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National Geographic Infographics

Dec 21 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  books data visualizations infographics national geographic uncategorised

Speaking of National Geographic. If the magazine is known for its cartography and its photography, one should not forget the illustrations, charts and infographics that accompany many of the articles and appear on the back of every folded map that comes several times a year with a magazine subscription. Now there’s a book of them: National Geographic Infographics. Edited … Continue reading "National Geographic Infographics"


All Over the Map’s Best Maps of 2016

Dec 21 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  blogs

Are we already at the end of the year, and it’s time for the year-in-review writeups? It is? Man. I won’t be doing one of those, but at the National Geographic map blog, All Over the Map, Greg Miller has done so at All Over the Map, the map blog he and Betsy Mason write for National Geographic. Includes … Continue reading "All Over the Map’s Best Maps of 2016"


ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.2 released

Dec 21 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis api for javascript developer javascript jsapi4 web

The ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.2 is available, introducing new widgets, smart mapping in 2D and 3D, vector tiles in 3D, support for Arcade, and new events in the MapView and SceneView. Custom widget development In addition to the Esri-provided … Continue reading


ArcGIS API for JavaScript 3.19 released

Dec 21 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis api for javascript developer javascript web what's new december 2016

The ArcGIS API for JavaScript 3.19 is now available, allowing you to write Arcade expressions for custom visualizations and labels, and to consume vector tiles in any supported ArcGIS spatial reference. Arcade integration for visualization and labeling Arcade is a … Continue reading


Esri Basemaps – 8 New Contributors, 13 Updates, 3 Countries!

Dec 21 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis content arcgis online cartographic design community basemaps

The ArcGIS Content Team is winding down the year with one last basemap release. Don’t be sad, we have a lot planned for 2017! Why not consider contributing to the Living Atlas one of those New Year’s resolutions? This basemap … Continue reading


Oklahoma and Kansas Class II Injection Wells and Earthquakes

Dec 21 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles class ii data and analysis earthquakes facilities

By Ted Auch, Great Lakes Program Coordinator, FracTracker Alliance In collaboration with Caleb Gallemore, Assistant Professor in International Affairs, Lafayette University The September 3rd magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Pawnee, Oklahoma, is the most violent example of induced seismicity, or “man-made” earthquakes, in U.S. history, causing Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin to declare a state of emergency. This was […]

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World Imagery Updated with DigitalGlobe and Community Content

Dec 21 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis content arcgis online community maps dg digitalglobe

As 2016 comes to a close, we’ve updated our World Imagery basemap one last time for the year. To view all the recently updated imagery in ArcGIS.com, check out this Story Map of our latest release or view the new content directly in … Continue reading


Google Maps adds wheelchair accessibility and it’s one of the most important updates ever

Dec 21 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  geo news google maps wheelchair

Moving from A to B on a wheelchair is a challenge on many different levels. One of them is lack of data about wheelchair accessibility which is needed to select a venue and to choose the optimal route to reach it. While wheelchair-friendly routing still requires browsing StreetView looking for ramps and searching for any barriers, the information about […]

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Amazon launched the first drone delivery service in the UK. It’s cool but…

Dec 21 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  amazon drone drones

Amazon has already revolutionized the online retail market. Now it’s doing the same thing to the market supply chain. On December 7th, 2016 the company performed the first commercial delivery via autonomous drone. It was a single shipment in Cambridge, UK, which took approx. 13 minutes from the moment a customer placed an order. After a […]

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ArcGIS 10.5: New Release Transforms Enterprise GIS

Dec 20 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  announcement app developers apps arcgis 10.5 arcgis enterprise

  ArcGIS 10.5 is a big release; arguably one of our biggest. In fact, we’ve introduced new server capabilities so big they inspired us to change the name of the whole ArcGIS for Server product family. Analytics and sharing are … Continue reading