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Deadline for Entries Extended! Special Coverage on Online GIS Courses!

Aug 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  american sentinel university analytics arcgis autodesk bentley

Dear Readers: The deadline for those entries to our Special Coverage of Online GIS Courses has been changed to August 14th, 2017. The face of GIS and Geospatial education has changed dramatically over the past few years, with new online courses being offered in numerous subjects, ranging from GIS fundamentals to Spatial Analytics and UAVs. […]


Participate in a European Renewable Energy Tour with FracTracker & Ecologic Institute

Aug 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles denmark ecologic institute europe event

Next spring, join FracTracker Alliance and Ecologic Institute on a unique and timely European Renewable Energy Tour. Witness the incredible – and essential – energy revolution happening in Europe in an immersive, holistic way. Europe’s energy policies are set to reduce dependence on foreign providers of fossil fuels, and substantially reduce the region’s climate change footprint.  In addition to learning how […]

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How Earth will look like 250 million years from now

Aug 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  earth featured geography giscience

Our planet is continuously in motion. Continents are floating on tectonic plates at different speeds from 1 to even over 10cm a year. Recently Australia had to shift its geographic coordinates by 1.5m (4.9ft) as the global GPS coordinates didn’t match the real world (Australia shifts 7cm a year north-east). The idea that continents drift dates back […]

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Apple Upgrades Maps in iOS 11

Aug 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  apple apple maps ios ipad iphone

iOS 11 won’t be available to iPhone and iPad users until the fall, but tech journalists are already noting the improvements coming to Apple’s maps, including lane guidance, augmented-reality enhanced Flyover maps, indoor maps and one-handed mode, among others.


‘The Messed Up Mountains of Middle-earth’

Aug 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  fantasy maps geology maps and literature middle-earth tolkien

Science fiction/fantasy novelist Alex Acks, a geologist by training, has some issues with Middle-earth’s mountain ranges. “Middle-earth’s got 99 problems, and mountains are basically 98 of them.” Basically it comes down to how Tolkien’s mountain ranges intersect at right angles—and mountains don’t do that. And Mordor? Oh, I don’t even want to talk about Mordor. Tectonic … Continue reading "‘The Messed Up Mountains of Middle-earth’"


New Google Earth Comes to iOS

Aug 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  google google earth ios ipad iphone

When it was released last April, the new version of Google Earth was limited to Chrome on the desktop and Android on mobile. Last week those upgrades came to the iOS version as well (App Store). [MacStories]


Predict Floods with Unit Hydrographs

Aug 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing analysis stories arcgis pro arcgis spatial analyst hydro

Check out the new ArcGIS Lesson on Predict Floods with Unit Hydrographs to create a unit hydrograph for a small to medium sized watershed using ArcGIS Pro, using a wide array of tools from Hydrology, Surface  and other toolsets from … Continue reading


How to extract raster values at point locations?

Aug 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing arcgis pro arcmap cell value extracting to points

Many a times, in your analysis, you might need to extract values from rasters based on point locations. The Spatial Analyst extension offers several tools that can do this for you, those being Extract Values to Points, Extract Multi Values … Continue reading


Author beautiful dashboards in your browser with Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS

Aug 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  0.6 apps beta dashboard mobile

Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS is an app that enables you to monitor, track, and assess your assets and daily operations. We’re delighted to announce that we just refreshed our beta for the next generation Operations Dashboard app. This beta empowers … Continue reading


Producing the “Big Dams” Story Map

Aug 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online story map journal story maps storytelling

Last week the Esri story maps team published “Big Dams: Boon or Bane?” featuring a gallery of the world’s largest dams. Although our team’s main role is to create and update Story Map apps for the benefit of our growing … Continue reading