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Streamlined Infrastructure Data Distribution Using the MMCD Standard & FME

Apr 10 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about our customers

When you’re responsible for the integrity of infrastructure like pipes, water mains, roads and culverts that serve a population of roughly 250,000, you need an asset life cycle management system that runs as efficiently as possible. This is the case for the City of Burnaby in British Columbia, Canada. To ensure inspections, repairs and replacements […]

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Amsterdam’s Interactive Maps

Apr 10 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  amsterdam cities netherlands web mapping

Many cities’ websites have a map section that contains a few interesting maps, but the City of Amsterdam’s interactive maps are something else in their number (more than 80 right now) and breadth and detail. They use discrete map pages powered by Google Maps (though not necessarily Google Maps tiles), rather than layers in a … Continue reading "Amsterdam’s Interactive Maps"


Whither the BCS?

Apr 10 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  bcs industry map societies

If you’re going to rant, do it at length. Kenneth Field takes 16,000 words to lay out his concerns about the British Cartographic Society. BCS is failing. Let’s ask the hard questions that need asking and make the Society actually mean and offer something going forward for UK cartography … or reconsider the very purpose of … Continue reading "Whither the BCS?"


A Tube Map of Roman London

Apr 10 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  ancient rome cities history london tube

A thing from 2015 that I hadn’t seen until recently: Londonist’s Tube Map of Roman London. “Stations indicate sites of major Roman landmarks, such as gates in the wall, municipal buildings and temples. Nobody knows what the Romans called their creations, so we’ve used the modern names, like Ludgate and Bishopsgate, which are medieval in … Continue reading "A Tube Map of Roman London"


Greater Arizona: A Map Exhibition at Arizona State

Apr 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps arizona exhibitions

Greater Arizona: Mapping Place, History and Transformation, an exhibition of maps from the Simon Burrow Map Collection at Arizona State University’s School of Transborder Studies that “highlights the different ways the region of Arizona has been conceptualized in a global context,” runs until 19 May at ASU’s Hayden Library. ASU Now: “Dating from the 16th to … Continue reading "Greater Arizona: A Map Exhibition at Arizona State"


Interview with the CEO of ShootCapsule – a startup that wants to send your data to the moon

Apr 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  interview space start-ups

Recently I had the pleasure of having an interview with Patrick Gajda – the CEO and founder of ShootCapsule, an amazing company which started as a small startup, now it becomes a recognizable player in the space sector. Hi Patric, thanks for finding time for us. Hi Wiktor, thanks for having me. For starters, I […]

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Connecticut Map Society

Apr 06 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps map societies

It’s worth giving new organizations as much of a boost as possible, so let me draw your attention to the brand-new Connecticut Map Society, whose inaugural meeting takes place this Sunday (9 April) at 3:00 PM in Durham. Details on the website. [WMS]


Known Issue when Trying to Use the Analysis tools in the Portal Web Map Viewer with a Touchscreen Device

Apr 06 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing mobile

With the release of Portal for ArcGIS 10.5, when connected from a touch screen device, the Analysis button on the main menu and from a layer’s context menu is unresponsive.  To address this issue and allow your users with touchscreen … Continue reading


Check out this awesome 3D map of crime trends in NYC

Apr 06 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  maps

Over the years I’ve seen plenty of great mappings projects and it doesn’t often happen that I get surprised by a geo-visualization method and this unexpected map totally made my day. The map created as a part of Esri Cool Maps initiative shows NYC crime data in time. That sort of task could be done with […]

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Maxoptra Offers Dynamic Route Planning and Scheduling Software for Agriculture

Apr 06 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  analytics asset management cloud data disaster relief

Agricultural merchant Zantra is implementing UK-based Maxoptra dynamic route planning and scheduling software with GPS tracking technology to manage deliveries of its crop protection solutions. As one of the largest independently owned agrochemical merchants in the UK, Zantra will use Maxoptra to optimize routes in order to reduce unnecessary mileage, control costs and minimize the environmental […]