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Webinar: GIS For Water Resource and Watershed Management

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog droughts environmental monitoring flood gis

On Thursday, 23rd of February, we will hold a webinar focused on presenting GIS for Water Resource and Watershed Management.   GIS became one of the essential tools for managing natural resources and solving various environmental problems, used by environmental experts, policy advisors, and the general public. Today, it is being applied as a part...


Marie Tharp Video

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  biography continental drift geology marie tharp oceans

Marie Tharp, who died in 2006, has never been more in the public eye. This short film for the Royal Institution, animated by Rosanna Wan and narrated by Helen Czerski, is the fourth profile I’ve seen of her within the past year. [National Geographic]


Ottawa and Gatineau’s Growing Suburbs

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  canada cities gatineau google earth ottawa

Meanwhile, the Ottawa-Gatineau urban agglomeration (which is, as urban areas go, the closest to where I currently live) has, according to the census, grown by 5.5 percent since 2011, to a total population of 1.3 million. Much of that growth has occurred in suburbs that barely existed even when I moved to the region in 1999. This … Continue reading "Ottawa and Gatineau’s Growing Suburbs"


Mapping Canadian Census Data

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  canada census human geography population web mapping

Statistics Canada released population and dwelling data from the 2016 Census yesterday. MountainMath’s CensusMapper project already has interactive maps based on that data: population change since 2011 (absolute and percentage), population density, and unoccupied dwellings—with presumably more to come, since the interface allows you to make your own census-derived maps.


Remaining Questions on Mariner East Technical Deficiencies

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles data and analysis mariner east 2 pa pennsylvania

In the summer of 2016, Sunoco Logistics submitted applications to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to build its massive Mariner East 2 pipeline. The ME 2 pipeline would have the capacity to transport 275,000 barrels a day of propane, ethane, butane, and other hydrocarbons from the shale fields of Western Pennsylvania to the […]

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An Error-Ridden Tube Map Shower Curtain

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  london memorabilia shower curtains transit tube

Speaking of Londonist, they had a great deal of fun pedantically savaging a decidedly unofficial tube map shower curtain. “This error-ridden shower curtain was purchased via a random seller on ebay, whom we’re not going to gratify with a link. A bit of googling reveals that tube shower curtains are a bit of a thing. There are … Continue reading "An Error-Ridden Tube Map Shower Curtain"


New Edition of London: A Life in Maps

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps books cities london

This post on Londonist obliquely lets us know that there’s a new edition of Peter Whitfield’s London: A Life in Maps, out this month from the British Library (it comes out in June in the U.S.). “[R]edesigned and updated for a new audience,” the book originally came out as a companion to a British Library exhibition of … Continue reading "New Edition of London: A Life in Maps"


What’s new in Open Data for February 2017

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  announcement arcgis online arcgis open data open data uncategorized

The open data team has been tirelessly working to build out key features that the more than 3,700+ organizations sharing Open Data have been asking for, and we are all very excited for this week’s release to lay the foundation … Continue reading


The Federal Small Business Specialty Marks First Anniversary at Esri Fed GIS Conference

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Esri Insider under tags  fedgis government industry focus technology

A lot has happened since the launch of the Federal Small Business Specialty (FSBS) in 2016, as we will be celebrating the first anniversary of the program at the upcoming Esri Federal GIS Conference in DC on February 13-14, 2017.  Here … Continue reading


Insights for ArcGIS as a Managed Service now available

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing arcgis for server insights for arcgis portal for arcgis saas

We’ve received quite a few requests to have Insights for ArcGIS available as a Managed Service, powered by the Esri Cloud.  Now you can get up and running with Insights quickly without any ArcGIS Enterprise setup or configuration effort.  More … Continue reading


Matthew Rangel

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  art

In Matthew Rangel’s art, landscape and map literally blur together. Rangel draws on his travels and combines mountain ranges, text, drawings and other imagery with cartography, sometimes drawn on old maps themselves. More at Socks. [Kottke] Previously: Journeys Beyond the Neatline.


The Last Unmapped Places

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  astronomy cartography exploration greenland guardian

Lois Parshley’s essay on the last unmapped, mysterious places—Greenlandic fjords, the slums of Haiti, the ocean’s depths, black holes in space—is a long read worth reading. Originally published last month as “Here Be Dragons: Finding the Blank Spaces in a Well-Mapped World” in the Virginia Quarterly Review, it’s been reprinted by the Guardian, in an edited, tighter version, as “Faultlines, … Continue reading "The Last Unmapped Places"


Fantasy Maps Exhibit at Texas A&M Library

Feb 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  exhibitions fantasy maps libraries maps and literature texas a

An exhibition of fantasy maps, Worlds Imagined: The Maps of Imaginary Places Collection, opens Friday at Texas A&M University’s Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. “The maps included are part of an ongoing effort by [Texas A&M’s] Maps and GIS [Library] and the Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection to develop a shared collection of maps of imaginary … Continue reading "Fantasy Maps Exhibit at Texas A&M Library"


Drone2Map 1.1 is now available for download

Feb 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  3d 3d gis analysis & geoprocessing apps arcgis earth

Drone2Map for ArcGIS version 1.1 is available for download from My Esri and the Drone2Map for ArcGIS Help Site. This release builds on the core features of Drone2Map and adds new product types, additional licensing options, and much more. Here are some of … Continue reading


Catch Innovative Emerging Businesses at Esri’s 2017 FedGIS Startup Zone

Feb 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  2017 federal gis conference conference emerging business esri esri startup program

In a few days over 4,000 professionals gather at the 2017 Esri Federal GIS Conference (#FedGIS), February 13-14, to explore ground-breaking ways government uses geospatial technology to solve the world’s greatest challenges. Join our community and Esri President, Jack Dangermond, … Continue reading



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