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Disruptive Technology Featured at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  api app developers apps arcgis developer community arcgis online

Esri recently attended TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, September 16-17th, 2017. The conference brings together entrepreneurs and next-generation products from across industries and the globe. Before the Disrupt conference started Esri, 750+ developers and a variety of other sponsors gathered … Continue reading


The Cantino Planisphere

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  1500s antique maps cantino planisphere world map

Maps aren’t always named for their creators. The Gough map and the Selden map are named the people who owned them last before bequeathing them to the Bodleian Library. The Cantino planisphere, a Portuguese map of the world showing that country’s discoveries in the Americas and along the African coast, is named after the person who, … Continue reading "The Cantino Planisphere"


Self-driving Lidar Wheelchair

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  consumer slam

Add this to the list of autonomous vehicles – the self-driving wheelchair. It can be summoned with a smart app. The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, or SMART, developed and deployed the first unit at Singapore’s Changi General Hospital … Continue reading

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You Are Here: An Anthology of SF/Fantasy Map Stories

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  fantasy maps and literature science fiction

I can’t explain how I missed this one when it came out last fall. You Are Here: Tales of Cartographic Wonders is an anthology of 18 science fiction and fantasy stories about maps. Edited by N. E. White, it includes one story I’ve seen before: Charlotte Ashley’s “Eleusinian Mysteries.” I look forward to reading the … Continue reading "You Are Here: An Anthology of SF/Fantasy Map Stories"


What’s New with ArcGIS for Emergency Management, Local Government, State Government and Telecommunications (September 2017)

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  local government public safety state government telecommunications

During the September 2017 ArcGIS Solutions Release 4 new Solution Products were added to ArcGIS and 33 Solution Products were updated. New Solution Products Community Impact enables the public to report short, mid or long-term impacts after a natural disaster … Continue reading


Maria’s Deluge

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  caribbean hurricane maria hurricanes nasa puerto rico

Some of the most striking maps of the recent bout of hurricanes have involved the sheer amount of water dropped by these storms. (See previous posts on Harvey and Irma.) Above, a is a short NASA video showing Maria’s track through the Caribbean, dumping water in its wake. Relatedly, the Washington Post produced maps of precipitation … Continue reading "Maria’s Deluge"


The 2017 German Federal Election

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  election results elections germany politics

A quick tour around European news sources this morning turned up few, or small, maps of the results of yesterday’s federal election in Germany. (At least so far: it’s only been a day, and I wasn’t very thorough.) I’ve mostly seen graphs and other infographics being used to show the results: see ZDF’s gallery. But … Continue reading "The 2017 German Federal Election"


GIS Cloud Will be Showcased at Geomapplica in Greece

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog events geomapplica greece nubigroup

GIS Cloud solutions will be showcased on the Geomapplica Workshops | Drones & UAVs – Scientific applications & social implications event in Piraeus, Greece. The event will be held from September 29th to October 1st.   Geomapplica is an event organized by the Laboratory of Computer Science Applications in Spatial Planning, that is a part...


One app to rule them all: Every hobby drone law compiled

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  drones

The ecosystem of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is evolving so quickly that sometimes it becomes difficult for even industry insiders to keep up with all the developments. Take drone laws for example. On one hand, we have countries that have clearly-defined laws and regulations in place when it comes to commercial and recreational drone operations. […]

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How to measure distance in Google Maps?

Sep 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  google maps tutorials

Google Maps is a hell of a tool. Over the years Google created the best web mapping environment one could imagine. It’s not made for geospatial analysis, but some features can make your life easier. One of such tools will let you measure a distance between two or more points, not a driving distance but […]

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