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‘Please Return to the Map Center’

Apr 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  bpl education funny

April 19th: The day the Leventhal Map Center finally snapped.


Global Elevation Analysis Services Enhanced with Higher Resolution Data

Apr 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing apps arcgis online arcgis pro arcmap

Elevation is a common foundational layer for your work in 3D; it’s the layer you place your features on, above, or below. ArcGIS comes with a ready-to-use global 3D terrain layer. This elevation data is generated from NASA’s Shuttle Radar … Continue reading


Burmese Maps at Cambridge

Apr 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps burma cambridge cloth libraries

Natasha Pairaudeau: “Imagine maps as big as bedsheets, and then imagine the sheets big enough for beds made wide enough to sleep extended families. Only such a double stretch of the imagination can provide the scale of the three Burmese maps in the University Library’s collection, which have recently been made available online in digital format.” … Continue reading "Burmese Maps at Cambridge"


Tube Maps of the Thames

Apr 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  cities london river bus tfl thames

Transport for London also operates river buses along the Thames; their maps of the London River Services are very much in the Tube map vein, in both tourist and non-tourist versions: Of the tourist version Ollie O’Brien of Mapping London says this: “We like the pseudo-tube-map styling, although it could of course be simplified even … Continue reading "Tube Maps of the Thames"


Top 5 most interesting Esri DevSummit videos

Apr 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  dev summit devsummit esrim programming

The most recent Esri DevSummit took place from March 7-10 in Palm Springs. The DevSummit in general is geared at web developers who work with Esri technology and offers an overview of the most recent Esri technology. For those who couldn´t visit the event, Esri published a number of videos from the plenary session on […]

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USGS “Water On-the-Go” App Helps Keep Texans Safe with Current Stream Conditions

Apr 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  apps flood mapping giscience usgs

For more than 100 years, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has monitored flow in selected streams and rivers across Texas. The information collected at USGS monitoring stations is routinely used for water supply and management, monitoring floods and droughts, bridge and road design, determination of flood risk, and for many recreational activities. Following a period […]

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Tree Maintenance Made Easy with GIS Cloud

Apr 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  events gis gis cloud webinar

In the GIS Cloud for Tree Inventory and Inspection webinar, we discussed uses of GIS for arborists and forestry workers. The webinar included use cases, benefits as well as the live demo of GIS Cloud showing its value and role in the tree inventory process. As the webinar attracted a lot of interest, we decided to […]

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Sensory processing and making maps through creative abstraction

Apr 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  giscience maps research

The human mind is wired to observe variance in visual gradients, something that can be commonly observed with density or weather maps. Sensory processing is something that all people innately have, though in some instances there is unique variability such as in cases ranging from synthesia to autism. Being able to appeal to the learning […]

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The Earth is up for adoption; claim your stake from NASA!

Apr 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  climate change earth day geo news geography nasa

NASA enjoys a vantage point over this great blue orb we call home like none other. Its fleet of earth observation satellites and air- and ground-based sensors keep a track of everything from the vast oceans and the mountains to the air we breathe. The space agency knows exactly how badly we are screwing up […]

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Use Web AppBuilder to create configurable app templates

Apr 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis online web appbuilder web appbuilder tutorial

Once you’ve authored a map, you can complete the user experience by creating a web app. You can create a web app by choosing from a pre-established collection of  configurable app templates, or using Web AppBuilder to create a custom … Continue reading


USGS “Water On-the-Go” App Helps Keep Texans Safe with Current Stream Conditions

Apr 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  apps flood mapping giscience usgs

For more than 100 years, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has monitored flow in selected streams and rivers across Texas. The information collected at USGS monitoring stations is routinely used for water supply and management, monitoring floods and droughts, bridge and road design, determination of flood risk, and for many recreational activities. Following a period […]

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Tree Maintenance Made Easy with GIS Cloud

Apr 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  events gis gis cloud webinar

In the GIS Cloud for Tree Inventory and Inspection webinar, we discussed uses of GIS for arborists and forestry workers. The webinar included use cases, benefits as well as the live demo of GIS Cloud showing its value and role in the tree inventory process. As the webinar attracted a lot of interest, we decided to […]

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Sensory processing and making maps through creative abstraction

Apr 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  giscience maps research

The human mind is wired to observe variance in visual gradients, something that can be commonly observed with density or weather maps. Sensory processing is something that all people innately have, though in some instances there is unique variability such as in cases ranging from synthesia to autism. Being able to appeal to the learning […]

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The Earth is up for adoption; claim your stake from NASA!

Apr 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  climate change earth day geo news geography nasa

NASA enjoys a vantage point over this great blue orb we call home like none other. Its fleet of earth observation satellites and air- and ground-based sensors keep a track of everything from the vast oceans and the mountains to the air we breathe. The space agency knows exactly how badly we are screwing up […]

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Use Web AppBuilder to create configurable app templates

Apr 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis online web appbuilder web appbuilder tutorial

Once you’ve authored a map, you can complete the user experience by creating a web app. You can create a web app by choosing from a pre-established collection of  configurable app templates, or using Web AppBuilder to create a custom … Continue reading