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Dec 19 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  uncategorized


EPA Launches Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Website

Dec 19 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  clean water act clean water rule epa connect water

By Joel Beauvais We live in a society that increasingly allows us to visualize information and data on our phones, TVs, and computers. That’s why I’m excited to announce that EPA is once again demonstrating its commitment to transparency in decision-making by launching a new website that helps the public see where the Clean Water(...)

Lidar Training

Dec 19 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  airborne lidar education hydrographic lidar mapping rsac

This website, hosted by the U.S. Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center is offering six online Lidar technology training tutorials. They have also identified a number of online resources. It appears to be open to the public at no charge. … Continue reading

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Update on EPA’s Clean Power Plan Model Rules

Dec 19 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  clean power plan climate change cpp epa connect

By: Janet McCabe States, cities, businesses, tribes, and other organizations across the country are taking important steps to cut carbon pollution from power plants. In fact, power plant carbon emissions in 2015 were almost 25 percent below 2005 levels. Our extensive public engagement highlighted this continued progress and helped us ensure that the Clean Power(...)

Webinar Recording: GIS in the Railroad Industry

Dec 19 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog geomobiliti gis gis cloud railroad industry

What are the uses of GIS in the Railroad Industry? The answer to this and many more questions can be found in a recording of last week’s webinar, held by Tomy Brown, the owner of Geomobiliti Inc. Tomy Brown, who has worked with numerous clients from the Railroad and Real Estate Industry, presented a several...

Taking Air Sensors to Communities

Dec 19 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  air monitoring research air quality air research air sensors citizen science

By Joel Creswell When I read about air quality in the news, it’s often described as a large scale problem where entire cities or states are being affected. While it’s important to think about these problems on a larger scale, I often wonder more about what’s happening in my neighborhood. Does the air I breathe(...)

CityEngine unveils mobile Virtual Reality solution

Dec 19 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  3d 3d gis arcgis earth city modeling cityengine

We are excited to announce a mobile VR solution for urban planners, architects, and GIS professionals. With the latest version of CityEngine, we offer the ability to simply and quickly create VR experiences on mobile devices. You can view these … Continue reading

Introducing Arcade

Dec 19 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  api app developers apps arcgis online arcgis pro

If you’ve been keeping up on ArcGIS news you might have noticed we’ve added something new… That something is Arcade. You’re probably still wondering what it is exactly and what it means to you as a GIS user.  The simple … Continue reading

Electoral Map What-Ifs

Dec 19 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  2016 us elections politics usa

Neil Freeman’s Random States of America creates election maps from an alternate reality. They apply real-world election results to randomly generated state boundaries, which can yield radically different results than what actually happened. Taking things one step further, Josh Wallaert of Places asked Freeman “to calculate who would win the 2016 election if the states were … Continue reading "Electoral Map What-Ifs"

Recent Book Reviews

Dec 18 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  art books cities new york city travel

At The Skiffy and Fanty Show, Paul Weimer reviews Atlas Obscura. “So is there a point to the book? Is there any good reason to read the book and not just go trolling and traversing through the website, which has many more entries? Yes. Even in an interconnected world such as ours, there is a tactile experience … Continue reading "Recent Book Reviews"

The Great American Word Mapper

Dec 18 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  linguistics usa

Like The United Swears of America, The Great American Word Mapper explores regional variation in English language use in the United States based on geocoded Twitter data, this time through a search interface that allows side-by-side comparisons. As before, forensic linguist Jack Grieve is involved, along with fellow linguist Andrea Nini. [Kottke] Previously: Speaking American; The United Swears of America.

Mapping Migration Trends to Europe

Dec 18 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Esri Insider under tags  citizen engagement community development story maps storytelling with maps

Today, December 18, the world celebrates International Migrants Day, an observance initiated by the General Assembly of United Nations to raise awareness of the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, and the unique issues they face. It … Continue reading

Microsoft partners with Esri, HERE and TomTom to create the next ‘world graph’

Dec 18 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  cloud esri here microsoft self-driving cars

Microsoft is probably one of the few tech giants that isn’t directly working on autonomous cars, instead they have signalled their intentions to serve as the de-facto cloud service platform for autonomous cars. And in a move at strengthening their position, Microsoft has announced a partnership with Esri, HERE and TomTom to create a ‘world graph’. Microsoft + […]

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Understanding Engraved Maps

Dec 18 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps mapmaking printing

My last post was about engraved copper plates used in map printing. To understand the relationship between printed maps and the plates that print them (woodblock, copper plate or lithographic stone), see Tony Campbell’s article, “Understanding Engraved Maps,” reprinted at his indispensable Map History/History of Cartography site.

Engraved Copper Plates Retrieved

Dec 18 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps british library conservation libraries mapmaking

The British Library has acquired nine engraved copper plates, used to print maps of India for the East India Company in the late 18th and early 19th century, from a scrap metal dealer. Another plate had been acquired in 1988 from a Norfolk farmer, who had intended to use it as a mudguard for his tractor. The plates … Continue reading "Engraved Copper Plates Retrieved"

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