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  • Ascent or no ascent? How hot material is stopped in Earth's mantle

    Geography News -- ScienceDaily
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    Gigantic volumes of hot material rising from the deep earth's mantle to the base of the lithosphere have shaped the face of our planet. Provided they have a sufficient volume, they can lead to break-up of continents or cause mass extinction events in certain periods of the Earth's history. So far it was assumed that because of their high temperatures those bodies -- called mantle plumes -- ascend directly from the bottom of the earth's mantle to the lithosphere. Scientists explain possible barriers for the ascent of these mantle plumes and under which conditions the hot material can still…
  • Hiatus in global average temperatures has little effect on projected temperatures in 2100

    Geography News -- ScienceDaily
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    The recent slowdown in the rise of global average air temperatures will make no difference to how much the planet will warm by 2100, a new study has found.
  • Esri Developer Summit 2015

    Esri News Feed
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:38 pm
    The tenth annual Esri DevSummit draws 1,800 attendees to Palm Springs.
  • Geothermal energy, aluto volcano, and Ethiopia's rift valley

    Geography News -- ScienceDaily
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
    Scientists have new data on Ethiopia's Rift Valley and Aluto volcano, a major volcano in the region. Aluto is Ethiopia's main source of geothermal energy, a low-carbon resource that is expected to grow considerably in the near future. Preexisting volcanic and tectonic structures have played a key role in the development of the Aluto volcanic complex and continue to facilitate the expulsion of gases and geothermal fluids.
  • New Version of Google Earth 7.1.4.1529

    Google Earth Blog
    Timothy Whitehead
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:27 am
    Google has pushed out a new minor update to the desktop version of Google Earth. The new version is 7.1.4.1529 dated March 30th, 2015. Thank you to GEB reader AC for letting us know first (we have had several other readers since comment on the new version). AC told us about it over 2 weeks ago, but we were unable to confirm until last week as Google pushes out updates of this nature gradually. Your Google Earth should automatically update over the coming weeks, or you can, as we did, re-download and install it from the Google Earth website. We have successfully done this with Google Earth and…
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    Geography News -- ScienceDaily

  • Geothermal energy, aluto volcano, and Ethiopia's rift valley

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
    Scientists have new data on Ethiopia's Rift Valley and Aluto volcano, a major volcano in the region. Aluto is Ethiopia's main source of geothermal energy, a low-carbon resource that is expected to grow considerably in the near future. Preexisting volcanic and tectonic structures have played a key role in the development of the Aluto volcanic complex and continue to facilitate the expulsion of gases and geothermal fluids.
  • Ascent or no ascent? How hot material is stopped in Earth's mantle

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    Gigantic volumes of hot material rising from the deep earth's mantle to the base of the lithosphere have shaped the face of our planet. Provided they have a sufficient volume, they can lead to break-up of continents or cause mass extinction events in certain periods of the Earth's history. So far it was assumed that because of their high temperatures those bodies -- called mantle plumes -- ascend directly from the bottom of the earth's mantle to the lithosphere. Scientists explain possible barriers for the ascent of these mantle plumes and under which conditions the hot material can still…
  • Fracking? Injecting wastewater? New insight on ground shaking from human-made earthquakes

    23 Apr 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Significant strides in science have been made to better understand potential ground shaking from induced earthquakes, which are earthquakes triggered by human practices. Earthquake activity has sharply increased since 2009 in the central and eastern United States. Many questions have been raised about whether hydraulic fracturing -- commonly referred to as "fracking" -- is responsible for the recent increase of earthquakes. The increase has been linked to industrial operations that dispose of wastewater by injecting it into deep wells.
  • Many Dry Tortugas loggerheads actually Bahamas residents

    23 Apr 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Many loggerhead sea turtles that nest in Dry Tortugas National Park head to rich feeding sites in the Bahamas after nesting, a discovery that may help those working to protect this threatened species.
  • Hiatus in global average temperatures has little effect on projected temperatures in 2100

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    The recent slowdown in the rise of global average air temperatures will make no difference to how much the planet will warm by 2100, a new study has found.
 
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    Google Earth Blog

  • New Version of Google Earth 7.1.4.1529

    Timothy Whitehead
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:27 am
    Google has pushed out a new minor update to the desktop version of Google Earth. The new version is 7.1.4.1529 dated March 30th, 2015. Thank you to GEB reader AC for letting us know first (we have had several other readers since comment on the new version). AC told us about it over 2 weeks ago, but we were unable to confirm until last week as Google pushes out updates of this nature gradually. Your Google Earth should automatically update over the coming weeks, or you can, as we did, re-download and install it from the Google Earth website. We have successfully done this with Google Earth and…
  • News roundup: Nessie, New Islands and Finding your Way Home

    Timothy Whitehead
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:59 am
    Loch Ness gets Street View As part of the Catlin Seaview Survey Google have captured Street View from a boat that travelled the length of Loch Ness in Scotland and even stopped and took some photos in the water. We were not able to find the underwater footage from Google Earth, so we recommend sticking with Google Maps for this one. The water is very murky and the only monster to be found is the little green Nessie who replaces the Street View ‘yellow man’. Glacier retreat creates new islands As glaciers around the world retreat, new coastal islands are formed. Read more about it…
  • Explore Google Earth on Earth Day

    Timothy Whitehead
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    April 22nd is Earth Day which we traditionally celebrate by looking back at some of the environment related stories of the past year. We looked at Google Earth Outreach and how they are helping a number of Canadian non-profits with environmental impact monitoring. We looked at how DigitalGlobe is helping to track damage to tropical forests caused by fire. We looked at how Street View cars are being used to find minor gas leaks, which are not a direct threat to health, but do contribute to global warming. We looked at how Google Earth was instrumental in discovering a new chameleon species. We…
  • Google Earth Elevation Profiles

    Timothy Whitehead
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:34 am
    An often overlooked feature of Google Earth, elevation profiles were first introduced in version 5.2. The feature is easy to use, all you need is a path selected in your ‘My Places’ then go to the ‘Edit’ menu and select ‘Show Elevation Profile’. If you want the elevation profile of a slice through a mountain or valley, simply draw a straight line using the ‘Add Path’ tool on the Google Earth toolbar. But it is not restricted to straight lines and much more often you will be interested in the elevation profile of a hike you are planning, or…
  • Historical Imagery and the Ocean Floor

    Timothy Whitehead
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:50 am
    An interesting aspect of the ‘historical imagery’ feature in Google Earth is that when you turn it on Google Earth displays a different dataset for the ocean floor. Based on the copyright information, it appears the ‘historical imagery’ ocean floor is based on data from NASA, whereas the ocean floor seen in the default view is a combination of data from Data SIO, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA and GEBCO. The NASA supplied data as seen in ‘historical imagery’ The default view with data from a variety of sources It is interesting how whole underwater mountains are…
 
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    GIS Education Community

  • Explore recent issues of Esri News for Education

    Joseph Kerski
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:59 am
    Esri News for Education features case studies of students, educators, and administrators doing amazing things with GIS, curricular ideas, tips on implementation, map and data sources, and much more.  In case you missed reading one of the last few issues, they are linked to this blog below.  To subscribe, go to the subscription page, then “more newsletters”, then select “Education.” The Spring 2012 issue features Stanford University’s GIS initiatives, The Los Angeles County Unified School District’s smartphone maintenance app, Palm Beach County…
  • Mapping Cropland in ArcGIS Online

    Joseph Kerski
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    I recently mentioned that maps, tools, and applications in ArcGIS Online continue to expand, highlighting the new map showing the distribution of Starbucks as an example. Another example touches on a subject that many students know very little about–agriculture.  We have written about this topic in the past, offering curricular resources such as this one that asks students to analyze the distribution of four crops in the USA  and this one asking students to investigate the distribution of five crops around the world using ArcGIS.  A starting point for such investigations is simple…
  • Examining the Distribution of Starbucks in ArcGIS Online

    Joseph Kerski
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:15 am
    Maps, tools, and applications in ArcGIS Online continue to expand, affording exciting new opportunities for teaching and learning.  One of the new maps highlights the new capability of generating “heat maps” by showing the distribution of Starbucks coffee locations.  The map is quick to load but contains 18,680 Starbucks around the world.  The points are grouped at a small scale, for analyzing regional and continental patterns, and at a large scale, for analyzing patterns within a metropolitan area.  Examine this map via the above link, shown below, guiding students through inquiry…
  • Kolb’s Learning Cycle and Styles: Connections to GIS Education

    Joseph Kerski
    3 Apr 2015 | 6:59 am
    Those of us in GIS education continually strive to ensure that our teaching methods adhere to respected and innovative learning styles.  Adult learning theorist David Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory (1984) works on two levels:  A four stage cycle of learning and four separate learning styles.  I believe Kolb’s cycle and styles can help inform how we can more effectively teach with GIS and about GIS. Kolb’s experiential learning style theory includes these “stops” along a cycle:  1.  Concrete Experience, where a new experience of situation is…
  • Facilitating 7 Ways of Learning: Connections to GIS in Education

    Joseph Kerski
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    A fascinating and practical book entitled Facilitating Seven Ways of Learning by James R. Davis and Bridget D. Arend is a resource for more purposeful, effective, and enjoyable university teaching.  In addition, I believe that the seven ways presented by the authors provide a useful framework for instruction focused on spatial thinking and geotechnologies.  The seven ways include behavioral learning, cognitive learning, learning through inquiry, learning with mental models, learning through groups and teams, learning through virtual realities, and experiential learning.   Each way of…
 
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    GIS Lounge

  • Big Data, GIS, and Bikes

    Rebecca Maxwell
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has set a precedent for public agencies across the country with the purchase of a Strava dataset in order to inform their research. In the fall of 2013, the ODOT bought a one-year license of a dataset that includes over 400,000 individual bicycle trips [...]The post Big Data, GIS, and Bikes appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Defining Waterfall and Agile GIS Project Management Styles

    Lowell Ballard
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Lowell Ballard, the Director of Geospatial Solutions for Timmons Group, takes a look at effectively engaging clients for GIS projects.  In this article, he examines “waterfall” and “agile” in the context of client engagement.   All projects need successful communication in order to develop properly and meet clients’ expectations. Keeping clients [...]The post Defining Waterfall and Agile GIS Project Management Styles appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • LiDAR and Rail Utility Mapping and Digital Asset Preparation

    GIS Contributor
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Venugopalan Nair, Senior Manager, SBL, discussed why LiDAR is an efficient and quick technology for mapping rail utilities.The post LiDAR and Rail Utility Mapping and Digital Asset Preparation appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Learn about GIS in the Cloud

    Sangeeta Deogawanka
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:16 pm
    GIS technology and processing in the cloud is on the way to becoming the next big trend. The various functionalities of the cloud can be suitably tailored to fit into an organization’s geospatial workflow.The post Learn about GIS in the Cloud appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Cloud GIS Terms

    Sangeeta Deogawanka
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Common GIS cloud related terminology and definitions.The post Cloud GIS Terms appeared first on GIS Lounge.
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    AnyGeo - GIS, Maps, Mobile and Social Location Technology

  • Week-end Reading : The Steve Jobs Way

    gisuser
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:40 pm
    TweetA little week-end reading for you Apple enthusiasts… In The Steve Jobs Way, Jay Elliot gives the reader the opportunity of seeing Steve Jobs as only his closest associates have ever seen him, and to learn what has made him … Continue reading →
  • 5 Things on Friday – Tree Maps, Dating Tips, Tree Maps and more

    gisuser
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:35 pm
    TweetOnce again, time to share 5 cool things that we stumbled onto on the web this week… enjoy as I take a look at some new hardware, awesome maps, a dating service add-on, and the most incredible beer pong table … Continue reading →
  • Esri App Dev Challenge Ends Monday

    gisuser
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    TweetYou Esri app developers, take note that the App Challenge is ending Monday. Esri is offering up some nice prize money ($10K, $2K, $1K) to the top apps. Entries will be accepted until Monday, April 27 5 PM PDT with … Continue reading →
  • Interactive Dating Map – A Guide to Dating Across Europe

    gisuser
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:07 am
    TweetWith so many people meeting online (estimated at over 33% of couples) crossing International boundaries to go on a date is now pretty common, however, being aware of cultural differences and social etiquette need to be considered – enter the … Continue reading →
  • Facebook Q1 Earnings $3.5 Billion, up 42% from 2014!

    gisuser
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:53 pm
    TweetFacebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 and lets just say the numbers are BIG and pretty much everything is up, from revenues, to users, to ad spending and more! Some of … Continue reading →
 
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    Spatially Adjusted

  • SpatialTau v2.7 — Responsive Mapping and Eye Candy

    James
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:23 pm
    SpatialTau is my weekly newsletter that goes out every Wednesday. The archive shows up in my blog a month after the newsletter is published. If you’d like to subscribe, please do so here. I have to get some things off my chest but first just know that most people in Arizona drive around with a lasso in their truck for just such an occasion. Most people are very familiar with responsive web design.  The concept where a website automatically reformats itself to best fit on the size screen or type of device you have.  Awesome stuff right?  Rarely do I have to pinch and zoom on a…
  • Hangouts with James Fee:: Special Guest Steve Pousty

    James
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Today at 1pm PDT, Steve Pousty joins me to talk about the deCarta acquisition by Uber. The backchannel chat occurs on IRC. Follow the instructions here or join in below.
  • Hangouts with James Fee:: Special Guest Peter Batty

    James
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:28 pm
    The next episode of Hangouts with James Fee has special Guest Peter Batty, CTO at Ubisense. Peter will talk about this years FOSS4GNA, Leaflet.js, geospatial business trends and what’s he’s been working on at Ubisense. We go live next Friday (March 27th) at 1:00pm PDT and you can follow right here on my blog or at the Google+ Hangout event page.
  • Hangouts with James Fee:: Special Guest Glenn Letham

    James
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:35 am
    Glenn Letham joined me to talk about the state of the GIS marketplace, changes he’s seen over the past years and what he thinks GIS professionals need to survive moving forward.
  • SpatialTau v2.6 – When Maps Got Slippy

    James
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:02 pm
    SpatialTau is my weekly newsletter that goes out every Wednesday. The archive shows up in my blog a month after the newsletter is published. If you’d like to subscribe, please do so here. It seems like just yesterday but 10 years ago Google Maps was born. If you hopped in your DeLorean for a trip back to before 2005, you’d remember the days when we were all dependent on paper maps, print-outs, post-its and sometimes even a compass for directions! Getting from point A to B is something we do all day, every day—from finding the fastest way to get to work, to dropping the kids off on…
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    VerySpatial

  • A VerySpatial Podcase – Episode 509

    Sue
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:09 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 509 19 April 2015 Main Topic: More interviews from the NCGIS 2015 Conference Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode509.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes News Esri and AAG looking for ConnectEd GeoMentors Genographic Project celebrates 10 years USGS and NASA start work on Landsat 9 Researchers test smartphones for earthquake warning WorldDEM DTM product now available Web Corner Switch Energy Project Main topic Our final interviews from the NCGIS 2015 conference with…
  • Heading to AAG in Chicago

    Jesse
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    It is time, once again, for the annual meeting of the AAG. This year Sue, Barb, Frank, and I will all be wandering the halls to present, view presentations, interview, and just enjoy interacting with great geo-minded people. A few points I want to highlight: If you would like to tell us about your project or product, contact us and we can schedule to meet at the conference hotel. Our presentation schedule is Barb: Tuesday, GIScience Classroom paper session Frank: Wednesday, Energy Transitions paper session Jesse: Wednesday, Human Geography Poster Session Sue: Friday, GIS&T Poster Session…
  • Remote Sensing in a Nutshell

    Aleigha Shears
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:14 am
    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), remote sensing is a science that obtains information regarding objects or areas from a distance,  typically using aircraft or satellites to take radar or infrared photography. In 1972, a joint initiative between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA launched the first earth resource satellite (Landsat-1). The Landsat Project is the world’s longest continuously acquired collection of space-based moderate-resolution, land remote sensing data.  The remote sensing data collected has been used by agriculture,…
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 508

    Sue
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 508 13 April 2015 Main Topic: A news episode Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode508.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Sidhe Set by Avalon Rising News 34th anniversary of first shuttle launch Pushing back against UK surveillant society NOAA’s 3 data centers are merging into new NCEI Disney and Xprize’s Tomorrowland Challenge USGIF scholarship deadline approaching USGS names new director for the National Geospatial Program One year in service for Sentinel 1A…
  • GIS and California: The Alarming Revelation

    Aleigha Shears
    12 Apr 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Another guest post by this semester’s journalism intern. Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, are computer systems that allow individuals to map, model, and analyze large amounts of data through a single database. Recently, through the help of GIS maps, significant data have turned up some alarming realizations in regards to a very crucial and life-changing matter: water supply. This new information shows how important the use of GIS is, and how it is utilized in a matter that can effect everyday living. Californians have a lot to worry about nowadays on top of the mudslides,…
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    BostonGIS Blog

  • PostGIS In Action 2nd Fresh off the presses

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Just got our shipment of PostGIS In Action 2nd Edition. Here is one here. It's a wee bit fatter than the First Edition (just by about 100 pages). I'm really surprised the page count didn't go over 600 pages given the large additional ground of coverage this edition has. This edition covers a lot more raster than the first edition and has chapters dedicated to PostGIS topology and PostGIS tiger geocoder.
  • PostgreSQL 9.5 features of interest to PostGIS Users

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:14 pm
    We got back from PostgreSQL Conf 2015 which was in New York City. It's probably the most educational conference we've been to in a while and mostly because we stayed thru the whole conference. One of the key take aways from the conference was Magnus Hagander's 9.5 showcase of features slides at http://www.hagander.net/talks/postgresql95.pdf. There are 2 things I am looking for which are along the lines of parallelization and the 3rd I'm not sure about is of much benefit but could be. Inheritance support for Foreign Tables (aka sharding with FDWs) The thing I was most excited about was Foreign…
  • PostGIS workshops at FOSS4G NA 2015 San Francisco

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:04 pm
    There will be two PostGIS workshops at FOSS4G NA 2015 on March 9th. Signup if you haven't already. PostGIS Up and Running 9AM - 12 PM. This is an introductory workshop where we'll cover the basics of configuring PostGIS and using the PostGIS geometry and geography types. We also plan to demonstrate some new features coming in PostGIS 2.2, particularly of the 3D kind. If time permitting, we'll do a quick coverage of pgRouting as well. Someone asked on IRC if we will be handing out certificates of completion to folks who complete the workshop. Some people need this because they are allowed to…
  • PostGIS funding

    12 Jan 2015 | 1:40 am
    A few people have asked how they can contribute to PostGIS work and sadly PostGIS is very disorganized in this area. Part of the problem is no one knows if setting up the work to collect the funds would be worthwhile, whose job it would be to do it, how that person would be reimbursed for the accounting work needed, and how that money would be distributed. That said, I have decided to start on my own to ask for funding for the recurring PostGIS maintenance work that I do and to treat it as consulting income. This is partly to test the waters to see if getting a more formal funding setup is…
  • Building GDAL under mingw-w64 with native windows ODBC support

    2 Jan 2015 | 4:19 pm
    When ogr_fdw came out, I was very excited to try ogr_fdw out on windows. To start with I used the default GDAL that we package with PostGIS, which is built under mingw-w64 (both 32-bit and 64-bit versions). Then I thought imagine how much more I can get by compiling with more drivers. A big one on my list was ODBC. Sadly this did not work out of the box under mingw-w64. For windows folks who want to try out the ogr_fdw, I have binaries for PostgreSQL 9.4 FDWs which includes ogr_fdw and some of my other favorites. I do have the 9.3s as well, but haven't written up an article about them until I…
 
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    GIS in Education

  • Landsat 9 Satellite To Launch in 2023 To Continue Land Imaging Legacy

    talk
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:49 am
    NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have started work on Landsat 9, planned to launch in 2023, which will extend the Earth-observing program’s record of land images to half a century.The Landsat program has provided accurate measurements of Earth’s land cover since 1972. With data from Landsat satellites, ecologists have tracked deforestation in South America, water managers have monitored irrigation of farmland in the American West, and researchers have watched the growth of cities worldwide. With the help of the program’s open archive, firefighters have assessed the severity of…
  • Multiple Satellites to Track Algal Threat to U.S. Freshwater

    talk
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Four federal agencies including the U.S. Geological Survey have joined forces in an effort to transform satellite data into vital information to protect the American public from freshwater contaminated by harmful algal blooms. The $3.6 million research project is a collaborative effort among NASA, NOAA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and USGS. Using methods and technology established to analyze ocean color satellite data, scientists from the four agencies will work to develop an early warning indicator for toxic and nuisance algal blooms in freshwater systems and build an…
  • USGS Seeks Proposals for Earthquake Science

    talk
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    The U.S. Geological Survey expects to award up to $7 million in grants for earthquake hazards research in 2016.“The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program annually provides grants to support research targeted toward improving our understanding of earthquake processes, hazards and risks,” said Bill Leith, USGS Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards. “We seek cutting-edge proposals that will further our efforts to reduce losses from earthquakes, provide more accurate and timely earthquake information and forecasts and better inform the public about earthquake safety.”…
  • Apply and Join The International Earth-Doc team

    talk
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    An international group of inter-disciplinary postdoc researchers advancing the next generation of integrated Earth System science towards global sustainability: through World-Earth Systems modelingAn Earth League InitiativeThe Earth League is setting out to advance the next generation of integrated Earth System analysis. This is in response to the current urgent need to deepen our understanding of potential pathways and transformations within this increasingly turbulent Anthropocene towards future world development on a resilient and stable planet.Therefore, we are embarking on a joint…
  • Landsat 8 'Remote Sensing' Journal Special Issue: Free Artcile Access

    talk
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:08 pm
    The ‎Landsat‬ 8 'Remote Sensing' Journal Special issue is now available.A trio of Landsat calibration scientists—Brian Markham, Jim Storey, and Ron Morfitt—have guest-edited a new Landsat 8 Special Issue of the journal Remote Sensing.From the editors:Landsat 8 (formerly LDCM) was launched on February 11, 2013. There are two new sensors on Landsat 8: the Operational Land Imager (OLI) and the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS). Unlike historically used whisk broom scanners (as on the ETM+ sensor on Landsat 7), these new sensors are examples of push broom technology. In addition to having…
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    GIS and Agent-Based Modeling

  • Leveraging Crowdsourced data for Agent-based modeling: Opportunities, Examples and Challenges

    22 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    This week I am attending the AAG Annual Meeting in Chicago. While here, we organized 3 sessions entitled "Geosimulation and Big Data: A Marriage made in Heaven or Hell?" in which I presented a paper, co-authored with Sarah Wise: "Leveraging Crowdsourced data for Agent-based modeling: Opportunities, Examples and Challenges." The abstract is below:The rise of crowdsourcing has made new kinds of data available to the  geographical community. New forms of data range in their characteristics and purpose. One example is Volunteered Geographical Information (VGI), were users purposely…
  • Exploring Creativity and Urban Development with Agent-Based Modeling

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
    There is considerable debate about "creative cities" and relatively few agent-based models that explore such ideas from the bottom up. To that end we have recently published a paper in the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation entitled: "Exploring Creativity and Urban Development through Agent-Based Modeling"In the paper we introduce the Creative City Model, an exploratory ABM to simulate the theoretical relationship between land-use regulation, urban mobility and societal tolerance on the economic performance of cities. The model is based on simplified assumptions from our…
  • Bumble Bee Colonies

    27 Mar 2015 | 6:06 am
    When reading papers about agent-based models / individual-based models, I am always curious if the model can be reproduced from the description in said paper. Specifically whether there is sufficient information in the paper to reproduce the model and the results. Often we task students with such a task as a learning exercise and I thought it would be nice to show you one such example done by Dale Brearcliffe.The model that was reproduced is entitled "The Ontogeny of the Interaction Structure in Bumble Bee Colonies: A MIRROR Model" by Hogeweg and Hesper (1983) which explored whether or not…
  • Collective Behavior of In-group Favoritism

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:12 pm
    We just had a paper accepted in Advances in Complex Systems entitled "The Effect of In-group Favoritism on the Collective Behavior of Individuals' Opinions." In the paper we develop and an agent-based model to explore how individuals interact and how more  collective behaviors emerge (e.g. reaching a consensus or the spreading of opinions). The abstract of the paper is as follows: Empirical findings from social psychology show that sometimes people show favoritism toward in-group members in order to reach a global consensus, even against individuals' own preferences (e.g., altruistically…
  • Lipari School on Computational Social Science

    20 Mar 2015 | 11:08 am
    If you are wondering what to do between July 26 and August 1, this summer, you might be interested in this years Lipari School on Computational Social Science which is focusing on Algorithms, Data, and Models for Social and Urban Systems. What will be taught at the summer school and why? To answer the these questions and to quote from the the homepage of the school: "Social and urban systems have been the focus of social science theory and research for centuries, but only until recently have computational approaches enabled novel explorations of challenging and enduring research…
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    年会費無料のETCカードってあるの?

  • シェル スターレックスカードについての判断

    hikarupiano
    3 Apr 2015 | 7:13 pm
          2年目以降は1,350円がかかってくるのですが、スタープライズコースを選択していて年間24万円以上利用していると年会費を無料にすることができます。   それに毎月10日と20日は1.5倍の値引きをしてくれるのでこの日に給油すればかなりお得になります。  …
  • レンタカーとカーシェアは運転する時間や用途によります

    hikarupiano
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:44 pm
        また10分から15分単位での貸し出しを行っているところが多く、一回当たり数百円での利用が可能なものもあります。      
  • 光熱費をクレジットカードで支払うメリットとは

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

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

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

  • Getting to know Esri Maps for Office 3.0: Part 2

    Scott Ball
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    In the blog last week, I highlighted some of the new features of Esri Maps for Office, including the ability to have multiple maps in your workbook, being able to move your maps to other monitors, and the new tools and tool locations. If you missed it, you can find it here. This week I’ll focus on some of the new features that help you turn your data into maps. Create beautiful maps without needing to be a GIS expert. We’ve added a brand new workflow to help you easily get your spreadsheet information on a map. You can start this workflow by clicking the ‘Add map’ button from the…
  • Landsat 8 Enthusiasts! Which Band Combination do you Use?

    Renee Brandt
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:57 pm
    What does Landsat 8 have to do with Earth Day?  Well for one thing, the latest Landsat 8 satellite imagery is some of the coolest imagery you can access, with remarkable images and information about the Earth being updated daily.  Landsat imagery provides the longest, contiguous coverage of the Earth (over 40 years), and has become an invaluable resource for understanding and analyzing Earth changes. Natural Color with DRA (Dynamic Range Adjustment applied to maximize the contrast) Landsat 8 Bands 4,3,2. This band combination provides an image that looks the way we think the earth and…
  • User Community Content Continues to Improve the Living Atlas of the World and its Suite of Basemaps

    Shane Matthews
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:43 am
    ArcGIS Online has been refreshed with new and updated content to Esri’s Basemaps. The user community has improved the World Topographic Map by adding new content for the entire country of Thailand and new and updated content for cities, counties and universities in the United States. We appreciate our users and partners who are supporting the Living Atlas of the World by contributing useful information and applying this content to solve problems and tackle projects. You can join this growing community of contributors by sharing your data with Community Maps.   Topographic Map…
  • I’ve got the Whole World on my Phone

    Renee Brandt
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:02 pm
    On Tuesdays, we typically go out for pizza with my husband’s family and after dinner, sit and talk for a few hours.  This past Tuesday, the discussion turned to their childhood home and the surrounding places they used to visit as children.  They had grown up in Nairobi, Kenya, and vacationed often in Mombasa.  As they were trying to describe the neighborhood they lived in and the beach they vacationed on, I suddenly had a thought…why not zoom to those locations on my smartphone instead.   Sure enough, it was as easy as typing a location into my ArcGIS application, and I was able to…
  • Getting to know Esri Maps for Office 3.0: Part 1

    Scott Ball
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Esri Maps for Office 3.0 is the biggest update to the add-in since it launched nearly 3 years ago. From an updated visual design to improved workflows and under-the-hood improvements, there is a lot to take in. In part 1 of this blog series, I will talk about the new ability to add multiple map windows, the new location of your map tools, and the search tool. In part 2, coming next week, I’ll talk about the beautiful new add data workflow, expanded coordinate system support, and the new capability to use linear feature services with custom location types. Visualize your Excel data more…
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    Jonathan Crowe: Recent Map Posts

  • Map of Canada Changes Depiction of Arctic Sea Ice

    Jonathan Crowe
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    The federal government's new map of Canada, part of the Atlas of Canada reference series, came out this week. Among the changes between it and its predecessor (which came out in 2006), one in particular is drawing attention. Ivan Semeniuk in the Globe and Mail: Whereas the older version of the map showed only that part of the sea ice that permanently covered Arctic waters year round at that time, the new edition uses a 30-year median of September sea-ice extent from 1981 through 2010. September sea ice hit a record low in 2012 and is projected to decline further. The change means there is far…
  • New Moon Maps

    Jonathan Crowe
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:16 am
    Two stunning maps of the Moon have been released by the USGS, both based on data collected by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: one an image mosaic assembled from visual imagery, the other (above) a colour-coded topographical map derived from laser altimeter data. Via io9.
  • Space Maps: Ceres, Mars, Exoplanets

    Jonathan Crowe
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:39 am
    Dawn's first colour map of Ceres: map-projected false-colour images of the dwarf planet taken as the spacecraft approached, assembled from images taken through blue, green and infrared filters. (Previously: At Ceres.) An elevation map of the Ares Vallis region of Mars (above) from the DLR, the German space agency (via io9). A map of known exoplanets in the Milky Way; most of them were found during the Kepler mission, which pointed at a a particular region of space.
  • Unruly Places (Off the Map)

    Jonathan Crowe
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Alastair Bonnett's Unruly Places (first published in the U.K. as Off the Map) is a light, entertaining exploration of some of the world's more unusual places. Bonnett, a social geography professor at Newcastle University, has written 47 short essays about locations that, in the grand scheme of things, don't make any sense: the exceptions, the asterisks, the ink blots (in at least one case literally) on the map. These range from the deeply frivolous to the profoundly injust: from bits and pieces of New York City transformed into environmental time capsules and art projects to places meaningful…
  • Emily Garfield's Map Art

    Jonathan Crowe
    15 Feb 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Emily Garfield's art is a pen-and-watercolour exercise in the cartography of imaginary places. Her drawings "are inspired by the visual language of maps, as well as the fractal similarity that cities share with biological processes such as the patterns of cells and neurons." Above: "Branching Networks (Cityspace #178)."
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    Maps Mania

  • Why Your Street Has That Name

    Keir Clarke
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:27 am
    Back in 2013 Noah Veltman released a History of San Francisco Place Names. This map started a trend in etymology mapping. Now interactive maps are springing up all over the world whose only purpose is to explain the origin of city place & street names. Famostrato - Personajes históricos de las calles de Madrid is a new Spanish map which explains the origins of street names in the Spanish
  • Mapping Life in a Refugee Camp

    Keir Clarke
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:54 am
    Domiz Refugee Camp in Iraqi Kurdistan was established in April 2012 to host Syrian Kurds. The camp was originally built to house 38,135 people. It is currently home to 57,953 refugees. As the number of refugees has grown the camp has gradually transformed from a temporary refuge into a makeshift town, Refugee Republic has created an online documentary about the camp, using the Leaflet.js
  • Mapping Washington's Life

    Keir Clarke
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    I've been obsessing lately about Creating Stories with Historical Maps. One website which does this very well is Washington's World. Washington's World is a biographical map of George Washington's life, from his birth in Westmoreland County, Virginia to his death at Mount Vernon. The map includes the option to display various journeys undertaken by Washington during his life, including, his
  • Android Pisses All Over Apple

    Keir Clarke
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:40 am
    Google Maps has plotted out a new park in Pakistan which looks incredibly like the Android logo pissing on the Apple logo. Check-out it out now because I have a feeling this park will soon be gone from Google Maps. Google's Map Maker program allows anyone to make corrections to Google Maps. Any changes made using Google Map Maker need to be reviewed before they actually get added to the data
  • Animated Football Heat Maps

    Keir Clarke
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:54 am
    Over the last couple of years player heatmaps have become a very popular data visualization method for showing the influence of individual soccer players over the course of the ninety minutes of a soccer game. These static heatmaps tend to be used to show the areas of the pitch where an individual player has been most active during a soccer match. This CartoDB Referee Map shows an animated
 
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    MapPoint Forums

  • QueryShape (I feel so stupid!)

    gfr92y
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:51 pm
    I have read everything I could find on QueryShape (within reason, of course) and have no idea how to identify and export the records corresponding to the push-pins contained within the closed shape. Can anyone help me or direct me to someone who can? Thanks! Babs Maps.jpg Attached Images Maps.jpg (94.0 KB)
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    GPS World

  • Happy 20th Anniversary, GPS!

    GPS World staff
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The Global Positioning System marks its 20th year of operation on Monday, April 27. Below is a timeline showing important milestones in the 20 years since the constellation reached full operational capability (FOC) on April 27, 1995. FOC was formally announced on July 17, 1995. GPS Operational History Timeline
  • Exelis Launches Surveillance Tool for UAV Operators

    GPS World staff
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    With Exelis RangeVue, a high-performance GIS visualization engine provides real-time updates of critical operational elements. Exelis has launched its first airspace situational awareness tool designed specifically for unmanned aerial system (UAS) operations in the United States. Symphony RangeVue puts real-time Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) surveillance data, flexible background maps and weather information in the hands of UAS operators and test range personnel. The system provides significant improvements to the safety and efficiency of UAS operations, whether on the test range or…
  • TomTom Partners with Mozilla, Telefonica for Online Maps

    GPS World staff
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:38 am
    TomTom is partnering with Mozilla and Telefónica to bring its Maps Online and Nav Online apps to HTML5-powered Firefox OS smartphone devices. “We’re thrilled to offer Firefox OS users TomTom’s Maps Online and Nav Online apps in the Firefox Marketplace,”said Bertrand Neveux, director of Marketplace and Ecosystem at Mozilla. “Our priority is to empower users with a mobile experience that makes their lives richer and more efficient, and great content like TomTom’s ensures that.” “Telefónica has now launched Firefox OS devices in 14 markets and is pleased to see…
  • NovAtel Launches Wideband GNSS Antenna

    GPS World staff
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:05 am
    NovAtel GPS-704-WB wideband antenna. NovAtel Inc. has launched the GPS-704-WB antenna, a wideband antenna that supports L-band as well as the frequencies of all current GNSS constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou), including B3 and E6 signals. Customers can use this antenna for GPS-only or multi-constellation applications, providing excellent flexibility for application developers, NovAtel said. The phase center offset of this antenna remains constant as the azimuth and elevation angle of the satellites change, making it an ideal choice for baselines of any length and easy…
  • 60 Minutes Segment on AFSPC Set for Sunday

    GPS World staff
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:17 am
    CBS’s 60 Minutes will air a special two-part segment on Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) this coming Sunday, April 26, reflecting a broad array of AFSPC missions — launch, satellite operations, missile warning, acquisition, and the Joint Space Operations Center. The GPS Directorate is a joint service effort directed by the United States Air Force and managed at the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. “The show seldom uses two-part segments, and the producers expressed that the visually interesting nature of the…
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    Google LatLong

  • Walk in the footsteps of South Africa’s freedom fighters

    Lat Long
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    On April 27, 1994, Nelson Mandela became President of South Africa in the country’s first democratic, post-Apartheid election. Known now as “Freedom Day,” that date has become a symbol of hope in South Africa and around the world. To commemorate this historic day, we’ve partnered with the Robben Island Museum and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory to bring the story of this UNESCO World Heritage Site online for the world to explore. The Maps gallery and Cultural Institute online tour allow people everywhere to see the island where Nelson Mandela and many of South Africa’s freedom…
  • Myth or monster? Explore Loch Ness with Street View

    Lat Long
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Like the world’s best legends, the Loch Ness Monster transcends the everyday and exists at the edges of possibility. It rises above the sightings and the hoaxes; the claims and counter-claims; the tourism, the nationalism—and even the assassination plots. It lives in the telling of stories. Whether or not you believe, most people hold a romanticized vision of the creature that, legend has it, plumbs the depths of the Loch. Affectionately known as “Nessie,” she exists in folklore, dances in childrens’ imaginations, and seeps into our society and teachings, inspiring everything from…
  • A new way to navigate the streets of Google Maps

    Lat Long
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:36 am
    Over the years, we’ve updated Google Maps to make it more accurate, comprehensive and useful. From imagery of the coffee shop down the road to the Taj Mahal, or turn-by-turn navigation that helps you get to your first date on time or find your way to a famous landmark...we’ve worked hard to give people the best possible experience of the world around them. And today we’re introducing our most ambitious update yet: PAC-Maps. With local place information and Street View, it’s easier than ever before to find where you’re going but there’s never been anything to let you know where…
  • Drift dreamily down the Danube

    Lat Long
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Since growing up near Ulm, Germany, close to where the Danube begins its epic journey from The Black Forest southeast to the Black Sea, I’ve been captivated by the majesty of the river we knew as Donau. The Danube has woven countries and cultures together for thousands of years; it has been a catalyst for economic development, a pathway for migration, and an inspiration for works of art and classical musicStarting today, you can cruise this international waterway with Street View in Google Maps, sailing through six countries, three capitals, and enjoying many arresting landscapes along the…
  • From sea to shining sea: A Street View tour of the U.S.

    Lat Long
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Street View in Google Maps can take you on virtual journeys to far-off lands and exotic placesBut sometimes adventure is waiting for you right in your own backyard. For Americans looking to learn more about their country, you can now explore some new scenic and interesting places here in the U.S., thanks to new imagery collected through the Trekker Loan ProgramToday some of Michigan’s most beautiful places have come to Google Maps, collected in partnership with Pure Michigan. Visit the historic, family-owned Grand Hotel, or enjoy the view over Lake Michigan at Sleeping Bear Dunes National…
 
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    Between the Poles

  • New journal for open geospatial data, standards and interoperability

    Geoff
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    A new open journal Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards provides an advanced forum for the science and technology of open data, crowdsourced information, and sensor web through the publication of reviews and regular research papers. The journal publishes articles that address issues related, but not limited to, the analysis and processing of open geo-data, standardization and interoperability of open geo-data and services, as well as applications based on open geo-data. The journal is also meant to be a space for theories, methods and applications related to crowdsourcing,…
  • Register for the FOSS4G 2015 open source geospatial conference in Seoul

    Geoff
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    Registration for the FOSS4G 2015 Conference in Seoul has opened. There is only one week left to submit your abstracts for presentations (closing April 24th).  Some ideas for topics include Development: new development in projects. Hacks and Mashes: novel solutions to all our problems. Big Data : geospatial big data. New Trends: IoT, Indoor GIS, etc. Case Studies: relate your experiences. Benchmarks: comparisons between packages. Business Cases: building the economic case. Policies: FOSS4G related policies around government and international organizations. Visualization: effective…
  • Building optimization market expected to reach $6.6 billion by 2024

    Geoff
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    In November, 2012 Navigant Research released a report on building optimization and commissioning services in which it estimated that the global market for these services amounted to $2.2 billion annually in 2012.  Navigant predicted that the market would double to $4.4 billion by 2020. I have blogged several times about the growing importance of energy performance modeling based on BIM for new buildings or from scan to BIM models for existing buildings.  Navigant Research has just released a new report, Building Optimization and Commissioning Services, that updates the previous estimates…
  • Microgrid technology might have prevented the Fukushima Daiichi disaster

    Geoff
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    As readers of this blog might remember, I began following the Fukushima Daiichi and Daiini events as they unfolded starting on March 11, 2011.  The disaster at Fukushima Daiichi occurred because of the lack of external power to the plant to keep cooling processes operating.  While external power was restored to Fukushima Daiini within hours preventing a major disaster at that plant, it took weeks to restore external power to Fukushima Daiichi.  Microgrids might be a way to help prevent this kind of disaster in the future.  Navigant Research has just released a report on what it calls …
  • EPRI's Smart Grid Demonstration Project reveals value of volt-var control

    Geoff
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Conservation voltage reduction (CVR) or volt-var is an approach to demand response (DR) and energy efficiency (EE) that can provide major benefits without significant alterations to the power distribution system,  unlike other DR/EE approaches.  Volt-var is used to reduce demand and energy consumption during peak load when electricity prices are inflated and demand may exceed the available energy while maintaining customer voltage power quality according to tolerances mandated by the regulator to protect consumer and utility devices.  Peak demand can be reduced typically by 2 to 4 %.  The…
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    GPS Tracklog

  • Poll: What Kind of GPS Do You Prefer?

    Liz E.
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:40 am
    Next week, on April 27 to be exact, the United States GPS system will be celebrating it’s 20th anniversary of Full Operational Capability. During those 20 years of service, the system has been made widely available to the public via the end of Selective Availability and has been improved with new satellites. As more andread more The post Poll: What Kind of GPS Do You Prefer? appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • This Week in GPS — April 24, 2015

    Liz E.
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:20 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 SmartTracker, which debuted on Indiegogo and blew past its goal in record time. Read more about it below! Here are some other things going on in the worldread more The post This Week in GPS — April 24, 2015 appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • Five Cache Types To Do Before They’re Gone

    Adrian Faulkner
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:18 am
    When you first started Geocaching you were probably unaware of all the different cache types.  You thought that geocaching was as simple as turning up to a set of co-ordinates and finding the container hidden there.  As you progressed you probably became vaguely aware of multi-caches and puzzle caches.  Your first multi had you goingread more The post Five Cache Types To Do Before They’re Gone appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • Pinit App Combines GPS With Social Media

    Liz E.
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:47 am
      There is something about photos of vacations that just stirs the mind and always brings a smile to my face with each captured memory. While there are plenty of ways to share these moments with friends and family, most traditional social media is so cluttered with junk—be it videos of cats, quizzes, games orread more The post Pinit App Combines GPS With Social Media appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • Smart Tracker Blows Through Crowdfunding Goal

    Liz E.
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    I am always a little hesitant to write about anything that gets funded through Indiegogo, as the site is slightly less reputable than Kickstarter. And while all tech startups are a little risky, ones on Indiegogo seem to be even more so. However, all of that aside, today I discovered this cool little GPS trackerread more The post Smart Tracker Blows Through Crowdfunding Goal appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
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    GPS Insight Blog

  • Happy 10th Birthday to GPS Insight!

    rdonat
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:58 am
    Today, 4/15/15, is the 10th birthday of GPS Insight! GPS Insight 10 Year Anniversary Logo I “spun off” GPS Insight from my consulting company as its own legal entity 4/15/2005 after about 6 months of development for a single local fleet customer.  I never imagined where the company would be 10 years later.  With the economy as difficult as it was, our only option was to grow and innovate, and it has worked out well for our company as well as employees and customers. Key growth stats: Key Growth Stats My wife was nice enough to remember the “birthday” and send these cupcakes to the…
 
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    Making Maps: DIY Cartography

  • André Luiz Mesquita | Dissenting Maps: Propositions on a World in Crisis (1960-2010)

    John Krygier
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    André Luiz Mesquita’s dissertation (in Portuguese), Mapas Dissidentes: Proposições Sobre um Mundo em Crise (1960-2010), (Dissenting Maps: Propositions on a World in Crisis, 1960-2010), looks at the maps and diagrams of artists and activists from 1960 to 2010, all working in social, political, and economic contexts of crisis and change, conflict and various forms of resistance. He approaches the work of three generations of artists through an analysis of endless documents, catalogs, manifestos, articles, photographs, documentaries, art works, reproductions of maps, and interviews.
  • 모든 것은 노래한다: 이야기하는 지도들: Denis Wood’s Everything Sings in Korean

    John Krygier
    14 Feb 2015 | 7:09 am
    Denis Wood’s Everything Sings atlas in Korean via Your Mind.   What follows is the Google translation of the book description (from the Korean on this page). It captures, I am sure you will agree, some of what is special about the Atlas: Everything Song: The Story of a map Dennis Wood Maverick academics and innovators of the American Geographical Dennis Wood is the North Carolina depicting a small town seem to run Heights creative guidance of various forms book. How to create a map that Dennis Wood is unique unprecedented. He move, coming to North Carolina, he lived in a small town…
  • unmappable – Denis Wood Documentary – Screening at SXSW in Austin

    John Krygier
    10 Feb 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Diane Hodson and Jasmine Luoma’s film about Denis Wood, unmappable, has been selected for screening at Austin’s SXSW festival and conference next month – with Denis in attendance. The film’s website has a preview and other information. Watch the film’s Twitter for updates. The film will also show in April at the Florida Film Festival.
  • 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.
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    WordPress Tag: Geography

  • Digitizing point features on a raster image using Arcmap 10.2

    MapsDigital
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:05 pm
    This post will demonstrate how to digitize point features on a raster image using arcmap 10.2. Point features on our raster image are schools, churches, dispensary. Click on this link to watch the video digitizing point features on a raster image using arcmap 10.2 Feel free to send us a feedback, it is always welcome
  • AARP Online Retirement Livability Index

    Editor (Retired)
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:52 pm
    A new AARP Livability Index can tell you how your city or town (or the place you’re thinking a
  • Album No.3

    Clayton
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:23 pm
    New music of original content written and produced by myself is now undergoing the process of finali
  • Geography 9

    Dorian Lidell
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:11 pm
    From the quiz on 21/4/15. Into which ocean does the Amazon flow? Atlantic Ocean Which two countries are connected by the Khyber Pass? Afghanistan and Pakistan Which is the largest (by area) and most populous of the Isles of Scilly? St Mary’s In which African country are the Ngorongoro crater and the Serengeti National Park? Tanzania The Mojave Desert lies within which four US states? California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona Which country has as its flag a vertical bicolour of white and red with a representation of the George Cross in the canton? Malta Fraser Island, the largest sand island in…
  • belonging to who and where and what

    Pqw
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:02 pm
    K told me something about someone else (that neither of us are close to) months and months ago, but suddenly, this morning, I realized why it’s been bugging me. Maybe I first had to have 2 conversations yesterday with Twitter-friends: 1 with G, touching on paucity of childhood resources; 1 with S, about fear, and about using writing to manage that fear. The thing told: E, my sister, now that she lives in Austin, sometimes spends Thanksgiving and other occasions with K’s extended family, in OKC or other points Southwest. I’m jealous. Why did that banal and utterly boring reaction take…
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    Google Sightseeing

  • Android users make their feelings clear about Apple products through the medium of cartography

    Alex Turnbull
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:05 am
    You're reading an entry from Google Sightseeing, which is copyright © 2015 Alex Turnbull & James Turnbull and must not be reproduced without permission.
  • Walled Cities of the Caribbean

    Kyle Kusch
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    In many people’s imaginations, walled cities are associated with medieval Europe, but such cities exist all over the world. In this post we look at walled cities from around the Caribbean, most (but not all) of which are legacies of Spanish colonisation. We begin in Mexico with the city of Campeche. From its founding by the Spanish in 1540, the city was constantly attacked by English and Dutch pirates and privateers; enough so to warrant the fortification of the city beginning in the 1680s with a 2.6 km (1.6 mi)-long wall containing eight small defensive forts, or bastions, along with…
  • Google Ice View (Rideau Canal Skateway)

    Ian Brown
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:01 am
    Each winter, 7.8km (4.8miles) of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa freezes into what is dubbed the World’s Largest Skating Rink – the Rideau Canal Skateway. Located in the capital of Canada, anyone can lace up a pair of skates and glide along this spectacular World Heritage Site, which is maintained during the winter by the National Capital Commission. Each year more than a million skaters visit the Skateway, with peak season during February’s Winterlude festival. We begin our tour at the northern end of the canal, in the shadow of a number of icons of the city – the brutalist architecture…
  • Groundhog Day

    Alex Turnbull
    2 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    Today is Groundhog Day, a North American festival which reckons that “if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day and fails to see its shadow because the weather is cloudy, winter will soon end. If the groundhog sees its shadow because the weather is bright and clear, it will be frightened and run back into its hole, and the winter will continue for six more weeks.” So in celebration, we’re posting Woodstock, Illinois, the location where most of the scenes from the excellent Bill Murray comedy of the same name were filmed (although it was actually set in Punxsutawney,…
  • The Kingdom of Bhutan

    Ian Brown
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    The Kingdom of Bhutan has long held an air of mystery for many in the West. Isolated between India and China, and with restrictions on tourism and other foreign influences, this tiny nation (often considered to be the setting for the fictional land of Shangri-La) is far less well-known than other Himalayan countries. A few months ago, however, Google opened up the country via Street View, allowing us all to explore the many wonders of the Land of the Thunder Dragon. The Street View car travelled some 3000km (1900 miles) of roads throughout the country, from the four-lane expressway in the…
 
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    Atlas Obscura: Articles

  • Shipwrecks, Scurvy and Sea Otters: the Story of Naturalist Georg Wilhelm Steller

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:45 am
    A 1751 sea otter illustration by Georg Wilhelm Steller. (Drawing and all photos via Wikipedia Commons) In 1741, Georg Wilhelm Steller became the first European to step foot in Alaska. Marooned there for nearly nine months after his boat ran aground, the German-born naturalist went on to discover several spectacular animals, and promptly named them all after himself. Steller’s finds range from arguably the world’s largest eagle to a whale-sized relative of the manatee to the iconic sea otter. Steller was one of the pioneering naturalists of the 18th century, yet his story —…
  • Forgotten Wonders of the Digital World: World of Warcraft

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:11 am
    The giant random crystals of Silithus (All images by Eric Grundhauser) As more and more of our time and lives move into the digital world, the online landscape is becoming so vast, we have begun leaving some things behind. Namely, much like the physical world, whole swaths of towns, islands, forests, palaces, and simple shacks have been constructed digitally and then abandoned. These are the forgotten wonders of the digital world—in this case, the World of Warcraft. For the uninitiated, World of Warcraft (WoW) is a massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG). Players…
  • 7 Hedge Mazes To Enchant (And Entrap) You

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    "I say we make base camp here, and start again in the morning." (Photo: Tim Green on Flickr) The lush, green hedge maze has long been a symbol of baroque opulence and slightly creepy mystery. And while the classic garden ornamentation has declined in popularity in the modern age, a number of downright magical examples of the hedge maze are still growing. Take a look at seven examples of twisting garden architecture where a person can still get lost in green corners, and verdant dead ends. Just don't get lost. Remember what happened at the end of The Shining? 1. LABYRINTH PARK OF…
  • Disruptive, World-Changing And Incredibly Mundane: The Story Behind 8 Film Firsts

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:56 am
    Ten years ago today, the very first video ever was uploaded to YouTube, “Me at the Zoo,” by the site’s cofounder, Jawed Karim. It’s a fantastically interesting piece of history despite the fact that the video itself is, frankly, kind of terrible; poorly shot, boring, with Karim standing in front of an elephant pit and explaining that elephants “have really, really, really long, um, trunks.” It got us thinking about the first examples of the major points in the history of film, and how mundane—and fascinating—so many of them are.
  • Gh0st5 0f the Pa5t: 5 Places to View Your iPhone's Ancestors

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Can a computer look... sad? (Photo: Marcin Wichary on Flickr) It shouldn't be too much longer until computers the world, so its important to understand the roots of where our future overlords. Computing already has a rich history of innovation and evolution, crammed into a relatively short span of time. But there are some places that made it their business to remember the massive mainframes and hilariously obsolete technologies of the recent (and not-so-recent) past. Check out these computer museums that are kind of like genealogical libraries for your iPhone. 1. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF…
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  • Big Data, GIS, and Bikes

    Rebecca Maxwell
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has set a precedent for public agencies across the country with the purchase of a Strava dataset in order to inform their research. In the fall of 2013, the ODOT bought a one-year license of a dataset that includes over 400,000 individual bicycle trips [...]The post Big Data, GIS, and Bikes appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Defining Waterfall and Agile GIS Project Management Styles

    Lowell Ballard
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Lowell Ballard, the Director of Geospatial Solutions for Timmons Group, takes a look at effectively engaging clients for GIS projects.  In this article, he examines “waterfall” and “agile” in the context of client engagement.   All projects need successful communication in order to develop properly and meet clients’ expectations. Keeping clients [...]The post Defining Waterfall and Agile GIS Project Management Styles appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • LiDAR and Rail Utility Mapping and Digital Asset Preparation

    GIS Contributor
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Venugopalan Nair, Senior Manager, SBL, discussed why LiDAR is an efficient and quick technology for mapping rail utilities.The post LiDAR and Rail Utility Mapping and Digital Asset Preparation appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Learn about GIS in the Cloud

    Sangeeta Deogawanka
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:16 pm
    GIS technology and processing in the cloud is on the way to becoming the next big trend. The various functionalities of the cloud can be suitably tailored to fit into an organization’s geospatial workflow.The post Learn about GIS in the Cloud appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Cloud GIS Terms

    Sangeeta Deogawanka
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Common GIS cloud related terminology and definitions.The post Cloud GIS Terms appeared first on GIS Lounge.
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