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Self-Driving cars to be operated from Call Centres?

Jan 11 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  nissan self-driving cars self driving car

What happens when a Self-driving cars gets into a tricky situation where it is unable to decide what to do? Nissan thinks the answer is “Seamless Autonomous Mobility” aka call centres staffed by Humans. In an interview to Wired, Nissan’s R&D chief Maarten Sierhuis said that he believes that the truly Self-driving car is an unreachable short-term goal. […]

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50,000 Kilowatt Hours of Solar Power

Jan 11 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  air carbon dioxide electricity fossil fuel greenhouse gas

By Steve Donohue On a recent sunny Sunday (appropriately enough) the meter for the solar photovoltaic (PV) system on our home showed we had produced 50,000 kWh of clean renewable electricity! This is a major milestone to me but what does it really mean? The EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator helps translate abstract measurements like(...)


xkcd’s Liquid Resize Map Projection

Jan 11 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  art comics funny map projections xkcd

Every so often Randall Monroe puts up a map-related xkcd cartoon, and each time I dutifully post about it. This morning’s is called “Bad Map Projection: Liquid Resize.” Or: when Photoshop algorithms attack.


In this video tutorial you will learn step by step how to code your first web map in Leaflet

Jan 11 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  coding programming tutorials

Coding web maps becomes one of the key skills to land a good job in the geo industry. With the large variety of different libraries and APIs it’s actually much easier than you might think. We’ve partnered with Kuba Konczyk – author of awesome online webinars on web maps coding and we’re bringing to you a series […]

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Esri Powers New Long Beach Online Hub

Jan 10 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Esri Insider under tags  citizen engagement community development gis industry focus managing gis

City Website Empowers Citizens and Businesses with Open Data and Apps Long Beach, California, just launched a comprehensive data hub called DataLB, which makes the city’s data available to the public online. Using Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) platform, DataLB … Continue reading


Sohei Nishino at SFMOMA

Jan 10 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  art cities exhibitions photography

An exhibition of Sohei Nishino’s work is taking place right now at SFMOMA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In his Diorama Map series, Nishino assembles patchwork-quilt aerial views of cities from thousands of his photographs; each city is thrown deep into its own uncanny valley. Here’s an Atlas Obscura profile from last November. New Work: Sohei … Continue reading "Sohei Nishino at SFMOMA"


Partnering to Protect Public Health, One Community at a Time

Jan 10 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  it all starts with science memorandum of understanding public health

By Tom Burke, PhD, MPH One of the really cool things about my job is seeing how EPA science is making a difference – for EPA, states, tribes and local governments, international agencies, and communities. Our research looks at the many aspects that make up a healthy environment and community, like clean air and water(...)


Environmental Justice Comes to Salt Creek

Jan 10 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  environmental justice our planet, our home salt creek water

By Michael Wenstrom Several years ago I traveled to Pueblo, Colorado in response to a request from a local resident. I was asked to sit in on a meeting to hear a discussion about the presence of a legally-permitted auto dismantling yard and aluminum smelter in a residential neighborhood. The neighborhood was Salt Creek. The(...)


New Frac Sand Resources on FracTracker.org

Jan 10 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  ar articles data data and analysis data transparency

We’ve added several new frac sand resources for visitors to our website this month, including a map of frac sand mines, as well as geolocated data you can download. Explore these resources using the map and links below: Updated Frac Sand Mining Map View map fullscreen | How FracTracker maps work On the map above you can […]

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A Culture Built on Fun: My Co-Op Term at Safe Software

Jan 10 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about fme careers co-op employment human resources

Co-op students have been an integral part of Safe Software for over 20 years, contributing to core FME technology and often returning as full-time software developers. Today we welcome Marinah Zhao to the blog, a fourth year engineering student at UBC. Marinah was a valuable member of our FME Server team in Fall 2016. I had heard from some classmates that […]

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