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Gerrymandered Congressional Districts

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

In 2014 the Washington Post’s Christopher Ingraham reported on the most gerrymandered congressional districts in the United States. The article was accompanied by an interactive map, showing the compactness score Ingraham calculated for each district—the more compact an electoral district, the less likely it’s a gerrymander. [Dave Smith] (Gerrymandering—manipulating electoral district boundaries for political advantage—has been a frequent topic here … Continue reading "Gerrymandered Congressional Districts"


GISCafe Editorial Calendar 2017

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  3d cities 3d designs airports analytics arcgis

GISCafe Editorial Calendar 2017*  January: Editorial topics: Top Geospatial Predictions for 2017 Small Sats Update February: 2/13-2/14 Esri Federal GIS Conference 2017, Washington D.C. Editorial topics: Esri Federal Conference Coverage 3D Cities and Geospatial March: Editorial topics: Ways to Use Crowdsourced Data Current Events April: 4/2-4/5  SPAR International, Houston, TX Editorial topics: SPAR International Coverage Exhibit […]


Two Looks Back at the 2012 Results

Nov 08 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  elections politics reddit usa

Before we’re inundated by the results from the 2016 U.S. presidential election, here are a couple of looks back at the 2012 election that explore the results from slightly different angles. This map shows the county-by-county results but the intensity is by raw vote totals, not percentages: the darker the colour, the more actual votes there are. … Continue reading "Two Looks Back at the 2012 Results"


GIS Day Contest Reports: Using GIS Cloud for Disaster Management in Jakarta

Nov 08 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog contest disaster management disaster report flood map

As we are approaching this year’s Geo Awareness week, our GIS Day project winners are releasing their mapping efforts for the public use. We already covered a story about Malaria Risk Map project as well as Mapping Tribal Burial Grounds in New Zealand (Te Orewai Wahi Tapu), and now it is time to present the...


USIBD Conference a Success

Nov 08 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling business development conferences john russo loa

In their quarterly eNewsletter the USIBD reports that their recent annual conference was a great success. In addition to the outstanding program and networking they also provided training and testing on their specification for Level of Accuracy in building documentation. … Continue reading

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GISCafe Editorial Calendar 2017

Nov 08 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  3d cities 3d designs airports analytics arcgis

GISCafe Editorial Calendar 2017*  January: Editorial topics: Top Geospatial Predictions for 2017 Small Sats Update February: 2/13-2/14 Esri Federal GIS Conference 2017, Washington D.C. Editorial topics: Esri Federal Conference Coverage 3D Cities and Geospatial March: Editorial topics: Ways to Use Crowdsourced Data Current Events April: 4/2-4/5  SPAR International, Houston, TX Editorial topics: SPAR International Coverage Exhibit […]


Embedding Story Maps in websites and blogs

Nov 08 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online embed embedding story map tips story map tutorial

Story Maps let you combine maps with text, images, and multimedia content, making it easy to leverage geography to tell your story. You can view lots of examples from Esri and the Story Maps user community at the Story Maps … Continue reading


November 2016 Living Atlas Community Webinar Recording Available!

Nov 04 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online digitalglobe imagery living atlas living atlas community webinar

The November 2016 Living Atlas Community Webinar is now available! In this webinar, Deane Kensok of Esri’s ArcGIS content team described Esri’s plans to update the imagery in the World Imagery basemap. He was joined by Vicki Bassett of DigitalGlobe who provided … Continue reading


How to create a great Crowdsource story map

Nov 04 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online story map crowdsource story maps

Story Map Crowdsource is a different kind of story map — you pick a topic and then sit back and watch as other people contribute their photos and stories. Sound easy? It is. You can put one together in about 10 minutes. … Continue reading


GIS GIGO (Garbage In Garbage Out): 30 checks for data errors

Nov 04 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Education Community under tags  data & maps data quality higher education

Nathan Heazlewood of Eagle Technologies wrote a very useful essay about “garbage in, garbage out” in relation to geospatial data.  In it, he not only ties this oft-heard phrase to the importance of GIS data quality, but he also details the … Continue reading