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Docker and FME: Driver and Worker Workflows

Feb 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about fme docker fme cloud fme server networking

The promise of Docker is that it can change how we deploy FME processing capabilities both on-premises and in the cloud. For us, Docker is the ultimate abstraction layer in which to deploy fault-tolerant, scalable solutions. First Docker abstracted compute, then it abstracted networking, and soon it will abstract storage. As someone who did my […]

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xkcd’s Time Zone Map

Feb 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  art comics funny map projections time zones

Randall Munroe is a bad man who is back with another bad map projection to make our eyes bleed. (If he does this often enough he’ll have enough for a book. Heaven forfend.) This one is, like his other maps, fiendishly subtle: it stretches and compresses countries to fit where their time zones ought to be, longitudinally speaking.


Mapping the Past

Feb 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  books surveying

Another book I missed at the time of its publication: Charles Drazen’s Mapping the Past: A Search for Five Brothers at the Edge of Empire (William Henemann, August 2016). It’s a family history: Drazin’s grandfather and brothers were military surveyors from rural Ireland “who travelled around the world as officers in the Royal Engineer Corps—surveying, exploring, mapmaking, fighting— in … Continue reading "Mapping the Past"


Eighth Edition of Map Use

Feb 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  books cartography education gis textbooks

This one slipped past me: the eighth edition of Map Use: Reading Analysis, Interpretation, the college textbook by A. Jon Kimerling, Aileen R. Buckley, Phillip C. Muehrcke and Juliana O. Muehrcke, came out last November from Esri Press. [GIS Lounge]


Where Disaster Strikes

Feb 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps cities earthquakes exhibitions fires

Where Disaster Strikes: Modern Space and the Visualization of Destruction, an exhibition of disaster maps, is taking place now until 19 April at Harvard’s Pusey Library. Floods, fires, earthquakes, volcanoes, bombings, droughts, and even alien invasions: disaster can take many forms. And, although disasters are always felt dramatically, a disaster’s form and location impacts who records … Continue reading "Where Disaster Strikes"


Engraved in Copper

Feb 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps exhibitions libraries mapmaking minnesota

Engraved in Copper: The Art of Mapping Minnesota opened this week at the University of Minnesota’s Elmer L. Andersen Library. “This exhibit highlights unique engraved copper plates used to print topographic maps of Minnesota in the early 1900s, surveying and mapmaking techniques, and government documents related to the process. The plates are part of the … Continue reading "Engraved in Copper"


Laser Scanning Blood Vessels

Feb 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  uncategorized

A team of researchers are using a laser scanning device to investigate the health of blood vessels. It’s still in the early stages of development, but the initial results are promising. “The camera actually goes inside the vessels,” principal author … Continue reading

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Why the PSLV-C37 launch is a ‘big deal’ for commercial Earth Observation

Feb 14 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  earth observation earth observation satellite isro nanosatellites remote sensing

Rocket launches are always exciting but tomorrow’s PSLV-C37 mission is probably the most exciting mission for someone following the developments in the commercial Earth Observation industry. The Indian Space Organization (ISRO) will attempt to launch 104 satellites (which is a record in itself) during the PSLV-C37 (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) mission, including 88 “dove” nanosatellites belonging […]

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Esri’s Ortho Mapping Tools and Drone2Map App Help You Manage Drone Imagery

Feb 14 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  3d aerial imagery apps arcgis pro drone2map

Have a drone? Not sure the best way to manage and process your data? Esri can help! Both Ortho Mapping in ArcGIS Pro 1.4 and Drone2Map for ArcGIS are powerful tools to unlock the full potential of your drone imagery … Continue reading


Fighting Natural Hazards with Satellite Products

Feb 14 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  guest posts landsat remote sensing

Year after year, somewhere on Earth, natural or manmade disasters cause loss of life and widespread destruction, frequently spawning refugee situations. Major disasters can temporarily make existing maps obsolete, rewriting river boundaries, shorelines, and land features in an instant. When disasters strike and decision makers need to understand new situations on the ground, the best […]

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