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French politician wants to tackle rodent infestation with real-time ‘rat map’

Jun 18 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  awesome maps maps paris

So, this is a map you don’t expect to see every day. Riddled with tiny rat icons, what you see above is a catalogue of Parisians reporting rat sightings in the 17th Arrondissement of the French capital. The brainchild of Geoffroy Boulard, the head of the municipal council of the 17th Arrondissement, ‘Report a Rat’ […]

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William Reese, 1955-2018

Jun 18 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  map collecting map dealers obituaries

New Haven rare book dealer William Reese died earlier this month at the age of 62; he’d been suffering from prostate cancer. Reese, who founded his eponymous company in 1975, is a familiar name to map collectors; both his first significant sale and his last sale, according to the New York Times obituary, were cartographic in nature. [Tony Campbell] … Continue reading "William Reese, 1955-2018"


The Digital Twin

Jun 18 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling artificial intelligence augmented reality construction data

One term that I heard a couple of times last week at SPAR 3D/AEC Next which I was not familiar with was “digital twin”. It wasn’t too hard to get the idea from the context of the usage, but I … Continue reading

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Meet Awesome Maps – the startup that is bringing the awesome back to maps! #TheNextGeo

Jun 17 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  awesome maps the next geo

In an age where maps are almost always digital and are designed to highlight places of interest rather than to look like a work of art, it is hard to find maps that stand out and remind us of the awesomeness of cartography. So naturally when you read about a startup called Awesome Maps with the […]

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TRB AFB 80 Summer Meeting

Jun 16 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling afb 80 airborne lidar artificial intelligence augmented reality

The Transportation Research Board’s AFB 80 Geospatial Data Acquisition Technologies in Design and Construction Standing Committee is holding its summer meeting July 22 – 25, 2018 in Sacramento, CA. The event will be held at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel. Advance … Continue reading

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Content Categories Four Ways: An Introduction to Organizing and Finding Content by Theme

Jun 15 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  administration content content categories data management gallery

Get familiar with content categories by reviewing common content categorization examples. Add categories and find the content you are looking for


Firefly Basemap Imagery Launched!

Jun 15 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  basemap cartography firefly imagery mapping and visualization

The smoldering dark desaturated imagery basemap you've grown to love. It's ready for you. And you for it.


Firefly Basemap Imagery Lanuched!

Jun 15 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  basemap cartography firefly imagery mapping and visualization

The smoldering dark desaturated imagery basemap you've grown to love. It's ready for you. And you for it.


BIM for Infrastructure Webinar Next Week

Jun 15 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling bim construction education government

The Highway Engineering Exchange Program (HEEP) would like to announce an exciting new twist to IHEEP that we have organized as part of the 2018 event. In coordination with our partners on this effort, we extend an invitation to the … Continue reading

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This drone software lets you generate live thermal maps without Internet

Jun 15 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  drone mapping dronedeploy drones

We have always maintained that DroneDeploy is one of the best mapping software out there. It’s the only drone mapping solution that lets you create drone maps in the field instantly. You don’t have to upload the images anywhere, or even have access to the Internet. The map gets stitched on your mobile screen in […]

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#ThisisFamily: how we're celebrating Pride

Jun 14 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  arts & culture gmail google play google.org maps

It’s the middle of the middle month of a choppy year and I’m thinking about how we stay steady. I’m thinking about ballasts, the heavy things—weighty, substantive—employed in ships to lend balance. My ballast is my family, and I’m lucky enough to have a few. There’s the family of my blood, those mad geniuses who share my last name; the family of my friends, wild spirits exploring the limits of what’s possible; and, last but not least, the family I walked into when I came to Google.

This Pride, Google and Google’s LGBTQ+ community are celebrating families big and small, chosen or inherited, as part of #ThisIsFamily. We encourage you to post on social media about the people who make up your family (no matter how you define it) and to donate to nonprofits like PFLAG, It Gets Better and GLAAD. Google.org has pledged to match up to $100,000 in total in donations to these three organizations during the month of June.

That’s not the only way we’re celebrating Pride. In typical Google fashion, we’re helping you connect with the world around you (and having a bit of fun) across our products:

  • In Google Maps, this year's parade routes are paved with rainbows.
  • You'll find rainbow "easter eggs" scattered through Google Search and G Suite, and you can join the fun from your desktop by switching your Gmail to a Pride theme for the month of June.
  • Google Play Newsstand has a special feature page for Pride-related coverage.
  • On YouTube, we're celebrating the LGBTQ+ creators who are #ProudToCreate a better future with their imagination, creativity, talent, and truth through our YouTube Spotlight Channel, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • We continue to help businesses declare their establishments "LGBTQ+ Friendly" or "Transgender Safe Space" on their business listings in Google Maps and Google Search.
  • One year on from our initial donation to the LGBT Center of New York in collaboration with the National Parks Foundation, Google.org is contributing another $500,000 (for a total of $1.5 Million) to the Center to help with the digitization of LGBTQ+ history. The project is called Stonewall Forever, and we need your help to find, preserve, and share the untold stories of LGBTQ+ history.
  • Google Arts & Culture has a dedicated Pride collection celebrating LGBTQ+ history, with 20 exhibits and over 2,700 artifacts, part of which comes from the Stonewall Forever project. 

Ballasts, like families, help us stay steady amidst comotion. Paradoxically, maybe, these heavy things also lift us up.

Celebrating Pride, from our families to yours.


AppStudio for ArcGIS at Esri User Conference 2018

Jun 14 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app appstudio esri uc 2018 survey123 uc 2018

AppStudio for ArcGIS at Esri User Conference 2018


Trimble TBC v4.10 Simplifies the Creation of GIS Deliverables

Jun 14 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  analytics arcgis asset management big data climate change

In May, Trimble announced version 4.1 of Trimble® Business Center office software designed for surveyors and geospatial professionals to simplify the creation of cadastral, GIS, infrastructure inspection and tunneling deliverables. Using new cloud-based data synchronization and workflow task management capabilities, Version 4.1 provides seamless integration with Trimble Access™ 2018 field software to improve field-to-office productivity. […]


Two More Big Announcements from Hexagon

Jun 14 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling blk3d edge computing hexagon leica geosystems

Leica Geosystems made two new major product announcements yesterday that deserve your attention. From the press releases. The first is the launch of the Leica RTC360, a laser scanner equipped with edge computing technology to enable fast and highly accurate … Continue reading

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Active Fires Visualization

Jun 13 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  cartography firefly fires jsapi3 mapping and visualization

A work in progress application visualizing Active Fires in the United States using the ArcGIS JavaScript API



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