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Add maps with scale bars to Story Maps

Feb 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online configurable apps story map tip story maps

When you add web maps to your story map, the scale bar is omitted. Why? The scale bar may be unneeded for your story, and the map and its context may provide all you need. Another reason is that at … Continue reading


World Class Dunes and Great Lakes Barrens at Risk at Ludington

Feb 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles environment frac sand guest commentaries mi

By Dave Dister, Consulting Ecologist, Ludington, MI One of the prime reasons I moved to the Ludington, Michigan area in 2008 was the aesthetic and biological diversity evident at Ludington State Park (LSP). As a field biologist nearing the end of his formal career, I was eager to conduct a study of the vascular plants […]

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This video ultimately explains why all world maps are wrong

Feb 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  featured map projections maps

Projecting a round surface of the Earth on a flat surface is not an easy task. Scientists are trying to find an optimal way to do it for centuries. In fact the most common map projection that we use almost everyday in Google Maps and other mapping services, has been introduced in 1569 by Gerardus […]

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My problem with Geospatial TED Talks so far…

Feb 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  opinions ted tl;dr

I just love TED Talks. Wonderful, humorous, inspiring speakers. Many short and punchy. Some like: made me smile and even clap my hands at the end. Others like: had me laughing and nodding my head in agreement. The topics are fascinating. And the speakers exceptional. But when it comes to geospatial – and I truly […]

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Quickly share your map using an app

Feb 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online arcgis online tip configurable app tip configurable apps templates

If you want to share your map with others, using configurable apps is easy, and preferable to sharing using the map viewer. But if you need to share a map quickly, you don’t have to take the extra steps to … Continue reading


How Machine Learning is helping Google predict the wind better

Feb 17 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  artificial intelligence featured google machine learning project loon

When Google first launched its moonshot “Project Loon” to provide internet connectivity to farthest corners of the world by launching dozens of balloons, the thought process was, as one balloon drifted away, another would be ready to take its place. A continuous stream of balloons was to circumnavigate the world on a daily basis. The project which was […]

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Scientists discovered a new continent and called it Zealandia

Feb 17 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  australia geography new zealand

Researchers claim to have discovered a new continent mostly submerged beneath the South Pacific. Scientists behind the study say that New Zealand and New Caledonia aren’t regular island chains but they’re a part of a single, 4.9 million-square-kilometer (1.89 million-square-mile) slab of continental crust that’s distinct from Australia. According to the study, the 94% of Zealandia […]

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Where’s the New Revenue?

Feb 17 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Esri Insider under tags  arcgis government industry focus land records property assessment

How to Grow Property Tax Revenue Fairly, and Equitably By Brent Jones, Esri Land and Cadastre Global Industry Manager In many parts of the country, the death knell for tax hikes has sounded. While wages and other costs rise, no … Continue reading


Why Attend the Esri Public Sector CIO Summit?

Feb 16 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Esri Insider under tags  community development public sector state and local government technology

By Lee Johnston, Director of Local Government Sales Few events provide the ability to network and learn from some of the nation’s best and brightest IT professionals like the Esri Public Sector CIO Summit. This annual event is expected to … Continue reading


This amazing Google Maps timelapse will take you on the tour around the world

Feb 16 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  featured google earth google maps maps

Google Maps and Google Earth are amazing tools. We are so used to them that we tend to forget how they have changed our lives. Recently a graphic design student Matteo Archondis decided to give a tribute to Google Maps for the 12th birthday of the service and created an awesome timelapse-based tour around the […]

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