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Amazing GPS doodles that turned workouts into art

Jan 26 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  #mapart art maps

Smartwatches, GPS-equipped wearables, fitness apps… Tracking your location while working out is easier and more accessible than ever before. It’s also very useful and frankly speaking I don’t know any runner who doesn’t do that. Some, do it to share it with friends, others to keep track of their workouts. But there is also a third group […]

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Esri Basemaps – New and updated content for 17 communities!

Jan 26 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis content arcgis online basemaps cartographic design

It’s only January and already we have had over 40 communities around the world contribute map layers to Esri’s growing suite of basemaps this year! This basemap release includes 17 communities that provided new and updated map layers to Esri’s … Continue reading


How Safe is to Store Data in the Cloud and Other Safety Tips: Pt. 2

Jan 26 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog cloud security gis gis cloud platform

On January 17th, we published a first part of the interview with Josip Rodin, GIS Cloud’s security expert. We discussed the safety of data, the difference between public and private cloud and other questions. Today, we bring you the second part of the interview, dealing with servers, security recommendations, and policy.   1. Where are the...


Making Esri Licenses More Personal

Jan 26 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  administration arcgis pro arcgis pro licensing arcmap identity

At Esri we focus on supporting your GIS efforts. Based on research and working directly with you, we have learned about your needs regarding licensing. Concurrent Use Licensing At 10.5 Concurrent Use licensing is still supported. Users with a Concurrent … Continue reading


World Imagery Updated with more DigitalGlobe and Community Imagery

Jan 26 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online basemaps community maps dg digitalglobe

This week, we updated the World Imagery basemap with more recent imagery from DigitalGlobe and other members of the GIS user community.  This latest update features DigitalGlobe imagery for Northern and Eastern Europe and large parts of Central Asia, as … Continue reading


Know before you go: parking difficulty on Google Maps

Jan 26 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

It’s Friday night and you hit the road early enough to make it to a movie, grab some buttery popcorn, and catch the previews. But when you get to the theater, parking is hard to come by and you spend the next 20 minutes circling the lot and side streets until a spot finally opens up. You get to your seat just in time for the opening credits…and no popcorn!  


Factoring in time for parking can make or break a night out, let alone making it to that big meeting on time. So in 25 metro areas throughout the U.S., we’ve introduced a new parking difficulty icon in Google Maps for Android that’ll give you a heads up on what kind of parking crunch to prepare for when you’re on the go.

Parking-Limited

To see how hard it might be to park where you’re headed, just get directions to your destination and look for the parking difficulty icon in the directions card at the bottom of the screen. Parking difficulties range from limited to medium to easy and are based on historical parking data (similar to how we calculate Popular Times and Visit Duration).


For now, look out for parking difficulty icons in the following metro areas across the U.S.: San Francisco, Seattle, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Diego, St. Louis, Tampa, Washington, DC, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Phoenix, Portland and Sacramento.


Know before you go: parking difficulty on Google Maps

Jan 26 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

It’s Friday night and you hit the road early enough to make it to a movie, grab some buttery popcorn, and catch the previews. But when you get to the theater, parking is hard to come by and you spend the next 20 minutes circling the lot and side streets until a spot finally opens up. You get to your seat just in time for the opening credits…and no popcorn!  


Factoring in time for parking can make or break a night out, let alone making it to that big meeting on time. So in 25 metro areas throughout the U.S., we’ve introduced a new parking difficulty icon in Google Maps for Android that’ll give you a heads up on what kind of parking crunch to prepare for when you’re on the go.

Parking-Limited

To see how hard it might be to park where you’re headed, just get directions to your destination and look for the parking difficulty icon in the directions card at the bottom of the screen. Parking difficulties range from limited to medium to easy and are based on historical parking data (similar to how we calculate Popular Times and Visit Duration).


For now, look out for parking difficulty icons in the following metro areas across the U.S.: San Francisco, Seattle, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Diego, St. Louis, Tampa, Washington, DC, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Phoenix, Portland and Sacramento.


Know before you go: parking difficulty on Google Maps

Jan 26 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

It’s Friday night and you hit the road early enough to make it to a movie, grab some buttery popcorn, and catch the previews. But when you get to the theater, parking is hard to come by and you spend the next 20 minutes circling the lot and side streets until a spot finally opens up. You get to your seat just in time for the opening credits…and no popcorn!  


Factoring in time for parking can make or break a night out, let alone making it to that big meeting on time. So in 25 metro areas throughout the U.S., we’ve introduced a new parking difficulty icon in Google Maps for Android that’ll give you a heads up on what kind of parking crunch to prepare for when you’re on the go.

Parking-Limited

To see how hard it might be to park where you’re headed, just get directions to your destination and look for the parking difficulty icon in the directions card at the bottom of the screen. Parking difficulties range from limited to medium to easy and are based on historical parking data (similar to how we calculate Popular Times and Visit Duration).


For now, look out for parking difficulty icons in the following metro areas across the U.S.: San Francisco, Seattle, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Diego, St. Louis, Tampa, Washington, DC, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Phoenix, Portland and Sacramento.


Designing “Irresistible Web APIs” – book review

Jan 26 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  book programming

More and more businesses are creating web APIs. This is because APIs can add business value to a company as it offers developers an opportunity to interact with open platforms of others, for example by embedding external sources as social media on a website. The geospatial industry is has also embraced APIs: some companies are […]

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PA Fracking Complaints are Increasing, Systemic

Jan 26 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles compliance data data and analysis data transparency

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) logs incoming complaints from residents about drilling activity in the Commonwealth, and Public Herald has spent a great deal of time aggregating and making that information public. A recent investigation by Public Herald into that data, with help from FracTracker, has highlighted a number of concerning issues related to […]

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