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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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Pokémon Go the Geospatial Gamechanger: Six Months Out

Feb 16 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  asset management building information modeling citizen science cloud crowdsourcing

Six months ago the location-based augmented reality game Pokémon Go was released. Developed in partnership by Niantic and Google, it is really a data mining type of game developed for iOS and Android devices, where players can nab the historic Pokémon in their own local environments. The marriage of geospatial and augmented reality is a […]


Three Uses of Cloud GIS for Watersheds

Feb 16 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog

In preparation to our next’s week webinar, GIS for Water Resource and Watersheds Management, we decided to highlight some of the potential uses of GIS Cloud for Watersheds. Watershed management is one of those topics that come up in the public discourse usually in case of natural occurrences and disasters such as floods, droughts, problems...


Northern Access Project: Exporting PA’s Marcellus Gas Northward

Feb 16 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles data and analysis gas natural gas new york

In March 2015, the National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation and Empire Pipeline Company filed a joint application with the Federal Energy Resource Commission (FERC) to construct a new natural gas pipeline and related infrastructure, known collectively as the Northern Access Project (NAP). The pricetag on the project is $455 million, and is funded through international, […]

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ILMF and ASPRS to Co-Locate in 2018

Feb 16 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  conferences education government training

The big announcement from this year’s ILMF conference is an agreement with ASPRS to co-locate their annual conferences in Denver next spring. Each group will maintain their technical programs and they will share an exhibit hall. Attendees will be offered … Continue reading

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Workforce for ArcGIS (Android) 1.0 Final Released!

Feb 16 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  amazon app store android apps apps for the field google play

The Workforce team is excited to announce that the Android version of the Workforce mobile app is now available within Google Play and the Amazon App Store. Workforce on your Android device integrates seamlessly with Navigator for ArcGIS, Collector for ArcGIS … Continue reading