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EPA Scientists Participate in Study to Determine Causes of Poor Air Quality in Utah Valleys

Jan 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  air monitoring research air quality air research air sensors it all starts with science

By Ann Brown and Karen Stewart Winter in Utah brings to mind crystal clear blue skies, snow-capped mountains, and a long ski season. But during the winter in Utah’s northern valleys, cold air inversions trap pollution emitted from multiple sources, including vehicles, industry, and agriculture. This allows for the mixing of atmospheric chemicals that leads(...)


A virtual trek through Petra with Google Cardboard

Jan 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  google vr maps

Last year, we launched a virtual tour of Petra and more than 30 historical sites across Jordan in Google Street View. The interactive Maps experience took visitors on an intimate journey into Jordan’s lost city of stone—and now, we’ve made this historic trek even more immersive with a 360º experience for Google Cardboard.  

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We’ve used 360º mapping, aerial imagery and millions of photos stitched together, to recreate six of Petra’s most beautiful and iconic panoramas for you to explore. Audio narration, interactive hotspots and sound effects guide you as you follow the footsteps of the ancient Nabataeans. This 2000-year-old civilization miraculously transformed the harshest of deserts into an oasis of life and culture.

Wander through the winding pathway of Al Siq to the Treasury, Petra’s most famous landmark. Look all around in 360º to explore every detail of this elaborate carved facade recognizable from movies like “Indiana Jones” and “Transformers.”

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Make your way past Petra’s carved theatre and hidden tombs until you reach Al Deir, or the Monastery. No trip to Petra is complete without staring up in awe at its grandeur. The doorway alone is eight meters tall!

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Of course, nothing can compare to visiting Petra in real life. But now anyone with an internet connection can trek this remarkable UNESCO Heritage Site like never before—and we hope this 360º experience inspires a new generation of tourists to come to visit the rose-red city for themselves.


A virtual trek through Petra with Google Cardboard

Jan 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  google vr maps

Last year, we launched a virtual tour of Petra and more than 30 historical sites across Jordan in Google Street View. The interactive Maps experience took visitors on an intimate journey into Jordan’s lost city of stone—and now, we’ve made this historic trek even more immersive with a 360º experience for Google Cardboard.  

Petra_Blog_Cardboard_Creative_V2_grey.png

We’ve used 360º mapping, aerial imagery and millions of photos stitched together, to recreate six of Petra’s most beautiful and iconic panoramas for you to explore. Audio narration, interactive hotspots and sound effects guide you as you follow the footsteps of the ancient Nabataeans. This 2000-year-old civilization miraculously transformed the harshest of deserts into an oasis of life and culture.

Wander through the winding pathway of Al Siq to the Treasury, Petra’s most famous landmark. Look all around in 360º to explore every detail of this elaborate carved facade recognizable from movies like “Indiana Jones” and “Transformers.”

Treasury_600x338_Grey.gif

Make your way past Petra’s carved theatre and hidden tombs until you reach Al Deir, or the Monastery. No trip to Petra is complete without staring up in awe at its grandeur. The doorway alone is eight meters tall!

Monastery_600x338_blog_grey.gif

Of course, nothing can compare to visiting Petra in real life. But now anyone with an internet connection can trek this remarkable UNESCO Heritage Site like never before—and we hope this 360º experience inspires a new generation of tourists to come to visit the rose-red city for themselves. Start your tour now on your mobile phone at g.co/PetraVR.


A virtual trek through Petra with Google Cardboard

Jan 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  google vr maps

Last year, we launched a virtual tour of Petra and more than 30 historical sites across Jordan in Google Street View. The interactive Maps experience took visitors on an intimate journey into Jordan’s lost city of stone—and now, we’ve made this historic trek even more immersive with a 360º experience for Google Cardboard.  

Petra_Blog_Cardboard_Creative_V2_grey.png

We’ve used 360º mapping, aerial imagery and millions of photos stitched together, to recreate six of Petra’s most beautiful and iconic panoramas for you to explore. Audio narration, interactive hotspots and sound effects guide you as you follow the footsteps of the ancient Nabataeans. This 2000-year-old civilization miraculously transformed the harshest of deserts into an oasis of life and culture.

Wander through the winding pathway of Al Siq to the Treasury, Petra’s most famous landmark. Look all around in 360º to explore every detail of this elaborate carved facade recognizable from movies like “Indiana Jones” and “Transformers.”

Treasury_600x338_Grey.gif

Make your way past Petra’s carved theatre and hidden tombs until you reach Al Deir, or the Monastery. No trip to Petra is complete without staring up in awe at its grandeur. The doorway alone is eight meters tall!

Monastery_600x338_blog_grey.gif

Of course, nothing can compare to visiting Petra in real life. But now anyone with an internet connection can trek this remarkable UNESCO Heritage Site like never before—and we hope this 360º experience inspires a new generation of tourists to come to visit the rose-red city for themselves. Start your tour now on your mobile phone at g.co/PetraVR.


A virtual trek through Petra with Google Cardboard

Jan 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  google vr maps

Last year, we launched a virtual tour of Petra and more than 30 historical sites across Jordan in Google Street View. The interactive Maps experience took visitors on an intimate journey into Jordan’s lost city of stone—and now, we’ve made this historic trek even more immersive with a 360º experience for Google Cardboard.  

Petra_Blog_Cardboard_Creative_V2_grey.png

We’ve used 360º mapping, aerial imagery and millions of photos stitched together, to recreate six of Petra’s most beautiful and iconic panoramas for you to explore. Audio narration, interactive hotspots and sound effects guide you as you follow the footsteps of the ancient Nabataeans. This 2000-year-old civilization miraculously transformed the harshest of deserts into an oasis of life and culture.

Wander through the winding pathway of Al Siq to the Treasury, Petra’s most famous landmark. Look all around in 360º to explore every detail of this elaborate carved facade recognizable from movies like “Indiana Jones” and “Transformers.”

Treasury_600x338_Grey.gif

Make your way past Petra’s carved theatre and hidden tombs until you reach Al Deir, or the Monastery. No trip to Petra is complete without staring up in awe at its grandeur. The doorway alone is eight meters tall!

Monastery_600x338_blog_grey.gif

Of course, nothing can compare to visiting Petra in real life. But now anyone with an internet connection can trek this remarkable UNESCO Heritage Site like never before—and we hope this 360º experience inspires a new generation of tourists to come to visit the rose-red city for themselves. Start your tour now on your mobile phone at g.co/PetraVR.


The Benefits of Becoming GIS Cloud Partner

Jan 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog consulting gis gis cloud partners program

Next week, on January 25th, we will host a webinar “Why Become GIS Cloud Partner”, highlighting the benefits of becoming GIS Cloud partner. Our Partners network includes numerous companies interested in extending the capabilities of their clients, offering existing or customized GIS solutions. As we are continually looking into targeting new market segments and local...


Supporting Economic Recovery in Former Automotive Communities

Jan 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  brownfields redevelopment our planet, our home rcra

By: Greg Rudloff The Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response trust (RACER) was created by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court to clean up and position for redevelopment former General Motors (GM) properties. EPA and state environmental programs work with RACER to review, approve and undertake response actions to address contamination at each property. Here are a few(...)


FME 2017 Sneak Peek: Parameters, Parameters, Parameters…

Jan 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  feature type fme desktop fme evangelist parameter editor parameters

We've made quite a few improvements in 2017 to make it easier to access, set, and use different FME parameters. And as much as I like surprising people with nice, shiny presents, it's probably better you know about these changes in advance.

So read on and you'll be able to leap straight in to using 2017 and keep on making all your amazing FME creations!

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Smooshing Layers Together for Normalized Maps

Jan 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing arcgis online cartographic design distribution fast food

If you orbit anywhere near GIS, you probably saw the seminal cultural comment on non-normalized mapping from the one and only Randall Munroe. If you are a cartographer, you probably took it to heart and gave it a gleeful barbaric … Continue reading


2016: A year of Geospatial Growing Pains

Jan 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  opinions tl;dr

As 2016 has just ended, it is a good time to reflect. The rapid evolution of the geospatial industry has continued this year. The technology is advancing at a breathtaking pace. Platforms and SaaS have become part of the vernacular. New terms have emerged like Web GIS. Rapid change is upon us. 2016: A Year […]

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