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Apply now: Apple is looking for map tech and GIS experts

Aug 13 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  apple apple maps augmented reality autonomous cars geo news

Apple is on a hiring spree. The company is looking for people who are skilled in the areas of mapping, geospatial information services, navigation and fleet management. Over 70 job listings pertaining to these specializations have been posted by Apple in the last month alone. And as CNBC notes, that’s a lot of jobs revolving […]

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A Vision for Google Earth

Aug 13 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  google earth opinions tl;dr tools

Geoawesomeness recently published a blog outlining a major new development for Google Earth for Chrome i.e. Google Earth as a social networking platform. I’m worried. I love Google Earth, and I love its new home in the Chrome browser. But I think there’s a whole lot more it could do as an educational tool for […]

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Ring Fortress Identified with Lidar

Aug 12 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  archaeology remote sensing

Archaeologists have discovered a perfectly circular Danish ring fortress in Borgring, Denmark, that dates back to AD 975-980. The fortress is believed to have been built during the reign of Harald Bluetooth – the King of Denmark who is often … Continue reading

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Top 11 maps that explain Total Solar Eclipse

Aug 12 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  maps topgeo

On Monday, August 21, 2017, Total Solar Eclipse will darken skies above North America, along a stretch of land about 70 miles (113 kilometers) wide, plunging it into darkness for over two minutes. It will be certainly one of the biggest astronomical events America experienced in years. To celebrate it, we’ve gathered a collection of the best […]

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Calculating density on a network: a comparison of Network KDE and Planar KDE

Aug 11 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing arcgis online arcgis pro arcgis spatial analyst arcmap

Check out this Story Map on a spatial data exploratory analysis of vehicle crashes in Richmond City, Virginia that identifies hazardous road segments (hotspots) using both Network Kernel Density Estimation (KDE) and Planar KDE methods for eight different bandwidths. The analysis … Continue reading


Episode 5: Coders on Couches Drinking Coffee – Drones

Aug 11 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about data coders on couches data collection drones gis

Grab a coffee and chat with Steve and Dean about why drones are revolutionizing the industry, how they’re being used commercially and recreationally, and what it’s like to plan the drone mission cycle. See also: Blog – How to get started with drones FME UC presentation – UAVs and FME: Powering Your Drone and Its Data with FME […]

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Visiting the AWS Loft Summer Party

Aug 11 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  aws developer geodev tech event

Yesterday, Amazon hosted their summer open house event in SoHo at their Loft location. It was a great opportunity for the community to drop by, check out the loft, and meet others who are interested in working or interacting out … Continue reading


How 3DR went from being the ‘American DJI’ to just one of DJI’s many partners

Aug 11 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  3d robotics dji drones

There’s no shame in admitting defeat. But when you are admitting defeat to your old nemesis, it’s got to sting a bit. In times like these, you must remember something a wise man, who goes by the name of Tyrion Lannister, once said, “Once you have accepted your flaws, no one can use them against […]

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Lightsaber Lines –I mean Firefly Lines

Aug 11 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis pro cartographic design cartography firefly geodata

Hang on! This blog post can alternatively be read in a mind-bending full-screen epically scroll-tastic Cascade Story Map. Ah the glow of a cool-blue firefly map. There is a sort of balance between the softness of the geographic features and … Continue reading


Mapping cities using Airbnb ratings

Aug 10 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  airbnb carto data visualization featured maps

How would your city look like, if you mapped the perceptions of tourists about different parts of the city using data from Airbnb? Beñat Arregi, an architect and data visualisation enthusiast, has explored this idea in his project titled “City maps from tourist feelings” by mapping the rating of each Airbnb listing on a map. […]

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