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Story Maps Make Great Travelogues

Aug 30 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Esri Insider under tags  story map story maps storytelling with maps travelogue travelogues

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

Scenarios in CityEngine 2017.0

Aug 30 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  3d 3d gis city modeling cityengine modeling

In CityEngine 2017.0, we introduce the concept of scenarios, a new way to create different designs for the same scene. For example, scenarios can represent multiple redevelopment proposals for a site or different phases of construction. These designs can then … Continue reading

India and Pakistan in Textiles

Aug 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  art embroidery fabric india pakistan

Pakistani clothing company Generation has put out a textile map of Pakistan showing the embroidery techniques of each region. Earlier this year, Craftsvilla did something similar with its fabric tour of India. [My Modern Met]

Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography

Aug 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps conferences history of cartography

The Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography takes place from 19 to 21 October 2017 at the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University. Speakers include a number of graduate students—the conference’s focus is on emerging scholars—as well as Connectography author Parag Khanna, who’s giving the keynote, and Chet Van Duzer, who’s giving a talk on the … Continue reading "Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography"

The Quest for the Missing Identify Tool

Aug 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis pro arcmap editing

By Jill Scholz, ArcGIS Pro Map Exploration team When you first opened ArcGIS Pro, did you gasp “Where is the Identify tool?!” If you did, you are not alone. The “missing Identify tool” is one of the first things users … Continue reading

Missed out on attending State of the Map 2017? Here are all the talks

Aug 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  apple facebook geo news google mapbox

The 10th annual State of the Map conference was held earlier this month in Japan. According to the organisers over 200 participants attended one of the most important OpenStreetMap related conferences of the year. Google, Facebook, Apple, Mapbox, Mapillary and many others had interesting talks scheduled during the event. If like me, you also missed […]

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Esri World Imagery + OpenStreetMap = Awesomeness!

Aug 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  esri geo news openstreetmap

The community of 4 million collecting and using geo data for the common good of all now has another addition to its growing catalog of reference layers. Esri is making its global collection of satellite imagery available to OpenStreetMap (OSM) through the former’s World Imagery Service. Till now, OSM mappers were using satellite imagery layers […]

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New ArcGIS DevLabs Available for the Pro SDK

Aug 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  .net app developers apps arcgis devlabs arcgis for developers

The ArcGIS for Developers site is a great location for developers to access the many resources available for building on the ArcGIS platform.  The ArcGIS DevLabs area of the site contains clear, easy-to-follow lab tutorials for data preparation, map design … Continue reading

Mapping Hurricane Harvey’s Impact

Aug 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  esri flooding houston hurricane harvey hurricanes

The Washington Post maps rainfall and flooding levels in the Houston area. The New York Times is collecting several maps on two web pages. The first page deals with subjects like rainfall, river level, current and historical hurricane tracks, damage reports, and cities and counties under evacuation orders. Maps on the second page look at Harvey’s … Continue reading "Mapping Hurricane Harvey’s Impact"

Put it in park with new features in Google Maps

Aug 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

Finding a parking spot is always top of mind, so we’re rolling out an update to the parking difficulty icons feature we launched earlier this year, and introducing a brand new one.

Parking Difficulty
Starting today, people in 25 additional cities outside of the United States can use parking difficulty icons on Google Maps for Android and iOS.


To see how hard it might be to park where you’re headed, just get directions to your destination and look for the parking difficulty icon in the directions card at the bottom of the screen. Parking difficulties range from limited to medium to easy and are based on historical parking data with a little machine learning magic.

Find Parking
Since parking can be unpredictable, we’re rolling out the ability to find parking near your destination on Google Maps for Android.

In 25 US cities, people can tap “find parking” on the directions card to see a list of parking garages and lots near their destination. Once they tap their selected option, it’s automatically added to their trip. And they’ll even get walking directions from their parking spot to their final destination. How’s that for door to door service?

With parking difficulty icons, the ability to find parking, and save your parking location on the map, Google Maps gets you from point A to point B and everything in between.  

*Parking difficulty icons are now available in the following cities: Alicante, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Cologne, Darmstadt, Dusseldorf, London, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Milan, Montreal, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Toronto, Valencia, Vancouver

**People can now find parking in the following US cities: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, DC, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa.