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Day of Service Along the Delaware River

Jan 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  bristol marsh delaware river healthy waters marsh restoration

by Tom Damm Actions of all sizes are helping to restore the Delaware River and its surrounding areas. There are broad steps, like the recently approved Delaware River Basin Conservation Act that will help coordinate and advance protection activities. And there are more focused ones, like this week’s trash cleanup at the Bristol Marsh in(...)


Utah Drawn

Jan 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps exhibitions utah

Another map exhibition I neglected to mention yesterday: Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps runs from 27 January to late summer 2017 at the Utah Capitol Building in Salt Lake City; it features “forty rare historical maps depicting the region that became the state of Utah from its earliest imaginings by European cartographers to Utah’s modern state’s … Continue reading "Utah Drawn"


Dirty Reprojectors

Jan 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  cartography map projections mapbox web mapping

Maps online invariably use the Web Mercator projection. The Dirty Reprojectors project aims to change that, at least in Mapbox. Anand Thakker explains. Almost all web mapping libraries render maps using Web Mercator, making an assumption that you generally can’t change out-of-the-box. This has advantages, but it posed a real challenge for us when we set out to … Continue reading "Dirty Reprojectors"


Duck Dynasty and Donald Trump

Jan 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  2016 us elections movies and television new york times politics usa

Last month the New York Times mapped the U.S. cultural divide by looking at television viewing preferences. More precisely, the geographic distribution of viewership for the 50 most-liked TV shows. The correlation between Duck Dynasty fandom and voting for Trump was higher than for any other show. More surprisingly, the show most correlated with voting for Clinton? Family Guy.


TomTom acquired a Berlin-based autonomous driving startup

Jan 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  geo business self-driving cars tomtom

Today TomTom announced that it has acquired a Berlin-based autonomous driving startup called Autonomos. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Autonomos was founded in 2012 by a group of computer science and AI academics who had worked on driving projects at the Free University of Berlin. Since then, the company has grown to employ over 20 staff and has worked […]

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Drones will keep an eye on your home from the inside out

Jan 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  drones

In a recent post, I wrote that drones are the key to our future, and their presence will be noticeable in our everyday life. After the announcement of Alarm.com during CES 2017, I’m convinced more than ever that it’s truth. The company is building a security system where UAVs are playing a key role. The system […]

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ArcWhat’s new in ArcGIS for Emergency Management

Jan 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing apps arcgis for emergency management arcgis online arcgis pro

The team has been working over the last few months to enhance the ArcGIS for Emergency Management solutions and to improve the solution deployment process. We’d like to highlight the following solutions: Situational Awareness, Operations Response, and Logistics Planning Each … Continue reading


Indiana State Maps Reprinted Over Spelling Error

Jan 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  highways indiana map errors road maps

Hundreds of thousands of Indiana state highway maps that misspelled the new governor’s name are being destroyed and reprinted at the vendor’s expense. (WTHR’s coverage does not indicate what the spelling error was.)  Misspelling the boss’s name is obviously politically awkward; I can’t help but suspect that actual cartographic errors would be let through with a sticker or an errata … Continue reading "Indiana State Maps Reprinted Over Spelling Error"


EPA Scientists Participate in Study to Determine Causes of Poor Air Quality in Utah Valleys

Jan 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  air monitoring research air quality air research air sensors it all starts with science

By Ann Brown and Karen Stewart Winter in Utah brings to mind crystal clear blue skies, snow-capped mountains, and a long ski season. But during the winter in Utah’s northern valleys, cold air inversions trap pollution emitted from multiple sources, including vehicles, industry, and agriculture. This allows for the mixing of atmospheric chemicals that leads(...)


A virtual trek through Petra with Google Cardboard

Jan 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  google vr maps

Last year, we launched a virtual tour of Petra and more than 30 historical sites across Jordan in Google Street View. The interactive Maps experience took visitors on an intimate journey into Jordan’s lost city of stone—and now, we’ve made this historic trek even more immersive with a 360º experience for Google Cardboard.  

Petra Cardboard unit

We’ve used 360º mapping, aerial imagery and millions of photos stitched together, to recreate six of Petra’s most beautiful and iconic panoramas for you to explore. Audio narration, interactive hotspots and sound effects guide you as you follow the footsteps of the ancient Nabataeans. This 2000-year-old civilization miraculously transformed the harshest of deserts into an oasis of life and culture.

Wander through the winding pathway of Al Siq to the Treasury, Petra’s most famous landmark. Look all around in 360º to explore every detail of this elaborate carved facade recognizable from movies like “Indiana Jones” and “Transformers.”

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Make your way past Petra’s carved theatre and hidden tombs until you reach Al Deir, or the Monastery. No trip to Petra is complete without staring up in awe at its grandeur. The doorway alone is eight meters tall!

Monastery_600x338_twitter.gif

Of course, nothing can compare to visiting Petra in real life. But now anyone with an internet connection can trek this remarkable UNESCO Heritage Site like never before—and we hope this 360º experience inspires a new generation of tourists to come to visit the rose-red city for themselves.


A virtual trek through Petra with Google Cardboard

Jan 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  google vr maps

Last year, we launched a virtual tour of Petra and more than 30 historical sites across Jordan in Google Street View. The interactive Maps experience took visitors on an intimate journey into Jordan’s lost city of stone—and now, we’ve made this historic trek even more immersive with a 360º experience for Google Cardboard.  

Petra_Blog_Cardboard_Creative_V2_grey.png

We’ve used 360º mapping, aerial imagery and millions of photos stitched together, to recreate six of Petra’s most beautiful and iconic panoramas for you to explore. Audio narration, interactive hotspots and sound effects guide you as you follow the footsteps of the ancient Nabataeans. This 2000-year-old civilization miraculously transformed the harshest of deserts into an oasis of life and culture.

Wander through the winding pathway of Al Siq to the Treasury, Petra’s most famous landmark. Look all around in 360º to explore every detail of this elaborate carved facade recognizable from movies like “Indiana Jones” and “Transformers.”

Treasury_600x338_Grey.gif

Make your way past Petra’s carved theatre and hidden tombs until you reach Al Deir, or the Monastery. No trip to Petra is complete without staring up in awe at its grandeur. The doorway alone is eight meters tall!

Monastery_600x338_blog_grey.gif

Of course, nothing can compare to visiting Petra in real life. But now anyone with an internet connection can trek this remarkable UNESCO Heritage Site like never before—and we hope this 360º experience inspires a new generation of tourists to come to visit the rose-red city for themselves. Start your tour now on your mobile phone at g.co/PetraVR.


A virtual trek through Petra with Google Cardboard

Jan 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  google vr maps

Last year, we launched a virtual tour of Petra and more than 30 historical sites across Jordan in Google Street View. The interactive Maps experience took visitors on an intimate journey into Jordan’s lost city of stone—and now, we’ve made this historic trek even more immersive with a 360º experience for Google Cardboard.  

Petra_Blog_Cardboard_Creative_V2_grey.png

We’ve used 360º mapping, aerial imagery and millions of photos stitched together, to recreate six of Petra’s most beautiful and iconic panoramas for you to explore. Audio narration, interactive hotspots and sound effects guide you as you follow the footsteps of the ancient Nabataeans. This 2000-year-old civilization miraculously transformed the harshest of deserts into an oasis of life and culture.

Wander through the winding pathway of Al Siq to the Treasury, Petra’s most famous landmark. Look all around in 360º to explore every detail of this elaborate carved facade recognizable from movies like “Indiana Jones” and “Transformers.”

Treasury_600x338_Grey.gif

Make your way past Petra’s carved theatre and hidden tombs until you reach Al Deir, or the Monastery. No trip to Petra is complete without staring up in awe at its grandeur. The doorway alone is eight meters tall!

Monastery_600x338_blog_grey.gif

Of course, nothing can compare to visiting Petra in real life. But now anyone with an internet connection can trek this remarkable UNESCO Heritage Site like never before—and we hope this 360º experience inspires a new generation of tourists to come to visit the rose-red city for themselves. Start your tour now on your mobile phone at g.co/PetraVR.


A virtual trek through Petra with Google Cardboard

Jan 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  google vr maps

Last year, we launched a virtual tour of Petra and more than 30 historical sites across Jordan in Google Street View. The interactive Maps experience took visitors on an intimate journey into Jordan’s lost city of stone—and now, we’ve made this historic trek even more immersive with a 360º experience for Google Cardboard.  

Petra_Blog_Cardboard_Creative_V2_grey.png

We’ve used 360º mapping, aerial imagery and millions of photos stitched together, to recreate six of Petra’s most beautiful and iconic panoramas for you to explore. Audio narration, interactive hotspots and sound effects guide you as you follow the footsteps of the ancient Nabataeans. This 2000-year-old civilization miraculously transformed the harshest of deserts into an oasis of life and culture.

Wander through the winding pathway of Al Siq to the Treasury, Petra’s most famous landmark. Look all around in 360º to explore every detail of this elaborate carved facade recognizable from movies like “Indiana Jones” and “Transformers.”

Treasury_600x338_Grey.gif

Make your way past Petra’s carved theatre and hidden tombs until you reach Al Deir, or the Monastery. No trip to Petra is complete without staring up in awe at its grandeur. The doorway alone is eight meters tall!

Monastery_600x338_blog_grey.gif

Of course, nothing can compare to visiting Petra in real life. But now anyone with an internet connection can trek this remarkable UNESCO Heritage Site like never before—and we hope this 360º experience inspires a new generation of tourists to come to visit the rose-red city for themselves. Start your tour now on your mobile phone at g.co/PetraVR.


The Benefits of Becoming GIS Cloud Partner

Jan 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog consulting gis gis cloud partners program

Next week, on January 25th, we will host a webinar “Why Become GIS Cloud Partner”, highlighting the benefits of becoming GIS Cloud partner. Our Partners network includes numerous companies interested in extending the capabilities of their clients, offering existing or customized GIS solutions. As we are continually looking into targeting new market segments and local...


Supporting Economic Recovery in Former Automotive Communities

Jan 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  brownfields redevelopment our planet, our home rcra

By: Greg Rudloff The Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response trust (RACER) was created by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court to clean up and position for redevelopment former General Motors (GM) properties. EPA and state environmental programs work with RACER to review, approve and undertake response actions to address contamination at each property. Here are a few(...)



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