GIS News

What’s the Point of Desktop Maintenance?

Nov 22 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis desktop arcgis pro arcmap maintenance

ArcGIS Desktop 10.5 is just around the corner but if you’re not current on maintenance, you’re going to miss out. You might say, “What’s the big deal about maintenance? My current version of ArcGIS Desktop works just fine.” Maintenance is … Continue reading


World Imagery Updated with more DigitalGlobe and Contributor Imagery

Nov 21 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis content arcgis online community maps dg digitalglobe

Last week, we updated the World Imagery basemap with more recent imagery from DigitalGlobe and other members of the GIS user community.  This latest update features DigitalGlobe imagery for Argentina, as well as the Caribbean and parts of Central America as shown … Continue reading


Fun with GIS 207: Competition!

Nov 21 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Education Community under tags  analysis arcgis online careers competition education

In spring of 2016, Minnesota announced an ArcGIS Online competition for high school and middle school students across the state. From initial discussion to completion was barely three months, but they had over 200 entries from 25 schools across the … Continue reading


Where the Animals Go

Nov 21 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  books wildlife

Co-authored by James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti, Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics (Particular Books, 2016) is a book of maps by wild animals. It’s a compendium of tracking data from field biologists’ research projects, ably curated and turned into some spectacular maps (if the excerpts on the authors’ website … Continue reading "Where the Animals Go"


Know before you go, with Google

Nov 21 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps search

‘Tis the season for gift-giving, delicious dinners, and spending time with family and friends. That also means it's the season of crowded holiday shopping, travel planning and entertaining the in-laws. Never fear, Google is here to help you navigate some seasonal stress.

First up: crowd control. Since introducing the Popular Times feature in Google Search and Maps last year, you’ve been able to check how busy a place typically is at different times of the week. Just in time for the Black Friday swarms, we're adding a real-time look at how crowded a place is right now, to help you decide where and when to go. Whether you’re rushing to pick up a last minute gift or seeking a lively bar for some festive spirit, check Popular Times for a sneak preview of what to expect when you arrive.

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Next up: time management. If you’re playing host for the day, you can also check and see how long people typically stay at a given location. That way you can plan your itinerary to the minute. After all, you want to be sure you leave enough time to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate at your local sweets shop before heading to your dinner reservations.  

Finally: department and service hours. Stores, businesses and restaurants can sometimes have multiple hours for different departments and special services. Now on Google, you have access to these various hours, so you’ll know what time to pop by the pharmacy at your local drugstore or supermarket, when food delivery begins at a nearby restaurant (for those not looking to cook!), and what the service hours are at the auto dealership to get your brakes checked before hitting the road to see family.

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All these tips are just a tap away in Google Search and Maps. So shop, eat and be merry!


Know before you go, with Google

Nov 21 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps search

‘Tis the season for gift-giving, delicious dinners, and spending time with family and friends. That also means it's the season of crowded holiday shopping, travel planning and entertaining the in-laws. Never fear, Google is here to help you navigate some seasonal stress.

First up: crowd control. Since introducing the Popular Times feature in Google Search and Maps last year, you’ve been able to check how busy a place typically is at different times of the week. Just in time for the Black Friday swarms, we're adding a real-time look at how crowded a place is right now, to help you decide where and when to go. Whether you’re rushing to pick up a last minute gift or seeking a lively bar for some festive spirit, check Popular Times for a sneak preview of what to expect when you arrive.

livedata

Next up: time management. If you’re playing host for the day, you can also check and see how long people typically stay at a given location. That way you can plan your itinerary to the minute. After all, you want to be sure you leave enough time to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate at your local sweets shop before heading to your dinner reservations.  

Finally: department and service hours. Stores, businesses and restaurants can sometimes have multiple hours for different departments and special services. Now on Google, you have access to these various hours, so you’ll know what time to pop by the pharmacy at your local drugstore or supermarket, when food delivery begins at a nearby restaurant (for those not looking to cook!), and what the service hours are at the auto dealership to get your brakes checked before hitting the road to see family.

service hours

All these tips are just a tap away in Google Search and Maps. So shop, eat and be merry!


ArcGIS Runtime SDK 100.0 has arrived!

Nov 21 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  .net 3d gis android app developers apps

Starting today, Runtime developers have new toolsets for developing apps! Esri is pleased to announce that ArcGIS Runtime 100.0, the project also known to many of you as “the quartz release”, is now available! Version 100.0 of the family of … Continue reading


Know before you go, with Google

Nov 21 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps search

‘Tis the season for gift-giving, delicious dinners, and spending time with family and friends. That also means it's the season of crowded holiday shopping, travel planning and entertaining the in-laws. Never fear, Google is here to help you navigate some seasonal stress.

First up: crowd control. Since introducing the Popular Times feature in Google Search and Maps last year, you’ve been able to check how busy a place typically is at different times of the week. Just in time for the Black Friday swarms, we're adding a real-time look at how crowded a place is right now, to help you decide where and when to go. Whether you’re rushing to pick up a last minute gift or seeking a lively bar for some festive spirit, check Popular Times for a sneak preview of what to expect when you arrive.

livedata

Next up: time management. If you’re playing host for the day, you can also check and see how long people typically stay at a given location. That way you can plan your itinerary to the minute. After all, you want to be sure you leave enough time to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate at your local sweets shop before heading to your dinner reservations.  

Finally: department and service hours. Stores, businesses and restaurants can sometimes have multiple hours for different departments and special services. Now on Google, you have access to these various hours, so you’ll know what time to pop by the pharmacy at your local drugstore or supermarket, when food delivery begins at a nearby restaurant (for those not looking to cook!), and what the service hours are at the auto dealership to get your brakes checked before hitting the road to see family.

service hours

All these tips are just a tap away in Google Search and Maps. So shop, eat and be merry!


3D Election Maps

Nov 21 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  2016 us elections cartography choropleth elections politics

Mapping U.S. election results by county and state is a bit different than mapping results by electoral or congressional district, because counties and states don’t have (roughly) equal populations. Choropleth maps are often used to show the margin of victory, but to show the raw vote total, some election cartographers are going 3D. Max Galka of Metrocosm has … Continue reading "3D Election Maps"


Downloading County-Level Election Results

Nov 21 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  2016 us elections data journalism election results elections politics

Maps need data. Election maps need election results. Data journalist Simon Rogers looks at the challenges of laying hands on open, publicly available county-level election results for use in election maps.