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  • Geologic Map of Mars

    Jonathan Crowe: Recent Map Posts
    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.
  • 100 Earth Shattering Remote Sensing Applications & Uses

    GIS Geography
    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…
  • The Dyatlov Pass Incident

    Atlas Obscura: Articles
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    Photo taken from a roll of film found at the camp of the Dyatlov Pass incident (via Wikimedia) In January of 1959, 23-year-old Igor Dyatlov led a group of eight young Soviet hikers, comprising seven men and two women and mostly university students, into the Ural Mountains, attempting to reach Mt. Ortorten from the small settlement of Vizhai. It took more than three months to locate all nine of their bodies. They were found about six miles away from their destination, in a forest almost a mile away from their campsite, without their skis, shoes, or coats in approximately -30 degrees Fahrenheit…
  • Time Series Animation in ArcGIS

    GIS Geography
    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…
  • An Online Easy Translator for GIS Data

    Mapperz - The Mapping News Blog
    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.
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    Geography News -- ScienceDaily

  • How ferns adapted to one of Earth's newest and most extreme environments

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    Ferns are believed to be 'old' plant species -- some of them lived alongside the dinosaurs, over 200 million years ago. However, a group of Andean ferns evolved much more recently: their completely new form and structure (morphology) arose and diversified within the last 2 million years. This novel morphology seems to have been advantageous when colonising the extreme environment of the high Andes.
  • Some scientists share better than others

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Some scientists share better than others. While astronomers and geneticists embrace the concept, the culture of ecology still has a ways to go. New research explores the paradox that although ecologists share findings via scientific journals, they do not share the data on which the studies are built, said a co-author of the paper.
  • Karakoram glacier anomaly resolved, a cold case of climate science

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Researchers may have hit upon an answer to a climate-change puzzle that has eluded scientists for years, namely why glaciers in the Karakoram range of the Himalayas have remained stable and even increased in mass while glaciers nearby and worldwide have been receding. Understanding the 'Karakoram anomaly' could help gauge the future availability of water for hundreds of millions of people.
  • Two vessels from WWII convoy battle off North Carolina discovered: German U-boat 576 and freighter Bluefields found within 240 yards

    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.
  • Rising above the risk: America's first tsunami refuge

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    Washington's coast is so close to the seismically active Cascadia Subduction Zone that if a megathrust earthquake were to occur, a tsunami would hit the Washington shoreline in just 25 minutes. One coastal community is preparing for such a disaster by starting construction on the nation's first tsunami evacuation refuge, large enough to shelter more than 1,000 people who are within 20-minute walking distance.
 
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    Google Earth Blog

  • Review of Google Earth for Android Version 8

    Frank Taylor
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    As mentioned in my previous post, Google recently announced a new version of Google Earth for Android. This version (8.0.0.2305) is a complete re-write of the underlying Google Earth 3D model, and now has access to unified mapping data used by Google Maps and this new version of Google Earth. This means the most current available mapping data can now be viewed in this version of Google Earth (Google Earth version 7 on all the other platforms is based on less current data). Version 8 also adds some enhanced 3D rendering and improves some aspects of KML support. These things are good news for…
  • Partial Solar Eclipse October 23rd 2014

    Timothy Whitehead
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
    There will be a partial solar eclipse later today October 23rd 2014. It will be visible over much of North America. We have looked at eclipses many time in the past, including: 2006, 2008 1,2, 2009, 2010,2012 and 2013. Several of the sites or KMLs that we have pointed to in the past either no-longer work or do not include this eclipse – probably because it is only a partial eclipse. However, the HeyWhatsThat eclipse page, which uses the Google Earth plugin, still works correctly and will show you the path of today’s eclipse. Be sure to tick ‘penumbra’ near the bottom…
  • Google Rewrites Google Earth for Android

    Frank Taylor
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:58 am
    Google has announced a new version of Google Earth for Android that promises “an enhanced 3D experience, quicker updates to the map, and an easier way to view your KML files in Earth”. It has some interesting new rendering technology, and the ability more easily load KML files is an important step. I will be giving a more detailed look at the new Google Earth App for Android soon, including an analysis of the new rendering and KML support features. Here’s a screenshot Google provided of the new 3D look. New Google Earth for Android What is most significant about this…
  • 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…
 
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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

  • 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…
  • 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…
 
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    GIS Lounge

  • Dragon Hunters: a Mapping Project for the British Legends

    GIS Contributor
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    The team behind Dragon Hunters explains their crowd funding campaign currently running on Indiegogo. Can we map a legend? Can we map dragons as we map the distribution of African lions or North American bald eagles? Like eagles, dragons are told to cut the sky with their wings, but they also dig [...]The post Dragon Hunters: a Mapping Project for the British Legends appeared first on 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.
 
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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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  • 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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    Bill Dollins
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:40 pm
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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

  • Mapping the New London

    Keir Clarke
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:34 am
    Whereabouts London is an experiment in redefining the boundaries of London neighborhoods based on how people live and not on the physical geography of where they live. Using data from a wide range of sources, including demographics, house prices and the availability of different amenities Whereabouts London creates neighborhoods from the similarities and distinctions between Londoners and
  • 700 Red Dots & 4,000 Holes

    Keir Clarke
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Clickhole has created a static map of 700 Red Dots in the USA. The map is an effective visualization of a remarkable number of red dots throughout the US. However the use of a static map does mean that the exact location of each red dot is a little hard to read. The map would be a lot more effective if you were able to zoom in and pan the map. The 700 Red Dots map is a great example of a map
  • Mapping the Ebola Response

    Keir Clarke
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    The OpenStreetMap of Guéckédou before HOT mapping The current Ebola outbreak started in Guéckédou, in southeastern Guinea. The disease soon spread to other nearby Guinea towns and then to Liberia and Sierra Leone. One of the biggest problems for aid agencies and health organizations in responding to the crisis was the lack of good maps in the areas where Ebola has been most prevalent. This is
  • Housing Density in Melbourne

    Keir Clarke
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Last week Maps Mania posted about the The Melbourne Bike Crash Map from the City Science Group at Monash University. The City Science Group has also created an interesting map of Melbourne House Density. This map visualizes the distribution of dwelling density in Melbourne. Building plots on the map are colored by the number of dwellings per square kilometer. You can mouse-over the individual
  • A Year of Earthquakes Mapped

    Keir Clarke
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Last year there were over 6,000 earthquakes with a magnitude of over 4.5. A Year of Earthquakes is an interactive map plotting all the earthquakes around the world in 2013. Not only does the map plot every earthquake that occurred last year it also includes population density and mortality risk layers. Using these layers it is possible to view where earthquakes are most likely to cause high
 
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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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  • This is the end ....

    adirat
    2 Oct 2014 | 11:39 pm
    no more Mappoint in the future ??? Microsoft MapPoint - Home
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    plhintx
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    Hello, when working in MapPoint 2013 right nor left mouse buttons appear to work, not on my plug & play mouse nor on the touchpad on my laptop. They both function as they should in other programs. Any suggestions? Thanks, Patti
  • DataSets.ZoomTo problem after importing Territories

    cwrude
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    Using the MapPoint 20130 control in vb6, I import territories from an Excel file. I then add a pushpin location. When I issue datasets.zoomto, the control zooms out to the entire world. If I change the Pane to Territories and then issue datasets.zoomto, the control zooms correctly. I can then change the pane back to Legend and overview and zoomto continues to work correctly. The zoomto problem does not appear if I create the territory manually; just if I import from an excel file. Any thoughts?
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  • Stonex Showcases S10 GNSS Receiver at InterGeo

    GPS World staff
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Mauro Colombi, vice president of operations for Stonex, discusses the new S10 GNSS Receiver while at InterGeo 2014, held October 7-9 in Berlin. The S10 features a new generation of smart and open GPS, where a user can install custom applications directly on the receiver.
  • Eighth GPS IIF Set to Launch Wednesday

    GPS World staff
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    The Air Force is set to launch the 8th GPS IIF satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on October 29. The 18-minute launch window opens at 1:21 p.m. EDT. An Atlas V 401 will launch the GPS IIF-8 mission for the U.S. Air Force. The live webcast will begin at 1:01 p.m. EDT. As described by the Air Force, GPS IIF-8 is one of the next-generation GPS satellites, incorporating various improvements to provide greater accuracy, increased signals, and enhanced performance for users. GPS IIF-8 will be United Launch Alliance’s fourth GPS launch of 2014 and the 12th of…
  • Fleet Remains Strong Worldwide Location Market

    Kevin Dennehy
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    Photo by born1945 is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Because of nonstop government regulation, which can help and hinder the trucking industry, the mobile resource management market will continue to be one of the strongest location segments. In other news this month, while it doesn’t get much bigger a deal in the location industry than a $2.5 billion purchase, as in the case of Qualcomm buying CSR, one smaller deal that should not be overlooked is ST Telecom’s acquisition of Shopkick, a growing indoor location provider. SAN DIEGO — The global trucking market for fleet management products has…
  • South Surveying Launches New Dual-Frequency GNSS Receiver at InterGeo

    GPS World staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Hyman Huang of South Surveying & Mapping Instrument Co. talks with GPS World about the company’s new dual-frequency GNSS Receiver and its tablet counterpart while at InterGeo 2014, held October 7-9 in Berlin. View our YouTube playlist for more InterGeo videos
  • Mapping Our Inner GPS

    Janice Partyka
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    Photo credit: Jason Snyder from Washington, D.C., United States, Wikimedia Commons. How does our brain understand where our body is in space, and navigate us from home to work? The components of Google Maps are easy for us to discern. We readily understand the mix of GPS location, an extensive map and a sophisticated way-finding algorithm. Our ability to understand our body’s innate relationship to location is far more complex. Discovery of the “inner GPS” of the brain was recently recognized with the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, awarded to John O’Keefe, May-Britt…
 
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  • 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…
  • 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…
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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

  • Geocaching Souvenirs

    Adrian Faulkner
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    It’s natural for geocachers to want to showcase their accomplishments but all too often that can boil down to simple numbers or statistics.  Some geocachers aren’t interested in the number of caches they find but just want to showcase that they attended a special event or found a cache in a different location. For aread more The post Geocaching Souvenirs appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • Magellan Introduces 7-inch GPS Family

    Liz E.
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    Magellan introduced three new device yesterday dubbed the RoadMate family. All three devices feature huge seven inch screens designed for safer driving and navigation in larger vehicles. With screens this size, the days of squinting at the map while driving down the road are long past. The three new devices introduced are the RoadMate 9400-LM, 9412T-LM andread more The post Magellan Introduces 7-inch GPS Family appeared first on 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.
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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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  • STRUKTUR BUMI

    Skeptical Inquirer
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    UNSUR LAPISAN BUMI Massa bumi kira-kira adalah 5,98×1024 kg. Kandungan utamanya adalah besi (32,1%), oksigen (30,1%), silikon (15,1%), magnesium (13,9%), sulfur (2,9%), nikel (1,8%), kalsium (1,5%), and aluminium (1,4%); dan 1,2% selebihnya terdiri dari berbagai unsur-unsur langka. Karena proses pemisahan massa, bagian inti bumi dipercaya memiliki kandungan utama besi (88,8%) dan sedikit nikel (5,8%), sulfur (4,5%) dan selebihnya kurang dari 1% unsur langka.[10] Ahli geokimia F. W. Clarke memperhitungkan bahwa sekitar 47% kerak bumi terdiri dari oksigen. Batuan-batuan paling umum yang…
  • Welcome to Sweden!

    Miss Barnett
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    This half term each of the Year 6 classes at Heavers Farm and Selsdon have been learning about a specific country. We have each made a holiday video sharing some of the information that we have gathered. Have a look at the other Year 6 classes to find out about their countries.
  • METODE PENGUKURAN STRUKTUR BUMI

    Skeptical Inquirer
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    Salah satu cara atau metode untuk memperoleh informasi bawah permukaan bumi (subsurface) dengan menggunakan metode survei geofisika. Metode tersebut merupakan salah satu cabang ilmu fisika yang mempelajari bidang bumikhususnya perut bumi berdasarkan konsep fisika. Survei geofisika yang sering dilakukan selama ini antara lain Metode gravitasi (gayaberat), magnetik, seismik, geolistrik (resistivitas) dan elektromagnetik. Mari kita pelajari dimanakah perbedaan dan keunggulan dari masing-masing metode geofisika. GEOFISIKA Secara umum, metode geofisika dibagi menjadi dua kategori, yaitu metode…
  • What to do with a map?

    Amanda Walma (Kent ISD)
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    “Reading and understanding a map has become an increasingly technical and necessary skill,” said Ebiri Nkugba, a STEM consultant at Kent ISD. As a flight instructor at a local college, Mr. Nkugba works with aviation students to analyze highly detailed FAA maps of airspace and developing weather phenomena. “Sometimes they really struggle with understanding orientation and spatial relationships,” Mr. Nkugba said. Unmanned Vehicle Technology is an emerging industry that requires map analysis and detailed image capture.  Your students now have a unique opportunity to program, operate,…
  • Global Hazards: A Brief Guide

    AldasGustas
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    Hazard – a danger or risk. In our world, we face many geographical hazards from cyclones to earthquakes. This will be a simple entry giving a brief outlook on the main hazards we face. Hazards have two subcategories, hydro-meteorological and geophysical. The first is atmospheric, hydrological or oceanographic hazards such as floods and geophysical hazards encompass geological and meteorological phenomena such as volcanoes. Hydro-Meteorological Hazards Cyclones A cyclone can be defined as an area with low atmospheric pressure that is created when air rises from the surface of the…
 
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  • On this day: First Person to go over Niagara Falls in a Barrel

    Ian Brown
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    On October 24, 1901, Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel. A cat used as a test subject a couple of days earlier survived with only a cut to the head, coincidentally the same injury suffered by Taylor. She dubbed herself The Queen of the Mist and described the experience as so traumatic that she would caution anyone against repeating the stunt. However, her hopes for fame and fortune from public appearances were dashed when her manager disappeared with the barrel. Locations: New York, Ontario / Categories: Natural Landmarks, On this day,…
  • Ghost Towns of Chile

    Kyle Kusch
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    In a country as large and historically rich as Chile, it’s no surprise that ghost towns abound throughout the country. Now with full Street View coverage throughout Chile, it’s time to take a peek at some of these fascinating lost communities. Chaitén We begin with a more recent entry in the field of (semi-) abandoned cities. Chaitén was the scenic capital of Palena province, lying on the shores of the Gulf of Corcovado at the foot of the long-dormant Volcán Chaitén. On 2 May 2008, the volcano erupted for the first time in over 9,000 years, and on 12 May a massive lahar1 caused the…
  • On this day: Pelé was born

    Ian Brown
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Celebrating his 74th birthday today is Pelé, one of the greatest ever football players. At least we think he is celebrating – Wikipedia says he was born on either October 21 or 23. He is commemorated by several statues, including this one in Tres Coracoes, his birthplace. Locations: Brazil / 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.
  • On this day: Paul Cézanne Died

    Ian Brown
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    On this day in 1906, French painter Paul Cézanne died. Montagne Saint-Victoire, circa 1890, is amongst many of his works displayed at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Locations: France / 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.
  • 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…
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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

  • Square-Dancing Fish and World's Oldest Genitals

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Mating female and male Microbrachius, by Brian Choo, Finders University Scientists have long believed that prehistoric fish all mated externally by releasing eggs and sperm into the water. But a new discovery — "one of the biggest in the evolutionary history of sexual reproduction" — has led an Australian professor to conclude that Microbrachius dicki, prehistoric armored fish, actually had genitals, and were using them to copulate internally 385 million years ago. Paleontologist and Flinders University Professor John Long made the discovery accidentally,…
  • How Brooklyn Is Like Buenos Aires: Toward a Science of Cities

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Location of the 131 cities in the study's dataset and geographical repartition of the different groups (via Royal Society Publishing)  Marc Barthelemy and Rémi Louf, researchers at L'Institut de Physique Théorique outside of Paris, are seeking quantitative approaches to understanding cities. They use philosophy and physics to determine things like the ways traffic burdens cause cities to fragment, or whether large or small cities are smoggier. In their latest paper, "A typology of street patterns," published in the Journal of the…
  • The Dyatlov Pass Incident

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    Photo taken from a roll of film found at the camp of the Dyatlov Pass incident (via Wikimedia) In January of 1959, 23-year-old Igor Dyatlov led a group of eight young Soviet hikers, comprising seven men and two women and mostly university students, into the Ural Mountains, attempting to reach Mt. Ortorten from the small settlement of Vizhai. It took more than three months to locate all nine of their bodies. They were found about six miles away from their destination, in a forest almost a mile away from their campsite, without their skis, shoes, or coats in approximately -30 degrees Fahrenheit…
  • Sex, Drugs, and Broomsticks: The Origins of the Iconic Witch

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    Luis Ricardo Falero, "The Witches' Sabbath" (1880), oil on canvas (via Wikimedia)Witches were almost always portrayed naked until the 1900s.  In rifleing the closet of the ladie, they found a pipe of oyntment, wherewith she greased a staffe, upon which she ambled and galloped through thick and thin.  — 1324 investigation of suspected witch Lady Alice Kyteler. Silhouetted against the moon, pointy hat pushed back by the wind, the witch on her magic broomstick is an iconic image, ubiquitous during the Halloween season. While the image can be found pasted in elementary…
  • Objects of Intrigue: The Trials and Terrible Tribulations of a 17th-Century Heart

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Emblem from Daniel Cramer's 1624 "Emblemata Sacra" (all images via Internet Archive Book Images) An eagle sprouts from a heart and soars above severed hands and feet stamped with stigmata; a hand reaches out from the clouds to stab a heart through with a hammer. The strange and surreal scenes are part of an incredible series of woodcuts in a 17th-century manual of the soul. Emblemata Sacra (1624) by Daniel Cramer is just one of many emblem books published between the 16th and 18th centuries. At a time when literacy was still low, they mixed detailed…
 
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    GIS Lounge

  • Dragon Hunters: a Mapping Project for the British Legends

    GIS Contributor
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    The team behind Dragon Hunters explains their crowd funding campaign currently running on Indiegogo. Can we map a legend? Can we map dragons as we map the distribution of African lions or North American bald eagles? Like eagles, dragons are told to cut the sky with their wings, but they also dig [...]The post Dragon Hunters: a Mapping Project for the British Legends appeared first on 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.
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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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