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The Last Unmapped Places

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  astronomy cartography exploration greenland guardian

Lois Parshley’s essay on the last unmapped, mysterious places—Greenlandic fjords, the slums of Haiti, the ocean’s depths, black holes in space—is a long read worth reading. Originally published last month as “Here Be Dragons: Finding the Blank Spaces in a Well-Mapped World” in the Virginia Quarterly Review, it’s been reprinted by the Guardian, in an edited, tighter version, as “Faultlines, … Continue reading "The Last Unmapped Places"


Fantasy Maps Exhibit at Texas A&M Library

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  exhibitions fantasy maps libraries maps and literature texas a

An exhibition of fantasy maps, Worlds Imagined: The Maps of Imaginary Places Collection, opens Friday at Texas A&M University’s Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. “The maps included are part of an ongoing effort by [Texas A&M’s] Maps and GIS [Library] and the Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection to develop a shared collection of maps of imaginary … Continue reading "Fantasy Maps Exhibit at Texas A&M Library"


Drone2Map 1.1 is now available for download

Feb 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  3d 3d gis analysis & geoprocessing apps arcgis earth

Drone2Map for ArcGIS version 1.1 is available for download from My Esri and the Drone2Map for ArcGIS Help Site. This release builds on the core features of Drone2Map and adds new product types, additional licensing options, and much more. Here are some of … Continue reading


Catch Innovative Emerging Businesses at Esri’s 2017 FedGIS Startup Zone

Feb 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  2017 federal gis conference conference emerging business esri esri startup program

In a few days over 4,000 professionals gather at the 2017 Esri Federal GIS Conference (#FedGIS), February 13-14, to explore ground-breaking ways government uses geospatial technology to solve the world’s greatest challenges. Join our community and Esri President, Jack Dangermond, … Continue reading


Geomatics Educator’s Conference

Feb 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  education the industry

(Note – Here is an opportunity to give back to your profession by supporting this group.) Greetings! We are pleased to invite you to the 2017 Surveying and Geomatics Educators Society Conference at Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) on July 30th-August 3rd, 2017.  … Continue reading

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This beautiful map shows traces of humankind around the world

Feb 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  human maps remote sensing

Humans have changed the surface of the Earth much more and much faster than any other species before us. In nature, we observe many animals also shaping their surroundings, just look at ants or beavers. But the scale of human influence on our planet is uncomparable. It lasts already for over 10 000 years (dating […]

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DevSummit Season 2017

Feb 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  devsummit esri

It’s that time of year, it’s wet outside (in SoCal anyway), I’m blasting through material and slides and wondering how what I’m doing. I tend to over-commit, and I like to think I over-deliver. I have to admit, I kind of thrive on it. Presenting and sharing material. I think I do a decent job...

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A Formula for Disaster: Calculating Risk at the Ethane Cracker

Feb 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  air pollution articles community companies data and analysis

by Leann Leiter, Environmental Health Fellow map & analysis by Kirk Jalbert, Manager of Community-Based Research & Engagement in partnership with the Environmental Integrity Project On January 18, 2016, Potter Township Supervisors approved conditional use permits for Shell Chemical Appalachia’s proposed ethane cracker facility in Beaver County, PA. A type of petrochemical facility, an ethane cracker […]

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FREE Webinar! SmartMapping with Living Atlas Layers and Unveiling of the New Website

Feb 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online cartographic design living atlas living atlas community webinar living atlas of the world

Join us February 23 for a free webinar! Jim Herries, Lisa Berry, and Jennifer Bell of Esri’s ArcGIS Content Team will present Esri’s latest SmartMapping techniques and show how you can use them with Living Atlas layers to gain insight … Continue reading


Introducing a Human Geography Basemap

Feb 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis content arcgis online basemap mapping vector basemap

Esri just released a new sample vector basemap that is built specifically to make maps of subjects related to human geography. Just as the Topographic Basemap supports so many wonderful maps that require topography on a colorful basemap, the Human … Continue reading


The Esri Hydro Reference Overlay is a Hosted Tile Layer on ArcGIS Online

Feb 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing app developers apps arcgis for server arcgis online

Due to increased demand for access and stability, the Esri Hydro Reference Overlay is now served as a hosted tile layer on ArcGIS Online. The original webmap and layer will remain in place until September 2017. At that time, the … Continue reading


Intermediate Python Programming with “ArcGIS Blueprints” – book review

Feb 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  coding programming

“ArcGIS Blueprints” is a book for ArcGIS Desktop programmers who want to improve their Python programming skills and look beyond Python scripting. Whereas the author´s earlier book “Programming ArcGIS with Python Cookbook” focused on Python scripting, this book covers ArcGIS Desktop application development with Python. These applications come in the form of add-ins and Python […]

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Confused by Mobile GIS?

Feb 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  gis mobile gis

Mobile ArcGIS has been slow to take off. Part of the reason we suspect is due to the confusion around mobile GIS in general and making decisions on the best option for your particular needs. In this video we discuss mobile GIS apps. The core differences and factors which you will need to consider when […]

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Mapping Where America Depends on Trade

Feb 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  economics exports trade usa washington post

The Washington Post maps the parts of the United States most dependent on trade—and thus most at risk if the Trump administration starts a trade war with the U.S.’s trading partners.


Google Maps for Android Adds Information Tabs

Feb 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  android google google maps mobile

Yesterday’s update to Google Maps for Android includes tabs for nearby points of interest, driving information and traffic conditions, and transit schedules and recommendations. More at The Verge. Previously: Google Roundup for January 2017.



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