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Canada’s Indigenous Communities on Google Maps

Jun 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  canada first nations google maps indigenous mobile

CBC News reports that more than 3,000 indigenous communities in Canada—traditional First Nations reserves as well as treaty settlement lands and urban reserves—have finally been added to Google Maps. For some reason I thought they already were—U.S. Indian reservations have been on Google Maps for some time, after all (their visibility, or lack thereof, was … Continue reading "Canada’s Indigenous Communities on Google Maps"


Supporting the Mining Activity in Chile Through Interactive Thematic Maps

Jun 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog enami gis gis cloud mininng industry

  The mining industry in Chile produces more than one-third of government income by exporting Copper. Other important mining products include gold, silver, molybdenum, iron, and coal, while most of the mining products are located in the Atacama Region. Exactly this area was in focus of the project done by Adolfo Ibañez University for the...


Books Update

Jun 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  books housekeeping

A lot of things accumulated in my inbox during the move, and the backlog is kind of overwhelming right now, but I’ve finally updated the Map Books of 2017 page to include all the books that came to my attention during that time. Speaking of backlogs, I still have several books in my reviewing queue, … Continue reading "Books Update"


xkcd’s Relativistic Election Maps

Jun 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  choropleth comics funny unusual maps xkcd

I’m surprised it took as look as it did for physics and cartography to collide—relativity and choropleth maps—in an xkcd cartoon.


Drones that can see through walls using only Wi-Fi

Jun 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  drones indoor mapping

A Wi-Fi transmitter and two drones. That’s all scientists need to create a 3D map of the interior of your house. Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara have successfully demonstrated how two drones working in tandem can ‘see through’ solid walls to create 3D model of the interiors of a building using only, […]

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Best Practices for Creating Bilingual Apps

Jun 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online cats configurable apps portal for arcgis templates

Offering your web app in multiple languages can increase your audience and the overall impact of the information. In this blog, we will show two examples of configuring apps to support a bilingual audience. Example 1: Configuring two apps In … Continue reading


ArcGIS Pro SDK at UC 2017

Jun 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  .net 2017 user conference 3d gis app developers apps

We’re just a few short weeks away from User Conference 2017!  If you’re looking to learn more about the extensive ArcGIS Pro customization opportunities available with the ArcGIS Pro SDK for .NET, then plan to attend the sessions listed below.  Also … Continue reading


Award Winning DIAL

Jun 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  dial environmental remote sensing research sensors

A team of researchers at Ball Aerospace recently received an award for the work they have been doing with a differential-absorption lidar sensor. The target for the  system is methane gas which is a significant contributor to the greenhouse gases … Continue reading

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Risks to Water Supplies in PA’s Susquehanna Basin

Jun 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles complaints data and analysis groundwater oil and gas

In this series of articles on the Susquehanna River Basin, FracTracker has explored the relationship between oil and gas extraction and the overall health of the watershed relative to oil and gas extraction impacts. We began with a basic overview of likely relationships, followed by an analysis of oil and gas violations relative to resources […]

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Best Practice Analysis and Using FME to Organize FME

Jun 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about fme about our customers best practice email notifications fme cloud

Best Practice is very important in FME. This article shows how to analyze a workspace using a new, email-based web service, and explains how this system is typical of a new trend for using FME to organize large-scale FME projects.

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