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Booking fitness classes just got a whole lot easier

Dec 13 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps search

After a holiday season full of delightful indulging, millions of people make an optimistic New Year’s resolution to stay fit or lose the extra pounds they put on from those festive parties and family get-togethers. To help, starting today we’re piloting a new way to easily book fitness and wellness classes. Reserve with Google will be available in Los Angeles, New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, to make keeping up with your resolutions easier than ever.

To book a fitness class, visit the Reserve with Google site on desktop or mobile web. There you can search for fitness studios near you, get great recommendations for fun new classes, or book a spot in the session you already know and love.

How it Works

Over the coming days, you’ll be able to do this right from Google Maps and Google Search, as well.

Reserve with Google Google Maps on desktop
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Reserve with Google is possible through deep partnerships with top scheduling providers you may already use, including MINDBODY, Full Slate, Front Desk, Appointy — and we’ll be adding more, like zingFit, MyTime, and Genbook soon.

So pull out your yoga mat, dust off your running shoes, and fill up that water bottle. Reserve with Google will help make completing your New Year’s resolution as easy as click, click, booked.


Assessing Fire-Damaged Concrete

Dec 13 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  research

Engineering research at The University of Nottingham, UK and Ningbo, China (UNNC) has found laser scanning is a new and viable structural safety technique to detect the damaging effects of fire on concrete. It takes temperatures in excess of 300 … Continue reading

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EPA Releases Final Report of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources

Dec 13 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  drinking water epa connect fracking hydraulic fracturing research

By Tom Burke Clean and safe drinking water is central to public health—something that we work hard every day at EPA to protect. Today, we’ve taken an important step forward in this mission. With the release of our final assessment of the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources, EPA is providing a strong(...)


Miscellaneous Globes

Dec 13 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps coronelli education globemaking globes

Random and miscellaneous globe items: James Wilson was America’s first globe maker; his Bradford, Vermont-based globe factory opened in 1813. Geolounge points to the above illustration of Wilson, undated but from the early 20th century, by Roy Frederic Heinrich. The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center: “Dennis Townsend, a Vermont schoolteacher, created this collapsible, portable, and inexpensive paper globe … Continue reading "Miscellaneous Globes"


NASA’s GIF Library is just what the internet needed

Dec 12 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  gif nasa offbeat

Yes, NASA had an entire collection of GIFs and yes, they decided its time that the internet got their hands on it as well. The Space agency has released its collection of over 450 GIFs (462 if you are counting) to the public on Giphy and Pinterest. NASA sure does know how to make a splash […]

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“Taking” Wildlife in PA, OH, WV

Dec 12 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles bats ecology endangered species geopolitics

By Karen Edelstein, Eastern Program Coordinator, FracTracker Alliance   In an apparent move to step around compliance with comprehensive regulations outlined in the Endangered Species Act (ESA), a coalition of nine oil and gas corporations has filed a draft plan entitled the Oil & Gas Coalition Multi-State Habitat Conservation Plan (O&G HCP). The proposed plan, […]

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Geospatial World Forum 2017 – Shaping a smarter world

Dec 11 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  events geospatial world forum

Geospatial World Forum 2017 is the biggest geospatial event of the year and with keynotes from Jack Dangermond, Charles Trimble, Prof. Goodchild, Steven Berglund, Ola Rollen, Scott Walker and many more notable names, its hard to miss the event! If all the star power isn’t enough to allure us GeoGeeks, the theme for the conference next year is really intriguing […]

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New Biography of 17th-Century Cartographer John Ogilby

Dec 11 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  1600s antique maps books john ogilby uk

John Ogilby, the Scottish cartographer who in 1675 published the Britannia atlas—essentially the first road atlas of Great Britain—is the subject of a new biography by Alan Ereira. The Nine Lives of John Ogilby: Britain’s Master Mapmaker and His Secrets came out last month from Duckworth Overlook. From the description I gather it will follow the argument … Continue reading "New Biography of 17th-Century Cartographer John Ogilby"


A Magnificently Rude Map

Dec 11 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  funny posters toponyms unusual maps

The firm of Strumpshaw, Tincleton & Giggleswick produces whimsical maps of funny place names, including the Magnificently Rude Map of World Place Names, which shows where on the globe there are places with names that mean Naughty Things in English. Because we are 12 years old. [Buzzfeed]


Other Gift Guides

Dec 11 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  gift guides

If you can’t find what you’re looking for in my own gift guides to map books and calendars, here are a few gift guides assembled by my map-blogging colleagues and map companies: A-Z Maps’ Christmas gift ideas for map lovers. Co.Design’s gift guide for map nerds. GIS Lounge has seven nifty gift ideas for the GIS person in your … Continue reading "Other Gift Guides"