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  • Analyzing Youth and Senior Population Distribution Around the Globe

    GIS Education Community
    Joseph Kerski
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    A set of maps in the Urban Observatory collection makes the study of the patterns of the age structure of the population quick and powerful.  Two maps, Youth Population around the Globe, and Senior Population around the Globe are particularly useful in courses and units focusing on demographics, space, and place.  On the youth (grouped typically as 14 and under for most countries with a few exceptions) map, areas with more than 33% youth are highlighted with a dark red shading while a dot representation reveals the number of seniors and their distribution in bright red.  Areas with more…
  • Major midwest flood risk underestimated by as much as five feet, study finds

    Geography News -- ScienceDaily
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:52 am
    As floodwaters surge along major rivers in the midwestern United States, a new study suggests federal agencies are underestimating historic 100-year flood levels on these rivers by as much as five feet, a miscalculation that has serious implications for future flood risks, flood insurance and business development in an expanding floodplain.
  • New Content for Google Earth’s 10th Anniversary

    Google Earth Blog
    Frank Taylor
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Google blogged today about Google Earth turning 10 and announced some new content in celebration. This announcement brings out some revelations about the future of Google Earth as well. So, we are very excited by the announcement here at Google Earth Blog. First, let’s talk about the new layer Google announced. If you start up Google Earth today, you get a new layer in the layers panel on the lower left called “Voyager” and you will soon see they are calling it “Edition 1″. Future editions will update the content and possibly add even more features. The layer is…
  • How to build a city from scratch: the handy step-by-step DIY guide

    Esri News Feed
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:49 pm
    CityEngine makes it possible to devise city master plans for homes, sewerage, water and electrical systems and integrated public transport.
  • 2015 GIS in Transit Conference Will Feature More than Sixty Presentations

    GISCafe.com CorpNews
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Des Plaines, IL, June 30, 2015 - URISA, the National Center for Transit Research,  and the Transportation Research Board (TRB) are jointly …
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    Geography News -- ScienceDaily

  • Major midwest flood risk underestimated by as much as five feet, study finds

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:52 am
    As floodwaters surge along major rivers in the midwestern United States, a new study suggests federal agencies are underestimating historic 100-year flood levels on these rivers by as much as five feet, a miscalculation that has serious implications for future flood risks, flood insurance and business development in an expanding floodplain.
  • Ocean algae will cope well in varying climates

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:17 am
    Tiny marine algae that play a critical role in supporting life on Earth may be better equipped to deal with future climate change than previously expected, research shows.
  • New study reveals mechanism regulating methane emissions in freshwater wetlands

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:12 am
    Though they occupy a small fraction of the Earth's surface, freshwater wetlands are the largest natural source of methane going into the atmosphere. New research identifies an unexpected process that acts as a key gatekeeper regulating methane emissions from these freshwater environments.The study describes how high rates of anaerobic methane oxidation substantially reduce atmospheric emissions of methane from freshwater wetlands.
  • Mapping ocean noise on a round-the-world sailing trip

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:05 am
    20,000 Sounds under the Sea is a project that aims to study ocean sounds. The Swiss ship Fleur de Passion will go around the world in four years with the aim of measuring human impact on oceans and contributing to the debate surrounding the role of humankind at sea.
  • Monitoring volcanoes with ground-based atomic clocks

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:01 am
    High-precision atomic clocks can be used to monitor volcanoes and potentially improve predictions of future eruptions, researchers report. In addition, a ground-based network of atomic clocks could monitor the reaction of Earth’s crust to solid Earth tides.
 
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    Google Earth Blog

  • New Content for Google Earth’s 10th Anniversary

    Frank Taylor
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Google blogged today about Google Earth turning 10 and announced some new content in celebration. This announcement brings out some revelations about the future of Google Earth as well. So, we are very excited by the announcement here at Google Earth Blog. First, let’s talk about the new layer Google announced. If you start up Google Earth today, you get a new layer in the layers panel on the lower left called “Voyager” and you will soon see they are calling it “Edition 1″. Future editions will update the content and possibly add even more features. The layer is…
  • Ten Years of Amazing Google Earth Visualizations

    Frank Taylor
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:10 am
    Google Earth was first released on June 28, 2005. Now, in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Google Earth’s release, we would like to share just a few examples of the best user applications of Google Earth over the years. As any regular reader of this blog can tell you, Google Earth is a fantastic way to share content and tell stories about the Earth (and other planets and places). The desktop versions of Google Earth (GE) include a lot of features for annotating the map including basic placemarks, GPS tracks, image overlays (for maps, weather satellite photos and more), photo…
  • 10 years of Google Earth innovation

    Timothy Whitehead
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:47 am
    In 2004 Google bought startup Keyhole Inc. whose main product was a virtual globe known as Keyhole Earthviewer. On June 28th, 2005, ten years ago yesterday, Google released the renamed Google Earth 3.0 for free (there were still paid versions with some extra features). Since then Google Earth has become one of the best known and most used applications in the world. Today, in honour of the 10 year anniversary of Google Earth we are looking at some of the key features and innovations that make Google Earth such a great product. Keyhole Markup Language Keyhole Markup Language (KML) is named for…
  • Google Earth Imagery – May 27th, 2015

    Timothy Whitehead
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:39 am
    Google have updated their ‘Latest Google Earth Imagery Updates’ map to show an update on May 27th, 2015. They previously had an updates map for June 8th, which we already looked at, so it appears that they are going backwards. We are not complaining, since we welcome any information on imagery updates, as it allows us to look through the new imagery for interesting finds. If you see anything interesting let us know in the comments. We should note however that this update is already included in the May 2015 updates map. Latest Google Earth Imagery map – May 27th, 2015. Larger…
  • Street View goes vertical

    Timothy Whitehead
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:49 am
    Google are constantly looking for new places to capture Street View, often going a long way away from the nearest street. The Street View cameras have been on boats all over the world such as the Amazon River and Greenland, under the oceans and on zip-lines into the Amazon forest canopy. Now the street view cameras have been carried up sheer rock walls to give us views of one of the most famous rock climbs in the world – the El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, California, USA. Read more about it on Google’s LatLong blog. It is not technically the first vertical Street View, as…
 
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    GIS Education Community

  • Analyzing Youth and Senior Population Distribution Around the Globe

    Joseph Kerski
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    A set of maps in the Urban Observatory collection makes the study of the patterns of the age structure of the population quick and powerful.  Two maps, Youth Population around the Globe, and Senior Population around the Globe are particularly useful in courses and units focusing on demographics, space, and place.  On the youth (grouped typically as 14 and under for most countries with a few exceptions) map, areas with more than 33% youth are highlighted with a dark red shading while a dot representation reveals the number of seniors and their distribution in bright red.  Areas with more…
  • Project Based Learning, critical thinking, and the power of maps at ISTE 2015

    Tom Baker
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:20 am
    Visit Esri at booth #1438 at ISTE 2015 and learn how to request your school’s free subscription to ArcGIS Online and pick up your instructional materials. Need more reasons to visit us? Enhance your project based learning activities with real data analysis!  Learn from middle and high school instructors how they use ArcGIS Online to extend their project based learning instruction. Explore how ArcGIS can support Makers’ Movement projects in the classroom, like 3D printing and Arduino data collection.  From “printed” cityscapes to visualized sensor data, learn the possibilities!
  • Kuhn’s 10 Core Concepts of Spatial Information

    Joseph Kerski
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Dr Werner Kuhn from the University of Muenster and the University of California Santa Barbara proposed 10 core concepts of spatial information in the hopes of moving the Geographic Information Science community forward in terms of transdisciplinary research.  The core concepts may enable the community to come to a consensus on what spatial information is and how it can be used, but also help those in other disciplines find connection points to the GIScience community.  The concepts include location, neighborhood, field, object, network, event, granularity, accuracy, meaning, and value.  I…
  • Geography Summer Camp: Online 5-Week Geography Course

    Joseph Kerski
    12 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    Geography summer camp!  I will be offering an exciting 5-week online course beginning 24 June 2015 entitled Teaching Geography in the 21st Century. Geography Summer Camp: Online Course. Geography is considered one of the world world’s oldest disciplines, pioneered by Eratosthenes in 250 BC, and has a rich tradition of scholarship and innovation. Yet geography has always embraced new technologies, research practices, instructional methods, skills, and content. How can geography be taught in the 21st Century, embracing its rich heritage and yet looking forward to emerging and exciting tools…
  • The Top and Bottom of the World

    Joseph Kerski
    5 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    I recently described comparing prices in two different cities using a map in the Esri “Cool Maps” gallery.   Another map in this collection, currently #7 in the gallery entitled “The Top and Bottom of the World“, invites a data-driven investigation through a dashboard that maps the top three and bottom three values of several World Bank indicators, by country.  Variables include GDP growth, inflation, merchandise exports, power consumption, power production, CO2 emissions,  agricultural land, health expenditure, life expectancy, and children with HIV.  This map is…
 
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    GIS Lounge

  • First Satellite Images from Sentinel-2 Delivered

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:29 am
    Four days after its launch, the first images from Sentinel-2 have been delivered.  Covering an area from central Europe and the Mediterranean, ending in Algeria, images from the satellite is part of the Copernicus environmental monitoring program.  Designed as a twin satellite system, Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2b (which will launch in 2016) will provide [...]The post First Satellite Images from Sentinel-2 Delivered appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Landsat 8 Data Users Handbook

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:09 am
    Launched in 2013 by NASA, Landsat 8 is the latest satellite in the series.  The mission of the orbiting satellite is to map and track changes on Earth.  Under the control of the USGS, the satellite continues the more than forty year earth observation legacy of the Landsat program. Available in [...]The post Landsat 8 Data Users Handbook appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • How Bendy are the World’s Roads?

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:27 am
    Where in the world are the straightest roads and where are the curviest?  Rory McCann used OpenStreetMap data to find out.  After extracting street data from the crowdsourced mapping project using Osmosis, McCann then used a python script that he developed to determine the “bendiness” of each road segment, which he defines as [...]The post How Bendy are the World’s Roads? appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Global Trachoma Mapping Project

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:59 am
    The Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP) is the largest disease-mapping project ever undertaken.  In an attempt to eliminate the disease by 2020, the mapping effort seeks to distribute locational data to governments and aid agencies.  Trachoma is the world’s leading cause of infectious blindness and is treatable with eye ointment.  Poor hygiene [...]The post Global Trachoma Mapping Project appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Free Email Course: Learn to Map Census Data in R

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Users interesting in learning how the map Census data using R can participate in a free email course offered by Ari Lamstein.  R is an open source programming and software environment popularly used by statisticians and data miners (more: Making Maps with R). The tutorial series involves five email lessons [...]The post Free Email Course: Learn to Map Census Data in R appeared first on GIS Lounge.
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    Spatially Adjusted

  • SpatialTau v2.9 – Geodatabase vs geodatabase

    James
    9 Jun 2015 | 3:36 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. What does the word “geodatabase” mean to you?  I’m sure most of you answer that it’s Esri’s proprietary spatial data format, either the classic Microsoft Access Personal Geodatabase or the newer folder based File Geodatabase.  But really it also applies to any spatial database, Esri or not.  Spatialite is a geodatabase.  PostGIS is a geodatabase. CouchDB is a…
  • SpatialTau v2.8 – Buying Your Own Mapping Company

    James
    3 Jun 2015 | 12:58 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. deCarta has a soft spot for many of us. We saw them hit highs with Yahoo! and Google and then lows when they were dumped. Just 2 weeks ago I talked with Marc Prioleau about deCarta on my Hangout. Last night though the news hit that Uber was buying deCarta. Uber, the popular ride-sharing startup, is acquiring the mapping and search startup deCarta for an unspecified amount, Mashable has learned. The…
  • 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.
 
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    VerySpatial

  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 519

    Jesse
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:47 am
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 519 28 June 2015 Main Topic: An all news episode Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode519.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Kentucky Mule by Tate Peterson News New study to track national park visitors with GPS RS BlackSky Spaceknow Sentinel-2A launch China surprises with Gaofen-8 launch ArcGIS Earth is coming Esri Updates rolling out Maps for Office 3.1 CityEngine 2015.1 HoloLens is going to space – SpaceX rocket disintegrates after launch Code for America…
  • Updates and changes at VerySpatial

    Jesse
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:01 pm
    With the 10th anniversary episode just a month away I thought I would let you know about a few items that are coming up. Podcast Beginning in August we are switching back to mp3 distribution only. We added the AAC feed to deal with issues that some listeners were having with the mp3 files we were generating back in 2006 or ’07. I feel confident that our current export process is generating a standardized mp3 that should be readable across the board. In addition, I haven’t been able to spare the time to create chapter breaks in the AAC files for a few months (years?). This means…
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 518

    Jesse
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:39 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 518 21 June 2015 Main Topic: Stuart Blundell, ENVI Analytics Symposium Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode518.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music A Soft Place to Land by Annalisa Tornfelt News USGS – Geoscience Australia partnership Lidar to become Open Data in UK UrtheCast releases sample videos Pope Francis continues to push forward E3 spatial relevant highlights Web Corner Horizon archaeoastronomy application Main topic This week we talk to Stuart Blundell of…
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 517

    Jesse
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:34 pm
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 517 17 June 2015 Main Topic: TerrSet by Clark Labs Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode517.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Maid Behind the Bar by Sláinte News LightSail successfully deploys its solar sail Europe’s Philae comet lander wakes up – finally NetNeutrality lives (for now) in the US Sidewalk Labs Car sourcing pot holes Sanborn’s UAS Mapquest ArcGIS Online Updates coming second week of July Web Corner Geotourist App Main topic This…
  • A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 516

    Jesse
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:42 am
    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 516 8 June 2015 Main Topic: Geography…where does GIScience fit? Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode516.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music The Map by On Tour News Uber drivers will be able to track your location, if you OK it GEOINT Hackathon HxGN Live Digital Globe/NGA MrGeo toolkit now available on GitHub Indiana’s Polis Center creates new geospatial tool for community health Farewell Slashgeo Maps.Yahoo.com Windows 10 on July 29 Web Corner oldNYC Main…
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    ArcGIS Blog » Mapping

  • Be An Excel Ninja with ArcGIS Data Enrichment

    Scott Ball
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Speed. Power. Effectiveness. Master the art of using Esri Maps for Office to attain all three by enriching your spreadsheets with data. Last week we shared how you can supercharge your PowerPoint presentations in under 2 minutes using Esri Maps for Office. Today we show you how you can very quickly benefit from data you probably don’t even know you have, inside Microsoft Excel. Many people are shocked when they realize Esri Maps for Office opens up this treasure trove of data. This secret power is called “data enrichment”. By that we mean adding new data from another source, to…
  • Classifying aerial video on the fly

    kevin_butler
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Here’s a pretty cool workflow for classifying video collected from a plane or UAV. What follows is a quick and dirty approach that is designed to give you a first look at what’s on the ground. Step 1 – Capture frames periodically and then create a mosaic out of those frames. Open the Mosaic Video Geoprocessing tool in the Full Motion Video Toolbox.* This tool automates the collection and mosaicking of the frames. What you want to do here is make sure that each frame that is captured does not overlap with any others. (If they overlap, the intelligence that’s build into the mosaic…
  • Esri Updates World Topographic Map with Content from Our User Community

    Shane Matthews
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:20 am
    We are pleased to announce that the World Topographic Map has been updated with new content! As part of ArcGIS Online, Esri’s Basemaps support a vast GIS community, with the Topographic Map alone averaging over one Million daily viewers. We couldn’t have done it without you; Thank You to our Contributors and Partners who help support the Living Atlas of the World by providing data and enriching these amazing resources. This update incorporates contributions from select locations in the United States and Canada. We have new and updated content for facility sites, universities,…
  • Give Your Data a Health Check Up UC 2015

    DataReviewerTeam
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:37 am
    When your organization depends on geographic information system for its day-to-day operation, data errors can introduce unacceptable risk and unplanned costs. Beginning at the 2011 Esri International User Conference in San Diego, Esri provided customers an opportunity to see just how clean their data really is. Since then, the Data Health Checks, as they are called, have become a staple service at every User Conference. Users take advantage of the Data Health Check at the 2014 Esri UC, sitting down with Esri staff to check the quality of their data. At first, only eleven water/wastewater…
  • Water Resources Layers on ArcGIS Online

    Caitlin Scopel
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Esri’s hosted content on ArcGIS Online now includes five new layers to use in your water resources maps and analyses. USA National Hydrography Dataset – High Resolution (USGS) USA Watershed Boundary Dataset (USGS) USA Polluted Waters (EPA) USA Polluted Waters – Heavy Metals (EPA) USA National Hydrography Dataset Plus Version 2.1 – Seamless Vector Denormalized (USGS) To use these services, you can either add them to your ArcGIS Online (AGOL) map directly from their respective AGOL content item or make a direct connection to the landscape1.arcgis.com server in ArcMap (Add ArcGIS Server…
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    Jonathan Crowe: Recent Map Posts

  • RIP Yahoo Maps

    Jonathan Crowe
    4 Jun 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Citing changing priorities, Yahoo announced today that Yahoo Maps is among the products that it will be shutting down; it'll go dark at the end of this month. "However," says Yahoo chief architect Amotz Maimon, "in the context of Yahoo search and on several other Yahoo properties including Flickr, we will continue to support maps." Business Insider, TechCrunch, VentureBeat. For a few years Yahoo Maps got frequent upgrades and improvements. The current map platform launched in May 2007; it replaced a Flash-based map engine that first debuted as a beta in November 2005 and became the default…
  • Mapping the California Sea Floor

    Jonathan Crowe
    26 May 2015 | 4:04 pm
    The USGS's California Seafloor Mapping Program has produced a set of insanely detailed maps of the sea floor along the California coast. Downloadable as rather hefty PDF files; the map sheets are three feet across as paper maps. Above, a detail from the shaded-relief bathymetry map of the San Francisco area. Boing Boing, Wired.
  • Mapping An Ember in the Ashes

    Jonathan Crowe
    26 May 2015 | 1:23 pm
    The fantasy cartographer Jonathan Roberts has a blog post, reprinted at Tor.com, that shows some of the steps involved in creating the map for Sabaa Tahir's novel An Ember in the Ashes. I sometimes get asked how to do a fantasy map. I'm the wrong person to ask, because I'm basically a fantasy map critic, not a working illustrator. What the people asking me this question want is an instruction manual for the standard fantasy map, and for that, Roberts is their man, because he's an actual illustrator. He does operate within the dominant fantasy map paradigm I often critique (though with a good…
  • Google Apologizes for Offensive Map Search Results

    Jonathan Crowe
    26 May 2015 | 5:18 am
    Google Maps had to apologize again last week, this time because searching for racist terms gave results like the White House and Howard University. The results were derived from online discussions: idiots using an offensive term to describe a place associated the term with the place in Google's search algorithms. Google says it's changing the algorithm to fix the problem (because algorithms are to Google what procedures are to bureaucracies -- the source of, and solution to, all life's problems). Boing Boing, Engadget. Previously: Google Map Maker Program Suspended.
  • Clichéa

    Jonathan Crowe
    12 May 2015 | 5:53 am
    A Redditor called Sarithus has created a map of Clichéa, "a map based on fantasy tropes that also pokes a little fun at unoriginal map makers." Like others of its kind, it hearkens back, probably undeliberately, to early modern maps of Cockaigne and Schlaraffenland and other satirical maps. Cartographer's Guild thread, Reddit thread. Previously: The Only Fantasy World Map You'll Ever Need.
 
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    Maps Mania

  • Mapping LA's Broken Sidewalks

    Keir Clarke
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:30 am
    The Los Angeles Times has mapped LA's broken sidewalks. Over the last five years the city's 311 service request system has received 19,000 sidewalk complaints. The LA Times has mapped them all. The Broken Sidewalks map colors the city's roads by the number of sidewalk complaints filed on each section of road. You can mouse-over the roads to view exactly how many sidewalk service requests were
  • Follow Solar Impulse Live

    Keir Clarke
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    The Solar Impulse is currently on the longest leg of its round the world flight. The Solar Impulse hopes to make the first circumnavigation of the globe by a piloted fixed-wing aircraft using only solar power. The plane is now on the longest part of its journey from Nagoya, Japan to Hawaii. The journey is expected to take 120 hours, around five days and five nights. You can follow the flight
  • CSS Filters for Maps

    Keir Clarke
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:06 am
    This Japanese map is a nice example of both a dual map display and the use of CSS filters to change the hue and brightness of a map. CSS Filter provides a side-by-side comparison of a satellite and street map. You can swipe between the two maps by using the slider control at the top of the map. CSS Filter also contains a number of controls which allow you to adjust the brightness, contrast,
  • The Gay History Map

    Keir Clarke
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Pride of Place is a new interactive map from Historic England and Leeds Beckett University which is attempting to map out the gay history of locations in the UK. The map aims to document and record the "huge range of places and spaces lived, loved, worked and played in by LGBTQ people through the centuries". The initial Pride of Place interactive map is an attempt to crowd-source important  '
  • Exploring YouTube by Location

    Keir Clarke
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:40 am
    The YouTube Explorer is a way of finding and watching YouTube videos based on the location of where the videos were uploaded from. Why you would want to do that is another matter. Every now and again someone uses the location data from the YouTube API to show videos on a map. The problem is that the location of YouTube videos never seems to have much bearing on the content of the video. The
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    MapPoint Forums

  • How To Change Mobile

    solaceuk
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:40 am
    Thanks to the elegant way it's staged, and funny mainly because of the way Poehler, Smith and Kind say the lines. Watch Ted 2 Online Watch Inside Out Online Watch Jurassic World Online And aficionados of the histories of animation and fine art will dig how the filmmakers tip their hats to other artistic schools. Watch Spy 2015 Online Watch San Andreas Online Watch Insidious Chapter 3 Online Watch Entourage Online Watch Mad Max Fury Road Online Watch Pitch Perfect 2 Online And what the other emotions ought to "do" for Riley. But soon we realize that Sadness has just as much of value…
  • Pay for mappoint help

    dstrickland91
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Hi guys, I know nothing of automating or developing in mappoint. My code knowledge is almost worthless. Im looking to automate a huge portion or routine task I use for my work on mappoint and wondering if someones willing to help me out for a few bucks. It should be relatively simple... Anyone?
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    GPS World

  • IS-GNSS 2015 Extends Scholarship Paper Deadline

    GPS World staff
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:45 am
    Organizers of the International Symposium on GNSS (IS-GNSS 2015) have extended the deadline for submission of the abstracts for scholarship applied papers for one week. The new deadline is July 7 23:59:59 JST (UTC+9). The one-week extension was added because organizers are presenting a paper in the Korean Institute on July 1. The deadline for submitting abstracts for regular papers remains August 15. The IS-GNSS 2015 will be held Nov. 16-19 in Kyoto, Japan. It will bring together experts engaged in PNT and GNSS technologies — including industry professionals, practitioners,…
  • It’s Leap Second Day! Time to Get in Sync

    Richard B. Langley
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:01 am
    “Time waits for no one,” Mick Jagger lamented in song when he turned 30. But tonight, on the evening of June 30, our clocks will stand still for a moment, waiting for the passage of a “leap second.” The International Earth Rotation and Reference Frames Service (the world’s time monitor) has decreed that the last day of June will contain an extra second. Rather than the usual 86,400 seconds in a day, June 30 will have precisely 86,401 seconds. National time-keeping centres around the globe, such as the National Research Council in Ottawa, will insert this extra second or leap second…
  • Thad Allen Discusses eLoran at GEOINT 2015

    GPS World staff
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:35 pm
    In this exclusive interview, Admiral Thad Allen, former commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, discusses PNT alternatives to GPS for navigation, including eLoran and the activation June 19 of a signal on an eLoran tower in preparation for a timing signal trial. Art Kalinksi interviewed Adm. Allen during GEOINT 2015, held June 22-25 in Washington, D.C. Kalinski is the monthly columnist for Geointelligence Insider, part of the Geospatial Solutions website, a sister site to GPS World magazine. Allan is an executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, and a leader in the firm’s Departments…
  • Mobile Computing Product Showcase

    GPS World staff
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Photo courtesy of CHC Navigation. From our July issue comes this showcase featuring products for surveyors, geographic information systems (GIS) professionals, field workers, and anyone who is looking to expand the capabilities of their smartphone or tablet. Dedicated Survey/Geospatial Three-Accuracy Series The LT500 series of handheld GPS receivers, LT500H/T/N, covers three accuracy ranges from sub-meter to centimeter. It is a cost-effective full GNSS positioning solution for survey, construction and GIS professionals. Powered by the Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system, the…
  • Satel Launches Tiny Radio Data Transceiver

    GPS World staff
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Satel presents the tiny UHF radio data transceiver module Satelline TR4. The new Satelline TR4 from Satel, a Finnish manufacturer of radio data transmission systems, is a compact UHF transceiver with transmitting power of 1,000 mW. The transceiver is compatible with the protocols of Pacific Crest, Trimble and Satel. The type certifications in important regions of the world make the TR4 ideal for integration in end devices intended for international use. With a weight of only 18 g, transmitting power of 1,000 mW and an “over the air” data transmission rate of 38,400 bps, it fulfills…
 
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  • California dreamin’ with Street View

    Lat Long
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    What better place to venture this summer than sunny California? Starting today, you’ll be able to explore hundreds of new locations across the Golden State with Street View in Google Maps. So whether you’re sipping cabernet sauvignon in Napa, dipping in the Pacific Ocean, or hiking through the redwoods, you’ll get a peek of what awaits you along Route 101.California boasts more than three thousand wineries across the state, and is known for its varietals ranging from buttery chardonnays to big-time zins. Aspiring sommeliers, wine enthusiasts or just those who love a good view can now…
  • Google Earth turns 10 today

    Lat Long
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:44 am
    When Google Earth was first introduced 10 years ago, it immediately stole my heart. Beyond the freedom to fly anywhere in the world, I was captivated by the ability to paint and visualize geographic data on this incredible global canvas.Drawn to datasets backed by real human stories, I started making my own maps with KML a few weeks after Earth’s release in 2005. For my master’s degree, I used Google Earth to build a virtual representation of a high-tech biological research reserve. Vint Cerf saw my work, which eventually led to a job on the Google Earth Outreach team, turning my passion…
  • Vertical Street View of the world’s most iconic rock wall: Yosemite’s El Capitan

    Lat Long
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:01 am
    Today we’re launching our first-ever vertical Street View collection, giving you the opportunity to climb 3,000 feet up the world’s most famous rock wall: Yosemite’s El Capitan. To bring you this new imagery, we partnered with legendary climbers Lynn Hill, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell. Read more about the project from Tommy Caldwell, who completed the world’s hardest climb in Yosemite in January of 2015. -Ed.“That is awesome. I definitely have to be a part of that.” Maybe it was the sheer exhaustion from being in the middle of a 19-day climb of the Dawn Wall, but when the guys…
  • Street View is volcanic: Mount Etna erupts onto Google Maps

    Lat Long
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Nestled between Messina and Catania in the North East of Sicily sits one of the most active volcanos in the world: Mount Etna. The highest volcano on the European continent—and almost constantly in a state of activity—dwarfs all around it; its fertile volcanic soil cultivates the fine vineyards, farms and orchards draped about its slopes.On June 21, 2013, Etna was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Now, to celebrate the second anniversary of this event, you can now explore the beast the locals know ominously as "a muntagna"“the mountain”) on Street View in Google Maps. Our…
  • Building better maps in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Turkey

    Lat Long
    8 Jun 2015 | 9:56 am
    Whether you’re stepping off a plane into a new country or out of a taxi into your favorite cafe, you want a current, accurate map that gets you where you want to go instantly and easily. Today we're making that possible in more places with the launch of Ground Truth in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Turkey. Ground Truth enables us to improve a country’s map quickly so that it mirrors the constantly changing world as closely as possible. Ground Truth also makes it possible for you to contribute your local knowledge to Google Maps by reporting any problems directly to us through the Report…
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    GPS Tracklog

  • Meet the GPS Predecessor, Etak

    Liz E.
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:42 am
    Much like computers, cell phones and the internet, GPS is one of the more important transformative technologies of the 2oth century which will, no doubt, continue to change and shift for years to come. Since its first release in 1995, GPS satellites have been used across the world for various navigation and tracking purposes. But, whereread more The post Meet the GPS Predecessor, Etak appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • Reasons to Geocache More this Summer

    Liz E.
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:48 am
    Summer is finally here, and where I am the season certainly is in full swing. While it can be tempting to sit inside infront of a fan and simply enjoy the air conditioning this summer, I would like to make a few arguments for getting out and doing more geocaching during the next few monthsread more The post Reasons to Geocache More this Summer appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • Garmin Announces New Rino 650t

    Liz E.
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:03 am
    One of the more popular handheld GPS units over the years has been the versatile Rino line created by Garmin, undoubtedly the most popular GPS maker in the world. Part GPS satellite navigation and part walkie-talkie, the Rino products are excellent for any outdoorsman looking for a bit of extra protection while on the trailread more The post Garmin Announces New Rino 650t appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • Garmin Introduces GPS Dash Cam for Truckers

    Liz E.
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:49 am
    In April, Garmin introduced its first ever dash cam/GPS unit combination aimed to help drivers not only find their way, but protect their vehicles via video recording of incidents. Well, it looks like the GPS giant has reset its sights on a group that spends even more time on the road than most: truckers. Theread more The post Garmin Introduces GPS Dash Cam for Truckers appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
  • This Week in GPS — June 26, 2015

    Liz E.
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:19 am
    This week in GPS is a weekly link roundup of (mostly) GPS related odds and ends, from GPS Tracklog and other places around the Web. This week’s featured image is a new cycling computer that Garmin released this week. Called the Garmin Edge 20 and the Edge 25, this little GPS device is one of the smallest cyclingread more The post This Week in GPS — June 26, 2015 appeared first on GPS Tracklog.
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    GPS Insight Blog

  • Even GPS Insight Needs to Use GPS Insight

    rdonat
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:35 am
    We recently had a need to research how many GPS tracking devices we were renting within a specific county. We received a property tax audit and decided to use our own product to help look further into the situation. We needed to see how many vehicle and asset tracking devices were currently located in the specific county and then also display each vehicle’s VIN, ESN, and the customer account the vehicle was connected to. First, we simply searched Google for the specific county and found a KML file to load into GPS Insight. The KML file provided the exact Geofence or boundary around the…
 
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    WordPress Tag: Geography

  • Road Safety Awareness

    donmit
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:19 am
    The next Beep Beep! day takes place on 8th July. The day is designed to help children learn the basics of road safety through fun activities, while raising awareness to protect children on our roads. We have some great resources with a massive 20% discount to help with teaching in the classroom. Road Safety Bundle: Everything you need to conduct a safety study of your local area. Road Signs Poster: Shows 60 common road signs. Road Sign Cards: 30 double sided A5 cards with notes and activity ideas. Safe Routes Photopack: Focuses on children getting to school safely, includes teachers notes.
  • What is the Longest Place Name in the World ?

    smarttoughmom
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:01 am
     Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu is in New Zealand. At 85 characters, this place name is one of the longest in the world. Near Porangahau in Hawke’s Bay is an unassuming hill known as “Taumata whakatangi hangakoauau o tamatea turi pukakapiki maunga horo nuku pokai whenua kitanatahu”, which translates into English as “the place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as ‘landeater’, played his flute to his loved one.” Locals simply call it Taumata Hill.
  • Nyengo – Weather

    Ann S
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:22 am
    We are now 5 days past the shortest day of the year in the southern hemisphere. Our neighbors and co-workers are generally to be found in anything from blankets wrapped around them and the babies on their backs, to multiple layers of regular clothing, to full out down coats. We are acclimatized enough now that we are also cold, and have gotten extra blankets and are regretting our failure to bring flannel pjs with us to sub-saharan Africa. So what is the temperature? I don’t really know. I think it gets down to the low 50’s, maybe even the high 40’s some nights; and may top…
  • Trapped In Oslo – The Blue Room by Hanne Ørstavik

    Daniel Bennett
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:10 am
    ‘I stopped my bicycle under a street lamp near Riddervolds Square and spread out the map to se
  • Verdala Reacts

    marlenegalea
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:36 am
    Based on the idea of the YouTube videos ‘Teens React’, the idea here is to have ‘Verdala Reacts’ videos related to news of Environmental Issues.
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    Atlas Obscura: Articles

  • Mapping the Census Like It's 1870

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:55 pm
    (All images used with permission of Flowingdata) Data nerds, reporters and concerned citizens all love the firehose of data that is the U.S. Census, begun in 1790. But while current Census sites have all kinds of interactive maps, it turns out that data visualization was perhaps even more beautiful in the old days. Thankfully Nathan Yau, author of the statistics blog Flowingdata, has set to fixing this clear-and-awesome-maps-and-graphs-shaped hole in the culture. After the Census of 1870, a volume was published by the Census Bureau called the Statistical Atlas of the United States. The…
  • The Story Behind the First Adoption Museum in the U.S.

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:54 am
    Over 1,500 children were transferred to the Presidio, a former army base in San Francisco, before being placed with families during Operation babylift. This image depicts a baby being tended to at Harmon Hall in the Presidio, San Francisco. (Photo: National Park Service, Golden Gate National Recreation Area) In the early days of April 1975, just weeks before the Fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War, a campaign was launched to evacuate thousands of children from Vietnam and place them with families in the United States and its allies. War had devastated the country, tearing families…
  • On Tour with the War on Drugs: Dummies are Everywhere

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:44 am
     I try to blend in. (All photos by Jon Natchez and used by written permission from Vent Haven Museum, Inc.) For the next few weeks, The War on Drugs' Jon Natchez is going to be sharing his adventures on a current tour. Like any touring musician, Natchez experiences a very specific form of travel, the kind where you usually have 24 hours, tops, to explore a new city. This is the third installment in his Atlas Obscura tour diary; read the first one here, second here.  10:30 a.m., Covington, Kentucky: I get on my bike and bike through sleepy Covington,…
  • FOUND: The Holy Grail

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:20 am
      A vision of the holy grail (Image: Maître des cleres femme/Wikimedia) Last summer, the Nanteos Cup disappeared. This broken wooden cup is said to have first come to Britain with Joseph of Arimathea, not long after the death of Jesus Christ. It had since developed a reputation as a very special cup, the Holy Grail. The cup is now owned by a family that loans it out to very ill people, as it's said to have healing powers. In July of 2014, the cup was in the home of a sick elderly woman in Herefordshire, right near the border between England and Wales.
  • Lavinia Warren: Half of the 19th Century's Tiniest, Richest Power Couple

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:55 am
    Lavinia Warren. (Photo: Matthew Brady via Wikimedia Commons) When Lavinia Warren, a glamorous little person who was almost incomprehensibly famous in the 1860s, married fellow circus performer Tom Thumb, their lavish wedding at Manhattan was attended by nearly 10,000 guests, some paying up to $50 for the privilege. The circus impresario P.T. Barnum had successfully turned the couple’s 1863 nuptials into the social event of the season. “No one need be surprised that two little matters should create such a tremendous hullabaloo, such a furore of excitement, such an…
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    GIS Lounge

  • First Satellite Images from Sentinel-2 Delivered

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:29 am
    Four days after its launch, the first images from Sentinel-2 have been delivered.  Covering an area from central Europe and the Mediterranean, ending in Algeria, images from the satellite is part of the Copernicus environmental monitoring program.  Designed as a twin satellite system, Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2b (which will launch in 2016) will provide [...]The post First Satellite Images from Sentinel-2 Delivered appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Landsat 8 Data Users Handbook

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:09 am
    Launched in 2013 by NASA, Landsat 8 is the latest satellite in the series.  The mission of the orbiting satellite is to map and track changes on Earth.  Under the control of the USGS, the satellite continues the more than forty year earth observation legacy of the Landsat program. Available in [...]The post Landsat 8 Data Users Handbook appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • How Bendy are the World’s Roads?

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:27 am
    Where in the world are the straightest roads and where are the curviest?  Rory McCann used OpenStreetMap data to find out.  After extracting street data from the crowdsourced mapping project using Osmosis, McCann then used a python script that he developed to determine the “bendiness” of each road segment, which he defines as [...]The post How Bendy are the World’s Roads? appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Global Trachoma Mapping Project

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:59 am
    The Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP) is the largest disease-mapping project ever undertaken.  In an attempt to eliminate the disease by 2020, the mapping effort seeks to distribute locational data to governments and aid agencies.  Trachoma is the world’s leading cause of infectious blindness and is treatable with eye ointment.  Poor hygiene [...]The post Global Trachoma Mapping Project appeared first on GIS Lounge.
  • Free Email Course: Learn to Map Census Data in R

    Caitlin Dempsey Morais
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Users interesting in learning how the map Census data using R can participate in a free email course offered by Ari Lamstein.  R is an open source programming and software environment popularly used by statisticians and data miners (more: Making Maps with R). The tutorial series involves five email lessons [...]The post Free Email Course: Learn to Map Census Data in R appeared first on GIS Lounge.
 
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    GIS Geography

  • Magnetic North vs Geographic (True) North Pole

    GISGeography
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    The Magnetic North Pole is a point in Northern Canada where the northern lines of attraction enter the Earth. Compass needles point to the magnetic north. The post Magnetic North vs Geographic (True) North Pole appeared first on GIS Geography.
  • Map Algebra: Global, Zonal, Focal and Local Operations

    GISGeography
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:27 am
    Map algebra is a cell-by-cell combination of stacked raster grids. It uses math-like functions with arithmetic, statistics and trigonometry operators. The post Map Algebra: Global, Zonal, Focal and Local Operations appeared first on GIS Geography.
  • Landsat Program: Satellite Imagery Data and Bands

    GISGeography
    14 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    There have been 8 Landsat satellites. One didn’t make it to orbit but 7 satellites did. Since 1972, the Landsat program has been tracking Earth's resources. The post Landsat Program: Satellite Imagery Data and Bands appeared first on GIS Geography.
  • GIS Dictionary – Definition Glossary

    GISGeography
    1 Jun 2015 | 4:24 pm
    From A to Z, we deliver stunning visualizations and meanings with the GIS Dictionary - Definition Glossary. Sharpen your skills with new GIS terminology. The post GIS Dictionary – Definition Glossary appeared first on GIS Geography.
  • 5 Maps that Help Explain the Arctic

    GISGeography
    21 May 2015 | 3:40 am
    Mineral extraction, natural gas as well as potential shipping routes. These Arctic Maps display one of the last great frontiers for human development. The post 5 Maps that Help Explain the Arctic appeared first on GIS Geography.
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