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Cognitive map of the United States

Jul 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  maps

In new research, academicss were able to model and study the cognitive map of the US states. Cognitive maps inform how people, on average, make sense of the world they live in. On this cognitive map, California is closer to Washington state than to Nevada, where West Virginia is closer to South Carolina than to […]

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GeoDev Joins the Esri Portland, ME R&D Center for a HackerLab and Meetup

Jul 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app developers apps community developer geodev

Tomorrow the #Esri #GeoDev team will be hosting our free four-hour hands-on HackerLab at the Esri R&D Center in Portland, ME. Later, we will be joining Jeff Jackson and his team in presenting some lightning talks in the evening at … Continue reading


The Real D.C. Metro Map

Jul 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  cities funny transit washington dc

First published in June 2015, Thrillist’s Real D.C. Subway Map replaces Washington’s Metro station names with “an accurate depiction of what you’ll encounter when you exit the train.” It’s about what you’d expect. [Curbed DC]


The Future of the Surveying Profession

Jul 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling bim digital transformation

Thanks to Terry Bennett at Autodesk for the contribution. Here are some excerpts: Surveying is “the application of special knowledge of the principles of mathematics, the related physical and applied sciences and the relevant requirements of law for adequate evidence … Continue reading

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Boston Immigration Map Exhibition

Jul 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  boston bpl cities exhibitions human geography

Along with Regions and Seasons (previously), the Boston Public Library’s Leventhal Map Center is hosting another exhibition, Who We Are: Boston Immigration Then and Now, which runs until 26 August. “This exhibition compares the landscape of today’s ‘new’ Boston with that of over 100 years ago. The maps and graphics on display here show where Boston’s foreign-born residents … Continue reading "Boston Immigration Map Exhibition"


How To Make the Map on the ArcGIS Book

Jul 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing arcgis pro cartographic design cartography how to?

If you haven’t checked out the new ArcGIS Book: 10 Big Ideas About Applying the Science of Where I think you ought to. It’s a multi-format extravaganza of the how and why of spatial science. In that spirit, wouldn’t you … Continue reading


Mapping the August 2017 Solar Eclipse

Jul 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  astronomy eclipse eclipses

Eclipse maps—maps that show the path of solar eclipses across the surface of the Earth—are very much a thing. As I wrote in my first blog post about eclipse maps back in 2010, “These maps are vital to eclipse chasers, who spend vast sums travelling to places where they can see one, and those slightly … Continue reading "Mapping the August 2017 Solar Eclipse"


The Cartographer’s Daughter

Jul 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  books fantasy maps and literature

Noting for future reference: The Cartographer’s Daughter, a middle grade novel by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, came out last November from Knopf. “[W]hen a series of mysterious events shakes the community, it’s Isabella—daughter to the island’s only mapmaker—who will lead a party of explorers into the forest in search of answers.”


Survey123 for ArcGIS 2.3 is now available

Jul 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps appstydio arcgis online collector explorer

[Original source: Survey123 for ArcGIS GeoNet Group] . We are pleased to announce the availability of Survey123 for ArcGIS 2.3 across all supported platforms. This update is for the most part a maintenance release but it introduces a handful of … Continue reading


Creating Professional Infographics Made Easy

Jul 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app developers arcgis online bao best practices business analyst

One of the most popular and powerful features of Business Analyst Web App (BA Web) is infographic summaries. I frequently use custom infographics in BA Web to create compelling visual presentations and comparisons of data that is often hard to … Continue reading