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A Look at GOES-16’s Imagery

Oct 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  goes goes-16 noaa satellite satellite imagery

This NOAA article looks at three kinds of imagery provided by the GOES-16 geostationary weather satellite: GeoColor, the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (!), and full disk infrared imagery from the Advanced Baseline Imager. GOES-16 launched last November and is currently in the checkout phase before it replaces GOES-13 at 75° west latitude.


The Case of the Tweeting Siren: an FME-Powered Thriller

Oct 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about fme alerts datetime fme evangelist fme hub

Lots of inanimate objects have a Twitter account these days. Even FME Socks! Here's how I created a Twitter feed using FME that would actually do something useful, by telling the time and posting local weather forecasts.

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Geodesign: Using Social Engagement in Community Planning

Oct 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  geodesign the arcgis book uncategorized

By Christian Harder and Clint Brown “Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.” —Herbert Simon, political scientist (1916–2001) Geodesign provides a planning methodology and approach to project design and decision-making, and it … Continue reading


Michelin Acquires Streetwise

Oct 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  cities industry michelin streetwise maps

On 1 September Michelin announced that it had acquired the assets previously held by Streetwise Maps, in an all-cash deal. Streetwise announced that it was closing last year. Michelin will continue to publish maps under the Streetwise name; their publishing wing already produces a ton of travel guides, restaurant guides and maps (my Michelin map of … Continue reading "Michelin Acquires Streetwise"


The Making of the “Top Destination Cities” Story Map

Oct 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online story map cascade story maps

I knew I’d found my next story map topic when I came across the press release for Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index. Travel, data, new discoveries, exciting places—with so many fun things rolled into one topic, I just couldn’t pass … Continue reading


You Are Here: NYC: Mapping the Soul of the City

Oct 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  art book reviews books cities new york city

An exhibition taking place now at the New York City Library, Picturing the City: Illustrated Maps of NYC, features 16 pictorial maps from the Library’s collection of illustrations. Running until 9 April 2018, it’s curated by Katharine Harmon, whose book, You Are Here: NYC: Mapping the Soul of the City, came out last November from Princeton Architectural … Continue reading "You Are Here: NYC: Mapping the Soul of the City"


Mapping the Czech Elections

Oct 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  czechia election results elections politics

Detailed maps of the results of last weekend’s parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic, which saw the apparent rise to power of populist billionaire Andrej Babiš, are available at iRozhlas. The page is in Czech, of course, but the detail is there for those who need it. [Maps Mania]


Oral History Mapping with ArcGIS Online

Oct 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online story map cascade story maps

This is a guest post by Sam Raby. A freelance mapmaker, Sam created Placing Oral Histories under contract with the Esri Story Maps team.  My first attempt at creating an “oral history map” was with a project I worked on … Continue reading


USGS State Geologic Map Compilation Added to the Living Atlas

Oct 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online geologic map geology hydro living atlas

The US Geologic Survey’s (USGS) State Geologic Map Compilation is now available as a ready-to-use webmap and a set of three feature layers in the Living Atlas. These map and layers can be used as part of your GIS project … Continue reading


The New York Times Maps the Tubbs Fire

Oct 23 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  california disasters fires santa rosa sonoma county

The destruction wrought by the Tubbs Fire in northern California, and the speed at which it spread, is mapped with excruciating detail by the New York Times graphics team.