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Mapping in the Enlightenment

May 02 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  1700s antique maps exhibitions libraries

Mapping in the Enlightenment: Science, Innovation, and the Public Sphere, an exhibition at the University of Michigan’s William L. Clements Library, “uses examples from the Clements Library collection to tell the story of creating, distributing, and using maps during the long 18th century. Enlightenment thinking stimulated the effort to make more accurate maps, encouraged the … Continue reading "Mapping in the Enlightenment"


Violations and Monitoring in Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River Basin

May 02 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles data and analysis impact impacts monitoring

The Susquehanna River is a 444-mile long waterway extending from the area around Cooperstown, New York to the Chesapeake Bay. In Pennsylvania, the basin includes more than 37,000 miles of streams that feed into the river, which capture the precipitation of more than 20,000 square miles of land, and is home to over 3.3 million […]

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National Biomass Map

May 02 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  environmental forestry

The Democratic Republic of Congo has become the first African country to build a national biomass map using LiDAR, furthering the scientific underpinning of their REDD+ processes. WWF-DRC launched the Carbon Map and Model project in 2012, in partnership with … Continue reading

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A Programming Note

May 02 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  housekeeping

Just to let you know that I’ll be moving house throughout the month of May; as a result, posts to The Map Room may be a bit more erratic and sporadic than normal this month. (Not that posts aren’t already erratic and sporadic, but you get the idea.)


Multispectral Lidar

May 01 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  remote sensing research

The use of multispectral cameras to remotely sense land cover over wide areas has been used for a number of years. More recently the use of multiple wavelength lidar sensors are being studied with the hope of more accurately classifying … Continue reading

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Picturing Places and the Klencke Atlas

Apr 28 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  1600s antique maps british library digitization klencke

This week the British Library launched an online collection of digitized “topographical materials” (i.e., views of and writings about places) called Picturing Places. More than 500 items—paintings, prints, drawings, texts and yes, maps—so far, sorted by theme and with dozens of accompanying articles. Picturing Places demonstrates that topography involves far more than straightforward ‘pictorial evidence’ of what a … Continue reading "Picturing Places and the Klencke Atlas"


The Penguin Projection

Apr 28 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antarctica cartography map projections

“A world map tells a lot about the person who has made it, or about the market it is made for,” says Frans Blok. The edges of equatorial projections are determined so as to put the map’s audience at the centre of the map: European maps put the Bering Strait at the edges, Australian and Asian maps the … Continue reading "The Penguin Projection"


Electron with ArcGIS API for JavaScript

Apr 27 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  arcgis electron esri javascript

Many moons ago, I tried my hand at some Electron. I even tried it out with esri-leaflet and it was pretty straightforward. Recently, a couple of github issues popped up related to this and I realized, I had not talked about how I was using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript with Electron. There is one...

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Leica BLK360 3D Scanner and Software Pack a Big Punch in a Little Body

Apr 27 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  3d cities analytics arcgis arcpad autodesk

Leica introduced its BLK360 3D scanner at Autodesk University 2016, which was met with great awe when attendees saw how small it is. It is 6.5 inches tall and four inches in diameter, weighing 2.2 lbs., and has one single button on its housing, giving the impression of a Star Trek device. But the minimalist design has […]


Using GIS Cloud for Efficient Inspection of Hydroelectric Reservoirs in Brazil

Apr 27 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog gis gis cloud hydroelectric plant inspecting and overseeing

This is a use case featuring Socioambiental Consultores Associados, a company located in Florianópolis, Brazil. Learn more on how they use GIS Cloud for inspecting and overseeing the Permanent Protection Areas of reservoirs of the Hydroelectric Power Plants on the Uruguay River.   Since 1985, the Socioambiental Consultores Associados have been focused on providing solutions...