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The Map-Collecting Author and His Map-Collecting Character

Jul 05 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  maps and literature

The protagonist of Colin Harrison’s latest crime novel, You Belong to Me, is an obsessive map collector. By some strange coincidence, so is Colin Harrison. The New York Times looks at Harrison the map collector and the ways he is similar to, and different from, the character in his novel. (They review the novel here.) [Tony Campbell/WMS]


Jonathan Roberts, Scientist and Fantasy Mapmaker

Jul 05 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  fantasy map design fantasy maps game of thrones maps and literature westeros

Fantasy cartographer Jonathan Roberts is profiled in a short, paywalled piece in Crain’s New York Business. (Winter Is Coming has a summary.) Roberts is, among other things, the artist behind The Lands of Ice and Fire, the boxed collection of 12 maps of George R. R. Martin’s Westeros. Things I did not know about him: he has a … Continue reading "Jonathan Roberts, Scientist and Fantasy Mapmaker"


New ArcGIS Stormwater Solutions

Jul 05 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis arcgis for water utilities bmp esri local government

The June 2017 ArcGIS Solutions release introduced some significant new additions to the Stormwater configurations available in ArcGIS.  This blog gives an overview of what’s new and what’s changed for stormwater. Stormwater Inventory and Inspections Configurations We added a suite … Continue reading


Take Your ArcGIS Runtime Map Offline

Jul 05 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app developers apps arcgis runtime disconnected geocode

Now available to your Runtime application projects – StreetMap Premium data for display, routing, and geocoding. Do you need to take your ArcGIS Runtime application offline, so that it works in a disconnected environment?  Need a map that’s stored locally?  … Continue reading


UC 2017: Have you signed up for a free data health check yet?

Jul 05 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis data reviewer arcgis pro community maps data health checks editing

Are you going to the 2017 Esri User Conference next week? Would you like to get your GIS data reviewed by an Esri expert for free? Check out this announcement about data health check sessions here. Or watch this one-minute … Continue reading


A Turkish Piri Reis Documentary Is Coming

Jul 05 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  1500s antique maps movies and television ottoman empire piri reis

A Turkish filmmaker is working on a documentary about the life of Ottoman admiral and mapmaker Piri Reis, whose 1513 portolan chart, a fragment of which was rediscovered in 1929, claimed to draw upon ancient and contemporary sources, including Columbus. According to the Doğan News Agency story, the 75-minute film “will feature dramatic reconstructions starring … Continue reading "A Turkish Piri Reis Documentary Is Coming"


Introducing new GIS Cloud feature – Get WMS Feature Info tool

Jul 05 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog features wms wms info tool feature

Although sharing data using Web Map Services (WMS) is not new in GIS Cloud platform, in most of the project cases it is extremely important to have an insight in WMS layer attribute data. This is now possible with the WMS Feature Info tool available in any GIS software with WMS functionality.   How does...


Raster Analysis and Spatial Analyst at UC2017

Jul 05 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing distance elevation services hydraulic modeling hydrology

The 2017 User Conference in San Diego is right around the corner!  For those of you who wish to learn more about raster analysis with ArcGIS, read on for some sessions and presentations to be sure to attend. There are … Continue reading


How accurate is your drone survey? Everything you need to know.

Jul 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  drones featured

Drones seem to have the potential to revolutionize numerous areas of our lives, but today their biggest disruption is in the field of mapping. These small flying machines have made mapping any area or an object a matter of few minutes or hours, instead of the typical days or weeks it used to take before. […]

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Cambridge Conference 2017 – The Willing Volunteer

Jul 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay's personal blog under tags  cambridge conference citizen science conference crowdsourced geographic information extreme citizen science

The Cambridge Conference is an event that is held every 4 years, organised  by the Ordnance Survey, and it is a meeting of many heads of National Mapping Agencies who come together to discuss shared interests and learn from each other. The history of the conference is available here. This year, I was asked to … Continue reading Cambridge Conference 2017 – The Willing Volunteer