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Winter is Here and it’s Geotagged: Mapping Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Tweets

Jul 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  business intelligence carto europe geo news internet

It may be summer in the northern hemisphere but finally, after seasons of Starks shouting their battle cry and sashaying away, winter has finally come to Westeros. With it comes the beginning of the end of the series and the time to ponder whether the world will end in fire or ice. Winter’s blustery arrival also […]

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Location Based Services and Smart City Initiatives on a Global Scale

Jul 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  lbs location-based services smart cities and lbs smart city

Location Based Services (LBS), when combined with data analytics and city demographics, has tremendous potential to tap into the pulse of the city and thereby improve the quality of life for citizens. The integration of LBS and Smart City Initiatives with city demographics and data analytics leads to better insights as well as enables city […]

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Deploying Mobile Solutions

Jul 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  android apps arcgis enterprise arcgis online collector

Deploying mobile solutions using ArcGIS field apps can improve the efficiency of your field operations as well as update the accuracy and currency of your data. We hear stories every day about how deploying mobile solutions are cutting costs, improving … Continue reading


The PhD thesis that paved the way for GIS

Jul 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  father of gis gis giscience roger tomlinson

Few Ph.D. theses have ever changed the world in the same world that Roger Tomlinson’s thesis has. Roger Tomlinson, widely considered as the “Father of GIS,” completed his Ph.D. entitled “Geographical Information Systems, Spatial Data Analysis and Decision Making in Government”  in 1974 at the Department of Geography, University College London. The thesis was based on […]

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Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS v2.5 Developer Edition Now Available!

Jul 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app developers apps arcgis api for javascript arcgis developer blog arcgis developer community

Following on last week’s busy User Conference, we are happy to announce that Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS v2.5 Developer Edition is now available for download from the ArcGIS Developer’s Site. This release includes the new capabilities that were recently added … Continue reading


A Fix for the Create Space Time Cube Tool in GeoAnalytics Server

Jul 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis analysis & geoprocessing arcgis 10.5 arcgis 10.5.1 arcgis desktop

The Create Space Time Cube tool included with GeoAnalytics Server summarizes a set of points into a netCDF file structure by aggregating them into space-time bins. In addition to summarizing the number of features, the tool can also calculate summary … Continue reading


How to void your ArcGIS API for JavaScript Warranty!

Jul 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  arcgis esri javascript

You may have an existing ArcGIS API 3 for JavaScript application that is running smoothly and is widely used… but you would really like to take advantage of those sweet WebScenes in version 4. But you can’t do a full rewrite yet, or maybe you’re waiting for some features to land in version 4 before...

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Collector just got better

Jul 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis online collector collector for arcgis gnss

Collector for ArcGIS didn’t just release, but as part of the ArcGIS platform, it benefits when the platform gets stronger. And June’s release of ArcGIS Online brought some cool features that you’ll benefit from when using Collector. Easily include GPS … Continue reading


GIS Cloud Expanding to Brazil

Jul 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  99geo blog brazil gis gis cloud

This May, GIS Cloud team sponsored and participated at the MundoGEO#Connect Latin America conference in São Paulo, Brazil.  We were extremely busy at our booth in the exhibition space, where a lot of attendees from different industries have shown interest in collaborative mapping. As a result of the MundoGEO#Connect conference, 99GEO, a company specialized in...


Safe Software Stands Up For Youth Mental Health

Jul 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about fme careers corporate culture safe culture

On Sunday, Team Safe took to waters at Blackie Spit in support of the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Champion of the Crescent Corporate Relay Challenge. This event, now in its second year, raises funds in support of youth mental health initiatives throughout BC’s Fraser Valley. Safe’s team members from Team RIOT and Team Paddle of […]

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How-To: Electo-Cubo-Gram

Jul 17 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing arcgis pro cartographic design election how to?

Here is a cartogram showing the comparative number of Electoral College votes per state, and how they voted in the 2016 US Presidential Election. This cartogram was created entirely in ArcGIS Pro. Let’s peel back the covers and take it … Continue reading


Using Lidar to Understand Rockfalls

Jul 17 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling airborne lidar research

Thanks to Dr. Michael Olsen for this reference. Rockfalls and debris avalanches triggered by earthquakes quakes during the 2010–2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence in New Zealand killed five people and caused an estimated US$400 million in damages. In total, about 200 … Continue reading

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Because you cannot play the Game of Thrones without maps

Jul 17 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  fantasy maps game of thrones maps

Maps are hypnotic. They have magical powers. They explain the genetics of our natural world in a way that words cannot. Maps take us back in time. Maps shove us into the future. They kindle our imagination. They invoke awe, and envy. And if there is anything we have learned from the Season 7 premiere […]

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Why Python is the Future of Web GIS?

Jul 17 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  programming

Programming languages in GIS are here to stay Over the last six months, a broader adoption of programming languages in the GIS industry has taken place. Someone at the Esri DevSummit summed it up perfectly by saying that Esri has embraced multiple programming languages in one single workflow. What does this mean? It means that […]

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How the Maps of Game of Thrones were created?

Jul 16 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  fantasy maps featured game of thrones mapping maps

Jonathan Roberts was only 31 when he received the fateful email in early 2012. It came from Random House, the publisher of the Song of Ice and Fire epic fantasy saga that the blockbuster TV series Games of Thrones is based on. They wanted to know if he would be interested in doing the artwork […]

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