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An Introduction to Environmental Screening

Apr 14 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis analysis & geoprocessing apps arcgis for state government arcgis online

The Environmental Screening solution enables interested parties to evaluate potential impacts to the natural environment based on proposed projects or development initiatives. The application uses Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS and a new widget, the Screening widget, to analyze your environmental … Continue reading


Tree Segmentation

Apr 14 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling forestry remote sensing research

Traditional methods for segmenting trees attempt to isolate prominent tree crowns from a lidar-derived canopy height model. This group of researchers have introduced a novel segmentation method, “layer stacking,” which slices the entire forest point cloud at 1-m height intervals … Continue reading

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These 5 tools will let you master map projections

Apr 14 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  featured giscience map projections maps

Understanding and choosing the right map projection can be tricky. For GeoGeeks it is painful to see the unconscious overuse of Mercator. If you want to change something, start with yourself. These set of tools will let you master map projections, their characteristics, compare them and select the right one for your project. 1. The scale […]

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Launch a Story Map at a specific place

Apr 14 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online story map tip story maps

Story Maps are designed for storytelling, and typically stories are enjoyed as authored; following along from intro to epilogue. But there are some story maps that are more like collections of short stories, and other cases where you might want … Continue reading


Topcon Bundles Bentley’s ContextCapture with their UAS

Apr 13 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  3d cities aec bentley bentley systems building information modeling

Charles Rihner, vice president of the Topcon GeoPositioning Solutions Group, talked with GISCafe Voice about Topcon ContextCapture, powered by Bentley Systems ContextCapture reality modeling software, now offered with Topcon UAS (unmanned aerial systems). ContextCapture can turn photographs from any camera and/or point cloud data into highly detailed 3D models for use throughout a project lifecycle. […]


Seeking Civilization: Map Art Exihibition in San Francisco

Apr 13 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  art exhibitions san francisco

Seeking Civilization: Art and Cartography, an exhibition at Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco, “offers a timely re-contextualization of cartographic narrative in contemporary art and dialogue.  Including works ranging from deconstructed colonial maps to neon light installations documenting personal journeys in search of love, these artworks direct us towards new reflections on citizenship, power and nationhood.” Featuring art by Michael … Continue reading "Seeking Civilization: Map Art Exihibition in San Francisco"


Launch a Story Map Series at a specific entry

Apr 13 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online story map story map series story map tip story maps

Story Map Series is a very useful story map template, ideal for presenting a series of maps and media sequentially using several different layout options: tabs, numbered bullets, or an expandable side accordion. Examples include Inside a Modern Airport, Protecting Idaho’s Waters, … Continue reading


Engaging students through ArcMap and 3 dimensional landscapes

Apr 13 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  3d landscapes arcmap education geography giscience

The usage of three-dimensional printers has become a mainstay in the independent production of products. However, these printers could also become the quintessential educational tool. While geography and history teachers have many methods of teaching at their disposal, the ability to present a landscape in a physical format is far more conducive to the style of […]

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Haskell Indian Nations University’s ecoAmbassadors Bolster Composting and Waste Reduction

Apr 13 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  big blue thread college students composting epa grants kansas

By Travis Robinett Not long ago, a student group called the ecoAmbassadors at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kan., set out to enhance the university’s composting system with the help of an EPA partnership and grant assistance through EPA’s Tribal ecoAmbassadors Program. I recently had the pleasure to see firsthand the successful implementation of(...)


Launch a Story Map Journal at a specific section

Apr 13 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online story map story map journal story map tip story maps

Story Map Journal is a very popular and versatile story map template, ideal for when you want to combine text with maps and other media. Examples include Mountains of Fire, Atlas for a Changing Planet, and many more found on the … Continue reading