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Rodney W. Shirley

Mar 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps obituaries

According to a Facebook post by the Washington Map Society’s Bert Johnson, Rodney W. Shirley, the author of several books of cartographic antiquarian research, including The Mapping of the World, Courtiers and Cannibals, Angels and Amazons, and other titles on early printed maps, died last Saturday. I have not been able to find an obituary or other notice; I will … Continue reading "Rodney W. Shirley"


A ‘Serio-Comic Map’ for the Modern Age

Mar 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  art caricature maps cartoons

interesting job for private client; map a la 20thC political cartoon maps of Fred Rose etc; have taken liberties with geography pic.twitter.com/fm0nAR22tE — Andy Davey (@DaveyCartoons) December 12, 2016 Last December political cartoonist Andy Davey posted a modern-day caricature map that hearkens back to the eve of the First World War, when such “serio-comic” cartographic … Continue reading "A ‘Serio-Comic Map’ for the Modern Age"


The Omitted Island

Mar 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  canada map errors pei

Canada is apparently suffering from an outbreak of maps that omit Prince Edward Island, and islanders are upset about it: culprits include a map at Vancouver’s airport, and a t-shirt sold by Hudson’s Bay Company. To be sure, in neither case are the maps meant for navigation, but this is a country where regional representation is a touchy … Continue reading "The Omitted Island"


Known Issue with Summary Variables and Polygon Analysis Mask in Space Time Pattern Mining Tools

Mar 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing arcgis pro arcmap spatial statistics

Under the specific set of conditions outlined below, analyzing a Space Time Cube using either Emerging Hot Spot Analysis or Local Outlier Analysis is not working correctly. The large majority of workflows are not affected. The issue occurs when you … Continue reading


Into the Woods Using the US Forestry Service Visitor App

Mar 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Esri Insider under tags  chief's award esri esri forestry esri us forest service gis

If you have ever camped, hiked, or fished in a national forest, you probably picked up a visitor map at the forest’s office. The first-rate cartography of these pocket maps is sure to get you to your favorite campground or … Continue reading


Into the Woods Using the US Forestry Service Visitor App

Mar 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Esri Insider under tags  chief's award esri esri forestry esri us forest service forest gis

Author John Steffenson, Esri If you have ever camped, hiked, or fished in a national forest, you probably picked up a visitor map at the forest’s office. The first-rate cartography of these pocket maps is sure to get you to … Continue reading


Protected: Health vs. Power – Risking America’s Food for Energy

Mar 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles co colorado data and analysis farms

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This Dev Kit can help create 3D maps for Self-Driving Cars in real-time

Mar 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  3d mapping civil maps self-driving cars self driving car

Mapping the world for Self-Driving Cars isn’t an easy task – the sheer volume of data that needs to be processed (in real-time), together with the complexity of fusing together information from different sensors makes it an interesting engineering problem. The maps have to be detailed enough but at the same time have a low data […]

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Affecting visitor experiences through Wayfinding Maps

Mar 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  guest posts maps research wayfinding maps

Enter any new environment and you’re immediately faced with the question: how do I find the best way to my destination? Combining the logic behind wayfinding and signage design with geographical information can both enhance individuals’ experiences in a new place and make their trip considerably easier. Wayfinding has one of its most obvious benefits […]

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USIBD Surveys Industry on Standards

Mar 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling standards the industry

On March 7, 2017 the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) will publish a Cornerstone™ Report Survey to our membership and industry partners on the State of the Industry, regarding Standards. Here is the link for the survey:  http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07edw0rdf0izrghp6h/start Stakeholders in … Continue reading

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