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  • Emerging disease could wipe out American, European salamanders

    Geography News -- ScienceDaily
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    A fungal disease from Asia wiped out salamanders in parts of Europe and will likely reach the US through the international wildlife trade in Asian newts sold as pets, say US experts. Scientists report the fungus arose in Asia 30 million years ago and is lethal to many European and American newt species. It has not yet been found in North American wild amphibians.
  • The best of Google Earth for October 2014

    Google Earth Blog
    Timothy Whitehead
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    The biggest story of the month was the release of Google Earth for Android version 8. Find Frank’s review of the changes and new features here. The most notable feature is a complete rewrite of the 3D engine. Google have continued to add 3D imagery, the most notable additions being Berlin and Madrid. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to download the KML of 3D areas from this post. A big thanks to all the GEB readers that continue to contribute towards it. Berlin and Madrid get the new 3D. Although, as of this writing, Google’s map of imagery updates has not been…
  • A Field Of Medicine That Wants To Know Where You Live

    Esri News Feed
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Dr. Estella Geraghty, chief medical officer for Esri, explains how doctors can use mapping in health care.
  • New Galleries of Geography and Mathematics Maps and Lessons in ArcGIS Online

    GIS Education Community
    Joseph Kerski
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I have created 5 new geography-based lessons and 5 new mathematics-based lessons and placed them in 2 galleries in ArcGIS Online.  All 10 lessons are geared toward Grade 6, but can be modified for primary or for upper secondary school.  All are based on ArcGIS Online and can be used without logging in; they are designed to introduce students to spatial thinking while focusing on core geography and mathematics standards and content. The geography lessons include investigations of volcanoes, rivers, oceans, cities, and agriculture, while the mathematics lessons ask students to study…
  • Malaysia’s national ICT R&D agency to boost national security with location analytics

    GISCafe.com CorpNews
    1 Nov 2014 | 1:36 am
    Partnership marks MIMOS’ headway in going global with its R&D push Kuala Lumpur, 31 Oct 14 – MIMOS and leading geospatial solutions …
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    Geography News -- ScienceDaily

  • Emerging disease could wipe out American, European salamanders

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    A fungal disease from Asia wiped out salamanders in parts of Europe and will likely reach the US through the international wildlife trade in Asian newts sold as pets, say US experts. Scientists report the fungus arose in Asia 30 million years ago and is lethal to many European and American newt species. It has not yet been found in North American wild amphibians.
  • Reef-builders with a sense of harmony

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    Cold-water corals of the species Lophelia pertusa are able to fuse skeletons of genetically distinct individuals. Scientists have made the first-ever discovery of branches of different colors that had flawlessly merged. The ability to fuse supports the reef stability and thus contributes to the success of corals as reef-builders of the deep sea.
  • Plump turtles swim better: First models of swimming animals

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Bigger is better, if you're a leatherback sea turtle. For the first time, researchers have measured the forces that act on a swimming animal and the energy the animal must expend to move through the water.
  • Ammonium source in open ocean tracked by researchers

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    To understand the extent to which human activities are polluting Earth's atmosphere and oceans, it's important to distinguish human-made pollutants from compounds that occur naturally. A new study finds that deposition of ammonium, a source of nitrogen pollution, over the open ocean comes mostly from natural marine sources, and not from human activity.
  • Combing the atmosphere to measure greenhouse gases

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    By remotely 'combing' the atmosphere with a custom laser-based instrument, researchers have developed a new technique that can accurately measure -- over a sizeable distance -- amounts of several of the major 'greenhouse' gases implicated in climate change.
 
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    Google Earth Blog

  • The best of Google Earth for October 2014

    Timothy Whitehead
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    The biggest story of the month was the release of Google Earth for Android version 8. Find Frank’s review of the changes and new features here. The most notable feature is a complete rewrite of the 3D engine. Google have continued to add 3D imagery, the most notable additions being Berlin and Madrid. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to download the KML of 3D areas from this post. A big thanks to all the GEB readers that continue to contribute towards it. Berlin and Madrid get the new 3D. Although, as of this writing, Google’s map of imagery updates has not been…
  • Animating historical imagery using the Google Earth plugin

    Timothy Whitehead
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:35 am
    Earlier this month we showed you a gif animation of the historical imagery of Europe. It was created by taking screenshots of Google Earth then combining them into an animated gif. However, doing that for every continent would be tedious, so instead we have decided to do it using the Google Earth plugin. Although we have expressed concern about the future of the GE plugin, and a number of sites that used to use the plugin are starting to move to alternatives, it is, nevertheless, still a very useful tool. If you have a browser that supports the Google Earth plugin you should see the Earth…
  • Halloween Earth

    Timothy Whitehead
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:38 am
    With Halloween on Friday, this is a good time to get your pumpkin decorations finished. If you are having trouble covering your house with pumpkins, then why not cover the whole earth with one instead? Back in 2006, Frank created an Earth sized pumpkin that you can download here and view in Google Earth. Since most of our regular readers will have already seen the Pumpkin Google Earth before, we thought we would add a little extra this year, so grab this KML as well for a bit more Halloween atmosphere. For the best effect be sure to turn off the “Atmosphere”. There are four…
  • Satellogic planning to achieve global coverage with live video and pictures

    Timothy Whitehead
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    Yesterday we talked about Skybox, which is owned by Google and currently has two satellites, but is planning a constellation of 24. When we talked about their gif animations of the Burning Man festival, we also pointed out a YouTube video that they say is the first HD resolution video of Earth from space. More videos from Skybox can also be found here We recently came across this interesting article about a startup, Satellogic, that is planning to launch hundreds of satellites and provide live video and regular pictures with global coverage. From their website: We are building a constellation…
  • Skybox for Good

    Timothy Whitehead
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:15 am
    Back in June 2014, Google acquired Skybox Imaging. In September, Skybox provided an impressive demonstration of their capabilities by capturing images of the Burning Man festival and producing animated gifs of its progress. Now Skybox has announced the Skybox for Good program. Under the new program Skybox will work with non-profits to provide fresh satellite imagery where they need it. Of special interest is the fact that the images obtained via this program are being released under a Creative Commons By Attribution license (CC BY 4.0), which allows anyone to view and use the images. Skybox…
 
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    GIS Education Community

  • New Galleries of Geography and Mathematics Maps and Lessons in ArcGIS Online

    Joseph Kerski
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I have created 5 new geography-based lessons and 5 new mathematics-based lessons and placed them in 2 galleries in ArcGIS Online.  All 10 lessons are geared toward Grade 6, but can be modified for primary or for upper secondary school.  All are based on ArcGIS Online and can be used without logging in; they are designed to introduce students to spatial thinking while focusing on core geography and mathematics standards and content. The geography lessons include investigations of volcanoes, rivers, oceans, cities, and agriculture, while the mathematics lessons ask students to study…
  • Fun with GIS 167: T3G 2015

    Charlie Fitzpatrick
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:45 am
    Day by day, maps help us cope with an increasingly complex and interconnected world. They help businesses, government agencies, and non-profit orgs, vast and tiny alike, solve problems. Each new technology opens doors for those who can work with tools, analyze data, and present it intelligibly. Careers blossom for those who can both think and do with geographic info and tools. Esri’s annual Teachers Teaching Teachers GIS Institute is for educators and education influencers who know enough about GIS to grab hold, engage, and carry the technology to other educators. Back for a 7th year,…
  • 10 Skills the Future Workforce will Need: Connections to GIS

    Joseph Kerski
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I was intrigued by a recent article by a director at Teach for All, Nicholas Enna, who listed 10 skills the workforce of the future will need.  As I was reading the article, I could not help but see the connections between the 10 skills and the tenets that we in the GIS education community hold dear. The first skill identified is that “They will need to know how to create new worlds.”  Modeling the real world’s complexities has been a mainstay of GIS, and more recently, GIS has been used to envision and plan the future, such as in the emerging field of geodesign.  The…
  • Fun with GIS 166: Pay it Forward

    Charlie Fitzpatrick
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Who was the mentor who most affected your life? What did she say? What did he do? A good mentor builds a relationship, draws out existing capacity, and opens up new possibilities. A mentor finds out what you seek, and helps you consider important options. Everyone needs a mentor … even educators. When Esri launched our effort through ConnectED, we also sought to rekindle the GeoMentor program. Hundreds of schools now have an ArcGIS Online Organization, but it’s new enough that few know how best to take advantage. See the story map of GIS in US K12 Education. But only a very few…
  • Education discount on ArcGIS Web Development e-book

    esriedteam
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    We are pleased to announce that Esri has brokered a special 50% discount off the new ArcGIS Web Development book, written by Esri business partner Rene Rubalcava.  http://www.manning.com/rubalcava/ The book covers practical details on using the popular Javascript and REST APIs. These are precisely the details many students are searching for, and are the skills many employers are seeking. To get the discount, one needs to Add to Cart the e-book, and then enter the promo code “esriup” and click Apply. The price will drop from $31.99 to $16. We hope you enjoy and take advantage of this…
 
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    GIS Lounge

  • Congressman Calls for a Subcommittee with Jurisdiction over Federal Geospatial Activities

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Congressman Doug Lamborn recently sent a letter to the House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings asking that a Natural Resources Subcommittee be formed that has primary jurisdiction over federal geospatial activities.  In his letter to Hastings, the Congressman for Colorado’s 5th Congressional District noted that, “Congress does not have a committee [...]The post Congressman Calls for a Subcommittee with Jurisdiction over Federal Geospatial Activities appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • GIS in Social Science: Mapping Social Capital Strength to Measure Organizational Efficacy

    Devon Reeser
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    Turn unmeasurable goals into quantifiable indicators by mapping social capital strength of service oriented nonprofits, NGOs, or government agencies. Whether the need is to prove organizational efficacy, evaluate organizational reach, or demonstrate resource connectivity, social network mapping with GIS tools can bring the often fuzzy field of social science measurement to a new level of clarity by using social capital as a metric.  The post GIS in Social Science: Mapping Social Capital Strength to Measure Organizational Efficacy appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • GIS Data and the Coastline Paradox

    Joe Akintola
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Imagine that you’re taking a GIS class and your instructor tasks everyone with coming up with the answer to, “what is the length of the coastline of Maine?”  Everyone downloads a different GIS data set to calculate the length and everyone comes back with a completely different answer to that [...]The post GIS Data and the Coastline Paradox appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Using Citizens to Map Atmospheric Particulates

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Dutch researchers were able to successfully map levels of atmospheric particulates by pulling data from over 8,000 smartphone users.  A team from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands developed a smart-phone adaptor called an iSPEX.  This inexpensive, mass-producible add-on is attached to the front of the phone’s camera that [...]The post Using Citizens to Map Atmospheric Particulates appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Five Ways to Use GIS to Strengthen Your Nonprofit Fundraising

    Devon Reeser
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Devon Reese describes five ways to integrate GIS data into non-profit fundrasing to increase success rates. Using GIS to make maps can improve your prospect pool, help you identify the best partnerships, improve how you relay your community needs and your organizational accomplishments, and take your evaluation to the next level.The post Five Ways to Use GIS to Strengthen Your Nonprofit Fundraising appeared first on GIS Lounge.
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    AnyGeo - GIS, Maps, Mobile and Social Location Technology

  • Antares Rocket Explodes on Lift Off – suffers a catastrophic anomaly!

    glenn
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    TweetA tragic and sudden end to the Antares Rocket for NASA today as the launch went sideways, so to speak, and the rocket exploded shortly after launch. This from the CBC…  The 14-storey rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences … Continue reading →
  • Nokia Rebrands Lumia to Microsoft Lumia

    glenn
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    TweetThis comes via Nokia Conversations blog… When we announced that the Nokia Devices & Services business would become part of Microsoft, we also shared that Lumia, our smartphone brand, would become part of the Microsoft family. Since then, we have … Continue reading →
  • Smartphone Tip – Unlocked BlackBerry Smartphones at Just $299

    glenn
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    TweetLooking for a new, or additional smartphone? Did you know that BlackBerry devices, many unlocked, can be bought directly from BlackBerry online? A quick look at the BB online shop reveals a number of smartphones for sale including the Bold … Continue reading →
  • Social Tip – Mastering your Twitter Analytics

    glenn
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    TweetYou Tweet But Are You Aware of your Twitter Analytics? Here’s How — Ok you tweet, but do you have any idea how well your tweeting is doing? Indeed using twitter is subjective and it really is tough to say … Continue reading →
  • Have you Checked For Google Results That Could Harm or Destroy you?

    glenn
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    TweetWe all know this, people will Google you, and in particular, if you happen to be in the search for a new job, a contract, or other employment related position, the chances are very high (estimated at 75%) that the … Continue reading →
 
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    Spatially Adjusted

  • World Champs Again

    James Fee
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Of course, it is an even year. The Giants win again. See you in 2016!
  • San Francisco Giants to World Series – Again…

    James Fee
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    It’s an even year so that means one thing, the San Francisco Giants win the World Series. Terrible we have to wait until Tuesday for Game 1 but it will be here soon.
  • U.S. Maps Based on Where Baseball Players Were Born

    James Fee
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Just in time to enjoy during the League Championship Series, Slate a has new maps showcasing where baseball players were born: Since 1900, the states where the most baseball players have been born are California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York, and Texas. The states with the least are Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Alaska. Here’s a map of America if we were to divide the country into 50 states with the same number of baseball players born in each: Gooseland is an empty wasteland of frozen ballfields and broken dreams. I grew up in Trammellia which probably explains why…
  • 40 Maps That Explain the Internet

    James Fee
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    I have no idea what a map story or story map is but I do love maps. Timothly Lee over at Vox has compiled 40 maps that show the growth of the Internet since 1969. The internet increasingly pervades our lives, delivering information to us no matter where we are. It takes a complex system of cables, servers, towers, and other infrastructure, developed over decades, to allow us to stay in touch with our friends and family so effortlessly. Here are 40 maps that will help you better understand the internet — where it came from, how it works, and how it’s used by people around the world.
  • Nokia’s Here Auto Tries to Innovate

    James Fee
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Interesting article on Engadget: The latest version of Here Auto, launched at the Paris Auto Show, has very few rough edges. It’s designed to think ahead of you, learn your habits, work with other devices and present information and options in the least distracting way possible. That’s Nokia’s goal, anyway – to see if it succeeded, I took a tour around Paris in the company’s Range Rover demonstrator. Self aware in car mapping. Sounds interesting but a demonstrator doesn’t mean care companies are going to jump on board. My 2014 Toyota 4Running has a…
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    VerySpatial

  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 484

    Sue
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:54 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 484 26 October 2014 Main Topic: Our conversation inspired by the 10th anniversary of Google’s Keyhole acquisition Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode484.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Ocean and Me by Matt Montez News NASA working on an air traffic control system for UAVs Apple Maps Connect TomTom and deCarta partner to take on Google Maps ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET – finally! ENVI 5.2 available Hexagon Geospatial Power Portfolio 2015 Trouble for Esri…
  • Power Portfolio 2015 ads

    Jesse
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    This is not a post about Hexagon Geospatial’s Power Portfolio 2015 (we hope to have an interview about this year’s update in the coming weeks). Instead it is a post about their new video ads. They have taken our love of infographics and created something great. But it isn’t just the graphics, it is also the quick, approachable story that utilizes the approach that good infographics do so well. So far there are two video ads available (Power Portfolio and Producer Suite), but I hope there are more coming next week. If anyone from Hexagon Geospatial is reading, it would be…
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 483

    Sue
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:48 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 483 19 October 2014 Main Topic: Our conversation on humanistic perspectives and geospatial technologies Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode483.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Lose My Faith by Gypsy Dreams (Tommy Mordecai) News Apple patent application details indoor mapping plans Asia Foundation project will map rapidly-growing city of Ulaanbaatar AutoCAD Map 3D 2015 SP3 now available LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge Web Corner Measure of America Main topic This…
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 482

    Sue
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:24 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 482 12 October 2014 Main Topic: Our conversation on HTML5 and geo Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode482.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Treeline by Sarah Donner News Professor Anne Buttimer: Laureate of the Prix Vautrin Lud 2014 Scientists win Nobel Prize for Medicine for research into how our brains navigate; Malala Yousafzai youngest winner of Nobel Peace Prize More GNSS guided UAVs Sanborn moves to online sales for 3D data eCognition Essentials introduced at…
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 481

    Sue
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:38 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 481 5 October 2014 Main Topic: Re-discovered interviews Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode481.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Code Monkey by Jonathan Coulton News Excavation of ancient tomb site in Amphipolis, Greece continues to amaze scholars New detailed map of sea floor uses sea-surface topography NASA Earth Observatory releases image set showing continued loss of Aral Sea Google and Microsoft mapping favelas in Brazil OpenStreetMap volunteers help to map ebola…
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    BostonGIS Blog

  • FOSS4G NA 2015 Call for Speakers now Open

    8 Oct 2014 | 8:02 pm
    FOSS4G NA 2015 (Free and Open Source Geospatial North America conference) will be running March 9th-12th 2015 In Burlingame, California (Hyatt, San Francisco Airport). Call for talks and workshops is now open and we've already got some submissions to review. Deadline for submission is November 17th 2014. Presenters including (workshop and those giving 35-minute standard talk) get to attend the 3-days general sessions for free. The conference consists of one day of workshops and three days of general sessions, with lightning talks on some or all of of the general session days. Details about…
  • Waiting for PostGIS 2.2 - ST_ClipByBox2D - Map dicing Redux in concert with ST_Tile

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    One of the new features coming in PostGIS 2.2 is ST_ClipByBox2D (thanks to Sandro Santilli's recent commits funded by CartoDB ). However to take advantage of it, you are going to need your PostGIS compiled with GEOS 3.5+ (very recent build) which has not been released yet. Windows folks, the PostGIS 2.2 9.3 and 9.4 experimental binaries are built with the latest GEOS 3.5 development branch, so you should be able to test this out with Winnie's experimental builds. Since the dawn of PostGIS, PostGIS users have needed to mutilate their geometries in often painful and horrific ways. Why is…
  • 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.
 
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    GIS in Education

  • Open Foris: The Open Source Software Tools To Monitor, Improve State of World's Forests

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

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

    talk
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    A Postdoctoral Remote Sensing Scientist with research interests in quantitative remote sensing is sought to work on the NASA funded Web-enabled Landsat Data (WELD) project (http://weld.cr.usgs.gov/). The research will focus over the next 5 years on the expansion of the WELD products to global scale and development of Landsat 5, 7 and 8 time series processing algorithms in a Linux environment. The position will involve liaison with the Landsat Science Team (http://landsat.usgs.gov/Landsat_Science_Team_2012-2017.php) and with NASA AMES supercomputer researchers (https://c3.nasa.gov/nex/). The…
  • 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.
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    GIS and Agent-Based Modeling

  • Happy Halloween: Zombie Agent-Based model

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

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

  • レンタカーとカーシェアは運転する時間や用途によります

    hikarupiano
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:44 pm
        また10分から15分単位での貸し出しを行っているところが多く、一回当たり数百円での利用が可能なものもあります。      
  • 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。  …
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    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。  …
 
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    Geospatial Talk

  • Nexus 6: Android Flagship of 2014 in detail

    joesonic
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Latest news about the new Google Nexus 6 talk about Motorolas Turbo-Charging Mode and QHD display with 5.9 inch. Rumors collected during the last few weeks now form a pretty clear image about the specification of the latest smartphone branded as Nexus. According to its name Nexus 6 the phone will have a 5,9 inch screen. This QHD screen (2.560 x 1.440 pixel) covers the majority of the front
  • 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
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  • Ask the Right Questions

    Bill Dollins
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
    If you’re about to embark on a requirements drill or needs assessment focused on “web GIS,” it is important to be sure to answer one question as you proceed: Do you actually need any specialized mapping server at all? If … Continue reading →
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  • File Geodatabase Schema Compare Tool

    Bill Dollins
    8 Jan 2014 | 7:33 pm
    In my work supporting various aspects of geospatial data modeling, I’ve spent a lot of time delving into concepts around configuration management of such data models. We’ve been able to apply a core tool set to perform various functions such … Continue reading →
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    Jonathan Crowe: Recent Map Posts

  • Moon and Comet Maps

    Jonathan Crowe
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Maps of planets, moons and other objects in our solar system always get me excited, though truth be told they were among the less popular posts on my old Map Room blog. Here are a couple of rather colourful recent examples: Above left, a preliminary map of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the subject of a visit by the Rosetta mission, that colour-codes several morphologically different regions. Above right, a topographical map of the Moon's surface based on laser altimeter data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Image credits: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team…
  • Fantasy Maps of U.S. Cities

    Jonathan Crowe
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    For another example of using fantasy map design language to create real-world maps, here's the work of geography professor Stentor Danielson, who draws maps of U.S. cities in the style of fantasy maps and sells them on Etsy. Boston, Cleveland (above), Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington are available. His Tumblr. Via io9. Previously: A Fantasy Map of Great Britain; A Fantasy Map of Australia; A Fantasy Map of the U.S.
  • 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…
 
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    Maps Mania

  • How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

    Keir Clarke
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    1. Locate the Zombie Hordes Even the most well prepared survivalist sometimes has to leave the safety of the base-camp and venture out on a food run. What you need on these dangerous occasions is a zombie locator map. If you live in the US then you can use Trulia's Unnatural Hazards Map. This map provides a handy heat-map of areas infested by the zombie hordes. You can use the map to find the
  • The Little Maps of Horror

    Keir Clarke
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:18 am
    Where are the Bodies? is a special Halloween mapped tour of cemeteries and graveyards around the world. So on this Halloween, if you fancy tracking down the ghost of a celebrity, this Esri Story Map can show you where the famous and infamous are buried. The map shows the final resting place of a number of gangsters and criminals around the world. If the thought of running into the ghost of
  • The Crowdsourced Bike Accident Map

    Keir Clarke
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    Only about 30% of biking accidents are ever reported. This makes it difficult to accurately identify accident hot-spots for cyclists. BikeMaps want to help overcome this problem by providing a centralized reporting system, where cyclists can map the location of cycling incidents. BikeMaps consists of a Leaflet map of cycling traffic and user submitted cycling incidents. The rider volume layer
  • The Crowd-Sourced Weather Map

    Keir Clarke
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    The Netatmo Weather Station for Smartphone is a clever weather monitoring system which measures temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide, and noise levels. The monitor connects with your computer or smartphone via WiFi so that you can access all the data recorded via the Netatmo app. The Netatmo Weather Map allows you to view all the data from Netatmo weather monitoring stations throughout the
  • Story Mapping Spatial Analysis

    Keir Clarke
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    This Story Map from Esri is a really interesting introduction to spatial analysis. The map guides you through some of the spatial analysis that you might undertake if you were planning to open up a new retail store, examining factors such as population, income distribution and travel time which might effect the store's location. An Example of Spatial Analysis runs through some of the spatial
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    Mapperz - The Mapping News Blog

  • Ordnance Survey Minecraft [Version 2] map of Great Britain [Video]

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

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

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

  • Great Offer from Technology Services Company

    xxgtanker3
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    Technology Services Company Celebrates 10 Years in Business By Offering You an Industry Leading GPS Fleet Tracking Solution With Discounted Airtime For the Life of Your Contract * Improve Your Company's Profitability Today TSC Announces Ten Year Anniversary Pricing All TSC's AWARD WINNING GPS Products are now Discounted Allow us to help you get the most from your GPS solution Operating costs are a major concern for Service Companies Let us show you how we can produce 100 - 200% Return On Investment ROI With Technology Services Company's Award Winning GPS Tracking Solution from Networkfleet…
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    soniajan328
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:18 pm
    War other Chief Minister Department bombstill happy with the way I look so of I the best of both worlds I got astring of that being a big guy brings FB1-tes of good howbout that definition in tone in a speed that thesmall guy brings because they're both inside me now they just need to talk to each otherin a have a better relationship with each other to find out what's going on inside the men's bodies the final partof the assessment is a MRI scan so this area here this is right at thebottom and of your back around this area hereI'm which on also known as a muffin top okay so these are . t…
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    29 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    Hello and I have been looking over the net with a view to obtain adequate services from mba consultants. Because, I need enough information on mba admission. If you know much about it, you are welcomed to share your information here. Thanks.
  • !~Watch Nightcrawler Movie Online An Ambitious Sequel!!

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    29 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    More-out colleagues Nina (Rene Russo), the tiff condemned decree he goes to prime, and hoard (Riz Ahmed), a abhorrent "intern" railroaded into the shoved underestimate, are exploitable fit they absence what Annex on depths connected with them—Strength, common, coup. Watch Nightcrawler Movie Online
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    punupakoda
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:29 am
    the soul of an innocent (John and Mia's baby) would be needed as a sort of supernatural barter system. Watch The Equalizer Online more sinister horror films we've seen in the last few years. Watch Ouija Online who delivers a couple of solid scares, but not a lot else. Watch Fury Online made a fortune at the box-office on relatively low budgets. Watch Gone Girl Online as a big part of a horror film's psychological impact lies in its music. Watch The Book of Life Online would be needed as a sort of supernatural barter system. Watch The Best of Me online apparently wants to summon a demon named…
 
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    GPS World

  • Toward a Unified PNT — Part 2

    GPS World staff
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Ambiguity and Environmental Data: Two Further Key Challenges of Multisensor Positioning By Paul D. Groves, Lei Wang, Debbie Walter, and Ziyi Jiang, University College London The coming requirements of greater accuracy and reliability in a range of challenging environments for a multitude of mission-critical applications require a multisensor approach and an over-arching methodology that does not yet exist. Part 1 of this article, in the October issue, examined the two key concepts of complexity and context. In this continuation, we complete our overview with exploration of the requirements…
  • U.S. Still Not Allowing GLONASS Stations

    GPS World staff
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Pravda is reporting that the United States refused to negotiate with Russia to deploy GLONASS ground on its territory, citing an interview with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. Rogozin stressed that no negotiations were taking place. “We have made a statement in the spring. I offered to initiate talks with the United States to deploy GLONASS infrastructure in their territory, as long as negotiations go, hang the existence of infrastructure GPS stations on the territory of the Russian Federation,” Rogozin said. Russian specialists are excluding use of the GPS…
  • Russia to Insure Next GLONASS Launch

    GPS World staff
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    The next GLONASS launch — the GLONASS-K 1 satellite from Plesetsk scheduled for November 20 — is being insured for 2.17 billion rubles ($50 million US). The insurance is costing Russia 242 million roubles ($5.6 million US). Russia has faced numerous technical difficulties in its launches. On May 15, a Proton-M satellite crashed. In 2013, Russia lost three GLONASS satellites when their launch aboard a Proton-M rocket went awry, sending the satellites crashing into the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan instead of aloft into space. In 2010, three other GLONASS satellites ended up in…
  • NovAtel Receives Prestigious Award for Manufacturing Excellence

    GPS World staff
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    NovAtel, Inc.’s Calgary facility has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Award from the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME). The award acknowledges North American facilities that have demonstrated excellence in manufacturing and business, and recognizes NovAtel’s dedication to continuous improvement, best practices, creativity and innovation. A representative of the AME presented the award to NovAtel at the company’s Calgary headquarters on October 23. NovAtel will also be recognized at the 2014 AME International Excellence Inside Conference, November…
  • KCS Launches Tiny TraceME Tracker

    GPS World staff
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The TraceME-TM-202. KCS BV has launched a new tiny tracker, the TM-202LAR. It’s the newest addition to the KCS family of TraceME products. The KCS GPRS/GPS range of modules enable users to remotely track and trace people, animals and a variety of objects, such as vehicles, containers, motorcycles, lawnmowers, or other valuable assets. KCS TraceME TM-202LAR is targeted for personal use, or any other application that needs a small size with long battery life while still featuring the options and server connection that full-size units have. The TraceME TM-202LAR is KCS’s…
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    All Points Blog

  • Haunted Savannah StoryMap JS for Halloween

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:07 am
    Kelly Bigley Sr. Geospatial Developer, GISi put together a StoryMap for Halloween: the Haunted Savannah story map. There are details of the what and how in these two blog posts (1,2). I just want folks to know about this open source project. See also: Digital Storytelling Made... Continue reading
  • GIS Health News Weekly: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks, UASs and Infectious Disease, ACA Mapping

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:12 am
    Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks In advance of World Polio Day on October 24, the Global Health program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has expanded its "Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks Map," adding new data showing how a hostile climate for vaccinators thwarts the... Continue reading
  • The Next Wave of Cybersecurity Issues as We Approach the IoT

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    I attended a presentation today by Michael Lee, Cyber Security Research Manager at CFDRC, who explained that the Internet of Things (IoT) opens a new front in cyber security and exposes vulnerabilities to many types of devices and systems. On the top of his list were supervisory... Continue reading
  • GIS Education News Weekly: GIS for Africa, GTCM, UWF Quality of Life Map

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:34 am
    An update on GIS for Africa's 2014/15 Plans The session of GIS for Africa's EduCONNECT (2014/2015) started on Oct 13, a bit later than planned due to ebola finding its way to Nigeria. The EduCONNECT 2014/2015 is focusing on the revitalization of geography education. In our... Continue reading
  • Get Paid to Have Your Cell Phone take Video Outside your Window for Geodata Collection

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:23 am
    Placemeter is paying people up to $50 a month for the video feed they supply to the company. The raw film is transmitted to a sensor that turns the feed into aggregated and anonymised data for local businesses, urban planners and advertisers to purchase so that they can get a more... Continue reading
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  • Explore the haunted corners of the world... if you dare

    Lat Long
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Something wicked this way comes… Whether you’re a trio of witches back from the dead or just a trick-or-treater, chances are you’re hitting the streets (or riding a broom!) on Halloween night. For those looking for an extra fright, take a tour of spooky places from around the world on Google Maps.Start in 19th century Paris. While cheery guests listen to the beautiful arias at the Opéra Garnier, a dreary lake lies beneath the streets. Floating above the silent water, a phantom lurks. Are your eyes playing tricks on you... or is that a cloaked figure looming in the shadows? Opéra…
  • Explore the world through Google Earth for Android with fast, accurate maps

    Lat Long
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    Whether you’re sailing down the Mississippi River or trekking through the Swiss Alps, Google Earth can inspire your next adventure. To help power your digital travels, Google Earth for Android is getting an update over the next week—with an enhanced 3D experience, quicker updates to the map, and an easier way to view your KML files in Earth.Starting today, you’ll see faster, smoother, and crisper transitions as you’re zooming into your dream destination in Google Earth. Thanks to a new 3D rendering technology—the first major 3D overhaul since Earth launched more than 10 years…
  • Explore Gombe National Park through the eyes of Dr. Jane Goodall

    Lat Long
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In July 1960, Dr. Jane Goodall stepped off the boat in what is now Gombe National Park, Tanzania with a pair of second-hand binoculars and a notepad. She was 26 years old, and was there to observe and record the behavior of chimpanzees in the wild. This summer, after four planes and a boat ride, I took my first (wobbly) steps onto the shores of Lake Tanganyika. I was about to walk the same paths that Dr. Goodall took to do her groundbreaking research into the lives of chimpanzees. And now—thanks to a Google Maps partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute and Tanzania National Parks—so…
  • Roam the Arabian desert with Street View

    Lat Long
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Imagine sitting atop a camel looking across a vast expanse of desert dunes. A glimmer of green flashes in the distance. It could be a mirage or a bountiful oasis just awaiting your discovery. Now with Google Maps, you can see for yourself and journey across the sands of the Liwa Desert, one of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. On your virtual trip through the desert, you’ll find sand dunes that reach an astounding height of 25-40 meters. These rolling sandy hills were home to early settlers back in the Late Stone Age, making Liwa one of the oldest sites in the United Arab…
  • 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…
 
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    Between the Poles

  • New York State moves toward Utility 2.0

    Geoff
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    The New York Public Utility Commission is moving the New York state utility industry toward a radical refinition of utilities as we have known them over the past hundred years since Tesla and Edison created the electric power industry.  In the future in New York state the utility industry may be comprised of distributed system platform (DSP) providers, basically providing the grid but not directly selling energy, and and energy market with many energy providers including bulk power generators and many distributed energy generators, you and me with rooftop solar panels. Currently the grid is…
  • Oracle Database Cloud Service supports Spatial

    Geoff
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    At Oracle Open World in San Francisco 2014, September 28–October 2 the Oracle Spatial and Graph SIG held a Meetup.  By way of background Oracle Spatial and Graph support geospatial data and analytics for land management and GIS, mobile location services, sales territory management, transportation, LiDAR analysis and location-enabled Business Intelligence. The graph features include RDF graphs for applications ranging from semantic data integration to social network analysis to linked open data and network graphs used in transportation, utilities, energy and telcos and drive-time analysis…
  • FERC Order 745 vacated: negawatt does not equal a megawatt

    Geoff
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Demand response programs involve paying power consumers not to use power at certain times.  Reducing peak load can save consumers money by avoiding the use of or even construction of "peakers", generation facilities that are very expensive to run and that are only used at times of peak load.  If I remember correctly, something like 15% of US generation capacity is only used 5% of the time.  Demand response programs are very common in parts of Europe including Switzerland and Germany where they have been in wide use for at least ten years to reduce peak load and smooth out the…
  • India's Mars Orbiter Mission probe ready for Mars orbit insertion

    Geoff
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Late breaking: The engine burn was successful and ISRO reports that the Mars Orbiter spacecraft is now in orbit about Mars. Wednesday Sep 24 India's Mangalyaan or Mars Orbiter Mission probe is scheduled to fire its main engine and small thrusters to slow itself down to insert the probe into an elliptical orbit about Mars. The probe was launched aboard a PSLV-C25 rocket from SDSC SHAR Sriharikota November 5, 2013.  There is a simulation video of the Mars Orbit Insertion maneuver.  A live webcast of the real event will be broadcast starting Wed 06:45 am IST, Tue 9:15 pm EDT. The…
  • 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…
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    GPS Tracklog

  • This Week in GPS — October 31, 2014

    Liz E.
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    This week in GPS is a weekly link roundup of (mostly) GPS related odds and ends, from GPS Tracklog and other places around the Web. This week’s featured image is the world’s largest GPS drawing created in the United Kingdom, which happens to be just in time for Halloween! Happy Halloween everyone! Here are some other things that happenedread more The post This Week in GPS — October 31, 2014 appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • TomTom to Use Weather to Calculate Routes

    Liz E.
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    U.K. based navigation company TomTom announced yesterday that they will now be including weather conditions when calculating routes for driving, enabling drivers faster routes, safer travels and the ability to arrive prepared for all weather. The weather alerts will tie in with the traffic jam information that TomTom already connects, informing drivers about upcoming slowread more The post TomTom to Use Weather to Calculate Routes appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • Garmin Announces New ecoMAP Series

    Liz E.
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    Garmin has finally released information on the next generation in the popular ecoMAP series for mariners of all types. The newest iteration of ecoMAP chartplotters will include scanning sonar capabilities without the need to purchase additional devices or mess with complicated hookups. The series will come in 4, 5, 7 and 9 inch color displaysread more The post Garmin Announces New ecoMAP Series appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • SkyCaddie Mobile GPS App Now Available

    Liz E.
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    SkyGolf has announced a new mobile app designed to complement their golfing watches and other accessories. Utilizing the GPS in your phone, SkyCaddie Mobile allows golfers to search SkyGolf’s extensive library of more than 35,000 courses. The app is available for free on Android and iOS, but also has a premium version available for $30/year.read more The post SkyCaddie Mobile GPS App Now Available appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • GPS IIF Satellite Scheduled for Wednesday Launch

    Liz E.
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    Fall is the time to launch satellites, it would seem. The Air Force and United Launch Alliance have scheduled a launch of their eighth GPS IIF satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station this Wednesday. The launch window is around 18 minutes and will begin at just after 1 p.m. EDT. You can view the live webcastread more The post GPS IIF Satellite Scheduled for Wednesday Launch appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
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    GPS Insight Blog

  • Happy Halloween from GPS Insight

    rdonat
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    A lot of GPS Insight staff dressed up for Halloween this year. Happy Halloween to everyone! GPS Insight Halloween Group GPS Insight Halloween Accounting GPS Insight Halloween Support GPS Insight Halloween Sales GPS Insight Halloween Marketing GPS Insight Halloween Development -Rob.
 
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    Making Maps: DIY Cartography

  • Unmappable: Denis Wood Documentary (2014)

    John Krygier
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    More information on Unmappable can be found on the Book of Face.
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    John Krygier
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    Map of the World. Delineating the Contrasted Longitudinal and Latitudinal forms of the continents: the Isothermal Zodiac and Axis of Intensity Round the World; and the Line of Cosmopolitan Railway and it Longitudinal Feeders. Herein lie a half dozen very odd yet striking maps, published in William Gilpin’s Mission of the North American People (1873). Gilpin, a quaker from Philadelphia, moved west in the 1830s, joining John C. Frémont on his 1843 expedition. Eventually serving as governor of Colorado, Gilpin was a booster of the American West in general with a vision of boundless…
  • Mapa de los Paisajes de Cuba | Map of the Landscapes of Cuba | 1949 | Gerardo Canet & Erwin Raisz

    John Krygier
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
      The Atlas de Cuba by Gerardo Canet and Erwin Raisz, featured in a recent posting here, is accompanied by a large color map entitled Mapa de los Paisajes de Cuba (Map of the Landscapes of Cuba). The map is a hybrid of Raisz’s landform map style supplemented with diverse human landscape components. Canet and Raisz explain their methodology: The accompanying map of Cuba is a new experiment in cartography. Color suggests land types: cultivated fields, pastures, mountains, swamps, valleys, etc. The symbols were selected after a series of flights over the Island and on analysis of…
  • Atlas de Cuba | 1949 | Gerardo 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…
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  • GS Paper I for IAS Mains: Things You should Keep in Mind

    aspirantforum
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:35 am
    Decoding the GS Paper-I You might feel that GS Paper-I is the easiest of the four GS papers for IAS Mains. True, that it is possible to score well in this paper, but the content and syllabus is a little tricky and confusing. The GS Paper-I actually comprise of a number of subjects, that have been put into a single container: 1. Indian Culture and Art Forms 2. Indian History (Ancient to Modern) 3. Indian Society and Issues (related to Sociology) 4. World History 5. Geography (World) 6. Geography (Theory)   It’s not easy to get hold of each of these subjects. However, left with no…
  • Ancient Mesopotamia - The Fertile Crescent

    Mr. Martin
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:13 pm
    This week we begin our new unit in Social Studies, Ancient Mesopotamia (Chapter 3). This video playlist will support what we read in the first lesson (Geography) and will give some background to this amazing empire. Mesopotamia is in the region currently known as the Middle East. Essential Questions to consider in this lesson: 1) How did the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers support agriculture? 2) How did Mesopotamians cope (deal with or overcome) a lack of resources?
  • All Around the World

    foxfinding
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Today, I was hanging laundry on the line, and a man came up to me and asked about camping here. He rode up in his recumbent bicycle. He’s from Belgium, and he’s biking around the world. He’s gone 64,000 miles, and Australia is his 48th country.   I love people.  
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    meaghanhaskell623
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    I ideally would like to have a career in Long Island, NY. I currently live on Long Island and would ideally like a commute that is less than an hour by car or train. However, I am not opposed to the idea of working in New York City. I am also open to traveling across the country to work in Los Angeles. Although this would be a big move, I am somewhat familiar with the area and I love the idea of the California lifestyle.
  • University of Virginia Woodson Institute Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellowship in African/African-American Studies

    Student Affairs Administrator, UChicago Centers for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture/Gender and Sexuality
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Deadline: December 1 Length: 2 years Comments: Seeking scholars “whose work focuses on Africa and/or the African Diaspora“ URL: http://www.woodson.virginia.edu/fellowship/postdoc
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  • On this day: Happy Halloween!

    Ian Brown
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    BOO! Take time out from trick-or-treating to explore Tagsylvania – a haunted house theme park in New York state whose horrors are visible on Street View. Happy Halloween from all of us at Google Sightseeing! Locations: New York / 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 permission.
  • On this day: Dresden Frauenkirche was Reconsecrated

    Ian Brown
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    On October 30, 2005, Dresden Frauenkirche was reconsecrated. Destroyed during WWII, the ruins were left as a memorial by then East German leaders, though it was rebuilt after reunification. For a more detailed history see our post from a few years ago. Locations: Germany / 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: Expo67 Closed

    Ian Brown
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    On this day in 1967, Expo67 closed in Montreal. The World’s Fair was hugely popular, drawing more than 50 million visitors during the six months it was open. More than 90 pavilions featured exhibits about 62 countries and a general theme of ‘Man and the World’. While many exhibits stayed open for several years afterwards, most are now gone. One that remains is the geodesic dome of the former US pavilion, which was designed by Buckminster Fuller, and which is now an environmental museum. Locations: Quebec / Categories: On this day, Street Views, StructuresView in Google Earth You're…
  • On this day: The Alaska Highway was Completed

    Ian Brown
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    On October 28, 1942, the Alaska Highway was completed, Stretching more than 2700km (1700miles) when it was built, it connected the contiguous states to Alaska via a highway through Canada. Once a dangerous and difficult drive over gravel and dirt roads, it is now about 500km shorter due to improvements which shortened many sections, and paved for the whole length; however it’s still an epic journey. Here we see the point where it crosses the Yukon/Alaska border. Locations: Alaska, Yukon / Categories: On this day, Street ViewsView in Google Earth You're reading an entry from Google…
  • On this day: Roy Lichtenstein was born

    Ian Brown
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    On this day in 1923, pop artist Roy Lichtenstein was born in New York. While he was best known for his paintings, he also created several large-scale sculptures, including the surrealist Cap de Barcelona. Locations: Spain / Categories: 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.
 
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  • Bra Hidden Camera Ad Exposes Breast Cancer Awareness Message

    Erik Helin
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    If you’ve noticed a disproportionate amount of pink lately, it’s because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And, in the spirit of awareness, Nestlé FITNESS has launched a clever viral campaign using a hidden camera that reveals how aware many among us are of breasts, for better or worse. In the ad actress Eloise Oliver takes to the streets of London with a button camera affixed to a pink bra with a low-cut top over it. What ensues is about what you’d imagine: strangers of all shapes, sizes, sexes and species (a dog is caught sneaking a peek) are tallied (37 total)…
  • 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…
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  • Creepypasta, the Science of Fear, and All the Days of the Dead: Roundup Obscura, Halloween Edition

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Our weekly roundup of fascinations around the world and the web. Happy Halloween! Vintage Halloween postcard from the New York Public Library Picture Collection, via Public Domain Review The science of fear“Scare specialist” Dr. Margee Kerr discusses the history and brain science behind self-scaring, and why some people enjoy it more than others. The far-ranging interview touches on strong childhood "lightbulb memories," unethical social scientists, 17th-century Russian Ice Slides, and why a haunted house makes for an excellent date night. [via The Atlantic] Al the…
  • The Worst Ghosts of the Southwest

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    If Halloween is the time of year for frightening tales of apparitions, night monsters, tombs, and vampires, these hauntingly normal ghosts of the Southwest dispel the myth that the supernatural beings are always out to haunt us. Sometimes, they are just doing what they do best — being themselves. Here are five tales of the odd and unpredictable way that some ghosts are reported to hang out in the afterlife. Illustration from "Phantastes: A faerie romance" (1894) (via British Library) Miss Julia Lowell: The scorned prostitute who can’t stop workingCopper Queen Hotel, Bisbee,…
  • From Elephant Tongues to Faulty Air Conditioners: The Geographical Origins of Deadly Diseases

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    As the international medical community works to deal with the current Ebola outbreak, a lot of work is being done to isolate the disease vector, the animals that carry and spread the disease. Most theories currently point to bats as the carriers, although there is more work to be done before this is accepted as truth. This conclusion would not be surprising, however, as bats are known vectors for many other diseases. After years of diligent study, scientists have often been able to pinpoint not just the species that spreads the disease, but also the specific location where it…
  • The Suicide Caves Beneath St. Louis

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    The entrance of the Lemp Mansion (photograph by Scott Neale) St. Louis, Missouri, has always been a beer town. There, 1854 was known as “the year the beer ran out” because the city’s residents simply drank it all. But in the days before Anheuser-Busch was king, another brewery, now decaying in the shadows of the 140-acre Busch complex, was synonymous with St. Louis lager: Lemp. Their name, affixed to the top of their highest tower, still looms above windowless grain silos and casts a pall over the red brick warehouses surrounding them. The Lemp brewery tower (photograph…
  • A Graphic Guide to Cemetery Symbolism

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
    To convey the lives of the people buried beneath them, and the expectations for what comes after death, symbolism has long been part of tombstones. Below is our guide to some of the most prevalent cemetery symbols. Take it along on your next wander through the necropolis!  Graphic created by Michelle Enemark, text by Allison C. Meier.  All this month we're celebrating 31 Days of Halloween with real tales of the macabre and strange. For even more, check out our spooky stories from 2011 and 2013.
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    GIS Lounge

  • Congressman Calls for a Subcommittee with Jurisdiction over Federal Geospatial Activities

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Congressman Doug Lamborn recently sent a letter to the House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings asking that a Natural Resources Subcommittee be formed that has primary jurisdiction over federal geospatial activities.  In his letter to Hastings, the Congressman for Colorado’s 5th Congressional District noted that, “Congress does not have a committee [...]The post Congressman Calls for a Subcommittee with Jurisdiction over Federal Geospatial Activities appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • GIS in Social Science: Mapping Social Capital Strength to Measure Organizational Efficacy

    Devon Reeser
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    Turn unmeasurable goals into quantifiable indicators by mapping social capital strength of service oriented nonprofits, NGOs, or government agencies. Whether the need is to prove organizational efficacy, evaluate organizational reach, or demonstrate resource connectivity, social network mapping with GIS tools can bring the often fuzzy field of social science measurement to a new level of clarity by using social capital as a metric.  The post GIS in Social Science: Mapping Social Capital Strength to Measure Organizational Efficacy appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • GIS Data and the Coastline Paradox

    Joe Akintola
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Imagine that you’re taking a GIS class and your instructor tasks everyone with coming up with the answer to, “what is the length of the coastline of Maine?”  Everyone downloads a different GIS data set to calculate the length and everyone comes back with a completely different answer to that [...]The post GIS Data and the Coastline Paradox appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Using Citizens to Map Atmospheric Particulates

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Dutch researchers were able to successfully map levels of atmospheric particulates by pulling data from over 8,000 smartphone users.  A team from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands developed a smart-phone adaptor called an iSPEX.  This inexpensive, mass-producible add-on is attached to the front of the phone’s camera that [...]The post Using Citizens to Map Atmospheric Particulates appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Five Ways to Use GIS to Strengthen Your Nonprofit Fundraising

    Devon Reeser
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Devon Reese describes five ways to integrate GIS data into non-profit fundrasing to increase success rates. Using GIS to make maps can improve your prospect pool, help you identify the best partnerships, improve how you relay your community needs and your organizational accomplishments, and take your evaluation to the next level.The post Five Ways to Use GIS to Strengthen Your Nonprofit Fundraising appeared first on GIS Lounge.
 
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    GIS Geography

  • 100 Earth Shattering Remote Sensing Applications & Uses

    GISGeography
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Remote Sensing Applications and Uses How’d you like to see a list of some of the most amazing remote sensing applications and uses? Well consider yourself very lucky… …because today we’re going to share some of the absolute BEST remote sensing applications with you. Warning: you are not going to get the boring, generalized lists… Agriculture, forestry, weather, biodiversity… *yawn* Whether you are beginner or advanced, this list will change the way you feel about how this industry is changing our world and the way we think. 1. Determining soil moisture content using…
  • 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…
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