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First Geiger-mode Lidar

Apr 05 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  uncategorized

AGERpoint, Inc.™ has developed the first Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode LiDAR. The GML100 unit offers multiple returns per flash per detector and a form factor that can be used across a wide array of industries and mobile settings. The acquisition software … Continue reading

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Deadline Extended for Corlis Benefideo Award Nominations

Apr 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  awards cartography maps and literature nacis

The nomination deadline for the Corlis Benefideo Award has been extended to April 15. The Award, given by the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS), “recognizes imaginative cartography,” which is defined in part as “the potential … to transform our ways of seeing and understanding our world, and to trigger imaginative reaction from its audience.” It’s named for … Continue reading "Deadline Extended for Corlis Benefideo Award Nominations"


New York Times Maps Receive Infographic Award

Apr 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  awards journalism map design new york times politics

The New York Times Graphics Department was recognized at the 25th Malofiej International Infographics Awards, where the jury awarded the special Miguel Urabayen Award for the best map to two Times maps: “Trump’s America” in the printed category and “The Two Americas of 2016” (above) in the online category. Press release. [The History of Cartography Project]


Google Map Maker Is Now Closed

Apr 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  crowdsourcing google google map maker google maps web mapping

Google Map Maker, Google’s tool to allow users to edit its maps, has been shut down, Ars Technica reports. “A support page went up over the weekend declaring that Map Maker is closed but that ‘many of its features are being integrated into Google Maps.’” You may recall that Map Maker was temporarily suspended in 2015 after … Continue reading "Google Map Maker Is Now Closed"


Google Earth Enterprise is now Open Source

Apr 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  arcgis earth geo news google google earth enterprise open source

All the 470,000+ lines of code behind Google Earth Enterprise (GEE) are now available on GitHub under an Apache 2 license. Apache 2 essentially makes it possible for any company (or individual) to build on top of GEE and release their own commercial software. Google launched Earth Enterprise way back in 2006 to provide enterprise customers […]

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Pro SDK Videos from Dev Summit 2017

Apr 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  2017 developer summit 3d gis analysis & geoprocessing app developers apps

The technical session videos from the 2017 Esri Developer Summit are now online on E360, and with them the ArcGIS Pro SDK sessions.  The videos are a useful resource for the latest Pro SDK information and patterns.  Below is a handy list … Continue reading


Support GIS Cloud Proposals at FOSS4G 2017

Apr 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog boston community voting events foss4g 2017

  Dear GIS Cloud Community, We are very excited to sponsor this year’s FOSS4G Conference that will take place in Boston, from 14th to 19th of August 2017. FOSS4G is OSGeo‘s annual global event focused on Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial. Each year, the conference brings together a wide variety of participants and...


The Shale Gas & Oil Health Registry: A Collective Step to Track the Impacts of Fracking

Apr 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles data guest commentaries health national

“It’s all about facts. Documented facts…” … asserted a county commissioner to a recent gathering of concerned residents in Hannibal, Ohio. His comment came at the end of over an hour of deeply moving narratives from residents, sharing disturbing changes in their health after a disastrous well pad fire in their community and other ongoing […]

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Here’s a List of Map Blogs

Apr 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  blogs housekeeping

There are still plenty of other blogs about maps, cartography and geospatial out there (despite my comments about the future viability of blogging). I have long made a point of using this platform to draw attention to other map blogs; to that end, I’ve resurrected a list of them on the new Blogroll page. It’s based in part on this publicly editable … Continue reading "Here’s a List of Map Blogs"


From Brownfield to Ball Field, Springfield, Mo., Hit a Home Run!

Apr 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  big blue thread

By Ashley Murdie Baseball is back! It’s Opening Day of the 2017 season and just knowing that makes today, a Monday, not half bad. The opening of baseball season is like spring itself. It ushers in a new beginning for the ever-hopeful baseball fans. EPA Region 7’s Brownfields team is in Springfield, Mo., today, where(...)