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Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas

Oct 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  alaska audubon beaufort sea bering sea bering strait

Audobon Alaska’s Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas maps the environment, biota and wildlife in the three seas surrounding the Bering Strait, as well as the human activity that puts them at risk. The cartography is by Daniel Huffman and not by coincidence excellent. It’s available for download as PDF files, either chapter-by-chapter or a whopping … Continue reading "Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas"


FREE Living Atlas Webinar! Make Meaningful Policy Maps For Your Community Using the Living Atlas

Oct 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis enterprise arcgis hub arcgis online arcgis pro

  Please join us on November 9th at 11:00 AM PST for a free Living Atlas Community Webinar! Communities use policy maps to identify issues affecting people and serve as backdrop to proposed solutions. The best maps about an issue … Continue reading


Atlas for the End of the World

Oct 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  biodiversity environment

The Atlas for the End of the World collects a series of world maps that measure our planet’s environmental well-being. More specifically, they examine the amount of protected area in our planet’s biological hotspots, especially relative to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s 2020 conservation targets. Created by landscape architects, the accompanying text (by project lead … Continue reading "Atlas for the End of the World"


Fully Autonomous Vehicles Many Years Away

Oct 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  autonomous vehicles business development consumer

Earlier this year Ford invested $1 billion in startup firm Argo AI. Based in Pittsburgh, the idea is to help Ford it in its quest to launch the company’s first autonomous car by 2021. It seems like I am seeing … Continue reading

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The Avignon Chart

Oct 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  1300s antique maps portolan

Though I haven’t seen it, the most recent issue of Maps and History reports on the discovery of a fragment of an early portolan chart in the departmental archives of the Vaucluse. The so-called Avignon Chart (Carte d’Avignon) dates to around 1300, making it one of the earlier portolan charts known to exist. If you … Continue reading "The Avignon Chart"


Garmin is bringing Alexa-powered GPS navigation to your car

Oct 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  amazon gadgets garmin navigation

Portable navigation device company Garmin has joined forces with Amazon to bring you an all-new driving companion cum digital assistant, Alexa. The interactive device, called Speak, is the first in-car gadget that would pair Garmin’s GPS navigation prowess with turn-by-turn audio instructions from Alexa. The 1.5-inch device, which works with the audio system of your […]

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Ottawa Transit Maps, 1929-2015

Oct 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  cities ottawa transit

Carelton University’s library has an online collection of Ottawa transit maps from OC Transpo and its predecessor agencies, dating as far back as 1929 (above). The originals scanned as PDFs, with SHP and KML files if the vectorized transit routes are what you’re really after. [Transit Maps]


Importing Older Map Entries

Oct 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  housekeeping

During The Map Room’s hiatus (June 2011 to January 2016), any map blogging I did went on my personal blog. I wrote a total of 201 map-related blog posts during that period. At the moment I’m starting to remove older material on my personal website, so those posts have now gone dark over there. I’d … Continue reading "Importing Older Map Entries"


Utilities and Government Go “Digital” at Bentley Year in Infrastructure 2017

Oct 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  #yii2017 3d cities 3d designs aircraft tracking airports

The Bentley Year in Infrastructure conference held in Singapore October 8-12, kicked off with a Media Day on Monday, October 8th.  Among the forums that were offered was one on Utilities and Government, which showcased the company’s commitment to geospatial technologies that are inherent in all of their utility and government applications. Aidan Mercer, industry marketing […]


GIS Cloud Exhibiting at the Australian Utility Week in Melbourne in November

Oct 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  australia australian utility week blog conference events

We are happy to announce our upcoming exhibition at the Australian Utility Week, taking place in Melbourne, Australia (29-30 November) at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.   Our participation and exhibition at the Australian Utility Week is a part of GIS Cloud’s Australia and New Zealand tour in November. We consider this a great...


Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas

Oct 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  alaska audubon beaufort sea bering sea bering strait

Audobon Alaska’s Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas maps the environment, biota and wildlife in the three seas surrounding the Bering Strait, as well as the human activity that puts them at risk. The cartography is by Daniel Huffman and not by coincidence excellent. It’s available for download as PDF files, either chapter-by-chapter or a whopping … Continue reading "Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas"


FREE Living Atlas Webinar! Make Meaningful Policy Maps For Your Community Using the Living Atlas

Oct 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis enterprise arcgis hub arcgis online arcgis pro

  Please join us on November 9th at 11:00 AM PST for a free Living Atlas Community Webinar! Communities use policy maps to identify issues affecting people and serve as backdrop to proposed solutions. The best maps about an issue … Continue reading


Atlas for the End of the World

Oct 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  biodiversity environment

The Atlas for the End of the World collects a series of world maps that measure our planet’s environmental well-being. More specifically, they examine the amount of protected area in our planet’s biological hotspots, especially relative to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s 2020 conservation targets. Created by landscape architects, the accompanying text (by project lead … Continue reading "Atlas for the End of the World"


Fully Autonomous Vehicles Many Years Away

Oct 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  autonomous vehicles business development consumer

Earlier this year Ford invested $1 billion in startup firm Argo AI. Based in Pittsburgh, the idea is to help Ford it in its quest to launch the company’s first autonomous car by 2021. It seems like I am seeing … Continue reading

The post Fully Autonomous Vehicles Many Years Away appeared first on In The Scan.


The Avignon Chart

Oct 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  1300s antique maps portolan

Though I haven’t seen it, the most recent issue of Maps and History reports on the discovery of a fragment of an early portolan chart in the departmental archives of the Vaucluse. The so-called Avignon Chart (Carte d’Avignon) dates to around 1300, making it one of the earlier portolan charts known to exist. If you … Continue reading "The Avignon Chart"