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  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Web Mercator Advisory Notice

    GIS Lounge
    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has an advisory notice posted on its site warning about errors users of the popular Web Mercator projection stating, “the use of Web Mercator and other non-WGS 84 spatial reference systems may cause geo-location / geo-coordinate errors up to 40,000 meters.”  The NGA further advised, [...]The post National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Web Mercator Advisory Notice appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • The Paris Map of Desire

    Maps Mania
    Keir Clarke
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    The Map of Desire is a real-time map of Paris shoppers based on Twitter activity in the French capital. The creators of the map claim that it uses machine-learning to track the location and level of desire among Parisienne shoppers in real-time. I'm not sure how much 'machine-learning' is actually taking place. What the map does is search geo-tagged Twitter messages posted in Paris for a
  • More analysis of 3D Imagery

    Google Earth Blog
    Timothy Whitehead
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:50 pm
    When Google first announced the automatically generated 3D imagery, they said it was generated via stereophotogrammetry from aerial imagery. In our recent post about 3D imagery featuring cruise ships, we explained that it involves taking pictures from different angles and using that to automatically generate the 3D structure. The result of this is that moving objects cannot be captured by this technique. To understand the implications, lets have a look at a few examples around Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris, France. Above left: A moving aircraft on the runway has no 3D at all. Above…
  • While the Arctic is melting, the Gulf Stream remains

    Geography News -- ScienceDaily
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The melting Arctic is not the source for less saline Nordic Seas. It is the Gulf Stream that has provided less salt. A new study documents that the source of fresher Nordic Seas since 1950 is rooted in the saline Atlantic as opposed to Arctic freshwater that is the common inference.
  • Causes of California drought linked to climate change

    Geography News -- ScienceDaily
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    The extreme atmospheric conditions associated with California's crippling drought are far more likely to occur under today's global warming conditions than in the climate that existed before humans emitted large amounts of greenhouse gases, scientists say.
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    Geography News -- ScienceDaily

  • Causes of California drought linked to climate change

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    The extreme atmospheric conditions associated with California's crippling drought are far more likely to occur under today's global warming conditions than in the climate that existed before humans emitted large amounts of greenhouse gases, scientists say.
  • Greenland Ice Sheet more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    A new study finds that the Greenland Ice Sheet, which covers 1.7 million square kilometers and contains enough ice to raise sea levels worldwide by seven meters, is less stable and more sensitive to climate change than previously thought.
  • While the Arctic is melting, the Gulf Stream remains

    28 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The melting Arctic is not the source for less saline Nordic Seas. It is the Gulf Stream that has provided less salt. A new study documents that the source of fresher Nordic Seas since 1950 is rooted in the saline Atlantic as opposed to Arctic freshwater that is the common inference.
  • Preference for built-up habitats could explain rapid spread of tree bumblebee in UK

    26 Sep 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Tree bumblebee populations could be spreading because the bees readily live alongside humans in towns and villages. This sets the species apart from other common British bumblebees -- which could explain how tree bumblebees have managed to colonize much of the UK while many other bumblebee species have been declining.
  • Poor fish harvests more frequent now off California coast

    26 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    In the past 600 years off the California coast, occasional episodes of diminished ocean upwelling that cause fish populations to crash have occurred naturally. The poor yearly fish harvests seen in the last 60 years aren't any worse in severity than earlier, but are happening more frequently.
 
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    Google Earth Blog

  • The best of Google Earth for September 2014

    Timothy Whitehead
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:21 am
    Early this month we released a KML demarcating the areas covered with the new 3D mesh that Google has been rolling out in Google Earth. It has proved quite popular, with readers regularly letting us know of new areas they have found. Street View coverage has been expanding, with the most significant gains in Argentina and Malaysia. As far as we are aware, Google have not done any significant updates to satellite or aerial imagery this month. We really liked the story about Skybox Imaging capturing the Burning Man festival on multiple days and producing animated gifs from the results. If you…
  • More analysis of 3D Imagery

    Timothy Whitehead
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:50 pm
    When Google first announced the automatically generated 3D imagery, they said it was generated via stereophotogrammetry from aerial imagery. In our recent post about 3D imagery featuring cruise ships, we explained that it involves taking pictures from different angles and using that to automatically generate the 3D structure. The result of this is that moving objects cannot be captured by this technique. To understand the implications, lets have a look at a few examples around Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris, France. Above left: A moving aircraft on the runway has no 3D at all. Above…
  • Argentina and Malaysia now in Street View

    Timothy Whitehead
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:39 am
    Argentina has just been added to Street View and there has been a significant increase in the coverage in Malaysia. Thanks to GEB reader Dave for letting us know. Earlier in the Week, the territory of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands were added. Thanks to GEB readers Martin and Kyle. GEB reader Dave also tells us some locations in the US have been added, including Mason and Grand Ledge, Michigan. If you know of any other areas, please let us know in the comments. Street View coverage in Argentina and Malaysia. The last major update we reported were the additions of…
  • Moving to the new My Maps

    Timothy Whitehead
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:38 am
    Back in 2007 Google first introduced My Maps which allowed anyone to create and share their own maps directly in the Google Maps interface. Since then Google Maps has received a significant upgrade which went live for all users in February this year. The older version, now referred to as ‘classic Google Maps’, still exists and if necessary you can switch back to it by clicking on the question mark in the lower right hand corner of the new Maps, and selecting ‘Return to classic Google Maps’. Separately, Google created Google Maps Engine, formerly known as Google Earth…
  • Google Earth drone control

    Timothy Whitehead
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    After our post on drones, GEB reader Satyen Sarhad (creator of Geoception that we looked at back in 2012), pointed us to a couple of Ground Control Station systems for drones that make excellent use of the Google Earth plugin. Open source software HappyKillmore’s Ground Control Station is focused on being easy to use and working well on low resolution screens. The primary purpose of the software appears to be to monitor a drone in flight. It displays the data that is received from the drone on the various instruments displayed and also shows the position, attitude and path of the drone…
 
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    Esri Speaker Series Podcasts

  • Cartography: Served

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

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

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

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

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

  • Esri EdUC 2015 Call for Proposals: Learning and leading through service

    Angela Lee
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    You’re invited to exchange ideas and best practices with fellow GIS educators and administrators at the 2015 Esri Education GIS Conference in San Diego, California. Participating in the conference will connect you with others who share your professional interests, making it the premier thought-leadership event for those involved in GIS education. Technical sessions and hands-on workshops help you keep your edge. The conference theme is “Learning and leading through service.” Service learning is an increasingly common element of formal and informal instruction. GIS empowers students to…
  • Fun with GIS 164: Web AppBuilder

    Charlie Fitzpatrick
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    What do you like: construction tools or a finished product? For education, it depends on the situation. Sometimes, it’s best to give people a “finished product” with which to explore content; this helps build certain kinds of knowledge and skills. Other times, people need a construction zone, which fosters learning too, though not necessarily the same. Still other times, it’s good to have the user build a “finished product” for others, so s/he can grapple with how others may think about information. Part of the magic of learning is that it happens via many…
  • GIS as a Platform

    Joseph Kerski
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    No doubt you have read or seen presentations in which ArcGIS has been described as a “platform.”  I have been asked on several occasions as to how I would communicate this concept to the general public or to students, from a non-technical point of view.  Here is how I would respond: The 21st Century issues we face, from water quality and quantity, land use pressure, sustainable agriculture and tourism, climate, urbanization, energy, human health, to natural hazards and others, are becoming more serious, and are global issues that increasingly affect our everyday lives.  These…
  • New GPS and Fieldwork Resources Online

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

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

  • Improved and More Realistic Minecraft Map of Great Britain

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Last year, UK Ordnance Survey (OS) intern Joseph Braybrook created a geographically accurate map of Great Britain for the virtual reality game Minecraft.  That map was created using 22 billion blocks.  Now a full-time employee with the OS, Jopseph has built an improved map built using 83 billion blocks. From the [...]The post Improved and More Realistic Minecraft Map of Great Britain appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Measuring Small Variations in the Earth’s Gravity

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    Scientists can create higher resolution maps showing small variations in the earth’s gravity gradient by combining data from two different satellites. The NASA–German Grace satellites were launched in May of 2002 in order to map variations in Earth’s gravity field.  The two satellites fly about 220 kilometers (137 miles) apart in a polar [...]The post Measuring Small Variations in the Earth’s Gravity appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Measuring Carbon Dioxide and Nitrogen Dioxide Trends with Remote Sensing

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:37 am
    Most measurements of greenhouse gases uses a bottoms-up approach by estimating emissions based on reported fossil fuel consumptions from power plants and other sources.  Researchers from the University of Bremen recently published in Nature Geoscience the results of an effort to implement a top-down approach using data acquired remotely. Data was [...]The post Measuring Carbon Dioxide and Nitrogen Dioxide Trends with Remote Sensing appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Web Mercator Advisory Notice

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has an advisory notice posted on its site warning about errors users of the popular Web Mercator projection stating, “the use of Web Mercator and other non-WGS 84 spatial reference systems may cause geo-location / geo-coordinate errors up to 40,000 meters.”  The NGA further advised, [...]The post National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Web Mercator Advisory Notice appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • I’m a…. The GIS Profession in One Word

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    When I think about the debate about whether or not GIS is a profession, one aspect that pokes at me is the inability to succinctly sum up the answer to the question, “What do you do?” in one word.  When I think about professions, I think about the one word [...]The post I’m a…. The GIS Profession in One Word appeared first on GIS Lounge.
 
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    Spatially Adjusted

  • Open Data…

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

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

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

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

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

  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 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…
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 479

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

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

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

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

  • 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.
  • PostGIS in Action and PostgreSQL Up and Running 2nd Editions

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

  • 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.
  • 2014 NASA EONS Solicitation New Appendix

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

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

  • Geosimulation and Big Data: A Marriage made in Heaven or Hell?

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

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

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

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

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

  • 光熱費をクレジットカードで支払うメリットとは

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

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

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

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

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

  • The HMS Cavalier Guided Street View Tour

    Keir Clarke
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    C Inside Media has created a very impressive guided Street View tour of HMS Cavalier. The tour uses Google Maps Street View in conjunction with a narrated audio guide of the ship. The HMS Cavalier is a retired C-class destroyer of the Royal Navy, which served in World War II. Using the HMS Cavalier Guided Tour you can explore the ship using the custom Street View imagery. This allows you to
  • Viva Street View Vegas

    Keir Clarke
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    Google's indoor Street View imagery allows you to explore some wonderfully exotic locations around the world. On Google Maps you can take a virtual stroll down Harry Potter's Diagon Alley, check out the TARDIS (it's bigger on the inside) or explore inside a submarine. Naturally some of the most exotic indoor locations to appear on Street View are located in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Convention
  • The Paris Map of Desire

    Keir Clarke
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    The Map of Desire is a real-time map of Paris shoppers based on Twitter activity in the French capital. The creators of the map claim that it uses machine-learning to track the location and level of desire among Parisienne shoppers in real-time. I'm not sure how much 'machine-learning' is actually taking place. What the map does is search geo-tagged Twitter messages posted in Paris for a
  • US Carbon Footprint Map

    Keir Clarke
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    It seems to be Save the Planet day on Maps Mania. All the best maps today seem to be concerned with raising awareness about global emissions and our carbon footprint. My guess is that last week's UN climate change summit in New York has led to a rise in the global output of environment maps. Today we've already looked at the Changing Global Emissions Map and the Changing Global Emissions Map,
  • Putting Global CO2 Emissions on the Map

    Keir Clarke
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    Earlier today we reported on the Changing Global Emissions Map, which animates carbon dioxide emissions by country over the last 160 years. The Fossil Fuel Data Assimilation System (FFDAS) has also just released a Google Map visualizing global CO2 emissions. The FFDAS Map displays estimates of carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels, across the world, for the years 1997 to
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    Mapperz - The Mapping News Blog

  • An Online Easy Translator for GIS Data

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

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

    16 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
     Wind Animation Map ESRI JS API  Clean visualisation of Wind Currents across the world  http://esri.github.io/wind-js/  data source:[US National Weather Service -... Map and GIS News finding blog. With so many Maps and GIS sites online now it is hard to find the good from the not so good. This blog tries to cut the cream and provide you with the newest, fastest, cleanest and most user friendly maps that are available online. News has location and it is mapped.
  • QGIS Ordnance Survey Opendata Cartographic Styles

    18 Jun 2014 | 7:11 am
    QGIS Ordnance Survey Opendata Styles Ordnance Survey have released Style Sheets for their #opendata including ESRI (ArcGIS) and Quantum GIS (QGIS) style sheets. Most strikingly for the Vector Map... Map and GIS News finding blog. With so many Maps and GIS sites online now it is hard to find the good from the not so good. This blog tries to cut the cream and provide you with the newest, fastest, cleanest and most user friendly maps that are available online. News has location and it is mapped.
  • The FIFA World Cup of Football 1930-2014.

    13 Jun 2014 | 7:06 am
    The FIFA World Cup of Football 1930-2014. A great map showing The FIFA World Cup of Football since 1930-2014. "The national teams of 31 countries advanced through qualification... Map and GIS News finding blog. With so many Maps and GIS sites online now it is hard to find the good from the not so good. This blog tries to cut the cream and provide you with the newest, fastest, cleanest and most user friendly maps that are available online. News has location and it is mapped.
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    MapPoint Forums

  • Mouse buttons

    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?
  • Trying to do a 2013 silent install

    admlshake
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    I'm trying to set this up to be available in our SCCM application catalog. So I have the Instal set to "msiexec /i "data.msi" /qn OFFICE_INTEGRATION=1" and it appeared to work. But when I try to launch it, I get prompted to accept the EULA and to register the product. Is there anyway I can get around the users getting prompted for this? I'd rather they just install it, then launch it with out having do anything.
  • Mapping in a excel VBA userform from a range of X,Y in a sheet

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

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

  • Satlab Geosolutions Adds Americas Office, Appoints Phil Gabriel

    GPS World staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    Satlab products include (from left) the SL600 6G GNSS receiver, the SL300 6G GNSS receiver, and the SL55 controller. Swedish-based survey and GIS equipment maker Satlab Geosolutions AB has expanded into the U.S. and Americas with the creation of a new sister company Satlab Geosolutions (USA), Inc., based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Phil Gabriel has been named managing director of the USA office. Setting up a formal base of operations in the U.S. will allow Satlab to better service their clients and expand their customer base in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Latin America, a company release…
  • ION GNSS+ 2014: Exelis Inc.

    GPS World staff
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Lori Thompson with Exelis Inc. gives updates about the company at the 2014 ION GNSS+ Conference September 9-12 in Tampa, Florida. The company is celebrating more than 700 years of on-orbit performance.
  • Summer — and the Living Ain’t Easy

    Tim Reynolds
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Summer 2014 will be one that the €6.3 billion (US$8.2 billion) Galileo GNSS programme will need to chalk down to experience and hope to move on from. At the time of my last EAGER column, we were starting to get a hint that one of the four in-orbit Galileo IOV satellites was not functioning. We now know that it has suffered a catastrophic power failure. And in August, celebrations for a successful launch of the first two Galileo FOC satellites, named Doresa and Milena, quickly went sour when it became clear that they had suffered an anomaly during launch. And a very big anomaly at that. We…
  • ION GNSS+ 2014: Rohde & Schwarz

    GPS World staff
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Darren McCarthy, Rohde & Schwarz, gives GPS World a booth tour of its GNSS solutions, avionics gear and interference hunting solutions while at the 2014 ION GNSS+ Conference, held September 9-12 in Tampa, Florida.
  • u-blox SARA-U260 Module Receives AT&T Approval

    GPS World staff
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    The u-blox SARA-U260 module. Swiss u‑blox says that its SARA-U260 dual-band 3G/2G module has achieved AT&T network compatible status. The certification allows customers to design SARA-U260 modems into M2M devices operating over AT&T’s extensive 3G network in the USA. Typical applications include small tracking boxes, usage-based insurance devices, smart metering, wearable electronics, and connected fitness watches. SARA-U260 is a complete 3G/2G voice/data module for applications that still require roaming ability with 2G using AT&T’s extensive 3G network coverage.
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    Google LatLong

  • Make your own way with the new My Maps

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Subsurface sensing technologies map a superhenge at Stonehenge

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

  • TomTom Updates GPS Sport Watch Software

    Liz E.
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    TomTom has announced a slew of updates for their GPS watches, including the long-awaited Android support for their popular MySports App, and added compatibility for iOS 8. Android users can download the MySports App from the Google Play Store for free. Support for iOS was released last year. The app was first announced in February andread more The post TomTom Updates GPS Sport Watch Software appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • Introducing Implantable GPS Chip for Pets

    Liz E.
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    Two of the most common uses of GPS tracking are to keep track of loved ones and to help find lost pets. But GPS pet collars are clunky, expensive and easily lost. Now, a company called Escape Alert is prepping to launch a Kickstarter next week to change that. Through crowdfunding, Escape Alert wants to create anread more The post Introducing Implantable GPS Chip for Pets appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • GPS & Augmented Reality Show Berlin Wall History

    Liz E.
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    There is nothing I enjoy more than seeing GPS used in unusual and creative ways. Recently, a German company has created a TimeTraveler app that allows visitors to learn about the Berlin Wall through GPS-based augmented reality. Available on both iPhone and Android devices, this cool app lets your phone act like a window toread more The post GPS & Augmented Reality Show Berlin Wall History appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • This Week in GPS — September 26, 2014

    Liz E.
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    This week in GPS is a weekly link roundup of (mostly) GPS related odds and ends, from GPS Tracklog and other places around the Web. This week’s featured image is the prototype of an implantable GPS microchip that is roughly the size of a grain of rice. This little beauty is designed to track pets—one of the first ofread more The post This Week in GPS — September 26, 2014 appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • Lobby to Make Covert GPS Tracking Illegal

    Liz E.
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    Several different states have introduced bills to try and make covert GPS tracking by civilians illegal. Bills have been announced in New Jersey and two different counties in New York following the recent political uproar over political candidates tracking each other via hidden GPS devices.  While police officers have to go through a legal minefieldread more The post Lobby to Make Covert GPS Tracking Illegal appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
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    Making Maps: DIY Cartography

  • 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…
  • Map Art Exhibitions, 2012-13

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

  • #841 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Kerguelen Islands 14/03/21

    Florian
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    Jean Pierre sent me this wonderful cover from the Kerguelen Islands, thank you very much! On March 21, 2014, it was cancelled at Port-aux-Français and arrived on September 21 the same year. The left stamp is part of the “Logos” set, which was issued on April 29, 2013. The stamp set on the right was issued on January 2, 2012. It commemorates the former observatory station at Point Molloy on the main Kerguelen island La Grande Terre. On the back of the cover there are the cachets of the Chef de District Christian Fressignac and the Gérant Postal Alain Neufville.
  • National Geographic Geo Bee Daily Quiz!

    mrspopescuhistory
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
  • FOR - GRU

    mydayinuy
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    Between Fortaleza and Sao Paulo, Brazil: The distance from Montevideo to Fortaleza, Brazil, is almost exactly the same as from LA to New York:
  • “I’d like a vowel” – city names with the largest percentage of vowels

    problogic
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    Source: mathalicious.com Below is my list of city names containing the largest percentage of vowels based on the English alphabet. Ocoee, Florida in suburban Orlando leads the pack with 80 percent vowels. Those city names that are notably longer (a minimum of eight letters) with larger percentages of vowels are also identified, with the longest being Cape Girardeau, Missouri with 13 letters, seven of which are vowels and Kaunakakai, Hawaii with a total of ten letters, six of which are vowels. Please feel free to send along others that I may have missed. Ocoee, FL, USA = 80% vowels  …
  • More Photos of the Dorset Coast

    abbotta97
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
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    Google Sightseeing

  • On this day: Hoover Dam was Dedicated

    Ian Brown
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    On September 20, 1935, the Hoover Dam was dedicated by President Franklin D Roosevelt. Construction was completed six months later, an astounding 2 years ahead of schedule, despite immense challenges and experimental building techniques. Photosphere by Roelof de Vries Locations: Arizona, Nevada / Categories: On this day, Street Views, StructuresView in Google Earth You're reading an entry from Google Sightseeing, which is copyright © 2014 Alex Turnbull & James Turnbull and must not be reproduced without permission.
  • On this day: Blackpool Tramway Opened

    Ian Brown
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    On this day in 1885, the Tramway in Blackpool opened – the first of its kind in the world. These days the 18km (11 mile) system carries more than 6 million passengers a year, mostly on shiny new trams, though older heritage trams still operate during peak tourist times. Locations: England / Categories: On this day, Other Vehicles, 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.
  • Glaciers on Street View! Google’s cameras have reached Argentina, where they visited the incredible Los Glaciares National Park.

    Alex Turnbull
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    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: The Queen Mary was Launched

    Ian Brown
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Eighty years ago today the RMS Queen Mary was launched in Clydebank Scotland. She served as a luxury cruise liner for Cunard for about three decades, until age forced her into retirement. Instead of being scrapped, she was moored permanently at Long Beach, California, where she now acts as a hotel, museum and restaurant. Locations: California / Categories: 45˚ Imagery, On this day, WatercraftView 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: Ground was broken for Fenway Park

    Ian Brown
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    On September 25, 1911, ground was broken for Fenway Park in Boston, the oldest ballpark still in use in the Major Leagues. The Red Sox started playing in the iconic stadium the following season. In 1999 plans were announced to create a modern replica to replace Fenway, with immediate outrage from the team’s fans meaning the plans were eventually shelved. Locations: Massachusetts / Categories: 45˚ Imagery, On this day, Stadiums and SportView in Google Earth You're reading an entry from Google Sightseeing, which is copyright © 2014 Alex Turnbull & James Turnbull and must not be…
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    BrickHouse Security Blog: Tech News, Hidden Cameras, GPS Trackers and more

  • NYPD Institutes Body Camera Pilot Program After Civilian Deaths

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

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

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

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

    BrickHouse Security
    11 Jun 2014 | 2:47 pm
    With the 2014 World Cup kickoff just hours away, international focus has shifted to Brazil, where protests and allegations of unpreparedness have plagued coverage of the event. We’ve rounded up some of the most interesting security stories from the Cup below. Mass Protests Mar World Cup Proceedings In the weeks and months leading up to the World Cup, Brazil has seen demonstrations and protests throughout the country, but mainly in metropolitan areas like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, which is set to host the first match. While there are a number of contributing factors to the unrest in…
 
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  • The Cemetery Owned by No One: Philadelphia's Abandoned Mount Moriah

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    Gate of Mount Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia (all photographs by the author) Philadelphia's Mount Moriah Cemetery has been officially closed and abandoned since 2011, its 380 acres now overgrown, the over 85,000 graves consumed by an encroaching forest. Incorporated in 1855, it was once among the most elite of the Victorian cemeteries. Now you're lucky if you can find a family member's grave without rubbing against poison ivy.  How such a significant place fell into such ruin is complicated, and years after its last burial it's still effectively without an owner. A…
  • Incredible Photographs of the Monumental Power Station That Electrified the Manhattan Rails

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    Main Support Frame of Engine Unit, March 20, 1902. (Courtesy of New York Transit Museum) The steam-powered trains that first provided New York City with mass transit quickly became a sooty mess, rumbling over the elevated tracks above the streets and leaving dark clouds in their cacophonous wake. So in 1900 construction began on a massive new facility that would use alternating current (AC) electricity to propel the transit lines of the Second, Third, Sixth, and Ninth avenues in Manhattan. An exhibition at the New York Transit Museum in downtown Brooklyn…
  • Haunted Houses: Tokyo's Real Estate Listings with Problems

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    A well & water bogie spirit (illustration from "Books and Bookmen," 1899, via Internet Archive Book Images) The Japanese are renowned for the supernatural — the yokāi (roughly "monsters"), and yūrei ("ghosts"). The ghosts and monsters of Japanese tradition still infiltrate and live in the Japanese conciousness, with school children telling stories about yokāi first mentioned a thousand years ago, alongside some that were only invented during the 20th century. Remakes of Japanese films such as The Ring and The Grudge have also helped to introduce these stories to…
  • Objects of Intrigue: The Spiders Who Spun in Space

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:19 am
    Anita in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (photograph by beccapie/Flickr) Alongside the huge airplanes and spacecrafts in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is a small spider who went to space, the name "Anita" stuck onto her preserving jar. Anita and her companion spider Arabella were part of an experiment to see if spiders would weave their webs once propelled out of the Earth's atmosphere. Spiders are known to use the weight of their bodies to coordinate their web weaving, so a change in gravity was something scientists were interested…
  • Join Kcymaerxthaere and Atlas Obscura on the Road to a Parallel Universe in the Midwest

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    From August to September, Eames Demetrios, Geographer-at-Large for Kcymaerxthaere, is serving as the Geographer-in-Residence at Atlas Obscura. Read his previous posts & discover places in a world parallel to our own here. It is dawn in west Michigan and tomorrow, at 8:30 AM (getting coffee at 8), some intrepid folks will begin their journey of story from Michigan to Indiana, and thence to the 9th Annual All-Kymaericas Kcymaerxthaere Spelling Bee in Paris, Illinois. Never been to a parallel universe spelling bee before? Here is what one looks like. DON'T miss it. ArtPrize in…
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  • Improved and More Realistic Minecraft Map of Great Britain

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Last year, UK Ordnance Survey (OS) intern Joseph Braybrook created a geographically accurate map of Great Britain for the virtual reality game Minecraft.  That map was created using 22 billion blocks.  Now a full-time employee with the OS, Jopseph has built an improved map built using 83 billion blocks. From the [...]The post Improved and More Realistic Minecraft Map of Great Britain appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Measuring Small Variations in the Earth’s Gravity

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    Scientists can create higher resolution maps showing small variations in the earth’s gravity gradient by combining data from two different satellites. The NASA–German Grace satellites were launched in May of 2002 in order to map variations in Earth’s gravity field.  The two satellites fly about 220 kilometers (137 miles) apart in a polar [...]The post Measuring Small Variations in the Earth’s Gravity appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Measuring Carbon Dioxide and Nitrogen Dioxide Trends with Remote Sensing

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:37 am
    Most measurements of greenhouse gases uses a bottoms-up approach by estimating emissions based on reported fossil fuel consumptions from power plants and other sources.  Researchers from the University of Bremen recently published in Nature Geoscience the results of an effort to implement a top-down approach using data acquired remotely. Data was [...]The post Measuring Carbon Dioxide and Nitrogen Dioxide Trends with Remote Sensing appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Web Mercator Advisory Notice

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has an advisory notice posted on its site warning about errors users of the popular Web Mercator projection stating, “the use of Web Mercator and other non-WGS 84 spatial reference systems may cause geo-location / geo-coordinate errors up to 40,000 meters.”  The NGA further advised, [...]The post National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Web Mercator Advisory Notice appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • I’m a…. The GIS Profession in One Word

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    When I think about the debate about whether or not GIS is a profession, one aspect that pokes at me is the inability to succinctly sum up the answer to the question, “What do you do?” in one word.  When I think about professions, I think about the one word [...]The post I’m a…. The GIS Profession in One Word appeared first on GIS Lounge.
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