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A look at Dojo 2

Apr 05 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  dojo javascript

I like Dojo. It’s a solid toolkit that’s been around a long time. I’ve had my share of hair-pulling when it comes to integrating Dojo with other JavaScript tooling like SystemJS and Webpack, each time finding some sort of workaround. And yeah, Dijit is getting a little long in the tooth. Long in the tooth....

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What’s new in Insights for ArcGIS 1.2

Apr 05 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis enterprise insights insights 1.2 insights for arcgis portal for arcgis

Insights for ArcGIS is a web-based, data analytics workbench where you can explore spatial and non-spatial data, answer questions you didn’t know to ask, and quickly deliver powerful results. Use maps, charts, and tables to visualize and tell your story … Continue reading


How to Combine Color and Size Effectively in Your Maps

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

Smart mapping allows you to choose two attributes, and show them both within the same map. This is a valuable trick which can showcase your data in new ways, and also display relationships and patterns you might not have seen … Continue reading


GIS/Map Providers Compared 1: Core Offering?

Apr 05 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  gis

Have you ever wondered the differences between the main GIS/Map providers? We have too. So we asked 6 of the largest providers 6 questions to help us better understand. We will be rolling out the answers we received in a series of blog posts. This is the first in the series and covers our first topic: core offering. […]

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GIS Cloud and Jal Technology at the Oman Geospatial Forum (April 10-11)

Apr 05 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog crowdsourcing solution eng. fuad alshannaq events gis

GIS Cloud Partners for Oman, Jal Technology, will be showcasing GIS Cloud at the Booth No. 18. at the Oman Geospatial Forum. The event will be held in the Oman Convention Centre in Muscat from 10 to 11th of April 2017.   The fourth edition of the Oman Geospatial Forum is organized by Geospatial Media...


Harrison Reassessed

Apr 05 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  books chronometers john harrison longitude navigation

Jim Bennett, author of the new book, Navigation: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press), reassesses the history of John Harrison and his marine chronometer solution to the longitude problem, a story that has been popularized by Dava Sobel’s 1995 bestseller, Longitude (reviewed here). It is difficult to claim without important qualification that Harrison solved the longitude … Continue reading "Harrison Reassessed"


First Geiger-mode Lidar

Apr 05 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  uncategorized

AGERpoint, Inc.™ has developed the first Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode LiDAR. The GML100 unit offers multiple returns per flash per detector and a form factor that can be used across a wide array of industries and mobile settings. The acquisition software … Continue reading

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Deadline Extended for Corlis Benefideo Award Nominations

Apr 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  awards cartography maps and literature nacis

The nomination deadline for the Corlis Benefideo Award has been extended to April 15. The Award, given by the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS), “recognizes imaginative cartography,” which is defined in part as “the potential … to transform our ways of seeing and understanding our world, and to trigger imaginative reaction from its audience.” It’s named for … Continue reading "Deadline Extended for Corlis Benefideo Award Nominations"


New York Times Maps Receive Infographic Award

Apr 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  awards journalism map design new york times politics

The New York Times Graphics Department was recognized at the 25th Malofiej International Infographics Awards, where the jury awarded the special Miguel Urabayen Award for the best map to two Times maps: “Trump’s America” in the printed category and “The Two Americas of 2016” (above) in the online category. Press release. [The History of Cartography Project]


Google Map Maker Is Now Closed

Apr 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  crowdsourcing google google map maker google maps web mapping

Google Map Maker, Google’s tool to allow users to edit its maps, has been shut down, Ars Technica reports. “A support page went up over the weekend declaring that Map Maker is closed but that ‘many of its features are being integrated into Google Maps.’” You may recall that Map Maker was temporarily suspended in 2015 after … Continue reading "Google Map Maker Is Now Closed"