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Traveling Bed Bug Free During Vacation

Mar 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  bed bugs greening the apple insect bites integrated pest management

by Marcia Anderson A close friend, Sandra, recently contacted me for advice on a bed bug incident she had in a shore bungalow she had rented for a family vacation. It was not until the family noticed strange bites on the second and third mornings in the bungalow that they thought to look for bugs.(...)

Survey123 for ArcGIS 2.0 Beta Program is now open

Mar 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis enterprise arcgis online beta electric & gas

. . Survey123 for ArcGIS version 2 is in the making and we invite you to actively participate through our Survey123 Beta Program. Our plan is to release version 2.0 in April 2017, but you can now gain early access … Continue reading

Webinar: GIS Cloud for Tree Inventory and Inspection

Mar 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  arborists blog forestry gis cloud natural resources

On Thursday, 23rd of March, we will hold a webinar focused on presenting GIS Cloud solutions for Tree Inspection and Inventory.   GIS in the cloud is one of the most useful tools in tree inventory and inspection for arborists and forestry workers. It helps municipalities, contractors, management and field staff to plan, organize, coordinate,...

DigitalGlobe Acquired by MDA

Mar 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  3d cities analytics big data climate change cloud

According to a press release, on February 24th, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (“MDA”) (TSX: MDA), a Canadian multinational communications and information company providing technology solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide, and Colorado-based DigitalGlobe, Inc. (“DigitalGlobe”) (NYSE: DGI), a global leader in Earth imagery and geospatial content, announced they have entered into a definitive […]

Eleanor Lutz’s Goddesses of Venus

Mar 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  astronomy toponyms venus

Last year Eleanor Lutz published a medieval map of Mars that, while not strictly medieval in style, was a magnificent application of an ostensibly old aesthetic to a very modern map subject. Now she’s produced a sequel: The Goddesses of Venus is an annotated map that explores the etymological origins of each of Venus’s features, nearly all of … Continue reading "Eleanor Lutz’s Goddesses of Venus"

Mapping Bomb Threats Against Jewish Organizations

Mar 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antisemitism crime usa

ProPublica is tracking—and mapping—bomb threats against Jewish organizations and community centers in the United States. As of this moment, there have been 133 threats against 99 locations since January 1st.

Rodney W. Shirley

Mar 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps obituaries

According to a Facebook post by the Washington Map Society’s Bert Johnson, Rodney W. Shirley, the author of several books of cartographic antiquarian research, including The Mapping of the World, Courtiers and Cannibals, Angels and Amazons, and other titles on early printed maps, died last Saturday. I have not been able to find an obituary or other notice; I will … Continue reading "Rodney W. Shirley"

A ‘Serio-Comic Map’ for the Modern Age

Mar 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  art caricature maps cartoons

interesting job for private client; map a la 20thC political cartoon maps of Fred Rose etc; have taken liberties with geography — Andy Davey (@DaveyCartoons) December 12, 2016 Last December political cartoonist Andy Davey posted a modern-day caricature map that hearkens back to the eve of the First World War, when such “serio-comic” cartographic … Continue reading "A ‘Serio-Comic Map’ for the Modern Age"

The Omitted Island

Mar 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  canada map errors pei

Canada is apparently suffering from an outbreak of maps that omit Prince Edward Island, and islanders are upset about it: culprits include a map at Vancouver’s airport, and a t-shirt sold by Hudson’s Bay Company. To be sure, in neither case are the maps meant for navigation, but this is a country where regional representation is a touchy … Continue reading "The Omitted Island"

Known Issue with Summary Variables and Polygon Analysis Mask in Space Time Pattern Mining Tools

Mar 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing arcgis pro arcmap spatial statistics

Under the specific set of conditions outlined below, analyzing a Space Time Cube using either Emerging Hot Spot Analysis or Local Outlier Analysis is not working correctly. The large majority of workflows are not affected. The issue occurs when you … Continue reading