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  • A Story Map Success Story

    Esri Speaker Series Podcasts
    Carrie Tropasso and Michael Bialousz
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    Carrie Tropasso and Michael Bialousz from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources created a Story Map that will help people find the best places to ski, snowmobile, ice skate, and sled this winter.
  • 3 Geology Maps that Explain the History of Earth

    GIS Geography
    GISGeography
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:56 am
    Geology maps depict where the underlying rock formations are. It displays rocks of different ages showing eras, periods and epochs. The post 3 Geology Maps that Explain the History of Earth appeared first on GIS Geography.
  • Life in a Town with a Population of Four

    Atlas Obscura: Articles
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    Amboy, California (screenshot from Other America) The town of Amboy, California, was a popular stop on Route 66 during the American roadway's heyday. When the Interstate Highway System put in speedier infrastructure to move cars across the country, Amboy was suddenly off the map. Now just four people live in the ghost town. Filmmaker James Coulson visited Amboy as part of his Other America series, a 12-part short video exploration of the United States. Rather than zoom in on the derelict remains of the town, or focus on its sensational sale on eBay for $4,000, Coulson…
  • Time Tables for Longitude

    WordPress Tag: Geography
    jf
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:12 pm
    (ScienceBlogs::Uncertain Principles) – Chad Orzel: Determining the longitude at sea was one of the great problems of the 1700’s. Latitude is easy to find, but longitude is much trickier. Thanks to the rotation of the Earth, the best way to measure longitude is by measuring time – if you know what time it is where you are, and what time it is at some reference point (now established as Greenwich, UK), the difference between those times tells you the difference in longitude. This is relatively easy to do on land, but making a system capable of tracking the time difference on a moving…
  • GPS Tech Means You’ll Never Lose Your Wallet

    GPS Tracklog
    Liz E.
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    When looking for a gift for that impossible someone (because let’s be honest–we all have one) I have found the best thing is to look for something unusual that they might not consider getting for themselves. If you have someone on your list who is interested in technology (GPS or otherwise) or who is constantlyread more The post GPS Tech Means You’ll Never Lose Your Wallet appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
 
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    Google Earth Blog

  • New Google Earth Imagery – December 9th, 2014

    Timothy Whitehead
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:58 am
    Google have updated their ‘Latest Google Earth Imagery’ map showing an update on December 9th. Thank you to GEB reader André for letting us know. Latest Google Earth Imagery map – December 9th, 2014. Larger version The ‘Monthly Google Earth Imagery Updates’ map has been updated to show November’s updates. Monthly Google Earth Imagery Update – November, 2014. Larger version And for updates prior to that, you can use Google’s ‘Historical Google Earth Imagery Updates, 2009 – 2014′ map which includes all updates to October 2014. The post…
  • Looking at the new 3D in New York City

    Timothy Whitehead
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:40 am
    Last week Google updated the 3D imagery for New York City and San Francisco. We had a brief look at New York and noted a problem with Street View crashing Google Earth. We also had a look at some interesting effects in the 3D around San Francisco. GEB reader Jebster noted that the New York streets seemed curiously free of cars. Closer inspection reveals ghostly images of cars, and in some cases multiple images of the same car. It appears Google is using a new technique that we have not seen before, which involves merging multiple images. The overall result is that the roads appear to have…
  • Google Earth Api deprecated

    Timothy Whitehead
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
    Google has announced the deprecation of the Google Earth API (also known as the Google Earth Plug-in and its JavaScript API). This has been expected, given that Google earlier announced that Chrome was dropping support for the Google Earth plugin due to security concerns with NPAPI, one of the technologies that the plugin is based on. The plugin will continue to work in browsers that support it until December 12th, 2015. Because of its usefulness, we hope that Google will release an alternative to the Google Earth plugin. Many plugin users have already started to migrate away from it to other…
  • New 3D causing Street View crash in New York and San Francisco

    Timothy Whitehead
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:24 am
    Last week Google released new improved 3D for New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, which they announced on Google+. We had a look at the New York update and GEB reader Piotrek noted that when you enter Street View in New York using Google Earth, the application crashes. We tested it and found that the same problem also occurs in San Francisco. It doesn’t occur everywhere there is new imagery, but seems to be confined to areas with lots of sky scrapers. With all this new imagery, let’s look around and see what we can see. The old San Francisco Oakland bridge is being…
  • Google Earth search fixed

    Timothy Whitehead
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:26 am
    Towards the end of November, Google updated the search engine that supplies results to Google Earth. We had a look at it and were initially impressed. However, it wasn’t long before GEB readers pointed out that there was a major bug causing certain requests for directions to fail. We had a look at this issue and suggested a work around. However, there are quite a lot of people who regularly use the ‘Get Directions’ feature using placemarks in Google Earth and the workaround was rather laborious for them, so we started recommending downgrading Google Earth to version 6.1, as…
 
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    Esri Speaker Series Podcasts

  • From Bricks to Clicks

    Simon Thompson
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:42 am
    Esri's director of commercial industry Simon Thompson explains how location analytics gives retailers a clearer picture of online and offline buying behavior.
  • Art Meets Science

    Matt Carmichael
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Matt Carmichael, editor of Livability.com, explains how Esri data helps in the creation of the site's 'best cities' lists.
  • A Story Map Success Story

    Carrie Tropasso and Michael Bialousz
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    Carrie Tropasso and Michael Bialousz from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources created a Story Map that will help people find the best places to ski, snowmobile, ice skate, and sled this winter.
  • 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.
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    GIS Education Community

  • Fun with GIS 169: A New Dimension

    Charlie Fitzpatrick
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    Maps in ArcGIS Online just took on a whole new dimension. “Web scenes” can display in 3D in certain desktop browsers. This bit of map magic relies on WebGL, so users of recent versions of Firefox, Chrome, and Safari will be happy; see ArcGIS Online Help for more info, as even recent browsers may need a configuration tweak. World population atop the oceans basemap, in an ArcGIS Online web scene. Building, saving, and sharing maps in a web browser has been a tremendous boon for education, but reactions when I showed an equal area world map told how dramatic the distortion is in Web…
  • Teaching GIS in a Computer Science Course, Part 2

    Joseph Kerski
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    In a recent post, I introduced how GIS can be successfully integrated into a computer science course.  While my syllabus was only for an extended single class period, these ideas can be expanded into several weeks of content and can also be used to build a GIS-focused computer science course.  After I used the ArcGIS presentation capabilities to introduce GIS, spatial analysis, and discussed programming languages and workforce skills with the students, we began exploring the main Esri ArcGIS for Developers site.  We then investigated the developers’ site ArcGIS API for JavaScript.
  • Teaching GIS in a Computer Science Course, Part 1

    Joseph Kerski
    5 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    I was recently asked to teach a class about GIS as part of a computer science course.   I would like to share this with the community, and open up the discussion to the broader issue of the linkages between GIS and computer science. I challenge all of you in the GIS community to look for opportunities to build bridges with the computer science community.  As part of your outreach, you could demonstrate that all GIS software has been developed through coding and testing, show through the Esri developer sites how code makes web GIS work, show real job ads indicating specific programming…
  • Where does Thanksgiving Dinner come from?

    Joseph Kerski
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:53 am
    Our colleague Linda Zellmer, government and data services librarian at Western Illinois University Libraries, has once again created a series of maps indicating where foods traditionally eaten on Thanksgiving Day in the USA are grown, raised, and produced.  The maps and this poster can be used at any time during the academic year and from primary school to university level to examine the geography behind a familiar phenomenon. This year she also created a series of ArcGIS Online maps that can be used to explore the spatial relationships and data interactively.  The foods that can be…
  • Share Your View!

    Joseph Kerski
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Esri has launched a “Share Your View!” crowd-sourcing initiative.  You are invited to participate!  The theme, “Share Your View!”, focuses on a seemingly local experience – the view from your window (or door).  However, by placing these locations on the map, the application puts things in a broader perspective — presenting a tapestry of views from all over the world.  Visit the live web map to submit your view and see entries that others have submitted. What can you do with “Share Your View”?   You can use it as a starting point for discussing…
 
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    GIS Lounge

  • Empowering GIS with Big Data

    Sangeeta Deogawanka
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:12 am
    Analysis of Big Data in a geographic context has empowered organizations and businesses faced with huge amount of data and diverse technologies. The integration of maps with multiple layers of information tells the full story behind the data. Trends and patterns are revealed. Queries are answered and new questions are also addressed. At the same time, predictive modeling on massive datasets help drive accurate decision-making, profitability and effective resource management.The post Empowering GIS with Big Data appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • ArcGIS 10.3 is Released

    GIS Contributor
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Esri recently announced the release of ArcGIS 10.3.  Brian Peterson and Robby Deming from Esri provide some insights in what the latest release of ArcGIS brings.   At version 10.3, ArcGIS continues to innovate and push the science of geography and GIS. This release includes a series of new apps [...]The post ArcGIS 10.3 is Released appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Using GIS to Identify Milwaukee’s Homeless Population

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:23 am
    GIS Cloud has developed a mobile GIS and mapping app that allows for the collection of information about homeless populations in the City of Milwaukee in Wisconsin.The post Using GIS to Identify Milwaukee’s Homeless Population appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Global Ecological Land Units Map

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:06 am
    With a base resolution of 250 meters, Esri and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have developed the highest spatial resolution ecological land units (ELUs) map of the world commissioned by the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO).  Ecological Land Units are created by classifying ecological and physiographic information about land surface [...]The post Global Ecological Land Units Map appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • A Case Study in Environmental GIS: Light Pollution Mapping

    GIS Contributor
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Marcus Hinds, a geospatial consultant, shares the results of his work with using remote sensing and methodologies from environmental GIS to better understand and provide solutions to mediate light pollution in the Greater Toronto Area in Canada.  Nathan Heazlewood in one of his recent blurbs urged us Geomatics practitioners to be [...]The post A Case Study in Environmental GIS: Light Pollution Mapping appeared first on GIS Lounge.
 
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    AnyGeo - GIS, Maps, Mobile and Social Location Technology

  • NASA Explains Holiday Lights from Space

    glenn
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:15 pm
    TweetGreat stuff from NASA… remember Buddy in the Holiday movie trying to light up his house to be seen from space?? From NASA… It’s official — our holiday lights are so bright we can see them from space. Thanks to … Continue reading →
  • Video – Alex Philp on “Measuring Everything” Ignite dev@Insight

    glenn
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:16 pm
    TweetAlex Philp is a smart cookie, so any opportunity that you have a chance to see and hear him deliver a talk you really should take advantage of it. Most recently, Alex delivered a Spark at an Ignite event.. enjoy … Continue reading →
  • 10 new articles and GeoTech tips from GISuser

    glenn
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:36 am
    TweetLots of activity in the GeoTech space this week so far. the following are 10 new items of interest to appear at GISuser – A Tip – be sure to send your news tips to us! “GISuser.com” – 10 new … Continue reading →
  • Google’s New Video Series for iOS Developers – Route 85

    glenn
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:09 am
    TweetRoute 85 is coming to the Google Developers Youtube Channel –  +Todd Kerpelman is working on a series of videos for iOS developers. Bet you never would have thought this would come out of the GooglePlex! See also the Google Dev … Continue reading →
  • NASA Challenges Developers With The Climate Resilience Data Challenge

    glenn
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:32 pm
    TweetSome cool stuff from NASA, an opportunity for developers who really want to help with a great cause!  NASA in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is offering more than $35,000 in prizes to citizen scientists for ideas that … Continue reading →
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    VerySpatial

  • The Wright Brothers and Remote Sensing

    Barb
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Today in history, most people celebrate the invention of the airplane. Along with asking the popular question – Did the Wright Brothers invent anything else?  On December 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers were the first to fly a controllable self-propelled airplane. However, geospatial professionals also celebrate the Wright Brothers contribution to the field of remote sensing. wrightbrothers.info   In 1909, only six short years after inventing the airplane, Wilbur Wright made one of the first forays into remote sensing by mounting a motion picture camera onto an airplane to produce…
  • How Google Changed the 20 Most Popular Websites Since 1996

    Barb
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:23 am
    Washington Post reporter, Philip Bump from The Intersect created infographics to show how websites have changed, “From Lycos to Ask Jeeves to Facebook: Tracking the 20 most popular web sites every year since 1996”, according to comScore. According to Bump more interesting than when sites existed is how the infographics show when sites became and stopped being popular. What might be most interesting to geospatial professionals are changes that started to happen with the introduction of geo-browsers and Web 2.0 o. Starting with Google’s API in 2005, location-based technologies gave…
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 491

    Sue
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:52 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 491 15 December 2014 Main Topic: Our conversation Hexagon Geospatial’s Mladen Stojic Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode491.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music The Cycles The Circles by Sarah Donner News Trimble gains FAA exemption for UX5 Google Earth API to be deprecated Oculus VR makes 2 new acquisitions ArcGIS 10.3 now available Hexagon Geospatial Power Portfolio 2015 released Web Corner Story Maps JS Main topic This week we feature our conversation with…
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 490

    Jesse
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:12 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 490 8 December 2014 strong>Main Topic: Our conversation revisiting the history of GIS, Episode 3 of AVSP Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode490.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Greensleeves by Derek Miller News White House OSTP issues RFI for microsatellites in civil earth observation SPOT7 Commercial release USGS releases new version of Lidar Base Specification Optech introduces multispectral Lidar sensor Galileo repositioning & GLONASS-K1 launched IBM’s…
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 489

    Sue
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 489 2 December 2014 strong>Main Topic: Our conversation revisiting Episode 6 of AVSP Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode489.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Winter Love Song by VITNE News Drone safety issues FAA to require license for UAV pilots? Amazon hiring drone pilots CERN launches Open Data Portal Bing Maps drive times go worldwide ArcGIS API for Flex 3.7 released, last planned release Web Corner Storehouse Main topic This week we revisit our conversation from…
 
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    BostonGIS Blog

  • AvidGeo LocationTech Tour Boston 2014, Synopsis

    12 Dec 2014 | 2:11 pm
    This past Monday we gave an introductory workshop on PostGIS. Our slides are here: PostGIS tutorial. Overall the event was very educational. I did have a butterfly feeling through out since we were the last to speak. Talk slides Talks were good, but most of the topics were not new to me so harder to appreciate. The talk I thought was the best was given by Steve Gifford on Geospatial on Mobile. Two things I liked about this talk was it was a topic I didn't know much about (developing native 3D globe map apps for iOS and Android) and Steve was a very funny speaker. That kind of funniness that…
  • osm2pgrouting for Windows

    27 Nov 2014 | 3:34 pm
    For loading OSM data in a format already ready for pgRouting queries, the two common tools I've seen used are osm2po and osm2pgrouting. Unfortunately osm2pgrouting has been for a long time a Unix only tool mostly because no one tried to compile it for windows or test it on windows to see if it works. So this means that windows users who wanted a quick road to pgRouting nirvana had to use osm2po. Turns out the osm2pgrouting code compiles fine on windows (at least under mingw-w64 chain) and seems to work fine, so we should start making it available for windows. This is still experimental, but…
  • PostGIS Day Game of Life celebration

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:04 pm
    This year's PostGIS day, I decided to celebrate with a little Conway's Game of Life fun inspired by Anita Graser's recent blog series Experiments with Game of Life. The path I chose to simulate the Game of life is a little different from Anita's. This variant exercises PostGIS 2.1+ raster mapalgebra and PostgreSQL 9.1+ recursive queries. Although you can do this with PostGIS 2.0, the map algebra syntax I am using is only supported in PostGIS 2.1+. My main disappointment is that because PostGIS does not yet support direct generation of animated gifs I had to settle for a comic strip I built…
  • AvidGeo Conference: LocationTech Tour Boston, Dec 8 2014

    2 Nov 2014 | 10:40 pm
    We'll be giving a PostGIS Introduction tutorial at AvidGeo Conference: LocationTech Tour Boston which will be held 8 December 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at: Hack / Reduce 275 Third St Cambridge, MA, 02142 Tickets are $40 for admission. In addition to our PostGIS Intro tutorial, there is a great line-up of talks from visionaries such as Adena Schutzberg, talking: State of the Geospatial Industry and Raj Singh on the topic of The NoSQL Geo Landscape. Also check out other tutorials on CartoDb and QGIS.
  • 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…
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    GIS and Agent-Based Modeling

  • Example Models from CSS600

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Even after several years of teaching it is always amazing how quickly a semester passes. One of the courses I taught this semester was CSS 600: Introduction to Computational Social Science. This is often the first CSS class many students take here at George Mason University. We discuss a number of computational approaches which are used for social science research, coupled to  complexity theory. As an introduction to the subject, the course has the following objectives: To understand the motivation for the use of computational models in social science theory and research, including some…
  • Linking Cyber and Physical Spaces

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    We have just published a new paper in  Computers, Environment and Urban Systems entitled "Linking Cyber and Physical Spaces Through Community Detection And Clustering in Social Media Feeds". In the paper we explore how geosocial media is providing us with  a new social communication avenue and a novel source of geosocial information. In particular, we discuss the notion of physical presence within social media and its importance for exploring the relation between the cyber and the physical domains. We discuss how communities and groups can be detected in both the cyber and…
  • Happy Halloween: Zombie Agent-Based model

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

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

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

  • 3D web scenes take flight

    Kenneth Field
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:42 am
    By Kenneth Field, Senior Cartographic Product Engineer The latest release of ArcGIS Online included a major new update that brought 3D scenes to your browser. This extends the capabilities for visualization of ArcGIS Online content by giving you the option of displaying it on a responsive WebGL virtual globe. I’ve been experimenting with different ways of displaying global flight data from openflights.org and this blog describes how I built a 3D version called Airflow Globe. Data from openflights.org includes a global dataset of airports complete with latitude and longitude. It also…
  • What’s new in ArcGIS 10.3 for Server

    ssankaran
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    Everyone hopefully saw the announcement last week that ArcGIS 10.3 is now available. In this occasion we want to drill down into what is new in the ArcGIS for Server product, which includes enhancements to the GIS Server, and licensing changes in its Portal for ArcGIS extension. The GIS Server includes some key enhancements providing features that we have heard requests for over the past releases: ArcGIS Server Manager now includes a new dashboard for administrators to get usage metrics such as total requests, average response time etc on ArcGIS Server services. This will help you better…
  • Create Watersheds and Trace Downstream in your ArcGIS Online web map

    Caitlin Scopel
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Hydrology Analysis tools, Watershed and Trace Downstream, have been available in ArcGIS for Desktop for over a year now, and many water resources users are utilizing these fast and accurate Geoprocessing services. We’re happy to announce that these two tools are now available out-of-the-box in the ArcGIS Online web map viewer.     To use the Create Watersheds and Trace Downstream analysis tools, add your point layer to a web map then click the drop down arrow to reveal the Perform Analysis menu. In this menu, select Find Locations. The Find Locations list includes Create…
  • User Contributions have improved Esri’s Online Basemaps and Imagery

    Shane Matthews
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:10 am
    Esri’s ArcGIS Content Team has just incorporated new and updated content to both the World Topographic Map and Basemap Imagery, expanding and updating content in the Living Atlas of the World. This refresh includes 3 new contributors and 3 updates for cities and counties in the United States and Nigeria for the World Topographic Map and an update supporting our imagery services from Berlin, Germany. First a look at our newest contributors to the topographic map. Beginning in the United States is the City of Aurora, IL (Topo 1:9k to 1:1k). City of Aurora, IL (Topo 1:9k to 1:1k)…
  • ArcGIS 10.3: The Next Generation of GIS Is Here

    Sud Menon
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:15 pm
    We’re excited to announce that ArcGIS 10.3 is now available. ArcGIS 10.3 is a major release that will help you discover, make, use, and share maps from any device, anywhere, at any time. ArcGIS 10.3 includes new apps and enhancements that will boost your efficiency and extend the impact of your work in your organization. Here are some of the highlights: ArcGIS Pro – Your New ArcGIS for Desktop App ArcGIS Pro reinvents desktop GIS. This brand new 64-bit desktop app lets you render and process your data faster than ever. With ArcGIS Pro, you can design and edit in 2D and 3D, work with…
 
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    Jonathan Crowe: Recent Map Posts

  • The Patterson Projection

    Jonathan Crowe
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Map projections are inherently interesting, and also a great way to start a fight among a group of cartographers: just ask them their favourite and step back. Everyone has their preferred projection, me included, that fits their own needs and aesthetic. Cartographer Tom Patterson, whose work I've featured previously on The Map Room, has added another projection to the mix, the eponymous Patterson Projection, a cylindrical projection which "falls between the popular Miller 1, which excessively exaggerates the size of polar areas, and the Plate Carrée, which compressess the north-south…
  • Geologic Maps of Vesta

    Jonathan Crowe
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Geologic maps of Vesta, the asteroid visited by the Dawn spacecraft between July 2011 and September 2012, have been produced for a special issue of the planetary science journal Icarus. Above, a global geologic map of Vesta, compiled from 15 individual quad maps and using a Mollweide projection (Vesta itself is decidedly non-spheroid, but still). Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU. Previously: Atlas of Vesta.
  • Sorol

    Jonathan Crowe
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Another one for those of you who like geofiction as much as I do. The Sorolpedia is an online encyclopedia of the distant and fictional world of Sorol, containing articles about the planet and its inhabitants. The maps are something else: far better than you'd expect from such a project (there's even a KML file to import it into Google Earth). Its creator has put it on indefinite hiatus since 2010, so we may not see any more updates, but it's still fascinating stuff.
  • Gift Guide: 10 Map Books of 2014

    Jonathan Crowe
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Every year, at about this time of year, I assemble a gift guide listing some of the noteworthy books about maps that have been published over the previous year. This list is by no means comprehensive, but if you have a map-obsessed person in your life and you'd like to give that person a map-related gift, this list might give you some ideas. This year's list includes several lavishly illustrated histories of maps and globes, interesting reads about map thieves and forgotten places, an a couple of guides to map art and personal mapmaking. Once again, books bought through these Amazon affiliate…
  • 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…
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    Maps Mania

  • The Colbert Report on Street View

    Keir Clarke
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    Google has immortalized the set of The Colbert Report on Street View. Comedy Central will air the last episode of the show tonight and presumably the studio set will soon be no more. Thanks to Google Maps you can now take a little tour of the studio set using Google's panoramic imagery. Of course this isn't the first time that Google Street View has ventured inside a television studio. Fans
  • Winter Solstice Sunset

    Keir Clarke
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:54 am
    I've just found the perfect spot for taking a photo of the sunset on the Winter Solstice. Using Stonehenge in Your City I've found a path in the Olympic Park in London which is directly aligned with the Olympic Stadium. At 3.53 p.m. this Sunday, weather permitting, I should be able to take the perfect photograph of the sun setting behind the Olympic Stadium. If you want to take your own
  • Open Addresses

    Keir Clarke
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:22 am
    OpenAddresses is a free and open collection of postal address data around the world. Currently OpenAddresses has a lot of address data in the USA, Japan, Belgium, Australia and Denmark, with patchy coverage elsewhere. Open Addresses has visualized the current coverage of address data worldwide on a Mapbox created map. This dot map of open addresses represents each open address in the
  • Maps Mania's Top Stories of 2014

    Keir Clarke
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:46 am
    This week I've been spending a bit of time going through the back catalog of Maps Mania hunting out my Best Maps of 2014. I thought it might be interesting to also have a quick look at the most popular stories on Maps Mania in 2014. 1. A Game of Thrones Mapped This year only one subject could beat Pokemon and that was A Game of Thrones. The huge popularity of George Martin's series of
  • The History of Edinburgh Map

    Keir Clarke
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    Edinburgh Library has created a wonderful map featuring historical stories, photos and maps about life in the Scottish capital. Our Town Stories - Edinburgh is a great showcase for some of Edinburgh Library's collection of historical documents, photographs and maps. My favorite aspect of Our Town is that you can view historical photos of the city actually overlaid on your choice of historical
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    Mapperz - The Mapping News Blog

  • Explore a collection of historical maps of Bath

    4 Dec 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Explore a collection of historical maps of Bath Maps ranging from 1572 to 1942 in a nice interactive way http://nadnerb.co.uk/HistoryMap/ source:http://blog.nadnerb.co.uk/?page_id=115Mapperz... 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.
  • 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.
 
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    24/7 Update News, Latest headlines from online newspapers. Find Bangladesh (BD) and world newspaper headlines at one place. Also find Bangladesh news of every day, Prothom-alo, BD News (bdnews24.com), Bangle News (banglanews24.com) , Poriborton (poriborton.com), Voice of America, DW, Radio Tehran, and BBC news at one place In Bengali .
  • Printing

    Fantomette
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:39 am
    Hi guys, I would need your help to print a map. I use MapPoint Europe 2011 I have done a map of UK with #1300 pushpins on the same color. I would like to print on a paper or on a PDF file only UK. In the printing options, I can only set " Current map view" and nothing else like " Selected area map" or "Highlighted Places map ". And of course, it is these ones that I wish to set. Thanks for you help ! Have a nice day
  • Creating a map with longitude and latitude

    Fantomette
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    Hi everyone, I would like to create area coverages (type: shadow area) with MapPoint Europe 2011 in the following countries: Czech Republic, Romania, Estonia, Poland, Latvia....So, eastern countries in Europe. I have the postal codes, but I don't think MapPoint 2011 has the capability to do it for countries above... But I could have the longitude and latitude for all the postal codes in each country. So, do you know a way with MapPoint or with an another software to create maps (the countries) with the longitude and latitude ? Then I could do a link between the longitude and latitude and the…
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    GPS World

  • 2014: Big Move to Retail Indoor Location Market

    Kevin Dennehy
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:29 am
    Macy’s added Shopkick indoor location beacons in preparation for holiday shopping. (Photo by Nicholas Eckhart is licensed under CC BY 2.0.) This year was filled with hope and some success for the location industry. In what was probably the biggest deal, Qualcomm bought United Kingdom-based CSR for $2.5 billion — at the same time, spinning off its own location beacon company, Gimbal. While the connected car continued to get a lot of press at the biggest trade shows, indoor location technology matured to a point that many retailers are believing it’s a way to get consumers back into…
  • Industry Battles Indoor Location Rules

    Janice Partyka
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:19 am
    Janice Partyka The FCC will soon make a ruling on indoor location rules for 911 calls. If you worked in the location industry in the late 1990s, you may remember when the FCC ruled that wireless carriers would have to automatically locate a mobile phone that dialed 911 from the outdoors. From a seat on the E9-1-1 Institute’s board, a non-profit organization that supported Congress on 911 public safety issues, I watched the wireless carriers fight meaningful 911 location accuracy standards and monitoring. With the large number of calls to 911 from the indoors today, the FCC is about to…
  • CSR Preparing for Large Indoor Location Market

    Kevin Dennehy
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:32 pm
    SiRFusion SDK brings plug-and-play simplicity to Android app developers. With location industry consolidation, several companies are looking at established players to grow niche markets. United Kingdom-based CSR is leveraging several technologies to grow the nascent indoor location market into a powerhouse. As GPS World recently reported, Qualcomm agreed to buy CSR, based in the United Kingdom, for $2.5 billion to boost its automotive infotainment and Internet of Things (IoT) offerings.The deal makes Qualcomm, which spun off its Gimbal location beacon technology into an independent company, a…
  • Sanctions Delay Russia’s GLONASS-K2 Program

    GPS World staff
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:21 pm
    News courtesy of CANSPACE listserv. According to the GLONASS satellite manufacturer, the company will now produce nine GLONASS-K1 satellites rather than move to GLONASS-K2, because of the sanctions restricting the delivery of radiation-resistant electronic components from the West. Nikolai Testoyedov, CEO of Information Satellite Systems Reshetnev, told the Russian magazine Vestnik GLONASS, “For a smooth transition to a multi-functional group and due to issues with the very complex GLONASS-K2 satellites, we decided to continue with the GLONASS-K1 intermediate range of satellites, and we…
  • Salvaged Galileo Performs Its First Navigation Fix

    GPS World staff
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:30 am
    Scatter plot of the Galileo fix performed in ESA’s Navigation Laboratory at its ESTEC technical centre on 9 December 2014. The plot was calculated by the Lab’s Septentrio Test User Receiver, with dispersion of less than 2 m. News from the European Space Agency Galileo’s fifth satellite — recently salvaged from the wrong orbit to begin navigation testing — has been combined with three predecessors to provide its first position fix. Test receivers at ESA’s technical centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, and at the Galileo In-Orbit Test station at Redu in Belgium…
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    All Points Blog

  • GIS Health Weekly News: Community Health Workers, Nurse of the Year, Depression

    12 Dec 2014 | 1:22 am
    Community Health Workers Map Here's the conclusion of a study in that tapped local community health workers (CHW) in northern Rwanda to map mountainous villages with GPS and ArcMap. Existing national CHW system can be leveraged to inexpensively and rapidly map villages even in... Continue reading
  • GIS Education News Weekly: Service Learning, Digital Humanities Grant, Geo for Edu Policy, World Record

    11 Dec 2014 | 2:48 am
    GIS Service Learning at Wesleyan As part of the GIS Service Learning Laboratory course, Katy Hardt ’15 researched the wetlands, waterways and critical habitats of the northwest section of Middletown. Hardt and fellow group members John Murchison ’16 and Catherine Reilly ’15... Continue reading
  • GIS Government Weekly News: Flooding in Jakarta, National Addresses, NSDI in T&T

    10 Dec 2014 | 1:37 am
    Crowdsourcing Flooding in Jakarta Jakarta has a new tool [right] to monitor and respond to flooding in the low-lying capital. Developed by researchers from the SMART Infrastructure Facility at Australia’s Wollongong University in collaboration with Twitter and Jakarta’s Disaster... Continue reading
  • The State of the Geospatial Industry

    9 Dec 2014 | 5:56 am
    Yesterday I hosted a conversation on that topic as part of the AvidGeo Conference 2014/LocationTech Tour Boston event. I was invited to "give a talk," but if you know me I'm the last person who wants to watch or give a PowerPoint presentation. So I didn't do that. Instead, I pushed the... Continue reading
  • Links from My AvidGeo/LocationTech Presentation

    8 Dec 2014 | 3:29 am
    I gave a participatory presentation titled "The State of the Geospatial Industry" today at the Boston stop of the Locationtech Tour. Here links to items I mentioned. Geospatial Law Blog - Tim Robertson GeoLaw - Kevin Pomfret Air and Space Evidence - UK Firm FOSS4G PDX... Continue reading
 
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  • “See inside” with Google Maps Business View

    Lat Long
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Here’s a Google Maps insider tip: Street View isn’t just for streets—it goes indoors, too! With Google Maps Business View, you can preview 360-degree virtual tours of restaurants, hotels, shops in more than 30 countries around the world. And this just in: we’ve got something special for fans of The Colbert Report. The series concludes tomorrow, but you can still feel like you’re in the audience (or relive the good ol’ days) with a brand-new virtual tour of the studio. And the show has created an interactive experience with the Business View imagery that lets you explore and…
  • Map this way—Google My Maps now in Drive

    Lat Long
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Whether you’re planning an epic road trip with friends or mapping out your favorite runs for a ski vacation, it’s easy with Google My Maps, our custom map creation tool. Starting today, you can access My Maps right from Google Drive, so it’s even easier to create, access and share your custom maps.Creating a custom map is just as easy as opening up a new Google Doc. Just select “New,” then “More,” then “Google My Maps” to tap into your inner cartographer.Create a new custom map right from Google DriveOver the next week, all the maps you’ve created will also be accessible…
  • Drive by Dubai with Street View

    Lat Long
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Dubai is home to the world’s tallest tower, largest mall and the planet’s only seven-star hotel. With all these modern wonders, it’s no surprise that Dubai hosted 10 million global visitors last year—and aims to hit a record-breaking 20 million visitors in 2020. Starting today, it can add virtual visitors to that list, as Dubai becomes the first city in an Arab country to be added to Street View in Google Maps.Start your tour with a drive on Sheikh Zayed Road, the longest road in the Emirates that runs in parallel to the coastline. Peer up at the city’s iconic skyscrapers and…
  • Viva La Espana: 50 new Street View sights in Spain

    Lat Long
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Iberian Peninsula has a rich and varied artistic, architectural and cultural legacy. Roman remains, Al-Andalus, Gothic splendor and 19th century Catalan modernism are just a few examples of what you might see travelling around Spain’s cities and countryside. And starting today, people all over the world will be able to explore 50 new iconic locations in Spain with Street View on Google Maps. Peruse architectural details of the Alhambra and Generalife, walk around the Tower of Hercules (a Roman Empire-era lighthouse), and gaze up at the vast arched ceiling of the crypt at the Church of…
  • A moment of zen: 100 incredible satellite images of planet Earth

    Lat Long
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:38 am
    Thanksgiving weekend was a busy one for many Americans. Traveling, shopping, cooking, and visits with friends and family can be a bit hectic. For a mental break, we invite you to visit Earth View, a collection of 100 beautiful images from around the world, all taken from Google Maps’ satellite imagery. Landscapes from every continent are included, even Antarctica.Kujalleq, GreenlandBanc d'Arguin National Park, MauritaniaGarden City, USAWhile you’re browsing, you can visit the location in Google Maps or download a high-res wallpaper formatted for your computer, smartphone or tablet. For…
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  • Michael Byrne receives national award for development of the National Broadband Map

    Geoff
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Michael Byrne, who was Geographic Information Officer (GIO) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and led the development of the National Broadband Map (NBM), has just been awarded the Citizen Services Medal for creating a series of online maps (National Broadband Map and derived maps) and geospatial visualizations that helped people make informed decisions about the country’s communications systems.  It was developed in seven months from a standing start, launched Feb17, 2011, and got half a million hits in the first ten hours it was up. The Service to America Medals are awarded…
  • Integrating BIM and GIS for full lifecycle civil construction projects

    Geoff
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    Construction is being transformed.  I've blogged about the startling (at least to traditional construction contractors) vision of the future of highway construction of the Chief of Surveys at the Oregon Department of Transportation (DoT) in which BIM for Infrastructure and geospatial play a central role.  At the first GeoBIM conference in Amsterdam, Jothijs van Gaalen gave some real world examples of highway construction transformation including GIS+BIM integration including using laser scanning/LiDAR for reality capture at the beginning of a design/construction project.  Jothijs is…
  • Canada unlikely to meet Copenhagen 2020 emissions target

    Geoff
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    As part of the 2009 Copenhagen Accord Canada committed to a target of a 17 % reduction in emissions below 2005 levels for Canada’s economy as a whole.  Without action from governments, consumers and businesses since 2005, emissions in 2020 are projected to be 857 megatonnes (Mt). Projected emissions taking into account all current measures since 2005 including land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) are expected to reach 727 Mt in 2020.  611 Mt represents Canada’s Copenhagen target level of emissions in 2020 (17% below 2005 levels).  According to Environment Canada’s Canada…
  • Successful launch of NASA's new spacecraft Orion

    Geoff
    5 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Orion is now more than 3,000 miles above Earth after its launch on a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Florida this AM. Orion is not carrying people, but NASA wants to find out about how the spacecraft behaves in flight and what conditions it encounters in orbit and during re-entry.  Onboard sensors will gauge the heat shield, radiation levels and exact conditions as Orion flies two orbits around Earth that will take it through high radiation zones of the Van Allen belts and the high temperatures of re-entry through the atmosphere.  Orion is expected to splashdown in the Pacific at around 11:29…
  • Geospatial + BIM and full lifecycle building management

    Geoff
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    Over 50% of the cost of maintaining a building is what is called operations and maintenance which is comprised of administration, maintenance and repairs, and restoration projects.  In most building construction projects, even if BIM is used for design and construction, the building information (specifications, submittal information including  equipment and performance data and warranties, finished information, O&M manuals, panel schedules, and the building control system) required for operations and maintenance has to be (re)collected after completion of construction even though the…
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    GPS Tracklog

  • Tracking Baby Jesus

    Liz E.
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:17 am
    The Christmas season is upon us and it seems that everywhere you look, there are Christmas decorations. One of the staples of Christmas decorations here in the South are nativity sets. Whether they are plastic or cardboard or a real living nativity, these biblical scenes grace the fronts of churches across the country during the monthread more The post Tracking Baby Jesus appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • GPS Tech Means You’ll Never Lose Your Wallet

    Liz E.
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    When looking for a gift for that impossible someone (because let’s be honest–we all have one) I have found the best thing is to look for something unusual that they might not consider getting for themselves. If you have someone on your list who is interested in technology (GPS or otherwise) or who is constantlyread more The post GPS Tech Means You’ll Never Lose Your Wallet appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • Last Day for Free Shipping from GPS City

    Liz E.
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:37 am
    I will openly admit that I’m something of a procrastinator when it comes to doing Christmas gifts, and I’m sure some of you are as well. But, if you’re planning on getting a new GPS unit for your outdoor enthusiast, then make sure that you order it soon! GPS City‘s offer of free shipping andread more The post Last Day for Free Shipping from GPS City appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • Satellite Storage Could Exceed $200 Million

    Liz E.
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:58 am
    The United States government is constantly upgrading the GPS satellite system, and frequently does something that we all do occasionally—orders them in bulk. But, while ordering satellites in bulk does save on some money, as it turns out it brings with it other challenges and costs. According to a study released by the Government Accountabilityread more The post Satellite Storage Could Exceed $200 Million appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • FAA Grants Commercial Drone Flight Exceptions

    Liz E.
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:05 am
    In yet another victory for drone enthusiasts, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently approved four companies to use commercial drones for various reasons including research, construction and data collection. The companies that gained approval include Trimble Navigation, VDOS Global, Clayco Inc and Woolpert Inc. In addition to the approvals granted earlier this year to six filmread more The post FAA Grants Commercial Drone Flight Exceptions appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
 
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  • 2014 Best Places to Work!

    rdonat
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:59 am
    GPS Insight was recently recognized as a Best Places to Work by the Phoenix Business Journal. We ranked #2 in the small business category (50-99 employees). This award is based solely on the survey results of GPS Insight employees and their thoughts on benefits and perks, corporate leadership, and more. We are very proud that our employees feel so positively about working at GPS Insight. Everyone has worked very hard over the years to be recognized for our fleet tracking software, and it’s also a great achievement to be recognized as a top place to work in Phoenix. We have seen that happy…
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    Making Maps: DIY Cartography

  • The Lovely Lesser Arts: Leather Making, Screens, Map Making, Silhouettes, and What To Do About Nudes (1948)

    John Krygier
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:34 am
    Cover of Estelle H. Ries’ opuscule on a miscellany of “lesser arts.” Estelle H. Ries. The Lovely Lesser Arts: Leather Making, Screens, Map Making, Silhouettes, and What To Do About Nudes (1948). Girard KS: Haldeman-Julius Publications (B-686). Ms. Ries here situates makers of maps among other lesser artists – leather toolers, silhouette cutters, screen decorators, and carvers of ivory. Ries concludes her work with a few comments on the dreaded nude: What to do about nudes, if anything, is always more or less of a ticklish problem. No matter how 20th-century we are…
  • 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…
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  • WWII Atlas

    John G. Whitacre
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:01 pm
    This atlas from the early 1940s is a good example of why old reference books have value.  
  • Bicentennial Atlas

    John G. Whitacre
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Rand McNally included these historical maps in its atlas for the U.S. Bicentennial.  
  • Rand McNally Globe Handbook

    John G. Whitacre
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:31 pm
  • Time Tables for Longitude

    jf
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:12 pm
    (ScienceBlogs::Uncertain Principles) – Chad Orzel: Determining the longitude at sea was one of the great problems of the 1700’s. Latitude is easy to find, but longitude is much trickier. Thanks to the rotation of the Earth, the best way to measure longitude is by measuring time – if you know what time it is where you are, and what time it is at some reference point (now established as Greenwich, UK), the difference between those times tells you the difference in longitude. This is relatively easy to do on land, but making a system capable of tracking the time difference on a moving…
  • Beirut at a Distance

    jbaaklini
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:40 pm
    I’ve recently been in the position of helping a newcomer get acquainted with Beirut, from a distance. This has meant a steady stream of whatsapp messages, with little snippets of my city from fresh and (re)mediated eyes. Common tropes, private codes, and surprising connections — it’s always interesting to see the city narrated through someone else’s fragments. The main issue has been navigation. How to get from point A to point B, how to “walk a straight line,” etc, especially during the first week. Language is a barrier, so I tried my best to help…
 
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    Google Sightseeing

  • On this day: Last Recorded Eruption of Mount Fuji

    Ian Brown
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    The last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji started on this day in 1707. The eruption lasted for a couple of weeks and formed a new peak and crater on the south-eastern flank of the mountain. Despite regular seismic activity in the country, scientists can only speculate about whether another eruption is imminent. This icon of Japanese art is marked as a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site and is climbed by hundreds of thousands of people each year, mostly in July and August when much of the snowpack melts. Recently the Google Trekker paid a visit and captured spectacular imagery of the volcanic…
  • On this day: Monkey Day

    Ian Brown
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Who doesn’t love monkeys? Today is Monkey Day – a day to appreciate and celebrate all simians. Some of our favourites are these macaques relaxing in hot springs in Japan. We like them so much we did a full post about them a couple of years ago. Monkey Day originated in 2000 as an artist’s joke at Michigan State University, but has since become an international celebration, with the modern iteration of King Kong being released on Monkey Day in 2005. Other monkeys visible on Street View include Barbary macaques in Gibraltar and chimpanzees in Gombe National Park in Tanzania. Locations:…
  • On this day: International Mountain Day

    Ian Brown
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today is International Mountain Day, and we’re rather fond of beautiful scenery here at Google Sightseeing, so we think it’s great that we can access scenic vistas just by dropping Pegman into Street Views anywhere in the Alps, Pyrenees and other mountain ranges. With the advent of Google’s backpack cameras we can even get stunning views such as this one of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado from a peak near the Alpine Visitor Center on the Trail Ridge Road. For more mountainy goodness, see our past posts about places such as Andorra, Norway and Switzerland. Locations: Colorado /…
  • On this day: The First Episode of Coronation Street

    Ian Brown
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    On December 9, 1960, the first episode of British soap opera Coronation Street was broadcast on Granada Television. Still going strong 54 years and over 8400 episodes later, the show is broadcast several times each week in the UK and many other countries where the show remains popular with ex-pats and anglophiles. Although billed as a true-to-life portrayal of working-class city folk, the constant demands of the ratings battle with other soap operas such as Eastenders and Emmerdale mean that storylines feature many more elaborate murders, passionate love affairs and assorted disasters than…
  • On this day: The Million Dollar Quartet

    Ian Brown
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    On December 4, 1956, an impromptu jam session took place at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, featuring Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash, which a local newspaper dubbed ‘The Million Dollar Quartet’. With Perkins in the midst of a recording session, and Lewis brought in to add his locally-famous piano-playing, both Presley and Cash happened to stop by the studio that afternoon and decided to play a few songs, while engineer Jack Clement decided that it might be prudent to hit the Record button on the tape machine. What he captured was the sound of 4 friends…
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    BrickHouse Security Blog: Tech News, Hidden Cameras, GPS Trackers and more

  • Retired NYPD Officer Mark King Awarded Inaugural BrickHouse Security $10,000 Education Scholarship

    BrickHouse Security
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:07 am
    After a months-long search, BrickHouse Security has awarded its first $10,000 scholarship to Mark King, a retired NYPD officer injured in the line of duty and currently looking to further his education. The scholarship, which was announced late last year, allocates $10,000 to current or retired law enforcement officers wounded while on duty to help pay for their education or the education of their family. After an exhaustive search and vetting process, Mr. King was selected for his admirable service to both the NYPD and the US Army, and his commitment to education. Mr. King began his service…
  • Employees Steal More Than Shoplifters in US, Study Reports

    BrickHouse Security
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:59 pm
    As Black Friday and the official start of the holiday shopping season stand pressed against the gates ready to burst forth, countless retailers may be saddled with a different, unforeseen concern: employee theft now makes up more retail loss in America than shoplifting, according to a new report. The Global Retail Theft Barometer, a survey conducted by loss prevention firm Checkpoint Systems, has concluded that employees account for 43% of lost revenue, while traditional shoplifters account for 37%. This trend is unique to America (and Argentina, whose numbers are even higher), with the rest…
  • “Mom on a Mission” Looks to Start National Child Abuse Registry

    Erik Helin
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Nearly two years ago we were approached by Whitney Matney, an Arkansas mom who had just discovered her daughter Raylee being abused on a hidden camera. Now, she’s fighting to propose a bill that will prevent others from suffering the same trauma she did. A 20/20 segment from Friday checked in with Whitney and Raylee, retelling their all-too-common horror story: Whitney hired a high school acquaintance (after a thorough background check and glowing recommendations) to look after her one-year-old daughter. Almost immediately after nanny Melissa Medema began watching Raylee, Whitney…
  • Eerie Site Streams Unsecured Surveillance Camera Feeds

    Erik Helin
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:41 pm
    In a couple clicks, you can check in on a crib in China; a couple more, a loading dock in Denmark. The site is called Insecam, and it provides live streams of unsecured IP surveillance cameras from around the world. Whether due to convenience or carelessness or both, a number of IP (internet-streaming) camera users settle for the default username and password when installing their cameras. It may seem like an innocuous time-saver or a simple oversight, but in using “admin” as the username and “admin” or “12345” as the password for a webcam, nearly 73,000…
  • 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)…
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  • American Ancients: 10 of the United States' Most Intriguing Archaeological Mysteries

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:57 am
    A centuries-old stone wall, stretching for miles; enormous pictures scratched into the ground of a desert; rocks arranged in a circle. You know what these landmarks are, right?  Guess again. Instead of the Great Wall of China or Stonehenge, these are all ancient American ruins and landmarks. The United States is a relative newcomer to the world stage, but there have been people long living on this continent, and they've left traces of their presence just as mysterious as those found in other countries. MYSTERY HILL (aka "AMERICA'S STONEHENGE")Salem, New Hampshire Mystery Hill,…
  • A British Tunnel Network Designed to Shelter 60,000 Opens for the First Time in 75 Years

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    The Ramsgate Tunnels (all photographs by the author) The Ramsgate Tunnels in England were reopened this May after 75 years of lying dormant. Originally known as the "Tunnel Railway," a narrow gauge track that connected neighboring Broadstairs to Ramsgate, it went through a variety of guises over the years, from WWII facility to tourist attraction. In 1939, after much campaigning and persuasion, the tunnels were expanded as an air raid shelter, a system that extended beyond the initial narrow gauge tunnel and into a whole series of offshoots. The entrances were spread across the town…
  • Who Owns Lee Harvey Oswald's Coffin?

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
     Lee Harvey Oswald's arrest card (photograph by Heritage Auction Gallery / Wikimedia) Lee Harvey Oswald, the sniper who launched a thousand conspiracy theories, was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery on November 25th, 1963, during a funeral so sparsely attended that reporters were asked to act as pallbearers. He was laid to rest in a simple pine coffin his brother Robert had purchased the day before for $300. Now, as the New York Times reports, ownership of that coffin is being disputed in a Fort Worth courthouse. The reason the coffin is in…
  • Life in a Town with a Population of Four

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    Amboy, California (screenshot from Other America) The town of Amboy, California, was a popular stop on Route 66 during the American roadway's heyday. When the Interstate Highway System put in speedier infrastructure to move cars across the country, Amboy was suddenly off the map. Now just four people live in the ghost town. Filmmaker James Coulson visited Amboy as part of his Other America series, a 12-part short video exploration of the United States. Rather than zoom in on the derelict remains of the town, or focus on its sensational sale on eBay for $4,000, Coulson…
  • Winter's Effigies: The Deviant History of the Snowman

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:15 am
    Dutch queen Wilhemina & princess Juliana as snowpeople in the Netherlands (1913) (via Nationaal Archief) Humans are innately drawn to creating effigies of their own likenesses, often forging the figures from a crude stack of frozen balls plopped one atop of another. Building a snowman utilizes materials that are free of cost, easy to manipulate, and plentiful in certain times and places. It requires minimal artistic skill, as the placement of a few simple twigs and rocks can furnish your creation with an eerily expressive personality.  Snowman with charred backside in a…
 
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    GIS Lounge

  • Empowering GIS with Big Data

    Sangeeta Deogawanka
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:12 am
    Analysis of Big Data in a geographic context has empowered organizations and businesses faced with huge amount of data and diverse technologies. The integration of maps with multiple layers of information tells the full story behind the data. Trends and patterns are revealed. Queries are answered and new questions are also addressed. At the same time, predictive modeling on massive datasets help drive accurate decision-making, profitability and effective resource management.The post Empowering GIS with Big Data appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • ArcGIS 10.3 is Released

    GIS Contributor
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Esri recently announced the release of ArcGIS 10.3.  Brian Peterson and Robby Deming from Esri provide some insights in what the latest release of ArcGIS brings.   At version 10.3, ArcGIS continues to innovate and push the science of geography and GIS. This release includes a series of new apps [...]The post ArcGIS 10.3 is Released appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Using GIS to Identify Milwaukee’s Homeless Population

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:23 am
    GIS Cloud has developed a mobile GIS and mapping app that allows for the collection of information about homeless populations in the City of Milwaukee in Wisconsin.The post Using GIS to Identify Milwaukee’s Homeless Population appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Global Ecological Land Units Map

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:06 am
    With a base resolution of 250 meters, Esri and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have developed the highest spatial resolution ecological land units (ELUs) map of the world commissioned by the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO).  Ecological Land Units are created by classifying ecological and physiographic information about land surface [...]The post Global Ecological Land Units Map appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • A Case Study in Environmental GIS: Light Pollution Mapping

    GIS Contributor
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Marcus Hinds, a geospatial consultant, shares the results of his work with using remote sensing and methodologies from environmental GIS to better understand and provide solutions to mediate light pollution in the Greater Toronto Area in Canada.  Nathan Heazlewood in one of his recent blurbs urged us Geomatics practitioners to be [...]The post A Case Study in Environmental GIS: Light Pollution Mapping appeared first on GIS Lounge.
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    GIS Geography

  • 3 Geology Maps that Explain the History of Earth

    GISGeography
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:56 am
    Geology maps depict where the underlying rock formations are. It displays rocks of different ages showing eras, periods and epochs. The post 3 Geology Maps that Explain the History of Earth appeared first on GIS Geography.
  • How to Create NDVI Maps in ArcGIS

    GISGeography
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:45 am
    The image analysis toolbar can generate NDVI maps in ArcGIS. NDVI shows areas of high and low vegetation and requires red and NIR bands. The post How to Create NDVI Maps in ArcGIS appeared first on GIS Geography.
  • 100 Earth Shattering Remote Sensing Applications & Uses

    GISGeography
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    This list of earth-shattering remote sensing applications will change the way you feel about how this industry is changing our world and the way we think. The post 100 Earth Shattering Remote Sensing Applications & Uses appeared first on GIS Geography.
  • Hawth’s Tools – Geospatial Modelling Environment GME

    GISGeography
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hawth's Tool's successor is Geospatial Modelling Environment. GME provides an assortment of movement, conversion, geometry and statistical tools. The post Hawth’s Tools – Geospatial Modelling Environment GME appeared first on GIS Geography.
  • Data Driven Pages Mapbooks in ArcGIS

    GISGeography
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Create thousands of maps instantly with data driven pages in ArcGIS. Learn more about adding dynamic text, zooming to extents and exporting PDF mapbooks The post Data Driven Pages Mapbooks in ArcGIS appeared first on GIS Geography.
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