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Mapping World Happiness

May 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  esri story map happiness ranking maps war

The World is infected by war at the cost of happiness A small comparison between world happiness ranking and the conflict areas of the world revealed a new dimension for happiness. Blurring the economic, health, freedom, charity factors from the picture and focusing on the war/conflict affected areas, proves to be yet another negatively correlated […]

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Citizen Science 2017 – Filling the ‘ethics gaps’ in Citizen Science research

May 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay's personal blog under tags  #citsci2017 citizen science citizen science 2017 citizen science association concepts

The workshop was organised by the ethics working group of the Citizen Science Association, and organised by Anne Bowser – Wilson Center; Lisa Rasmussen – University of North Carolina, Charlotte; Caren Cooper – North Carolina State University and North Carolina Museum of Nature Sciences. The charter for the working group was to identify what are the ethical … Continue reading Citizen Science 2017 – Filling the ‘ethics gaps’ in Citizen Science research


DroneDeploy is one of the best drone mapping software provider

May 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  dronedeploy drones featured

DroneDeploy is a drone software start-up funded in 2013 by three college friends from South Africa – Mike Winn (CEO), Jono Millin (CPO) and Nicholas Pilkington (CTO). They were working on a project related to using UAVs to fight poaching, and they’ve realized that there were plenty of drones on the market but a lack of […]

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Lidar Whiz Kid

May 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  autonomous vehicles sensors

Solid state lidar is the direction all of the companies jockeying for position in the driverless car market are headed with the exception of Luminar Technologies. Led by a 22 – year old lidar whiz kid this start-up’s technology includes … Continue reading

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Basics of Lidar

May 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  education training

The Wisconsin State Cartographers Office will be hosting a second offering of their “Basics of LiDAR” workshop. The workshop will extend over two full days, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, on June 12-13, 2017, at UW-Madison. In this workshop, … Continue reading

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Rugged drones to study volcanoes for NASA

May 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  drones nasa

Drones are amazing. There are no two ways about it. We have already told you how drones are being used to deliver packages, detect weed in agricultural fields, updating map data faster, keeping an eye on your home from inside out, mapping light pollution, fighting against wildlife crime in Africa… The list goes on because […]

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Citizen Science 2017 – Day 2 (Afternoon) – online projects insights and final reception with The Crowd and the Cloud

May 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay's personal blog under tags  citizen science citizen science association citizen scientists citsci2017 conference

The afternoon session started with Web development insights Taking on the Challenges of Broadening Participation in Data Visualization and Analysis with FieldScope Daniel Edelson – BSCS – cover fieldscope that allow people to collect data, design the form, and visualise and analyse it. He covered the Chesapeake Watershed Water Quality study. The area that influences the … Continue reading Citizen Science 2017 – Day 2 (Afternoon) – online projects insights and final reception with The Crowd and the Cloud


Citizen Science 2017 – Day 2 (Morning) – Biohacking, traditional ecological knowledge, and science communication

May 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay's personal blog under tags  citizen science citizen science 2017 citizen science association citizen scientist citsci2017

Keynote by Dr. Ellen Jorgensen is co-founder and Executive Director of Genspace, a community biolab. She brings DIY-Bio to the conference. Her experience from the previous conference was the experience of “people want me only for my visual cortex” – contributory projects that are science led. Ellen interested in Public driven, public analysed of citizen science. … Continue reading Citizen Science 2017 – Day 2 (Morning) – Biohacking, traditional ecological knowledge, and science communication


Web map zoom levels updated

May 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  cartographic design mapping web web map zoom

There are now 23 levels that range from a global scale (zoom level 1 at about 1:591,000,000) to a local scale (zoom level 23 at about 1:70). Continue reading


Using Kotlin Android Extensions with ArcGIS Android

May 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  android app developers arcgis android arcgis runtime sdk for android developer

Google just recently announced official support for Kotlin in Android so we can now take advantage of techniques to enhance the development experience with ArcGIS Android.  One way we can do this is through the use of Kotlin Android Extensions. Accessing … Continue reading


Fast Ground Filtering

May 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  data research

A research team at Oregon State has developed a very fast ground filtering algorithm. From the Abstract: Ground filtering is a common procedure in lidar data processing, which separates the point cloud data into ground points and non-ground points. Effective … Continue reading

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Citizen Science 2017 – Day 1 (Afternoon) – Tools, overcoming barriers, and project slam

May 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay's personal blog under tags  citizen science citizen science 2017 citizen science association citsci2017 conference

The Afternoon session started with Tools for people running projects including the presentation about Doing It Together Science project Breaking the Barriers to Citizen Science Artemis Skarlatidou* – University College London; Alice Sheppard – University College London; Muki Haklay – University College London; Claudia Goebel – European Citizen Science Association.  Alice Sheppard presented the talk, exploring the … Continue reading Citizen Science 2017 – Day 1 (Afternoon) – Tools, overcoming barriers, and project slam


Google is testing indoor positioning technology through Tango devices

May 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  google indoor lbs indoor positioning tango

Google’s I/O developer’s conference always packs in a lot of punch and this year was no exception. The company made a host of announcements but the one that really got our attention is this – Google is developing an indoor location positioning technology based on its Tango augmented reality (AR) system. This new piece of […]

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Citizen Science 2017 – Day 1 (Morning): Flint Water Study, EPA use of citizen science and engagement

May 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay's personal blog under tags  citizen science citizen science association citsci2017 conference

Shannon Dosemagen introduces the keynote speakers by pointing that citizen science provides a way to question how science is done and how is doing it. Within citizen science, it is important to notice that scientific degrees don’t always translate to leadership. The keynotes speakers where Dr. Marc Edwards (Virgina Tech) &  LeeAnne Walters (Coalition for Clean … Continue reading Citizen Science 2017 – Day 1 (Morning): Flint Water Study, EPA use of citizen science and engagement


Shared Theme Gallery Examples

May 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online cats configurable apps portal for arcgis templates

Shared Theme was introduced in the March release of ArcGIS Online.  It is an administrative setting that allows organizations to easily apply a consistent theme to configurable web applications. If you missed all the details about Shared Theme, take a … Continue reading



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