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Chapter in ‘Understanding Spatial Media’ on VGI & Citizen Science

Sep 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay's personal blog under tags  book citizen science geospatial technology geoweb gis

The book ‘Understanding Spatial Media‘ came out earlier this year. The project is the result of joint effort of the editors Rob Kitchin (NUI Maynooth, Ireland), Tracey P. Lauriault (Carleton University, Canada), and Matthew W. Wilson (University of Kentucky, USA). The book is filling the need to review and explain what happened in the part 20 years, with the increase use … Continue reading Chapter in ‘Understanding Spatial Media’ on VGI & Citizen Science


Facebook will show ads based on stores you visited in person

Sep 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  facebook featured geo business location-based marketing location privacy

If you had any doubt that there was a clear separation between your offline life and online activities, Facebook’s latest announcement on offline conversions certainly does put it to rest. Facebook has announced that it will allow advertisers to target customers who have visited their stores in person. Why is Facebook interested in tracking offline activities? […]

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Citymapper starts cab service in London while Uber gets banned

Sep 23 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  citymapper geo news mobility uber

Talk about timing! Urban transport startup Citymapper is starting a shared cab service in London in collaboration with UK’s black cab app, Gett. The initial service is being offered on a fixed route which was found to be underserved when Citymapper analyzed the millions of journeys logged into its app by commuters. And this development […]

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Get to the Point (On Your Map) – September 2017

Sep 22 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcade arcgis online mobile navigator navigator for arcgis

Have dots on your map? Need to travel to them? No worries. Web map pop-ups are here! Web maps are central to communicating across an organization. They are shared across core ArcGIS apps, web app templates, and custom apps. Pop-ups … Continue reading


Would you survive a nuke attack on your city?

Sep 22 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  cool maps geo news

Between North Korea’s obsession with showing off its military might, US President Donald Trump’s “no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” comments, and the limbo on Iran nuclear agreement, the news cycle has left many of us feeling anxious. People have been wondering: “What would happen if someone drops a nuclear bomb on my […]

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What’s New in Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (September 2017)

Sep 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  application builder apps arcgis online editing local government

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS has several minor, but important updates in the ArcGIS Online Sept 2017 release. The usability of several widgets have been greatly enhanced. Infographic widget: We’ve listened to the feedback and have improved this widget in several … Continue reading


What’s New in Scene Viewer (September 2017)

Sep 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  3d 3d gis arcgis online scene viewer september 2017 release

What’s New Scene Viewer (Sept 2017) The ArcGIS Online September 2017 release is another exciting update to Scene Viewer. We have added smart mapping support to point cloud layer, also a new OGC layer type and support for Vertical Coordinate … Continue reading


What is New in Survey123 for ArcGIS v 2.4 (September 2017)

Sep 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis online developer mapping september 2017 release

We are pleased to announce the availability of version 2.4 of Survey123 for ArcGIS.  This update is loaded with new functionality, enhancements and critical fixes. Before we start, just a few quick reminders: You can download the Survey123 field app … Continue reading


Plan a Route in Online, and Use it in Navigator (September 2017)

Sep 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online directions mobile navigator navigator for arcgis

ArcGIS provides many tools for routing and transportation network analysis. Once this routing and analysis is completed in the office (say in ArcGIS Pro or ArcGIS Online) – then what?  How do you get the resulting stop list to your … Continue reading


HP Z Workstations Pack a Punch with Future-Proof Features

Sep 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  3d cities 3d designs aircraft tracking analytics asset management

Xavier Garcia, vice president and general manager, global head Workstations, HP Inc. and Josh Peterson, vice president product management, Workstations, HP Inc. recently presented a webinar on the new HP Desktop Z workstation family. HP’s focus is on looking into the future trends and workflows for customers. Approach as far as design is performance, reliability […]