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Woodcut Bathymetry Maps

May 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis pro cartographic design geodata hydro mapping

Please do not read this blog post about how to create woodcut bathymetric maps. Here’s a close-up… You’re still reading?! Ok, I tried. So, this is an intricately machined woodcut map of oceanic bathymetry. Each 1,000 meter depth layer is … Continue reading


Want to fly a drone in India? Here’s all that you need to know

May 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  drones india legal flying

For all the Drone enthusiast out there in India, get to know the legal stuff for flying a drone, before your enthusiasm goes overboard ending up serving terms in jail. Sounds a bit horrifying isn’t it? Yes, there has been instances of drone pilots being jailed, for flying drones without seeking the appropriate permission from […]

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ESA’s drone-mapping astronaut has a Prometheus moment

May 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  drones esa

Remember that scene from Ridley Scott’s Prometheus (2012) where the crew used small, spherical drones to explore the subterranean network of tunnels on LV-223? It was one of the most amazing pieces of technology of that time, wasn’t it!? If you are a fan of Alien film franchise, you have probably seen this cool, viral […]

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A Record Investment

May 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  aging water infrastructure clean water state revolivng fund healthy waters unassigned wastewater treatment

by Tom Damm  3…2…1…  On cue, EPA, state and local officials dug their shovels into the softened dirt to formally kick off major upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant in Reading, Pennsylvania. There was reason to be all smiles as … Continue reading


What’s Coming in the Business Analyst Web and Mobile Apps

May 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps bao bao-only business analyst business analyst desktop

The next update of the Business Analyst (BA) Web and Mobile apps is planned for the end of June. This update will include Esri’s 2017/2022 projections and estimates for the U.S., a major update for the BA Mobile App, and … Continue reading


FME UC 2017: Wednesday Recap

May 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about fme fme uc

We’re thrilled to welcome hundreds of FMEers from around the world to Vancouver for the next three days. And what a perfect week it is to be here. After a long and snowy winter, we’re graced with this beautiful weather just in time for everyone to visit! Hopefully you get a chance to explore the city before […]

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Web Workers in ArcGIS API for JavaScript

May 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  arcgis esri geometryengine javascript

Recently there was a thread on GeoNet about how to use workers in the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. This brought up the discussion about the small worker framework that ships with the ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript. The user was able to figure it out enough to get a cool demo app together. You can...

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Learning more about the World Imagery basemap

May 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online contribute imagery living atlas world imagery

The World Imagery and Imagery with Labels basemaps contain satellite imagery for the world, with high-resolution aerial imagery added for many areas. These basemaps are part of the default basemap gallery, and are among the many basemaps you can choose … Continue reading


Insights for Water Utilities – Data Discovery and Exploration

May 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing arcgis 10.5 business intelligence insights local government

Insights for ArcGIS is a new web-based application that helps you integrate spatial intelligence with your organization’s data.  Whether it is looking at adoption of rebate programs or analyzing your main breaks, insights allows you to answer questions quickly and … Continue reading


Recent Auctions: Joan Blaeu and Australia, Sam Greer and Vancouver

May 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  1600s 1800s antique maps auctions australia

Joan Blaeu’s Archipelagus Orientalis is to Australia what Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 world map is to America: a case where a first appearance on a map is referred to as a country’s birth certificate. The 17th-century map included data from Tasman’s voyages and named New Holland (Australia) and New Zealand for the first time. The National Library of Australia is working on … Continue reading "Recent Auctions: Joan Blaeu and Australia, Sam Greer and Vancouver"


Exhibitions in the Northeast

May 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  adirondacks antique maps exhibitions harvard libraries

A new exhibition at Harvard University’s Pusey Library, Manuscript Maps: Hand-Drawn Treasures of the Harvard Map Collection, “highlights the process of mapmaking by looking at maps drawn by hand.” Opened yesterday; runs until September 27. Meanwhile, in Schenectady, New York, there’s another exhibition at Union College’s Kelly Adirondack Center: Parts But Little Known: Maps of … Continue reading "Exhibitions in the Northeast"


Manuscript Maps at Harvard

May 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps exhibitions harvard libraries

A new exhibition at Harvard University’s Pusey Library, Manuscript Maps: Hand-Drawn Treasures of the Harvard Map Collection, “highlights the process of mapmaking by looking at maps drawn by hand.” Opened yesterday; runs until September 27.


Imagery Collection from Any Moving Vehicle with New NCTech 360-Degree Camera for Google Street View

May 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  data emergency response geospatial gis google

Neil Tocher, CTO at Edinburgh, Scotland-based NCTech, reality imaging systems developer, spoke with GISCafe Voice about NCTech’s recent demonstration of a new 360-degree camera designed to be mounted on any vehicle in order to capture and generate virtual street-level imagery. Google is set to trial the new camera for Street View capture in three countries […]


Wayne National Forest Could Be Deforested – Again

May 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles community data and analysis ecology environment

Guest article by Becca Pollard Eighty years ago, Southeastern Ohio was a wasteland of barren, eroding hills. During the 18th and 19th centuries this once heavily forested area in the Appalachian foothills had been clear cut and mined beyond recognition. When the Great Depression struck, lowering crop prices made farming unprofitable in the area, and […]

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Americans don’t need to register non-commercial drones with the FAA anymore

May 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  drones faa

If you are a drone enthusiast living in the United States, flying a non-commercial UAV is going to become so much more uncomplicated. A US appeals court has struck down a drone registration rule which was mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in December 2015. The rule required all hobbyists to register their drones […]

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