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Intro to ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript Sale!

Nov 24 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  arcgis esri javascript

This weekend is a holiday weekend in the states, but I want to say thank you to all my readers and everyone who has purchased any of my books, either ArcGIS Web Development or Intro to ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript! To say thank you, I wanted to offer you a $5 off my latest...

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Top 14 maps and charts that explain Thanksgiving

Nov 24 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  featured maps thanksgiving topgeo

Today is the fourth Thursday of November which means that people in the US celebrate Thanksgiving. This compilation of maps, charts and infographics is trying to capture the numbers and geographies behind the holiday. But what Thanksgiving is truly about? Coming together and seeking peace, despite our differences. 1. The origins of Thanksgiving source: NatGeo Education […]

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3 Inspiring Earth Observation Apps Built Using FME Cloud

Nov 24 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  100:1 about our customers amazon amazon open data program api

Supported by the UK Space Agency, Sterling Geo have been embarking on an innovative project to demonstrate the practical value of earth observation data. Sterling Geo used FME Cloud to quickly create apps that turn raw data into useful intelligence. Their project has uncovered a way to rapidly deploy purpose-built applications without requiring capital investment […]

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Is the store crowded? Google Maps now lets you check it in real-time

Nov 24 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  apps data science google google maps machine learning

Google Maps gets another awesome update, just in time for the famed Black Friday shopping craze – the ability to check how crowded a particular store is in real-time! Google has announced the new feature will be available under the Popular Times section in Google Search and Maps that was introduced last year. Popular Times was already […]

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Updated Pipeline Incident Analysis

Nov 24 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles data and analysis incidents national phmsa

By Matt Kelso, Manager of Data & Technology As massive new pipeline projects continue to generate news, the existing midstream infrastructure that’s hidden beneath our feet continues to be problematic on a daily basis. Since 2010, there have been 4,215 pipeline incidents resulting in 100 reported fatalities, 470 injuries, and property damage exceeding $3.4 billion. […]

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Great Circles in Cardboard

Nov 24 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  aviation great circle memorabilia orthodrome

The Global Map is a neat toy from the 1940s. The whole thing is just under one by two feet in area, and consists of two rotating hemispheres that touch at a single point, with the purpose of showing the shortest distance by air or sea between two points—a quick and dirty way of showing … Continue reading "Great Circles in Cardboard"


Mapping Post-Election Violence in the U.S.

Nov 24 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  2016 us elections politics usa

Crisis mapper Ushahidi is turning its focus to the United States, with an interactive map that collects reports of post-election violence, hate speech, protests and harassment. [The Verge]


Giving Thanks

Nov 23 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  uncategorized

Here in the U.S. we are celebrating Thanksgiving this week. It’s a perfect time to be thankful for all we have and to reach out to someone less fortunate perhaps by volunteering or making a gift. Enjoy and please remember … Continue reading

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Down by the Riverside

Nov 23 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  delaware river healthy waters pcb contamination stormwater management

by Tom Damm One of the ways I intend to work off my Thanksgiving excess is to bike along the Delaware River. If it’s like the past few weekends, I’ll be carefully riding by families, couples and individuals enjoying nature on a crisp fall day beside one of the nation’s most iconic waterbodies. On these(...)


Would the Last Person Left on the Desktop Please Turn Out the Lights?

Nov 23 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about data au 2016 autodesk autodesk university aws

It isn’t every day you get to witness a $3-billion-per-year company massively reinvent itself.  But I got to last week at Autodesk University 2016. Now, to be fair, Autodesk’s trajectory from the desktop into the infinite computing afforded by the cloud has been pretty clear for the past several years.  But the magnitude and velocity […]

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