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LEDs burning brighter than ever this season

Jan 03 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  energy conservation epa's new england holiday lights led lighting

By Amy Miller During the days after Christmas, after the toys, books and clothes are unwrapped and the turkey has been eaten, my family likes to cruise through nearby communities and gaze – well OK, pass judgment — on all the beautiful holiday lights. Good one, my husband might exclaim. Cool, my son will add. Tacky,(...)


How to Publish Scene Layers in ArcGIS Online

Jan 03 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  3d 3d gis arcgis earth arcgis online arcgis pro

In ArcGIS Online there are different types of scene layers that are supported in the scene viewer, 3D Templates, 3D Web AppBuilder apps and the 4.x JS API. In this latest release of ArcGIS Online we added the ability to … Continue reading


Geospatial Industry you are a Mess!

Jan 03 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  featured geo business geospatial geospatial industry offbeat

Geospatial industry look at yourself in the mirror. Be honest. What do you see? Are you well groomed, carefully put together? Do you clearly express who and what you are? Let me tell you what I think. You’re a mess. There I have said it. Geospatial Industry you are a Mess! Why, you might ask, […]

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2017 in Geo according to Javier de la Torre, CEO at CARTO

Jan 01 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  carto cartodb geotrends geotrends2017

The geospatial industry overall will continue growing strong in 2017. Some big trends like like IoT, Self-driving Cars, Location based Consumer apps and space will keep pushing the industry to new areas. The separation between different areas in the geospatial industry will become more apparent. GIS will remain niche, but I expect strong growth in […]

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Five GIS Trends Changing the World according to Jack Dangermond, President of Esri

Dec 31 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  esri geotrends2017 jack dangermond

Maps are a simple and efficient way to understand and communicate rapidly. Looking at a spreadsheet, we see rows and columns of data. Using charts and graphs, that data can be seen as a pattern. But when that same data is presented on a map, we suddenly have context for the information. Because most of […]

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A Map Poem to End the Year

Dec 31 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  maps and literature poetry

Author Fran Wilde closes out her map year with a poem.


This Year in EPA Science

Dec 30 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  it all starts with science

By Kacey Fitzpatrick Our EPA researchers were hard at work in 2016—so to highlight that effort, we’ve put together a list of the ten most popular blogs from this year. Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Health We took a giant leap forward in our understanding of the relationship between air pollution and heart disease with the(...)


6 New Year’s Resolutions of Map Geek for 2017

Dec 30 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  featured offbeat

New Year’s Eve is a time to look a bit back and reflect on the past 12 months but more importantly it is also a time to set up goals for the next year. You and me, we’re not ordinary people, we are GeoGeeks and our New Year’s resolutions are also far from being ordinary: 1. […]

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Hypothetical Impacts of Unconventional Drilling In Allegheny County

Dec 30 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  allegheny county articles leases leasing pa

By Matt Kelso, Manager of Data & Technology   With tens of thousands of wells scattered across the countryside, Southwestern Pennsylvania is no stranger to oil and gas development.  New, industrial scale extraction methods are already well entrenched, with over 3,600 of these unconventional wells drilled so far in that part of the state, mostly […]

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In this video you will learn everything you need to know to start coding web maps

Dec 30 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  featured programming tutorials

Coding web maps is the ability that becomes crucial for people working in the geo industry. In reality the most difficult part is to start. The coding part is something that you can learn especially with all the awesome APIs and libraries available these days. In order to help you overcome this most difficult first […]

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Reflecting on a Year of Environmental Achievements

Dec 29 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  2016 epa gowanus canal great lakes green jobs

By Sophia Rini It’s the season when people often think back over the year’s events and take stock. Here at EPA Region 2, we had a very busy 2016 – from responding to environmental emergencies to successful green jobs training. Below are some highlights of our favorite moments protecting human health and the environment around(...)


2017 Goals: Hope Is Not a Strategy

Dec 28 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  career esri goals

One of my favorite quotes recently comes from Chris Voss, author of Never Split the Difference. That quote is in the title of this post, Hope is not a strategy. That’s how I want to approach my future goals. I can’t hope I’ll get to them. I need a plan and I need some milestones....

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Self-driving Cars Face a Major Problem – Snow

Dec 27 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  autonomous vehicles research

Since 2009 Google has logged more than 2 million self-driving miles with their test vehicles. In fact, last week they spun this project out to a new business. Waymo is the new company, but it still faces the same major … Continue reading

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HERE all set to expand Location Services In China with new investments

Dec 27 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  china geo news here location based services

In August this year, the CEO of HERE hinted that investors from across the globe are in talks to acquire a stake in the company. Rumours were rife that Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft were all interested in acquiring a stake in the mapping company (Related: HERE is close to signing more investors!). However, in a strategic move, Chinese mapping company […]

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European GNSS Agency builds engine for self-driving cars

Dec 27 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  gnss gps gsa self-driving cars self driving car

Recent year was a breakthrough for the satellite navigation in Europe and the whole world. With the launch of Galileo, Europe become GNSS-independent but even more importantly its high accuracy opened doors for new possibilities. And we did not have to wait long… Last week the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) revealed an ambitious project […]

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