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Google Maps will be soon showing parking availability data

Jan 23 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  google maps navigation

It is estimated that even up to 30% of traffic on some streets may be related to searching for a parking spot. It often happens that driving to a city centre takes you less time than cruising around searching a place to leave your car, and therefore parking information is the next big thing in […]

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“Polluting Pruitt:” A Wolf to Guard the Hen House?

Jan 23 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles class ii earthquakes environment epa

Guest article by Dakota Raynes, Co-Organizer of Stop Fracking Payne County (OK) President Trump recently tapped Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), even though Pruitt is a self-proclaimed “leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda.” Pruitt is currently opposing investigation of Exxon Mobile’s handling of climate-change science based on […]

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Top 14 maps and charts that explain NATO

Jan 22 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  featured nato topgeo

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is a military alliance originally established in 1949 with 12 member states, including America, Britain and France. The goal of the alliance was to avoid future war in Europe and to allow stable growth in peace. Today, NATO has 28 members including most of Europe, representing a population of more […]

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A Shared Perspective for PGIS and VGI – new paper

Jan 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay's personal blog under tags  citizen science gis paper papers participatory gis

Part of the special issue on Public Participation GIS that was published in The Cartographic Journal, was a paper that was led by Jeroen Verplanke (ITC). This paper goes back to the workshop on participatory GIS in 2013, that was the leaving event for Dr Mike McCall in ITC, after which he continue to work in UNAM, Mexico. … Continue reading A Shared Perspective for PGIS and VGI – new paper


Uber hires former Google’s head of search to lead its maps division

Jan 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  geo business google uber

Amit Singhal, Google’s former Head of Google Search who left the company in February 2016 has just joined Uber as senior vice president of engineering to lead its Maps and Marketplace unit. Catching the next ride of my professional journey with @travisk at @Uber pic.twitter.com/EGQn7VQTDJ — Amit Singhal (@theamitsinghal) January 20, 2017 Amit is not the […]

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2017 – The Year Of Collaborative Mapping – Dino Ravnić, CEO of GIS Cloud

Jan 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  geotrends geotrends2017 gis cloud

Throughout the years, maps have become a commodity. Simple mapping services providing basemaps and simple API have enabled thousands of lightweight location-based applications. Many of them are consumer oriented e.g. Uber, Foursquare, Google Maps, etc. In essence these are all GIS applications and many users are actually doing GIS even though they don’t know what […]

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Try something new in ArcGIS Online

Jan 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online what's new december 2016

There’s a lot to learn about ArcGIS Online, even if you’ve been using it for years. If you can make some time to try some of the new features, you may find that many of them help you get your … Continue reading


Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS v2.3 Developer Edition Now Available!

Jan 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app developers apps arcgis api for javascript arcgis developer blog arcgis developer community

Quick announcement: Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS v2.3 Developer Edition is now available for download from the ArcGIS Developers Site. This release includes many new capabilities that were recently added to the embedded Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS in ArcGIS Online in Dec … Continue reading


Add a locator map to your website

Jan 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online

GIS offers far, far more than just the ability to put the proverbial “dot on a map.” But sometimes, that’s all you need or want to do. Here’s a very simple way to accomplish just that, in a quick minute … Continue reading


Dependency Management with ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java

Jan 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app developers arcgis runtime sdk for java developer gradle java

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java 100.0.0 now supports downloading the SDK through dependency management.  Most projects are not self-contained, instead they require dependent libraries to be compiled or tested.  In the case of ArcGIS Java projects the requirement includes a … Continue reading