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Jan 12 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  epa's new england firewood integrated pest management

by Marcia Anderson A colleague of mine who lives in Maine told me she wanted to bring firewood from her cordwood pile at home into a New Hampshire campground. Although she lives .2 miles from the border with New Hampshire, close enough that an ant’s pace would get you there in a day, restrictions on(...)


Esri Basemaps Updated – 15 New Contributors, 10 Updates, 5 Countries!

Jan 12 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis content arcgis online cartographic design community basemaps

Happy New Year Folks! I know you have all been eagerly awaiting the first basemap release of the year. Well, wait no longer – it’s here! How does new and updated map layers and imagery content in five countries, spanning … Continue reading


Connecting the Where and the Why at NRF 2017

Jan 12 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Esri Insider under tags  arcgis industry focus insights nrf retail

By Gary Sankary – Head of Industry Marketing, Retail Every year, more than 30,000 retail analysts, executives, and professionals meet for three days in New York City’s Javitz Center for the National Retail Federation’s annual Big Show. As a retail … Continue reading


ArcGIS Pro 1.4 Now Available!

Jan 12 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis arcgis desktop arcgis pro

ArcGIS Pro 1.4, Esri’s flagship 64-bit desktop GIS application, has been released. ArcGIS Pro 1.4 features new, user-requested functionality; the latest innovations for working with 2D and 3D spatial data, as well as performing advanced analytics; and enhanced support across … Continue reading


Customize Your ArcGIS Online Org Page

Jan 12 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  arcgis career esri

I wanted to do something a little different today. I was reading a post somewhere about how can GIS developers showcase their portfolio as part of their job search. One thing that came to mind aside from some of the standard stuff like maintaining a github account, was to showcase Web Maps, Layers and more...

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ILMF 2017 Keynotes Announced

Jan 12 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling airborne lidar bathymetric conferences ilmf

ILMF 2017 which takes place in Denver February 13 – 15 has announced an outstanding group of keynote speakers: LARRY MAYER, Professor and Director, School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, University of New … Continue reading

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Episode 2: Coders on Couches Drinking Coffee – Theta Cameras

Jan 12 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  3d about data augmented reality virtual reality vr

The technology behind virtual reality and Google Street View is no longer something only big tech companies can afford. With handheld 360 cameras, anyone can take a spherical image and develop something interactive with the results. Join our Safers for coffee as they talk about Ricoh’s Theta camera and take you through an interactive VR demo of […]

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Safer Choice is a Great Choice for Clean Water

Jan 12 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  epa safer choice healthy waters safer choice en español safer choice labels

by Kristian Blessington Growing up in Florida, surrounded by water, I’ve always enjoyed the many recreational opportunities on its lakes, rivers, springs, and beaches. Spending so much time in such beautiful and pristine surroundings instilled in me an appreciation for the natural environment, as well as a sense of its fragility and need for its(...)


New year, new look: ride services mode gets an update

Jan 12 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

Last year, we introduced a new ride services mode to Google Maps as a convenient option for people to easily get where they need to go. Since then we’ve added a number of new ride service partners in the U.S. and worldwide. Today, we’re starting to roll out an updated ride services experience to make it even easier for you to book a ride directly from Google Maps, on both Android and iOS globally.


A new look

With today's updates, you'll now see more types of ride options and more actionable information. When you open ride services mode, instead of a long list of ride service providers and ride options, you’ll see the map you know and love, along with a carousel of ride service providers in your area. Just tap on your preferred provider to see a complete list of ride options and special offers or promotions.

               

         Past ride services experience (left), new ride services experience (right)


Book an Uber ride directly within Google Maps

We’re also trying out a new integration that lets you book, complete and pay for an Uber ride without ever leaving Google Maps—even if you don’t have the Uber app installed on your device. Once you sign into your existing Uber account (or create one), you can book an Uber ride, track your driver on the map, and connect with your driver—all from within the Google Maps app. Here’s how it works:

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You can even take a look at information about your destination while en route. So menus, hours and other helpful details are only a swipe away.

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From booking a ride to reserving a table at a local restaurant, booking your favorite fitness class to ordering delivery for a night in, Google Maps no longer just shows you the information you're looking for. It also makes it easier to get things done in the real world — all in one place.



New year, new look: ride services mode gets an update

Jan 12 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

Last year, we introduced a new ride services mode to Google Maps as a convenient option for people to easily get where they need to go. Since then we’ve added a number of new ride service partners in the U.S. and worldwide. Today, we’re starting to roll out an updated ride services experience to make it even easier for you to book a ride directly from Google Maps, on both Android and iOS globally.


A new look

With today's updates, you'll now see more types of ride options and more actionable information. When you open ride services mode, instead of a long list of ride service providers and ride options, you’ll see the map you know and love, along with a carousel of ride service providers in your area. Just tap on your preferred provider to see a complete list of ride options and special offers or promotions.

               

         Past ride services experience (left), new ride services experience (right)


Book an Uber ride directly within Google Maps

We’re also trying out a new integration that lets you book, complete and pay for an Uber ride without ever leaving Google Maps—even if you don’t have the Uber app installed on your device. Once you sign into your existing Uber account (or create one), you can book an Uber ride, track your driver on the map, and connect with your driver—all from within the Google Maps app. Here’s how it works:

Video

You can even take a look at information about your destination while en route. So menus, hours and other helpful details are only a swipe away.

Video2

From booking a ride to reserving a table at a local restaurant, booking your favorite fitness class to ordering delivery for a night in, Google Maps no longer just shows you the information you're looking for. It also makes it easier to get things done in the real world — all in one place.