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Christian Tate’s Transit Map of Middle-earth

Mar 16 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  art maps and literature middle-earth tolkien

Christian Tate’s map of Middle-earth in the style of a transit map, showing the journeys of the characters of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (or at least the film versions thereof), was commissioned for Empire magazine. It reminds me a bit of Andrew DeGraff’s Cinemaps. [Transit Maps]

A Google Maps Roundup

Mar 16 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  developer tools disability disney google google maps

We’re almost at the end of the week of Mario on Google Maps. Announced for March 10 (“MAR10” Day), the temporary feature changed the navigator arrow into Mario driving his cart. Announced for both Android and iOS, but for some reason it never turned up in Google Maps on either my iPhone or my iPad, … Continue reading "A Google Maps Roundup"

5 ways geolocation will change marketing in 2018

Mar 16 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  location-based marketing location based ads

Advertisers have had the option to target search and social media ads based on geographic locations for some years now. But, when Pokémon Go came out of nowhere in 2016 and became an instant global phenomenon, it represented a watershed moment for location-based marketing opportunities. Brands discovered that geolocation technology could not only help them […]

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VirtualGrid Releases VRMesh v10.0

Mar 16 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling break line construction data polygonal surface

In many cases what people are looking for are surfaces, such as pavement, curb, sidewalk not millions of random 3D points. Manually fitting a surface to a point cloud requires experience and time. VirtualGrid has been working on automating the … Continue reading

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GISCafe Special Coverage: The World of State-of-the-Art Satellites, Reusable Spacecraft and More

Mar 15 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  big data blacksky cloud data digitalglobe

Both large full size satellites as well as small satellites are now being used for various purposes around the globe. In addition, constellations of satellites are being developed for specific purposes, such as internet satellites. We also include here maritime surveillance that relies on Satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) payload. We queried a number of […]

Global Evapotranspiration Data Added to Living Atlas

Mar 15 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  et evap evaporation hydro living atlas

Just because you can’t see evapotranspiration doesn’t mean you can’t map it. In fact, the Living Atlas of the World has long contained data about average annual evapotranspiration for the United States. Today that map is being deprecated and replaced … Continue reading

Share your Arcade expressions as templates

Mar 15 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app developers apps arcade arcade expressions arcgis api for javascript

At the 2018 Dev Summit in Palm Springs, I introduced the Esri arcade-expressions GitHub repository, which can be used for creating Arcade expression templates to share with others for reuse. Providing a mechanism for sharing Arcade expressions has been a … Continue reading

Top 5 Questions about Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS & Esri Dev Summit report

Mar 15 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis enterprise arcgis online configurable apps dashboard

We had a very busy Esri Developer Summit last week. It was great to meet and talk with many users about Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS in the exhibit showcase, after our technical sessions, and during the social events. There was … Continue reading

Crowdsourcing for NGOs and Nonprofits: Webinar Recording

Mar 15 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog crowdsourcing gis giscloud map portal

Watch our webinar and learn how to use map-based Crowdsourcing solution and Map Portal to attract sponsors, support microvolunteering practices and engage communities in various projects.   If you work for a non-profit or NGO organization, gaining visibility for your project, attracting sponsors, engaging volunteers and communities as well as delivering results are probably common...

Introducing “wheelchair accessible” routes in transit navigation

Mar 15 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

Google Maps was built to help people navigate and explore the world, providing  directions, worldwide, to people traveling by car, bicycle or on foot. But in city centers, buses and trains are often the best way to get around, which presents a challenge for people who use wheelchairs or with other mobility needs. Information about which stations and routes are wheelchair friendly isn’t always readily available or easy to find. To make public transit work for everyone, today we’re introducing “wheelchair accessible” routes in transit navigation to make getting around easier for those with mobility needs.

Adam, Lucy, Omari and Meridyth shared their experience using public transportation.

To access the “wheelchair accessible” routes, type your desired destination into Google Maps. Tap “Directions” then select the public transportation icon. Then tap “Options” and under the Routes section, you’ll find “wheelchair accessible” as a new route type. When you select this option, Google Maps will show you a list of possible routes that take mobility needs into consideration—for example, whether a transit station has accessible stops, platforms, entrances and exits.  Starting today, this feature is rolling out in major metropolitan transit centers around the world, starting with London, Tokyo, Mexico City, Boston, and Sydney. We're looking forward to working with additional transit agencies in the coming months to bring more wheelchair accessible routes to Google Maps.


In addition to making public transportation more accessible, people around the world have been helping us add accessibility information to Google Maps. Last September, Local Guides from around the world gathered at 200 global meet-ups to answer accessibility questions—like whether a place has a step-free entrance or an accessible restroom—for more than 12 million places. Additionally, we’ve been busy capturing and updatingStreet View imagery of transit stations and city centers so people can preview a place or transit station ahead of time.


We built this feature to make life easier for people who use wheelchairs, but accessible routes are also helpful if you’re on crutches or pushing a stroller. With the help of transit agencies around the globe and people like you who contribute local knowledge, we’re making progress toward a more accessible world for everyone.

Configurable Apps Announcement – Maps and Apps Gallery Moving to Mature Support Phase with April Release of ArcGIS Online

Mar 15 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online configurable apps maps and apps minimal gallery product lifecycle

In the upcoming April  Release of ArcGIS Online, the Maps and Apps Gallery will move into the Mature phase of the Product Lifecycle  and will be removed from the default Configurable Apps Gallery. The Maps and Apps Gallery displays apps and web maps … Continue reading

Announcing the ArcGIS Online User and Item History Log Early Adopters Community!

Mar 14 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  administrators arcgis online items monitoring rest api

Calling All ArcGIS Online Administrators! Have you been looking for a way to get more insight into what is happening in your organization and answer questions like: Who created an item? When was an item shared publicly? Deleted? What modifications … Continue reading

Contribute Your Campus Data to Esri’s Community Program!

Mar 14 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis content arcgis online cartographic design community basemaps

Community Maps contributors have made it clear, and we’ve noticed. Colleges and universities all over the world want their campus on the map. There has been a rather impressive increase in the number of campuses that want to share their … Continue reading

ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World updates in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6

Mar 14 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis 10.6 arcgis enterprise living atlas living atlas of the world uncategorized

A broad collection of beautiful and useful geographic items are available to access within your own ArcGIS Enterprise environment, brought to you by ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. Now, with the new 10.6 release, you can enjoy an even … Continue reading

Announcing support for Spike in Survey123 for ArcGIS

Mar 14 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis online esri ikegps local government

[Content originally posted in the Survey123 for ArcGIS GeoNet Group] We are happy to announce support for Spike in Survey123 for ArcGIS.  Spike is a laser-based measurement solution by Esri partner ikeGPS.   What makes Spike unique is that it allows … Continue reading

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