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New emergency locator beacon takes ‘search’ out of ‘search and rescue’

Jun 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  beacons location-based services nasa

For more than four decades now, airlines, ships and hikers have been using emergency locator beacons that were developed in the 1970s to transmit distress signals to the nearest satellites. These beacons have saved 40,000 lives till date, but the technology comes with a striking limitation: It is accurate only up to 2km radius. In […]

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A Year’s Worth of Changes in Google and Apple Maps

Jun 03 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  apple maps google maps map design mobile web mapping

Justin O’Beirne is back with a look at how both Google and Apple Maps have changed incrementally over the past year. Shortly after I published my Cartography Comparison last June, I noticed Google updating some of the areas we had focused on[.] Coincidence or not, it was interesting. And it made me wonder what else … Continue reading "A Year’s Worth of Changes in Google and Apple Maps"


‘Based on Something Something Search Data’

Jun 03 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  comics funny unusual maps xkcd

In yesterday’s xkcd cartoon, Randall makes explicit what I think a lot of us have been thinking about those maps assigning a word or a search term to each state or country or whatnot.


Explorer for ArcGIS Beta Updated

Jun 03 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps explorer explorer for arcgis mobile uncategorized

Explorer for ArcGIS (iOS), currently in beta, has a new beta update. This update builds on our initial beta, which you can read more about. The update includes improvements in 5 main areas: Popups We are particularly excited about this … Continue reading


Share Your Work for the Plenary

Jun 02 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Esri Insider under tags  esri uc imagery maps uncategorized

As the Esri User Conference fast approaches, and I need your help to put the finishing touches on my plenary session slides. They’re fantastic, but from my discussions with many of you about your fabulous work, I get the sense … Continue reading


Introducing a new experience for searching and viewing content in ArcGIS Online

Jun 02 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online content items new features re-design

At Esri, we want to ensure that everyone has a fantastic experience using ArcGIS Online. We continually improve ArcGIS Online, delivering powerful features and an easy-to use-design for both novice and experienced users. We’re excited to tell you about a … Continue reading


Use ArcGIS Pro to save mountain lions in Southern California

Jun 02 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing arcgis pro arcgis spatial analyst environment learn arcgis

Southern California, although brimming with roads and people, includes mountainous areas that serve as sanctuaries for a surprisingly diverse array of wildlife. Among them are mountain lions — alternatively known as cougars and panthers — who risk life while stalking … Continue reading


What’s Coming in Community Analyst

Jun 02 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  acs apps community analyst demographic data esri data

The next update of the Community Analyst is planned for the end of June. This update will include Esri’s 2017/2022 projections and estimates for the U.S., new mapping options, and several new and improved workflows. Here is what we have … Continue reading


Invitation to participate in an Esri software Usability Validation Study at the 2017 User Conference

Jun 02 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing arcgis pro defense electric & gas health

The Esri Development Team invites you to participate in a moderated and recorded Usability Validation Study of ArcGIS Pro Charts. Who we’re looking for… Existing ArcGIS Desktop users from any user community with experience in spatial analysis. Existing ArcGIS Desktop … Continue reading


Survey123 for ArcGIS 2.1 is now available

Jun 02 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app developers apps arcgis online form health

. . . We are pleased to announce a new update to Survey123 for ArcGIS . The Survey123 field app build number is now 2.1.6. You can download it from the iTunes, Google Play and Amazon stores. Survey123 Connect for ArcGIS is now at version 2.1.9 and is … Continue reading