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  • The best of Google Earth for July 2015

    Google Earth Blog
    Timothy Whitehead
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:48 am
    Google has continued to roll out 3D imagery, with over 50 new or updated areas so far in July. In addition, we saw indications that Google is interested in getting 3D imagery for Indian cities. Picturesque Lübeck, Germany, one of over 50 new areas of 3D this month. We have seen quite a lot of satellite and aerial imagery added this month, but Google has not updated any of its ‘imagery update’ maps, nor the new ‘Satellite imagery updates’ layer in Google Earth. We had a look at some interesting finds in the new imagery and thank you to GEB readers for pointing out some…
  • Ocean currents offer insights into MH370

    Geography News -- ScienceDaily
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Preliminary insights into the potential pathway of the plane wreckage that washed up on Reunion Island, thought to be from the missing MH370 flight, is provided by American researchers.
  • The Flooding Triangle: Some of D.C.'s Iconic Buildings in Crosshairs of Future Flooding

    Esri News Feed
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:11 am
    Esri story map shows flooding in the Federal Triangle.
  • Do Some Hands-On Mapping and Analysis at the National Conference on Geography Education!

    GIS Education Community
    Joseph Kerski
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Esri is pleased to offer three days of hands-on workshops as part of a Mapping Lab at the upcoming 100th National Conference on Geography Education.  Staff from the Esri education group as well as some of our dear friends in geography education will be on hand to teach a series of first-come, first-served free 75-minute workshops!   These workshops will demonstrate the ease and power of spatial analysis that is possible on the web within ArcGIS Online.  The workshops will be held in the Justice Room of the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington DC on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 6, 7, and 8…
  • North American Imagery Program And How To Develop Your Staff

    GISCafe.com CorpNews
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Disclaimer:  I know people and have friends that push pixels for a living, at least I did at the time of this writing. Jul 31, 2015 -- The …
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    Geography News -- ScienceDaily

  • Ocean currents offer insights into MH370

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Preliminary insights into the potential pathway of the plane wreckage that washed up on Reunion Island, thought to be from the missing MH370 flight, is provided by American researchers.
  • New insights on hurricane intensity, pollution transport

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    As tropical storm Isaac was gaining momentum toward the Mississippi River in August 2012, researchers were dropping instruments from the sky above to study the ocean conditions beneath the storm. The newly published study showed how a downwelling of warm waters deepened the storm's fuel tank for a rapid intensification toward hurricane status. The results also revealed how hurricane-generated currents and ocean eddies can transport oil and other pollutants to coastal regions.
  • California 'rain debt' equal to average full year of precipitation

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    A new study has concluded California accumulated a debt of about 20 inches of precipitation between 2012 and 2015 -- the average amount expected to fall in the state in a single year. The deficit was driven primarily by a lack of air currents moving inland from the Pacific Ocean that are rich in water vapor.
  • Research spotlights a previously unknown microbial 'drama' playing in the Southern Ocean

    30 Jul 2015 | 2:23 pm
    A team of marine researchers has discovered a three-way conflict raging at the microscopic level in the frigid waters off Antarctica over natural resources such as vitamins and iron. The competition has important implications for understanding the fundamental workings of globally significant food webs of the Southern Ocean, home to such iconic Antarctic creatures as penguins, seals, and orcas.
  • Bering Sea hotspot for corals and sponges

    30 Jul 2015 | 1:22 pm
    North of the Aleutian Islands, submarine canyons in the cold waters of the eastern Bering Sea contain a highly productive 'green belt' that is home to deep-water corals as well as a plethora of fish and marine mammals.
 
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    Google Earth Blog

  • The best of Google Earth for July 2015

    Timothy Whitehead
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:48 am
    Google has continued to roll out 3D imagery, with over 50 new or updated areas so far in July. In addition, we saw indications that Google is interested in getting 3D imagery for Indian cities. Picturesque Lübeck, Germany, one of over 50 new areas of 3D this month. We have seen quite a lot of satellite and aerial imagery added this month, but Google has not updated any of its ‘imagery update’ maps, nor the new ‘Satellite imagery updates’ layer in Google Earth. We had a look at some interesting finds in the new imagery and thank you to GEB readers for pointing out some…
  • Animating historical imagery using Google Earth Tours

    Timothy Whitehead
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:17 am
    Last year we showed you how to animate Google Earth historical imagery using the Google Earth plugin. However, the Google Earth plugin has been deprecated and is set to stop working on December 12th, 2015. In addition, Google Chrome and other browsers are making it harder to use the plugin. So, we have decided to try and achieve the same thing using Google Earth Tours. In a Google Earth Tour it is possible to specify particular views that include not just the position and angle, but also whether or not to show ‘historical imagery’ and when in ‘historical imagery’ what…
  • Latest Pluto map in Google Earth

    Timothy Whitehead
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:58 am
    Earlier this month, we had a look at a map of Pluto that NASA produced and made available in KML format for viewing Google Earth. That was before the New Horizons spacecraft had reached Pluto and the image was very blurry. Now the flyby is complete and we are starting to see higher resolution images, including the first high resolution map. It still only includes about half of the surface area and is a monochrome image, but it is considerably higher resolution than the previous version. The image provided turned out to be too large for Google Earth to display properly, so we had to halve the…
  • Google Earth Blog FAQ

    Timothy Whitehead
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:39 am
    Quite a lot of the emails we get at GEB blog repeat the same questions or requests, so we thought it would be a good idea to create a short FAQ for GEB covering the most common questions and requests. Firstly, it is important to point out that we are a fan-based blog writing about Google Earth-related news and content. We are not part of Google. I am having trouble installing Google Earth. Can you help? The most common error recently has been 1603 on Windows. This is a known problem with the online installer and indicates that Google Earth is already installed. You could try just restoring…
  • Mongolia gets Street View

    Timothy Whitehead
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:39 am
    Google has recently added Mongolia to the list of countries with Street View. Read more about it on Google’s LatLong blog. There have also been some major additions in Malaysia on the Island of Borneo. Previous major additions this year were Madagascar and Canadian parks in May and Greenland in February. Extent of Street View in Mongolia. Extent of Street View in Malaysia Street View changes between June 22nd, 2015 and July 25th, 2015 (new Street View in red). Larger version here. Street View captured Lake Khuvsgul Ice Festival. Fly there in Google Earth with this KML file The post…
 
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    GIS Education Community

  • Do Some Hands-On Mapping and Analysis at the National Conference on Geography Education!

    Joseph Kerski
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Esri is pleased to offer three days of hands-on workshops as part of a Mapping Lab at the upcoming 100th National Conference on Geography Education.  Staff from the Esri education group as well as some of our dear friends in geography education will be on hand to teach a series of first-come, first-served free 75-minute workshops!   These workshops will demonstrate the ease and power of spatial analysis that is possible on the web within ArcGIS Online.  The workshops will be held in the Justice Room of the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington DC on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 6, 7, and 8…
  • Advancing the map in US 8th grade Earth Science

    Tom Baker
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:04 am
    Geographic concepts and mapping are perhaps one of the best-kept secrets in many school subjects – subjects that may not, to the casual observer, appear to have much geography.  Earth science is one subject full of maps and geography.  As a “natural science”, Earth science is typically offered to US students in most states about 8th grade.  What a great opportunity to learn Earth science concepts using modern mapping technologies through ArcGIS Online! Enter the new, Earth Science GeoInquiries! Earth Science GeoInquiries are new instructional resources designed for the US 8th…
  • Esri Young Scholars Award Program and Story Map

    Joseph Kerski
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Since 2012, the Esri Young Scholar program has offered an annual competition and award given to exemplary university students majoring in geospatial science disciplines  from around the world.   Winning students have the opportunity to fly to San Diego and receive an all-access pass to the Esri User Conference, meet with Esri founder and president Jack Dangermond, present their work to a global audience of geospatial professionals, network with other Young Scholars from around the globe, and connect with many of the world’s leading geo-enabled organizations for future employment.
  • The Top 10 Most Job-Accessible Cities in the USA

    Joseph Kerski
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    This live web map showing the Top 10 Most Job-Accessible Cities in the USA is an excellent resource for teaching and learning about urban forms, public transportation, and economics.  The maps show the number of jobs accessible within 30 minutes by walking and/or public transportation.  As I live in Denver, I was pleased to see that city in the list, aided no doubt by our expanding light rail network, which I made a story map about last year.  A quick glance shows the extent of the areas shown in pink and red on each map–those areas with the most number of accessible jobs.  It is…
  • Introduction to Landsat Thematic Bands Web Mapping Application

    Joseph Kerski
    10 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    Teaching remote sensing?  This web mapping application can be a very useful teaching tool.  The web mapping application covers the whole planet, with mapping services that are updated daily with new Landsat 8 scenes. Access many band combinations and indices by hovering over the tools to the left of the map image and selecting among the following: Agriculture: Highlights agriculture in bright green. Bands 6,5,2 Natural Color: Sharpened with 25m panchromatic band. Bands 4,3,2+8 Color Infrared: Healthy vegetation is bright red. Bands 5,4,3 SWIR (Short Wave Infrared): Highlights rock…
 
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    GIS Lounge

  • Abstracts from a Day at the Esri User Conference

    Kristina Jacob
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:13 am
    Kristina Jacob, a professional photographer and GIS professional, captured some moments from the 2015 Esri User Conference. The annual conference is held in San Diego each year and brings thousands of attendees interesting in learning more about Esri and GIS. (Please note, all photos are provided courtesy of Kristina Jacob [...]The post Abstracts from a Day at the Esri User Conference appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • GIS Distance Learning – Certificate and Degree Programs

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:21 am
    Don’t have a school near you offering GIS? If you don’t live near a college or university offering GIS coursework, distance learning can be a valuable way to learn GIS skills and software programs online. Find schools offering GIS distance learning coursework via internet-based classes in the field for certificate [...]The post GIS Distance Learning – Certificate and Degree Programs appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Processing UAV Imagery and its Applications

    SBL
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:46 am
    This article highlights the steps for processing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) imagery and GIS data acquisition and discusses areas of applications.The post Processing UAV Imagery and its Applications appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Join MapLift to Help Fix Maps on Wikipedia

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:52 am
    The North American Cartographic Information Society and the FixWikiMaps Project are organizing the first ever MapLift from August 28th through September 4th this year.  MapLift is a program to identify and fix bad, outdated, or incomplete maps on Wikipedia.  Volunteers are being solicited to help with the program.  Those interested can signup via the MapLift signup [...]The post Join MapLift to Help Fix Maps on Wikipedia appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • How to Geocode Addresses Using QGIS

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:57 pm
    If you have a CSV formatted file containing addresses, you can take advantage of QGIS to map out those addresses. This article contains step by step instructions for geocoding addresses using QGIS.The post How to Geocode Addresses Using QGIS appeared first on GIS Lounge.
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    Anything Geospatial - AnyGeo

  • The Living Atlas, Taking Center Stage at ESRIUC

    gisuser
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    TweetGIS is all about the data, it always has been and I’ve been preaching that since 1999 I believe. ArcGIS Online is the platform, however, without rich, 3D data, what’s the point right? ArcGIS Online is the gateway that Esri wants you to use as your access point for feature rich, 3D, raster and vector […]
  • 10 Things that Turned Heads at ESRIUC + a couple more!

    gisuser
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:58 pm
    TweetI’m often asked by colleagues, “What got your attention at UC?” Indeed there isn’t a quick answer for this as there really was so much to see and digest. There were, however, 10 things that jumped out at me and I’m pleased to share in Top 10 style, much the way I do every year. […]
  • CartoDB launches One-Click Mapping [Flickr]

    @gletham GIS, Social, Mobile Tech Images
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:53 pm
    @gletham GIS, Social, Mobile Tech Images posted a photo: From now on, our brand new functionality will analyze your uploaded datasets and make suggestions of columns to visualize, offering you a selection of ready-made maps from the moment you click over to the dashboard. The platform will now give you a variety of sample maps to choose from, tailored to fit your visualization needs. See gisuser.com/2015/07/cartodb-launches-one-click-mapping-th...
  • Melissa Data Powers TopConnector, Map-Driven App [Flickr]

    @gletham GIS, Social, Mobile Tech Images
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:17 pm
    @gletham GIS, Social, Mobile Tech Images posted a photo: Melissa Data Powers TopConnector, Map-Driven App Offering Detailed Data on More Than 110 Million Properties Nationwide — iPhone App Enables Simple Touch Access to Deep Information on Both Residential and Commercial Property, Whether or Not Listed For Sale - see more at gisuser.com/2015/07/melissa-data-powers-topconnector-map-...
  • EyesMap 3D Tablet [Flickr]

    @gletham GIS, Social, Mobile Tech Images
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:41 am
    @gletham GIS, Social, Mobile Tech Images posted a photo: A new way of capturing large and small objects in 3D, both for indoor and outdoor scenarios, all in one compact portable device. See more info: gisuser.com/2015/07/eyesmap-new-architects-and-archaeolog...
 
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    Spatially Adjusted

  • SpatialTau v2.10 — For Sale, GIS Data Provider, Will Take Best Offer

    James
    17 Jul 2015 | 5:23 am
    SpatialTau is my weekly newsletter that goes out every Wednesday. The archive shows up in my blog a month after the newsletter is published. If you’d like to subscribe, please do so here. So over the weekend Bloomberg dropped this news: Nokia Oyj is exploring the sale of its maps business as the Finnish equipment maker focuses on boosting growth at its wireless-network unit and improving its debt rating, according to people familiar with the matter. Nokia has reached out to potential buyers including Uber Technologies Inc., the mobile car-booking application, and private-equity firms, the…
  • Google Map Maker Returns

    James
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:05 am
    You may recall that Google took down Map Maker blaming it on algorithms. Certain offensive search terms were triggering unexpected maps results, typically because people had used the offensive term in online discussions of the place. This surfaced inappropriate results that users likely weren’t looking for. Well Google has apparently figured out a plan to allow people to start editing the Google map data. Map Maker will be reopened for editing in early August, and we’re looking for users to now have more influence over the outcome of edits in their specific countries. This means that…
  • SpatialTau v2.9 – Geodatabase vs geodatabase

    James
    9 Jun 2015 | 3:36 pm
    SpatialTau is my weekly newsletter that goes out every Wednesday. The archive shows up in my blog a month after the newsletter is published. If you’d like to subscribe, please do so here. What does the word “geodatabase” mean to you?  I’m sure most of you answer that it’s Esri’s proprietary spatial data format, either the classic Microsoft Access Personal Geodatabase or the newer folder based File Geodatabase.  But really it also applies to any spatial database, Esri or not.  Spatialite is a geodatabase.  PostGIS is a geodatabase. CouchDB is a…
  • SpatialTau v2.8 – Buying Your Own Mapping Company

    James
    3 Jun 2015 | 12:58 pm
    SpatialTau is my weekly newsletter that goes out every Wednesday. The archive shows up in my blog a month after the newsletter is published. If you’d like to subscribe, please do so here. deCarta has a soft spot for many of us. We saw them hit highs with Yahoo! and Google and then lows when they were dumped. Just 2 weeks ago I talked with Marc Prioleau about deCarta on my Hangout. Last night though the news hit that Uber was buying deCarta. Uber, the popular ride-sharing startup, is acquiring the mapping and search startup deCarta for an unspecified amount, Mashable has learned. The…
  • SpatialTau v2.7 — Responsive Mapping and Eye Candy

    James
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:23 pm
    SpatialTau is my weekly newsletter that goes out every Wednesday. The archive shows up in my blog a month after the newsletter is published. If you’d like to subscribe, please do so here. I have to get some things off my chest but first just know that most people in Arizona drive around with a lasso in their truck for just such an occasion. Most people are very familiar with responsive web design.  The concept where a website automatically reformats itself to best fit on the size screen or type of device you have.  Awesome stuff right?  Rarely do I have to pinch and zoom on a…
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    VerySpatial

  • 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
  • A decade later…

    Jesse
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:50 pm
    So, our first blog post went up on 12 July, 2005 and our first full podcast went up on 24 July 2005. I think I will just go with silent reflection instead of long post. However, since we aren’t recording Episode 523 until Saturday morning, we may reflect less silently then…who knows. Thanks for listening whether you have been with us since the beginning or are just coming to podcasts!
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 522

    Jesse
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:50 am
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 522 19 July 2015 This week we try a new discussion format for the podcast Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode522.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Inside Outside by Derek Clegg Discussion topics Oculus VR acquires Pebbles Interfaces Google MapMaker Returning in August Esri releases The ArcGIS Book ArcGIS Pro Collector 10.3.2 Javascript API 4 beta, Javascript API 3.14 released Cloudciti.es rolling out from SmarterBetterCities Uber out of run for Here Maps acquisition…
  • Last episode of the AAC version

    Jesse
    19 Jul 2015 | 1:13 pm
    As mentioned in a post back in June, we will not release the AAC version of the podcast after Episode 522 and we will only release the podcast as an mp3. Most of you subscribe to the mp3 version anyway, but for those subscribed to the AAC version I will update the AAC feed to point to the mp3 feed on Wednesday or Thursday. There should be no interruption to your podcast subscription (fingers crossed), but there is a chance that your podcast reader/player will see the new feed as a new podcast and download a few of the previous episodes. Apologies for any inconvenience and as always, thanks…
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 521

    Jesse
    12 Jul 2015 | 6:44 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 521 13 July 2015 Main Topic: World building in popular culture Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode521.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Video Game Soundtrack by Good Old Neon News Florida anti-gerrymandering ruling Satellites for cleaning up space debris Pushing for low cost broadband New leader for GPS directorate History of Cartography, Volume(s) 6 What3words wins “Innovation Grand Prix” prize Microsoft HoloLens academic research grants ESRI ArcGIS online July…
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    BostonGIS Blog

  • Bring FOSS4G 2017 to Boston

    14 Jul 2015 | 3:09 pm
    If you are in Boston or wanna visit Boston for a FOSS4G conference, please join our effort in bringing the FOSS4G 2017 international conference to Boston. For details check out Help Bring FOSS4G to Boston. Since we are Bostonians we'll be submitting talks and workshops for PostGIS and pgRouting if the event is hosted in Boston.
  • PostGIS In Action 2nd Fresh off the presses

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Just got our shipment of PostGIS In Action 2nd Edition. Here is one here. It's a wee bit fatter than the First Edition (just by about 100 pages). I'm really surprised the page count didn't go over 600 pages given the large additional ground of coverage this edition has. This edition covers a lot more raster than the first edition and has chapters dedicated to PostGIS topology and PostGIS tiger geocoder.
  • PostgreSQL 9.5 features of interest to PostGIS Users

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:14 pm
    We got back from PostgreSQL Conf 2015 which was in New York City. It's probably the most educational conference we've been to in a while and mostly because we stayed thru the whole conference. One of the key take aways from the conference was Magnus Hagander's 9.5 showcase of features slides at http://www.hagander.net/talks/postgresql95.pdf. There are 2 things I am looking for which are along the lines of parallelization and the 3rd I'm not sure about is of much benefit but could be. Inheritance support for Foreign Tables (aka sharding with FDWs) The thing I was most excited about was Foreign…
  • PostGIS workshops at FOSS4G NA 2015 San Francisco

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:04 pm
    There will be two PostGIS workshops at FOSS4G NA 2015 on March 9th. Signup if you haven't already. PostGIS Up and Running 9AM - 12 PM. This is an introductory workshop where we'll cover the basics of configuring PostGIS and using the PostGIS geometry and geography types. We also plan to demonstrate some new features coming in PostGIS 2.2, particularly of the 3D kind. If time permitting, we'll do a quick coverage of pgRouting as well. Someone asked on IRC if we will be handing out certificates of completion to folks who complete the workshop. Some people need this because they are allowed to…
  • 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…
 
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    ArcGIS Blog » Mapping

  • Living Atlas of the World Updates Improve the World Topographic Map

    Shane Matthews
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:57 am
    The World Topographic Map has 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 brand new content for the entire State of Victoria, Australia from 1:9k to 1:1k, and select locations in the United States that include the entire State of Nebraska from 1:18k to 1:1k. Contributor Spotlights View this tour of the new and updated content in the World Topographic…
  • StreetMap Premium for ArcGIS with TomTom content 2015 releases

    ArcGIS Content Team
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    StreetMap Premium for ArcGIS North America TomTom 2015 Release 1 and StreetMap Premium for ArcGIS Europe TomTom Release 1 are now available. These datasets provide routing, geocoding, and high-quality cartographic display for countries in North America or Europe using ArcGIS for Desktop or ArcGIS for Server. For routing, each release includes four new travel modes, which can be accessed only through ArcGIS 10.3 for Server or later, GeoProcessing Tools, and Python. Travel modes for StreetMap Premium for ArcGIS TomTom North America This first release of North America data from TomTom for…
  • Maps, the Web, and You: Power and possibility with Web GIS

    Gisele Mounzer
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:49 am
    Understand the concept of applied geography in Chapter 1 of The ArcGIS Book The first chapter in The ArcGIS Book acknowledges the work of current GIS professionals and introduces concepts and terminology to aspiring GIS users. It invites both long-time users and newcomers to consider the possibilities that a Web GIS implementation has opened up. This chapter features Esri President Jack Dangermond sharing his vision about the current state of GIS, the road ahead, and how applied geography makes useful information available to everyone. The GIS professional working on the desktop creates and…
  • A commercial grade solution for every team member

    Emily Gibson
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:57 am
    Navigator for ArcGIS is an app that gets you or your workforce where it needs to be, improving efficiency and reliability. Like many consumer grade navigation products, Navigator calculates directions, searches for addresses and places, and guides you to your destination with voice and turn-by-turn directions. Unlike these offerings, Navigator connects with other apps and devices, calculates custom travel routes, creates multi-stop routes, and gets directions even in disconnected areas. For these reasons, Navigator is a commercial rather than a consumer grade solution. Whether you are a…
  • Vector Tiles preview

    Andrew Turner
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Today at the Esri International User Conference we unveiled our plans for bringing vector map tiles to the ArcGIS platform. Our web, mobile, and online platform work together to provide data rich, interactive and custom cartography through modern web GIS technology. Check out our vector basemaps and an example of dynamic styling Why Vector Tiles Digital web mapping has emerged and evolved very quickly. In 2000 ArcIMS enabled people to publish their own digital maps to the internet. In 2005, Google introduced the world to “slippy maps” by developing a new specification for providing map…
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    Jonathan Crowe: Recent Map Posts

  • 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…
  • Three Books on WWII Maps

    Jonathan Crowe
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    Great Escapes: The Story of MI9's Second World War Escape and Evasion Maps by Barbara Bond (Times Books, October 2015): history of the escape maps produced for prisoners of war. Pre-order at Amazon (Canada, U.K.). Mapping the Second World War by Peter Chasseaud (Collins, October 2015): a collection of historical maps; follow-up to Chasseaud's 2013 book Mapping the First World War. Pre-order at Amazon (Canada, U.K.). Mapping the Second World War: The Key Battles of the European Theatre from Above by Michael Swift and Michael Sharpe (Conway Maritime Press, November 2014). Buy at Amazon (Canada,…
  • History of Cartography Project's Sixth Volume Now Out

    Jonathan Crowe
    8 Jul 2015 | 7:47 am
    The sixth volume of the massive History of Cartography Project, Cartography in the Twentieth Century, is now available. Edited by Mark Monmonier, it takes two physical volumes and nearly two thousand pages to cover mapmaking in the twentieth century -- and lists for an eye-popping $500 (U.S.), though it's a bit cheaper on Amazon. Volumes one through three are available for free download. Volumes four and five, covering the European Enlightenment and the nineteenth century, respectively, are still in development. Buy at Amazon (Canada, U.K.) Previously: History of Cartography Project…
  • Mapcodes

    Jonathan Crowe
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The New Yorker's Elements blog has a piece about mapcodes. These are short alphanumeric codes assigned to every location on the planet, with short codes reserved for areas of high population density. It's meant to be a substitute for latitude and longitude, and aimed at parts of the world where there are no formal addresses (which makes directions somewhat interesting): give someone a mapcode, and you're giving them a very precise location. The Peace Tower in Ottawa, for example, has an Ontario mapcode of 09W.YK (mapcodes exist within country and state/provincial contexts). The main problem,…
  • The Best Map of Pluto Ever (Until Some Time Later This Month)

    Jonathan Crowe
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:43 pm
    The New Horizons spacecraft's rendezvous with Pluto is next week, folks, but we're already getting better views of our favourite dwarf planet than we've ever had before. NASA has assembled images taken between June 27 and July 3 into the above map, which despite its relatively low resolution shows some intriguing surface features: the so-called "whale" and "donut." (Of course, low resolution is relative: this is already much better than the Hubble-based maps of Pluto released in 2005 and 2010.) Image credit: NASA-JHUAPL-SWRI.
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    Maps Mania

  • Around the World in Eighty Days

    Keir Clarke
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:43 am
    Back in 2008 I used the Google Earth plugin to create a quick tour of the journey Phileas Fogg takes in Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days. To my surprise Around the World in Eighty Seconds still works (although it will stop working in December when the Google Earth plug-in is turned off by Google). I only mention my map now as it provides a rather neat counterpoint to a new Esri
  • History of the World - Part One

    Keir Clarke
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:51 am
    Two weeks ago Associated Press added thousands of vintage newsreel videos to YouTube from British Pathe. The videos contain original newsreel footage of some the Twentieth Century's most historical events. Luckily for me the videos were published just as I was looking for some time-based location data for a Leaflet.js slider control that I was working on. This Layer Group slider control for
  • The Dresden Codex in Leaflet

    Keir Clarke
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    The Scripts of the World map unfortunately omitted Mayan Hieroglyphs. So in order to remedy the situation you should examine this Leaflet.js presentation of the Dresden Codex. The Dresden Codex is the oldest known book written in the Americas. It is a pre-Columbian Maya book from the eleventh or twelfth century of the Yucatecan Maya in Chichén Itzá. It consists of 39 sheets in total, inscribed
  • Scripts of the World

    Keir Clarke
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:26 am
    Writing Systems and Scripts Around the World is a nice way to visualize the scripts of different countries around the world. The map tiles of every country in the world on this map is made up of each country's writing script. So for example the USA is made up of Latin script, Russia is Cyrillic and Egypt is Arabic. The countries on the map are also colored by the type of writing system used,
  • Shootings in New York

    Keir Clarke
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:28 am
    Shootings in New York: 2010-2013 is a map of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation Center's Shooting Index for New York census tracts. The Center's Shooting Index represents the per capita number of shootings within a tract in which a civilian was injured from 2010-2013. That is clear enough. However the index is 'calculated to weigh recent shootings more heavily
 
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  • Earth and probably about

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    27 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
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    lisamonk76
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:14 am
    You can sees simple to read and it's also very precise and it the present the real world by defining appropriate constraints so here for example we identified binary relationship called in the road and we also define the cardinality we identified the keys we'll be fine. the entities so this diagram he's very precise it is unambiguous and it can be there by many people with the same understanding there is no different interpretation of a PMP like this so this is that one bit of PR morninthat the two presidents and the real world unambiguously and replace a sleep died on Monday he is that once…
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    24 Jul 2015 | 3:36 am
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  • A Scintillating Project

    GPS World staff
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:51 pm
    FIGURE 2. TEC map over São Paulo state as forecast by the CALIBRA model on Sept. 26, 2012, at 2:00 UT. The range of the TEC in the image is from 0 to 90 TEC units (blue to red). The red line is the geomagnetic equator. Countering Ionospheric Disturbances Affecting GNSS in Brazil By Marcio Aquino After 27 months of intense research, the CALIBRA project ended successfully in February 2015, with the project team devising solutions to tackle the effects of perturbations typical of the Brazilian ionosphere on high-accuracy GNSS positioning. CALIBRA was funded by the European Union and the…
  • Antenova Launches Sinica Embedded Antenna for GNSS Devices

    GPS World staff
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Antenova Ltd., manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, has announced a new embedded GNSS antenna named Sinica, which operates on the 1559-1609 MHz satellite bands. The Sinica antenna uses a novel design approach and new materials to achieve high performance from an ultra low-profile antenna, Antenova said. Sinica is suitable for all positioning applications on the 1559-1609 MHz bands. It operates with all of the public satellite constellations — GPS, GLONASS, Baidou and Gallileo — which means it can provide accurate positioning combined with…
  • Sentry Stands on Jammer Alert

    GPS World staff
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm
    By Jeffrey Coffed and Joseph Rolli, Harris The first and best step to combat the growing worldwide problem of GPS jamming is to pursue technologies that can detect and locate the jammers. Signal Sentry 1000 uses arrayed sensors to do just that: look out for jamming and track down its source once sensed. An array of sensors can be deployed for sensitive and high value entities such as infrastructure installations, including airports, railroads, chemical plants, electric power plants and grids, cargo ports, wireless communication systems and financial transfer centers. The sensors will connect…
  • TomTom Selected by University of Minnesota’s Accessibility Observatory

    GPS World staff
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
    TomTom’s map and traffic information have been chosen by the University of Minnesota’s Accessibility Observatory as part of a new national accessibility data set. TomTom will provide map and historical speed data to help analyze accessibility to jobs for driving and transit for metropolitan areas across the United States. For transit data, the Observatory is relying on open, public sources using a method developed at the University with support from the Center for Transportation Studies. Study partners will be able to use this data for policy development, local transportation system…
  • A WINS for Warfighters

    GPS World staff
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:46 pm
    The current WINS form factor (left) sits beside a prototype for the future incarnation. The Evolution of the Warfighter Integrated Navigation System A new device is being developed to enable foot soldiers to find their exact location in GPS-denied situations. If satellite signals are blocked by heavy jungle canopy, or because of enemy interference, soldiers — and Headquarters — will still know where they are with the Warfighter Integrated Navigation System (WINS). WINS will be a compact, wearable navigation device capable of operating either as a standalone system or networked to…
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  • 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…
  • California dreamin’ with Street View

    Lat Long
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    What better place to venture this summer than sunny California? Starting today, you’ll be able to explore hundreds of new locations across the Golden State with Street View in Google Maps. So whether you’re sipping cabernet sauvignon in Napa, dipping in the Pacific Ocean, or hiking through the redwoods, you’ll get a peek of what awaits you along Route 101.California boasts more than three thousand wineries across the state, and is known for its varietals ranging from buttery chardonnays to big-time zins. Aspiring sommeliers, wine enthusiasts or just those who love a good view can now…
  • Google Earth turns 10 today

    Lat Long
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:44 am
    When Google Earth was first introduced 10 years ago, it immediately stole my heart. Beyond the freedom to fly anywhere in the world, I was captivated by the ability to paint and visualize geographic data on this incredible global canvas.Drawn to datasets backed by real human stories, I started making my own maps with KML a few weeks after Earth’s release in 2005. For my master’s degree, I used Google Earth to build a virtual representation of a high-tech biological research reserve. Vint Cerf saw my work, which eventually led to a job on the Google Earth Outreach team, turning my passion…
 
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  • Garmin to Open Stores in Miami

    Liz E.
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:13 am
    Personally, I tend to prefer brick and mortar stores over shopping online. I’m one of those old-fashioned people who wants to actually hold it in my hand so I know exactly what I’m getting but as far as GPS units goes, Garmin does most of its business online so for the most part, that’s notread more The post Garmin to Open Stores in Miami appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • This Week in GPS — July 31, 2015

    Liz E.
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:15 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 SmartTracker 2, a small GPS tracker that has gained a lot of traction on Indiegogo recently. Check out our article below for more info! Here are someread more The post This Week in GPS — July 31, 2015 appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • 4 Common GPS Misconceptions

    Liz E.
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:41 am
    GPS is a pretty immersive and prevalent technology and as more and more people begin to explore the incredible capabilities and capacities of this technology, more and more misinformation and misconceptions are being spread. I think that of all of the technologies of our age, GPS is one of the most widespread. And, as widespreadread more The post 4 Common GPS Misconceptions appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • Amazon Proposes New Drone Airspace

    Liz E.
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:58 am
    More than a year ago, Amazon sparked the imaginations of thousands of consumers and with the announcement that it was working on drone delivery send out packages within 30 minutes of ordering. Called Amazon Prime Air, this program was extremely controversial and the Federal Aviation Administration, which released its official rules for drones, basically saidread more The post Amazon Proposes New Drone Airspace appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • China Launches Two BeiDou Satellites

    Liz E.
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:35 am
    Last weekend, China successfully launched two new navigational satellites for its BeiDou Navigational Satellite System (BDS). The second successful launch this year, these two satellites will become the 18th and 19th satellites in the navigational constellation. The satellites were launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southern China on Saturday. Inside GNSS reported thatread more The post China Launches Two BeiDou Satellites appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
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  • New Landmark Group Report

    rdonat
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:47 am
    We recently added a new report based on customer feedback. The new Landmark Group Report allows you to select up to four landmark groups or include all landmark groups. New Landmark Group Report The report will calculate the total stop duration, number of stops, and idle duration per vehicle (and driver if available) for each landmark group selected. Any landmark group that is either not selected or stop/idle that falls outside a landmark will be included in the unmarked group. A important thing to note for this report is that if a landmark belongs in multiple groups it will be calculated in…
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  • Pin it! Maps---Hands on Geography for Everyone!

    Feisty Mama
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:08 pm
    When we first started homeschooling, teaching geography was quite the achilles heel for me. Like all new challenges, I started slow. We began by building our vocabulary of maps and legends. We would pull a laminated map out each morning, the minute we sat down at the table, and the boys would begin tracing states, continents, etc. Soon we progressed to drawing maps with tracing paper, eventually adding in some blob mapping by the end of the year. I would ask the boys questions as they worked, “Show me Augusta, Maine?” or “Tell me what this body of water is?” It worked…
  • Prowess of the Environment in Iceland

    isinkins
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Instantaneously, upon touching down in Iceland you will notice the way in which the environment is looked after by the Icelandic people. From social traditions that have become accustomed to the citizens, to the way in which the little island powers itself. During my stay in the country, and as part of the Golden Circle tour, I visited a tomato and cucumber farm outside of Reykjavik (honestly, it was much better than it sounds). Not only did this allow me to try some delicious homemade tomato soup, but also to discover how some parts of the island manage to utilise the natural resources…
  • Blue moon

    freeglot
    1 Aug 2015 | 11:10 am
    Until today, I’d never actually known why the expression ‘once in a blue moon’ means what it does, i.e. very rarely. But it seems that yesterday there was another blue moon, and that they really aren’t so rare after all – or, for that matter, blue or in any way differently coloured from a ‘normal’ moon. The moon does sometimes change colour (at least as we perceive it from Earth), but that’s because of such things as volcanic ash in the atmosphere, or the run-up to a lunar eclipse – and the change is then usually to reddish orange, not…
  • Fracking In The Bakken Formation

    Ping Zhou
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:40 am
    Hydraulic fracturing- or fracking- is a technique to acquire gas and oil deep within the earth by fracturing rock and pressurizing it with liquid. The majority of fracking is done on shale rock formations. Once a location has been selected, a company will drill thousands of feet vertically, then horizontally down into the earth. A steel casing is then inserted, followed by cement. The next step is to send a small device called a “gun” down into the targeted section. The gun will activate spikes to penetrate the shale rock. Once holes have been made, three to five million gallons…
  • Ithaki

    Paul F. Lenzi
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:36 am
    Ithaki (Ithaca) Greece Image from agni.gr weaving by day unweaving by night did loyal Penelope stave off her suitors awaiting Odysseus island possessed of deep pride in its beautiful queen pride old as empire evident still in neat red-tiled esthetic of harborside rooves pastel hues invoke sunworship ease coastal villages famous for amity piquant sea air in contrast to sweet flowered hillsides exotic rewards for the visitors basking in lore here where Homer is history
 
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    BrickHouse Security Blog: Tech News, Hidden Cameras, GPS Trackers and more

  • GPS Trackers, Cameras and Heart Monitors All Work to Protect Rhinos

    Erik Helin
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:08 pm
    In the process of monitoring the security industry, it’s always exciting when we find products used for good. Whether it’s hidden cameras used to bring a child abuser to justice, or a GPS tracker used to stop a domestic violence case before it begins, these stories always warm the heart. Never have so many products been used for one common goal, however, as they are in a recent program developed to preserve and protect rhinos. Developed by Protect, a British nonprofit dedicated to conservation, the Real-time Anti-Poaching Intelligence Device (RAPID) combines GPS tracking, cameras,…
  • Second Annual BrickHouse Security $10,000 Education Scholarship Awarded to Baltimore Police Officer Neil Grant

    BrickHouse Security
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:25 pm
    For the second year in a row, BrickHouse Security has awarded its $10,000 Education Scholarship for the families of police officers wounded in the line of duty. This year’s recipient is Roy “Neil” Grant, a retired Baltimore police officer with a dedication to public service—a dedication he has instilled in his daughter Josie, the scholarship’s beneficiary. “We don’t ask for help. We help others,” Mr. Grant wrote in his essay, required for the scholarship application. Throughout his 23-year career with the Baltimore Police Department, Mr. Grant…
  • BrickHouse Security Welcomes Securus GPS Tracking Customers

    BrickHouse Security
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Following the acquisition of Securus, Inc.’s GPS tracking business, BrickHouse Security will be transitioning all Securus customers to its world-class GPS platform beginning March 16. Included in the acquisition are the popular Securus brands eZoom and Zoombak GPS trackers. Customers who have recently purchased but have not yet activated their devices will be given the option to activate their devices directly through BrickHouse. In addition, BrickHouse will be honoring all Securus customers’ current pricing, billing schedule and payment terms. BrickHouse has launched a microsite…
  • 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…
  • 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…
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  • Francisco Hernandez: The Coolest Explorer You've Never Heard Of

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    An illustration of a dragon, from Francisco Hernandez, "Nova plantarum, animalium et mineralium Mexicanorum historia", Rome, 1651. (All Photos: Courtesy the History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries) In the era right after Columbus, most people who traveled from Europe to the Americas had very specific agendas. They wanted money, or power, or land. And those are the names we know—Cortes, Pizarro, Cordoba; the ones who killed and stole and enslaved in order to bring their home countries a slice of that New World pie. By contrast,…
  • FOUND: An iPhone That Fell 9,300 Feet And Works Just Fine

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    If you're going to drop an iPhone, might as well be from a plane (Photo: redlegsfan21/Flickr) Ben Wilson, of Texas, owns a company that sells propane storage tanks and gas plant equipment. Also, he owns an iPhone. And on the way back from Houston, in a private plane, that phone sailed out of the plane. The small Beechcraft Bonanza plane was flying 9,300 feet above the ground. But when the pressure changed, the door popped open just a bit, the Wichita Falls Times Record News reports. Of course, 9,300 feet is pretty far for an Apple product to fall,…
  • The Brutal Beauty of Concrete Buildings

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Orange County Government Center by Paul Rudolph, Goshen, New York. (All photos: Ty Cole) Brutalism is one of the more controversial architectural styles of the 20th century. Named from the French word for rough concrete, béton brut, the blocky, rugged aesthetic of buildings from the 1950s to the 1970s is revered by some, but disliked even more intensely by others.  In Britain, one of its most prominent critics is Prince Charles, who once derided the style as “piles of concrete.” London actually knocked down many of its brutalist buildings prematurely in the…
  • The Secrets of America's Best Rest Stop: Free Ice Water, Donuts, the Cutest Jackalopes in Town

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    A Wall Drug billboard (Photo: Jennifer Kirkland/Flickr) Driving through South Dakota, it's impossible to avoid Wall Drug. The billboards start before you even enter the state, and they're arrayed, hundreds of them, alongside I-90, for more than 400 miles. They lure you like a tractor beam, and whether you intended to or not, by the time you reach Wall, odds are that you're going to stop. Another Wall Drug billboard (Photo: mr_t_77/Flickr) And another (Photo: mr_t_77/Flickr) Billboards are the reason Wall Drug Store exists. Back in the 1930s, when the Hustead family was trying and failing…
  • What It Actually Means to 'Read the Riot Act' to Someone

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    (Image: Library of Congress) When someone talks about being "read the riot act," it usually means they've been caught engaging in antisocial behavior and chastised accordingly. But it's not just a quirky idiom—the origin of the phrase comes from a real Riot Act designed to quell discord. And it had to be read, out loud, in order to take effect. Back in 1714, the original Riot Act was passed by British parliament. It took effect 300 years ago, on August 1, 1715. It was aimed at "preventing tumults and riotous assemblies," and made provisions for "more speedy…
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  • Abstracts from a Day at the Esri User Conference

    Kristina Jacob
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:13 am
    Kristina Jacob, a professional photographer and GIS professional, captured some moments from the 2015 Esri User Conference. The annual conference is held in San Diego each year and brings thousands of attendees interesting in learning more about Esri and GIS. (Please note, all photos are provided courtesy of Kristina Jacob [...]The post Abstracts from a Day at the Esri User Conference appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • GIS Distance Learning – Certificate and Degree Programs

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:21 am
    Don’t have a school near you offering GIS? If you don’t live near a college or university offering GIS coursework, distance learning can be a valuable way to learn GIS skills and software programs online. Find schools offering GIS distance learning coursework via internet-based classes in the field for certificate [...]The post GIS Distance Learning – Certificate and Degree Programs appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Processing UAV Imagery and its Applications

    SBL
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:46 am
    This article highlights the steps for processing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) imagery and GIS data acquisition and discusses areas of applications.The post Processing UAV Imagery and its Applications appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Join MapLift to Help Fix Maps on Wikipedia

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:52 am
    The North American Cartographic Information Society and the FixWikiMaps Project are organizing the first ever MapLift from August 28th through September 4th this year.  MapLift is a program to identify and fix bad, outdated, or incomplete maps on Wikipedia.  Volunteers are being solicited to help with the program.  Those interested can signup via the MapLift signup [...]The post Join MapLift to Help Fix Maps on Wikipedia appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • How to Geocode Addresses Using QGIS

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:57 pm
    If you have a CSV formatted file containing addresses, you can take advantage of QGIS to map out those addresses. This article contains step by step instructions for geocoding addresses using QGIS.The post How to Geocode Addresses Using QGIS appeared first on GIS Lounge.
 
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    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…
  • Open Source QGIS Review and Guide

    GISGeography
    12 Jul 2015 | 4:07 am
    We show you step-by-step how to download, leverage QGIS tools and map with confidence. We give a blueprint QGIS guide for this free & open source software. The post Open Source QGIS Review and Guide appeared first on GIS Geography.
  • 10 GIS Career Tips to Help Find a GIS Job

    GISGeography
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:12 pm
    If you’re in search for a GIS job, we list 10 GIS career tips to instantly help you start mapping like a rockstar (and get paid to do it). The post 10 GIS Career Tips to Help Find a GIS Job appeared first on GIS Geography.
  • Magnetic North vs Geographic (True) North Pole

    GISGeography
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    The Magnetic North Pole is a point in Northern Canada where the northern lines of attraction enter the Earth. Compass needles point to the magnetic north. The post Magnetic North vs Geographic (True) North Pole appeared first on GIS Geography.
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