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Introducing Australian Based Servers for Storing GIS Cloud Data

Oct 19 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  amazon web servers in australia australia blog cloud gis

Regulations in Australia and New Zealand – such as The Australian National Privacy Act of 1988, which regulates how organizations collect, use, keep, secure, and disclose personal information – can make it difficult for organizations to move sensitive information to cloud-providers that store data outside of Australia and New Zealand. Responding to these requirements of...


Using VueJS with ArcGIS API for JavaScript

Oct 19 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  arcgis esri javascript vuejs

It’s no secret that I am a fan of JavaScript frameworks. One little framework I haven’t touched in a long time is VueJS. What I really like about VueJS is that it is a very simple to use JavaScript framework that provides a big benefit to developers that want a templating library without all the...

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Staff Spotlight: Brook Lenker

Oct 17 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles fractracker alliance our perspectives pa pennsylvania

As the last article in our staff spotlight series, learn more about Executive Director, Brook Lenker, and how his early environmental work in Pennsylvania brought him to FracTracker Alliance. Time with FracTracker: 5 years Education: I graduated from Towson University near Baltimore in 1989 with a degree in geography and environmental planning. I loved the course of study so much that […]

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Sensitive Receptors near Fracked Oil & Gas Wells

Oct 14 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  ar articles ca co data and analysis

FracTracker Alliance has been working with the Frontier Group and Environment America on a nationwide assessment of “fracked” oil and gas wells. The report is titled Dangerous and Close, Fracking Puts the Nation’s Most Vulnerable People at Risk. The assessment analyzed the locations of fracked wells and identified where the fracking has occurred near locations where […]

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ACLU Criticizes Social Media for Allowing Access to Content

Oct 14 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  crowdsourcing data emergency response geospatial gis

An article this week in The New York Times Police Use Surveillance Tool to Scan Social Media about Chicago company Geofeedia’s use of text, photos and videos from social media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to aid in law enforcement sparks controversy about law enforcement vs. civil liberties. The use of location technology to […]


UCL Synergies podcast – Congo Citizen Science

Oct 13 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay's personal blog under tags  anthropology citizen science environmental information extreme citizen science human–computer interaction

The “UCL Synergies podcasts” is series of interviews with researchers who are working on a shared problem from two disciplinary perspective. It is part of the activities to demonstrate how UCL addresses the grand challenges. The series itself is an excellent  demonstration of the issues that come up in interdisciplinary research and you can find … Continue reading UCL Synergies podcast – Congo Citizen Science


Intro to Dojo2 with ArcGIS API for JavaScript

Oct 12 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  arcgis dojo esri javascript

Dojo 2 has been in the works for quite some time. It is finally at a stage where most of the packages are in either alpha or beta and can be tested. You can find more information about the status of each Dojo 2 package here. SitePen has put a lot of work into making...

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MetaSUB Use Case: Building Healthier and Smarter Cities with the Help of GIS

Oct 06 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog cloud gis field data collection gis cloud mapping pathogens

One of the cloud-based GIS applications in creating a smart city and a more responsive and sustainable environment is in public health. Increasing urbanization and a significant growth of international transport of people and goods creates unique challenges for the disease control and prevention in urban areas. These challenges are not new, nor are the...


Intro to ArcGIS SceneViewer

Oct 04 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  arcgis esri gis

The SceneViewer application in the ArcGIS Platform is very similar to the MapViewer. However, the SceneViewer is designed specifically to set up your Scenes for use in your applications. The workflow is that you would author your WebScenes in ArcGIS Pro and publish those scenes to your ArcGIS Online account. You can then use the...

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GIScience 2016 notes

Oct 01 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay's personal blog under tags  #gisci16 concepts conference gis giscience

The bi-annual Geographic Information Science conference is one of the focal point on the field. This year, it was held in Montreal. You can find my talk in a long and separate post. Here are some notes of talks that I took during the meeting. The conference started with reasons for the location, and a … Continue reading GIScience 2016 notes