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This Week in EPA Science

Dec 23 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  it all starts with science

By Kacey Fitzpatrick Kick off your holiday weekend with some science! Here’s the latest in EPA research. New CompTox Approach Targets Thyroid We are exposed to chemicals everyday— either through chemicals in the environment, in our food or water, or by using consumer products. EPA evaluates these chemicals to help protect our health. Recent EPA(...)


Top 20 most inspiring TED videos about maps and geography

Dec 23 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  featured ted topgeo

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an amazing initiative that organizes events where inspiring people share their inspiring research, work and ideas. For the upcoming holidays we’ve rounded up 20 of the most inspirational and interesting TED talks about maps and geography out there. No matthew if you want it or not watching YouTube videos will most […]

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Mapping Santas Around the World

Dec 23 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Esri Insider under tags  story maps storytelling with maps

An Esri Story Map for the Holidays In the United States, Santa Claus, the jolly bearer of gifts with a long white beard, has been around in the familiar form we know today since roughly the 1823 publication of the … Continue reading


Google’s Santa Tracker – explore Christmas by tracking Santa’s footsteps

Dec 23 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  christmas geo news google santa santa tracker

Christmas is just around the corner. It’s time to decorate the Christmas tree, stuff stockings, drink eggnog with friends and most importantly… Open gifts. When I was a kid I was always looking forward for this time of the year. It was magical. I counted each day till X-mas, and I remember how much I […]

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Google’s latest game turns scribbles into satellite imagery

Dec 23 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  google machine learning offbeat satellite imagery

  “Land Lines” from Google is a really addictive game that converts your random scribble into an actual geometric pattern that is visible from space. And its right in time for the holidays. All you got to do is to drag or draw across the screen and “Land Lines” will complete the picture for you – finding a […]

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ArcGIS JSAPI Accessor and Widgets!

Dec 23 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  arcgis esri javascript

The latest release of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.2 introduced some vew and improved features. One feature, that isn’t really new in 4.x, but has been more thoroughly documented is the Accessor. I’ve covered Accessor before on this blog, and for good reason, it is so powerful! Accessor I’m a huge fan of Accessor,...

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Introducing Trek2There (by Esri Labs)

Dec 23 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app developers apps appstudio for arcgis collector developers

. . This blog introduces Trek2There, a new mobile app Esri Labs just published to the Google Play and iTunes app stores. You can think of this app as a smart compass that will always point to your destination.  Unlike an … Continue reading


Why do we have seasons on Earth?

Dec 22 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  geography season

Yesterday we experienced a shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. The December solstice happens every year around December, 21st. This made me want to think about why do we seasons on Earth? In theory we all know it but in practice you might want to refresh you basic geographic knowledge… We experience seasons […]

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GIS Cloud whishes you Joyful Holidays

Dec 22 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog cloud events gis mapping

  Dear Mapping Community, As we are wrapping up another busy and hard working year, we are excited for everything we achieved during the last twelve months, and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been ‘cooking under the hood’. 2017 will be full of surprises for our community and we can promise some...


New CompTox Approach Targets Thyroid

Dec 22 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  chemical research computational toxicology endocrine disruptor screening program it all starts with science

By Michaela Burns We get exposed to chemicals everyday— either through chemicals in the environment, in our food or water, or by using consumer products such as shampoos, colognes, and perfumes.  Chemicals help these products to do their jobs—whether cleaning your body or making you smell good. Working with industry and other interest groups, EPA(...)