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SPAR 3D 2017

Mar 31 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  uncategorized

SPAR 3D 2017 is just a few days away. Monday will feature a pre-conference workshop offered by Trimble as well as product previews by the exhibitors. Allen Nobles will present on the upcoming change to the National Datum that is … Continue reading

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New Update from CloudCities

Mar 30 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  3d cities 3d designs aec analytics asset management

CloudCities announced an update to their cloud platform for building insights that adds procedural terrains and advanced search features. CloudCities for AEC professionals and their clients highly simplifies the process of creating 3D plans and combining them with data. The new version makes it possible to immerse the models in beautiful terrains that load quickly and […]


3 Big GIS Mistakes: Mind the Gap

Mar 30 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  gis

We learn from our mistakes. Oh so true. As we, as a company, work with customers and those looking for GIS help, we see certain patterns repeat themselves. Below we discuss 3 of these more common patterns: mistakes you can avoid. 3 Big GIS Mistakes: Mind the Gap Mistake 1 – Getting stuck on the technology […]

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More Book Reviews

Mar 30 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps books

Last December Atlas Obscura reviewed Treasures of the Map Room (Bodleian, September 2016), a book that presents maps from Oxford’s Bodleian Library; I also reviewed it in December. [WMS] Britain’s Tudor Maps (Batsford, October 2016), a collection of maps from John Speed’s 1611 Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine, was reviewed recently in Geographical magazine.


More on Boston Schools and the Peters Map

Mar 30 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  cartography education gall-peters projection map projections mercator

Atlas Obscura’s Cara Giaimo has an in-depth look at the reaction to the decision by Boston public schools to adopt the Peters projection in teaching materials. It’s well worth taking the time to read; the general gist from several cartographers and commentators is that swapping the Mercator for the Peters isn’t that much of an … Continue reading "More on Boston Schools and the Peters Map"


‘Potato Drop’

Mar 30 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  canada funny map errors pei

The CBC comedy show This Hour Has 22 Minutes has a sketch on the matter of Prince Edward Island being left off maps of Canada.


Satnavs and ‘Switching Off’ the Brain

Mar 30 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  cognitive mapping gps

More on the impact of GPS on our cognitive function. A new study identifies brain activity in the hippocampus and prefrontal lobes while navigating city streets—areas of the brain involving memory, planning and decision-making. There was no additional brain activity from the control group (using satnavs). The University College London news release on the study suggests that using … Continue reading "Satnavs and ‘Switching Off’ the Brain"


Mapping the Italian Heritage – A Story about GIS Cloud Implementation for the Proditerr@ Project

Mar 30 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  andrea de tommasi blog gis gis cloud italy

Maria Laura Scaduto and Andrea de Tommasi told us about how they set up the Proditerr@ project, dedicated to creating a cooperative web platform for promoting the typical local food products of the Belìce river Valley in the Western part of the Sicily.   The “Proditerr@ Project – Products, Identity and Territory” started in September...


Book fitness classes anywhere in the U.S. on Google

Mar 30 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps search

Shake off those winter blues and spring into shape. Starting today you can book and pay for fitness classes throughout the U.S. on Google Maps, Google Search and the Reserve with Google website. Here’s how it works:

Visit Reserve with Google on desktop or mobile. There you can search for fitness studios near you, use filters to pinpoint exactly what you’re looking for, get recommendations for new classes, or book a spot in the session you already know and love. At checkout, you’ll even be able to take advantage of intro offers when available and buy class packages or memberships. 

You can also book classes from Google Maps and Search. On Google Maps (desktop) and Google Search (mobile and desktop), just search for the studio you want and click “Reserve with Google” to see the class schedule, book, and pay.  

We work with top scheduling providers, including MINDBODY, MyTime, Genbook, Full Slate, Front Desk, and Appointy to bring you real-time class inventory across the U.S. So whether you keep going back to a specific class at your favorite studio nearby, or want to find a great new spot while you’re traveling, Reserve with Google can help you book a workout in just a few taps.


Book fitness classes anywhere in the U.S. on Google

Mar 30 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps search

Shake off those winter blues and spring into shape. Starting today you can book and pay for fitness classes throughout the U.S. on Google Maps, Google Search and the Reserve with Google website. Here’s how it works:

Visit Reserve with Google on desktop or mobile. There you can search for fitness studios near you, use filters to pinpoint exactly what you’re looking for, get recommendations for new classes, or book a spot in the session you already know and love. At checkout, you’ll even be able to take advantage of intro offers when available and buy class packages or memberships. 

You can also book classes from Google Maps and Search. On Google Maps (desktop) and Google Search (mobile and desktop), just search for the studio you want and click “Reserve with Google” to see the class schedule, book, and pay.  

We work with top scheduling providers, including MINDBODY, MyTime, Genbook, Full Slate, Front Desk, and Appointy to bring you real-time class inventory across the U.S. So whether you keep going back to a specific class at your favorite studio nearby, or want to find a great new spot while you’re traveling, Reserve with Google can help you book a workout in just a few taps.