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Explore your new campus with Google Maps

Aug 31 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

Whether you’re a freshman, transfer student, or visiting parent, Google Maps helps you get where you’re going (and more) on campus and off.

Navigate to specific areas on campus
College campuses can be huge, with sprawling buildings, social areas, and sports stadiums. When navigating to a campus on Google Maps, just type in the college name and tap the navigation button. You’ll automatically see a list of the most popular areas on campus to choose from. Tap the one you’re headed to in order to get directions directly there. If you’re worried about parking, tap “find parking” to see the nearest garages or lots.


Get your bearings with Street View
Once you’ve unpacked your bags, it’s time to get acquainted with the rest of campus. Using Google Maps for Mobile, search for your university and check out panoramic views of your new campus via the Street View thumbnail. Google Maps shows Street View imagery of thousands of campuses around the world. So if your 8 a.m. class is on the opposite side of campus, a little bit of digital exploring will help you know your surroundings and get there on time.


Find your new favorite coffee shop
Need to find a local coffee shop with free Wi-Fi to cram or an art supply store for that project you procrastinated on? Google Maps doesn’t just give you directions–it helps you find the places you need, when you need them. Simply enter the category you’re looking for in the search bar to see the relevant available options near you.


Heading to college for the first time can be exciting and intimidating. Let Google Maps take the uncertainty out of getting around and exploring your new area, so you can focus on picking a major.

Hurricane Harvey Early Predictive Analysis with Wind and Storm Surge Data

Aug 31 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  analytics arcgis asset management big data climate change

Front and center in the news right now is Hurricane Harvey and resulting devastation, which will most likely remain in the news for awhile. Prior to Hurricane Harvey, GISCafe Voice spoke with Tom Jeffrey, CEO of CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider that has conducted an analysis for the flooding […]

Project Subway NYC’s X-Ray Area Maps

Aug 30 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  new york city transit

As part of her Project Subway NYC, architect Candy Chan has created a series of X-Ray Area Maps of various New York subway stations. These maps show the subway stations—their platforms, their passages, their staircases—relative to the surrounding streets and buildings. Absolutely engrossing. Chan explains her methodology in this blog post. She’s also selling posters. [Kottke]

More on Patents and Cartographic Inventions

Aug 30 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  books inventions monmonier patents uncategorised

Earlier this year I mentioned the publication of Mark Monmonier’s latest book, Patents and Cartographic Inventions. This week at All Over the Map, Betsy Mason does a bit more than mention the book, with a closer look at some of the more unusual patents from Monmonier’s book: an early voice navigation system, a map folding method, … Continue reading "More on Patents and Cartographic Inventions"

Collector for ArcGIS (iOS) v17.0.2 Released

Aug 30 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  17.1.2 apps collector collector for arcgis ios

Collector released a very minor bug fix update today to support relief efforts with Tropical Storm Harvey. This update resolves a specific issue (BUG-000107667). Please reference our documentation site for any additional details. This fix is for the iOS platform … Continue reading

Mapping International Trade

Aug 30 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  blueshift international trade maps

Trade deficits and protectionism are making headlines across the globe but how exactly does the flow of international trade look like? The global market for imported goods was $15300 billion in 2015 (UN’s Comtrade database). Mapping the flow of international trade  This map created by Max Galka shows where those products came from and where […]

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Mapping a violent force of tornados

Aug 30 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  maps

Nature can be as beautiful as violent. It can amaze, but it also brings a force of destruction: tornados and hurricanes. At the same time, mapping weather patterns is typically boring, and it lacks on this ambivalent excitement. Typically… But not in this case of maps by John Nelson, who pulled the historic data from […]

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Does roadspreading of brine equate to oil and gas waste dumping?

Aug 30 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles brine data and analysis maps norms

The application of liquid oil and gas waste from conventional wells onto roadways for dust control and road stabilization is permitted in Pennsylvania, provided that operators adhere to plans approved by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). There are brine spreading guidelines that operators are required to follow, but overall, DEP considers roadspreading to be a beneficial […]

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Designing Geoprocessing Services

Aug 30 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing arcgis enterprise arcmap services

The task of making a model, publishing it as a geoprocessing service, and building a web application can be straightforward. Designing a service that is easy to understand and use can be more complicated. Many of us resort to the … Continue reading

Story Maps Make Great Travelogues

Aug 30 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online story map story maps travelogue uncategorized

In the summer of 2017 Lauren Herbine, a student at the College of William and Mary, set off from New Jersey on a cross-country road trip. Almost eight decades earlier, her grandfather had mounted a similar but somewhat more audacious … Continue reading