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Uber is about to lose Brian McClendon, its VP of mapping and the man behind Google Maps

Mar 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  geo business uber

Something wrong is going on at Uber. Key executives joined the #deleteuber movement and are leaving the company. Among them Brian McClendon, VP of maps and business platform, who has been named by Geoawesomeness one of the top most influential living people who shaped the geo industry of the 21 century. Uber become a key news story for all […]

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SPAR 2018 to Combine and Re-locate

Mar 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  conferences technology the industry

Diversified Communications, the promoter of SPAR 3D will co-locate with AEC-ST in 2018. The combined event will take place June 5-7, 2018 in Anaheim, CA. AEC Science & Technology (AEC-ST) is an international conference and exhibition focused on delivering critical … Continue reading

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The Peters Projection Comes to Boston’s Public Schools

Mar 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  cartography education gall-peters projection map projections peters projection

In a development that just might make academic cartographers pull out their remaining hair in frustration, Boston’s public schools began using the Peters projection in social studies classes last week. The news coverage (see the Grauniad’s) is the usual straw man argument about the Mercator and the false dichotomy between it and the Peters, as though no other map … Continue reading "The Peters Projection Comes to Boston’s Public Schools"


Fantasy RPG Mapmakers

Mar 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  d fantasy maps games role-playing games

Geek and Sundry looks at four cartographers who make maps for role-playing games: Dyson, Derek Ruiz (Elven Tower), Mike Schley and Deven Rue (Rue Ink). Previously: The RPG Maps of Dyson’s Dodecahedron.


Regions and Seasons

Mar 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps bpl exhibitions libraries weather and climate

A new exhibition at the Boston Public Library’s Leventhal Map Center: Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate Through History. “In this exhibition, you will discover how ‘Venti’ were wind personas who directed ancient ships and ‘Horae’ were goddesses of the seasons who dictated natural order during the 15th-17th centuries, how Enlightenment scientists started to collect and map … Continue reading "Regions and Seasons"


Mapping Fossil Sites

Mar 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  fossils geology paleontology

The PBDB Navigator is a map-based interface to the Paleobiology Database, which among other things includes the locations of every fossil find. A map of every fossil site seems straightforward enough, but there are hidden depths to this one: you can filter by taxonomy (want to look up the fossil sites for eurypterids or tyrannosaurs? no … Continue reading "Mapping Fossil Sites"


Most frequently used Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS widgets in publicly available apps

Mar 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app developers apps arcgis online web web appbuilder for arcgis

Authors: Li Li, Dan Jiang, Jianxia Song When Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS was first released in 2014 with ArcGIS Online, we’ve been continually released new widgets to enable users to create more diverse and useful apps. Currently, there are more … Continue reading


Tell us more about your Geospatial Startup

Mar 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  geospatial startups start-ups startups

Maps, drones, autonomous cars, navigation, earth observation, cartography… we love everything “location” at Geoawesomeness. When Aleks, wrote about the “Top 100 Geospatial Companies and Startups in the world” last year, we knew that it was a long-time project, something that we intended to update and expand over time. One of the things we realized is […]

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What’s the difference between Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning?

Mar 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  artificial intelligence deep learning featured machine learning

Artificial intelligence has held a place in our imagination from the beginning of the XX century. Already in the 1930s and 1940s, the pioneers of computing such as Alan Turing began formulating the basic techniques like neural networks that make today’s AI possible. Today, AI is already all around us. Google uses Machine Learning to […]

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To Infinity and Beyond: ArcGIS Online Now Supports Extraterrestrial Mapping

Mar 17 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  3d gis app developers apps arcgis online

GIS isn’t just about the earth. From Mars Global Surveyor to Cassini to New Horizon, if there’s a probe snapping pictures of extraterrestrial bodies, GIS can and is being used to interpret much of their remotely sensed data. GIS and … Continue reading


Hosted Feature Layer Views – A Practical Example

Mar 17 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online hosted feature layer hosted feature layer views mapping open data

I had the pleasure of talking to a number of you at the Dev Summit recently and enjoyed all the great questions about hosted feature layer views.  We thought it might be helpful to take the example I had used … Continue reading


TopoDOT User Conference 2017

Mar 17 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling conferences training

Please join the Certainty 3D team at the TopoDOT® User’s Conference (TUC), May 8 – 12, 2017 at the beautiful UCF Rosen College campus in Orlando, Florida. This global gathering of the TopoDOT® Users community will feature an extensive learning … Continue reading

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Learn How To Use Business Analyst More Effectively

Mar 17 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps bao bao-only business analyst business analyst online

Need help creating your first infographic or running suitability analysis? Want to know more about the power of the projects structure or how to use your data in Business Analyst?  Learn in minutes with these tutorial videos. Learn more at … Continue reading


2017 DevSummit Keynote: Present and Future Challenges of Working with Realtime Streaming Data

Mar 17 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis analysis & geoprocessing app developers apps cloud computing

Last week, Esri hosted its 12th annual Developer Summit (DevSummit) in Palm Springs, California. This event “for developers, by developers” is the largest conference in the world for geospatial developers. One of the highlights of DevSummit is the Wednesday morning … Continue reading


Bosch and NVIDIA team up to develop AI Self-Driving systems for mass market cars

Mar 16 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  artificial intelligence bosch nvidia self-driving cars self driving car

On Monday this week, Intel announced its acquisition of MobilEye, a major player in the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) market with close to 70% of market share. And by Tuesday, NVIDIA and Bosch announced their partnership to artificial intelligence self-driving systems for mass market cars. It’s really amazing how quickly things are developing! AI […]

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