Exelis VIS, explains how GIS and Exelis' ENVI advanced image analysis tools revolutionize imagery processing workflows.
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    GIS Education Community

  • New Textbook: Discovering GIS and ArcGIS, by Bradley Shellito

    Joseph Kerski
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Our colleague Dr Bradley Shellito, from Youngstown State University, author of Introduction to Geospatial Technologies, has authored a new textbook entitled Discovering GIS and ArcGIS.  This book uses hands-on experiences and focuses on both the “how” and “why” of Geographic Information Systems. Students learn to combine an understanding of basic GIS concepts with practical ArcGIS skills, following step-by-step instructions to accomplish a wide range of real-world tasks and applications while always keeping sight on the conceptual basis and practical impact of what they are doing.
  • Comparing the Spatial Accuracy of Two Location Apps on a Smartphone in the Field

    Joseph Kerski
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    Building on past field investigations where I studied the spatial accuracy of GPS receivers and smartphone location apps, I recently compared the spatial accuracy of two location apps on a smartphone.   My goals were twofold:  (1) To determine which of two location apps was more spatially accurate in varied terrain and conditions; and (2) To model a field activity that integrates geography, science, and mathematics that students can engage in easily and effectively. On a hike in the chaparral hills of Southern California, I used my smartphone to collect my tracks using two…
  • Fun with GIS 171: Lighthouses

    Charlie Fitzpatrick
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    Maps are magical because they expose so much info so quickly. This works even for GIS in education. In mid-2014, the White House announced Esri’s participation in ConnectED. ArcGIS Online Organization subscriptions started being issued to any US K12 school requesting one for instruction. At the 2014 Esri Conference, we launched a story map showing these. Today, that number is about 1000. The second map in the series shows “Lighthouses.” A lighthouse is a beacon, a guidepost for those in need, a marker for all to consider as they make their way. Some are tall, robust, and…
  • Go Deeper with Historical USGS Topographic Map Exploration

    Joseph Kerski
    9 Jan 2015 | 6:20 am
    I recently wrote about the extensive set of historical maps that are available in ArcGIS Online.  The tens of thousands of maps in this collection allow for changes due to agriculture, urbanization, reservoir construction, river meanders, seacoast modification, volcanic eruption, and from many other causes to be examined in detail.  And since the maps are all seamlessly accessible in ArcGIS Online, you can add other map layers to deepen your analysis, such as demographics, soils, historical and current satellite imagery, and thousands of other layers. To access the historical USGS…
  • Fun With GIS 170: GeoResolution 2015

    Charlie Fitzpatrick
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    For many of us, new year’s resolutions are all too easy to make and break. So, this year, how about something different — a GeoResolution — a specific commitment to help a single teacher start mapping in class with ArcGIS Online. Esri has made it easy to begin. There’s an ArcGIS Online Organization with starting resources just waiting for exploration. The first button, “01.InstructionDocs”, has starting materials, neatly arranged from quick and easy to longer and more involved. The document “ArcGIS Online 5×5″ is one that a teacher with…
 
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    GIS Lounge

  • Police versus Waze

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Over fifty million users have downloaded Waze.  Waze is a crowdsourcing traffic app that relies on user inputs to tell other users where there are traffic problems such as accidents.  The reporting function of Waze also includes the ability to alert other drivers about speed traps and the location of [...]The post Police versus Waze appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Augmented Reality and the Digital Map Revolution

    Rebecca Maxwell
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:04 am
    Most of us are familiar with digital maps on our phones or computers. We think nothing of using these devices when finding directions to an unfamiliar place but what about when want to dig deeper? Thanks to some groundbreaking technology called augmented reality, our digital maps could be undergoing a [...]The post Augmented Reality and the Digital Map Revolution appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Mapping the Nation: How the US Government Uses GIS

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:07 am
    In February, Esri will be releasing the fifth book in its Mapping the Nation Series.  A collection of maps, Mapping the Nation: Building a More Resilient Future shows how GIS is being used at the federal level in the US government. The print version of latest volume contains 118 maps from more [...]The post Mapping the Nation: How the US Government Uses GIS appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • The 25th Anniversary of the U.S. Census Bureau’s TIGER Project

    Rebecca Maxwell
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:44 am
    It is something that many of us take for granted every day. If we need to find directions to an unfamiliar place, all we need to do is pull out our smartphone or tablet and get maps of that place instantly. But these tools have not always been available, and [...]The post The 25th Anniversary of the U.S. Census Bureau’s TIGER Project appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Using GPS Data to Help Cities in Emergencies

    Rebecca Maxwell
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:31 pm
    In October of 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast of the United States causing billions of dollars in damage. The super storm became the most destructive hurricane of the season but it also provided transportation researchers a new way to analyze the effect that extreme events have on traffic [...]The post Using GPS Data to Help Cities in Emergencies appeared first on GIS Lounge.
 
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    AnyGeo - GIS, Maps, Mobile and Social Location Technology

  • Mapping Where the College Graduates are Going

    glenn
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:18 am
    TweetAn interesting report has surfaced recently revealing just where College students are heading after they graduate. Interesting to see that the so called “Other” cities are increasing their share of these valuable residents at an even higher rate and have … Continue reading →
  • Popular this week on GISuser…

    glenn
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:20 am
    TweetA few highlights on trending articles from the past week… Post by GISuser.com.
  • Canada’s Launches a Search for the National Bird Project

    glenn
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:16 pm
    TweetWow, as a Canadian I was surprised to find out that Canada doesn’t actually have an “official” national bird! Yes indeed… like me, i bet you likely suspected it was the Canadian goose or perhaps the loon but nope, sorry! … Continue reading →
  • Google Maps Engine users Told to Seek Alternatives

    gisuser
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:44 am
    TweetYes indeed, out of the blue (seemingly) users of the Google Maps Engine service have been informed via messaging in an official user forum that the company has discontinued development of the service and will no longer be allowing new free … Continue reading →
  • Create, Share, Print, and Order your own, Custom MapWheel

    glenn
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:12 pm
    TweetEver wanted your very own map wheel? You know, those very cool directional plaques (toposcope) that sit in your yard or business and direct people to your favorite cities around the World. Well, now you can – enter MapWheel. Using … Continue reading →
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    VerySpatial

  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 497

    Sue
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:01 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 497 25 January 2015 Main Topic: Our interview with GIS Cloud‘s Dino Ravnic Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode497.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music the bright sky by jeremy alan happ News US Senate kind of recognizes global warming Galileo upgrade will temporarily impact service OGC adopts IndoorGML Google discontinuing Maps Engine and ME API and Google Maps Coordinate ArcPad 10.2.2 now available Clark Labs released TerrSet in December Microsoft Windows 10…
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 496

    Jesse
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:31 am
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 496 18 January 2015 Main Topic: Early-in-the-year news roundup Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode496.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Black Boxes by Sarah Donner News Adjusting our understanding of sea-level rise Citizen scientists use Landsat images to help identify floating kelp forests NASA satellite sensors capture images of lost Beagle 2 OpenStreetMap’s Mapazonia project SpaceX founder wants a high-speed ‘space internet’ FAA continues issuing…
  • Soft AI (artificial intelligence) and Spatial Technologies

    Barb
    17 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    As the Wall Street Journal has stated yesterday, “‘Soft’ Artificial Intelligence is Suddenly Everywhere”  Also called weak or narrow AI, soft artificial intelligence is the ability of a computer or other machine to perform complex activities that are “inspired by but don’t mimic, the human brian”.   The media coverage of soft AI, like coverage of many new technologies, focuses on computer science and engineering, but many of the technologies they use as examples, from satellites, cars, wearable technologies, to encompassing city systems and space…
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 495

    Sue
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:38 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 495 13 January 2015 Main Topic: Revisiting New Media and mapping Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode495.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music I-95 by Don’t Harass Betty News CES roundup –Wearables and location –iRobot –Wacom and Toshiba Windows tablets with more pen and touch functionality –New high-resolution, curved and VR monitors –Pocket computers and tiny computers GPS to track Antarctica ice migration NASA Cube Quest Challenge…
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 494

    Sue
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:14 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 494 6 January 2015 Main Topic: Our look ahead to 2015 Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode494.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music New Year by Avi Wisnia This week we break out our crystal ball for the 10th time, to offer some thoughts on what’s coming and what we’d like to see in 2015.
 
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    BostonGIS Blog

  • PostGIS funding

    12 Jan 2015 | 1:40 am
    A few people have asked how they can contribute to PostGIS work and sadly PostGIS is very disorganized in this area. Part of the problem is no one knows if setting up the work to collect the funds would be worthwhile, whose job it would be to do it, how that person would be reimbursed for the accounting work needed, and how that money would be distributed. That said, I have decided to start on my own to ask for funding for the recurring PostGIS maintenance work that I do and to treat it as consulting income. This is partly to test the waters to see if getting a more formal funding setup is…
  • Building GDAL under mingw-w64 with native windows ODBC support

    2 Jan 2015 | 4:19 pm
    When ogr_fdw came out, I was very excited to try ogr_fdw out on windows. To start with I used the default GDAL that we package with PostGIS, which is built under mingw-w64 (both 32-bit and 64-bit versions). Then I thought imagine how much more I can get by compiling with more drivers. A big one on my list was ODBC. Sadly this did not work out of the box under mingw-w64. For windows folks who want to try out the ogr_fdw, I have binaries for PostgreSQL 9.4 FDWs which includes ogr_fdw and some of my other favorites. I do have the 9.3s as well, but haven't written up an article about them until I…
  • AvidGeo LocationTech Tour Boston 2014, Synopsis

    12 Dec 2014 | 2:11 pm
    This past Monday we gave an introductory workshop on PostGIS. Our slides are here: PostGIS tutorial. Overall the event was very educational. I did have a butterfly feeling through out since we were the last to speak. Talk slides Talks were good, but most of the topics were not new to me so harder to appreciate. The talk I thought was the best was given by Steve Gifford on Geospatial on Mobile. Two things I liked about this talk was it was a topic I didn't know much about (developing native 3D globe map apps for iOS and Android) and Steve was a very funny speaker. That kind of funniness that…
  • osm2pgrouting for Windows

    27 Nov 2014 | 3:34 pm
    For loading OSM data in a format already ready for pgRouting queries, the two common tools I've seen used are osm2po and osm2pgrouting. Unfortunately osm2pgrouting has been for a long time a Unix only tool mostly because no one tried to compile it for windows or test it on windows to see if it works. So this means that windows users who wanted a quick road to pgRouting nirvana had to use osm2po. Turns out the osm2pgrouting code compiles fine on windows (at least under mingw-w64 chain) and seems to work fine, so we should start making it available for windows. This is still experimental, but…
  • PostGIS Day Game of Life celebration

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:04 pm
    This year's PostGIS day, I decided to celebrate with a little Conway's Game of Life fun inspired by Anita Graser's recent blog series Experiments with Game of Life. The path I chose to simulate the Game of life is a little different from Anita's. This variant exercises PostGIS 2.1+ raster mapalgebra and PostgreSQL 9.1+ recursive queries. Although you can do this with PostGIS 2.0, the map algebra syntax I am using is only supported in PostGIS 2.1+. My main disappointment is that because PostGIS does not yet support direct generation of animated gifs I had to settle for a comic strip I built…
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    GIS in Education

  • Join The Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW) 2015

    talk
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:17 pm
    Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW)March 24-26, 2015Las Cruces, New MexicoNew Mexico State UniversityBackgroundThe annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW), initiated in 2002 by the NOAA National Weather Service Climate Services Division, brings together a diverse group of climate researchers, climate product producers, and climate information users to share developments in research and applications of climate predictions for societal decision-making. A unique planning team, consisting of several NOAA climate services partners, organizes and hosts…
  • William T. Pecora Award Winners 2014 Announced

    talk
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    On Tuesday afternoon, at the Pecora 19 conference in Denver, Colorado, the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA presented a group Pecora Award to The Landsat 8 Team. This group award recognizes a team that has made major breakthroughs in remote sensing science or technology that impact the user community. The Landsat 8 Team—including members from NASA, USGS, and the aerospace industry—is being recognized for its role in developing, building, launching, and operating the highly successful Landsat 8 satellite. Landsat 8 carries on the more than four decade Landsat data record using advanced new…
  • Free NASA Forum on Changing Landscape: Observations from Space This Weekend

    talk
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:03 am
    This Saturday, November 8, 2014, a NASA Climate Change Forum is being held at Howard Community College in Maryland. The forum will focus on urban, agricultural, and forest changes in the Chesapeake Bay watershed that result from development and climate change. The forum takes place tomorrow from from 9 a.m. to noon in the HCC’s Health Sciences Building. Talks by Molly Brown (NASA) on food security, Peter Claggett (USGS) on the Chesapeake Bay, and Joseph Sexton (UMD) on land use change will be featured along with a panel Q&A, and related exhibits. Register for this free event at…
  • Open Foris: The Open Source Software Tools To Monitor, Improve State of World's Forests

    talk
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Open Foris: Open Source Software Tools Launched. Press Release. FAO has launched free software tools that it hopes will improve the way many developing nations monitor the state of their forests to tackle deforestation and climate change.The tools are designed to assist countries through the entire lifecycle of a forest inventory - from assessment, design and field data collection to analysis and reporting. The governments of Finland and Germany have supported the development of the software called Open Foris.Global knowledge sharing platform The Forestry Department of the United Nations Food…
  • Nepal's National Geospatial Portal Launched

    talk
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Nepal's National Geospatial Portal was launched during the Bhutan GIS Expo in Thimphu on Monday. The National Geospatial Portal will serve as a gateway for users across Bhutan to discover, access, and share geospatial data and information. The event was jointly organized by the National Land Commission (NLC) of Bhutan and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). The portal was launched to commemorate the third wedding anniversary of Bhutan's King and Queen. With the portal, users will be able to access data related to Bhutan in one place. The portal takes Bhutan…
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    GIS and Agent-Based Modeling

  • Crowdsourcing Urban Form and Function

    8 Jan 2015 | 6:48 am
    We have just had published a new paper entitled: "Crowdsourcing Urban Form and Function" in International Journal of Geographical Information Science which showcases some of our recent work with respect to cities and how new sources of information can be used to study urban morphology at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. Below is the abstract for the paper:  "Urban form and function have been studied extensively in urban planning and geographic information science. However, gaining a greater understanding of how they merge to define the urban morphology remains a substantial…
  • Example Models from CSS600

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Even after several years of teaching it is always amazing how quickly a semester passes. One of the courses I taught this semester was CSS 600: Introduction to Computational Social Science. This is often the first CSS class many students take here at George Mason University. We discuss a number of computational approaches which are used for social science research, coupled to  complexity theory. As an introduction to the subject, the course has the following objectives: To understand the motivation for the use of computational models in social science theory and research, including some…
  • Linking Cyber and Physical Spaces

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    We have just published a new paper in  Computers, Environment and Urban Systems entitled "Linking Cyber and Physical Spaces Through Community Detection And Clustering in Social Media Feeds". In the paper we explore how geosocial media is providing us with  a new social communication avenue and a novel source of geosocial information. In particular, we discuss the notion of physical presence within social media and its importance for exploring the relation between the cyber and the physical domains. We discuss how communities and groups can be detected in both the cyber and…
  • Happy Halloween: Zombie Agent-Based model

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    In preparation for Halloween,  last night in class we explored a simple agent-based model of zombie attack. At each time step, a human moves to a nearby unoccupied space, and a zombie moves to the nearest human. If a zombie and an uninoculated human occupy the same space, a fierce battle ensues, in which the probability that the human will kill the zombie is pkH-z, and the probability that the zombie kills the human and converts them to their horrific undead form is pkZ-h. Zombies, however, are not attracted to inoculated humans and ignore them. If recovery? is enabled, then there…
  • Geosimulation and Big Data: A Marriage made in Heaven or Hell?

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Call for papers: AAG 2015 – Geosimulation and Big Data: A Marriage made in Heaven or Hell? In recent years, human emotions, intentions, moods and behaviors have been digitized to an extent previously unimagined in the social sciences. This has been in the main due to the rise of a vast array of new data, termed ‘Big Data’. These new forms of data have the potential to reshape the future directions of social science research, in particular the methods that scientists use to model and simulate spatially explicit social systems. Given the novelty of this potential “revolution” and the…
 
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    ArcGIS Blog » Mapping

  • A Brief Introduction to the Maritime Chart Server

    Caitlyn Raines
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Esri is committed to developing new technologies and ways to utilize the ArcGIS platform that expands its support of the maritime operations.  One of our emerging technologies, the Maritime Chart Server, has been generating a lot of buzz and excitement in the maritime community. The Maritime Chart Server is an ArcGIS for Server Object Extension that displays vector nautical charts as a query-able GeoServices REST services or OGC Web Map Services.  The Maritime Chart Server supports dynamic querying on the rich data contained within ENCs in order to assist with planning and maritime domain…
  • Join us for a FREE webinar: ArcGIS Online and the Living Atlas

    Caitlin Scopel
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:07 pm
    The Living Atlas is a curated subset of ArcGIS Online content. It’s comprised of authoritative content in the form of maps, map layers, and analytic models on thousands of topics from Imagery to Demographics and Landscapes to Urban Systems. Every item in the Living Atlas is ready-to-use, which means it’s displaying clean, authoritative data with high quality cartography and documentation, making the data easy to find, easy to understand and easy to use in your GIS workflows. Join us on Wednesday, January 14th at 11am PST as we tour the Living Atlas, highlighting content with Hydrology and…
  • World Topographic Map and Imagery Basemap Updated from Content Provided by User Community

    Shane Matthews
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    The ArcGIS Content Team has updated the World Topographic Map and Imagery Basemap. We managed to sneak in an update before the end of the year and wanted to share those details and welcome some new contributors. Another big thanks to the user community who are helping improve the Community Basemaps by submitting new and updated content to the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World.    What’s New? Before we dive into the latest updates, I want to draw your attention to the new user experience offered by ArcGIS Online. Check out the new ArcGIS Online Features and Ready-to-Use Maps…
  • Esri’s Living Atlas of the World and Community Maps 2014 Year-End Review

    Shane Matthews
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:20 am
    The ArcGIS Platform brings together maps, apps, data, and people to make smarter decisions and enable innovation in your organization and community. ArcGIS includes a Living Atlas of the World with beautiful and authoritative maps on hundreds of topics. The Living Atlas combines reference and thematic maps with many topics relating to people, earth, and life.  This content is available from any device, anywhere, at any time. 2014 was a busy year for the ArcGIS Content Team. Esri’s content landscape has increased tremendously. This increase is largely due to content being…
  • Point Support in ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry 10.3

    Caitlyn Raines
    29 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    The ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry 10.3 expands the BIS’s capabilities beyond supporting raster datasets.  Users can now utilize the solution to store and work with bathymetric point feature classes! All of the existing possibilities for filtering and applying surface modeling rules based on metadata characteristics to develop surface models can be applied to point feature classes.  In addition, the release also includes two new geoprocessing tools to help users maximize the value of using their bathymetric point data within the solution. The Export Points tool extracts points from the…
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    Maps Mania

  • Mapping All the Words

    Keir Clarke
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Type any word in any language into Wordmap and you can listen to it being translated into every other language in the world. After you type a word into Wordmap a Google Map is slowly populated with all of the word's translations. As the translated word is added to each country around the world you can also hear the translated word being pronounced in each language. After the map has finished
  • Owning Oakland

    Keir Clarke
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    Burrtio Justice owns a house in Oakland, California. Of course Burrito Justice's family didn't always own this land. In fact this small piece of Oakland has a long history of ownership. For many centuries this part of the world was inhabited by the Ohlone people. One day some foreigners arrived and told the Ohlone that this land actually belonged to the Spanish. In 1820 the Spanish gave a land
  • The Giant 2015 Parisian Geoglyph

    Keir Clarke
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:08 am
    Ready for 2015 celebrated the start of 2015 by creating a giant geoglyph in Paris through the medium of jogging. Using RunKeeper 'Ready for 2015' has tracked out the figures '2015' on the streets of Paris. What's more they have also created a nice video map of the geoglyph's creation. Press play on the geoglyph map and you can watch a video of the Ready for 2015 joggers as they trace out a
  • Mapping Attacks on Journalists in Afghanistan

    Keir Clarke
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:41 am
    Nai is a non-governmental organization working in Afghanistan to help build and promote a strong independent media sector. As part of this project the Nai Media Watch Unit monitors the use of violence against journalists. The Violence Against Journalists in Afghanistan 2001-2014 map visualizes incidents of violence as recorded in each of the Nai Media Watch Unit's annual reports. As well as
  • Snowmeggedon Maps

    Keir Clarke
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
    While the UK gets the impressive #uksnow Map I'm afraid the US has to put up with the unfortunate #Snowmeggedon2015 map. As with most of these animated Twitter maps this one doesn't reveal anything much, apart from the fact that a lot of people talk about stuff on Twitter. The map animates through the locations of Tweets mentioning #Juno, #Snowmageddon2015, #Juno2015, #BlizzardOf2015 and #
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    Mapperz - The Mapping News Blog

  • Check My Flood Risk Map

    14 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
    The Check My Flood Risk map from ShootHill is designed to increase awareness among the public of the likelihood of flooding from rivers or the sea, and to encourage people living and working in... Map and GIS News finding blog. With so many Maps and GIS sites online now it is hard to find the good from the not so good. This blog tries to cut the cream and provide you with the newest, fastest, cleanest and most user friendly maps that are available online. News has location and it is mapped.
  • Explore a collection of historical maps of Bath

    4 Dec 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Explore a collection of historical maps of Bath Maps ranging from 1572 to 1942 in a nice interactive way http://nadnerb.co.uk/HistoryMap/ source:http://blog.nadnerb.co.uk/?page_id=115Mapperz... Map and GIS News finding blog. With so many Maps and GIS sites online now it is hard to find the good from the not so good. This blog tries to cut the cream and provide you with the newest, fastest, cleanest and most user friendly maps that are available online. News has location and it is mapped.
  • Ordnance Survey Minecraft [Version 2] map of Great Britain [Video]

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    Ordnance Survey Minecraft map of Great Britain Video by Leigh Dodds Ordnance Survey Minecraft data is available from  http://download.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/minecraft/OSGB.zip (1GB File!) OS... Map and GIS News finding blog. With so many Maps and GIS sites online now it is hard to find the good from the not so good. This blog tries to cut the cream and provide you with the newest, fastest, cleanest and most user friendly maps that are available online. News has location and it is mapped.
  • An Online Easy Translator for GIS Data

    9 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    An Online Easy Translator for GIS Data The Easy Translator is available as a free web service, for immediately translating data into your required format and coordinate... Map and GIS News finding blog. With so many Maps and GIS sites online now it is hard to find the good from the not so good. This blog tries to cut the cream and provide you with the newest, fastest, cleanest and most user friendly maps that are available online. News has location and it is mapped.
  • GIS Stack Exchange 2014 Community Moderator Election

    11 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    GIS Stack Exchange 2014 Community Moderator Election update 18th August 2014.  Phase 2 - Election is now in Finished... The 2014 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community... Map and GIS News finding blog. With so many Maps and GIS sites online now it is hard to find the good from the not so good. This blog tries to cut the cream and provide you with the newest, fastest, cleanest and most user friendly maps that are available online. News has location and it is mapped.
 
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    MapPoint Forums

  • pushpins do not show on map

    Kevin R
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:08 pm
    I just purchased Map Point 2010. I imported 600 records of addresses from Excel. But when I try to map the locations with pushpins I only get about 30 pushpins showing up on my map. Does anyone know how to correct this? I am using Map Point on an Asus Laptop.
  • New Member from New York City

    Max Galka
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:19 am
    Hello - My name is Max Galka. My business Revaluate specializes in real estate data. We use a lot of GIS data on the back end, but it would not be apparent by looking at our product. I have always been fascinated by maps, and I find them to be the most interesting and informative content being created today. So my joining these discussions is about 30% business-related, 70% for personal interest. Looking forward to the discussions. Max
  • Mappoint -- Bing Map ?

    marcick
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:41 am
    As already told Mappoint has been discontinued ... Was anybody able to understand if the Bing Map API is a possible alternative to Mappoint ? I mean an offline solution, not web based. My mind is no longer fresh as when I was 20 and I read and read here and understand nothing .... Bing Maps: Choose Your Bing Maps API Marco
  • TatukGIS

    Marc Benedict
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Does anyone know about TatukGIS (TatukGIS - Page Not Found A coworker suggested it (we're trying to get past Mappoint).
  • Distance Calculator Runs Slowly

    nickshep85
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:38 am
    I have a macro in which I can input a start and end postcode, then let MapPoint find the drive time and distance and return it in my spreadsheet. My issue is that I am currently using this to find 300+ distances and the macro is running very slow, sometimes taking up to 60 seconds to return one result. Can anyone help me try to speed this up in any way? I'm using Windows XP, Excel 2003 and MapPoint Europe 2011. Thanks for your help. Code: Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()Dim objApp As New MapPoint.Application Dim objMap As MapPoint.Map Dim objRoute As MapPoint.Route Dim objLoc1 As…
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    GPS World

  • Chinese BeiDou/GPS Module Aims to Serve Cilivians

    GPS World staff
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    A new module produced by a Chinese company combines GPS and BeiDou for civilian positioning, especially for automobiles. The module has been in development for years, and offers improved accuracy and reliability, according to its makers. “GPS is a single-mode application. But we what are offering with our new module now is a system that can combine Beidou and GPS services, so that the accuracy and reliability can be improved,” Lin Hongzheng, China Electronics Tech. Group Corporation, told CCTV. The module is expected to improve accuracy to better than one meter, which is now…
  • Drinking and Droning Has Consequences

    GPS World staff
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:48 am
    Firmware Fixes Coming from Phantom Maker DJI The quadcopter that crashed on the White House lawn. Photo: U.S. Secret Service A government employee who crashed his friend’s drone on the White House lawn was apparently drinking while droning. The employee, who works for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), was questioned Jan. 26 by the Secret Service as the operator of the drone involved in Monday’s incident at the White House. On Monday at 3 a.m., the drone quadcopter crashed on the White House lawn. The employee contacted authorities, according to the NGA. The…
  • Rextorm Rugged Tablet Designed for Field Work

    GPS World staff
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:40 am
    Taiwan-based company RuggON is launching the Rextorm series of rugged tablets. With an ultra-bright 1000 Nit optically bonded display, high speed 802.11ac connectivity, hot swappable dual-battery design, and capacitive glove touch capability, the 10.1-inch fully ruggedized tablets are ready for use in the field. With the latest communication technology including GNSS Positioning (GPS/GLONASS/Beidou), 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and optional 4G LTE, mobile workers can experience precise positioning, fast processing, broad coverage and more stable data transfer even around buildings or…
  • Telematics Detroit Changes Name to Reflect Shift to Autonomous Cars

    GPS World staff
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Telematics Detroit, the connected car event, has officially changed its name to TU-Automotive Detroit to reflect the paradigm shift in auto mobility. The event will take place June 3-4 at The Suburban Collection Showplace in Detroit. The name change to TU-Automotive Detroit is intended to reflect how “automakers are evolving from heavy manufacturers into nimble technology companies and the self-driving car is moving from the realms of science fiction onto the reality of our highways. The car as we know it is rapidly changing,” organizers said in a statement. Experts will provide…
  • By 2020 Connected Cars Will Mean In-Vehicle Services, Automated Driving

    GPS World staff
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:21 pm
    By 2020 a quarter billion connected vehicles will be on the road, enabling new in-vehicle services and automated driving capabilities, according to Gartner, Inc. During the next five years, the proportion of new vehicles equipped with this capability will increase dramatically, making connected cars a major element of the Internet of Things (IoT). Gartner forecasts that 4.9 billion connected things will be in use in 2015, up 30 percent from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020. “The connected car is already a reality, and in-vehicle wireless connectivity is rapidly expanding from luxury…
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    GPSmagazine

  • VW’s Golf R Touch Sports A Massive 12.8-Inch Touchscreen GPS

    Fletch
    10 Jan 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Volkswagen showed off it’s Golf R Touch concept car at CES in Las Vegas last week, complete with a massive 12.8-inch touchscreen ultra HD display (whopping screen resolution of 2560×1700 pixels). The screen has haptic feedback and all controls are operated via touch. Sadly, no word from VW yet on if/when we’ll be able to actually … Continue reading VW’s Golf R Touch Sports A Massive 12.8-Inch Touchscreen GPS
  • Garmin’s New Epix GPS Watch Is Awesomely Retro

    Fletch
    10 Jan 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Garmin unveiled their new rugged outdoor GPS watch at CES last week. A mapping watch for outdoor enthusiasts, epix sports a 1.4” high-resolution color touchscreen, comes pre-loaded with worldwide shaded relief basemaps, and includes a 1-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery. The watch has 8GB of on board memory for installing additional maps, has an altimeter/barometer/compass, supports both GLONASS … Continue reading Garmin’s New Epix GPS Watch Is Awesomely Retro
  • Meet Vívoactive – Garmin’s New GPS-Enabled Smartwatch

    Fletch
    10 Jan 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Garmin continues to push beyond traditional vehicle GPS devices and this week launched their new GPS-enabled smart watch, vívoactive. The watch has modes for running, cycling, swimming, golfing, & walking, and can also alert you to incoming phone calls, social media messages, and emails. Garmin says the battery can last up to 3 weeks between charges … Continue reading Meet Vívoactive – Garmin’s New GPS-Enabled Smartwatch
  • This Is What It Feels Like To Shoot A Laser Guided Rifle

    Fletch
    10 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    TrackingPoint’s new ShotView Laser Guided rifle system was on display at CES, and by all accounts it’s pretty awesome.  Among other lethal enhancements, the system separates the shooter from the sights, displaying target information on nearby wifi devices like iPads or iPhones, or Google Glass, and mathematically calculates windage, drop, etc. to turn even the … Continue reading This Is What It Feels Like To Shoot A Laser Guided Rifle
  • Everything You Need To Know About Indoor Location & iOS 8

    Fletch
    31 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    Back in March 2013, Apple acquired WIFISLAM, a company that specializes in using indoor WiFi for indoor positioning.  By “fingerprinting” a building, or walking through it with a WiFi enabled smartphone, the technology can measure the strength of various WiFi access points and then use that data to triangulate the indoor position. This technology is now … Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Indoor Location & iOS 8
 
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    Google LatLong

  • The aurora borealis lights up Google Maps

    Lat Long
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Nature’s greatest light show has come to Google Maps for the first time. Starting today, armchair arctic explorers, science lovers and curious observers will be able to explore the Northern Lights in Finland right from Google Maps. Northern Lights, FinlandAlso known as the aurora borealis (after Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn, and Boreas, the Greek name for north wind), these dazzling lights are the effect of charged particles interacting with one another in earth’s atmosphere. These light displays have long been a source of wonder for poets and travelers gazing up at the…
  • Ho Ho Ho! Track Santa around the world with Google’s Santa Tracker

    Lat Long
    24 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    After 23 days of preparation, the elves are finally ready for Santa’s annual journey around the globe. They’ve taught each other how to say "Santa Claus" in Swedish, guided their friends through mazes with code, brushed up on their geography, and learned about organizations making a difference worldwide. It’s been a busy month, but Santa’s sleigh is now ready for lift-off!The elves brushed up on coding fundamentals with blockly maze gamesThe elves decorated their trees with ornaments about organizations making a differenceEach stop on Santa’s journey offers more to…
  • Do some holiday (window) shopping with Google Maps

    Lat Long
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    So much of the fun of holiday shopping is seeing the lavish, seasonal displays in the windows of shops and department stores as you pass by. Starting today, with Google Maps Business View, you can see decked out displays in New York and London—without braving the cold weather, lugging bags around or fighting for sidewalk space with fellow shoppers. Now grab your virtual reindeer because we’re off to our holiday window tour!Stopping by Saks Fifth Avenue is a must for any holiday window shopper. Gazing at the dreamy Once Upon a Time in NYC, you can imagine being Cinderella in a magical…
  • “See inside” with Google Maps Business View

    Lat Long
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Here’s a Google Maps insider tip: Street View isn’t just for streets—it goes indoors, too! With Google Maps Business View, you can preview 360-degree virtual tours of restaurants, hotels, shops in more than 30 countries around the world. And this just in: we’ve got something special for fans of The Colbert Report. The series concludes tomorrow, but you can still feel like you’re in the audience (or relive the good ol’ days) with a brand-new virtual tour of the studio. And the show has created an interactive experience with the Business View imagery that lets you explore and…
  • Map this way—Google My Maps now in Drive

    Lat Long
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Whether you’re planning an epic road trip with friends or mapping out your favorite runs for a ski vacation, it’s easy with Google My Maps, our custom map creation tool. Starting today, you can access My Maps right from Google Drive, so it’s even easier to create, access and share your custom maps.Creating a custom map is just as easy as opening up a new Google Doc. Just select “New,” then “More,” then “Google My Maps” to tap into your inner cartographer.Create a new custom map right from Google DriveOver the next week, all the maps you’ve created will also be accessible…
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    Between the Poles

  • Very long range unmanned craft operates under all weather conditions

    Geoff
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    In the last few years I have come across a number of UAVs at the various conferences I have attended.  They range from hexacopters to fixed wing aircraft but are limited typically to flight times of 40-50 minutes maximum because of battery capacity.  I am also aware of a UAV with a daytime endurance estimated to be 5 to 12 hours depending on wing configuration, weather, and flight profile.  All of these have a serious constraint in common, flights are severely limited by weather conditions. Wave Gliders In 2009 a pair of unmanned Wave Gliders travelled from Hawaii to San Diego encountering…
  • First infrastructure standard based on a common BIM/geospatial model released

    Geoff
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    There are several initiatives underway to develop multi-disciplinary interoperability standards for the convergence of BIM, 3D and geospatial.  The first BIM standard based on a common conceptual model shared between the BIM and geospatial worlds has just been released for public comment by buildingSMART.  Simultaneously the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has just released the OGC LandInfra Conceptual Model, the first draft of the InfraGML conceptual model for land parcels and the built environment. Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) are the open and neutral data format standard for the…
  • Conceptual model for open infrastructure standard InfraGML released

    Geoff
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    InfraGML is the proposed Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Geographic Markup Language (GML)  application schema supporting land development and civil engineering infrastructure facilities. The OGC has just released the OGC LandInfra Conceptual Model, the first draft of the InfraGML conceptual model for land parcels and the built environment.  The document was submitted by Bentley Systems, Inc, Leica Geosystems, Trimble, Australian Government Department of Communications, Autodesk, Vianova Systems AS, and buildingSMART International. LandXML is a widely used existing standard supported by…
  • Predictions of the future of the utility business 2015-2018

    Geoff
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    For the first time in a hundred years, the electric power utility industry is undergoing a momentous change. Distributed renewable power generation, especially solar photovoltaics (PV), is introducing competition into an industry that has been managed as regulated monopolies. Consumers with solar PV panels on their roofs are fundamentally changing the traditional utility business model. A recent report from the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) report refers to disruptive challenges that threaten to force electric power utilities to change or adapt the business model that has been in place…
  • New standards for building documentation including 3D imaging and Level of Accuracy released

    Geoff
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    In 2012 the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) was founded to bring together the various stakeholder groups (owner/operators, architects, engineers, contractors, surveyors, brokers, and others) to promote and facilitate building documentation as a distinct industry; establishing standards, guidelines and best practices to foster excellence in the productivity, quality and safety of the documentation process.  The USIBD has released three quarterly Cornerstone Reports based on surveys of building documentation professionals to help profile the industry.  One of the questions…
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    GPS Tracklog

  • Getting Ready For Geocaching

    Adrian Faulkner
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    With spring looming, a new season of geocaching is nearly upon us.  With it comes an influx of new people to the hobby.  Regular geocachers will be familiar with the concept of a geocaching kit bag but for the benefit of those just starting out, this month we’re going to go over the basic itemsread more The post Getting Ready For Geocaching appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • Solar Forecasts Keep GPS On Track

    Liz E.
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
      If you’ve ever wondered what the weather was like in space, well now you can find out. Earlier this month, a new space weather forecasting system called FLARECAST was launched from the UK. FLARECAST is designed to help monitor solar flares and other space weather disturbances and warn users of potential problems for satelliteread more The post Solar Forecasts Keep GPS On Track appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • Advocates Push For Small UAV Approval

    Liz E.
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:32 am
    Late last week, a Congressional committee heard arguments for allowing small drones under 5 pounds to be used commercially. A representative from the Small UAV Coalition and the head of the FAA Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Integration Office spoke with lawmakers about the issue of drones and their commercial use. This topic has been under debateread more The post Advocates Push For Small UAV Approval appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • GPSCity Refurbished Deals

    Liz E.
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    GPS City is running a sale on several of their refurbished Garmin products for a limited amount of time. Refurbished units are factory restored by Garmin and come with a one year manufacturer’s warranty. If you’re looking for a solid unit but don’t have the big bucks to spend, then refurbished is an excellent wayread more The post GPSCity Refurbished Deals appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • ESA to Launch 6 Satellites in 2015

    Liz E.
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:53 am
    In an effort to offset the launch setbacks in 2014, the European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that they will be launching three pairs of satellites into orbit in 2015, essentially doubling the current constellation. Official dates and timelines for the launches are expected to be announced sometime next week. Surprisingly, the satellites will beread more The post ESA to Launch 6 Satellites in 2015 appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
 
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    WordPress Tag: Geography

  • Hungary

    SomeManc
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:22 pm
    We received a view from someone in Hungary. So I thought “Hey, why not make a post about Hungary?”. I don’t know if it is just me or the Hungarian flag looks Italian. Apparently it is poor. And apparently we’re rich. Nice looking food, yet confusing. Why is the pasta so clean. It needs to be mixed damn it!
  • An EarthKam Mission

    Bob Riddle
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:55 am
       This coming week, the last one in January, is going to help make this month a more memorable month than I had previously thought.    How so?    Firstly January marks my 200th monthly column of Scope on the Skies for Science Scope Magazine, the NSTA‘s Professional Journal for Middle School Science Teachers. In that column I wrote about Earth viewing missions.”A New Year, A New Earth View”.    Secondly, and very coincidentally, earlier this month an opportunity came up to apply to take part in the next scheduled…
  • My.Daily.Distraction ~ Post Ninety-Four: Tibet's Greatest Threat

    duckykoren
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:24 am
    I have always loved the sound of the trains as they go by. Indeed, how many times have they lulled me to sleep. However, I fear that the sound of the Chinese Qingzang Railway will be the death knell of the Tibetan people and it’s culture. This train will successfully bring approximately fifteen million people to the remote ancient capital of Llasa. It is becoming more and more obvious that the upcoming tourist onslaught will do the Nepalese and their culture irreparable harm. Having done some research, I have come up with some information that I’d like to share. At first glance, this…
  • Good Hope: Week 3 Geography

    Catherine | Semester at Sea & Beyond
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:04 am
    Never in my life have I see such determination in people to learn oceans and continents. When I was
  • Coming soon

    Sumitavo
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:16 am
    Coming soon
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    Google Sightseeing

  • The Kingdom of Bhutan

    Ian Brown
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    The Kingdom of Bhutan has long held an air of mystery for many in the West. Isolated between India and China, and with restrictions on tourism and other foreign influences, this tiny nation (often considered to be the setting for the fictional land of Shangri-La) is far less well-known than other Himalayan countries. A few months ago, however, Google opened up the country via Street View, allowing us all to explore the many wonders of the Land of the Thunder Dragon. The Street View car travelled some 3000km (1900 miles) of roads throughout the country, from the four-lane expressway in the…
  • On this day: Happy New Year!

    Ian Brown
    31 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    With 2014 already over in some parts of the globe, it’s time to sing Auld Lang Syne and welcome 2015, The first spot on earth to see each new year is Millennium Island (formerly Caroline Island) in Kiribati, though it took a bit of crafty date-line and time-zone trickery to make it so. You can read more about it in our post from a few years ago which took a detailed look at New Year’s Eve around the world. Best wishes for 2015 from all of us at Google Sightseeing! Locations: Kiribati / Categories: Islands, On this dayView in Google Earth You're reading an entry from Google Sightseeing,…
  • On this day: Merry Christmas!

    Ian Brown
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house … all the people were clicking on Google Sightseeing … with their mouse. Apologies for the awful rhyme, but we’ve got a long history of Christmas posts, including the World’s Largest Santa which is found in North Pole, Alaska. Last year we paid a visit to the World’s Largest Christmas shop, while in 2012 we explored the world of Christmas Trees. Before that we visited more Giant Santas, and some year-round festive displays. And back in 2008 we looked at the town of Santa Claus, Indiana. Merry Christmas from all of us here…
  • On this day: annual celebration of grid-based word puzzles (9,3)

    Ian Brown
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    That’s right – today is Crossword Day! Whether you prefer cryptic, quick, diagramless, or the countless other variations, it’s a day to celebrate crosswords in all their forms. You’ll need a really big pen (oh, and a knowledge of the Cyrillic alphabet) to complete the world’s largest crossword puzzle, which is found on the side of a 30m-tall building in Lviv, Ukraine. Clues are found throughout the city at important landmarks such as museums and monuments. Once you think you have solved all the clues you can visit the building at night when the answers appear in fluorescent paint.
  • On this day: Last Recorded Eruption of Mount Fuji

    Ian Brown
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    The last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji started on this day in 1707. The eruption lasted for a couple of weeks and formed a new peak and crater on the south-eastern flank of the mountain. Despite regular seismic activity in the country, scientists can only speculate about whether another eruption is imminent. This icon of Japanese art is marked as a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site and is climbed by hundreds of thousands of people each year, mostly in July and August when much of the snowpack melts. Recently the Google Trekker paid a visit and captured spectacular imagery of the volcanic…
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    BrickHouse Security Blog: Tech News, Hidden Cameras, GPS Trackers and more

  • Seal GPS, CES 2015 and a Holiday Hidden Cam Surprise – Security News Roundup

    Erik Helin
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:53 pm
    We ring in 2015 with a smattering of security stories; some deal with current cyber threats, some with CES 2015, and some that will just put a smile on your face. Skeleton Key Malware is the First Scary Cyber Threat of 2015 A new year, a new strain of malware. The so-called “Skeleton Key” malware was discovered by Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit and published in a paper earlier this month. While not as massive as other recent hacking scandals that compromised enormous quantities of data, Skeleton Key is more understated and simple in its execution. The malware gives any user…
  • Retired NYPD Officer Mark King Awarded Inaugural BrickHouse Security $10,000 Education Scholarship

    BrickHouse Security
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:07 am
    After a months-long search, BrickHouse Security has awarded its first $10,000 scholarship to Mark King, a retired NYPD officer injured in the line of duty and currently looking to further his education. The scholarship, which was announced late last year, allocates $10,000 to current or retired law enforcement officers wounded while on duty to help pay for their education or the education of their family. After an exhaustive search and vetting process, Mr. King was selected for his admirable service to both the NYPD and the US Army, and his commitment to education. Mr. King began his service…
  • Employees Steal More Than Shoplifters in US, Study Reports

    BrickHouse Security
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:59 pm
    As Black Friday and the official start of the holiday shopping season stand pressed against the gates ready to burst forth, countless retailers may be saddled with a different, unforeseen concern: employee theft now makes up more retail loss in America than shoplifting, according to a new report. The Global Retail Theft Barometer, a survey conducted by loss prevention firm Checkpoint Systems, has concluded that employees account for 43% of lost revenue, while traditional shoplifters account for 37%. This trend is unique to America (and Argentina, whose numbers are even higher), with the rest…
  • “Mom on a Mission” Looks to Start National Child Abuse Registry

    Erik Helin
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Nearly two years ago we were approached by Whitney Matney, an Arkansas mom who had just discovered her daughter Raylee being abused on a hidden camera. Now, she’s fighting to propose a bill that will prevent others from suffering the same trauma she did. A 20/20 segment from Friday checked in with Whitney and Raylee, retelling their all-too-common horror story: Whitney hired a high school acquaintance (after a thorough background check and glowing recommendations) to look after her one-year-old daughter. Almost immediately after nanny Melissa Medema began watching Raylee, Whitney…
  • Eerie Site Streams Unsecured Surveillance Camera Feeds

    Erik Helin
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:41 pm
    In a couple clicks, you can check in on a crib in China; a couple more, a loading dock in Denmark. The site is called Insecam, and it provides live streams of unsecured IP surveillance cameras from around the world. Whether due to convenience or carelessness or both, a number of IP (internet-streaming) camera users settle for the default username and password when installing their cameras. It may seem like an innocuous time-saver or a simple oversight, but in using “admin” as the username and “admin” or “12345” as the password for a webcam, nearly 73,000…
 
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    Atlas Obscura: Articles

  • Secret Libraries of Rome

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Rome's 2,500-year history means that even a trip to the corner drugstore turns into a brush with the heritage of insane emperors, antiquity-grabbing cardinals, visionary artists, and power-crazed popes. The city's many libraries offer an intelligent way of making sense of this complex and well-trodden place. So what better way to experience history directly than in quiet contemplation in Rome's "secret libraries"? Here is a list of nine to get you started. BIBLIOTECA VALLICELLIANAVia della Chiesa Nuova 18 Biblioteca Vallicelliana (via francigena.beniculturali.it) The Biblioteca…
  • Belgium's Abandoned Fairytale Castle

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:40 am
    Miranda Castle (all photographs by the author) After climbing up a rocky Belgian hillside and a slow walk through a thick forest, an insurmountable beauty reveals itself as turrets peak through the trees. Miranda Castle, aka Château de Noisy, lies in Celles, in Belgium's province of Namur. A landscape and building right out of a fairytale, the site is photographed and sought after by urban explorers and curious travelers alike.  


 Construction on the castle started in 1866. Designed by English architect Edward Milner, it was intended as a summer home for the…
  • Fossil Roads and a Sea Serpent That Wasn't: Alabama's Overlooked Prehistory

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:12 am
    Oceans of Alabama (illustration by the author) Say "Alabama" and the word "fossil" doesn’t immediately jump to mind. That's understandable, the paleontological discoveries made in the Yellowhammer State rarely make the national news. Which is a shame, because Alabama has a rich prehistory that stretches from the Carboniferous shales of the Iron Hills to the Cenozoic clay near the gulf. A jumble of geologic eras are represented in the state, each carrying a wonderful array of fauna, including marine reptiles, weird arthropods, and ancient whales. Here are four spots that embody…
  • In a Christchurch Scarred with Earthquake Rubble, Art and Dance-O-Mats Color the Voids

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
    Dancers at the Dance-O-Mat in Christchurch, New Zealand (all photographs by the author) The two dancers shuffled through songs on their iPhones, deciding which track they would dance to next. Their stage was behind them, a polished wooden square situated at the center of a vacant lot in Christchurch, New Zealand. Huge yellow speakers leaned out from all four corners, turned up high. Then it was decided. The next song would be Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk." Plugging her phone into a washing machine on the edge of the dance floor, one of the dancers, Grace Cabell, checked the coin slot on the side…
  • St. Jude's Souls: Competing with the Skeleton Saint for Mexico's Faithful

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:24 am
    Feast of St. Jude in Mexico City (all photographs by Toni François) Practically unknown in Mexico before the 1980s, St. Jude Thaddeus has catapulted to the top position among Catholic saints in the country with the world's second largest Catholic population. No other canonized saint rivals the popularity of San Judas, the patron of lost causes. Only the Virgin of Guadalupe and folk saint Santa Muerte can compete with St. Jude for Mexican souls. And over the past decade, competition between the nation's number one Catholic saint and its top folk saint has become very intense,…
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  • Police versus Waze

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Over fifty million users have downloaded Waze.  Waze is a crowdsourcing traffic app that relies on user inputs to tell other users where there are traffic problems such as accidents.  The reporting function of Waze also includes the ability to alert other drivers about speed traps and the location of [...]The post Police versus Waze appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Augmented Reality and the Digital Map Revolution

    Rebecca Maxwell
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:04 am
    Most of us are familiar with digital maps on our phones or computers. We think nothing of using these devices when finding directions to an unfamiliar place but what about when want to dig deeper? Thanks to some groundbreaking technology called augmented reality, our digital maps could be undergoing a [...]The post Augmented Reality and the Digital Map Revolution appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Mapping the Nation: How the US Government Uses GIS

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:07 am
    In February, Esri will be releasing the fifth book in its Mapping the Nation Series.  A collection of maps, Mapping the Nation: Building a More Resilient Future shows how GIS is being used at the federal level in the US government. The print version of latest volume contains 118 maps from more [...]The post Mapping the Nation: How the US Government Uses GIS appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • The 25th Anniversary of the U.S. Census Bureau’s TIGER Project

    Rebecca Maxwell
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:44 am
    It is something that many of us take for granted every day. If we need to find directions to an unfamiliar place, all we need to do is pull out our smartphone or tablet and get maps of that place instantly. But these tools have not always been available, and [...]The post The 25th Anniversary of the U.S. Census Bureau’s TIGER Project appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Using GPS Data to Help Cities in Emergencies

    Rebecca Maxwell
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:31 pm
    In October of 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast of the United States causing billions of dollars in damage. The super storm became the most destructive hurricane of the season but it also provided transportation researchers a new way to analyze the effect that extreme events have on traffic [...]The post Using GPS Data to Help Cities in Emergencies appeared first on GIS Lounge.
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  • Maps of Interest - Mount St. Helens

    18 Jan 2015 | 10:34 pm
    On March 20, 1980 a magnitude 4.2 earthquake signaled the reawakening of the volcano after 123 years. During the Spring of 1980, rising magma pushed the volcano's north flank outward 5 feet per day. On the morning of May 18, 1980, the largest terrestrial landslide in recorded history reduced the summit by 1,300 feet and triggered a lateral blast.  Within 3 minutes, the lateral blast, traveling at more than 300 miles per hour, blew down and scorched 230 square miles of forest. Within 15 minutes, a vertical plume of volcanic ash rose over 80,000 feet. By afternoon of May 18, 1980, the…
  • Texas Well Data

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
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  • Enterprise and National GIS Data

    11 Jul 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Presenting Contiguous National Data US Land Grid is proud to introduce contiguous national data sets designed specifically for enterprise environments. Delivered in as many formats as you need for your users, our enterprise data provides highly accurate spatial data that meets or exceeds oil and gas industry standards.   Our experienced GIS technicians regularly migrate companies who have valuable internal GIS data from legacy land grid systems to US Land Grid's accurate and more complete data sets. Ask Us How LAND GRID DATA   Including ALL the layers Our land grid is contiguous…
  • Data Accuracy and Sources

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:20 pm
        DATA ACCURACY AND SOURCES It's all about the source Just about all the spatial data that we can think of needs to have an original source. Without a source, it's like not having a soul. It doesn't really have spatial existence. Without knowing much about the  USGS Topo with Vector Land Grid source of your data, you won't be able to determine accuracy or spatial credibility.  In the land grid world, the soul of the data in the PLSS states (non-Texas) is the USGS 1:24k topographic maps. These topographic maps are accurate to roughly + - 40 feet. This is the source for…
  • A Complete Set of GIS Data

    17 Mar 2014 | 10:15 pm
    As a full-service GIS data firm, we partner with our clients to deliver the spatial data that their workflows demand. With a consistent data model, multiple formats, instant downloads and free file backups our functional and industry expertise goes beyond the norm to develop more accurate and more informative maps that drive results, and help grow your business.    Our business model was designed for small to medium businesses, and at a small business price. When you buy our data you own it. Say goodbye to yearly leases and surprise renewals.  Learn More LAND GRID New Ideas.
 
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  • Top 6 Free LiDAR Data Sources

    GISGeography
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:58 am
    Does it feel like a big challenge to find LiDAR data sources? Master the art of attaining LiDAR at no cost with this list of 6 free LiDAR data sources. The post Top 6 Free LiDAR Data Sources appeared first on GIS Geography.
  • 6 Amazing Global Agriculture Maps – Farming Visualized

    GISGeography
    4 Jan 2015 | 6:37 pm
    Ever wonder where your food comes from? Feast your eyes on these amazing agriculture maps and learn what the future of agriculture holds. The post 6 Amazing Global Agriculture Maps – Farming Visualized appeared first on GIS Geography.
  • GIS Salary Expectations: Climb the GIS Career Ladder

    GISGeography
    30 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    What are your GIS salary expectations? We give a glimpse of what to expect in a GIS career and how far you can move up the GIS job pyramid. The post GIS Salary Expectations: Climb the GIS Career Ladder appeared first on GIS Geography.
  • How to Clip Rasters to Polygon Boundaries in ArcGIS

    GISGeography
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Save time by learning how to clip rasters in ArGIS using the raster clip tool in ArcToolbox as well as the clip button in the Image Analysis Toolbar. The post How to Clip Rasters to Polygon Boundaries in ArcGIS appeared first on GIS Geography.
  • 3 Geology Maps that Explain the History of Earth

    GISGeography
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:56 am
    Geology maps depict where the underlying rock formations are. It displays rocks of different ages showing eras, periods and epochs. The post 3 Geology Maps that Explain the History of Earth appeared first on GIS Geography.
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