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  • Evidence of ancient life discovered in mantle rocks deep below the seafloor

    Geography News -- ScienceDaily
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Ancient rocks harbored microbial life deep below the seafloor, reports scientists. This first-time evidence was contained in drilled rock samples of Earth's mantle -- thrust by tectonic forces to the seafloor during the Early Cretaceous period. The discovery confirms a long-standing hypothesis that interactions between mantle rocks and seawater can create potential for life even in hard rocks deep below the ocean floor.
  • New White Paper: Publishing Hosted 3D Feature Layers

    Esri News Feed
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Technical paper discussing the creation, publication, and curation of 3D Scene Layers and 3D Elevation Layer Image services, including the setup and configuration of the necessary ArcGIS Portal/Server/Data Store systems.
  • Mapping the Third Dimension: A change in perspective

    ArcGIS Blog » Mapping
    Gisele Mounzer
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Learn how to do real analysis with 3D data in Chapter 6 of The ArcGIS Book 3D mapping and cartography are used in many disciplines to solve real-world problems. Emergency managers, urban planners, crime analysts, architects, facility managers, tourism boards, and historians represent some of the professionals employing 3D GIS for their purposes. If you’re looking for ideas on how to use 3D in your work, you will certainly find inspiration in chapter 6 of The ArcGIS Book. This 3D map shows the impact of sunlight and visibility for a proposed high-rise development in downtown Philadelphia.
  • Satellite imagery strips and degrees of latitude and longitude

    Google Earth Blog
    Timothy Whitehead
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:31 am
    After creating a global map of historical imagery density last week, we have been experimenting with higher resolution versions for a small area. High resolution historical imagery density Latitude 0°-15° Longitude 0°-20°. As you can see above, there is a curious pattern of vertical and horizontal lines. At first we thought this was an artifact of the way the Google Earth plugin reports historical imagery, as is the case over the oceans, but on further investigation we found it has to do with the way satellite imagery is collected. We were aware of this, but don’t think we have…
  • New international standards needed to manage ocean noise

    Geography News -- ScienceDaily
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:48 pm
    As governments and industries expand their use of high-decibel seismic surveys to explore the ocean bottom for resources, experts from eight universities or organizations say new global standards and mitigation strategies are needed to minimize the amount of sound the surveys produce and reduce risks posed to vulnerable marine life, especially in formerly unexploited areas such as the Arctic Ocean and US Atlantic coast now targeted for exploration.
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    Geography News -- ScienceDaily

  • New international standards needed to manage ocean noise

    1 Sep 2015 | 5:48 pm
    As governments and industries expand their use of high-decibel seismic surveys to explore the ocean bottom for resources, experts from eight universities or organizations say new global standards and mitigation strategies are needed to minimize the amount of sound the surveys produce and reduce risks posed to vulnerable marine life, especially in formerly unexploited areas such as the Arctic Ocean and US Atlantic coast now targeted for exploration.
  • Oxygen oasis in Antarctic lake reflects Earth in distant past

    1 Sep 2015 | 11:07 am
    At the bottom of a frigid Antarctic lake, a thin layer of green slime is generating a little oasis of oxygen, a team of researchers has found. It's the first modern replica discovered of conditions on Earth two and a half billion years ago, before oxygen became common in the atmosphere.
  • Climate change will irreversibly force key ocean bacteria into overdrive

    1 Sep 2015 | 11:02 am
    The levels of ocean acidification predicted for the year 2100 have been shown to cause an irreversible evolutionary change to a bacteria foundational to the ocean's food web.
  • Plastic in 99 percent of seabirds by 2050

    31 Aug 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Researchers from CSIRO and Imperial College London have assessed how widespread the threat of plastic is for the world's seabirds, including albatrosses, shearwaters and penguins, and found the majority of seabird species have plastic in their gut.
  • Evidence of ancient life discovered in mantle rocks deep below the seafloor

    31 Aug 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Ancient rocks harbored microbial life deep below the seafloor, reports scientists. This first-time evidence was contained in drilled rock samples of Earth's mantle -- thrust by tectonic forces to the seafloor during the Early Cretaceous period. The discovery confirms a long-standing hypothesis that interactions between mantle rocks and seawater can create potential for life even in hard rocks deep below the ocean floor.
 
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    Google Earth Blog

  • Art from Google Earth imagery and the Google Maps/Earth TOS

    Timothy Whitehead
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:29 am
    We recently came across two stories in the news about people creating art from Google Earth imagery. The first is this one about Mishka Henner. His work appears to consist of unaltered screen shots from Google Earth, either of aesthetically pleasing locations or collections of places of particular interest, such as “51 U.S. Military Outposts”. The article also mentions that to make high resolution images he takes hundreds of screen shots and laboriously stitches them together to make a final image. There are actually ways to automate this sort of thing, however, as we will discuss further…
  • Satellite imagery strips and degrees of latitude and longitude

    Timothy Whitehead
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:31 am
    After creating a global map of historical imagery density last week, we have been experimenting with higher resolution versions for a small area. High resolution historical imagery density Latitude 0°-15° Longitude 0°-20°. As you can see above, there is a curious pattern of vertical and horizontal lines. At first we thought this was an artifact of the way the Google Earth plugin reports historical imagery, as is the case over the oceans, but on further investigation we found it has to do with the way satellite imagery is collected. We were aware of this, but don’t think we have…
  • The best of Google Earth for August 2015

    Timothy Whitehead
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:41 am
    Google has not released any ‘satellite imagery update maps’ since the introduction of the ‘Voyager layer’ at the end of June. Google has, however, been pushing out satellite imagery and there are images captured in August in Google Earth, but without the ‘imagery update’ maps, it can be hard to find. Google took an unusual two week break from releasing 3D imagery in the first half of August, but has been releasing more since then. We are a little behind on updating our KML, but we haven’t forgotten it, so bear with us. We have added quite a lot of…
  • Historical imagery density: Part 3 – two hotspots

    Timothy Whitehead
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:47 am
    Earlier this week we showed you our historical imagery density map. Looking at the map a number of hotspots are immediately apparent. However, many of these hotspots result from anomalies in the way the Google Earth plugin reports the information, as well as the settings we used when collecting the data. There are, however, some genuine hotspots that we were not previously aware of. Today we will look at just two of them. The first is Maiduguri, Nigeria. A seemingly unremarkable spot when first looked at in Google Earth, it is estimated to have a population of over a million and is a key…
  • Crossing the antimeridian Google Earth

    Timothy Whitehead
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    When creating the heatmap for yesterdays post we discovered some things that we think are worth sharing. Every point on Earth’s surface can be located with a latitude and longitude. In decimal format these range from -90° to 90° latitude and -180° to 180° longitude. We needed to draw a polygon that goes across the antimeridian (the line at -180° / 180° longitude). We did think ahead and included in our code appropriate conversion to ensure that the coordinates stayed within the correct range. We were surprised to discover that Google Earth drew the polygons wrapped all the way…
 
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    GIS Education Community

  • Fun with GIS 179: Learn Quickly, Please!

    Charlie Fitzpatrick
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:35 am
    Dear students: Spaceship alert! It is not fair, but our survival depends on your ability to grasp complex situations that are influenced by multiple factors. You cannot possibly know everything, because conditions change, and each day brings new discoveries. We cannot let you wait until all relevant knowledge is in place. The situations are numerous: population, food, clean water, political stability, personal liberty, group identity, economic development, environmental sustainability … and more. You must grasp complex ideas and how they relate to us: space and time, proximity and…
  • Over 2,600 videos on GIS and related topics online

    Joseph Kerski
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    One of the resources that I frequently use in instruction, and make publicly available in the hopes that it will be useful to other teachers and learners of GIS, remote sensing, geography, STEM, field methods, environmental studies, and related fields is my video channel, Geographyuberalles, or “geography is all”.  I started the channel in 2008, and due to its current size, the best way to find something on it is to use the channel’s search tool to search on terms such as Esri Maps for Office, ArcGIS Online, rivers, transportation, deserts, smartphones, geocaching, weather,…
  • Fun with GIS 178: Mentors Matter

    Charlie Fitzpatrick
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:05 am
    Sarah and Lily Jenkins, two sisters from the quiet Hawaiian island of Molokai, “stole the show” on Monday of the 2015 Esri Conference. At least that was the sentiment of the few dozen people who stopped me during the rest of the conference. “And they’ve inspired me to work with my local school,” most added. Outstanding! For over 20 years, Esri has encouraged GIS users to work with schools. In 2009, Esri and National Geographic launched a formal GeoMentor program, encouraging mentors to work with educators. (See Maps 3&4.) In 2015, the Association of American…
  • Why Maps Still Matter: Geotechnologies for a Smarter Planet: Course

    Joseph Kerski
    21 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    I am teaching a course this coming semester at the University of Denver entitled “Why Maps Still Matter–Geotechnologies for a Smarter Planet“.  I would like to describe the course here with a larger purpose:  To start a discussion on the best approaches for teaching spatial analysis, mapping, and GIS for the “non-GIS community.” Because my course is a part of the university’s enrichment program, which is designed for the “love of learning” for the general public, I deliberately focused the title on something that everyone is familiar…
  • Fun with GIS 177: The ArcGIS Book

    Charlie Fitzpatrick
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:05 am
    ArcGIS is Esri’s platform — an integrated set of mapping and analysis tools, which work together, on desktop, server, mobile, and cloud. The ArcGIS Book is a “platform book” — pretty enough to be a coffee table book, enough prose, diagrams, and big ideas to be a textbook, enough online instruction to be a workbook, and available in both hardcopy and digital form (web or 40mbPDF). Both digital versions are readable on smartphone (landscape or portrait), tablet, laptop, or monitor. The chapters bob and weave through banks of examples and lessons that allow users…
 
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    GIS Lounge

  • Is Sexism a Problem in GIS?

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:03 pm
    I am currently working on looking at the issue of sexism within the field of GIS.  Specifically, I am looking to answer the question, “is sexism in the workplace an issue for women (and men) working in GIS?” What is considered sexism?  Sexism can be any action or language that [...] The post Is Sexism a Problem in GIS? appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • David or Goliath: Establishing Your Mobile GIS Portfolio

    Lowell Ballard
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:47 am
    Lowell Ballard, the Director of Geospatial Solutions for Timmons Group, discusses the David versus Goliath approach in developing robust and full-featured versus smaller more focused mobile GIS applications. The post David or Goliath: Establishing Your Mobile GIS Portfolio appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Open Call: Insight Map and Visualization Competition

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:26 am
    Insight is a new competition for artists and data scientists to blend data with design to make invisible forces visible in innovative and critical ways, in partnership with CartoDB (popular data visualization and digital mapping company) and Storefront for Art and Architecture (legendary organization committed to the intersections of architecture, [...] The post Open Call: Insight Map and Visualization Competition appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Using GIS to Evaluate Parking Availability in Bloomsburg, PA

    GIS Contributor
    13 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    This student/faculty research project at Bloomsburg University takes a look at parking availability in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania by analyzing parking space usage using GPS and GIS. Article written by Tony DiBiase, Jeff Brunskill, Matt Hess and Chris Podeschi. The post Using GIS to Evaluate Parking Availability in Bloomsburg, PA appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Mapping County Demographic Data in R

    Ari Lamstein
    4 Aug 2015 | 9:40 am
    Learn how to map US County demographic data in R in this article by Ari Lamstein. The post Mapping County Demographic Data in R appeared first on GIS Lounge.
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    Spatially Adjusted

  • Google Here Never Was

    James Fee
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Indoor mapping is the white whale of our Spatial IT industry.  We’re always reading about how our smartphones will lead us to the best deals or how I can find the specific nail I need in Home Depot without having to ask anyone or walk down every aisle.  They key to all this is essentially iBeacon. You can search Google News for all the latest excitement on the concept but essentially it is a way for your phone to know where things are and for the vendors to know where you phone is through Bluetooth.  Imagine walking into a store and getting alerts about your favorite beer being…
  • Chris Hogan on PostGIS generalization

    James Fee
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Says Chris: I am working on a project that needs to display all the neighborhood polygons in Baltimore City at one time. The file is relatively detailed… which mean that tons of unecessary polygon nodes are being sent from the backend, when, at the zoom level and the level of detail the map users need, the high level of detail is a total waste. While there are some great hosted options to serve up complex GeoJSON, most of the time it is better served1 to simplify your data.  Unless you’re surveying or involved with some sort of lawyer, even a bit of generalization is a good idea…
  • GIS and Git

    James Fee
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:52 am
    Yesterday I had a long post about GIS and version control.  I mentioned Git in the article saying how maybe in the future Git would work with GIS files.  A couple of people mentioned an article written by Gretchen Peterson titled, “Huge increase in shareability by combining Git and QGIS“. This isn’t the version control you’re looking for… Gretchen does a great job showing how you can manage GIS projects with Git and I encourage everyone to read it.  But keep in mind it isn’t version control how I was talking.  Git doesn’t understand…
  • Hangouts With James Fee Season 4 Will Be A Podcast

    James Fee
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Today’s HWJF planning staff meeting was full of new ideas.  The biggest one was that HWJF becomes a podcast.  One of the biggest feedback requests has been to offer an audio only version of the hangouts for those who want to listen on their smartphones offline.  I’ve explored this many times and never really got a good plan in place.  But given that HWJF isn’t really visual in nature (looking at my grill for an hour has to be taxing), we’re going to convert HWJF into a podcast for season 4 arriving in October.  If there is a visual need to have video, we’ll…
  • GIS Version Control

    James Fee
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Update: It appears that Boundless abandoned GeoGig to the Eclipse Foundation.  Currently it shows no work has been done on GeoGig in the past 12 months.  Time to assume our only hope is Github itself. The crazy thing about GIS is that we never really take into consider version control with our data.  Well we have a workflow, it usually entails putting a one at the end of a file name or calling it “temp” or “trash” while it works through analysis.  Whenever I used to take over a project from someone, I’d take a quick look at the project folder and you’d…
 
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    VerySpatial

  • Trying every other week

    Jesse
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:39 am
    As mentioned in a previous post, we are trying some different things now that we have a decade behind us. We have been using a more conversational long format for the last few posts, for instance. Since we had to take a week off due to travel, we are going to continue the trend and release a podcast every other week. I am not sure how long this is going to last since I am already wondering why my weekend schedule is odd (not editing). These are all exploratory variations from our norm to figure out where we want to go/what we want to be moving forward. If you have any thoughts on our current…
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 525

    Jesse
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:46 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 525 16 August 2015 This week we talk largely about Windows 10 Click to directly download MP3 http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode525.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Cut All Strings by Changing Horses Discussion topics German automakers buy Here Maps Windows 10 is out! Privacy Updates working Maps app Cortana Changes in phone subsidies in the US…impact on updates and LBS? Events Corner 2015 Ohio GIS Conference, September 21-23, Columbus Ohio GIS in The Rockies 2015, September 23-24, Denver CO Nevada Geographic Information…
  • Podcast delayed

    Jesse
    8 Aug 2015 | 11:15 pm
    With our (Sue and my) trip to Greece, we are going to be late this week or we may skip the week and pick up again next weekend. We have had a great time at the Digital Technologies for Cultural Heritage and Tourism summer school offered by the University of the Aegean, in fact Sue is giving her last lecture of the field school as I type. If you are interested in digital archaeology it is a field school you may want to look into for next summer. It is an introductory level course, but as you can see from the program linked above, it covers a variety of topics. Have a good week!
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 524

    Jesse
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 524 2 August 2015 This week we try a new discussion format for the podcast Click to directly download MP3 http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode524.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Inside Outside by Derek Clegg Discussion topics US and Cuban embassies open Esri Geographic enlightenment (geoenlightment) James Fee @cageyjames – Jack calls Servers and Desktop a “System of Record” and Apps “Distributed Services” #EsriUC R – ArcGIS bridge Esri will make vector tiles from a users data via ArcGIS…
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 523

    Jesse
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:29 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 523 26 July 2015 This week we celebrate our 10th anniversary! We chat about some of the topics that have resonated with us over the last decade and offer some thoughts on what the next ten years might bring. Click to directly download MP3 http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode523.mp3
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    ArcGIS Blog » Mapping

  • Collector for ArcGIS on Windows 10 is in Beta!

    Emily Gibson
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Collector for ArcGIS on Windows 10 is available in Beta! We are excited to announce that Collector for ArcGIS on the Windows 10 platform is now available in Beta. Since January 2013 organizations have been using Collector on the iOS and Android platforms to gather and update data in the field, create and configure maps to fit their organization’s workflows, and track work progress, whether they are online or disconnected. However, many organizations prefer Windows devices because they fit well into their existing enterprise architecture. The release of Windows 10 last month has opened new…
  • Mapping the Third Dimension: A change in perspective

    Gisele Mounzer
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Learn how to do real analysis with 3D data in Chapter 6 of The ArcGIS Book 3D mapping and cartography are used in many disciplines to solve real-world problems. Emergency managers, urban planners, crime analysts, architects, facility managers, tourism boards, and historians represent some of the professionals employing 3D GIS for their purposes. If you’re looking for ideas on how to use 3D in your work, you will certainly find inspiration in chapter 6 of The ArcGIS Book. This 3D map shows the impact of sunlight and visibility for a proposed high-rise development in downtown Philadelphia.
  • Highlights to Esri UC 2015 Imagery Activities

    Renee Brandt
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:24 pm
    It doesn’t seem like Esri UC 2015 took place over a month ago already.  Time has gone by so fast.  Looking back at the pictures reminds me of some of the best experiences I had this year.  I hope you were able to attend and take away your own memories. What a start to the UC, with rain and fog…if you came in early, it was a good time to go to a Pre-UC session and stay out of the California storm. Where’s the sun!  Yes, the rain, lightning and thunder caught some attendees unaware. However, once the plenary started, things really began to heat up, and not just because the sun came…
  • Our User Community has Provided Updates to the Living Atlas of the World

    Shane Matthews
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:52 am
    The World Topographic Map and World Imagery Maphave both been updated with new content! As part of ArcGIS Online, Esri’s Basemaps support a vast GIS community.  Thank You to our Contributors and Partners who help support the Living Atlas of the World by providing data and enriching these amazing resources. This release incorporates new content and updates for cities and counties around the United States and an update to the Trans Canada Trail in the Topo map.  New and updated imagery contributions were added in three Canadian cities and select areas in New Zealand and the United…
  • The Importance of Where: How spatial analysis leads to insight.

    Gisele Mounzer
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Ask questions, derive answers. Chapter 5 of The ArcGIS Book shows you how. After a brief introduction and a few examples, chapter 5 of The ArcGIS Book quickly gets to the essentials of spatial problem solving. You will begin by learning about the importance of scale; style; attributes; and classification scheme when visualizing your data, and understand how your choices affect the information your map presents and the story it tells. The scale of the map and the scale of the data affect the story your map will tell. In this example, Map A answers the question, What is the pattern of states…
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    Jonathan Crowe: Recent Map Posts

  • Fictional Maps International Conference

    Jonathan Crowe
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:08 pm
    The Fictional Maps International Conference, an academic conference on the use of maps in fiction, will take place from January 21 to 23, 2016 at the University of Silesia's Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library in Katowice, Poland. Stefan Ekman, the author of Here Be Dragons: Exploring Fantasy Maps and Settings (my review), is the keynote speaker. Deadline for submitting abstracts is October 30. If you've been following along, you will instantly understand that this is very much relevant to my interests, and though it's been an awfully long time since I've been in academic mode,…
  • Plotted: A Literary Atlas

    Jonathan Crowe
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:56 am
    Coming in October from Zest Books: Andrew DeGraff's Plotted: A Literary Atlas, a collection of the artist's maps of fictional worlds. The Huffington Post has an interview with the author and sample pages from the book, from which we can get a sense both of DeGraff's distinct and idiosyncratic artwork and the books he chose to make maps for. They're not necessarily books you'd expect maps for (e.g., A Christmas Carol). These are maps of the stories -- not, as we see in fantasy maps, of the stories' setting -- which means a completely different perspective that takes into account both time and…
  • Bellerby's Hand-Painted Globes

    Jonathan Crowe
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:35 am
    Bellerby & Co. produces gorgeous hand-made, hand-painted globes. Peter Bellerby started the company six years ago -- he wanted to make a globe for his father for his birthday, but got a bit carried away. Very much a luxury product: the least expensive item I could find in their catalogue was £999, and the higher-end and custom globes climb well into five figures. Not, in other words, comparable to Replogle's product line. Interesting behind-the-scenes photos at their Instagram account; see also their YouTube channel. Via Kottke. More about globes in The Map Room's archives.
  • And in Google Maps News ...

    Jonathan Crowe
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:34 am
    Google's Map Maker is in the process of reopening, with six countries reopening on August 10 and another 45 countries last Monday. Map Maker, Google's tool allowing users to make changes to Google Maps, was suspended last May after some embarrassing edits came to light. Regional leads are now in place to review user edits before they go live on the map. If mapcodes and other geographical shortcodes aren't Googly enough for you, take a look at Open Location Codes, a Google-developed, open-sourced project. Generated algorithmically rather than with data tables. Announced for developers last…
  • New Maps of Ceres and Pluto

    Jonathan Crowe
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:43 am
    As I predicted, a new global map of Pluto has been released that incorporates the imagery that has been downlinked so far from the New Horizons flyby: with gridlines, without gridlines. If nothing else, the equatorial projection demonstrates how much of Pluto's surface was not seen during the very brief encounter. From what I understand, imagery downlinks will resume in September and carry on for another year, so this map will almost certainly see many more updates. Meanwhile, Ceres also has some new maps. Elevation data for these colour-coded topographical maps "was constructed from…
 
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    Maps Mania

  • England for Sale

    Keir Clarke
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:13 am
    British satirical magazine Private Eye has created an interactive map which shows the amount of English & Welsh land that has been bought up by offshore companies. Selling England by the Offshore Pound uses Land Registry data to plot all land parcels registered in the name of an offshore company between 2005 and July 2014. The situation in London in particular is extremely depressing. As
  • Adult Coloring Maps - US Edition

    Keir Clarke
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Last week the UK's Ordnance Survey released a number of free Adult Coloring maps of UK cities. Now, for your coloring enjoyment, Maps Mania is pleased to present 9 free Adult Coloring maps, of U.S. cities. Just click on the links below to download a PDF map of your chosen city. The list also includes a map of the World and Europe. World, San Francisco, New York, Europe, Washington DC, Dallas,
  • The United Colours of Vancouver

    Keir Clarke
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:02 am
    You can learn a lot about Vancouver from its maps. For example this Vancouver Building Heights map can teach you where all of Vancouver's tallest buildings are concentrated. It can even tell you the height of every building in the city Building footprints on the Vancouver Building Heights map are coloured to represent the height of the building. If you want to know the exact height of an
  • The Pixel Map Wizard

    Keir Clarke
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:38 am
    Pixelmap from Amcharts is an easy to use tool for creating a pixellated map. Using the tool you can create a map in a matter of seconds and download the map as an image, SVG or HTML file. Pixelmap includes a number of options which allow you to adjust the size and shape of the pixels used in your finished map. The tool also includes options to color individual countries on the map and to
  • Mapping the Champions League

    Keir Clarke
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:30 am
    Geolic has created two interactive maps which show the distribution by country of players who have appeared in EUFA Champion League finals and the distribution of players who have scored goals in Champion League finals. Champions League Finals in Maps allows you to view the overall number of players each country has had in Champions League finals. Players from Germany and Spain dominate the
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    Mapperz - The Mapping News Blog

  • Environment Agency Lidar Opendata Released

    1 Sep 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Environment Agency Lidar Opendata Released   Formats/Resolutions available: LIDAR Composite Digital Surface Model at 1m spatial resolution   LIDAR Composite Digital... 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.
  • Noise Map (High Speed 2 Rail Impact)

    26 May 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Noise Map (High Speed 2 Rail Impact)   A nice visualization of the impact of potential Noise traveling around the new High Speed Link (known as HS2) The project to create a faster... 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.
  • New Ordnance Survey OpenMap (Open Data) Released

    24 Mar 2015 | 7:21 am
    New Ordnance Survey OpenMap (Open Data) Released OpenRoads "OS Open Roads is a connected road network for Great Britain. It contains all classified roads (such as motorways and A & B... 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.
  • QGIS on Raspberry Pi 2

    10 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    QGIS on Raspberry Pi 2 Asking what is a raspberry pi? then go to  http://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-2-model-b/ (This is work in progress) Current QGIS 2.2 but working on... 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.
  • Google Earth Pro now Free

    30 Jan 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Google Earth Pro now Free 30th January 2015 "Starting today, even more people will be able to access Google Earth Pro: we're making it available for free"  Google Earth Pro... 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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  • Wow I am Great

    idlenomore
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:21 am
    Max Joseph’s formally creative, dramatically conventional directing debut probably won’t earn raves from EDM devotees Watch Straight Outta Compton Online Free Watch The Man from UNCLE Online Free Watch Mission Impossible 5 Rogue Nation Online Free Watch Fantastic Four Online Free Watch The Gift Online Free Particularly those who reject the notion of Zac Efron as their head-banging Hollywood poster boy. Watch Ant Man Online Free Watch Vacation Online Free Watch Minions Online Free Watch Trainwreck Online Free Still, there’s no denying that the star’s hard-to-resist…
  • Take a fresh look city

    pyiicerem
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:41 am
    How we live our lives today and how we function as individuals. The film is about all of us and all of us today, not in 1984, 1988 or 1998. I mean, look at us now. Now you look at how many babies caught a screen of any kind and not pressed a button, but sliding a finger on the screen. It is horrible but at the same overtime, and that is Steve Jobs. As the mother of a small child, it is alarming.>> Watch We Are Your Friends Online Free > Watch No Escape Online Free > Watch War Room Online Free > Watch Hitman: Agent 47 Online Free > Watch American Ultra Online Free > Watch Sinister 2 Online…
 
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    GPS World

  • Madden Joins Lockheed Martin for MILSATCOM

    GPS World staff
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Dave Madden. On Aug. 24, David W. Madden joined Lockheed Martin’s Military Space Line of Business, where he will be responsible for international military satellite communications (MILSATCOM), based in Denver. Madden served as the GPS Wing Commander at the Space & Missile Systems Center (SMC) in Los Angeles, Calif., before retiring from the U.S. Air Force in May 2010. From June 2010 until his new appointment, Madden served as director of the Military Satellite Communications Systems Directorate at SMC. In his new role, Madden will oversee Lockheed Martin’s efforts to further…
  • Telit’s IoT Portal Combines Connectivity Management with App Enabling

    GPS World staff
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced a new release of the Telit IoT Portal. The portal consolidates a suite of advanced connectivity management functions with the company’s deviceWISE IoT Application Enablement Platform. The service enables companies to deploy, configure and manage end-to-end IoT deployments from a single, cloud-based portal, Telit said. The portal is designed to make it easy to “connect thing to apps” by seamlessly integrating any device, production asset or remote sensor with web-based and mobile apps and enterprise systems, across…
  • Tallysman Introduces Wideband Embedded GNSS Antennas

    GPS World staff
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Tallysman, a manufacturer of economical high-performance GNSS antennas, has announced a new series of L1 band Accutenna wideband antennas for OEM applications. The antennas are offered in three formats for reception of GPS; GPS + GLONASS; or Galileo + GPS + GLONASS + BeiDou. Each antenna type features Tallysman’s Accutenna technology, which provides high rejection of multi-path signals, with low axial ratios, and tight Phase Center Variations (PCV). Each is available with a brickwall pre-filter option to protect against saturation by high level sub-harmonic and L-Band signals. Here are…
  • Out in Front: Addiction on the Rise

    Alan Cameron
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:10 pm
    How accurate is good enough for the majority of your market sector? This chart show the answers from those who identified themselves as members of the survey and high-precision community. For more results from this and other sectors, see the 2015 State of the GNSS Industry Report. Memory fails as to who first said “Accuracy is addictive.” Or perhaps it’s my knowledge base that is deficient. At any rate, I’ll gladly publish documented evidence from anyone who can show the earliest — print or audio — expression of that dictum. It continues to hold as true for this industry as…
  • JAVAD GNSS to Showcase New Technology at INTERGEO

    GPS World staff
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:19 am
    High-precision receiver maker JAVAD GNSS is expected to make a major announcement at this year’s INTERGEO conference, which takes place Sept. 15-17 in Stuttgart, Germany. JAVAD GNSS will showcase its technology in Hall 6 at Booth: G6.049. At INTERGEO 2014, JAVAD GNSS introduced its unmanned aerial vehicle, the TRIUMPH-F1. The TRIUMPH-F1 is based on the TRIUMPH-1, JAVAD GNSS’s field-tested high-precision geodetic GNSS receiver with 864 channels to track all current and future GNSS signals. This year’s new product developments from JAVAD GNSS are not known at this point, but the company…
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    Google LatLong

  • Walking in the footsteps of Galápagos giants: Wild tortoises in Google Maps

    Lat Long
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    The giant tortoises ofthe Galápagos Islands have been stalwart survivors for centuries, but the last few hundred years have been rough. Once so numerous that sixteenth century explorers actually named the archipelago “galápago” for the old Spanish word for tortoise, the rats and hungry sailors that followed them caused the tortoises’ numbers to dwindle almost to extinction.Today, thanks to the establishment of tortoise breeding centers and invasive species eradication programs carried out by the Government of Ecuador, the Directorate of the Galápagos National Park and the Charles…
  • Plus codes: A new way to help pinpoint places on the map

    Lat Long
    12 Aug 2015 | 2:35 pm
    The Adventure Crafts Glassmart in Kibera, Kenya, has the address: Stall No. 164, Makina Stalls, Kibera Drive, Located close to the Toi Market. There is no traditional address system in Kibera, so no easy number-and-street identifier. Nothing easy to plug into your phone. So, say you wanted to visit the shop: How would you go about finding it? Last April we released a new system to help provide an address for every location in the world, called Open Location Code (OLC, also known as “plus codes”). Today, plus codes are now searchable on Google and Google Maps. Plus codes are a useful way…
  • A journey of 5,000km begins with a single steppe

    Lat Long
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    With more than 250 sunny days a year (that’s about 100 more than you’d get in bright Portland), Mongolia is known by many as the "land of the eternal blue sky.” Now you can take in some of these beautiful Mongolian blues with new Street View imagery, which takes you across 5,000km of the country’s steppes, deserts, icy lakes and rushing rivers. Last fall we strapped a Street View camera onto a four-wheel drive pickup truck to begin capturing 360-imagery from rugged Mongolian roads. Since then we’ve also gone off-road to capture images of the country’s most beautiful places with…
  • Your Timeline: Revisiting the world that you’ve explored

    Lat Long
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Have you ever wanted a way to easily remember all the places you’ve been -- whether it’s a museum you visited during your last vacation or that fun bar you stumbled upon a few months ago? Well, starting today, Google Maps can help. We’re gradually rolling out Your Timeline, a useful way to remember and view the places you’ve been on a given day, month or year. Your Timeline allows you to visualize your real-world routines, easily see the trips you’ve taken and get a glimpse of the places where you spend your time. And if you use Google Photos, we’ll show the photos you took when…
  • The Trekker Loan Program turns two!

    Lat Long
    8 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Two years ago, we started the Trekker Loan Program, where we invite partners to help us gather Street View imagery of many breathtaking places around the world. Since then, we've added imagery from a vast variety of locations -- from natural wonders right in organizations backyards to hard-to-reach sites we would never have been able to access by ourselves.Now with a tap of your finger or the click of your mouse, you can hike through the glorious mountainside in Spain with Generalitat de Catalunya, walk the pilgrimage route of Kumano Kodo in Japan with the Mie Kumano-kodo Society of Commerce…
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    Between the Poles

  • Java rises to the top of programming languages in the open source community

    Geoff
    21 Aug 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Earlier this week Github published a graph showing the relative popularity of programming languages among GitHub development project repositories, both private and public, for 2008 to 2015.  Some things don't seem too surprising. Javascript is at the top. C++ has stayed in the top 10 since 2008.  But a couple of things really surprised me.  Of the three P's, PHP and Python have remained in the top 5 for the entire period, but Perl has fallen off the chart.  CSS has risen dramatically.  But the most surprising thing for me was the incredible rise of Java from 7th to 2nd since…
  • Highlights of GeoBuiz Summit: Intel's indoor positioning chipset

    Geoff
    14 Aug 2015 | 10:15 am
    I spent a couple of of very worthwhile days in Washington DC this week attending GeoBuiz Summit.  A top highlight of the sessions was the presentation by Greg Turetzky, Principal Engineer in the GNSS and Location Strategy group at Intel.  Greg described a new chipset for wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi) in mobile devices that includes in-chip support for indoor location positioning. Indoor mapping is already supported by Google and Bing.  Micello is in the business of creating indoor maps of major venues around the world.  Most of the activity seems to be focussed on consumers and locations…
  • Powering up the smart grid with geospatial technology

    Geoff
    1 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    The electricity industry is undergoing a transformation. With utilities embracing geospatial technology and turning into data driven enterprises in the Smart Grid scenario, the sector is staring at an innovative future.The National Academy of Engineering identifies the electric power grid as the first of 20 major engineering achievements that has had the greatest impact on the quality of life in the 20th Century. Modern society has reached a point where virtually every crucial economic and social function depends on the secure, reliable operation of electric power infrastructure.  But…
  • Changing the world's energy economy: Elon Musk announces Tesla Energy

    Geoff
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    At the beginning of May Elon Musk gave a presentation is which he offered his vision of an alternative to fossil fuels as the future of humanity's energy sourcing and delivery.  Musk's long term objective is global carbon free energy for power generation and transportation.  He announced Tesla Energy and its first products, lithium-based Powerwall consumer (10 kWh) and Powerpack utility-scale (100 kWh) batteries.  He also discussed a third product, GigaFactory, which he described as a gigantic machine to manufacture Powerwall and Powerpack batteries.  Elon Musk is an…
  • Geospatial contributes $21 billion to the Canadian GDP

    Geoff
    5 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Prashant Shukle, Director General of Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (CCMEO) at Natural Resources Canada, invited the Canadian geospatial community to a pre-release discussion of the just released Canadian Geomatics Environmental Scan and Economic Value Study of the contribution of the geospatial sector to the Canadian economy.  The Canadian study was conducted by Hickling Arthurs Low Corporation with partners ACIL Allen Consulting, Fujitsu Canada and ConsultingWhere.  According to Prashant "For the first time, we have quantified not only the contributions of…
 
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    GPS Tracklog

  • Garmin Updates Edge Devices with Strava

    Liz E.
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:33 am
    Great news today for all you Strava fans out there: Garmin has officially released a software update for several of its popular Edge devices which will add Strava Live Segments to the devices. The update was actually released on August 25 and should happen automatically whenever users connect their compatible Edge device to Garmin Connect on theread more The post Garmin Updates Edge Devices with Strava appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • SmartHalo Uses Light for Bike Navigation

    Liz E.
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:01 am
    Cyclists don’t have any shortage of options for GPS equipment to help find their way, but sometimes when you’re trying to navigate through busy city streets, the last thing you want it a complicated device hooked up to your handlebars with a million different numbers and statistics included. Those cycling GPS devices are great onread more The post SmartHalo Uses Light for Bike Navigation appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • Yale Researchers Develop Navigation Cube

    Liz E.
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:16 am
    Researchers have been inventing new ways to utilize GPS for pedestrians for years. From haptic feedback placed inside of shoes or clothes to canes for the sight-impaired, there have been a number of solutions to the problem of how to get directions without looking at a screen or a map. Yale researchers have developed what Iread more The post Yale Researchers Develop Navigation Cube appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • Garmin Announces New 2015 Montana Devices

    Liz E.
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:27 am
    Garmin seems to be on a trend this year with releasing slight upgrades to popular units from previous years. While this isn’t anything new at all (just look at the mess that is the Nuvi line or the various and recent iterations of the eTrex line) it does look like it’s going to be aread more The post Garmin Announces New 2015 Montana Devices appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • This Week in GPS — August 28, 2015

    Liz E.
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:08 am
    This week in GPS is a weekly link roundup of (mostly) GPS related odds and ends, from GPS Tracklog and other places around the Web. This week’s featured image is the new Garmin Edge Explore 1000, which was announced this week and should be available in the fall. From GPS Tracklog Sygic Expands App Capabilities With Update Doread more The post This Week in GPS — August 28, 2015 appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
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    GPS Insight Blog

  • Now See Weekly Hours in Closest To Dashlet

    rdonat
    9 Aug 2015 | 12:57 pm
    There is a new option available in the Closest To Dashlet that will display your drivers weekly hours in the results of the closest to search. New Closest To option - Weekly accumulated time (excluding today) This is a great feature if you want to further optimize which drivers you select when looking for the closest to a job site or what ever is applicable. By identifying the driver’s hours, you can decide which is the more appropriate driver to dispatch so that the driver doesn’t get overtime when there could be another available driver just down the road who has more working…
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    Making Maps: DIY Cartography

  • Mapping Deeply by Denis Wood

    John Krygier
    11 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    Mapping Deeply by Denis Wood This is a description of an avant la lettre deep mapping project carried out by a geographer and a number of landscape architecture students in the early 1980s. Although humanists seem to take the “mapping” in deep mapping more metaphorically than cartographically, in this neighborhood mapping project, the mapmaking was taken literally, with the goal of producing an atlas of the neighborhood. In this, the neighborhood was construed as a transformer, turning the stuff of the world (gas, water, electricity) into the stuff of individual lives (sidewalk graffiti,…
  • André Luiz Mesquita | Dissenting Maps: Propositions on a World in Crisis (1960-2010)

    John Krygier
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    André Luiz Mesquita’s dissertation (in Portuguese), Mapas Dissidentes: Proposições Sobre um Mundo em Crise (1960-2010), (Dissenting Maps: Propositions on a World in Crisis, 1960-2010), looks at the maps and diagrams of artists and activists from 1960 to 2010, all working in social, political, and economic contexts of crisis and change, conflict and various forms of resistance. He approaches the work of three generations of artists through an analysis of endless documents, catalogs, manifestos, articles, photographs, documentaries, art works, reproductions of maps, and interviews.
  • 모든 것은 노래한다: 이야기하는 지도들: Denis Wood’s Everything Sings in Korean

    John Krygier
    14 Feb 2015 | 7:09 am
    Denis Wood’s Everything Sings atlas in Korean via Your Mind.   What follows is the Google translation of the book description (from the Korean on this page). It captures, I am sure you will agree, some of what is special about the Atlas: Everything Song: The Story of a map Dennis Wood Maverick academics and innovators of the American Geographical Dennis Wood is the North Carolina depicting a small town seem to run Heights creative guidance of various forms book. How to create a map that Dennis Wood is unique unprecedented. He move, coming to North Carolina, he lived in a small town…
  • unmappable – Denis Wood Documentary – Screening at SXSW in Austin

    John Krygier
    10 Feb 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Diane Hodson and Jasmine Luoma’s film about Denis Wood, unmappable, has been selected for screening at Austin’s SXSW festival and conference next month – with Denis in attendance. The film’s website has a preview and other information. Watch the film’s Twitter for updates. The film will also show in April at the Florida Film Festival.
  • The Lovely Lesser Arts: Leather Making, Screens, Map Making, Silhouettes, and What To Do About Nudes (1948)

    John Krygier
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:34 am
    Cover of Estelle H. Ries’ opuscule on a miscellany of “lesser arts.” Estelle H. Ries. The Lovely Lesser Arts: Leather Making, Screens, Map Making, Silhouettes, and What To Do About Nudes (1948). Girard KS: Haldeman-Julius Publications (B-686). Ms. Ries here situates makers of maps among other lesser artists – leather toolers, silhouette cutters, screen decorators, and carvers of ivory. Ries concludes her work with a few comments on the dreaded nude: What to do about nudes, if anything, is always more or less of a ticklish problem. No matter how 20th-century we are…
 
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    WordPress Tag: Geography

  • Required World Geography Jingo

    vanthachavin1987
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:58 am
    Required World Geography Jingo much higher averagepower of best beam quality. Compared to bulk lasers, fiber lasers feature higher wall-plugefficiency, rugged and compact design, and nearly maintenance-freeoperation. Fiber lasers are appropriate for generating high averagepowers with good beam quality. On the other hand, due tononlinearities, there is a lower potential for high pulse energiesand peak powers. Bedding NEW YORK , May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new marketresearch report is available in its catalogue: Laser Technologies, Components &…
  • Scholastic Teachers Friend Geography Class Quiz Grades 24 Pocket

    menaddele1985
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:51 am
    Scholastic Teachers Friend Geography Class Quiz Grades 24 Pocket Chart Addons, Multiple Colors TF5414 Selecting Addons, also known as “User Interface Modifications” or “U.I. Mods” are additions to World of Warcraft that change the interface and improve upon it, add additional features, and implement new ways for you to interact with WoW. Many of them are useful and provide an improvement in gameplay, many improve how the interface looks, while others simply improve on performance. We’re going to take a good look at what addons do and how you can install them.
  • 2015 Switched on Schoolhouse 5th Grade 5 History

    inasmecal1989
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:15 am
    2015 Switched on Schoolhouse, 5th Grade, Grade 5 History / Geography Curriculum by AOP Alpha Omega HomeSchooling, SOS CDROM Choosing Οι online κρατ?σεις ε?ναι πλ?ον ο πιο διαδεδομ?νος τρ?πος για να κλε?σει κανε?ς τα εισιτ?ρια μ?νος του…
  • Daily Geography Practice Grade 3 Considered

    raygrininar1980
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:40 am
    Daily Geography Practice ,Grade 3 Considered 8.2.1 OVERVIEW 8.2.2 FINANCIALS8.2.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES 8.2.4 STRATEGY 8.2.5 DEVELOPMENTS 8.3CONVERGENT LASER TECHNOLOGIES 8.3.1 OVERVIEW 8.3.2 FINANCIALS 8.3.3PRODUCTS & SERVICES 8.4 CYMER, INC. 8.4.1 OVERVIEW 8.4.2FINANCIALS 8.4.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES 8.4.4 STRATEGY 8.4.5DEVELOPMENTS 8.5 EPILOG LASER 8.5.1 OVERVIEW 8.5.2 FINANCIALS 8.5.3PRODUCTS & SERVICES 8.5.4 STRATEGY 8.5.5 DEVELOPMENTS 8.6GLOBAL LASER LTD 8.6.1 OVERVIEW 8.6.2 FINANCIALS 8.6.3 PRODUCTS& SERVICES 8.6.4 STRATEGY 8.7 IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION 8.7.1OVERVIEW…
  • Daily Geography Practice Grade 4 Solutions

    raygrininar1980
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:38 am
    Daily Geography Practice, Grade 4 Solutions 8.2.1 OVERVIEW 8.2.2 FINANCIALS8.2.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES 8.2.4 STRATEGY 8.2.5 DEVELOPMENTS 8.3CONVERGENT LASER TECHNOLOGIES 8.3.1 OVERVIEW 8.3.2 FINANCIALS 8.3.3PRODUCTS & SERVICES 8.4 CYMER, INC. 8.4.1 OVERVIEW 8.4.2FINANCIALS 8.4.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES 8.4.4 STRATEGY 8.4.5DEVELOPMENTS 8.5 EPILOG LASER 8.5.1 OVERVIEW 8.5.2 FINANCIALS 8.5.3PRODUCTS & SERVICES 8.5.4 STRATEGY 8.5.5 DEVELOPMENTS 8.6GLOBAL LASER LTD 8.6.1 OVERVIEW 8.6.2 FINANCIALS 8.6.3 PRODUCTS& SERVICES 8.6.4 STRATEGY 8.7 IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION 8.7.1OVERVIEW…
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    Atlas Obscura: Articles

  • FOUND: Denali's True Height

    2 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Denali, in 2015 (Photo: Todd Paris/UAF/USGS) This has been a big week for North America's tallest mountain. First, President Obama changed its official name to Denali, the name that native Alaskans used for the mountain before the U.S. government decided in 1917 it should be called Mt. McKinley. And today, the mountain's official height is being changed as well. Denali shrunk, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Not by much, though! When the mountain's elevation was measured in the 1950s, its height was determined to be 20,320 feet. Denali's new official height? 20,310…
  • Coffee Bats, Farm Chimps, And Other Animals Making Do In Developed Habitats

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    A chimpanzee balances on a recently logged eucalpytus. (Photo: Jack Lester/BMC Ecology) As the world gets increasingly chopped up and paved over, conservationists are turning their attention to places that are less wild—and some are finding, to their surprise, that the wildlife there is doing okay.  Scientists have found sun bears trundling through pulpwood stands, and endangered gorillas treating cramped stretches of forest like highways between larger ones. According to one study, over 75 percent of orangutans live in timber concessions.   "There have been…
  • Glorious Photos of TWA Terminal from the Golden Age of Air Travel

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    Arrivals and departures board with information desk, TWA Flight Center, c. 1962. (Photo: © Library of Congress/Prints & Photographs Division/Balthazar Korab Archive LC-DIG-krb-00617) In October 1958, Pan American World Airways launched its first scheduled jet flight with the brand-new Boeing 707-120 from New York Idlewild airport, as it was then known, to Paris-LeBourget. The flight was carrying 111 passengers, and the cost of an economy seat ticket was $272. After making one unscheduled stop in Newfoundland, it landed in Paris with a flight time of 8 hours and 41 minutes. This…
  • The Socialite Who Stopped at Nothing to Hunt Down Ancient Music

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    A photograph from 1935 of a dance orchestra in Point Barrow, Alaska, with drumheads made from whale stomachs. (Photo: Public Domain/WikiCommons) Depending on who you ask, Laura Boulton was either a pioneering ethnomusicologist who made a substantial contribution to her field in the middle of the 20th century by recording hundreds of hours of songs from cultures around the world, or she was something of a tomb raider who “collected” and profited off of tribal cultural property. Getting to the bottom of of Boulton's legacy is something that matters a lot to Aaron Fox. As…
  • Fleeting Wonders: Witness A Rare Waterspout Off The Florida Coast

    1 Sep 2015 | 9:42 am
    There are few natural wonders as strange as a columnar water spout. It’s one thing when a cyclone-like column of wind picks up a tower of loose dirt, but when it dips into the ocean and whirls up a spire of water that reaches to the clouds, the sight resembles something from another world. A prime example of this rare weather phenomenon occurred off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida this past weekend. Reaching down from an ominous black storm cloud, the waterspout was visible for miles around, as this Washington Post video shows.   The National Ocean…
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    GIS Lounge

  • Is Sexism a Problem in GIS?

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:03 pm
    I am currently working on looking at the issue of sexism within the field of GIS.  Specifically, I am looking to answer the question, “is sexism in the workplace an issue for women (and men) working in GIS?” What is considered sexism?  Sexism can be any action or language that [...] The post Is Sexism a Problem in GIS? appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • David or Goliath: Establishing Your Mobile GIS Portfolio

    Lowell Ballard
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:47 am
    Lowell Ballard, the Director of Geospatial Solutions for Timmons Group, discusses the David versus Goliath approach in developing robust and full-featured versus smaller more focused mobile GIS applications. The post David or Goliath: Establishing Your Mobile GIS Portfolio appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Open Call: Insight Map and Visualization Competition

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:26 am
    Insight is a new competition for artists and data scientists to blend data with design to make invisible forces visible in innovative and critical ways, in partnership with CartoDB (popular data visualization and digital mapping company) and Storefront for Art and Architecture (legendary organization committed to the intersections of architecture, [...] The post Open Call: Insight Map and Visualization Competition appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Using GIS to Evaluate Parking Availability in Bloomsburg, PA

    GIS Contributor
    13 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    This student/faculty research project at Bloomsburg University takes a look at parking availability in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania by analyzing parking space usage using GPS and GIS. Article written by Tony DiBiase, Jeff Brunskill, Matt Hess and Chris Podeschi. The post Using GIS to Evaluate Parking Availability in Bloomsburg, PA appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Mapping County Demographic Data in R

    Ari Lamstein
    4 Aug 2015 | 9:40 am
    Learn how to map US County demographic data in R in this article by Ari Lamstein. The post Mapping County Demographic Data in R appeared first on GIS Lounge.
 
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    GIS Geography

  • 4 Global Forest Maps to See the Forest for the Trees

    GISGeography
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    Satellite and mapping technologies tell a story of our trees and forests. These 4 global forest maps will help you start seeing the forest for the trees. The post 4 Global Forest Maps to See the Forest for the Trees appeared first on GIS Geography.
  • A Complete Guide to LiDAR: Light Detection and Ranging

    GISGeography
    23 Aug 2015 | 4:23 pm
    How would you like to wave your magic wand and find out how far everything is away from you? No magic wands necessary. This is how LiDAR works. The post A Complete Guide to LiDAR: Light Detection and Ranging appeared first on GIS Geography.
  • 27 Differences Between ArcGIS and QGIS – The Most Epic GIS Software Battle in GIS History

    GISGeography
    8 Aug 2015 | 3:12 am
    It’s a head-to-head GIS software showdown with the star-studded lineup in the GIS industry- ArcGIS vs QGIS. Discover the differences between ArcGIS and QGIS The post 27 Differences Between ArcGIS and QGIS – The Most Epic GIS Software Battle in GIS History appeared first on GIS Geography.
  • Datums and Survey Benchmark Monument Locations

    GISGeography
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    If you're serious about geocaching, than you've probably heard of benchmark hunting. A survey benchmark is a disk in the ground with a latitude & longitude. The post Datums and Survey Benchmark Monument Locations appeared first on GIS Geography.
  • TIGER GIS Data (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding & Referencing)

    GISGeography
    19 Jul 2015 | 2:19 pm
    US Census Bureau Free TIGER GIS Data Sets There was a time when maps were only found on paper. GIS data wasn’t readily available. And every map you wanted costed an arm and a leg. Back in the 1960s, GIS was just starting to take off. The US Census Bureau envisioned capturing a national geographic database for all the digital line work in the United States. This dream became a reality in the late 1980s: TIGER GIS data files (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing) formed the basis as being the first database to capture the 1990 census population count (decennial…
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