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FIDA &CO. Studios presenting GIS Cloud at the Intelligent Cities Exhibition & Conference

Sep 28 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog egypt events fida&co; studios gis cloud

GIS Cloud’s partners, FIDA & CO. Studios (F&CS) are exhibiting and promoting GIS Cloud solutions at the leading smart and sustainable cities event in Egypt – Intelligent Cities Exhibition and Conference (ICEC 2016). The event is taking place at Fairmont Heliopolis Hotel in Cairo, Egypt, 28 – 29 of September, 2016. The two day exhibition...


Walk the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine like the pros with Street View

Sep 28 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps sports

Earlier this year, Turner Sports approached us with an idea: Help us change the way golf fans experience the sport’s biggest event of the year, the Ryder Cup. Always up for helping users go where they’ve never gone before, we loaned Turner a Street View Trekker. They hit the links to collect hole-by-hole imagery at Minnesota’s Hazeltine National Golf Club, site of this year's tournament starting today through October 2.

Over two days, the team covered the 160-acres course.

Explore the images on Google Maps, or walk the course like the pros using theHazeltine Explorer, an interactive tour developed by Turner and Ubilabs. Along with 360-degree views, the site, built with Google Maps APIs, features custom elevation graphs for every hole, integrated video highlights and course-specific historical moments.

Fans attending the event can also make use of the Ryder Cup app’s Wayfinding feature, available on Android and iOS. Built using Google Maps APIs, the feature includes a detailed view of the course with routing instructions that account for walking paths and crosswalks. The map also displays information about on-course amenities and facilities. 




Walk the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine like the pros with Street View

Sep 28 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps sports

Earlier this year, Turner Sports approached us with an idea: Help us change the way golf fans experience the sport’s biggest event of the year, the Ryder Cup. Always up for helping users go where they’ve never gone before, we loaned Turner a Street View Trekker. They hit the links to collect hole-by-hole imagery at Minnesota’s Hazeltine National Golf Club, site of this year's tournament starting today through October 2.

Over two days, the team covered the 160-acres course.

Explore the images on Google Maps, or walk the course like the pros using theHazeltine Explorer, an interactive tour developed by Turner and Ubilabs. Along with 360-degree views, the site, built with Google Maps APIs, features custom elevation graphs for every hole, integrated video highlights and course-specific historical moments.

Fans attending the event can also make use of the Ryder Cup app’s Wayfinding feature, available on Android and iOS. Built using Google Maps APIs, the feature includes a detailed view of the course with routing instructions that account for walking paths and crosswalks. The map also displays information about on-course amenities and facilities. 




ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.1 and 3.18

Sep 27 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  arcgis esri javascript

This week saw not one, but two new releases of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. The 4.1 documentation is here. The 3.18 documentation is here. The 4.1 release includes some great new features in the MapImageLayer, 3D scenes and custom Popup capabilities. There’s even some foundation being laid with the ability to save WebScenes for...

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Walk the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine like the pros with Street View

Sep 27 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps sports

Earlier this year, Turner Sports approached us with an idea: Help us change the way golf fans experience the sport’s biggest event of the year, the Ryder Cup. Always up for helping users go where they’ve never gone before, we loaned Turner a Street View Trekker. They hit the links to collect hole-by-hole imagery at Minnesota’s Hazeltine National Golf Club, site of this year's tournament starting today through October 2.

Over two days, the team covered the 160-acres course.

Explore the images on Google Maps, or walk the course like the pros using theHazeltine Explorer, an interactive tour developed by Turner and Ubilabs. Along with 360-degree views, the site, built with Google Maps APIs, features custom elevation graphs for every hole, integrated video highlights and course-specific historical moments.

Fans attending the event can also make use of the Ryder Cup app’s Wayfinding feature, available on Android and iOS. Built using Google Maps APIs, the feature includes a detailed view of the course with routing instructions that account for walking paths and crosswalks. The map also displays information about on-course amenities and facilities. 




A Proper Picture of the Colonial Pipeline’s Past

Sep 26 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  al alabama articles colonial pipeline data

On September 9, 2016 a pipeline leak was detected from the Colonial Pipeline by a mine inspector in Shelby County, Alabama. It is estimated to have spilled ~336,000 gallons of gasoline, resulting in the shutdown of a major part of America’s gasoline distribution system. As such, we thought it timely to provide some data and […]

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Staff Spotlight: Rebecca Vollmer

Sep 22 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles fractracker alliance our perspectives pa pennsylvania

As part of our staff spotlight series, learn more about Rebecca Vollmer, and how she came to work on FracTracker’s development needs after her time working at San Quentin prison in California and a hedge fund in New York. Time with FracTracker: I became involved with FracTracker in 2015 as a Board member and began working for the organization […]

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Always know which way you’re headed with this Google Maps update

Sep 20 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

One of the basic features of the Google Maps app is the ability to open the app and find out which direction you're facing in a matter of seconds. To make orienting yourself even easier in Google Maps for Android, we've replaced the direction arrow on your blue dot with a shining blue beam — think of it as a flashlight guiding your travels.

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The beam also tells you how accurate your phone’s direction is at any given time. The narrower the beam, the more accurate the direction. The wider the beam, the more likely it is that your your phone’s compass is temporarily uncalibrated, which means that its sensors aren’t working as they should be. This can happen by doing something as simple as charging your phone or walking by a metal pole, which most of us do everyday. Thankfully, there’s a really easy fix. Any time you want to get back on track — not just when you see a prompt or notification — simply move your phone in a figure 8 motion a few times. This should immediately result in a more accurate direction.

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Once you master the curving motion, you’re one step closer to having a more accurate compass when you use Google Maps on your Android phone.


Always know which way you’re headed with this Google Maps update

Sep 20 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

One of the basic features of the Google Maps app is the ability to open the app and find out which direction you're facing in a matter of seconds. To make orienting yourself even easier in Google Maps for Android, we've replaced the direction arrow on your blue dot with a shining blue beam — think of it as a flashlight guiding your travels.

compass_blogpost_screenshot.png

The beam also tells you how accurate your phone’s direction is at any given time. The narrower the beam, the more accurate the direction. The wider the beam, the more likely it is that your your phone’s compass is temporarily uncalibrated, which means that its sensors aren’t working as they should be. This can happen by doing something as simple as charging your phone or walking by a metal pole, which most of us do everyday. Thankfully, there’s a really easy fix. Any time you want to get back on track — not just when you see a prompt or notification — simply move your phone in a figure 8 motion a few times. This should immediately result in a more accurate direction.

Help_Article_v1.gif

Once you master the curving motion, you’re one step closer to having a more accurate compass when you use Google Maps on your Android phone.


Always know which way you’re headed with this Google Maps update

Sep 20 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

One of the basic features of the Google Maps app is the ability to open the app and find out which direction you're facing in a matter of seconds. To make orienting yourself even easier in Google Maps for Android, we've replaced the direction arrow on your blue dot with a shining blue beam — think of it as a flashlight guiding your travels.

compass_blogpost_screenshot.png

The beam also tells you how accurate your phone’s direction is at any given time. The narrower the beam, the more accurate the direction. The wider the beam, the more likely it is that your your phone’s compass is temporarily uncalibrated, which means that its sensors aren’t working as they should be. This can happen by doing something as simple as charging your phone or walking by a metal pole, which most of us do everyday. Thankfully, there’s a really easy fix. Any time you want to get back on track — not just when you see a prompt or notification — simply move your phone in a figure 8 motion a few times. This should immediately result in a more accurate direction.

Help_Article_v1.gif

Once you master the curving motion, you’re one step closer to having a more accurate compass when you use Google Maps on your Android phone.