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#ThisisFamily: how we're celebrating Pride

Jun 14 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  arts & culture gmail google play google.org maps

It’s the middle of the middle month of a choppy year and I’m thinking about how we stay steady. I’m thinking about ballasts, the heavy things—weighty, substantive—employed in ships to lend balance. My ballast is my family, and I’m lucky enough to have a few. There’s the family of my blood, those mad geniuses who share my last name; the family of my friends, wild spirits exploring the limits of what’s possible; and, last but not least, the family I walked into when I came to Google.

This Pride, Google and Google’s LGBTQ+ community are celebrating families big and small, chosen or inherited, as part of #ThisIsFamily. We encourage you to post on social media about the people who make up your family (no matter how you define it) and to donate to nonprofits like PFLAG, It Gets Better and GLAAD. Google.org has pledged to match up to $100,000 in total in donations to these three organizations during the month of June.

That’s not the only way we’re celebrating Pride. In typical Google fashion, we’re helping you connect with the world around you (and having a bit of fun) across our products:

  • In Google Maps, this year's parade routes are paved with rainbows.
  • You'll find rainbow "easter eggs" scattered through Google Search and G Suite, and you can join the fun from your desktop by switching your Gmail to a Pride theme for the month of June.
  • Google Play Newsstand has a special feature page for Pride-related coverage.
  • On YouTube, we're celebrating the LGBTQ+ creators who are #ProudToCreate a better future with their imagination, creativity, talent, and truth through our YouTube Spotlight Channel, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • We continue to help businesses declare their establishments "LGBTQ+ Friendly" or "Transgender Safe Space" on their business listings in Google Maps and Google Search.
  • One year on from our initial donation to the LGBT Center of New York in collaboration with the National Parks Foundation, Google.org is contributing another $500,000 (for a total of $1.5 Million) to the Center to help with the digitization of LGBTQ+ history. The project is called Stonewall Forever, and we need your help to find, preserve, and share the untold stories of LGBTQ+ history.
  • Google Arts & Culture has a dedicated Pride collection celebrating LGBTQ+ history, with 20 exhibits and over 2,700 artifacts, part of which comes from the Stonewall Forever project. 

Ballasts, like families, help us stay steady amidst comotion. Paradoxically, maybe, these heavy things also lift us up.

Celebrating Pride, from our families to yours.


AppStudio for ArcGIS at Esri User Conference 2018

Jun 14 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app appstudio esri uc 2018 survey123 uc 2018

AppStudio for ArcGIS at Esri User Conference 2018


Trimble TBC v4.10 Simplifies the Creation of GIS Deliverables

Jun 14 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  analytics arcgis asset management big data climate change

In May, Trimble announced version 4.1 of Trimble® Business Center office software designed for surveyors and geospatial professionals to simplify the creation of cadastral, GIS, infrastructure inspection and tunneling deliverables. Using new cloud-based data synchronization and workflow task management capabilities, Version 4.1 provides seamless integration with Trimble Access™ 2018 field software to improve field-to-office productivity. […]


Two More Big Announcements from Hexagon

Jun 14 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling blk3d edge computing hexagon leica geosystems

Leica Geosystems made two new major product announcements yesterday that deserve your attention. From the press releases. The first is the launch of the Leica RTC360, a laser scanner equipped with edge computing technology to enable fast and highly accurate … Continue reading

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Active Fires Visualization

Jun 13 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  cartography firefly fires jsapi3 mapping and visualization

A work in progress application visualizing Active Fires in the United States using the ArcGIS JavaScript API


Administering Your Collaboration – Tips and Tricks

Jun 13 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis enterprise arcgis online data management distributed collaboration sharing and collaboration

Tips and tricks on administering a collaboration.


Inspection Video Promotes Clean Water, Healthy Farms

Jun 13 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  conservation agriculture environmental inspections healthy waters poultry farmers

by Tom Damm Spoiler alert!  Everyone wins. A new video is benefiting farmers and regulators alike by taking the mystery out of farm inspections. The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association collaborated with EPA employees to produce a video that demonstrates … Continue reading


Versioned Data and Feature Service Sync Offline

Jun 13 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  10.6.1 administration arcgis data management feature services

This article focuses on taking your sync-enabled versioned feature service offline.


Xalt is the Big Leap for Hexagon

Jun 13 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling ai airborne lidar artifical perception artificial intelligence

The much anticipated news coming out of Las Vegas last night at the HxGN Live event was presented by Ola Rollen at his keynote. It’s being called Xalt and its a bold move for a traditional sensor company that is … Continue reading

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Esri User Conference 2018 – Free GIS Data Health Checks

Jun 13 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  announcements arcgis data reviewer arcgis for local government arcgis for water data health checks

Free GIS data health checks are back at the 2018 Esri User Conference in July! Sign-up now: https://go.esri.com/dhc-uc18.


Administering Your Collaboration – Tips and Tricks

Jun 13 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis enterprise arcgis online data management distributed collaboration sharing and collaboration

Tips and tricks on administering a collaboration.


Inspection Video Promotes Clean Water, Healthy Farms

Jun 13 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  conservation agriculture environmental inspections healthy waters poultry farmers

by Tom Damm Spoiler alert!  Everyone wins. A new video is benefiting farmers and regulators alike by taking the mystery out of farm inspections. The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association collaborated with EPA employees to produce a video that demonstrates … Continue reading


Versioned Data and Feature Service Sync Offline

Jun 13 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  10.6.1 administration arcgis data management feature services

This article focuses on taking your sync-enabled versioned feature service offline.


Xalt is the Big Leap for Hexagon

Jun 13 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling ai airborne lidar artifical perception artificial intelligence

The much anticipated news coming out of Las Vegas last night at the HxGN Live event was presented by Ola Rollen at his keynote. It’s being called Xalt and its a bold move for a traditional sensor company that is … Continue reading

The post Xalt is the Big Leap for Hexagon appeared first on In The Scan.


Esri User Conference 2018 – Free GIS Data Health Checks

Jun 13 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  announcements arcgis data reviewer arcgis for local government arcgis for water data health checks

Free GIS data health checks are back at the 2018 Esri User Conference in July! Sign-up now: https://go.esri.com/dhc-uc18.