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  • How The Tech In Your Smartphone Could Help Fight The Next Ebola Outbreak

    Esri News Feed
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    The tech in your smartphone knows more about where you've been than your doctor does.
  • Stanford students create interactive tool that tells the story of global change

    Esri News Feed
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Stanford undergraduate students created an interactive tool that shows how forces of global change are manifested locally throughout California.
  • The Cartographer Who's Transforming Map Design

    Esri News Feed
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Esri's ArcGIS Pro implemented color schemes for creating maps.
  • Moon and Comet Maps

    Jonathan Crowe: Recent Map Posts
    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…
  • Two vessels from WWII convoy battle off North Carolina discovered: German U-boat 576 and freighter Bluefields found within 240 yards

    Geography News -- ScienceDaily
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    Scientists have discovered two significant vessels from World War II's Battle of the Atlantic. The German U-boat 576 and the freighter Bluefields were found approximately 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina. Lost for more than 70 years, the discovery of the two vessels, in an area known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, is a rare window into a historic military battle and the underwater battlefield landscape of WWII.
 
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    Google Earth Blog

  • Jimmy John’s non-compete zones in Google Earth

    Timothy Whitehead
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:34 am
    SigActs.com has an interesting blog post about U.S. sandwich restaurant chain Jimmy John’s, which requires their deli employees to sign non-compete agreements. There is an online map provided, but it is best viewed in Google Earth by downloading this KML file. Jimmy John’s non-compete zones. We asked blog writer Sean Maday how the map and KML were made and he told us: I pulled all of the store locations from the Jimmy John’s website and then used PostGIS to create a three mile buffer (circle) around each store. Then I dissolved the buffers to create a union of all overlapping…
  • Google Solar System

    Timothy Whitehead
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:13 am
    We have in the past shown you how to turn Google Earth into various other planets including Saturn, Jupiter and Mars. Several of the models come from the Barnabu blog by James Stafford, who also created a comparison of the solar system’s moons, which we covered in 2007. Now you can explore a number of the solar system’s planets and moons using imagery courtesy of NASA and USGS, which has been published on the Google Maps Gallery by the SETI Institute. Simply pick a map from here then click the ‘View in Google Earth’ button at the lower right. Turn off any distracting…
  • Using KML to change your field of view in Google Earth

    Timothy Whitehead
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:09 am
    Thank you to GEB reader Sebastien for letting us know that the Field of View can be adjusted in Google Earth by means of a tour. There are other techniques mentioned here such as a KML with transparent photo overlay, or changing an ini file, but the tour technique seems to be the easiest. It is hard to describe the effects of changing the field of view, so instead we will just show you. Google Earth with different fields of view. In the above screen shots, the eye altitude varies from about 64,000 km with a field of view of 10°, to just 37 km with a field of view of 300°. Also, with the…
  • Google Earth plugin gradually fading away

    Timothy Whitehead
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    Due to the uncertain future of the Google Earth plugin, many prominent sites that used to use it have started to transition to other alternatives. Here are three examples: Ships 2 Career from PlanetInAction.com Back in 2009 PlanetInAction.com released a fantastic free ship simulator using the Google Earth plugin. In 2011 it was upgraded to version 1.5. However, the developer, Paul van Dinther, is now working on Ships 2 Career, which is entirely Google Maps based. Follow his progress on his Google+ page. We are sure that when it is released it will be an excellent game. Ships 2 Career will be…
  • USGS 3D Elevation Program

    Timothy Whitehead
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:47 pm
    The US Geological Survey (USGS) has a program called the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). From the USGS website: The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative is being developed to respond to growing needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional representations of the Nation’s natural and constructed features. The primary goal of 3DEP is to systematically collect enhanced elevation data in the form of high-quality light detection and ranging (lidar) data over the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories, with data acquired over an…
 
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    Esri Speaker Series Podcasts

  • ENVI for ArcGIS

    Mark Bowersox
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Mark Bowersox, strategic product manager for Exelis VIS, explains how GIS and Exelis' ENVI advanced image analysis tools revolutionize imagery processing workflows.
  • A 3D Visualization of Christchurch, New Zealand

    Jeremy Clark
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Jeremy Clark, GIS consultant for NorthSouth GIS, explains how he used 3D GIS technologies such as Esri CityEngine in a Story Map to showcase what downtown Christchurch, New Zealand, will look like in the future.
  • Cartography: Served

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Compare 3 Time Periods with Topographic Maps in ArcGIS Online

    Joseph Kerski
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I recently wrote about the availability of an absolutely fabulous resource, that more than 175,000 USGS topographic maps spanning the past century now exist in ArcGIS Online.  This week, to commemorate Earth Science Week, using the techniques I described in the essay “Web Maps, Web Apps, Story Maps,” I created a web app showing three maps.  The app starts at Burwell, Nebraska, one of my favorite places–the Nebraska Sand Hills, and shows a 1952 USGS 1:24,000-scale topographic map, a newer edition USGS topographic map from 1978, and the current Esri topographic map of the…
  • Creating a Bright Future for All Kids through Digital Learning

    Tom Baker
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Just 25 years ago, life was very different for US residents. Few people used e-mail, “the web” was about spiders, and “portable phones” generated more derision than envy. Schools had some Apple IIs, Macs, PCs, or labs, but no school had hundreds of kids with constant access. How things have changed. Now digital learning helps kids whenever, wherever—at least, some kids. In 2013, President Barack Obama launched ConnectED, challenging businesses to help get all US schools into digital learning with more devices, more connectivity, more digital content, and more…
  • Fun with GIS 165: Earth Science and Humans

    Charlie Fitzpatrick
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Earth Science Week for 2014 arrived with the release of two fascinating story maps: The Age of Megacities and The Age of Humans. Earth science is fascinating in its own right for many students and adults, but others need to see its relationship to humans in order to pay attention. These two story maps use the powerful new “map journal” template to tell the stories, and this new template shows nicely on computers, tablets, and even smartphones. Major cities have have expanded dramatically over time. Around the world, already 28 urban centers exceed 10 million people, with more…
 
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    GIS Lounge

  • Mapping Almost 250 Years of Buildings in Manhattan

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Morphocode‘s Urban Layers allows users to drill down and view the history of Manhattan’s buildings by mapping out over 45,000 buildings and symbolizing them by age.  Users can filter buildings by age by interacting with the graph which shows year of construction on the X axis and the number of buildings built [...]The post Mapping Almost 250 Years of Buildings in Manhattan appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Smart Tree Logging with Remote Sensing

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Treemetrics is using satellite imagery, UAV, and LiDAR to help forestry managers to map out forests in order to better assess the quality and value of their forests and to cut down on waste.The post Smart Tree Logging with Remote Sensing appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • StateFace

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Here’s a font collection cartographers and those in GIS might want to download for future use.  StateFace is a sets of icons for the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and one showing the continental United States.  The shapes have been simplified to make them easily usable for instances where [...]The post StateFace appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Searchable Database of Coordinate Systems

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    If you need a consolidated place to search for coordinate systems, EPSG.io is a place to start.  The open source web-service was launch this past March and provides a database of over 6000 coordinate systems used around the world by different GIS datasets.  The coordinate system database is based on the official [...]The post Searchable Database of Coordinate Systems appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Optimizing Taxi Rides with HubCab

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    A project from MIT called HubCab analyzing 170 million taxi rides has found that sharing rides would reduce trips by 40%.The post Optimizing Taxi Rides with HubCab appeared first on GIS Lounge.
 
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    Spatially Adjusted

  • 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…
  • The New York Times College Football Fan Map

    James Fee
    3 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    The New York Times College Football Fan Map The New York Times released a new map showing which college football teams the people root for from data it got exclusively from Facebook. Like the other sets of maps, these were created using estimates of team support based on each team’s share of Facebook “likes” in a ZIP code. We then applied an algorithm to deal with statistical noise and fill in gaps where data was missing. Facebook “likes” are an imperfect measure, but as we’ve noted before, Facebook likes show broadly similar patterns to polls. The map is highly detailed and the…
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    VerySpatial

  • 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…
  • DigitalGlobe introduces PERSPECTIVES Magazine

    Barb
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    DigitalGlobe, a commercial high-resolution earth imagery company, launched its aptly named e-magazine, PERSPECTIVES,  today. The trade magazine provides 52 pages of stunning imagery and detailed information on the satellite imagery and remote sensing industry. Although it focuses on DigitalGlobe technologies, the magazine provides insight into a broad swath of topic areas from mineral exploration to infrastructure to penguin migration.  PERSPECTIVES will provide articles, case studies, and technical papers in their upcoming issues.  
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 480

    Sue
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:02 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 480 28 September 2014 Main Topic: Darren Platakis, Founder of Day Of Geography Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode480.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Keep It Clean by Mike McGill News Xprize $15 million Global Learning Challenge Availability of wordwide 30m SRTM elevation data announced by Obama at UN Climate Summit – Africa data set now out IKONOS turns 15 Indian spacecraft achieves Mars orbit, MAVEN enters Mars orbit NGA on Web Mercator from July and…
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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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    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。  …
  • ETCカードを選ぶ際の外せないポイント

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

  • 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 →
  • testing

    Bill Dollins
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
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    Bill Dollins
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:40 pm
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  • This is a test

    Bill Dollins
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:40 pm
    This is a test Just testing something. Sorry for the intrusion. from geoMusings http://ift.tt/1pSlg5c via IFTTT
  • 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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  • The 10 Best Sound Maps

    Keir Clarke
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    Recently there has been a trend to marry Google Maps Street View with sound recordings. The combination of 360 degree panoramas with recorded sound is an effective way for developers to represent both the aural and visual experience of locations around the world.  The Sound City Project, Night Walk in Marseilles and Sounds of Street View are three good examples of websites which combine sound
  • America's Greatest Drives

    Keir Clarke
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    The US Secretary of Transportation used to have a website, called Byways.org, which provided detailed information on over 850 scenic roads in the United States, including maps, sample trips and points of interest along the way. Unfortunately the website was taken off-line in September 2013. America's Scenic Byways is an open-sourced project to provide an alternative to the now long departed
  • Bogotá in 3d

    Keir Clarke
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    Bogotá en 3d is a beautiful looking CartoDB created map of the El Chicó neighborhood of Bogotá. The map shows the footprints of thousands of buildings in the neighborhood, alongside information about the number of flats contained in each individual building. If you select a building on the map you can view details on the building's usage and also a photo of the building. I'm not sure how
  • Jane Goodall Street View

    Keir Clarke
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    Google has added Street View imagery to Google Maps from the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. The park is where the famous anthropologist Jane Goodall has for 45 years been studying the social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees. Now you can also explore the shores of Lake Tanganyika and the rain forests of the Gombe Stream National Park using Google's interactive panoramic
  • The House Sharing Map

    Keir Clarke
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:35 am
    Unfortunately, unless you are a Russian oligarch, it is likely that you will never be able to afford to buy a home in London. This means, that if you do want to live in London, you will probably have to rent. Unfortunately, unless you are a member of a Saudi royal family, you will never be able to afford to rent a house on your own in London. This means, that if you do want to live in London,
 
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  • 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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  • Mauli Thani Here!!

    maulithani
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:57 pm
    I am Mauli Thani from Ahmedabad, India. I am working with an IT company. I am very passionate about my work. I am an easy going, love to travel and doing different things and going to different places. I am here to find some best networks to share my knowledge, idea and some useful information and learn more about.
  • How To Get Free Recharge?

    indialdh
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:23 am
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  • I'm so huge it’s the internet as I don't use

    bobbywane120
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    I'm so huge it’s the internet as I don't use a huge range but Stephen YouTube is my used they could be the ones out there I wouldn’t I like it I'm not like oh my god just because you're I cut people to using its own the other three things I'm hello n like they are by noAgeless Eye means terrible tracks but I did not this thing I have this Michael talk show guest and he said organic I train treatment and its cash I was like what is this got to like the way it is packaging that yeah it comes out it's like a cream smells amazing I nice at hydrate my under eye area but at the same time I've…
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    lumbford120
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Think it would how actually I don’t think at section linked to the magazine if it does I think it's pretty minimal I don't own any I just have a standard six Neuro3x round it only comes with one magazine for the factory site did go to the store I did pick up a second magazine for it’ll but another my personal preference up in Tamil here at sachem I am butts I there's one thing I want to show you guys and I don't know if the gas must do this or not as you can see on its loading area dummy round into the top part there and I want to Warning: Do Not Buy Neuro3x - Must READ Before Buying…
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    adirat
    2 Oct 2014 | 11:39 pm
    no more Mappoint in the future ??? Microsoft MapPoint - Home
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    GPS World

  • Carlson Software Debuts BRx5 GNSS Receiver, Surveyor2 at InterGeo

    gps_staff
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Bruce Carlson, president of Carlson Software, and William “Butch” Herter, talk about the company’s new BRx5 GNSS Receiver and Surveyor2 data collector, amongst others, while at InterGeo 2014, held October 7-9 in Berlin. View our YouTube playlist for more InterGeo videos
  • InterGeo Interviews Eric Gakstatter

    GPS World staff
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Eric Gakstatter discusses positioning technology, mapping, UAVs and the industry during an interview with InterGeo TV. Eric is GPS World contributing editor for survey, editor of Survey Scene, and editor of Geospatial Solutions. For more InterGeo videos, see our playlist.
  • Topcon Demonstrates New 3D Positioning System LN-100W at InterGeo

    GPS World staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Topcon Positioning Group demonstrates its LN-100W, an update to its line of 3D positioning systems designed for one-operator layout, while at InterGeo, held October 7-9 in Berlin. The latest model includes Bluetooth functionality. See more InterGeo videos at GPS World’s YouTube Channel
  • Qualcomm to Acquire SiRF Chipmaker CSR

    GPS World staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Qualcomm, Inc., has agreed to buy British CSR for $2.5 billion, to enhance its automotive infotainment and Internet of Things (IoT) offerings. CSR is known to the GPS/GNSS industry as the maker of the SiRFstar series of chips, which are used in many consumer devices. Qualcomm is a leading maker of chips used in smartphones. According to Qualcomm, the acquisition complements the company’s offerings by adding products, channels, and customers in the important growth categories of Internet of Everything (IoE) and automotive infotainment. “This opportunity is aligned with…
  • Spectra Precision ProMark Helps Find Mines in Bosnia-Herzegovina

    GPS World staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Bosnia and Herzegovina is burdened with one of the world’s most severe land mine problems as a result of the four years of hostilities from 1992 to 1995 that left an estimated two million unexploded landmines and munitions scattered in 28,699 locations throughout the country. In one district in the northeast of the country, Posavina Without Mines (PWM), a humanitarian, non-profit NGO, is under contract with the government of the District of Brčko to warn residents of mined areas by permanently marking suspected contaminated areas, removing the lethal objects, and helping mine-affected…
 
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    All Points Blog

  • David Huff, Pioneer of Retail Geography, Passes

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:51 am
    It's with deep sadness that I learned of the passing (obituary) of Dr. David Huff, formerly a professor of business administration at the University of Texas, Austin. Huff passed away on August 30th. David Huff, for those that have studied retail geography and market analysis, knew him... Continue reading
  • GIS Health News Weekly: Deadly Disease Infographic, Duke Geomedicine Summit, Tracking Ebola by Cell Phone

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:02 am
    Deadly Disease Interactive The Daily Mail's interactive piece looks at the world’s deadlist outbreaks, as well as history’s most dangerous diseases. Ebola Tracking Via Cell Phone The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tracking the approximate locations of cell phone... Continue reading
  • GIS Education News Weekly: CMC Map, Denver FOSS4G Lab, Aussie Geography Curriculum

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:14 am
    State of the Art Campus Map Claremont McKenna College (CMC) has launched a new interactive campus map. It's got 3D and is based on Google Maps. There's a story map-like tour, too. Suggestion: It might valuable to ask Claremont Graduate University GIS folks for some input on the next... Continue reading
  • GIS Government Weekly News: Waze Shares, Canada May Further Open Data, PLSS Control Database

    15 Oct 2014 | 1:46 am
    Waze Partners with State/Local Govs for Traffic Data Waze announced its “Connected Citizens,” a new government partnership program that will see both parties exchange data in order to improve traffic conditions earlier this month. No money is changing hands, just data.  Leesburg Uses... Continue reading
  • Alabama Establishes Geographic Information Program Office

    13 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    On September 26, by executive order #16, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley established the state's Geographic Information Program Office and continued the Alabama Geographic Information Executive Council. The order establishes a new position of Geographic Information Officer (GIO) as well... Continue reading
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  • 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…
  • Take your dream trip to Mexico with Google Maps

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

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

  • 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…
  • Balancing electricity demand and intermittent renewable generation

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

  • Rumor: Fitbit ‘Superwatch’ with built-in GPS

    Liz E.
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    From what it sounds like, Fitbit has refocused its attention on serious athletes with the upcoming release of several new fitness trackers. Two of the new trackers seem to be remodeled versions of the Fitbit Force with a few extra features. But the one that caught my attention was the Fitbit Surge—a new ‘superwatch’ thatread more The post Rumor: Fitbit ‘Superwatch’ with built-in GPS appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • Omaha Police Confuse Geocache with Pipe Bomb

    Liz E.
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    It might seem like something pretty common sense, but making a geocache look like a pipe bomb is probably not the brightest idea if you intend to have a long lasting cache. In Omaha last week, a geocache was spotted by park goers and reported immediately to the police, who promptly cordoned off the entireread more The post Omaha Police Confuse Geocache with Pipe Bomb appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • GPS Tracks as Art

    Liz E.
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
      There is nothing cooler than seeing technology and art combine. Being at opposite ends of the spectrum, the two can pair beautifully and create some really interesting and fantastic pieces. Although, that might just be me—I am a huge fan of both art and technology. If you are too, then you’ll definitely want toread more The post GPS Tracks as Art appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • Indian Satellite Successfully Launched

    Liz E.
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has announced that they successfully launched the third satellite in their Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) on Thursday. This satellite has joined two fully operational satellites launched in July 2013 and April 2014. The most recent satellite is an independent navigation satellite, which will provide GPS-like position informationread more The post Indian Satellite Successfully Launched appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • This Week in GPS — October 17, 2014

    Liz E.
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
      This week in GPS is a weekly link roundup of (mostly) GPS related odds and ends, from GPS Tracklog and other places around the Web. This week’s featured image is a drone created by Northrop Grumman, who was accused of faking tests on GPS units installed in thousands of drones and other tech. From GPS Tracklog Unusualread more The post This Week in GPS — October 17, 2014 appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
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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.
  • Gilpin’s Map of the Isothermal Zodiac and Axis of Intensity Round the World + Calcareous Plain & Maritime Selvage, Etc., Etc. Maps | 1873

    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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  • Underground Water

    dr3am4p3ac3
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Water is an important source for not only us as human, but for the animals and plants. It is everywhere around us, in the soil, in the tree leaves, in the air, in ourselves too (50-75% in our body is water). Is water abundant? Will it be enough for increasing human population in the future (by 2050, human population will increase by 2.5 billion)? Ogallala Aquifer is an undergound water surrounding the High Plains in United States. Groundwater mining is an issue with Ogallala Aquifer because throughout the years, the water has been depleted due the needs to provide for agricultural and…
  • Explorer Route Maps

    geenabergen
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:56 pm
    This activity is just one small part of “Mr. Nussbaum! Learning and Fun”. This page allows you and your students to map the voyage routes of several different explorers! This resource is great for elementary school students because the maps are easy to understand and explain. This will help students by not only showing them where these explorers traveled to, but how their explorations and discoveries impacted further exploration and colonization of new lands. This website is can be especially helpful for visual learners, English Language Learners who may have trouble…
  • Atop Santiago de Chile

    whoiscandelario
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:47 pm
    I have decided that the second clue to finding out my identity would be something AND someone from the past.  The photo below to be exact. This is a photo of “Carina” atop Santiago de Chile.  We met while attending vocational school in southern California.  We didn’t talk much when we first met, but after realizing she was close to my roommate we became close friends too.  Carina and I spent the next 4 months hanging out, going samba dancing, drinking tequila, and taking pictures. Once we were each done with our courses our lives went in separate directions.  I moved…
  • Teaching with Maps--National Education Association

    doughertybre
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    The website that National Education Association provides to teach mapping offers many different resources. Mainly, this website is a great resource for teachers; it presents supportive material for lessons, as well as lessons themselves. The lessons are clearly marked to show the user what grade levels each lesson targets. Each activity provided supplements the lessons, and are all accessible by the students to assist in studying and reviewing. The NEA gives teachers the background resources to access the information used to generate the lesson, this allows the teacher to refresh their…
  • All About Explorers!

    balla0904
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    This website is a great resource for teachers when they are planning lessons on different explorers. This site has a list of different lesson plans and handouts that teachers can use when they are teaching about explorers. There is a list of different explorers and a biography on those different explorers. There are maps on this site that show the different voyages each explorer took. These maps would be a great way to show the students the different routes the explorers took. This site teaches students how to better look up information online. There are different activities where the student…
 
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  • On this day: USS Constitution Launched

    Ian Brown
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    On October 21, 1797, the USS Constitution was launched in Boston Harbor. Nicknamed ‘Old Ironsides’, the vessel has far outlived the 10-15 years that a wooden ship usually lasted in the era, and is in fact the oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat. With regular repair and restoration work she is still able to sail on special occasions, and is open to visitors year round. Photosphere by Ryan Johnson Locations: Massachusetts / Categories: On this day, Street Views, WatercraftView in Google Earth You're reading an entry from Google Sightseeing, which is copyright © 2014 Alex…
  • On this day: Sydney Opera House Opened

    Ian Brown
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    On October 20, 1973, Sydney Opera House opened to the public following 14 years of construction. The building actually houses several venues of different sizes, with the main Concert Hall housing the largest organ of its type in the world, with more than 10,000 pipes. Locations: Australia / 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: First British Open Golf Championship

    Ian Brown
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    On this day in 1860 the first British Open Golf Championship was held at the Prestwick Golf Club. Eight golfers vied for the title over a single day of competition comprising three rounds of the twelve-hole course. Willie Park Senior won the event and took home a handsome red leather belt sporting a grand silver buckle. A far cry from today’s event where the winner takes home close to a million pound and the famous claret jug. Locations: Scotland / Categories: On this day, Stadiums and Sport, Street ViewsView in Google Earth You're reading an entry from Google Sightseeing, which is…
  • On this day: Skye Bridge Opened

    Ian Brown
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Scotlands’ Skye Bridge opened on this day 19 years ago, physically linking the islands to the mainland for the first time and replacing a ferry which had run in various forms since the 17th century. Tolls to use the bridge were a source of great controversy until the bridge was bought out and toll srapped in 2004. Locations: Scotland / Categories: Bridges, 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: Wayne Gretzky Sets Points Record

    Ian Brown
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    On this day 25 years ago Wayne Gretzky became the leading points scorer in NHL history. Not long after he was traded to the LA Kings, he played against his former club, the Edmonton Oilers when he scored his 1851st point, taking the record from his idol Gordie Howe, who was on hand at Northlands Coliseum to lead the celebrations. Locations: Alberta / Categories: On this day, Stadiums and Sport, 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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    BrickHouse Security Blog: Tech News, Hidden Cameras, GPS Trackers and more

  • 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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    Atlas Obscura: Articles

  • A Brief Guide to Impractical Currencies

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    In modern economies, we use an agreed-upon medium of exchange, or currency, to trade with merchants, corporations, and our neighbors. Throughout history, this has most often been domestic animals, agricultural staples like rice and barley, salt, beads, cowry shells, precious metal, and government-backed legal tender. These are things that can be led or carried by the owner. However, what if your currency is an enormous limestone disc that can be over three meters in diameter and weigh four metric tons? What if it is a shovel blade that one can put the handle back in and use in…
  • In Search of the Real North Korea Beyond the Tourist Illusions

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    North Korea (photograph by Darmon Richter) North Korea might not be everybody's first choice of holiday destination. In fact, many remain oblivious to the fact tourism to North Korea is even a thing. In fairness, it’s easy to see how anyone who follows the news might find a leisurely holiday in the DPRK (or “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”) to be irreconcilable with everything they think they know about the place: a totalitarian nightmare of gulags and thought police, poverty and oppression. This article is to examine the nature of tourism in…
  • The Crucified Sheep, Tattooed Frogs, and Crocheted Skeletons of a Rogue Taxidermy Fair in Brooklyn

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Atlas Obscura at the Rogue Taxidermy Fair (all photographs by Steven Acres, visit http://stevenacr.es to view more of his work) Transforming cast off creatures from roadkill to vintage discards, some contemporary taxidermists are reimagining the art of preservation. This October 5, Atlas Obscura co-presented a Rogue Taxidermy Fair with the fellow Brooklyn-based Morbid Anatomy in celebration of a new book on "rogue taxidermy." Robert Marbury's Taxidermy Art: A Rogue’s Guide to the Work, the Culture, and How to Do It Yourself published by Artisan Books, examines…
  • Celebrating Life While There's Still Time: Halloween Meets Mexico's Days of Death

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    Offerings at the Palacio Municipal at La Calaca Festival (photograph by Reka Nyari) David Metcalfe, author, researcher and founder of Liminal Analytics — Applied Research Collaborative — co-authored this piece. Dr. Andrew Chesnut is Professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University and is author of the only book on Saint Death in both Mexico and the US, Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint. Metcalfe and Chesnut direct Skeletonsaint.com, a site dedicated to news and analysis of the fastest growing new religious movement…
  • A Quarantine Island, Abandoned Railroad, and More NYC Ruins That May Soon Be Reclaimed

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    Although it sometimes seems today's New York City is made up of nothing but brand new, ultra-luxury, high-end condominiums, it is still scattered with an incredible number of derelict buildings, abandoned historical sites, and disused infrastructure spaces. The most high-profile recent ruin repurposing is the High Line — 1.45 miles of disused railway tracks made over into a linear park, the final piece of which opened just last month. The project was massively successful, especially in terms of rising real estate prices nearby and a huge influx of tourism in the…
 
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    GIS Lounge

  • Mapping Almost 250 Years of Buildings in Manhattan

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Morphocode‘s Urban Layers allows users to drill down and view the history of Manhattan’s buildings by mapping out over 45,000 buildings and symbolizing them by age.  Users can filter buildings by age by interacting with the graph which shows year of construction on the X axis and the number of buildings built [...]The post Mapping Almost 250 Years of Buildings in Manhattan appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Smart Tree Logging with Remote Sensing

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Treemetrics is using satellite imagery, UAV, and LiDAR to help forestry managers to map out forests in order to better assess the quality and value of their forests and to cut down on waste.The post Smart Tree Logging with Remote Sensing appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • StateFace

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Here’s a font collection cartographers and those in GIS might want to download for future use.  StateFace is a sets of icons for the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and one showing the continental United States.  The shapes have been simplified to make them easily usable for instances where [...]The post StateFace appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Searchable Database of Coordinate Systems

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    If you need a consolidated place to search for coordinate systems, EPSG.io is a place to start.  The open source web-service was launch this past March and provides a database of over 6000 coordinate systems used around the world by different GIS datasets.  The coordinate system database is based on the official [...]The post Searchable Database of Coordinate Systems appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Optimizing Taxi Rides with HubCab

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    A project from MIT called HubCab analyzing 170 million taxi rides has found that sharing rides would reduce trips by 40%.The post Optimizing Taxi Rides with HubCab appeared first on GIS Lounge.
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