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360 Degree Solid State Lidar

Sep 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  uncategorized

There’s another new player in the autonomous vehicle market and they have an  impressive sounding sensor technology. AEye is the first to announce a commercial solid state lidar system capable of 360° coverage and real-time software configurability – key milestones … Continue reading

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How to add a list to a Cascade story map

Sep 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online story map cascade story maps

Several story map authors have requested that Cascade builder support the creation of lists. While the team is still looking to add this to a future release, you may be interested to know that you can already add lists to … Continue reading


FME Behind the Scenes: L10n and Learning Curves

Sep 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about fme coders on couches con terra l10n localization

When designing and developing technical software, it’s vital to put effort into minimizing the learning curve. For FME, we try to remove as many barriers as possible for the user. Some steps in the learning process can’t be removed, but we can certainly help with language and regional complexities. That’s where localization comes in. Localization, […]

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New Member Joins GIS Cloud Team: Welcome Mario

Sep 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog careers people team

We are happy to announce that a new team member, Mario Brkić, has joined GIS Cloud.   Mario has been excited about computers and technology since childhood, working in BASIC on an old Schneider CPC 464 while he was still in elementary school. Mario’s passion for computers and software development followed him throughout his education,...


Satellite images reveal the scale of devastation of Hurricane Irma

Sep 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  remote sensing

Last week Digital Globe published a series of striking satellite images taken before and after Hurricane Irma. It shows a terrible scale of destruction caused by one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. The imagery has been provided for a few affected areas but lets us see the scale of […]

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Changing departments – the pros and cons of being away from home discipline(s)

Sep 17 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay's personal blog under tags  academia and business academic career citizen science engineering extreme citizen science

Last weekend, I updated my Linkedin page to indicate that I’ve now completed the move between departments at UCL – from the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geomatic Engineering to the Department of Geography. It’s not just me – the Extreme Citizen Science group will be now based at the Department of Geography. With this move, … Continue reading Changing departments – the pros and cons of being away from home discipline(s)


Google Earth VR gets Street View imagery upgrade

Sep 16 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  geo news google earth street view

Google gave us the best use case for virtual reality by quietly putting the whole world within our reach with its Google Earth VR platform last year. The technology let you walk around your favorite cities or ‘teleport’ to the top of a mountain range in a jiffy, soaring through the sky like a bird! […]

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Give Your Analyses R Advantage

Sep 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing arcgis pro arcmap defense developer

The R-ArcGIS bridge was recently featured in the live training seminar, Go Deeper with Data Analytics Using ArcGIS Pro and R. The topics covered included, how to easily transfer data between ArcGIS Pro and R, an open-source programming language for statistical analysis, and … Continue reading


5 myths about coding web maps that make it look hard

Sep 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  featured programming

It’s a great feeling when you’ve finally decided that you will learn how code your first web map! You’re excited and ready to get going. Then, when you do a little bit of research… The reality strikes: there’s so much to learn! Right? “It’s really hard!” you might think and…Well, just do nothing. Here, I […]

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Velodyne Ramps Up Production

Sep 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  consumer sensors the industry

With the idea of becoming the leading lidar sensor supplier to the self driving car market Velodyne is investing in a factory that can produce not thousands, but millions of sensors next year. Think of it as a megafactory that … Continue reading

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The Science of Where Seagrasses Grow: ArcGIS and Machine Learning

Sep 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  uncategorized

From suggesting how many steps we should walk in a day, to predicting the future price of our home, machine learning (ML) is becoming an integral part of our lives. ML is a new approach to understanding our universe based … Continue reading


Matthew Cusick in Automobile Magazine

Sep 14 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  art collage cusick

Matthew Cusick’s art, which is constructed from collages of old maps, has turned up in an unusual place: Automobile magazine, which has an article looking at his more car- and highway-inspired pieces. [WMS] Previously: Another Look at Matthew Cusick.


Predicting Future Malaria Outbreaks from Satellite Data

Sep 14 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  amazon rainforest brazil disease health malaria

Data from NASA’s earth-observing satellites is being used to predict future malaria outbreaks in the Amazon rainforests of Peru. To be sure, as the above video shows, this is really about taking geospatial and remote sensing data from several different sources and correlating them to build a predictive model: it’s John Snow’s cholera map at large … Continue reading "Predicting Future Malaria Outbreaks from Satellite Data"


Steal These Vignettes Please

Sep 14 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis pro cartographic design how to? mapping tutorial

I’m prone to add vignettes to my maps. They are a handy, and sometimes beautiful, way to frame the composition and draw the eye in to the subject. I wanted to give you a handful of vignette resources so that … Continue reading


The Global Reach of Online GIS Education

Sep 14 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  aec analytics arcgis arcgis earth arcgis online

For several years, colleges, universities and some geospatial vendors have been offering online classes in various capacities. As companies offer fewer training courses within their facilities, and professionals have less time to travel to classes, we have seen the rise of these courses offered by universities and even software companies. What do these classes contribute […]



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