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From Bugs To Breakthroughs- My Path To Environmental Conflict Resolution

Jul 27 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  environmental issues environmental laws hazardouse waste our planet, our home

By Deborah Dalton Imagine a typical public meeting about a controversial local environmental issue, like a recycling center transfer station or preparation for coastal flooding– how did it go? Were people civil? Did they speak their hearts? Did they listen … Continue reading


Put Your Best Thumbnail Forward

Jul 27 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online arcgis online tip branding services thumbnails

First impressions are important—whether it’s during a job interview, a first meeting with a prospective client, or when you visit a company website. While you shouldn’t necessarily judge a book by its cover, we’re visually oriented and what we see … Continue reading


Velodyne Partners with Autoliv

Jul 26 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling autonomous vehicles business development consumer

Velodyne and Autoliv will partner to develop lidar technology for the automotive industry. Autoliv is a global leader in the field of automotive safety systems and Velodyne pioneered the use of lidar for autonomous vehicles. Now that the partnership has … Continue reading

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How-To: Blended America

Jul 26 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing arcgis pro cartographic design cartography editing

Here is a map in the style of Tim Wallace’s definitive map of the 2016 US Presidential Election. This is a small snapshot of Tim’s maps, for reference… Tim’s unique take, and beautiful craftsmanship, show two Americas, one of Trump and one … Continue reading


Is this the end of the road for TomTom Sports wearables?

Jul 26 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  gadgets geo business tomtom wearables

OK, so the writing has been on the wall for some time now. First, analysts slashed their growth outlook for the market of wearable devices. Then Pebble had to shut down manufacturing and sell its intellectual property to Fitbit. In the past couple of weeks, we were bombarded with the news of Jawbone’s liquidation and […]

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Mariner East 2 Drilling Fluid Spills – A Map and Analysis

Jul 26 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles data and analysis mariner east 2 pa pennsylvania

Yesterday afternoon, a judge with the PA Environmental Hearing Board granted a two week halt to horizontal directional drilling (HDD) operations pertaining to the construction of Sunoco Logistics’ Mariner East 2 (ME2) pipeline. The temporary injunction responds to a petition from the Clean Air Council, Mountain Watershed Association, and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. It remains in effect until […]

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ArcGIS Pro SDK 2.0 – Post-UC Recap

Jul 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing app developers apps arcgis pro arcgis pro 2.0

Looking back at the User Conference, it was great to see so many Desktop users moving to ArcGIS Pro and building add-ins with the ArcGIS Pro SDK.  The Pro SDK tech sessions provided a great opportunity for the Desktop SDK … Continue reading


Trusted Contacts now on iOS

Jul 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

Last December on Android we introduced the Trusted Contacts app, a new way for you to let your friends and family know you’re safe. Loved ones can request your location––even if your phone is offline or you can’t get to it. You can also proactively share your location in everyday or emergency situations. Now we’re bringing Trusted Contacts to iOS—so no matter what kind of device you’re using, you can be a little more at ease.

We’ve also made some updates for Android users to make it even easier to feel safe and give your loved ones peace of mind.

TrustedContactsiOSGIF

Control how quickly your location is shared

In preparation for a situation where you might need help but can’t answer your phone—imagine you get lost while hiking and lose service—you can choose how long to wait before your location is automatically shared with a trusted contact who asks for your location. Previously set to five minutes by default, you can now choose to share immediately or wait up to an hour.

Add trusted contacts by phone number

You can now add trusted contacts by phone number, as well as by email address. When you type in a phone number, an SMS is sent to that person with an invitation to connect. If they accept, then they become a trusted contact and you'll see their name and profile picture in your app from then on.

New language support

With this update, Trusted Contacts is available in nine new languages for a total of 25 worldwide: Amharic (Ethiopia), Greek (Greece), Persian (Iran), Bahasa (Indonesia), Macedonian (Macedonia), Burmese (Myanmar), Nepali (Nepal), Serbian (Serbia) and Urdu (Pakistan).

Download Trusted Contacts for iPhone on the App Store or for Android on the Play Store. If you already have the Android app installed, make sure you’re using the latest version of the app (version 1.5).


Trusted Contacts now on iOS

Jul 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

Last December on Android we introduced the Trusted Contacts app, a new way for you to let your friends and family know you’re safe. Loved ones can request your location––even if your phone is offline or you can’t get to it. You can also proactively share your location in everyday or emergency situations. Now we’re bringing Trusted Contacts to iOS—so no matter what kind of device you’re using, you can be a little more at ease.

We’ve also made some updates for Android users to make it even easier to feel safe and give your loved ones peace of mind.

TrustedContactsiOSGIF

Control how quickly your location is shared

In preparation for a situation where you might need help but can’t answer your phone—imagine you get lost while hiking and lose service—you can choose how long to wait before your location is automatically shared with a trusted contact who asks for your location. Previously set to five minutes by default, you can now choose to share immediately or wait up to an hour.

Add trusted contacts by phone number

You can now add trusted contacts by phone number, as well as by email address. When you type in a phone number, an SMS is sent to that person with an invitation to connect. If they accept, then they become a trusted contact and you'll see their name and profile picture in your app from then on.

New language support

With this update, Trusted Contacts is available in nine new languages for a total of 25 worldwide: Amharic (Ethiopia), Greek (Greece), Persian (Iran), Bahasa (Indonesia), Macedonian (Macedonia), Burmese (Myanmar), Nepali (Nepal), Serbian (Serbia) and Urdu (Pakistan).

Download Trusted Contacts for iPhone on the App Store or for Android on the Play Store. If you already have the Android app installed, make sure you’re using the latest version of the app (version 1.5).


Trusted Contacts now on iOS

Jul 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

Last December on Android we introduced the Trusted Contacts app, a new way for you to let your friends and family know you’re safe. Loved ones can request your location––even if your phone is offline or you can’t get to it. You can also proactively share your location in everyday or emergency situations. Now we’re bringing Trusted Contacts to iOS—so no matter what kind of device you’re using, you can be a little more at ease.

We’ve also made some updates for Android users to make it even easier to feel safe and give your loved ones peace of mind.

TrustedContactsiOSGIF

Control how quickly your location is shared

In preparation for a situation where you might need help but can’t answer your phone—imagine you get lost while hiking and lose service—you can choose how long to wait before your location is automatically shared with a trusted contact who asks for your location. Previously set to five minutes by default, you can now choose to share immediately or wait up to an hour.

Add trusted contacts by phone number

You can now add trusted contacts by phone number, as well as by email address. When you type in a phone number, an SMS is sent to that person with an invitation to connect. If they accept, then they become a trusted contact and you'll see their name and profile picture in your app from then on.

New language support

With this update, Trusted Contacts is available in nine new languages for a total of 25 worldwide: Amharic (Ethiopia), Greek (Greece), Persian (Iran), Bahasa (Indonesia), Macedonian (Macedonia), Burmese (Myanmar), Nepali (Nepal), Serbian (Serbia) and Urdu (Pakistan).

Download Trusted Contacts for iPhone on the App Store or for Android on the Play Store. If you already have the Android app installed, make sure you’re using the latest version of the app (version 1.5).