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New accessibility features in Story Map Journal

Dec 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  accessibility arcgis online december 2017 release story map journal story maps

Accessibility is an important goal at Esri, and in the last two ArcGIS Online updates (September and December 2017), the Story Map Journal app received significant enhancements related to accessibility. Read on to learn more about these new features and … Continue reading


Free GIS Cloud Workshop for Local Governments in Greece

Dec 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog events greece local governments nubigroup

GIS Cloud partners from Greece, NubiGroup, will hold a free GIS Cloud workshop in Athens, Greece, on December 15 (9.30 am – 15.30 pm).   The workshop,  “GIS Cloud Solutions for the Public Sector – Learn How to Integrate Spatial Data Into the Workflow of your Organization”, will be held at the INFOREST company premises...


What’s new with hosted feature layer views (December 2017)

Dec 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online december 2017 release feature layers hosted feature layer views whats new december 2017

Hosted feature layer views give you great flexibility, allowing you to tailor the data to meet specific user requirements.  But now hosted feature layer views are even better. We’ve just added a new capability that many of you have been … Continue reading


What’s New in ArcGIS Online? Firefly!

Dec 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online cartographic design december 2017 release living atlas mapping

Yes! Those curious glowing symbols that we just can’t look away from are now available right out of the box in ArcGIS Online…starting now. Now all that Firefly goodness is at your fantastic GIS-slinging cartographically-inclined fingertips. Go forth. How? Any … Continue reading


Solid State Lidar Sensor to Debut at CES 2018

Dec 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  autonomous vehicles consumer sensors solid state

It’s going to take a combination of the right technology and the right business model to become a leader in providing tier one automotive suppliers with lidar sensors. Leddartech believes they can deliver both. LeddarTech will be presenting the LeddarCore … Continue reading

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Hilbert Curves and Spatial Sorting: Going Down a Rabbit Hole to Create an FME Hub Transformer

Dec 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about fme affinewarper custom transformer fme evangelist fme hub

This post about creating an FME Hub transformer for spatial sorting was what you call a long-burner, given that I started on the project 18 months ago!

But I persevered and am writing about it here because I think it's a good example for various FME capabilities: Python scripting, affine warping, custom transformers, the FME Hub, and - perhaps most of all - a solution to sorting data by spatial location.

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Pokémon Go ditches Google Maps for OpenStreetMap

Dec 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  geo news

If you recently updated Pokémon Go, you should have noticed the in-game map looking radically different. It’s because the hugely popular mobile game has finally cut loose Google Maps in favor of using OpenStreetMap (OSM) for its in-game display. While Pokémon Go has been using OSM under the hood to influence ‘spawn points’ within the […]

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A crabtivating journey: Street View joins a crab migration of millions on Christmas Island

Dec 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

From herds of elephants in Kenya to penguins in the Arctic and frogs in the Amazon, the Street View Trekker has met some charming characters on its journeys around the world.  This week, Street View is venturing to Christmas Island, a remote Australian territory in the Indian Ocean, to join more than 45 million local residents for their annual trip from the forests to seas. Christmas Island’s famous, endemic red crabs have begun their once-a-year migration

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Red crabs marching in the rainforest.

For most of the year, these land crabs stay burrowed in Christmas Island’s lush damp forests to preserve body moisture and protect themselves from harsh sunlight. But each year, they emerge from the forest shelter to march to the sea to spawn near the coastal waters. These bright red residents wait patiently for a precise alignment of the rains, moon cycle and tides to commence their journey. They’re starting to paint the town red and Dr. Alasdair Grigg on behalf of Parks Australia, is carrying the Street View Trekker to collect imagery of this yearly miracle for all to see. The migration concludes on the ocean shores when the highest density of crabs spawn and lay their eggs in the sand—a finale forecasted for December 13.

The volume of red crabs presents unprecedented conditions for the Street View image capture. As crabs crowd the roads, boardwalks and beaches, each step must be taken with care. Fortunately, crabs have right of way on Christmas Island, and Parks Australia has built walls and fencing along roads to direct the crossers to safety.

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Whether you’re in Ballarat, Bogota or Berlin, soon you’ll be able to experience the Christmas Island crab migration, and its grand finale (the spawning) on Street View. We invite you to join this marvelous march—and see why Sir David Attenborough calls this phenomenon one of the “most astonishing and wonderful sights.” You can expect to see the imagery from this collection on Street View in early 2018.


What’s New in Operations Dashboard (December 2017)

Dec 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis enterprise arcgis online avl charts

At-a-glance decision making with Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS We are very excited to announce that Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS has moved out of beta and is now released! It is included with your ArcGIS Online subscription and will be available … Continue reading


What’s New in ArcGIS Online (December 2017)

Dec 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online december 2017 release living atlas story maps whats new december 2017

ArcGIS Online has just been udpated with the following new features and enhancements. This release includes a more flexible user experience for managing and discovering content, Insights for ArcGIS, administrative enhancements, and other improvements throughout the site. For additional information … Continue reading