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Multi-channel Lidar

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  autonomous vehicles business development sensors

One of the more interesting announcements to come out of an electronics trade fair in Munich, Germany last week involves a four channel solid state lidar sensor. Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Regensburg, Germany is showcasing a prototype four-channel laser that … Continue reading

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Quick Tip – MapImageLayer in ArcGIS API for JavaScript

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  arcgis esri javascript

The MapImageLayer is a totally revamped version of the ArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer in version 3 of the ArcGIS JS API. The MapImageLayer API has been greatly simplified to work with Sublayers that allows you to create definitionExpressions, customize renderers, work with query tables and more. In this video we take a quick look at the MapImageLayer and...

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The First TV Election Map

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  elections politics usa

Are you used to seeing a big map behind the news anchors during election night coverage? As the Los Angeles Times reports, that’s something that began only in 1976, when NBC News commissioned a 14-foot-high plastic map that lit up (red for Democrats, blue for Republicans—the colors hadn’t been standardized yet) depending on who won the state. [Map … Continue reading "The First TV Election Map"


What If Only … Voted?

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  2016 us elections elections funny politics unusual maps

While we wait for the results, think back, raise a glass, and remember fondly the meme that came and went so quickly a month or so ago: What if only … voted? Based on FiveThirtyEight maps showing the gender gap in voting intentions (What if only women voted? What if only men voted?) that quickly went viral, similar maps showing … Continue reading "What If Only … Voted?"


Pre-DevSummit Hands-on Workshops — the Best Way to Start

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app developers apps arcgis online arcmap community maps

The pre-conference (pre-con) workshops at the Esri Developer Summit (DevSummit) in Palm Springs are the best way to kick off the conference. What better way to ramp yourself up on Esri’s latest and greatest technology? Year after year, we receive … Continue reading


Mapping the Electorate

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  2016 us elections elections politics usa

As we approach the first election results of the evening, here are a few maps of the electorate that is doing the voting tonight. Swing Counties The Washington Post maps the swing counties that could decide the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Landslide Counties The New York Times maps the increasing number of so-called landslide counties—counties where a … Continue reading "Mapping the Electorate"


The Financial Times Searches for a Better Election Map

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  2016 us elections cartograms cartography elections journalism

Martin Stabe of the Financial Times looks at the paper’s options for displaying the 2016 U.S. presidential results. Which to use, map or cartogram? In the end, neither: they’re going with a dot map—a compromise “that attempts to take the best from the other methods.” The white underlying geographic map places states in their familiar size, shape … Continue reading "The Financial Times Searches for a Better Election Map"


What’s new in Open Data November 2016!

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online arcgis open data local governement local government open data

Since our release of the NEW Open Data Sites into beta just before the 2016 User Conference, the open data team has been very busy adding more functionality you have requested into the new sites. Let’s take a quick look … Continue reading


Vox Explains American Political History with Maps

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  elections history politics usa

Vox, earlier this year, used maps to explain the fairly profound ideological shifts in the two major U.S. political parties over their respective histories: How Republicans went from the party of Lincoln to the party of Trump, in 13 maps and 23 maps that explain how Democrats went from the party of racism to the party of Obama.


Electionland Map Tracks Search Interest in Voting Issues

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  2016 us elections elections google politics usa

The Electionland Google Trends map visualizes voting issues during today’s electoral process. It’s based on real-time Google search interest (rather than actual reported problems) in five issues: inactive voter status, long wait times, provisional ballots, voting machine problems and voter intimidation. More about the map and how it works. [Maps Mania]