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Trimbles Announces MX9 Mobile Mapping Solution Addition to Portfolio

Feb 08 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  cloud geospatial gis handhelds hardware

Trimble announced the release of the Trimble® MX9 mobile mapping solution, completing Trimble’s mobile mapping portfolio. A next-generation mobile mapping system, the Trimble MX9 combines a vehicle-mounted mobile LIDAR system, multi-camera imaging and field software designed for efficient, precise and high-volume data capture for a broad range of mobile mapping applications such as road surveys, […]

Conquering the South Pole: Davor Rostuhar’s Interactive Map

Feb 08 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog davor rostuhar expedition people south pole

Once we heard that the renowned Croatian adventurer Davor Rostuhar had taken it upon himself to conquer the South Pole on foot, we didn’t hesitate much before deciding to support the adventure by doing what we are best at – mapping the expedition. The expedition was tracked from the Antarctic shores to the South Pole,...

BBC changes controversial weather map after 13 years, sparks more controversy

Feb 08 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  geo news map projections weather

In 2005, the British public service broadcaster BBC ditched its old-style Mercator maps for a tilted/curved version. The aim was to give weather-watchers a more realistic 3D feel, but the zoomed-in viewpoint ended up making Scotland look a lot smaller. Not surprisingly, viewers in the United Kingdom’s north were left fuming, with many calling the […]

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Webinar: Crowdsourcing Solution for NGO and Non-profits

Feb 07 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog crowdsourcing ngo nonprofits webinar

Register for a free webinar for nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations on Wednesday, February 21 and learn how to use Crowdsourcing technology for different projects around the world. Crowdsourcing can be a perfect tool for obtaining real-time data and engaging your community in various initiatives at the same time. For example, you can collect data on...

Six ways Google can keep you up to speed in PyeongChang

Feb 07 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  google ar and vr google assistant google play maps search

Tomorrow thousands of athletes will come together in PyeongChang to represent their countries with the world as their audience. While the athletes are getting ready for the gold, we’re getting a few of our products ready, too. Here are six ways Google is helping you stay connected to what’s happening on the ground (and on the ice) during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games:

1. Stay in the snow know with Google Search

When you search for the Winter Olympics, you’ll find the latest information about your favorite events at the top of Search results. You’ll be able to see your country’s rank in the race for gold medals, or dive into a specific sport to check out which athletes have won. When you’re not tuning into the Winter Games live, you can watch a daily recap video, see top news related to the Olympic Games, and find verified updates from official broadcasters around the world.

2. Tune in with YouTube

Starting February 8, if you miss a competition, you can watch select Olympic Winter Games video highlights from official Olympic broadcasters on YouTube in more than 80 countries around the world including from NBCUniversal (USA), BBC (UK), NHK (Japan), France TV (France), and Eurosport (Rest of Europe). In the U.S., YouTube TV will also show NBCUniversal’s live coverage of the Olympic Winter Games. In India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal the Winter Games will be for the first time live and free on the Olympic Channel on YouTube.

3. Keep up with these apps on Google Play

Don’t miss a single jump (ski, axel, or otherwise) with these apps in the Google Play Store. Just download and follow along with the athletes and watch the action live:

4. Explore South Korea in Street View and Google Earth

Check out the new “sports” category in Google Earth Voyager with five stories about the Winter Games that take you from epic ski jumping destinations to theOlympic Torch relay. These travel itineraries will help you explore South Korea’s capital city, and on Street View, you can see the new imagery of stadiums, cities and towns close to PyeongChang.

5. Get your head in the game with the Assistant

Your Google Assistant can help you stay up to date throughout the games. Curious about winners? Just say “Hey Google, who won women’s 1000 meter speed skating in the Olympics?” Rooting for a specific country? “Hey Google, how many medals does Iceland have in the Olympics?” You can even say “Hey Google, tell me a fun fact about the games in PyeongChang.” No matter how you’re asking—on your phone, speaker, TV or other enabled device—the Google Assistant can keep up with all the important Olympic details.

Plus, in the U.S., NBC is bringing an exclusive game to the Google Assistant across devices. It’s already live, so test your winter sports knowledge with dozens of trivia questions. Just say “Hey Google, play NBC Sports Trivia” to start your quest for Olympics’ trivia gold.

6. VR gets you closer to the action

Stream more than 50 hours of NBCUniversal’s live coverage—from the Opening Ceremony to alpine skiing, ice hockey, figure skating, snowboarding, curling and more—in virtual reality by using your YouTube TV credentials to log in to the NBC Sports VR app, powered by Intel True VR. In Europe, multi-camera live VR coverage is available via the Eurosport VR app.

Let the games begin.

Appalachian Ohio: Where Coal Mining, Fracking, and National Politics Converge

Feb 07 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles coal fracking news and information oh

The head of Murray Energy Corporation, Robert Murray, is very close to the highest office in the land. Such an association demands a close look at the landscape from which this corporation and its founder arouse. Belmont County, Ohio’s most famous tycoon Robert Murray has established a close relationship with the Trump administration. This connection […]

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Shocking LiDAR discovery astounds Maya civilization experts

Feb 07 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  archaeology geo news lidar

Mind=blown. That’s the popular sentiment in archaeological circles right now. Maya experts have just learnt that the ancient civilization was home to “millions” more than previously thought. A sprawling network consisting of man-made edifices like homes, roads, citadels, canals, and even pyramids, has been discovered under the thick jungles of northern Guatemala, indicating that we […]

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Freedom in the World, Mapped

Feb 07 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  civil liberties democracy freedom politics

The 2018 edition of Freedom House’s annual report on political rights and civil liberties, Freedom in the World, is out, and it’s illustrated by maps that categorize countries into “free,” “partly free” or “not free” and assign them a score out of 100. (I can’t say 1 to 100, because Syria is -1. According to them, … Continue reading "Freedom in the World, Mapped"

Using the Map Viewer in your Story Map

Feb 07 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis enterprise arcgis online arcgis online tutorial map viewer story map tutorial

The Map Viewer is the primary map authoring app in your ArcGIS portal. It’s best for assembling and configuring maps, exploring data, and performing analysis. Because of these strengths, it’s not the ideal choice when you want to display a map … Continue reading

Wisława Szymborska’s ‘Map’

Feb 06 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  maps and literature poetry

I like maps, because they lie. Because they give no access to the vicious truth. Because great-heartedly, good-naturedly they spread before me a world not of this world. From “Map,” the last poem the Nobel laureate Wisława Szymborska wrote before her death in 2012. Translated and reprinted in The New Yorker. [WMS]