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Greater Arizona: A Map Exhibition at Arizona State

Apr 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps arizona exhibitions

Greater Arizona: Mapping Place, History and Transformation, an exhibition of maps from the Simon Burrow Map Collection at Arizona State University’s School of Transborder Studies that “highlights the different ways the region of Arizona has been conceptualized in a global context,” runs until 19 May at ASU’s Hayden Library. ASU Now: “Dating from the 16th to … Continue reading "Greater Arizona: A Map Exhibition at Arizona State"


Interview with the CEO of ShootCapsule – a startup that wants to send your data to the moon

Apr 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  interview space start-ups

Recently I had the pleasure of having an interview with Patrick Gajda – the CEO and founder of ShootCapsule, an amazing company which started as a small startup, now it becomes a recognizable player in the space sector. Hi Patric, thanks for finding time for us. Hi Wiktor, thanks for having me. For starters, I […]

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Connecticut Map Society

Apr 06 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps map societies

It’s worth giving new organizations as much of a boost as possible, so let me draw your attention to the brand-new Connecticut Map Society, whose inaugural meeting takes place this Sunday (9 April) at 3:00 PM in Durham. Details on the website. [WMS]


Known Issue when Trying to Use the Analysis tools in the Portal Web Map Viewer with a Touchscreen Device

Apr 06 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing mobile

With the release of Portal for ArcGIS 10.5, when connected from a touch screen device, the Analysis button on the main menu and from a layer’s context menu is unresponsive.  To address this issue and allow your users with touchscreen … Continue reading


Check out this awesome 3D map of crime trends in NYC

Apr 06 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  maps

Over the years I’ve seen plenty of great mappings projects and it doesn’t often happen that I get surprised by a geo-visualization method and this unexpected map totally made my day. The map created as a part of Esri Cool Maps initiative shows NYC crime data in time. That sort of task could be done with […]

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Maxoptra Offers Dynamic Route Planning and Scheduling Software for Agriculture

Apr 06 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  analytics asset management cloud data disaster relief

Agricultural merchant Zantra is implementing UK-based Maxoptra dynamic route planning and scheduling software with GPS tracking technology to manage deliveries of its crop protection solutions. As one of the largest independently owned agrochemical merchants in the UK, Zantra will use Maxoptra to optimize routes in order to reduce unnecessary mileage, control costs and minimize the environmental […]


Interview with Sherry Knowlton, Author of Dead of Spring

Apr 06 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles fracking interview knowlton news and information


Progress – Story by Story

Apr 06 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  healthy waters

by Amanda Pruzinsky Our EPA region does a lot of work with partners to improve water quality.  We’re capturing examples of those actions in an online series. The stories illustrate how EPA – working with states, cities, utilities, non-profit groups and businesses – helps people and communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The stories are available(...)


The Transit Line Colour Palette

Apr 05 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  color colorblind colour colour-blind map design

This was way too much fun. cc @transitmap pic.twitter.com/QAcmOLD61c — Ari Ofsevit (@ofsevit) March 21, 2017 MIT grad student Ari Ofsevit created an infographic showing the colours used to mark transit lines by a number of different North American transit agencies and posted it to Twitter last month, where he got all kinds of feedback. … Continue reading "The Transit Line Colour Palette"


Heat Mapping in Two Simple Steps

Apr 05 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis enterprise arcgis online arcgis portal arcgis tutorial heat map

Smart mapping has the capability to create a map based on spatial density, without needing to run extra analysis tools. It’s a valuable method to display your data in new ways and potentially make discoveries that otherwise may have been … Continue reading