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Using VueJS with ArcGIS API for JavaScript

Oct 19 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  arcgis esri javascript vuejs

It’s no secret that I am a fan of JavaScript frameworks. One little framework I haven’t touched in a long time is VueJS. What I really like about VueJS is that it is a very simple to use JavaScript framework that provides a big benefit to developers that want a templating library without all the...

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Staff Spotlight: Brook Lenker

Oct 17 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles fractracker alliance our perspectives pa pennsylvania

As the last article in our staff spotlight series, learn more about Executive Director, Brook Lenker, and how his early environmental work in Pennsylvania brought him to FracTracker Alliance. Time with FracTracker: 5 years Education: I graduated from Towson University near Baltimore in 1989 with a degree in geography and environmental planning. I loved the course of study so much that […]

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Sensitive Receptors near Fracked Oil & Gas Wells

Oct 14 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  ar articles ca co data and analysis

FracTracker Alliance has been working with the Frontier Group and Environment America on a nationwide assessment of “fracked” oil and gas wells. The report is titled Dangerous and Close, Fracking Puts the Nation’s Most Vulnerable People at Risk. The assessment analyzed the locations of fracked wells and identified where the fracking has occurred near locations where […]

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ACLU Criticizes Social Media for Allowing Access to Content

Oct 14 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  crowdsourcing data emergency response geospatial gis

An article this week in The New York Times Police Use Surveillance Tool to Scan Social Media about Chicago company Geofeedia’s use of text, photos and videos from social media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to aid in law enforcement sparks controversy about law enforcement vs. civil liberties. The use of location technology to […]


UCL Synergies podcast – Congo Citizen Science

Oct 13 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay's personal blog under tags  anthropology citizen science environmental information extreme citizen science human–computer interaction

The “UCL Synergies podcasts” is series of interviews with researchers who are working on a shared problem from two disciplinary perspective. It is part of the activities to demonstrate how UCL addresses the grand challenges. The series itself is an excellent  demonstration of the issues that come up in interdisciplinary research and you can find … Continue reading UCL Synergies podcast – Congo Citizen Science


Intro to Dojo2 with ArcGIS API for JavaScript

Oct 12 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  arcgis dojo esri javascript

Dojo 2 has been in the works for quite some time. It is finally at a stage where most of the packages are in either alpha or beta and can be tested. You can find more information about the status of each Dojo 2 package here. SitePen has put a lot of work into making...

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MetaSUB Use Case: Building Healthier and Smarter Cities with the Help of GIS

Oct 06 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog cloud gis field data collection gis cloud mapping pathogens

One of the cloud-based GIS applications in creating a smart city and a more responsive and sustainable environment is in public health. Increasing urbanization and a significant growth of international transport of people and goods creates unique challenges for the disease control and prevention in urban areas. These challenges are not new, nor are the...


Intro to ArcGIS SceneViewer

Oct 04 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  arcgis esri gis

The SceneViewer application in the ArcGIS Platform is very similar to the MapViewer. However, the SceneViewer is designed specifically to set up your Scenes for use in your applications. The workflow is that you would author your WebScenes in ArcGIS Pro and publish those scenes to your ArcGIS Online account. You can then use the...

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GIScience 2016 notes

Oct 01 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay's personal blog under tags  #gisci16 concepts conference gis giscience

The bi-annual Geographic Information Science conference is one of the focal point on the field. This year, it was held in Montreal. You can find my talk in a long and separate post. Here are some notes of talks that I took during the meeting. The conference started with reasons for the location, and a … Continue reading GIScience 2016 notes


Now you can see your Google Calendar events in Google Maps

Oct 01 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  calendar maps

In our latest update, Google Maps teams up with Google Calendar to make it even easier to get where you need to go. Starting today, Android users worldwide will start to see their Google Calendar events on Google Maps. So whether you're heading to a family dinner or getting subway directions to a birthday party, you can now quickly and easily access your events directly from the map.

To ensure that your events appear on Google Maps, enter the address in the “Where” box when you create an event in Google Calendar. As long as you’re signed into both Google Calendar and Google Maps, the next time you open Google Maps you’ll see your Google Calendar events right there on the map. We've also introduced a new "Upcoming" tab where you'll see a list of your upcoming events. Simply open the sidebar menu, tap “Your Places” and then tap “Upcoming.” If you don’t want to see specific events on the map, you can hide them by tapping on the event from the map and then tapping “Dismiss.” 

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Seeing your Google Calendar events on Google Maps is the newest way to save time and make the most of every day.  Here's a list of existing Google Maps features that help you personalize your experience by surfacing important information where it matters most. 

Save home and work addresses

A lot of trips start or end from home and work, so save your home and work addresses to get directions in seconds. You can also add a little flair to your map by using your favorite sticker to mark home and work on the map. Search for “Home” in Google Maps or open “Your Places” to get started.

Label frequently visited places or upcoming destinations

Want to be able to simply say “OK Google, navigate to daycare?” You can. Just open Google Maps, search for the address you want to label, press the label button, and enter a name. The next time you type the name into the search box in Google Maps, your label will be a suggested result.

Your bookings and reservations from Gmail

When you receive confirmation emails for hotel, flight or restaurant reservations in Gmail, we show that information in Google Maps for easy access when on the go. These events also appear in the new “Upcoming” tab in “Your Places.”

See your Google contacts on the map

Your Google contacts will appear on Google Maps as well. Rather than memorizing your coworker or cousin’s address, you can get directions by typing their name in the search box (as long as you have an address attached to their contact info).

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To manage all your personal content and how it appears on Google Maps, you can use the new personal content manager under the settings tab in the side menu. Simply toggle off what you don’t want to show and toggle on what’s most helpful to you.