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Globemaking Films

Nov 21 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  british pathé globemaking globes industry replogle

This short film on globemaking from 1955 has been making the social media rounds: Compare it to this short film from 1949: It’s nearly identical in its turns of phrase and factoids, though there are slightly different emphases. Though the firm is unnamed, it’s clearly the same one: it’s even the same guy doing the varnishing. These films … Continue reading "Globemaking Films"


Migrations in Motion

Nov 21 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  climate change migration north america south america wildlife

Migrations in Motion models the average directions wildlife will need to move in order to survive the effects of climate change. As Canadian Geographic explains, “As climate change disrupts habitats, researchers believe wildlife will instinctively migrate to higher elevations and latitudes, but for many species, that will mean navigating around, over or through human settlements and infrastructure.” The map, the design of … Continue reading "Migrations in Motion"


What did YOU do for GIS Day?

Nov 18 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Education Community under tags  education gis day

GIS Day events were held on or around 16 November 2016 in hundreds of locations and in dozens of countries around the world, including primary and secondary schools, universities, community colleges, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and businesses.  Hosting organizations conducted … Continue reading


Esri Introduces Event for Partners in Federal Market

Nov 18 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Esri Insider under tags  gis industry focus vision

Esri Partners Learn about ArcGIS 10.5 and Network with Federal Partner Community This year, Esri offered something new for our partners working in the federal market. On October 27, we hosted an event designed to keep them abreast of GIS … Continue reading


Celebrating GIS Day Worldwide

Nov 18 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog carabineros cloud based gis events geo awareness week

This year, we had many exciting events during the Geo Awareness Week and GIS Day. These events were also an opportunity to launch another GIS Day Contest, awarding best mapping projects that use geo technology in an innovative way and make an impact on local communities all around the world. There is still time left...


GIS Without Bounds from Boundless

Nov 17 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  3d cities analytics arcgis asset management big data

Amazingly, 80 percent of all business data contains a location component, yet most organizations are not using it or don’t know how. On Nov. 15, Boundless expanded its open GIS  solution into an ecosystem of geo-aware open source data, content and expertise that makes the latest GIS data easily available to developers and analysts in both […]


Leica Introduces $16k Scanner

Nov 17 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling conferences sensors

Leica Geosystems made a major announcement at Autodesk University this week. They introduced the entry level BLK360 imaging laser scanner. It’s small – 6.5″ high, just 4″ in diameter and weighs only 2.2 lbs. It captures 360,000 points per second … Continue reading

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GIS Without Bounds from Boundless

Nov 17 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  3d cities analytics arcgis asset management big data

Amazingly, 80 percent of all business data contains a location component, yet most organizations are not using it or don’t know how. On Nov. 15, Boundless expanded its open GIS  solution into an ecosystem of geo-aware open source data, content and expertise that makes the latest GIS data easily available to developers and analysts in both […]


The New York Times Maps the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Nov 17 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  2016 us elections elections new york times politics usa

The New York Times has a first-rate graphics department, and they’ve come up with some stunning ways to depict the 2016 U.S. presidential election results. They updated their maps of so-called “landslide counties” (see previous entry), which was straightforward enough. Their feature on how Trump reshaped the election map, with arrows showing the county-by-county swing (red and … Continue reading "The New York Times Maps the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election"


The Economist’s County-by-County Election Map

Nov 17 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  2016 us elections elections politics usa

The Economist’s county-by-county election map is a standout because of its quick-acting slider: you can scroll quite quickly through 64 years of presidential elections. Their analysis also focuses on the urban/rural divide (there’s also a graph). [Benjamin Hennig]