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  • Bird 'backpacks' put wood thrush migration on the map

    Geography News -- ScienceDaily
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:18 am
    Researchers have created the first migratory connectivity map produced for a songbird, using tracking from both breeding and winter sites. They were able to trace the route taken by wood thrushes from North America using bird 'backpacks'. They discovered that wood thrushes from Canada don't migrate to the same areas as their southern neighbors, and actually have a longer migratory route. The map will help identify specific areas for habitat protection.
  • Engineering road systems and housing developments using Google Earth

    Google Earth Blog
    Mickey Mellen
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:32 am
    Three years ago we showed you the very useful visualization that the city of Douglasville, Georgia created to show how new road construction would be laid out. It was a great use of Google Earth and made it very easy for people to see how things would be situated. The folks at Site3D are doing similar work, taking drawing layers and overlaying them on Google Earth. Even better, their various drawing layers are imported as individual Google Earth layers so that you can toggle off individual layers as needed. They also support taking Google Earth paths via KML and importing them back into the…
  • ESRI UC 2014: Notes from the floor [#esriuc2014]

    Esri News Feed
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    Recap of the expo at the 2014 Esri User Conference.
  • Matt Felton: Esri Business Summit Veteran

    Esri Speaker Series Podcasts
    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.
  • Call for Chapters: STEM and GIS in Higher Education

    GIS Education Community
    Tom Baker
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    This ebook will provide compelling stories of innovative ways faculty are incorporating GIS to advance STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related activities in higher education. As a successor to the existing publication Advancing STEM Education with GIS, the eBook will explore how faculty, staff and students are successfully using GIS to analyze and better understand data in their specific STEM fields.  The target audience for this book is university STEM faculty who may know little about GIS or spatial analysis.  The objectives are to provide thought provoking stories,…
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    Geography News -- ScienceDaily

  • Bird 'backpacks' put wood thrush migration on the map

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:18 am
    Researchers have created the first migratory connectivity map produced for a songbird, using tracking from both breeding and winter sites. They were able to trace the route taken by wood thrushes from North America using bird 'backpacks'. They discovered that wood thrushes from Canada don't migrate to the same areas as their southern neighbors, and actually have a longer migratory route. The map will help identify specific areas for habitat protection.
  • 15-year analysis of blue whale range off California finds conflict with shipping lanes

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    A comprehensive analysis of the movements of blue whales off the West Coast found that their favored feeding areas are bisected by heavily used shipping lanes, increasing the threat of injury and mortality. But moving the shipping lanes off Los Angeles and San Francisco to slightly different areas -- at least, during summer and fall when blue whales are most abundant -- could significantly decrease the probability of ships striking the whales.
  • Major impact of climate change on Antarctic fur seals

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    Genetic analysis of Antarctic fur seals, alongside decades of in-depth monitoring, has provided unique insights into the effect of climate change on a population of top-predators. The findings show that the seals have significantly altered in accordance with changes in food availability that are associated with climate conditions. Despite a shift in the population towards 'fitter' individuals, this fitness is not passing down through generations, leaving the population in decline.
  • Calcification in changing oceans

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    What do mollusks, starfish, and corals have in common? Aside from their shared marine habitat, they are all calcifiers -- organisms that use calcium from their environment to create hard carbonate skeletons and shells for stability and protection.
  • Research charts ecological impact of microbial respiration in oxygen-starved ocean

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:12 am
    A sulfur-oxidizing bacterial group called SUP05 will play an increasingly important role in carbon and nutrient cycling in the world's oceans as oxygen minimum zones expand, according to research. To conduct this study, researchers plumbed the depth of a seasonally anoxic fjord, Canada's Saanich Inlet, to chart how microbial community metabolism changes as oxygen minimum zones form.
 
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    Google Earth Blog

  • Engineering road systems and housing developments using Google Earth

    Mickey Mellen
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:32 am
    Three years ago we showed you the very useful visualization that the city of Douglasville, Georgia created to show how new road construction would be laid out. It was a great use of Google Earth and made it very easy for people to see how things would be situated. The folks at Site3D are doing similar work, taking drawing layers and overlaying them on Google Earth. Even better, their various drawing layers are imported as individual Google Earth layers so that you can toggle off individual layers as needed. They also support taking Google Earth paths via KML and importing them back into the…
  • Tracking Flight MH17 in Google Earth

    Mickey Mellen
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    Last week, Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine by a surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 people on board. While blame is still being passed around for the crash, there are some places using Google Earth to try to better understand what happened. First is the photo below, found via Twitter, which is using Google Earth to show the path of the flight, the path of the missile, and the crash site. At this point I’ve not been able to find a KML file for this image, but the image itself is rather striking: Next is a series of images of the crash site, provided by…
  • Looking at nuclear disasters in Google Earth

    Mickey Mellen
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:32 am
    Sylvan Lane at Mashable recently posted an in-depth look at nuclear disasters over the years, and he made solid use of Google Earth and Google Maps to explain each event. Along with discussions of Chernobyl and Fukushima, Sylvan also took a look at Three Mile Island and Kyshtym. You can check out the full article for yourself over on Mashable. To highlight other nuclear facilities around the world, the folks at Google Sightseeing have put together a few “nuclear power megaposts” over the years. The first post covered nine reactors around the world, and the second post covered…
  • New Google Earth imagery – July 18, 2014

    Mickey Mellen
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:44 am
    It turns out that a few days ago while we were telling you about the new 3D imagery in London, Google had also pushed out quite a lot of fresh satellite imagery. Thanks to ‘munden’, ‘dario’ and ‘Wguayana’ for letting us know about it. Some of the updated areas include: Canada: Halifax China: Dinghai, Fangjia, Longtoujing, Nanyaowan, Caoluzhen Croatia: Karlovac, Zagreb Germany: Heidenheim India: Mumbai, New Delhi Lebanon: Beirut Moldova: Chisinau Russia: Putayatin, bukhta Krasheninnikova, Severomorsk, Polyarny, guba Zapadnaya Litsa, Monino, Sevastopol…
  • 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission

    Mickey Mellen
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:43 am
    This Sunday 45 years ago, July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. One great way to experience the landing is by viewing this amazing Google Earth tour that Sean Askay put together a few years ago. As you can see in the tour, the landing that Armstrong made was remarkable. With very little fuel, he had to carefully maneuver the ship into a gentle landing. Paul van Dinther created a game to simulate the landing that he calls the Apollo 11 Moon Lander. The game is very fun, and quite challenging – here is a review…
 
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    Esri Speaker Series Podcasts

  • 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.
  • Open Source Big Data Analytics

    Mansour Raad
    24 Mar 2014 | 10:13 am
    Esri's Mansour Raad explains why an open source methodology for tackling Big Data makes perfect sense.
  • Location Analytics in the Insurance Sector

    Brian Smith
    21 Feb 2014 | 11:20 am
    Brian Smith, director of commercial solutions at GeoDecisions, discusses the various applications of location analytics in the insurance industry.
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    GIS Education Community

  • Call for Chapters: STEM and GIS in Higher Education

    Tom Baker
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    This ebook will provide compelling stories of innovative ways faculty are incorporating GIS to advance STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related activities in higher education. As a successor to the existing publication Advancing STEM Education with GIS, the eBook will explore how faculty, staff and students are successfully using GIS to analyze and better understand data in their specific STEM fields.  The target audience for this book is university STEM faculty who may know little about GIS or spatial analysis.  The objectives are to provide thought provoking stories,…
  • Investigating land use change over time with the USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer

    Joseph Kerski
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Investigating land use change over time has always been a mainstay of geography and environmental education and research.  Recently, several new ways of accessing more than 175,000 historical USGS topographic maps through ArcGIS Online make land use change even more accessible to students, educators, and researchers.  In this essay, I will focus on the USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer, and in future essays, discuss some of the other ways that you can easily access these maps in ArcGIS Online.  As a former USGS geographer, I consider the arrival of these maps in ArcGIS Online as one…
  • 7 Ways to Map Your Field Data

    Joseph Kerski
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    Mapping field data can serve as project-based learning environments that promote environmental, social, and technological fluency, as I wrote about in Earthzine, and as others such as Richard Louv have written about much more eloquently than I.  What are seven easy ways in which you can map field-collected data?  I have recorded a three-part video series (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) wherein I describe all seven ways. These ways include (1) via files and spreadsheets that are stored locally on your computer, (2) via files and spreadsheets that are stored online, (3) via shared web forms,…
  • Staying connected and the Esri EdUC

    Tom Baker
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:10 am
    A reminder that Esri education hosts a GIS Higher Education Facebook Group for students and faculty at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EsriGISHigherEducation/   We’re nearly at 3,000 members!  Discussions range from software use and coding to event details and best practices in using GIS in instruction. For other GIS education social media options, explore: http://edcommunity.esri.com/connect-with-others/social-media Also note that the upcoming Esri Education GIS Conference can be followed on Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=esrieduc&src=typd or…
  • Self-Organized Sessions at Education GIS Conference

    Angela Lee
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    If you attended last year’s Esri Education GIS Conference, you recall that we introduced “unconference” sessions.  So many attendees approved that we’re including a track of self-organized sessions again this year. Our goal is to let participants have a say in the conference program. The self-organized sessions will take place Tuesday afternoon, July 15, in the Marriott Hotel, Marina Salon F.  Drop by between 11:30 am – 1:00 pm to propose a discussion topic of your choice.  At 1:00 pm we’ll select topics and assign meeting spaces for the sessions. The first self-organized…
 
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    GIS Lounge

  • Views From the 2014 Esri International User Conference: GIS In Imagery

    Kristina Jacob
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    Photographer Kristina Jacob shares moments she captured from the 2014 Esri International User Conference that was recently held during July in San Diego, California.  One of the largest GIS conferences in the world, the Esri UC played host to over 15,000 attendees from around the world. The Esri International User [...] The post Views From the 2014 Esri International User Conference: GIS In Imagery appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • First Landsat Spacecraft Launched – Today in Geospatial – July 23

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:45 pm
    On July 23, 1972, the first Landsat spacecraft was launched.  At the time it was known as the Earth Resources Technology Satellite and it was the first satellite launched to study the earth’s landmasses.  In 1975, the name was changed to Landsat.  Since then, this program has been continuously monitoring changes [...] The post First Landsat Spacecraft Launched – Today in Geospatial – July 23 appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Mapping Soil Moisture from Space

    Rebecca Maxwell
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Soil moisture might not be considered a critical factor to the health of our planet but a series of satellite missions are proving otherwise. Scientists recently created maps from NASA’s Aquarius satellite of soil moisture, or the amount of water contained within soil particles, across the globe. These maps have [...] The post Mapping Soil Moisture from Space appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • A Look At Epson’s New Generation of Large-Format Color Printers

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Timed with this year’s Esri International User Conference, Epson has announced the second generation of its SureColor T-Series of large format color printers.  Epson has focused improvements to its printer series towards architects, engineers and GIS professionals.  I had a chance to speak with Timothy Check, Project Manager at Epson [...] The post A Look At Epson’s New Generation of Large-Format Color Printers appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • GIS Tutorial for Python Scripting

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:44 pm
    GIS Tutorial for Python Scripting is a new release from Esri Press.  This workbook contains hands-on programming exercises to familiarize GIS users with scripting using Python, particularly within the ArcGIS environment. Python is used within ArcGIS to script geoprocessing functions and tasks such as automating workflows or customizing ArcGIS through custom menus [...] The post GIS Tutorial for Python Scripting appeared first on GIS Lounge.
 
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    VerySpatial

  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 470

    Sue
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:43 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 470 20 July 2014 Main Topic: Our conversation with GIS-Pro Conference Chair Amy Esnard Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode470.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Spitting out Benchmarks by Amplifico News Google Maps for Business imagery Geospatial User Feedback Standards working group Esri UC highlights –MyESRI, GeoNet now live –ArcGIS for Azure Tech Preview –APIs updated, of course only js matters –Community Analyst and Business Analyst changes…
  • Nautical Miles: From Darwin to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    Barb
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:32 am
    The diaries from sea voyages are thrilling, especially those that study marine biology.  From the first entry setting down the base coordinates to later entries listing nautical miles traveled. Although they take place almost two hundred years apart,  two sea voyages  are available online this week, Darwin’s Beagle Library  from Darwin’s voyage (1831) and Clean Our Oceans Refuge Coalition (COORC)  Alguita Expedition to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (2014). The history of marine biology is the history of developing technology to meet the challenges of marine taxonomy and…
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 469

    Jesse
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 469 15 July 2014 Our 9th anniversary episode Main Topic: What is in Geography’s basket? Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode469.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Passing Stations by Byron Siren News UK satellites launched MyEsri and GeoNET live Yahoo wants to take the scenic route MapQuest App update MS deprecates MapPoints and Streets and Trips Possible MS layoffs GTCM update progress Realworld games Web Corner WeAreData Main topic Going with 9th anniversary…
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Special Episode 72

    Jesse
    13 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    As we hit our 9th anniversary, this retrospective highlights the intros to our first nine anniversary (0-8) episodes in just under 9 minutes. Oh how the times have (mostly) changed. Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_SE72-Retrospective.mp3
  • Podcast delay

    Jesse
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Howdy! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. We probably are (ask us later) since we are pushing this week’s episode (469) back to mid-week. It is mostly to do with a last minute schedule change I caused, but a little bit to wait and see what else hits by the Esri UC keynote on Monday. As you might expect we had planned to run interviews from the Esri EdUC and UC for the main topics in 469 and 470 (and others). Even though we canceled our trip to San Diego this year in mid-June…I forgot to plan something for this week. Add in the last minute schedule change and it may lead to…
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    BostonGIS Blog

  • 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…
  • PostgreSQL and PostGIS now on Amazon RDS

    15 Nov 2013 | 4:29 pm
    Amazon recently added to its Relational database Services (RDS) family -- PostgreSQL 9.3. Not only that, to sweeten the pot, the PostgreSQL RDS comes pre-configured with PostGIS 2.1 among other great PostgreSQL extensions. Check out the details here PostgreSQL RDS. The full news release is on Amazon's blog Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL - Now Available.
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    GIS in Education

  • Download Landsat 8 Images: Datasets Available for Online Users

    talk
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The Landsat program is a series of earth-observing satellite missions jointly managed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The first Landsat satellite launched in 1972, and the latest satellite in the series, Landsat 8, provides continuity, as well as improvements, on important global monitoring of our earth.Landsat 8 was launched February 11, 2013, and contains two sensors. One collects 8-band multispectral imagery at 30-meter resolution, as well as panchromatic imagery at 15 meters. The other collects thermal imagery at…
  • Landsat 5 and 7 Global WELD Data Is Made Available

    talk
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    Prototype global monthly and annual WELD 30m products generated from Landsat 5 and 7 data on NASA’s fastest supercomputer were made available for climate year 2010 from the USGS EROS (http://globalweld.cr.usgs.gov/collections/). This is the beginnings of the global WELD product suite that will provide gridded monthly and annual Landsat 30m information for any terrestrial non-Antarctic location for six 3-year epochs spaced every 5 years from 1985 to 2010. Source: SDSU GSCE
  • Search for Life in the Universe at NASA (Full Video)

    talk
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:42 pm
    You may be interested with this recent video from NASA featuring space experts discussing the search for Life in the vast universe. "NASA space-based observatories are making unprecedented new discoveries and revealing worlds never before seen. During a televised panel discussion of leading science and engineering experts at NASA Headquarters on Monday, July 14, a scientific and technological roadmap to lead to the discovery of potentially habitable worlds among the stars was addressed. The agency's next step, the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb telescope), was featured as a new tool that…
  • Fuze Go Plugin for ENVI to be Unveiled at Esri User Conference

    talk
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Scene Sharp USA will formally introduce the Fuze Go Plugin for ENVI this week at the Esri User Conference in San Diego. The plugin gives ENVI software users access to Fuze Go MS Sharp, an automated multispectral image fusion software which can simultaneously fuse up to 30 spectral bands of data from inside the popular ENVI geospatial processing package. “The Exelis ENVI software is widely known for its multi- and hyperspectral image processing capabilities and is an ideal platform for geospatial information users to access the automated Fuze Go MS Sharp image fusion software,” said Ian…
  • Join The "Great British Map Challenge" by Esri UK

    talk
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Esri UK, the B2B mapping and analytics company, has announced a new contest to find Britain’s best story map. The winning entries will win one of five top prizes and feature on Esri UK’s new story map gallery which will launch in the Autumn. Story maps combine interactive maps and multimedia content to create a unique user experiences. Since the launch of ArcGIS Online, hundreds of organisations have used Esri’s mapping tools to tell their stories and some of the best examples can be found in Esri’s Story Map Gallery. Esri UK is encouraging potential story mappers to look at the…
 
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    GIS and Agent-Based Modeling

  • New Paper: Assessing the impact of demographic characteristics on spatial error in VGI features

    9 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    LISA analysis of positional accuracy for the OSM  data setBuilding upon our interest in volunteered geographic information (VGI) and extending our previous paper  "Assessing Completeness and Spatial Error of Features in Volunteered Geographic Information" we have just published the paper with the rather long title "Assessing the impact of demographic characteristics on spatial error in volunteered geographic information features" where we explore how demographics impact on the quality of VGI dataBelow is the abstract of the paper:  The proliferation of volunteered geographic…
  • The Evolving GeoWeb

    5 Jun 2014 | 5:53 am
    We recently contributed a chapter to Geocomputation (2nd edition) entitled "The Evolving GeoWeb". What is interesting is the marked difference between the first edition (which was published in 2000) and the second. For example, in the latest edition, there is a chapter on agent-based modeling (ABM), while in the first, only cellular automata (CA) models were covered and ABMs only briefly discussed. We also see in the second edition new chapters including ours on the GeoWeb which shows how the field of geocomputation has changed with advances in Web 2.0 technology, greater computational power,…
  • A semester with Spatial Agent-based Models

    27 May 2014 | 12:15 pm
    This last semester, I taught a class entitled "Spatial Agent-based Models of Human-Environment Interactions" which introduces graduate students to the use of agent-based techniques as a means of modelling human-environmental interactions. Within the class we cover a variety of applications in areas such as agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, habitat degradation, interactions between human populations and nonhuman species and urban models. As with many of the courses I teach it combines literature reviews with hands-on modelling. One of the requirements of the class is for students to…
  • Special Sessions on GeoComputation @ NARSC

    25 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    --> Second Call for participationSpecial Sessions on GeoComputation61st Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International NARSC - RSAINovember 12-15, 2014, Washington, DC, USAThe special sessions on various aspects of GeoComputation are planned for the North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (NARSC) to be held in Washington DC, USA, November 12-15, 2014. Suitable topics for the session presentations are theoretical, methodological and applied issues related to GeoComputation – spatial analysis and modeling, and in the…
  • AAG and Twitter

    12 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    After spending a rather enjoyable few days at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) annual meeting in Tampa where there were some great talks on agent-based modeling, GIS and many other topics which I find interesting, along with catching up with some old friends and meeting new ones, its now time to head back up North. However, before jumping on the plane, I thought it would be intersing to look at the twitter traffic of the event (especially how there so many talks on using social media for geographical research). That being said, before showing the Twitter networks associated…
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    年会費無料のETCカードってあるの?

  • おすすめしたい年会費無料のETCカード2枚

    hikarupiano
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:42 am
    車を運転するなら、ETCカードは持っていた方が良いです。   でもETCカードを作るにしても、年会費が掛かってしまうのは嫌ですよね。 年会費無料のETCカードというのも、実はちゃんとあるんです。       一つ目はイオンカードのETC専用カードです。   さらにはETCゲートの開閉バーに車両を衝突させてしまい、車体が損傷してしまった場合にお見舞い金が貰えてしまいます。        …
  • イオンカードはETCが無料で作れる

    hikarupiano
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:36 am
    ●ETCカードはクレジットカードの特典で選ぶと良い   ETC車載器とETCカードがあると高速道路の通行で割引を受けられるのでお得です。   ETCカードを作る場合に気になるのが年会費です。   ETCカードは単独で作るのではなく、クレジットカードを作り、そのサブカードとして発行してもらいます。 そのため、どんなETCカードを作ろうか考えるのではなく、どんなクレジットカード選択しようかを考えることになります。  …
  • ガソリン値引きができる無料ETCカードとは

    hikarupiano
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:31 am
    ETCカードはETC単独で発行されるのではなく、クレジットカードの追加カードとして発行されます。 クレジットカード会社の多くは、ETCカードの年会費を永年無料に設定しています。年会費がかかるETCカードも存在しますが、高くても年会費540円程度です。   あまり高速道路を使わない人は、年会費無料のETCカードがお得です。 ETCカード発行もほとんどのカード会社で無料です。発行料がかかる場合でも1000円ほどしかかりません。  …
  • 年会費無料で作れるETCカードの例

    hikarupiano
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:28 am
    ●ETCカードを作るなら、年会費無料がいい   最近の車には、ETCが標準装備されている事が多く、それならばとETCカードを作る人も増えてきています。   しかし、そのETCカードに年会費がかかってしまったら、高速をたまにしか使わない人にとっては、意味が無いでしょう。   しかし基本、ETCカードというのは年会費無料です。  …
  • セゾンカードはETCが無料です

    hikarupiano
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:19 am
    ●無料ETCはセゾンインターナショナルカードがオススメ   ETCカードを持っていると大変便利ですよね。高速道路を割安で通行することができますので車を持っていない人でも、レンタカーを借りたときのために持っていると便利だと思います。 また最近はETC専用のスマートインターチェンジも増えてきています。これは簡易的なインターチェンジですが、観光地の近くなどに設置されていて結構便利です。  …
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    ArcGIS Blog » Mapping

  • Choosing the Best ArcGIS Online Basemap for Your Maps and Apps

    ArcGIS Content Team
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    We presented this Technical Workshop as part of the 2014 User Conference with the following goal: How to maximize the quality of your web map or app beginning with the selection of the best basemap. There are a number of Esri basemaps available for use at ArcGIS Online. Deciding which basemap to use requires asking a few questions to understand what you are mapping and narrow the options. Our two-page PDF provides the highlights of our workshop. The matrix categorizes nine ArcGIS.com basemaps based on the level of content and saturation of the maps. Compare those categories against the type…
  • So What’s GeoNet?

    Timothy
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    In all the excitement of the 2014 Esri UC, you may not have heard about GeoNet. Maybe you heard the name from Jack’s announcement during the plenary, maybe you got an email or saw it from your social media connections, maybe you’ve logged in but were not sure where to go. In any case, I wanted to help you understand more about GeoNet, how it applies to you and how you can get started. Purpose of GeoNet GeoNet is here to extend the user conference experience to 365 days a year. Take all of the networking, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and product support from the conference and…
  • Introducing Esri’s Next Generation Hillshade

    rajnagi
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    by Rajinder Nagi, Esri Product Engineer Recently, we released an update to the Esri global collection of multi-scale, multi-resolution and multi-source World Elevation services. These global elevation services enable you to create stunning visualizations, calculate aspect or slope, and provide a baseline for analysis and other geoprocessing tasks. To complement the World Elevation collection, we are excited to announce the release of the Esri next generation hillshade – a hillshade inspired by the legendary Swiss artist, Eduard Imhof. Unlike a default hillshade (azimuth: 315, altitude: 45),…
  • Virtualization session and SIG at the UC

    John Meza
    13 Jul 2014 | 5:19 pm
    The Performance Engineering  team has been doing a lot of testing on Pro in virtualized environments. This includes performance and scalability in Microsoft Hyper-V VDI and Citrix XenDesktop . Members of the team will be at the User Conference and look forward to talking about using ArcGIS Desktop and Server, especially Pro in virtualized environments. There will be a Tech Session and a SIG specifically on virtualization. There will be a Virtualization Special Interest Group (SIG) on Wednesday 12:00pm-1:00pm Room 29A. This meeting will be interactive. We would like to learn which…
  • Introducing Esri’s World Elevation Services

    rajnagi
    11 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    by Rajinder Nagi, Esri Product Engineer Elevation data supports numerous GIS applications ranging from deriving slope and aspect, stream delineation, cut and fill analysis, viewshed analysis, orthorectification of aerial photography or satellite imagery, rendering 3D visualizations, creating relief maps, and for various types of analysis and visualizations. Esri makes it easy to work with elevation data by offering two dynamic world elevation image services (Terrain and TopoBathy). These services provide online access to a global collection of multi-resolution and multisource elevation…
 
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    Jonathan Crowe: Recent Map Posts

  • Geologic Map of Mars

    Jonathan Crowe
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:58 pm
    As I said during the Q&A part of my fantasy maps presentation at Readercon (see previous entry), maps of other worlds in the solar system are usually images from space probes that have been set to a map projection. The key word is usually. On Monday the U.S. Geological Survey released a geologic map of Mars that "brings together observations and scientific findings from four orbiting spacecraft that have been acquiring data for more than 16 years." Via io9 and Wired.
  • Mapping It Out

    Jonathan Crowe
    4 Jul 2014 | 1:52 pm
    In Mapping It Out: An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies, out now from Thames & Hudson, editor Hans Ulrich Obrist invited contributors "to create a personal map of their own, in whatever form and showing whatever terrain they choose, whether real-world or imaginary." Examples of the results can be found on the websites of Design Week, FT Magazine and the Guardian; the New Yorker has posted an excerpt from Tom McCarthy's introduction.
  • My Readercon 25 Schedule

    Jonathan Crowe
    27 Jun 2014 | 10:05 am
    Readercon 25 is less than two weeks away. Now that the program schedule has gone live, I can tell you what I'll be doing there. Quite a bit, as it turns out. And not coincidentally, there is quite a bit of map-related programming. Thursday, July 10: 8:00 PM   The Map and the Story. Jonathan Crowe (leader), Chris Gerwel, Greer Gilman, Shira Lipkin.   Maps are a familiar sight in our field, but lately a number of stories have placed maps and cartography at the core of the story itself. Maps serve as portals to other worlds, cartographers remake the world in a map's image, and…
  • Finding Longitude

    Jonathan Crowe
    16 Jun 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Major map exhibitions are frequently accompanied by lavishly illustrated books: London: A Life in Maps and the Magnificent Maps exhibitions had their eponymous books (London: A Life in Maps and Magnificent Maps), and the Chicago Festival of Maps was accompanied by Maps: Finding Our Place in the World. No surprise, then, that "Ships, Clocks and Stars: The Quest for Longitude," an exhibition opening at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich next month, also has its accompanying volume: it's called Finding Longitude: How Clocks and Stars Helped Solve the Longitude Problem, and it comes out…
  • OpenGeofiction

    Jonathan Crowe
    15 Jun 2014 | 5:30 am
    I love geofiction -- creating imaginary worlds through maps -- and OpenGeofiction is something I've wanted to see for a long time: a collaborative map of an imaginary world that is built with OpenStreetMap's editing tools. The world is divided into territories, some of which any member can edit, others that are assigned to individual members (after a waiting period). More info here. I've been playing with it and am already nervous about the amount of time I can see myself losing to this. (Though one wrinkle is having no real-world referents to determine scale: without GPS traces or aerial…
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    Google Maps Mania

  • Europe is Moving Westwards

    Keir Clarke
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    The European Union has released a new open data portal to provide information on EU funding and the socio-economic situation in each European Union country. The data can be downloaded in a number of common formats (including CSV, JSON and XML) and can be used free of charge. The Cohesion Policy Data also provides visualizations of the data in a number of formats, including using Mapbox powered
  • Mapping the Crisis in Ukraine

    Keir Clarke
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:53 am
    Liveuamap is a Google Map reporting incidents from the crisis in Ukraine. The map is a nonprofit, volunteer run project with a mission to inform the world about the on-going conflict in Ukraine. The latest events in the country are plotted on the map using categorized map markers and are also listed in a map side-panel. The blue map markers relate to Ukrainian government actions and the red
  • Tracking Flight 17

    Keir Clarke
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    I've seen a number of impressive images maps showing the location where Malaysia Airlines flight M17 was shot down over Ukraine. Now the Wall Street Journal has released the first decent interactive map that I've seen. Tracking Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shows the flight path of flight 17 on July 17th, the date of the crash. The map also allows you to view flight paths of flight 17 in the
  • The WWI Mapped Interactive

    Keir Clarke
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    The Guardian has released a very impressive mapped interactive about the history of World War I. A Global Guide to the First World War uses maps, audio, historical film and archive newspaper reports to examine the causes, struggles and effects of the first truly world-wide armed conflict. The introductory map is particularly stunning with a number of small videos playing within the country
  • Introducing Wikia Maps

    Keir Clarke
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:33 am
    There's a new interactive mapping platform in town! Wikia Maps is a new easy to use map creation tool from Wikia, the free web wiki creation and hosting website. The first thing to note is that Wikia Maps is not a fully fledged online mapping platform. It has similar functionality to Google Maps Engine Lite, in that it allows you to quickly add a few pins to a map and then grab the embed code
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    Mapperz - The Mapping News Blog

  • 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.
  • Reprint those World Maps

    2 Jun 2014 | 11:36 am
    Reprint those World Maps All Maps are out of date, whether it is by minutes or years.... "India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh has formally split in two, with its northern area carved out to... 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.
  • Public Transport - Google Maps Update (May 2014)

    14 May 2014 | 11:53 am
    Public Transport - Google Maps Update Today, Google Maps is helping you get around on public transit even more easily with these additions:  every single transit route in Great Britain to... Map and GIS News finding blog. With so many Maps and GIS sites online now it is hard to find the good from the not so good. This blog tries to cut the cream and provide you with the newest, fastest, cleanest and most user friendly maps that are available online. News has location and it is mapped.
 
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    MapPoint Forums

  • Mappoint or powermap buying?

    Faodavid
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Hi Can anyone advise the difference between mappoint and powermap in office 365. I have the latter but mappoint seems more tailored to my needs but I hear that it is being discontinued at the end of 2014. Will microsoft transfer all mappoint capabilities into powermap any time soon or should I buy the desk top version of mappoint. thanks ps I'm looking to buy mappoint europe any suggestions on cheapest suppliers welcome
  • Mappoint or 365 powermap

    Faodavid
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Hi Can anyone advise the difference between mappoint and powermap in office 365. I have the latter but mappoint seems more tailored to my needs but I hear that it is being discontinued at the end of 2014. Will microsoft transfer all mappoint capabilities into powermap any time soon or should I buy the desk top version of mappoint. thanks ps I'm looking to buy mappoint europe any suggestions on cheapest suppliers welcome :)
  • Problem Mapping and Splitting Territories across the U.S and Canada

    Fbenz
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Pretty simple problem, my company that sells plywood has 6 sales contacts that divide the United States and Canada equally. My only problem is that two guys split California in half so I need to make California two separate territories (north and south) I can do that when I make the territorial geography filter counties but I can't use that because then I wont be able to map any counties in Canada because. So how can I make this map a reality on MapPoint? Is it even possible? Any help would be highly appreciated! Here is the map I'm trying to create: Sales Contacts | Murphy Company I uploaded…
  • Problem Mapping and Splitting Territories across the U.S and Canada

    Fbenz
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Pretty simple problem, my company that sells plywood has 6 sales contacts that divide the United States and Canada equally. My only problem is that two guys split California in half so I need to make California two separate territories (north and south) but I can't do that when I make the territorial geography filter counties because there are no counties in Canada and the only geography Canada and the U.S share is Povince/State. So how can I make this map a reality on MapPoint? Is it even possible? Any help would be highly appreciated! Here is the map I'm trying to create: Sales Contacts |…
  • where to find the Maps downloader for Bing

    Arceyes Doyle
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:34 am
    I just need a maps downloader for Bing, is there anybody who can provide it to me ?
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    GPS World

  • InvenSense to Acquire Sensor Nav Companies Trusted Positioning and Movea

    GPS World staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:13 am
    InvenSense, Inc., a provider of intelligent sensor solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Trusted Positioning, Inc. (TPI), a privately held indoor/outdoor tracking company with the vision to provide “Positioning Everywhere.” InvenSense is also acquiring context analysis software company Movea. TPI’s location tracking technology improves accuracy both indoors and outside by augmenting GNSS and Wi-Fi based location infrastructure. Using inertial sensors such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers, and pressure sensors in mobile and wearable devices,…
  • NovAtel Offers Promoton for CORRECT Customers

    GPS World staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
    NovAtel, Inc., is offering a promotion for existing customers, on the company’s recently launched NovAtel CORRECT with TerraStar PPP subscription service. The promotion will run until September 30, 2014. Promotion Details Customers using NovAtel legacy equipment (OEMV generation receivers or earlier) or NovAtel’s current OEM6 technology, qualify for the following offers: Trade in legacy NovAtel hardware for a FlexPak6, antenna and one-year TerraStar subscription for $4995. Buy a minimum one-year TerraStar subscription for any OEM6 receiver and get a NovAtel CORRECT PPP receiver firmware…
  • TECTERRA Geomatics Initiative Funds GNSS Innovation

    Tony Murfin
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    TECTERRA is an Alberta government initiative to encourage and support start-ups in the geomatics field in Canada. In June, TECTERRA held its annual Geomatics Showcase at the TELUS Centre in downtown Calgary, where 56 companies and four universities had booths to exhibit their wares, tell their stories, and hopefully generate business. Since May 2010, TECTERRA has provided $30 million in repayable loans, matched by an $18 million investment by the companies receiving assistance. As companies begin generating revenue from products or services coming out of these programs, they are required…
  • Business Aviation Agrees to Promote EGNOS Use at European Airports

    GPS World staff
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:21 am
    Bern-Belp, Switzerland, is one European airport with published LPV procedures. (Photo: Lszb29, via Wikimedia Commons) The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote the wide use of EGNOS — precision-based navigation (PBN) — at regional airports in Europe, following discussions at the European Space Solutions Conference in Prague in June. Maintaining all-weather access at secondary and tertiary airports is becoming more and more important for the air transport community with ever-increasing…
  • u-blox Launches Online Shop for GPS/GNSS Modules, Tools

    GPS World staff
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Swiss u-blox, a provider of cellular, short-range radio and GPS/GNSS semiconductor components, has launched a new online shop in the U.S. and Canada, with expanded features and reduced prices. u-blox’ Online Shop is a fast and secure way to obtain module samples and pre-production quantities of the company’s comprehensive line of cellular modem and GPS/GNSS positioning modules, u-blox said. Support tools such as evaluation kits and wireless module adapters can also be ordered. All module products and support tools are typically shipped within 24 hours directly from the u-blox…
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    All Points Blog

  • TomTom to Offer Faster Updates of Map Database

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:14 am
    TomTom's Multinet-R platform promises to deliver faster updates to clients using a more narrowly constrained quality assurace process. The QA process will utilize faster validation leveraging crowd-sourced data. The objective is to get new data into the hands of clients with updates... Continue reading
  • GIS Education News Weekly: Geotech in PhysEd, TSA Geographic Literacy, Map Projections

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:27 am
    Geospatial in Phys Ed? Danielle Grant, a Potsdam, NY elementary school physical education teacher has been named the 2014 New York State Physical Education Teacher of the Year. She's high tech: Grant uses pedometers, pulse sticks, GPS units, gaming systems, iPads, PowerPoint, the... Continue reading
  • MOOC from Open Online Academy Starts this Fall: Introduction to GIS and Mapping

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:27 am
    Introduction to GIS and Mapping starts this fall from the Open Online Academy. The course page suggests it's either four weeks or eight; it's not clear. Until recently cartography skills where hard to learn. Today, new technologies allow us to download geographical data, use... Continue reading
  • Shoppers: Don’t Track Me Unless…

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:33 am
    PunchTab's "Mobile Tracking: Are Consumers Ready?" report surveyed 1,153 consumers about sharing their personal information, including locations, in return for deals and services. Fifty percent of participants did not want to be tracked and 27 percent said "maybe" it'd be ok, but only... Continue reading
  • GIS Government News Weekly: Saginaw Alerts, Irish Open Data, $83 Deeds

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:19 am
    Saginaw Alerts Landlords of Police/Fire Calls When Saginaw police officers or firefighters respond to a call at one of Saginaw's nearly 5,000 registered rental properties, the landlord will be notified the following Monday. The new feature of the GIS goes live August 4. California... Continue reading
 
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    Google LatLong

  • Spend more time exploring with Google Maps

    Lat Long
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:37 pm
    On vacation and want to know where the locals go? Looking for a new place to grab food on your lunch break? Waiting on the platform for your next train and wondering when it’s scheduled to arrive? Starting this week, you can spend less time searching for your answer and more time exploring the world with the Google Maps app for Android and iOS.Now, whenever you want to discover places in your area, simply tap the new Explore button at the bottom right corner of your map to get a quick look at what’s nearby (where available). With Explore as your guide, you’ll see different places and…
  • Take a swim with Street View on World Oceans Day

    Emily Wood
    6 Jun 2014 | 8:00 am
    In celebration of World Oceans Day this Sunday, June 8, today we’re inviting you to explore some of the world’s most beautiful and endangered waters in Google Maps, in partnership with The Catlin Seaview Survey. All you need is an Internet connection to dive into two new UNESCO Marine World Heritage Sites in Belize and the Philippines.On UNESCO’s Danger List of World Heritage Sites, the Belize Barrier Reef is the largest in the northern hemisphere. With Street View, you can discover what’s left of this habitat for threatened species, including many species of coral—everything from…
  • Get a front row seat to the games with Google Maps

    Emily Wood
    5 Jun 2014 | 12:01 am
    The world's biggest soccer tournament is here. Whether you’re watching from the comfort of your couch or packing your bags for Brazil, Google Maps is your ticket to the games. To kick off the tournament, starting today you can explore all 12 stadiums and the iconic painted streets, one of Brazil’s tournament traditions, in Street View—a digital legacy of the 2014 games for years to come. Exploring the sights and culture of this year’s football tournament has never been easier with Street View in Google Maps.Rua Professor Eurico Rabelo - Maracanã, RJRua Padre Agostinho Poncet, São…
  • Hop on board—and go almost anywhere—with public transit on Google Maps

    Lat Long
    14 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    Over 70 percent of the world’s population doesn’t own a car1—a surprising fact for anyone who’s sat for what seems like hours on end in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Millions of people rely on public transit to get around. That’s why, since 2007, we’ve worked to include public transit routes and schedules in Google Maps. In fact, buses, trains, trams and subways included in Google Maps travel 200 million kilometers every day—that’s the equivalent of driving every single road in the world three times!2Today, Google Maps is helping you get around on public transit even more easily…
  • Get on the road, go off the grid, or plan the perfect weekend with the Google Maps app

    Lat Long
    6 May 2014 | 8:53 am
    When your life is moving fast, you need tools to keep up with your pace. Google Maps for mobile is the perfect travel companion for your daily commute, weekend errands, and (much-needed) vacations. Starting today, you now have even more ways to avoid life’s everyday hiccups with Google Maps for Android and iPhone/iPad:Don’t miss your next turn or exit. The Google Maps app now shows you which lane to stay in or move to so you’ll never find yourself driving for miles down the wrong road. You’ll also have easy access to alternate routes while you’re navigating, so you can choose the…
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    Between the Poles

  • Commercial-scale carbon capture and sequestration project begins construction

    Geoff
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    About 37% of U.S. electric power generation is from coal-fired power plants.  New EPA regulations scheduled to come into effect July 1, 2015 will restrict CO2 emissions from power plants.  Coal-fired power plants will have to implement some form of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) , convert to natural gas or some other cleaner fuel, or shut down.   CCS takes two forms, pre-combustion or post-combustion.  I blogged about a pre-combustion commercial CCS implementation in Kentucky that began operation earlier this year. Construction of the first U.S. commercial-scale post-combustion…
  • OGC's new Urban Planning group releases draft charter

    Geoff
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    An Urban Planning Domain Working Group (DWG) is being chartered to define the role for OGC standards and related activities related to urban planning.  It is also intended to provide an open forum for the discussion of interoperability requirements, use cases, pilots, and implementations of OGC standards in this domain.  The OGC seeks comments from the public on the draft new charter. The comment period closes on  6 August 2014. Technologies and trends such as Augmented Reality (AR), Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Sensor Webs, the Internet of Things (IoT), LBS (Location Based Services),…
  • Autonomous vehicles forecast to be commercially available by 2020

    Geoff
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Google has had a fleet of 10 or more driverless cars on the roads in Florida, Nevada, and California for a couple of years that by now have logged over a million driverless miles.  The latest cars from mainstream vehicle manufacturers already include intelligent functions such as keeping in lane while adjusting speed to the vehicle in front, automated parking, and crash prevention.  According to a recent report form Navigant Research there is an industry consensus that the first vehicles with comprehensive self-driving features will be brought to market by 2020.  The technology to support…
  • Integrated solar PV, demand response and energy storage in a virtual power plant enables greater consumer control

    Geoff
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) has published a fascinating analysis of the economics of leaving the grid.  The central thesis is that solar PV and electricity storage enables consumers to leave the grid completely.  Solar PV has already reached grid parity in about 10% of the U.S. and declining PV prices suggest that this trend will continue.  However, without the ability to store electric power, consumers with rooftop PV still require the grid for nights and cloudy days. The development of combined solar PV and batteries from Tesla and others promises to make solar + storage…
  • Asian smart city investment projected to quadruple by 2023

    Geoff
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Urbanization is a worldwide phenomenon, but most of the world’s largest and fastest-growing urban areas are found in Asia.  Smart city technology is becoming an essential element in the development of Asian megacities. There are several smart city initiatives already underway in Asia.  For example, the new Indian government's just released budget includes an allocation for initiating the development of 100 smart cities. Songdo IDB in Korea and Fujisawa in Japan are two smart cities already under development. China has 36 smart cities in development and a low carbon model city in…
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    GPS Tracklog

  • GPS Fail: Driving Across the Ocean

    Liz E.
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:48 am
    There are times when GPS is a lifesaver, whether you are driving or out on the trail. I get turned around occasionally and in unfamiliar cities sometimes it can be hard to watch the traffic and read the tiny street names to make sure you’re on the right path. GPS comes quite in handy then.read more The post GPS Fail: Driving Across the Ocean appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • TomTom Continues to Expand Business

    Liz E.
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    It wasn’t too long ago that TomTom was THE name in GPS. If you had a dedicated GPS unit in your car, it was probably a TomTom. And, while TomTom is not quite as popular as they once were, it seems they aren’t planning on going anywhere. Today TomTom has announced that their TomTom Telematicsread more The post TomTom Continues to Expand Business appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • New NY Law Allows Police to Prosecute for GPS Tracking Victims

    Liz E.
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:23 pm
      Normally, I wouldn’t include a legal article on the blog, but since we’ve posted about GPS trackers in the past, it seemed appropriate. A new law has been signed into effect in New York today making it a Class B misdemeanor to use GPS to track someone’s vehicle or movements with the intent to harmread more The post New NY Law Allows Police to Prosecute for GPS Tracking Victims appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • Top Ten Bestselling Cycling GPS Units on Amazon

    Liz E.
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:26 am
    1. Garmin Edge 500 Cycling GPS This lightweight cycling computer features high sensitivity GPS, an easy to read display, a barometric altimeter and comes in red, blue or black. The device is meant for training more than routes and it measures speed, distance, time, calories burned, altitude, climb and descent, and heart rate (when pairedread more The post Top Ten Bestselling Cycling GPS Units on Amazon appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • Strava Wants to Turn Your Smartwatch into A GPS Watch

    Liz E.
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    A GPS running app has been updated to allow a sleek and sexy smartwatch to replace your clunky sport GPS watch or your plastic oddly-colored fitness tracker. The Strava Running and Cycling GPS app has been around for a while, and recently announced compatibility with android wear smartwatches in an effort to get in on the new fad andread more The post Strava Wants to Turn Your Smartwatch into A GPS Watch appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
 
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    GPS Insight Blog

  • New Stop Detail and Idle Time Map

    rdonat
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    We recently added a new way to visualize your fleet’s stops and idle times by displaying color specific circles on a map – red for stopped, purple for idle. New Stop Detail and Idle Time Map Here is the run-down on all the features: Click on a vehicle to limit the map view to only stops/idles for that vehicle. The rows on the right for that vehicle will highlight in yellow. See all stops/idles on the map again by clicking “display all”. Double-click the rows on the right and the map will zoom to that stop and popup more info (clicking on the circles will also popup the…
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    Making Maps: DIY Cartography

  • Atlas de Cuba | 1949 | Gerrardo Canet & Erwin Raisz

    John Krygier
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    This Atlas is more than an attempt to describe Cuba. Our aim is not only to present the setting in which the drama of Cuban life is played but to show how this life itself changes its own setting, creating new problems and new adjustments to them. This dynamic element is usually absent from the impersonal atlases produced by governments, societies and publishing houses, which merely give a graphic report of a given moment of time. Our objective is to give a living picture of Cuban geography as far as possible in 64 pages. Our approach is as follows: 1. What are the facts?, 2. What are the…
  • Japanese Maps | Tokugawa Era | 1600-1870

    John Krygier
    28 May 2014 | 8:09 am
    Fujimi jūsanshū yochi zenzu (Map of the thirteen provinces from which Mt. Fuji is visible) 1843  |  Edo : Yamashiroya Sahei Source Kaihō Kai no Kuni ezu (Pocket map of Kai Province) 1842  |  Kōfu, Kai Province : Murataya Kōtarō Source  Ōsaka yori Tōkai ni itaru kairo no zu (Tōkaidō and the sea route from Ōsaka to Edo) 1855  |  Manuscript Source Shiga kenka Shiga-gun Fujio-mura chinai aza Ōhira Kaigaya Maegaki jissokuzu (Measured map of Ōhira Kaigaya Maegaki, in Fujio Village, Shiga County, Shiga Prefecture - Gunpowder Safety Map) 1870  |  Manuscript Source University of…
  • Map Art Exhibitions, 2012-13

    John Krygier
    12 May 2014 | 7:35 am
    Céline Boyer: Empreintes (from Céline Boyer) Denis Wood’s 2010 book Rethinking the Power of Maps includes a discussion of exhibits devoted to maps created by artists prior to 2010. A significant number of exhibits have opened since the book was published. Map Art Exhibitions, 2010-11 was posted in late 2012, and an update for 2012-13 is below. Map Art Exhibitions, 2012-13 While we know there were more exhibitions than we cover here – so please note any we’ve overlooked in the comments – the last two years have marked a slackening of interest in map art as the genre is…
  • Old Map Newsreels 1935-1965: British Pathé

    John Krygier
    26 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    The World Is Round! (1935) Air Mapping (1935) Moon Mapping (1953) Map to the Coronation (1937) Mainly Maps (1938) Mapping It Out! (1940) Map Depot In Desert (1943) Map Making By Women’s Voluntary Service – Quite So! (1943) New Maps for New Worlds (1945) Mobile Map Truck (Step On It!) (1944) Plastic Maps (1947) Map Making (1952) Interpol See Scotland Yard (Pre-Computer GIS) (1958) Map Making (1961) School Playground Map (1961) Map Survey (1965) Aerial Photography Aids Map Makers – Hungary (1965)
  • Linoleum Ceiling Map for Ill Supine Children | 1942

    John Krygier
    5 Feb 2014 | 7:30 am
    Crippled children study map on ceiling while they lie on table taking treatments… Innovations in linoleum maps, ca 1942: Located in the Shrine Hospital in San Francisco. Map made from 451 individual pieces, and measures 32 feet by 12 feet. Popular Mechanics, August 1942
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    Geographic Travels

  • How Hollywood Movies have Repeatedly Destroyed America

    20 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The blog Concourse has a good series of maps which, while self-admiringly is not comprehensive, shows the location of various disaster/monster movies.  Monsters, Creatures, Climate, Geological, infections, mankind, alien attacks, space rocks, superhero battles, and a sharknado have all taken their toll on the United States.Interestingly, New York was the early center of disaster films but as the United States grew so did the location of movie apocalypses. New York City and Los Angeles still remain the scene of most incidents but a bias seems to dominate as the third largest city,…
  • Hunt at Home for Invasive Plants in Hawaii

    8 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    There is yet another opportunity to be an at home imagery interpretation geographer thanks to the Nature Conservatory and Digital Globe.  It is now possible to look at imagery to find invasive plants in Hawaii's forests.  The effort is trying to find Australian and African plants that are competing against native Hawaiian trees thus altering the local ecosystem.Do not worry if you do not know one tropical tree from another as the program is very easy to use and provides enough examples to help you identify invasive plants
  • July 2014 Travel Photo: Empire State Building

    6 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    New York's official nickname is the "Empire State."  While some theories claim George Washington gave the state this nickname, notably due to its key role in the country's economy, there is no confirmed reason on how New York earned this name. The Empire State's economy, and that of all the United States, suffered severely in the crash of 1929.  As part of the effort to reassert the economy and New York's role as a producer, construction of the Empire State Building began in 1930 (with plans only a few weeks old) and was finished in 1931.The building was the tallest in the world…
  • 100 Years Ago Today: The Assassination that Changed the World

    27 Jun 2014 | 6:27 pm
    USA for democracy by allying with unstable radical anti-minority republic-at-home-empire-abroad France, stable constitutional monarchy-at-home but empire-abroad United Kingdom, and absolutist Russia against most social democratic-friendly but turned military dictatorship Germany, unstable but trying to find peace Austria-Hungary, and the genocidal nationalist Ottoman Empire. One hundred years ago today Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by Serbian terrorists backed by rogue elements of the itself-rogue state of the Kingdom of Serbia.  The war which resulted from the…
  • World Cup Tie-Ins Show Geographic Illiteracy

    18 Jun 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Americans' interest in soccer (association-rules football) comes in go with the tide peaking at the time of the World Cup.  Every four years there is a surge of caring which recedes soon after Team USA's loss and elimination. This year the World Cup has caused an all time high in soccer-interest.  Team USA's victory over Ghana led to an outpouring of sports patriotism... and geo-illeteracy.First Delta decided to celebrate victory by tweeting an image which represents the United States with the Statue of Liberty and Ghana with a giraffe. A major problem with the image is that…
 
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    WordPress Tag: Geography

  • Creating an Interactive Map of Craft Breweries in VA Using the plotly R Package

    bwj
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Well folks, another new year’s resolution down the drain. I was initially shooting for a post each month for 2014. More projects came. Plates were full. Plates were emptied. More plates were filled again. I think I will just alter my resolution to 12 posts this year. That’s a fair compromise with myself, right? That’s what we Americans do. Needless to say, it will likely be a busy last week of December for me. I’m taking a short break from the previous series to share a great data visualization platform I stumbled upon called plotly.There is even an R package that…
  • What’s the Deal with 3DEP?

    Matt Artz
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:29 am
    Replacing Outdated and Inconsistent Elevation Data Will Save Lives and Improve Prosperity Across Our Nation The USGS, along with other federal, state, local and private agencies is establishing a new 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) designed to respond to the growing needs for three-dimensional mapping data of the United States. This coordinated partnership can help meet the country’s needs for high-quality, 3D elevation data. Current and accurate 3D elevation data are essential to help communities cope with natural hazards and disasters such as floods and landslides, support infrastructure,…
  • Everything Has To Do With Geography

    AwayWeGoLearning
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:57 am
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/74239093832740872/ So true – there is a geographic context for almost everything that we learn or hear about. Current events, social movements, art, music, all of it is happening SOMEWHERE! And, that somewhere does make a difference! Don’t forget to include a quick lesson in geography as you also introduce history, art, music, and even science (regional nature study, geology, etc). There is always room to introduce where something happened, and how that location makes a difference.
  • Day 8: Atrocities

    melvisx
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
    This day started with a visit to a concentration camp. The camp is called Sachsenhausen and is located in Oranienburg, Germany about 22 miles north of Berlin. We had to walk from the train station to the camp and along the way I was struck by how ordinary the town was. Some of the houses we passed very near the camp looked like summer homes and all were very neatly kept. I also found it interesting that there were markers posted every so often with stories of the camp. I had wondered how Germans dealt with the legacy of the Nazi’s, I felt it would be under the rug somewhat but I was…
  • Nellie Bly's Round the World Journey -- 125th Anniversary

    patwa
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:43 am
    In an earlier post, I wrote about Nellie Bly, the pioneering American journalist who broke all records for Victorian era around-the-world travel with her 72-day global trek by land and sea. In 1889 Nellie Bly circuited the world in 72 days by sea and land, a record breaking trek. Now, the Royal Geographic Society has registered an expedition by a British-American writer who is following Nellie’s route to honor the 125th anniversary of the fastest-yet global circuit in 1889. Journalist Rosemary Brown is circuiting the globe in 21st century style by air and blogging along Nellie…
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    Google Sightseeing

  • Top Ten World’s Tallest Statues

    Ian Brown
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:43 am
    The roster of the world’s tallest statues is dominated by Buddhist figures, with most of the top ten (actually 11 because of a tie) being representations of the Buddha or Guanyin. While we’ve looked at Very Large Buddhas twice before 1, updated imagery means it’s time for an expanded look at the world of colossal statuary of all kinds. Unfortunately, if anything the current satellite view of the largest – the Spring Temple Buddha in China – is less clear than it was when we first looked at it, though it does have an impressive shadow. This statue was named for a nearby natural…
  • On this day: The Menin Gate Was Unveiled

    Ian Brown
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    On July 24, 1927, the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing was unveiled in Ypres, Belgium. The Gate commemorates soldiers from Britain and the Commonwealth who were killed in the region during WWI, but whose graves are unknown. Locations: Belgium / Categories: Monuments, On this day, Street Views, StructuresView 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: Richard Rogers Was Born

    Ian Brown
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    On July 23, 1933, architect Richard Rogers was born in Florence. His family moved to England during WWII. He has designed many notable buildings including the Senedd in Cardiff, the Pompidou Centre in Paris, and London’s Millennium Dome. Locations: England / 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: Jacques-Germain Soufflot Was Born

    Ian Brown
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    On July 22, 1713, French architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot was born. He is best known for designing a Church originally dedicated to St Genevieve, but which later became the Panthéon, a secular temple where distinguished French citizens are interred. Residents include Victor Hugo and Louis Braille, though equality campaigners regularly point out that only 2 women are interred, amongst dozens of men. Locations: France / Categories: Buildings, On this day, Street Views, StructuresView in Google Earth You're reading an entry from Google Sightseeing, which is copyright © 2014 Alex Turnbull…
  • On this day: First Men to Walk On The Moon

    Ian Brown
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    One small step for (a) man… On July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the Moon. The Apollo 11 mission took off from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center. Once on the moon’s surface, the astronauts planted a US flag, collected soil and rock samples and deployed scientific instruments during their time on the surface. Unless you’re an internet conspiracy theorist, in which case on this date Hollywood staged an elaborate plot to deceive the public. Locations: The Moon / Categories: On this dayView in Google Earth You're reading an entry from Google…
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    BrickHouse Security Blog: Tech News, Hidden Cameras, GPS Trackers and more

  • 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…
  • GPS Tracking Attempts to Eradicate Australian Ferris Buellers

    Erik Helin
    23 May 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Before you cut out for the long weekend, be thankful that your boss isn’t monitoring your whereabouts. One middle school in Alice Springs, Australia has instituted a GPS tracking program for its students that has improved attendance to a staggering 90%. Centralian Middle School in Australia’s Northern Territory had an attendance rate of just 68% before instituting the program; now, with nearly 60 families enrolled, the number of reported non-attendances has dropped from 60 per week to just 5. The program uses an app called “messageyou” which is installed on a…
  • Airbnb Horror Stories, Hero Cat, and More – Security News Roundup

    BrickHouse Security
    16 May 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Airbnb users complete thousands of transactions renting out homes and apartments each year, but not all of them leave both host and renter satisfied. Airbnb has accrued quite the list of horror stories going back as far as 2010. Here are a few of the biggest headline grabbers (along with some other notable security stories from the past week). Renters Vandalized and Stole from Home This is one of the first stories to really generate powerful negative press for Airbnb: a host publicly blogged about how her renters had broken into locked areas of her home to steal family heirloom jewelry and…
  • Hidden Camera Uncovers Special Needs Student Abuse in Atlanta

    Erik Helin
    6 May 2014 | 12:52 pm
    After witnessing countless cases of abuse perpetrated by classroom aides on special needs students, an Atlanta teacher took matters into her own hands and set up a hidden camera — the resulting footage was shocking. On Friday we were contacted by someone claiming to be the teacher and thanking us for providing the camera, the Black Box Micro HD, that she used to bring the aides to justice. As of this post, we haven’t been able to verify the tipster’s identity. “Without your product these monsters would still be in the classroom terrorizing helpless students,”…
 
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    Atlas Obscura: Articles

  • Why Figures Swarmed with Toads Lurk on Middle Ages Cathedrals

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    There’s a figure of an unusual woman on the cathedral in Worms, Germany. She’s just above the south portal on the right hand side. The front of the statue at Worms (photograph by Jivee Blau/Wikimedia) She’s beautiful and there’s something about the luxurious folds in her dress and the crown sitting on top of her perfectly coifed hair that instantly tell you she’s rich, too. She smiles serenely into distance while a tiny knight clings to the hem of her dress. He gazes at her adoringly. She doesn’t seem to notice. He’s hierarchically scaled so…
  • Lovecraft in Brooklyn: A Reading by Candlelight in Green-Wood Cemetery

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:29 am
    Clay McLeod Chapman reading at the Pierrepont monument in Green-Wood Cemetery (photograph by Mitch Waxman) Robert Suydam sleeps beside his bride in Greenwood Cemetery. No funeral was held over the strangely released bones, and relatives are grateful for the swift oblivion which overtook the case as a whole. The scholar’s connexion with the Red Hook horrors, indeed, was never emblazoned by legal proof; since his death forestalled the inquiry he would otherwise have faced.— H. P. Lovecraft, The Horror at Red Hook It was with those strange words in mind from the the late H. P.
  • Exploring the Storm Drains of Melbourne, a Secret Labyrinth of Tunnels and Creepy-Crawlies

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    With more than 1,500km (932 miles) of underground tunnels hidden beneath its streets, it’s no wonder Melbourne has grown into something of a mecca for urban explorers. Its complex network of storm water drains is often cited as one of the most elaborate in the world, and the labyrinth has drawn its own string of admirers. In 1986, three teenagers from Melbourne banded together to form the Cave Clan, a clandestine group dedicated to recreational trespassing in the city’s hidden underworld. Today, the Cave Clan is still going strong, and larger than ever…
  • The Cats That Got the Crème at Le Café Des Chats, the Paris Cat Cafe

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    When it first opened its doors last year, this crowd-funded Paris café – based on a Japanese concept Frenchified in the heart of the trendy Marais — was rumored to have a four-week waiting list for Saturday brunch. But that had nothing to do with the food, or the coffee. Ailurophiles and Francophiles can get a double shot of sheer pleasure at the Café des Chats, where the twelve adorable live-in cats are the star attraction. Inside the Paris cat cafe (all photographs by the author) Carefully chosen from shelters for their sociable personalities among both…
  • The Summit Scaling Subculture of Highpointing

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:34 am
    We aspire to climb to the summit of Mount Rainier in Washington, as well as Charles Mound, at the top of a family’s driveway in northwest Illinois. We wish to ascend to the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains — Colorado’s Mount Elbert — as well as Panorama Point, a low rise on a bison ranch in Nebraska. We want to climb the very pinnacle of the continent — Denali in Alaska at over 20,000 feet above sea level — as well as Britton Hill, at 345 feet above sea level in a park in the Florida Panhandle. We are highpointers.  Highpointer convention on Mount…
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    GIS Lounge

  • Views From the 2014 Esri International User Conference: GIS In Imagery

    Kristina Jacob
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    Photographer Kristina Jacob shares moments she captured from the 2014 Esri International User Conference that was recently held during July in San Diego, California.  One of the largest GIS conferences in the world, the Esri UC played host to over 15,000 attendees from around the world. The Esri International User [...] The post Views From the 2014 Esri International User Conference: GIS In Imagery appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • First Landsat Spacecraft Launched – Today in Geospatial – July 23

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:45 pm
    On July 23, 1972, the first Landsat spacecraft was launched.  At the time it was known as the Earth Resources Technology Satellite and it was the first satellite launched to study the earth’s landmasses.  In 1975, the name was changed to Landsat.  Since then, this program has been continuously monitoring changes [...] The post First Landsat Spacecraft Launched – Today in Geospatial – July 23 appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Mapping Soil Moisture from Space

    Rebecca Maxwell
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Soil moisture might not be considered a critical factor to the health of our planet but a series of satellite missions are proving otherwise. Scientists recently created maps from NASA’s Aquarius satellite of soil moisture, or the amount of water contained within soil particles, across the globe. These maps have [...] The post Mapping Soil Moisture from Space appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • A Look At Epson’s New Generation of Large-Format Color Printers

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Timed with this year’s Esri International User Conference, Epson has announced the second generation of its SureColor T-Series of large format color printers.  Epson has focused improvements to its printer series towards architects, engineers and GIS professionals.  I had a chance to speak with Timothy Check, Project Manager at Epson [...] The post A Look At Epson’s New Generation of Large-Format Color Printers appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • GIS Tutorial for Python Scripting

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:44 pm
    GIS Tutorial for Python Scripting is a new release from Esri Press.  This workbook contains hands-on programming exercises to familiarize GIS users with scripting using Python, particularly within the ArcGIS environment. Python is used within ArcGIS to script geoprocessing functions and tasks such as automating workflows or customizing ArcGIS through custom menus [...] The post GIS Tutorial for Python Scripting appeared first on GIS Lounge.
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