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Celebrating GIS Day Worldwide

Nov 18 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog carabineros cloud based gis events geo awareness week

This year, we had many exciting events during the Geo Awareness Week and GIS Day. These events were also an opportunity to launch another GIS Day Contest, awarding best mapping projects that use geo technology in an innovative way and make an impact on local communities all around the world. There is still time left...


GIS Without Bounds from Boundless

Nov 17 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  3d cities analytics arcgis asset management big data

Amazingly, 80 percent of all business data contains a location component, yet most organizations are not using it or don’t know how. On Nov. 15, Boundless expanded its open GIS  solution into an ecosystem of geo-aware open source data, content and expertise that makes the latest GIS data easily available to developers and analysts in both […]


Leica Introduces $16k Scanner

Nov 17 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling conferences sensors

Leica Geosystems made a major announcement at Autodesk University this week. They introduced the entry level BLK360 imaging laser scanner. It’s small – 6.5″ high, just 4″ in diameter and weighs only 2.2 lbs. It captures 360,000 points per second … Continue reading

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GIS Without Bounds from Boundless

Nov 17 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  3d cities analytics arcgis asset management big data

Amazingly, 80 percent of all business data contains a location component, yet most organizations are not using it or don’t know how. On Nov. 15, Boundless expanded its open GIS  solution into an ecosystem of geo-aware open source data, content and expertise that makes the latest GIS data easily available to developers and analysts in both […]


The New York Times Maps the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Nov 17 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  2016 us elections elections new york times politics usa

The New York Times has a first-rate graphics department, and they’ve come up with some stunning ways to depict the 2016 U.S. presidential election results. They updated their maps of so-called “landslide counties” (see previous entry), which was straightforward enough. Their feature on how Trump reshaped the election map, with arrows showing the county-by-county swing (red and … Continue reading "The New York Times Maps the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election"


The Economist’s County-by-County Election Map

Nov 17 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  2016 us elections elections politics usa

The Economist’s county-by-county election map is a standout because of its quick-acting slider: you can scroll quite quickly through 64 years of presidential elections. Their analysis also focuses on the urban/rural divide (there’s also a graph). [Benjamin Hennig]


U.S. Presidential Election Cartogram

Nov 17 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  2016 us elections cartograms elections politics usa

I’ve delayed posting maps of the 2016 U.S. presidential election results because—well, because like many of you I’m still recovering. But here we go. We’ll start with Benjamin Hennig’s cartogram of the results which, as cartograms tend to do, correct for the urban concentrations that made up Hillary Clinton’s vote, and demonstrate the rural nature of Donald … Continue reading "U.S. Presidential Election Cartogram"


Updates to Esri Vector Basemaps (beta)

Nov 17 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis content arcgis online arcgis pro basemap

Earlier this week we updated our Vector Basemap (beta) tiles with additional community content, newer commercial data, and improved map appearance for parts of the world. This is the ninth Vector Basemap update since our Beta 2 release in mid-May. … Continue reading


Geocoding Improvements and Deprecations in ArcGIS Desktop 10.5 and ArcGIS Pro 1.4

Nov 16 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  address locator analysis & geoprocessing announcement arcgis 10.5 arcgis desktop

With almost every new release of ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS for Server, there are changes that aim to improve software quality and performance; sometimes, these changes require you to update your workflows. The improvements and deprecations made for geocoding in ArcMap 10.5 and ArcGIS … Continue reading


Sneak Peek: Amazon Web Services (AWS) improvements in FME 2017

Nov 16 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about fme amazon dynamodb amazon s3 amazon web services aws

In FME 2017 we have spent a considerable amount of time improving the AWS transformers and readers/writers. Here’s an overview of the improvements. All AWS Readers/Writers and Transformers Regions All AWS transformers and readers/writers now allow you to specifically define the region you are using. Why it’s important: Better performance This will improve performance by reducing […]

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