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A Giant Map for Presidential Inauguration Planning

Jan 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  big maps military politics unusual maps washington dc

The U.S. military uses a huge floor map of Washington, D.C. to plan for presidential inaugurations, as the Tech Insider video above shows. According to this, it’s used by the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, a joint-service organization that provides military ceremonial support. (See this U.S. Army article from 2012 about the 2013 inauguration, and this 2008 … Continue reading "A Giant Map for Presidential Inauguration Planning"

Book Roundup for January 2017

Jan 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps books

Günter Schilder’s Early Dutch Maritime Cartography: The North Holland School of Cartography (c. 1580-c. 1620) comes out this month from Brill; its book launch takes place in Amsterdam on 27 January. [Tony Campbell] Also scheduled for publication later this month: Mapping the Holy Land: The Origins of Cartography in Palestine by Bruno Schelhaas, Jutta Faehndrich and Halim Goren (I. … Continue reading "Book Roundup for January 2017"

Using Tableau & Maps for Infrastructure Asset Management

Jan 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about fme business intelligence data viz maps tableau

Today we welcome guest bloggers Henri Veldhuis and Jurgen van Tiggelen from Sweco. After hearing about Tableau only a few months ago, they started using it together with FME to provide compelling map-based visualizations of infrastructure data. Henri and Jurgen will share what they've been able to accomplish since August.

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Jan 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  cartography mapmaking tools

Caitlin at Geo Lounge on pantographs: “Before the use of computers to replicate and manipulate maps, a pantograph was one of the ways used to either reduce or enlarge the size of a map while reproducing an accurate copy of the original map.” I did not know about pantographs—they seem to have been widely used in drawing … Continue reading "Pantographs"

Intel is buying a stake in HERE as part of its focus on self-driving cars

Jan 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  geo news here intel self-driving cars self driving car

Intel missed out on the mobile computing revolution and it certainly doesn’t plan on repeating the same mistake with Self-driving cars. In a bid to strength its position in the Self-driving car market, the company has announced that it is acquiring a 15% stake in HERE. Intel isn’t just investing in the mapping expertise that […]

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Promoting Engineering Careers with 3D Laser Scanning

Jan 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling cultural heritage government historic preservation technology

Transport Scotland is funding the development of promotional engineering learning aids using the Forth Bridges as the subject to the tune of £425,000.The funding will be used to develop games, apps and interactive models all aimed at developing pupils’ STEM … Continue reading

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Finding Value(s) in our Stories and Waters

Jan 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  habitat conference our planet, our home urban waters urban waters federal partnership urban waters program

By Emily Simonson I’ve never had so many people wanting to talk to me in my life than I did while working the USA booth at the Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador. Drawn in by the flag towards the outside of our booth space, people browsed the EPA materials on the Urban Waters Federal(...)

Top 10 Most-Read Posts of 2016

Jan 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  best blog content in 2016 blog challenges of drone mapping drone mapping gis

2016 was eventful: many great new projects and releases were introduced. We also explored utilizing GIS in different industries such as drone mapping, utilities, road infrastructure and others. The content that attracted most visits and interest in 2016 were our posts dedicated to GIS in drone mapping, GIS Day Contest competition and projects, use cases,...

Keeping Up Our Great Lakes Momentum

Jan 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  air clean water climate change epa connect great lakes

We as people will always need clean water. With more than 90 percent of the nation’s fresh surface water, few if any places tell the story of the need for and work to protect public health as it relates to fresh water than the Great Lakes. We started down this trail together by calling for a “new standard of(...)

3D at Esri: 2016 in Review

Jan 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  3d 3d gis app developers arcgis earth arcgis for server

In 2015, the team at Esri started to roll out 3D capability across the ArcGIS platform. That effort laid the groundwork for an incredible 2016 in which we’re seeing 3D used in all flavors of Esri customer environments and domains.  … Continue reading

3 trends that will shape Geo Industry in 2017 according to Jan Erik Solem, CEO of Mapillary

Jan 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  geotrends geotrends2017 mapillary

What we’re seeing now is that automotive companies are becoming major players in the mapping ecosystem and are shaking up the industry. It’s a time of rapid innovation, which will motivate some of the predicted trends below. Automotive mapping takes off: The automotive industry has huge momentum right now and will continue to be a […]

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What’s Coming in the ArcGIS Pro 1.4 SDK

Jan 04 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  .net 3d gis app developers arcgis pro arcgis pro 1.4

ArcGIS Pro 1.4 will soon be released with new updates to the Pro SDK.  Some of the new SDK additions will include: Configurations – a brand new add-in pattern and template which allows you to customize your Pro UI/UX at … Continue reading

What’s New with ArcGIS for Defense – December 2016

Jan 03 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis for defense defense national security predictive analysis solutions

During the December 2016 ArcGIS Solutions Release there were 3 new Solution Products added to ArcGIS, 3 Solution Products were updated and 23 had product lifecycle changes. New Solution Products Gridded Reference Graphic widget enables users to create grids for … Continue reading

Drones are keys to our future and here is why

Jan 03 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  drones

I have always liked sci-fi movies. Every time I saw robots I always thought it would be nice to live in such times, in where each of us can benefit from their services. Today, I can say that drones are the closest to fulfill this vision. In the past few years, their capabilities have grown very […]

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Pipeline Under Debate in Louisiana Bayou

Jan 03 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles bayou bridge pipeline crude oil data and analysis la

The 30-inch Bayou Bridge Pipeline began operations in April of 2016, with a short leg of pipeline that ran from Nederland, Texas to refineries in Lake Charles, Louisiana. But this 60-mile long pipeline, operated by Sunoco Logistics Partners, was just the first step in a much lengthier, and more controversial, 24-inch diameter pipeline project (jointly […]

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