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This amazing map shows shadows of New York City

Dec 27 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  maps new york nyc

Every GeoGeek knows the Urban Canyon phenomena that affects GPS signal in the cities with narrow streets and high buildings. But the fact that cities are growing up influences also the amount of sun that reaches the street level. New York Times has recently published an amazing map which is a comprehensive shadow study of […]

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Change Detection Without Registration

Dec 26 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling baselines research

A group of researchers from China and the Netherlands have demonstrated the ability to use baselines instead of point cloud registration which they claim is more accurate. Instead of registering the clouds to a common coordinate system the researchers recommend … Continue reading

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Santa Tracker: ready for take-off

Dec 24 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  holidays maps search

For the last 23 days the residents of the North Pole have been working day and night to help Santa Claus get ready for his big flight. And if you’ve stopped by Santa’s Village this month, you know the elves are coding, geography and dancing machines!

Now the time has come to #TrackSanta on his round-the-world mission with Donner, Cupid, Comet and Vixen (Rudolph and the other reindeer too). 

Starting today you can follow Kris Kringle around the world as he delivers presents to all the good boys and girls. Get a front-row seat to the show using AndroidGoogle Maps or Google.com. You can also stream Santa’s journey on your TV using Chromecast.

Santa Tracker on devices

Happy holidays from the Google elves at the North Pole!


Santa Tracker: ready for take-off

Dec 24 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  holidays maps search

For the last 23 days the residents of the North Pole have been working day and night to help Santa Claus get ready for his big flight. And if you’ve stopped by Santa’s Village this month, you know the elves are coding, geography and dancing machines!

Now the time has come to #TrackSanta on his round-the-world mission with Donner, Cupid, Comet and Vixen (Rudolph and the other reindeer too). 

Starting today you can follow Kris Kringle around the world as he delivers presents to all the good boys and girls. Get a front-row seat to the show using AndroidGoogle Maps or Google.com. You can also stream Santa’s journey on your TV using Chromecast.

Santa Tracker on devices

Happy holidays from the Google elves at the North Pole!


Santa Tracker: ready for take-off

Dec 24 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  holidays maps search

For the last 23 days the residents of the North Pole have been working day and night to help Santa Claus get ready for his big flight. And if you’ve stopped by Santa’s Village this month, you know the elves are coding, geography and dancing machines!

Now the time has come to #TrackSanta on his round-the-world mission with Donner, Cupid, Comet and Vixen (Rudolph and the other reindeer too). 

Starting today you can follow Kris Kringle around the world as he delivers presents to all the good boys and girls. Get a front-row seat to the show using AndroidGoogle Maps or Google.com. You can also stream Santa’s journey on your TV using Chromecast.

Santa Tracker on devices

Happy holidays from the Google elves at the North Pole!


Santa Tracker: ready for take-off

Dec 24 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  families holidays maps search

For the last 23 days the residents of the North Pole have been working day and night to help Santa Claus get ready for his big flight. And if you’ve stopped by Santa’s Village this month, you know the elves are coding, geography and dancing machines!

Now the time has come to #TrackSanta on his round-the-world mission with Donner, Cupid, Comet and Vixen (Rudolph and the other reindeer too). 

Starting today you can follow Kris Kringle around the world as he delivers presents to all the good boys and girls. Get a front-row seat to the show using AndroidGoogle Maps or Google.com. You can also stream Santa’s journey on your TV using Chromecast.

Santa Tracker on devices

Happy holidays from the Google elves at the North Pole!


This Week in EPA Science

Dec 23 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  it all starts with science

By Kacey Fitzpatrick Kick off your holiday weekend with some science! Here’s the latest in EPA research. New CompTox Approach Targets Thyroid We are exposed to chemicals everyday— either through chemicals in the environment, in our food or water, or by using consumer products. EPA evaluates these chemicals to help protect our health. Recent EPA(...)


Top 20 most inspiring TED videos about maps and geography

Dec 23 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  featured ted topgeo

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an amazing initiative that organizes events where inspiring people share their inspiring research, work and ideas. For the upcoming holidays we’ve rounded up 20 of the most inspirational and interesting TED talks about maps and geography out there. No matthew if you want it or not watching YouTube videos will most […]

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Mapping Santas Around the World

Dec 23 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Esri Insider under tags  story maps storytelling with maps

An Esri Story Map for the Holidays In the United States, Santa Claus, the jolly bearer of gifts with a long white beard, has been around in the familiar form we know today since roughly the 1823 publication of the … Continue reading


Google’s Santa Tracker – explore Christmas by tracking Santa’s footsteps

Dec 23 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  christmas geo news google santa santa tracker

Christmas is just around the corner. It’s time to decorate the Christmas tree, stuff stockings, drink eggnog with friends and most importantly… Open gifts. When I was a kid I was always looking forward for this time of the year. It was magical. I counted each day till X-mas, and I remember how much I […]

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Google’s latest game turns scribbles into satellite imagery

Dec 23 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  google machine learning offbeat satellite imagery

  “Land Lines” from Google is a really addictive game that converts your random scribble into an actual geometric pattern that is visible from space. And its right in time for the holidays. All you got to do is to drag or draw across the screen and “Land Lines” will complete the picture for you – finding a […]

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ArcGIS JSAPI Accessor and Widgets!

Dec 23 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  arcgis esri javascript

The latest release of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.2 introduced some vew and improved features. One feature, that isn’t really new in 4.x, but has been more thoroughly documented is the Accessor. I’ve covered Accessor before on this blog, and for good reason, it is so powerful! Accessor I’m a huge fan of Accessor,...

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Introducing Trek2There (by Esri Labs)

Dec 23 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app developers apps appstudio for arcgis collector developers

. . This blog introduces Trek2There, a new mobile app Esri Labs just published to the Google Play and iTunes app stores. You can think of this app as a smart compass that will always point to your destination.  Unlike an … Continue reading


Why do we have seasons on Earth?

Dec 22 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  geography season

Yesterday we experienced a shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. The December solstice happens every year around December, 21st. This made me want to think about why do we seasons on Earth? In theory we all know it but in practice you might want to refresh you basic geographic knowledge… We experience seasons […]

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GIS Cloud whishes you Joyful Holidays

Dec 22 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog cloud events gis mapping

  Dear Mapping Community, As we are wrapping up another busy and hard working year, we are excited for everything we achieved during the last twelve months, and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been ‘cooking under the hood’. 2017 will be full of surprises for our community and we can promise some...



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