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  • Seeding plant diversity for future generations

    Geography News -- ScienceDaily
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    Researchers have constructed a 'hit list' of the plant species most needed to boost the overall diversity of the Millennium Seed Bank, which is storing seeds in its vaults for future generations.
  • Censoring in Google Earth

    Google Earth Blog
    Timothy Whitehead
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    In the early days of Google Earth the US White House and Capitol Building were blurred in Google Earth. But in 2005 this censorship was stopped, and today, there is high quality satellite imagery, 3D models of the buildings, and you can even explore the White House in Street View. The most pervasive form of censorship in the imagery today, is a result of antiquated US regulations that place a restriction on the the maximum resolution that commercial satellite imagery companies are allowed to sell to their customers. Thankfully, this restriction is being relaxed over time, with Digital Globe…
  • Jack Dangermond on the Future of GIS

    Esri News Feed
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Jack Dangermond discussed how critical it is for government agencies to learn how to connect geography into their workflows and decision-making process.
  • Cartography: Served

    Esri Speaker Series Podcasts
    Bill Spicer
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Bill Spicer, president of maps.com, explains how his company uses ArcGIS to deliver cartography to the education and emergency management sectors.
  • New GPS and Fieldwork Resources Online

    GIS Education Community
    Joseph Kerski
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    A new group in the Esri K12 ArcGIS Online organization invites investigation into fieldwork, GPS, geocaching, and related topics.  The group is open to everyone, and contains a variety of activities, recommendations, videos, and other resources that have been tested with students and educators in a wide variety of settings, disciplines, and levels. These 32 resources are organized in four sections.  Section A contains core content items such as a GPS primer, ways to map your field data, GPS to GIS videos, waypoints and tracks, and other items to develop skills and content knowledge. Section…
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    Geography News -- ScienceDaily

  • Seeding plant diversity for future generations

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    Researchers have constructed a 'hit list' of the plant species most needed to boost the overall diversity of the Millennium Seed Bank, which is storing seeds in its vaults for future generations.
  • Spy on penguin families for science

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    Online volunteers are being asked to classify images of penguin families to help scientists monitor the health of penguin colonies in Antarctica. Recent evidence suggests that populations of many species of penguin, such as chinstrap and Adélie, are declining fast as shrinking sea ice threatens the krill they feed on. By tagging the adults, chicks, and eggs in remote camera images Penguin Watch volunteers will help scientists to gather information about penguin behavior and breeding success, as well as teaching a computer how to count and identify individuals of different species.
  • Climate change report identifies 'the most vulnerable' sections of the population

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    A report has looked at which sections of the population are left most exposed to food shortages after extreme weather events. Extreme weather events leave populations with not enough food both in the short- and the long-term.
  • Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River sediments

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Microplastics have been discovered widely distributed across the bottom of the St. Lawrence River, the first time such pollutants have been found in freshwater sediments. The microbeads likely originate from cosmetics, household cleansers, or industrial cleansers, to which they are commonly added as abrasives. Owing to their small size and buoyancy, they may readily pass through sewage treatment plants. Microplastics are a global contaminant in the world's oceans, but have only recently been detected in the surface waters of lakes and rivers.
  • World population to keep growing this century, hit 11 billion by 2100

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    The chance that world population in 2100 will be between 9.6 billion and 12.3 billion people is 80 percent, according to the first such United Nations forecast to incorporate modern statistical tools.
 
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    Google Earth Blog

  • Censoring in Google Earth

    Timothy Whitehead
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    In the early days of Google Earth the US White House and Capitol Building were blurred in Google Earth. But in 2005 this censorship was stopped, and today, there is high quality satellite imagery, 3D models of the buildings, and you can even explore the White House in Street View. The most pervasive form of censorship in the imagery today, is a result of antiquated US regulations that place a restriction on the the maximum resolution that commercial satellite imagery companies are allowed to sell to their customers. Thankfully, this restriction is being relaxed over time, with Digital Globe…
  • Mapping with Google Map Maker

    Timothy Whitehead
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:29 am
    In last week’s post about the Ground Truth Project we told you how Google Map Maker is a key component of Google’s strategy to achieve more accurate maps – and keep them accurate. When Google introduced Map Maker to the public back in 2008, it was initially only available in a small number of countries, but over the years its has been made available in more and more places. The relevant Map Maker support page lists 227 countries or locations where it is now available. Some of the few remaining countries not yet covered are: Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Ireland, Portugal,…
  • Flying around with Blue Magpie Tea in Taiwan

    Timothy Whitehead
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Over the years we’ve seen some great files come from Steven Ho, such as his panorama from the top of Mount Everest, his tribute to Steve Jobs and his Trip View Bowl visualization. He’s back with another one, which follows the path of a blue magpie as it flies along the Xindieng River, to promote eco-friendly tea farms. The unique part of this is the way he controls the camera during the flight. Steven says it was quite challenging to control the perspective like a movie scene. If you just keep the bird in the same position on the screen the results are inferior. So he has the…
  • SketchUp 3D Warehouse URL issues

    Timothy Whitehead
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:26 am
    Back in 2012 Google sold SketchUp, the excellent 3D modeling tool that was used to make most of the older 3D models found in Google Earth. In October 2013, Google stopped importing models from the SketchUp 3D Warehouse, and now solely rely on automatic generation methods for 3D imagery. Earlier this year the 3D Warehouse was completely revamped by new owner Trimble. Also, at some point, the URL for the warehouse has changed from the Google domain (sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/) to a the sketchup.com domain (3dwarehouse.sketchup.com). Google has implemented redirects on the former URLs, but…
  • Aerial imagery from drones

    Timothy Whitehead
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Back in 2007 we took a look at the concept of capturing aerial imagery from drones. Since then a lot of progress has been made in drone and camera technology. Now it is no longer the technology that is an issue, but rather regulations surrounding the flying of drones. For example, we told you last year how Falcon UAV were assisting with the emergency response to flooding in Colorado, but were stopped by FEMA. The senseFly eBee, an example of a commercially available drone capable of capturing aerial imagery and producing 3D elevation models. In the US the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)…
 
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    Esri Speaker Series Podcasts

  • Cartography: Served

    Bill Spicer
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Bill Spicer, president of maps.com, explains how his company uses ArcGIS to deliver cartography to the education and emergency management sectors.
  • Building Resilient Coastal Communities

    Laura Flessner
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Laura Flessner, a NOAA digital coast fellow working with The Nature Conservancy, discusses Coastal Resilience 2.0, an ArcGIS Online-based decision-support platform to strengthen coastal communities affected by climate change.
  • Matt Felton: Esri Business Summit Veteran

    Matt Felton
    3 Jul 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Matt Felton, president of GIS consulting firm Datastory, discusses what excites him about the Esri Business Summit and gives a preview of his plenary presentation.
  • A New Pipeline Data Model

    Patrick Boes
    27 Jun 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Patrick Boes, GIS manager at Global Information Systems, discusses G-NET-a new pipeline data model that smoothly integrates with ArcGIS technology.
  • The Value of the Esri Business Summit

    Simon Thompson
    26 Jun 2014 | 11:38 am
    Simon Thompson, commercial business director at Esri, explains why businesses will benefit from attending the Esri Business Summit.
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    GIS Education Community

  • New GPS and Fieldwork Resources Online

    Joseph Kerski
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    A new group in the Esri K12 ArcGIS Online organization invites investigation into fieldwork, GPS, geocaching, and related topics.  The group is open to everyone, and contains a variety of activities, recommendations, videos, and other resources that have been tested with students and educators in a wide variety of settings, disciplines, and levels. These 32 resources are organized in four sections.  Section A contains core content items such as a GPS primer, ways to map your field data, GPS to GIS videos, waypoints and tracks, and other items to develop skills and content knowledge. Section…
  • Using historical USGS topographic maps in ArcGIS Online

    Joseph Kerski
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Recently, I wrote about a wonderful new resource called the USGS Historical Map Explorer, which provides an easy way to examine change over time using USGS maps for any area of the USA.  But let’s say you want to add these historical maps to other data layers that you are investigating in ArcGIS Online.  The way to accomplish this is via the method that my colleague Charlie Fitzpatrick recently described–by using the Esri Map Layers through your ArcGIS Online organizational subscription. To access these maps, use the Add Data function and Browse Esri Map Layers.  Select…
  • On a mission to inspire – empowering girls to pursue STEM careers

    Angela Lee
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    Guest blog by Julia Guard, Esri Tech Support Analyst As a woman with a career in software, I was excited to learn about Esri’s involvement in WhizGirls, and honored by the opportunity to work directly with the program.  The California based WhizGirls Academy aims to inspire young girls to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through fun, hands-on learning initiatives. The project-based gaming approach follows a “detective” theme, encouraging the growth of analytical skills and teamwork as the girls work together on “missions” as “secret agents.” At Esri, we…
  • Free webinar tonight: ArcGIS Online, ConnectED and GeoMentors

    Tom Baker
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Free webinar through the NCGE Webinar series. ArcGIS Online, ConnectED and GeoMentors – A Beautiful Friendship Join us for a webinar on Sep 10, 2014 at 8:00 PM EDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2004659646104720130 The best things in life ARE free. Webinars, tools, programs, and mentors. Will you grab opportunity when it knocks? To support ConnectED, Esri offers every US K12 school a free, powerful, professional, web-based GIS. GeoMentors are anxious to help all HS/MS/elementary educators use it. And a free webinar puts it all together. Join us! Free! After…
  • Fun with GIS 163: Any Connected Device, Anytime, Anywhere

    Charlie Fitzpatrick
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    Tablets are surging in K12 schools and US home. As a test, I’m writing this blog on my iPad while flying across the country, battling for the modest bandwidth with other device users among the 170 passengers. I want to use the special “Browse Esri Map Layers” option in ArcGIS Online to inspect some premium content. My flight goes near where I grew up, and I want to see some changes over time. I was raised where woods, farm, and town mingled. I walked out the driveway and 100 yards down a dirt road to the school bus stop; across the paved road was a pig farm. Before I hit age…
 
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    GIS Lounge

  • Where is the Cloud in GIS for Watershed Management?

    GIS Contributor
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Barbara Horvatic, the Marketing Manager at GIS Cloud, explains how using a cloud-based GIS can help create a collaborative environment for pulling together and manipulate disparate datasets.   With the recent increase in frequency of flooding events (followed by the usual ‘I haven’t seen this in the past hundred years’ [...]The post Where is the Cloud in GIS for Watershed Management? appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Is GIS Use in Crime Analysis Effective at Curbing Crime?

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:40 pm
    A new study by researchers at Sam Houston State University found that the use of GIS is widespread in analyzing crime data but that almost no studies have been done to determine if using spatial analysis is an effective tool in reducing crime rates.  “Geographic Information System Effects on Policing Efficacy: [...]The post Is GIS Use in Crime Analysis Effective at Curbing Crime? appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Ordnance Survey Launches the GeoVation Housing Challenge

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    The Ordnance Survey has launched new GeoVation challenge that offers £101,000 to the ventures that make the best use of geography, technology, and good design in order to offer solutions that address the identified problems of long term housing issues in the United Kingdom.  Looking to provide a way for people in Britain to [...]The post Ordnance Survey Launches the GeoVation Housing Challenge appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Mapping Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    Researchers recently published the results of developing a system for measuring global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the Journal of Geophysical Research.  Named “Fossil Fuel Data Assimilation System” or FFDAS, the system is able to quantify at the city level fifteen years of CO2 emissions from 1997 – 2009.  The research represents [...]The post Mapping Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Presentations from OSGIS 2014 Now Online

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:04 am
    All recordings from the recently held OSGIS 2014 are now available online.  Themed, “Building up Open Access, Open Education and Open Data for Open Science”, the fifth open source GIS conference is part of the  “Geo for All” initiative.  The conference featured keynotes by Professor John Wood (Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities), Karen Parkin [...]The post Presentations from OSGIS 2014 Now Online appeared first on GIS Lounge.
 
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    Spatially Adjusted

  • Open Data…

    James Fee
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
    This should be the mantra of any open data website: Open data means being open to the opportunity that it has a derivative and that use is valid — Michael Byrne (@byrne_tweets) September 16, 2014
  • Nokia Maps to Arrive on iPhone and Android

    James Fee
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    So it looks like Nokia is going to bring back their mapping application to iPhone and Android. The Finnish technology supplier will soon release free-of-charge map apps for mobile devices running Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS platforms, Nokia executive Sean Fernback said during an interview. Without a need to prop up their failing mobile hardware business, Nokia seems to realize their best asset is mapping. Probably time to rename the company Navteq1 and get their map on all platforms. There is no shortage of free mapping applications on both platforms (including Apple Maps and…
  • Baseball Ballparks in GeoJSON

    James Fee
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    Update: Mexican League and Eastern League are done. That means we’ve got all the Majors, Triple-A and a third of the Double-A stadiums mapped. I’ve been working on getting all the MLB and AAA baseball ballparks in GeoJSON on GitHub. MLB1 parks are done and I think I’ve got all the AAA parks thanks to Wikipedia but I’m still missing most of the Mexican League which is a AAA league. I’m also hoping to complete the AA and A ballparks as well. If you can help, just fork the repo and submit a pull request with the new ballpark. Ignoring the fact I had the Nationals…
  • GIS without GIS Servers

    James Fee
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    My bandmate, Sheldon McGee, and I presented at AGIC 2014 on how to serve up vector data in Google Maps without using some crazy GIS Server type software. Just a little node.js and some PostGIS is all one needs. You can view the presentation by clicking this link and view the code on Github which is a fork of Mano Marks’ fork of Bill Dollins’ original code. Some of our goals with this project are to extend the Node.js to work with SQL Server and possibly Oracle1. Possibly even write spatial objects to PostGIS from the app2. We used Google Maps for this demo but I think the sweet…
  • Hangouts with James Fee:: 10 Years of Steve Coast

    James Fee
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    Back at it with the hangouts. Steve Coast joins me to talk about the first 10 years of OpenStreetMap and what the future might bring.
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    VerySpatial

  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 479

    Jesse
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 479 21 September 2014 Main Topic: Chris Tucker, Symposium chair of Geography2050 Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode479.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Ordinary Life by Lewis Hurrell News Boeing and Space X to taxi US astronauts NOAA tests hurricane hunter UAVs OpenDroneMap (opendronemap.org) Google returns to MyMaps name ArcGIS Runtime 10.2.4 rolling out at the end of the month Web Corner cKan – Open Source Clearinghouse Software Main topic This week we talk…
  • AAG2015 – Gail Hobbs Student Paper Competition

    Jesse
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    Every year at the AAG conference many specialty groups host student paper/poster competitions. I strongly encourage you to check these out if you are student, or let a student know about them if you are not. Below is the call for submissions for this year’s competition for the Geography Education Specialty Group. The Geography Education Specialty Group (GESG) encourages students to participate in the GESG Gail Hobbs Student Paper Competition at the AAG Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, April 21-25, 2015. Students at all academic levels are encouraged to present their recent geography…
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 478

    Jesse
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:09 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 478 14 September 2014 Main Topic: Alastair Bonnett, Author of Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode478.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Circle for a sun by Rise Bailey Rise News Mars Curiousity rover makes it to Mount Sharp Scottish Referendum this week (Thursday 18th) Subsurface at stonehenge Reminder – National Atlas shutting down Sept. 30th US Library of Congress planning geospatial…
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 477

    Sue
    7 Sep 2014 | 8:26 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 477 7 September 2014 Main Topic: Some thoughts on security in the cloud Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode477.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music How Far is Leiden? by Lonny Ziblat News NASA working on a UAS air traffic control system Google shows off indoor mapping gear Baidu invests in Finnish indoor mapping company IndoorAtlas OpenLayers 3 now available Here Maps to iOS and Android Web Corner 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act Main topic This week we offers some…
  • NASA, Big Data, and a Real World Jigsaw Puzzle

    Barb
    6 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    NASA has posted two news items that illustrate the large amounts of data that they are generating. NASA| The Data Downpour is a  video describing how the GPM constellation turns observed radiances and reflectivities of global precipitation – falling snow and rain – into data products.  They detail this huge task in “GPM Mission’s How-to Guide for Making Global Rain Maps“. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Precipitation Processing System (Greenbelt, Maryland)  is tasked with compiling remote sensing data from NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration…
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    BostonGIS Blog

  • PostGIS sessions at Postgres Open 2014 Chicago not too late

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:20 pm
    If you haven't signed up for our Postgres Open 2014 PostGIS tutorials, there are still a few tickets available, but time and space is running out. For those of you who've already signed up for our tutorials in September 17th, 2014, keep an eye on this page: http://www.postgis.us/pgopen2014. Not much to see there yet, but we'll be posting content there before the tutorials as well as the examples so you can flaunt your mastery of cutting and pasting.
  • PostGIS Minimalist X3D Viewer for PHP and ASP.NET

    12 Jul 2014 | 7:15 pm
    I've been thinking for a long time about creating an HTML based X3D viewer to visualize PostGIS 3D geometries. Now that I've started to document the new SFCGAL features, the need became more pressing. So I've created a very rudimentary one. You can check out the code on my github page https://github.com/robe2/postgis_x3d_viewer. I'm hoping to expand it in the future to allow people to pick materials for their geometries and also allow people to save the generated scene as a full X3D document. It utilizes the X3DOM Javascript library and JQuery for injecting X3D objects into the scene. I'm…
  • PostGIS Training sessions at Postgres Open 2014: Chicago

    19 Jun 2014 | 11:50 pm
    We'll be giving two training sessions on PostGIS at Postgres Open in Chicago September 17th 2014. First will be fairly introductory PostGIS Introduction: Geometry, Geography, and Geocoding and the second will be on more advanced concepts and tools PostGIS on caffeine: Raster, Topology, and pgRouting. Check out the other sessions at Postgres Open Conference Sssions Postgres Open 2014.
  • PostGIS in Action and PostgreSQL Up and Running 2nd Editions

    6 May 2014 | 9:09 pm
    You might have noticed I haven't been blogging much lately. Hopefully I can get back to that and updating the BostonGIS tutorials soon. They are embarrassingly dated at this point and I want to add more like using the very cool TileMill, comparisons between Leaflet and OpenLayers, updated comparisons between SQL Server, PostGIS, and Oracle among other content updates. Most of the reason for sluggish pace is that writing has been taking up a good chunk of our time. We are in final stages of two books, both 2nd editions: PostGIS In Action, 2nd , which covers predominantly PostGIS 2.1 and…
  • MySQL 5.7 GIS building on Boost Geometry

    9 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Interesting times ahead. The upcoming MySQL 5.7 promises to provide great enhancements in the spatial space. They've scrapped much of the existing GIS plumbing they have in place seen in prior 5.6 and are replacing muc of it with Boost Geometry. In addition R-Tree indexes will be available for InnoDb. Details: Why Boost.Geometry in MySQL? and Making use of Boost Geometry in MySQL. Along the roadmap (not for 5.7) they plan to have geography support as well and projections, 3D and the various output formats e.g GeoJSON currently available in PostGIS. Just when I thought database spatial domain…
 
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    GIS in Education

  • Winner Of The 2014 Leptoukh Lecture + More

    talk
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Winner of the 2014 Leptoukh Lecture AnnouncementThe Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI) Focus Group is proud to announce that this year's winner of the Leptoukh lecture is Bryan Lawrence from the University of Reading's National Center for Atmospheric Science (NCAS). The title of his talk will be: Trends in Computing for Climate Research, and it will be given at the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting. An excerpt of the abstract: The grand challenges of climate science will stress our informatics infrastructure severely in the next decade. Our drive for ever greater simulation…
  • Chinese Remote Sensing Satellite Yaogan-21 Launched Into Orbit

    talk
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    China has launched two satellites into orbit -- Yaogan-21 remote sensing satellite and the Tiantuo-2 satellite -- from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, in north China’s Shanxi Province. The Yaogan-21 will be used for scientific experiments, surveying natural resources and crop yields and helping with disaster relief. The Tiantuo-2 is designed for small satellite experiments.
  • 2014 NASA EONS Solicitation New Appendix

    talk
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:34 pm
    NASA's Office of Education is accepting new proposals under the Education Opportunities in NASA STEM (EONS) 2014 NASA Research Announcement for the MUREP Institutional Research Opportunity (MIRO) appendix. This effort was previously titled as the NASA University Research Centers Project and has now been consolidated into the MUREP Program within the NASA Office of Education. Through the EONS omnibus solicitation, the opportunity MIRO has been released. Overall, MIRO awards aim to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) literacy and to enhance and sustain the capability of…
  • Australia's Airborne Geophysical Surveys Data Released

    talk
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:58 pm
    The latest index of airborne geophysical surveys from across Australia has been released. This edition includes details of all available open-file surveys completed to date by the Australian, State and Territory governments, as well as the private sector. This type of data is used to generate three dimensional models of the sub-surface geology, which can then be used to support decision making related to the development of resources, management of the environment and the wellbeing of communities in the survey areas. The Index of Airborne Geophysical Surveys (14th Edition) now includes details…
  • International Conference on Geography 2015 In Athens, Greece

    talk
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    The Geography Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes its Annual International Conference on Geography, 1-4 June 2015, Athens, Greece. The conference website is: http://www.atiner.gr/geography.htm. The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars, researchers and students from all areas of Geography and related disciplines. You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair a session or observer.  Fee structure information is available on www.atiner.gr/fees.htm. Special arrangements will be made with a local luxury…
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    GIS and Agent-Based Modeling

  • New Paper: ABM Applied to the Spread of Cholera

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Cholera transmission through the interactionof host and the environmentWe are pleased to announce we have just had a paper published in Environmental Modelling and Software entitled "An Agent-based Modeling Approach Applied to the Spread of Cholera"Research highlights include:An agent-based model was developed to explore the spread of cholera.The progress of cholera transmission is represented through a Susceptible-Exposed-Infected-Recovered (SEIR) model. The model integrates geographical data with agents’ daily activities within a refugee camp.Results show cholera infections are…
  • Triangulating Social Multimedia Content for Event Localization

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:52 pm
    As regular visitors will know, we have been developing our ability to collect and analyze social media. To this end we have just received word from Transactions in GIS that our paper entitled "Triangulating Social Multimedia Content for Event Localization using Flickr and Twitter" has just been accepted. Below is the abstract from the paper:The analysis of social media content for the extraction geospatial information and event-related knowledge has recently received substantial attention. In this paper we present an approach that leverages the complementary nature of social multimedia…
  • Scottish Referendum conversation as seen on Twitter

    12 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    There is a lot of talk about Scotland's up and coming referendum for independence. If you are interested in what people are saying live on Twitter you can take a look at our GeoSocial Gauge website. What you will see is a map showing the location of tweets (which you can click on to find more information), along with options for visualizing the intensity of Twitter activity, and whether or not the tweets are negative or positive. You can also see the overall mood of the conversion and the keywords from the tweets.  To see more of our GeoSocial projects click here.
  • Call for Papers: New Directions in Geospatial Simulation

    12 Sep 2014 | 6:42 am
    New Directions In Geospatial Simulation The geospatial simulation community has enjoyed steady growth over the past decade as novel and advanced forms of agent-based and cellular automata modeling continue to facilitate the exploration of complex geographic problems facing the world today. It is now an opportune time to consider the future direction of this community and explore ways to leverage geospatial simulation in professional arenas. The aim of these sessions is to bring together researchers utilizing agent-based and cellular automata techniques and associated methodologies to discuss…
  • Herding Sheep

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    Have you ever wondered how a farmer and a single sheep dog can herd sheep? A recent paper in Journal of the Royal Society Interface explains just how. Using GPS data from collars researchers have developed a computational model which  "reproduces key features of empirical data collected from sheep–dog interaction". The model has two simple rules: "The first rule: The sheepdog learns how to make the sheep come together in a flock. The second rule: Whenever the sheep are in a tightly knit group, the dog pushes them forwards." (BBC)The movie below (which accompanies the paper) shows some…
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    年会費無料のETCカードってあるの?

  • 光熱費をクレジットカードで支払うメリットとは

    hikarupiano
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:32 pm
             
  • 楽天カードは審査が緩いって本当なの?

    hikarupiano
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:33 am
          また、無職である専業主婦や18歳以上で高校生でなければ学生でもカードに申し込めることが要因に挙げられます。   なお、同じ無職の人でもキャッシング枠の低い方が審査に通りやすくなるため、キャッシングを利用する予定がないのであれば0万円として申請をした方が有利になります。    
  • ETC専用カードと一体型ETCカードはどちらが良いのか?

    hikarupiano
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:15 pm
    ●ETC専用カードと一体型ETCカードはどちらが良いのか?   高速道路の料金所では一般レーンとETCレーンが設けてあります。   ETCレーンなら前の車との車間距離を取りながら、時速20km以下で通過するだけで高速道路の料金をお支払い出来ます。   最初にETCレーンを通過するときは開閉バーが開かなかったらどうしようと不安になりますが、そのような時は係員にETCカードを提示すれば大丈夫です。  …
  • ETCカードを選ぶ際の外せないポイント

    hikarupiano
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:02 pm
    ●おすすめETCカード   車を多く使うなら、ETCカードを一枚持っていると何かと便利です。 ETCカードにはたくさんの種類があり、種類によってその特徴も様々です。   できるだけお得にETCカードを利用したい場合は、年会費無料のカードを選ぶようにしましょう。       急いでカードを作りたい方におすすめなのは、「」です。 セゾンカードは年会費無料と永久不滅ポイントが売りのETCカードになっています。  …
  • 年会費無料のETCカードはどれを選べばよいか?

    hikarupiano
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:45 pm
    お得になる年会費無料のETCカードは、使う人の生活スタイルにより変わります。 ETCカードはクレジットカードのサブカードとなりますので、日ごろから使用しているクレジットカードからETCカードを選ぶのも良いでしょう。   ●年会費無料の人気ETCカード   まず、年会費無料のETCカードを作る場合で特に人気が高いカードは「」です。  …
 
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    Geospatial Talk

  • App Script Form to add a Calender Event

    joesonic
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    Google App Script allows you to automate work flows and create Add-ons with Google Sheets, Docs and Forms. It is also possible to integrate external Google Apps. One example is to create a Google Calender Entry or Event with an App Script. The following code snipped gives you the idea how it works: The function doget() is responsible to define the form to enter data needed to create the event.
  • Install a Nest Thermostat in Europe

    joesonic
    17 Jun 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Currently the NEST thermostat is only available in the USA and Canada. But is it possible to install the Thermostat in also on the other site of the ocean? Recently the distribution was extended to the UK also, but on mainland Europe there is no official support. Nevertheless it is possible to install the NEST thermostat in the rest of Europe. With the update to NEST software version 4.0 it is
  • Android 4.5 Screenshots leaked - Codename Lollipop

    joesonic
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:17 am
    Android 4.4.3 will be the next Android release. This release will only include bug fixes but no new features. The next big version of Android will be Android 4.5 and probably called Lollipop. It is very likely that this new version is introduces at Google I/O in June 2014. We are looking forward for the new and improved features of Android 4.5. New Multitasking with Project "HERA" According to
  • Leaflet and CartoDB - The perfect combination

    joesonic
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    What is currently the most easy and convenient way to publish geographic data stored within a database via the web? One easy way doing so is the combination from Leaflet and CartoDB. Leaflet is an open source library for publishing online maps. The JS library is lightweight (just 33 KB), and has all the features most developer expect from interactive maps. Furthermore functionalities can be
  • How to print from legacy applications and platforms

    joesonic
    9 Feb 2014 | 7:51 am
    Printfil is an application which allows printing to windows printers from legacy platforms like MS DOS, Unix and Linux via tlnet or other terminal emulator software. It is also possible to print to USB easily. PRN2FILE PRN is well known as a short term for print and used an acronym since the DOS ages. In DOS the command PRN was used for the standard printer parallel Port, often also named as
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    Maps Mania

  • Maps of the Week

    Keir Clarke
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    It is a disgrace that nine years after the release of Google Maps, Google still haven't managed to properly map one of America's most loved towns. Luckily where ever Google fails Esri comes to the rescue. Look up Springfield on Playgis and you will find a gloriously detailed map of this most famous of American towns. From the world's first ever Kwik-E-Mart to Springfield Elementary School
  • Mapping US Household Income

    Keir Clarke
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    Income Craters - 2012 uses data from the 2012 US Census Bureau to visualize household income across the United States. The choropleth map view provides a quick overview of household income across the US. You can also zoom in on individual cities to view median income levels at neighborhood level. Mouse-over an area on the map and you can view the median household income in the yop right-hand
  • 3d Hexbin Mapping

    Keir Clarke
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:05 am
    LuminoCity3D has released a hexbin map of population and employment density in Great Britain. Hexagonal binning is an effective method of creating a spatial histogram by coloring hexagonal overlays within a geographical area. Like most hexbin maps LuminoCity3D uses color to represent population density. However LuminoCity3d also uses the height of the grid cells to visualize density in 3d.
  • Scottish Referendum Results Maps

    Keir Clarke
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    There are quite a few maps around today showing the results of the Scottish Referendum. Most of the maps, such as these maps by City A.M. and CTV News, decided to show the results by simply shading electoral regions using two different colors, to indicate areas where voters voted 'Yes' and where voters voted 'No'. This approach works well in showing the overall vote in each electoral region.
  • Breaking Down Mortgages by Race & Location

    Keir Clarke
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    A new map from the Urban Institute shows that minorities in the USA are being priced out of the housing market. A New View of the Housing Boom and Bust plots 100 million mortgages from 2000 to 2012 across the United States. The map shows each owner-occupied mortgage origination for twelve years, in which the borrower’s race and ethnicity were fully recorded. Using the timeline feature you
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    Mapperz - The Mapping News Blog

  • An Online Easy Translator for GIS Data

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

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

    16 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
     Wind Animation Map ESRI JS API  Clean visualisation of Wind Currents across the world  http://esri.github.io/wind-js/  data source:[US National Weather Service -... 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 Ordnance Survey Opendata Cartographic Styles

    18 Jun 2014 | 7:11 am
    QGIS Ordnance Survey Opendata Styles Ordnance Survey have released Style Sheets for their #opendata including ESRI (ArcGIS) and Quantum GIS (QGIS) style sheets. Most strikingly for the Vector Map... 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.
  • The FIFA World Cup of Football 1930-2014.

    13 Jun 2014 | 7:06 am
    The FIFA World Cup of Football 1930-2014. A great map showing The FIFA World Cup of Football since 1930-2014. "The national teams of 31 countries advanced through qualification... 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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  • Helps you stay healthier for long

    Annaperez
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
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    20 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
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  • Mapping in a excel VBA userform from a range of X,Y in a sheet

    Maudit
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:15 am
    Hello, I'd like to plot several coordonate in a userform from XY range, using the mappointcontrol in VBA. To help me to start, it would be kind of someone to show me how simply plot 2 XY point and to zoom on it. Example : Column A / Column B / Column C NAME OF THE POINT / X / Y POINT1 / X1 / Y1 POINT 2 / X2 / Y2 Thank you !!
  • How do I print a map poster size without losing image/font quality

    tcrosby
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    I have a map that I need to print poster size (36" x 48" or larger). If I do my page setup to print this size I lose quality (pixelation). Is there a way to keep the image quality when printing a large map? I have already tried setting the printer to the highest quality print setting. Thanks. Todd
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    GPS World

  • ION GNSS+ 2014: Antcom Corporation

    GPS World staff
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Robert Dumont, international sales manager at Antcom Corporation, discusses the rugged GNSS and communication antennas as well as the microwave accessories Antcom manufactures while at the 2014 ION GNSS+ Conference September 9-12 in Tampa, Florida.
  • Talks on Placing GLONASS Stations in the U.S. Not Renewed

    GPS World staff
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:33 pm
    RIA Novosti is reporting that negotiations regarding the placement of a differential correction and monitoring GLONASS station in the United States have not yet been renewed. The news agency quotes remarks by Grigory Stupak, first deputy general designer of Russian space systems, during the Fourth International School on Satellite Navigation. In all, 40-50 GLONASS stations are planned for placement around the world, Stupak said. “As for the United States, we now consider the option of placing a station in Alaska, but the lack of it does not significantly affect the performance of our…
  • KVH Introduces Fiber-Optic Gyro IMUs for Demanding Applications

    GPS World staff
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    KVH Industries, Inc., has introduced the 1725 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and the 1775 IMU, advanced sensors designed to be integrated into the most demanding stabilization, pointing, and navigation applications. These two new products complement KVH’s successful 1750 IMU and create a complete range of choices for advanced six-degrees-of-freedom (DOF) sensors with enhanced performance. All three products utilize the E•Core ThinFiber technology of KVH’s DSP-1750 fiber-optic gyro (FOG). “With these three products, system designers and integrators now have a high-performance…
  • ION GNSS+ 2014: Loctronix

    GPS World staff
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Michael B. Mathews, Ph.D., CEO and founder of Loctronix, details the company’s Interference Detection System (IDS) at the ION GNSS+ September 9-12 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida.
  • Langley’s Student Wins ION Parkinson Award

    GPS World staff
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    Simon Banville Simon Banville, a Ph.D. geodesy and geomatics engineering student at the University of New Brunswick, was awarded this year’s Institute of Navigation Bradford W. Parkinson Award. The $2,500 honorarium and plaque was presented recently during The Institute of Navigation’s GNSS+ meeting in Tampa, Florida. The Parkinson Award recognizes an outstanding graduate student in the field of global navigation satellite systems, such as the Global Positioning System. The winner is selected based on the theses and dissertations submitted by supervisors from the global GNSS research…
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    All Points Blog

  • GIS Health News Weekly: Why Visit the ER, Sick from Oil Drilling, World Hunger

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:02 am
    Even with Insurance, ERs are Popular The ER is a popular place for Connecticut residents who have asthma. Why not go to a clinic if you have insurance (as more Americans do)? The answer is not geography or money directly, but quality of care, which relates to both. The main... Continue reading
  • GIS Education News Weekly: OSGIS Presentations, GeoWeek Events, Assistantships

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:16 am
    OSGIS Presentations Available All recordings from the September 2-3 OSGIS 2014 event, part of Geo For All are now available online.  The theme was “Building up Open Access, Open Education and Open Data for Open Science.” I don't see any index to the presentations but apparently audio... Continue reading
  • GIS Government Weekly News: Oakland’s Vulnerable Buildings, Steuben County Privacy, Idaho Imagery

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:21 am
    App for finding Oakland's Vulnerable Buildings Built within OpenOakland, a volunteer civic technology group in California,  SoftStory has mapped and color-coded high risk, earthquake-vulnerable buildings based on data from the city and analysis by the Association of Bay Area... Continue reading
  • Passive RFID is passé ... Not so fast my friend

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    In today's Directions on the News podcast, I suggested that the coming of sensors inside of the iPhone 6 and the advent of beacons plus other sensor technology might re-ignite enthusiasm for location-based sensors. This rebirth of sensors might potentially displace radio frequency... Continue reading
  • Google Open its Map Gallery to All; Re-renames My Maps

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    Google invites everyone to not only search its Map Gallery, but now to add to it. Those with Google Maps Engine or My Maps maps can turning switch sharing to "public" for access by anyone. When launched in February of this year the Map Gallery on included "selected" maps; now it will be... Continue reading
 
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  • Make your own way with the new My Maps

    Lat Long
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    As temperatures cool down, you might be searching for your next warm vacation spot. Starting today, you can get a little inspiration by going to Google Maps Gallery and browsing publicly shared custom maps of all types. Just look up sunny “Los Angeles” to find the best hiking trails, street art, breweries and more to do in La-La Land. And, for those of you who are actually looking forward to the winter, see what ski options others have recommended, with the maps they created of their favorite slopes and resorts.An insider’s take on the best views and paths of Cahuenga Peak, Los…
  • Take your dream trip to Mexico with Google Maps

    Lat Long
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The famed author Gabriel García Márquez once said: "In Mexico, surrealism runs through the streets. Surrealism comes from the reality of Latin America.” So today, we invite you to embark on a dreamlike journey of more than 60 new sites that take you through Mexico’s culture and geography with Street View. These are places where ancient civilizations merge with modern-day structures and lush jungles, and where remote deserts and beaches stretch neverending towards the horizon.No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you; the magic is real in places like Holbox, where big resorts and…
  • Walk like an Egyptian with Street View in Google Maps

    Emily Wood
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Candlelight flickering on a stone wall covered in hieroglyphs. A proud queen brought low by the bite of a snake. Reeds rustling along a river, waiting to be turned into papyrus, or maybe a basket. The civilization of ancient Egypt stood for thousands of years and left behind a rich legacy of architecture, art, medicine, politics, culture and more. Today, it looms large in our imagination as the home of Cleopatra, Ptolemy, Tutankhamun, people who worshipped cats as gods and buried their embalmed dead in tombs filled with treasures and sustenance for the afterlife. Now the Egypt of your…
  • Making of Maps: Ground Truth glue

    Lat Long
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    The final post in our Making of Maps series shows you how Ground Truth brings all the pieces of Google Maps together. Catch up on posts 1, 2, & 3 for more info! — Ed.Henman Hill or Murray Mound? For years, British tennis fans have argued over the proper name for this hill near Wimbledon. Recently, this quirky debate over naming rights made its way to Google Maps, as people used our Map Maker tool to wrestle over the knoll’s identity. Never fear, tennis fans: whichever name you prefer, you’ll be sent to the right location when you look it up on Google Maps—let’s call it…
  • Making of Maps: Perspective from the ground

    Lat Long
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Our third post in the Making of Maps series focuses on two individuals who have made significant contributions to their community’s information on Google Maps. Note: this interview has been edited for clarity and brevity. — Ed.Google Map Maker can give you the tools you need to improve information about your region in Google Maps—whether you’re adding a new road to your town, or getting your entire country on the map. Across the world, mappers have taken the lead on adding what’s most important to them—indigenous communities in Canada have added reservations; Detroit’s cycling…
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    Between the Poles

  • Guide to the Role of Standards in Geospatial Information Management

    Geoff
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Geospatial information comes from many different sources and is managed by many different providers from mapping agencies to commercial data providers to volunteered geographic information.  To optimize usage of this data there is a need to easily discover and share this information. Standards are essential to enable the sharing of authoritative geospatial data and services and provide significant value to society and government inlcuding enabling global competitiveness of both industry and nations. Guide to the Role of Standards in Geospatial Information Management At the request of the…
  • Balancing electricity demand and intermittent renewable generation

    Geoff
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Over the past decade,distributed generation, especially solar photovoltaic (PV),  consumer demand response programs, and other flexible distributed resources of electric power has grown dramatically.  Until now, with a few exceptions such as Germany and Hawaii, distributed intermittent resources have represented a relatively small proportion of total power generation.  However, as we face the prospect of scaling the use of flexible distributed energy resources including affordable energy storage batteries, attention is focussing in many jurisdictions not only on the economics of…
  • Subsurface sensing technologies map a superhenge at Stonehenge

    Geoff
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    The objective of the remarkable four year Stonehenge project was to create a detailed archaeological map of Stonehenge and its surroundings based on a synthesis of remote sensing and subterrainean geophysical data. The  result is a digital model of the Stonehenge landscape that ties surface features together in a seamless map with underground features and structures that shows that Stonehenge proper is only a small piece of a much larger, more complex ancient structure. The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project is led by the University of Birmingham in conjunction with the Ludwig Boltzmann…
  • Zero net energy building revenue projected to grow to $1.4 trillion by 2035

    Geoff
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    The International Energy Agency (IEA) projects that by 2035 the world's energy demand will increase by a third, driven primarily by emerging economies, China, India and the Middle East.  According to the most likely scenario, China is the primary driver for increased demand through 2020, when India becomes the primary driver. Greenhouse gas emissionsTwo-thirds of global of the world's greenhouse-gas emissions come from the energy sector.   The IEA projects that energy-related CO2 emissions will increase by 20% by 2035.Energy efficiency Energy efficiency is getting a lot of…
  • First Worldview-3 images with 40 cm resolution available for download

    Geoff
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Digital Globe’s WorldView-3 Earth observation satellite was launched August 13, the first commercial Atlas mission to fly out of Vandenberg.  WorldView-3 is the first multi-payload, super-spectral, one-foot-resolution commercial satellite. It is intended to operate at an altitude of 617 km and can collect up to 680,000 km² per day.  WorldView-3 is capable of 31 cm panchromatic resolution 1.24 m multispectral resolution (8 bands) 3.7 m short-wave infrared resolution (8 bands) 30 m Clouds, Aerosols, Vapors, Ice, and Snow (CAVIS) resolution (12 bands) with an  average revisit time of less…
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    GPS Tracklog

  • My GPS Made Me Do It — 900 Mile Detour

    Liz E.
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    Some people just don’t have a good head for maps and distances. I’ll admit that I am guilty of that on occasion, and I frequently will question myself when driving to a new place. Did I miss it? Have I gone too far? Did I take a wrong turn? For the most part GPS hasread more The post My GPS Made Me Do It — 900 Mile Detour appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • Diagrams of Wayward Galileo Satellites Released

    Liz E.
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
      The ESA has released diagrams showing the intended and actual orbit of the two Galileo satellites that were launched last month into the wrong orbit. And, as you can see from the images, they’re quite a bit off. Reports indicated the satellites were nearly 2,000 miles off-target. The reason for the anomalous orbit hasn’t beenread more The post Diagrams of Wayward Galileo Satellites Released appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • This Week in GPS — Sept. 19, 2014

    Liz E.
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:46 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 a leaked image of TomTom’s rumored Golf Watch, which is expected to be released later this month. From GPS Tracklog My GPS Made Me Do It – Pizza Deliveryread more The post This Week in GPS — Sept. 19, 2014 appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • NextGen GPS Air Navigation Launched in Dallas

    Liz E.
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    The airport in Dallas, Texas has a new way to route their planes today, using GPS technology. Developed by the Federal Aviation Administration, NextGen is a satellite-based navigation system that promises to get planes in the air sooner, back on the ground faster and overall make the planes more efficient on fuel consumption, pollution and more.read more The post NextGen GPS Air Navigation Launched in Dallas appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • TomTom Golf Watch To Be Released

    Liz E.
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:34 am
    GPS Business News has reported that TomTom has created a golf watch, which is expected to be released this month. According to reports, the watch was introduced during a press conference at the KLM Dutch Open last week. TomTom does not have any information on their site about the watch, but I found a littleread more The post TomTom Golf Watch To Be Released appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
 
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  • Dispatch Routes to Your Drivers’ Smart Devices

    rdonat
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    GPS Insight can now dispatch individual stops and/or routes to email addresses associated with vehicles and drivers.  The main advantage here, is that drivers can now leverage audible turn-by-turn directions used by the mapping Apps resident on their smart devices (iPhone, iPad, and Android).  Here is how it works: In this example, a company that repairs fuel pumps needs to route one of their service trucks to six local gas stations, a typical day’s work. First, the Dispatcher will create and/or load an existing route using GPS Insight’s Route Dashlet, just as they would for routing to…
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    Geographic Travels

  • Russia-Ukraine War Map Batch Three - Cartoon and Humorous Maps

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Russia-Ukraine War Map Batch One - The Opening Moves in Crimea Russia-Ukraine War Map Batch Two - Russia Reestablishing New Russia The Russia-Ukraine War has reached the world of cartoon cartographers (as did the French-Islamst War, Russia-Georgia War, and the Libyan War).Cartoon and humorous maps of the Ukrainian of conflict have been floating around on the internet for a while but the Canadian Staff at NATO and the Russian Mission to NATO shot off the first major argument about the war via cartoonish maps.Canada reminded Russia that Ukraine is not part of Russia.Russia responded in…
  • Russia-Ukraine War Map Batch Two - Russia Reestablishing New Russia

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Russia-Ukraine War Map Batch One - The Opening Moves in Crimea The main question is if Russia intends to a) link up with the areas currently held by the Federation of Novorussiya b) claim all lost territory of the people's republics or c) reclaim all the old New Russia region? Image from the Ukrainian government.The Russian Federation has invaded Ukraine again.  In the first invasion Russia sought to annex the Crimean Peninsula. Now, Russia is attempting to aid in the establishment of pro-Moscow "people's republics" which would act as unrecognized, mini-Transnistrias designed to keep…
  • The United Kingdom would be the Poorest State Besides Mississippi if it Joined the United States, Kind of Sort of

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:49 pm
    The British Spectator magazine has an interesting article which claims the United Kingdom would be the second poorest state in the union (with Mississippi being the poorest).  The author uses gross domestic product per capita and purchasing power parity to back up this claim.So is this claim true?  By its own system: yes.  However, this is where lies, dang lies, and statistics come to haunt us.  Under this system Alaska and Wyoming come out as the richest states in the union?  Why, because there are less people in the state, cost of living is relatively low, and there…
  • The Islamic State, and Nothing Else

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Back in June I wrote how the al Qaeda-breakaway group rampaging throughout Iraq and Syria should be referred to in English as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and not ISIS.  Now it is time to update that post.The group should now be referred to the literal translation of الدولة الإسلامية‎: Islamic State.  The organization has established a political theocratic state based on the Mohammad-era war Caliphate model.  It also now claims worldwide control of all Muslims.  It no longer considers itself limited to Iraq and the Levant.Just…
  • American Teen Wins International Geography Olympiad

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:25 pm
    James Mullen, a 17-year old Cupertino, California resident and rising senior at Monta Vista High School, took the top spot at the 11th International Geography Olympiad, held in Krakow, Poland from August 11 to August 18. Mullen finished atop the field of 144 competitors from 36 countries around the globe. He is the first American student to win the International Geography Olympiad in the 18-year history of the competition.The International Geography Olympiad consists of three events: a fieldwork event where students take observations and analyze them, a written portion that asks students to…
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  • The Shape of A City by Julien Gracq

    Daniel Bennett
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    ‘There is always that element of surprise when, while walking down streets one expects to be u
  • There are probably only about 30 flags to remember

    valerienicole
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    OK friends, we’re a week out from getting our flag. That flag will reveal our home for the next two or possibly three years*. My father-in-law will be here; my brother will be here; dozens (maybe A dozen) of people on the West Coast will be anxiously awaiting the results. There’s a not-so-good joke about people going up to accept their flag but not actually knowing what country it represents, and there’s a rumor that someone made a cheat sheet for all of the possible flags on our list. If I only have a week to go before I’m responsible for matching flag to country for…
  • How and what I learned from an Economics professor as a Geographer

    Nick Ang
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    “To be honest with you, Nicholas, I still don’t really get what you’re saying.” That was the moment of awakening. I was sitting with a professor of environmental economics in the faculty cafe attempting to explain my honours thesis when it happened. And it was devastating, but also a moment of clarity amidst chaos. I have intelligently chose a convoluted concept (governmentality by Michel Foucault) as the centrepiece of my honours thesis. To be sure, at the point of writing the thesis proposal, I was already greatly behind time and I grabbed any concept that came my…
  • Earth : Some Important Fast Facts

    Husain Khan
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Earth Some Important Fast Facts पृथ्वी की अनुमानित आयु -४,६०,००,००० वर्ष सम्पूर्ण धरातलीय क्षेत्रफल- ५१,०१,००,५०० वर्ग कि. मी. भूमि क्षेत्रफल (२९.०८%) -१४,८९,५०,८०० वर्ग कि. मी. जलीय क्षेत्रफल (सम्पूर्ण धरातल का ७०.९२%)-३६,११,४९,७०० वर्ग कि. मी. औसत घनत्व -५.५२…
  • World Oceans Few Fast Facts

    Husain Khan
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:38 pm
    विश्व के प्रमुख सागर:World Oceans Few Fast Facts
 
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    Google Sightseeing

  • Large-Scale Sculptures by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen

    Ian Brown
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:46 am
    We’ve visited a handful of large-scale sculptures by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen in the past, but because we love them so much we thought we’d do a comprehensive round up of as many as possible, in roughly chronological order1 of their creation. Clothespin is an Oldenburg work in Philadelphia – one of several pieces in the city that this writer saw during a visit last year, the 13.7m (45′) weathered steel sculpture was erected in 1976. These prolific artists produced one or more public sculptures – usually of everyday objects – almost every year from 1976 onwards, in…
  • On this day: Talk Like a Pirate Day!

    Ian Brown
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    ARRRRRRRRRRRRR! It be talk like a pirate day. Afore ye find yerself becalmed, feast yer eyes on this grand vessel used in a nightly pirate-themed show at the finely-named Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas (Avast! That’s nowhere near the sea, shiver me timbers.) Aye, and smartly read our posts from previous years … arrr. (2008, 2007 & 2005) Locations: Nevada / Categories: On this day, Street Views, WeirdnessView in Google Earth You're reading an entry from Google Sightseeing, which is copyright © 2014 Alex Turnbull & James Turnbull and must not be reproduced without…
  • On this day: Cornerstone laid for US Capitol

    Ian Brown
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    On this day in 1793, the cornerstone was laid for the US Capitol building, by nine Freemasons in full regalia – George Washington among them. The city’s quadrants meet here, and the city was configured around the building. Locations: District of Columbia / Categories: Buildings, On this day, Street ViewsView in Google Earth You're reading an entry from Google Sightseeing, which is copyright © 2014 Alex Turnbull & James Turnbull and must not be reproduced without permission.
  • On this day: Pittsburgh Civic Arena Opened

    Ian Brown
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    On September 17, 1961, the world’s first retractable dome stadium opened in Pittsburgh, PA. Originally built as an opera venue, it also hosted boxing, concerts and other entertainment events – with the roof open whenever the weather permitted. In 1967 it became the permanent home – nicknamed The Igloo – of the Pittsburgh Penguins ice hockey club. When they moved to a new arena the old building was doomed, with demolition being completed in 2012. Thankfully we can still see it on Google’s 45° imagery. Locations: Pennsylvania / Categories: 45˚ Imagery, On this day, Stadiums and…
  • On this day: Malaysia Day

    Ian Brown
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    September 16 marks Malaysia Day – celebrating the creation of the Malaysian federation 51 years ago today. Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore formed the new nation, though instability led Singapore to become independent a couple of years later. Locations: Malaysia / Categories: On this dayView in Google Earth You're reading an entry from Google Sightseeing, which is copyright © 2014 Alex Turnbull & James Turnbull and must not be reproduced without permission.
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    BrickHouse Security Blog: Tech News, Hidden Cameras, GPS Trackers and more

  • NYPD Institutes Body Camera Pilot Program After Civilian Deaths

    Erik Helin
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    The shooting of Michael Brown sparked debate over police practices and oversight around the country; but a local incident, the death of Eric Garner in Staten Island, NY, has brought about not only a commitment to police retraining, but a new pilot program bringing body-worn cameras to 15% of police precincts in the city. The program, initially proposed by Public Advocate Letitia James as a way to cut down on civilian complaints, has been championed by Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. “It’s a technology that I support strongly,” Bratton said at a news conference Thursday.
  • Could Body-Worn Cameras Prevent the Next Ferguson?

    Erik Helin
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    With protest and outcry in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., citizens and police find themselves looking for answers on how to improve relations and prevent more senseless death; some argue that the answer is wearable cameras. Recently, BrickHouse Security CEO Todd Morris joined Fox Business’ Liz Claman on After the Bell to discuss the rising trend of officers turning to body-worn cameras for added accountability in dealing with the public. “We’ve heard from police officers who pay with their own money, out of their own pocket, for a…
  • Russian Hack Compromises Over a Billion Usernames and Passwords Worldwide, BrickHouse CEO Todd Morris Weighs In

    Erik Helin
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:35 pm
    In an era defined by monumental data breaches, Russian hackers may have taken the cake when they took over a billion username and password combinations, reports the New York Times. The hackers, a presumed small, tight-knit group of south central Russian 20-somethings, targeted sites worldwide, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to smaller websites. The criminals collected 4.5 billion records; after duplicates were filtered out, however, they wound up with 1.2 billion unique usernames and passwords. Milwaukee-based security firm Hold Security discovered the breach, which was later confirmed…
  • A Prison Without Bars: How GPS Tracking Could Fix A Broken System

    Erik Helin
    1 Jul 2014 | 2:36 pm
    At some point in every American’s lifetime we’ve heard the assertion that “our prison system is broken”; now, at long last, a fix may exist — in the form of GPS tracking. A quick crunch of the numbers makes a valid argument that the system is misguided at best, and grotesquely unjust at worst. Some of the statistical highlights: 1 in every 108 adults were in prison or jail in 2012, 1 in 28 American children has a parent behind bars, recidivism rates are over 40% (as of 2011), the number of prisoners in the US has more than quadrupled since 1980, and so on. And, all…
  • Security Issues Plague World Cup – Security News Roundup

    BrickHouse Security
    11 Jun 2014 | 2:47 pm
    With the 2014 World Cup kickoff just hours away, international focus has shifted to Brazil, where protests and allegations of unpreparedness have plagued coverage of the event. We’ve rounded up some of the most interesting security stories from the Cup below. Mass Protests Mar World Cup Proceedings In the weeks and months leading up to the World Cup, Brazil has seen demonstrations and protests throughout the country, but mainly in metropolitan areas like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, which is set to host the first match. While there are a number of contributing factors to the unrest in…
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    Atlas Obscura: Articles

  • The Oracles of Rome: Two Architectural Oddities Predict the Apocalypse

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome (photograph by Dnalor 01/Wikimedia) The Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome has seen its share of destruction. Since 340, it’s been struck by lightning, damaged in an earthquake, accidentally burnt to the ground, and sacked by pirates. It seems nothing shy of the apocalypse will keep this church down. But according to local legend, the four horsemen might be riding in sooner rather than later. The collection of papal portraits here are linked to the end of the world. Papal portraits (photograph by ho visto nina volare/Flickr) Every…
  • Soaring with the Sunrise above the Spires of Prague

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:22 am
    Aerial view of Prague in early morning (screenshot from Aerial Prague, via YouTube) For three months between the hours of 4:30 am and 7 am, a group of filmmakers flew above the spires of Prague in the light of sunrise. Or at least their vision did, as they soared quadcopter drones up from the empty streets to simulate a "magic carpet ride" in the quiet of early morning. They've compiled the footage into a video at Aerial Prague. Directed with camera work by Jeffrey Martin, produced by John Caulkins, and edited by David Nitzsche, the video backed by soaring violoncello and piano music by…
  • Brooklyn's Long-Abandoned Kings Theatre Resurrects to Its Movie Palace Glory

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:12 am
    Kings Theatre on Flatbush (photograph by Allison Meier) The ruins of America's great movie palaces are now almost as famous as their original splendor. Driven out of business by franchises and waning interest in one grand space showing one film at a time, the velvet curtains in their gilded interiors fell one by one. On Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, the Kings Theatre has been abandoned for nearly four decades, its roof caving in and water streaming over the sculpted faces and towering columns meant to be a 20th-century version of the Opera Garnier in Paris.  Numerous failed…
  • The Best New Wonders of September

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    The foundation of Atlas Obscura is contributed by intrepid users around the world, out exploring the places no one else is noticing, or delving into history that's been all but forgotten. Here we are highlighting five of our favorite recent additions to the Atlas. Have a place we've missed? Create an account and become a part of our community. CROSSNESS PUMPING STATION London, England photograph by Amanda Slater/Flickr Victorian London had far outgrown its sewage system, and in 1858 a hideous incident known as the Great Stink brought a wretched stench to the…
  • What Does a Seven-Legged Gnacien Look Like? Disputed Likenessess of Kcymaerxthaere

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    From August to September, Eames Demetrios, Geographer-at-Large for Kcymaerxthaere, is serving as the Geographer-in-Residence at Atlas Obscura. His Kcymaerxthaere explores the lines of a world parallel to our own with historic markers around the world.  I have always been interested in the idea that in any culture that makes representations of its stories, religious and otherwise, one can often see very different depictions of the same character or story, and yet everyone who sees these images knows they are the same person. It is true of the Ganesh (the god…
 
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    GIS Lounge

  • Where is the Cloud in GIS for Watershed Management?

    GIS Contributor
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Barbara Horvatic, the Marketing Manager at GIS Cloud, explains how using a cloud-based GIS can help create a collaborative environment for pulling together and manipulate disparate datasets.   With the recent increase in frequency of flooding events (followed by the usual ‘I haven’t seen this in the past hundred years’ [...]The post Where is the Cloud in GIS for Watershed Management? appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Is GIS Use in Crime Analysis Effective at Curbing Crime?

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:40 pm
    A new study by researchers at Sam Houston State University found that the use of GIS is widespread in analyzing crime data but that almost no studies have been done to determine if using spatial analysis is an effective tool in reducing crime rates.  “Geographic Information System Effects on Policing Efficacy: [...]The post Is GIS Use in Crime Analysis Effective at Curbing Crime? appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Ordnance Survey Launches the GeoVation Housing Challenge

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    The Ordnance Survey has launched new GeoVation challenge that offers £101,000 to the ventures that make the best use of geography, technology, and good design in order to offer solutions that address the identified problems of long term housing issues in the United Kingdom.  Looking to provide a way for people in Britain to [...]The post Ordnance Survey Launches the GeoVation Housing Challenge appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Mapping Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    Researchers recently published the results of developing a system for measuring global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the Journal of Geophysical Research.  Named “Fossil Fuel Data Assimilation System” or FFDAS, the system is able to quantify at the city level fifteen years of CO2 emissions from 1997 – 2009.  The research represents [...]The post Mapping Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Presentations from OSGIS 2014 Now Online

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:04 am
    All recordings from the recently held OSGIS 2014 are now available online.  Themed, “Building up Open Access, Open Education and Open Data for Open Science”, the fifth open source GIS conference is part of the  “Geo for All” initiative.  The conference featured keynotes by Professor John Wood (Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities), Karen Parkin [...]The post Presentations from OSGIS 2014 Now Online appeared first on GIS Lounge.
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    GIS Geography

  • Data Driven Pages Mapbooks in ArcGIS

    GISGeography
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    How to Use Data Driven Pages in ArcGIS Data Driven Pages is a powerful map-making feature in ArcGIS 10. It allows you to generate multiple layer pages or mapbooks based on features stored in a layer. Each page is generated based on the extent that is defined in the index value. For example, an index value could be different cities, pump stations or cemeteries. Dynamic text can be displayed relevant to the attributes of a particular site (Insert> Dynamic Text). Each site’s text would be generated based on its attribute data. Data Driven Pages enables users to cut down time on map…
  • 10 Free GIS Data Sources: Best Global Raster and Vector Datasets

    GISGeography
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    Where can I find free GIS data? In a perfect world, you’d be able to find all the free GIS data you need in a single website. Of course, it would have to be free, downloadable from an authoritative source. But well, you know the drill. The world’s not perfect, life’s not fair. So that’s why we’ve put together this list to turbo-charge your search for free GIS data. We provide a list of 10 free, downloadable global GIS datasets from highly reputable sources. 1. Natural Earth Data Natural Earth Data is first on the list because it does an amazing job to suit the needs of…
  • Mean Absolute Error MAE in GIS

    GISGeography
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    What is Mean Absolute Error? Mean Absolute Error (MAE) measures how far predicted values are away from observed values. It’s a bit different than Root Mean Square Error (RMSE). MAE sums the absolute value of the residual Divides by the number of observations. MAE Formula: How is MAE used in GIS? MAE is used to validate any type of GIS modelling. MAE quantifies the difference between forecasted and observed values. For example, the SMOS (Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity) passive satellite uses a mathematical model to measure soil moisture in 15 km grid cells. The satellite-derived soil moisture…
  • Time Series Animation in ArcGIS

    GISGeography
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    How to Create a Time Series Animation in ArcGIS? A time series animation in ArcGIS 10x integrates time with spatial data. Time series animations work wonders… especially visualizing events. Imagine watching the melt of polar ice caps or the spread of a forest fire or disease. Showing these types of events captures your audience by viewing geography change with time. These tools are at your fingertips. Follow this time series animation in ArcGIS guide to learn more. ArcGIS Time Series Tutorial 1) Add Date Field in Attribute Data & Enable Time No surprises here. We need a shapefile…
  • Nearest Neighbor Classification Guide in ECognition

    GISGeography
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    How to do Nearest Neighbor Classification (NN) in ECognition Definiens Developer? Imagine… By the end of this post, you will become a better remote sensing analyst… all because you learned the highly effective technique of object-based nearest neighbor image classification. Or you might just learn something neat that we are going to see a lot more of in the future. We’ve already compared unsupervised, supervised and object-based classification. Nearest Neighbor classification is a hidden gem in object-based classification. Almost under the radar, there is nothing that comes…
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