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Google Earth Enterprise is now Open Source

Apr 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  arcgis earth geo news google google earth enterprise open source

All the 470,000+ lines of code behind Google Earth Enterprise (GEE) are now available on GitHub under an Apache 2 license. Apache 2 essentially makes it possible for any company (or individual) to build on top of GEE and release their own commercial software. Google launched Earth Enterprise way back in 2006 to provide enterprise customers […]

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Pro SDK Videos from Dev Summit 2017

Apr 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  2017 developer summit 3d gis analysis & geoprocessing app developers apps

The technical session videos from the 2017 Esri Developer Summit are now online on E360, and with them the ArcGIS Pro SDK sessions.  The videos are a useful resource for the latest Pro SDK information and patterns.  Below is a handy list … Continue reading


Support GIS Cloud Proposals at FOSS4G 2017

Apr 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog boston community voting events foss4g 2017

  Dear GIS Cloud Community, We are very excited to sponsor this year’s FOSS4G Conference that will take place in Boston, from 14th to 19th of August 2017. FOSS4G is OSGeo‘s annual global event focused on Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial. Each year, the conference brings together a wide variety of participants and...


The Shale Gas & Oil Health Registry: A Collective Step to Track the Impacts of Fracking

Apr 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles data guest commentaries health national

“It’s all about facts. Documented facts…” … asserted a county commissioner to a recent gathering of concerned residents in Hannibal, Ohio. His comment came at the end of over an hour of deeply moving narratives from residents, sharing disturbing changes in their health after a disastrous well pad fire in their community and other ongoing […]

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Here’s a List of Map Blogs

Apr 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  blogs housekeeping

There are still plenty of other blogs about maps, cartography and geospatial out there (despite my comments about the future viability of blogging). I have long made a point of using this platform to draw attention to other map blogs; to that end, I’ve resurrected a list of them on the new Blogroll page. It’s based in part on this publicly editable … Continue reading "Here’s a List of Map Blogs"


From Brownfield to Ball Field, Springfield, Mo., Hit a Home Run!

Apr 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  big blue thread

By Ashley Murdie Baseball is back! It’s Opening Day of the 2017 season and just knowing that makes today, a Monday, not half bad. The opening of baseball season is like spring itself. It ushers in a new beginning for the ever-hopeful baseball fans. EPA Region 7’s Brownfields team is in Springfield, Mo., today, where(...)


Amazing history of maps and diseases

Apr 03 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  book

The idea that diseases have a spatial component and therefore can be mapped can be traced as far as the late 1600s. This period is the starting point for author Tom Koch, a clinical ethicist, gerontologist and professor, who was interested in the relationship between mapping and medical science. The motive behind his research that […]

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Radium Watersheds a Risk

Apr 03 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles class ii disposal fracking waste guest commentaries

By Greg Pace – Columbus Community Bill of Rights, and Julie Weatherington-Rice – Environmental Consultant Most Ohio residents are unaware of the frack fluid deep underground injection occurring north of Columbus, underneath the region’s source water protection watersheds (Figure 1). Materials injected are liquids that have as much as ten times the salt concentration of sea-water. Mixed […]

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1882 Isochrone Map of France

Apr 03 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps france isochrone maps railroads railways

I think I'm in love: a stunning isochrone map of travel times from Paris by rail in 1882 (making this a very early example of the genre). pic.twitter.com/gaSEzGCQWI — Transit Maps (@transitmap) March 31, 2017 Cameron Booth (of Transit Maps fame) posted an 1882 isochrone map of France showing travel times from Paris by rail to … Continue reading "1882 Isochrone Map of France"


Zero Degrees

Apr 03 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  books prime meridian surveying

Jon Wright reviews Charles W. J. Withers’s Zero Degrees: Geographies of the Prime Meridian (Harvard University Press, March 2017) for Geographical magazine. Zero Degrees is about the effort to establish a single, uniform prime meridian from among more than two dozen rival claims. As Wright writes, “Withers manages to turn what might have been an obscure, rather technical topic … Continue reading "Zero Degrees"