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Free is free. But Hungry is hungry

Jan 05 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  food waste free food hunger relief our planet, our home philabundance

By Mike Frankel I was in line at the supermarket and two women in front of me were talking about their lack of freezer space.  Like many supermarkets, if you spend X dollars by a certain date before Thanksgiving and before Xmas you get a free a turkey, ham or lasagna. One of the women(...)


Add images from your local drives to your Story Maps

Jan 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online story map cascade story map tip story map tour story maps

Story Maps use photos and images that are stored at URL-based locations (a web address). Photos and images you want to use can be stored on your own servers, or using Flickr, Google, and other online repositories. There are currently … Continue reading


Using Story Map autoplay mode

Jan 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online autoplay story map tip story maps

Story Maps normally require user interaction; the viewer must click or scroll to advance to the next section, entry, or tour point. But many Story Maps support autoplay mode, where the story advances automatically, and loops when finished. Autoplay mode … Continue reading


Crowdsourcing the Future?

Jan 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay's personal blog under tags  #crowdfutures #ditscience citizen science conference extreme citizen science

About a month ago, on 7th December 2016, DR Kingsley Purdam (Manchester) organised a one day workshop on citizen science, and in particular on citizen science from a social science methodological perspective. The day organised with the support of the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM). The purpose of the workshop/conference was to explore the … Continue reading Crowdsourcing the Future?


A Giant Map for Presidential Inauguration Planning

Jan 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  big maps military politics unusual maps washington dc

The U.S. military uses a huge floor map of Washington, D.C. to plan for presidential inaugurations, as the Tech Insider video above shows. According to this, it’s used by the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, a joint-service organization that provides military ceremonial support. (See this U.S. Army article from 2012 about the 2013 inauguration, and this 2008 … Continue reading "A Giant Map for Presidential Inauguration Planning"


Book Roundup for January 2017

Jan 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps books

Günter Schilder’s Early Dutch Maritime Cartography: The North Holland School of Cartography (c. 1580-c. 1620) comes out this month from Brill; its book launch takes place in Amsterdam on 27 January. [Tony Campbell] Also scheduled for publication later this month: Mapping the Holy Land: The Origins of Cartography in Palestine by Bruno Schelhaas, Jutta Faehndrich and Halim Goren (I. … Continue reading "Book Roundup for January 2017"


Using Tableau & Maps for Infrastructure Asset Management

Jan 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about fme business intelligence data viz maps tableau

Today we welcome guest bloggers Henri Veldhuis and Jurgen van Tiggelen from Sweco. After hearing about Tableau only a few months ago, they started using it together with FME to provide compelling map-based visualizations of infrastructure data. Henri and Jurgen will share what they've been able to accomplish since August.

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Pantographs

Jan 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  cartography mapmaking tools

Caitlin at Geo Lounge on pantographs: “Before the use of computers to replicate and manipulate maps, a pantograph was one of the ways used to either reduce or enlarge the size of a map while reproducing an accurate copy of the original map.” I did not know about pantographs—they seem to have been widely used in drawing … Continue reading "Pantographs"


Intel is buying a stake in HERE as part of its focus on self-driving cars

Jan 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  geo news here intel self-driving cars self driving car

Intel missed out on the mobile computing revolution and it certainly doesn’t plan on repeating the same mistake with Self-driving cars. In a bid to strength its position in the Self-driving car market, the company has announced that it is acquiring a 15% stake in HERE. Intel isn’t just investing in the mapping expertise that […]

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Promoting Engineering Careers with 3D Laser Scanning

Jan 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling cultural heritage government historic preservation technology

Transport Scotland is funding the development of promotional engineering learning aids using the Forth Bridges as the subject to the tune of £425,000.The funding will be used to develop games, apps and interactive models all aimed at developing pupils’ STEM … Continue reading

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