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Book Roundup for January 2018

Jan 09 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps audio books maryland podcast

Augustine Herrman’s Chesapeake A Biography of a Map in Motion: Augustine Herrman’s Chesapeake by Christian J. Koot, out last month from NYU Press, is an exploration of an iconic map—Virginia and Maryland as it is planted and inhabited this present year 1670 (see above)—and the mapmaker behind it, Augustine Herrman. “[T]he map pictures the Mid-Atlantic in breathtaking … Continue reading "Book Roundup for January 2018"


Reader’s Choice – Top 10 GIS Cloud Articles of 2017

Jan 09 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  best blog content in 2017 blog conferences crowdsourcing solution geography students

2017 was undoubtedly a big year for our team, filled with many great stories and milestones. Read all about it in our last blog post. At the beginning of every new year, we like to highlight the most popular GIS Cloud content for the previous year. It reflects both popular topics like Smart City technologies,...


Route 338: A Giant Educational Map About Canada’s Political System

Jan 09 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  big maps canada education politics

I’ve mentioned Canadian Geographic’s giant floor maps, which are loaned out to schools and come with additional teaching materials, before (namely, the Vimy Ridge map). Now CTV News takes a look at another one of their maps, this one focusing on Canada’s political system and improving students’ “democratic literacy.” It’s called Route 338, and it’s a 10.7×7.9m (35′×26′) floor … Continue reading "Route 338: A Giant Educational Map About Canada’s Political System"


Fascinating 3D map shows what lies beneath Greenland

Jan 09 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  cartography climate change maps

The colorful visualization you see above is what Greenland would look like if it were to lose its ice cover. Produced by researchers at British Antarctic Survey (BAS), University of Bristol and University of California at Irvine, the stunning Greenland Basal Topography BedMachine v3 map has been compiled using varied data – satellite imagery, airborne […]

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Using color in web map pop-ups

Jan 09 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcade arcade expressions arcgis online pop-ups

Crafting a great pop-up is essential for making great web maps. Using color in your web map pop-ups is just one of the techniques that you can apply that can turn of dump of GIS attributes into a more meaningful … Continue reading


Meltdown and Spectre Processor Vulnerabilities

Jan 09 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  security ssamymlgp vulnerability

News regarding recently disclosed hardware issues associated with computer microprocessors have been circulating over the past couple of days. While this vulnerability is independent of our application code, it’s useful for our customers to know what has been done by … Continue reading


xkcd’s 2016 Election Map

Jan 08 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  2016 us elections politics usa xkcd

The maps that appear from time to time on xkcd are usually a lot more whimsical than the one Randall posted today: his somewhat belated “2016 Election Map” assigns one figure for every 250,000 votes for each of the 2016 presidential election candidates. As Randall says in the alt text, “I like the idea of cartograms … Continue reading "xkcd’s 2016 Election Map"


Wired Covers the Mapzen Shutdown

Jan 08 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  developer tools industry mapzen web mapping

Wired’s coverage of the Mapzen shutdown (see previous entry) is fairly comprehensive. The good news is that, in some ways, Mapzen’s founders built it to fail. “Part of the rules with Mapzen is that everything is open source and we only deal with open data,” says CEO Randy Meech. “Luckily, we’re staffed to help people stand … Continue reading "Wired Covers the Mapzen Shutdown"


Improved Information Gathering and Collaboration Using Business Analyst

Jan 08 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  ba web business analyst business analyst desktop business analyst mobile app demographic

Imagine as an insurance company, you have claim assessors doing damage assessment and information gathering in the field. While understanding key demographic facts around the damaged locations such as average home values, percentage housing units owned and rented, and spending … Continue reading


GeoPlanner for ArcGIS: Weighted Raster Overlay Service Toolbox

Jan 08 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app developers apps arcgis pro cartographic design community maps

We recently updated our weighted raster overlay service toolbox on GitHub. If you recall, the tools in this toolbox help you create data that you can use for dynamic, web-based suitability modeling in GeoPlanner and Web AppBuilder. The New Toolbox … Continue reading


Mapping transit accessibility to jobs

Jan 08 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  accessibility add gtfs to a network dataset analysis & geoprocessing arcmap atlanta

In previous posts, we’ve seen how to map the location and frequency of transit service in your city. However, frequent, nearby public transit service isn’t useful if that service doesn’t take you valuable destinations, like your job, your school, the grocery store, … Continue reading


TRB and CES 2018

Jan 08 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  autonomous vehicles consumer

Two of the more important industry events are taking place this week. The Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting kicks off in Washington, DC and the Consumer Electronics Show will draw well over 100,000 to Las Vegas. What do these seemingly … Continue reading

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Drone LiDAR or Photogrammetry? Everything you need to know.

Jan 06 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  drones featured lidar photogrammetry uav

With the recent development in the drone surveying space, there has been a lot of myths and misconceptions around UAV LiDAR and photogrammetry. In fact, these two technologies have as many differences as similarities. It is therefore essential to understand that they offer significantly different products, generate different deliverables and require different capture conditions but […]

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“Real time” Story Map Tours

Jan 06 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online real time story map tour story map tutorial story maps

Story Map Tour is a popular Story Map, ideal for presenting a set of photos or other media along with captions, linked to an interactive map. It has been used to author interesting tours such as Places to Go in San Diego, … Continue reading


ArcGIS Pro Extensibility – Looking Back, and Ahead into 2018

Jan 06 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app developers apps arcgis pro arcgis pro sdk arcmap

Happy New Year!  Looking back at 2017, it was a great year for ArcGIS Pro extensibility. We saw many developers taking advantage of the Pro SDK in extending Pro to meet their organizations’ specific needs and workflows.  The ArcGIS Pro … Continue reading



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