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Ask an Engineer: How Safe is to Store Data in the Cloud and Other Safety Tips

Jan 17 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  ask an engineer blog cloud infrastructure and security gis gis cloud

As a growing number of software vendors and users embrace cloud-based solutions, it is important to know the basic facts about the cloud security. That is why we decided to compile some of the most common questions when it comes to the safety of your data, the difference between public and private cloud and other...


Seymour Schwartz’s Hidden Passion

Jan 17 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps collecting events seymour schwartz

Seymour Schwartz is a familiar figure in the map world. A professor of surgery by day, he’s built a reputation as a map collector (and donor), historian and author (his books include The Mismapping of America and Putting “America” on the Map). On Thursday he’ll be appearing at the University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery, as one of the speakers … Continue reading "Seymour Schwartz’s Hidden Passion"


Gender Differences in Spatial Ability Are a Social Construct

Jan 17 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  cognitive mapping gender map literacy navigation spatial ability

A recent psychology paper challenges the notion that men are better than women at directions. When the same test was presented as a measure of spatial ability that women typically did worse at, women did worse than men. But when the same test was presented as a measure of empathy, women did just as well as men. … Continue reading "Gender Differences in Spatial Ability Are a Social Construct"


What’s New with ArcGIS for Emergency Management, ArcGIS for Electric, ArcGIS for Gas, ArcGIS for Local Government, ArcGIS for State Government, ArcGIS for Telecommunications and ArcGIS for Water – January 2017

Jan 17 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis solutions configurations electric & gas esri local government

During the January 2017 ArcGIS Solutions Release 7 new Solution Products were added to ArcGIS, 19 Solution Products were updated and 4 moved to the Mature Lifecycle Phase. New Solution Products ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool enables users to deploy ArcGIS … Continue reading


Treepedia mapping project by MIT will tell you how green is your city

Jan 17 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  maps mit tree map

Trees make cities healthier and more livable. They help mitigate extreme temperatures, provide a natural respite from traffic, noise, and congestion, and improve the quality of life for those living in urban environments. They are a key part of any urban space but how to assess that your city is green enough? In order to do […]

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How Not to Get Lost

Jan 16 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  cognitive mapping lost map literacy uncategorised

I am not one of those people who is always getting themselves lost. In fact the idea of lost is a more or less academic concept to me: I have a rock-solid sense of direction. I suspect that the same is true for most of the map aficionados who read this website. But maybe you are someone who … Continue reading "How Not to Get Lost"


Review Proposed Developments in your Community

Jan 16 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  3d 3d gis analysis & geoprocessing arcgis for local government arcgis pro

Over the last couple of years, the team at Esri has been working hard at rolling out 3D capability across the ArcGIS platform. This created the groundwork for building 3D solutions that make it easier to start working in 3D. … Continue reading


The Essential Element for Location-based Games in 2017 according to Peter Wittig of Motive.io

Jan 16 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  geotrends geotrends2017 motive.io

Think about where you are right now. Are you at home, at work or out? What are you near? Have you been there before? What time is it? Is it sunny, snowing, raining? How much of that does your mobile device already know? All of it and more. If your device knows it, your game […]

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The Rightful Place of Science: Citizen Science

Jan 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay's personal blog under tags  book review citizen science concepts scistarter the rightful place of science

‘The Rightful Place of Science: Citizen Science’ is a fairly slim and small format book. Darlene Cavalier and Eric B. Kennedy edited this short collection of papers that came out earlier in 2016. The book is part of a series, from the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes (CSPO) at Arizona State University. The series aims are … Continue reading The Rightful Place of Science: Citizen Science


Uber launched a new service that could help cities master their traffic

Jan 14 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  big data uber

Traffic and transportation planning is a tricky business. Local governments have been struggling for years to make good, data-driven decisions to transform cities into more livable places… And many times they failed primarily due to lack of data and means to use it. In the era of the Internet of Things the lack of data […]

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