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United Hates of America

Aug 16 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  cartograms extremism hate politics racism

For Geographical magazine, cartogrammer extraordinaire Benjamin Hennig maps the geography of hate groups in America, with a set of cartograms that show where each category of hate group—anti-Muslim, anti-LGBT, neo-Nazi, neo-Confederate, and so forth—is located.

SwiftStack Hybrid Cloud Storage for the Enterprise Recognized by the Geospatial Intelligence Industry

Aug 16 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  analytics big data cloud data developers

SwiftStack CEO Mario Blandini elaborated on his video interview with GISCafe CEO and president Sanjay Gangal this week for GISCafe Voice , about the company’s entry into the geospatial market with their hybrid cloud storage technology service. SwiftStack offers enterprise hybrid cloud storage in your own environment that existing applications can access and consume using […]

Upcoming PubNub & Esri Webinar (8/16): Mapping and Tracking That Your Users Crave

Aug 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps blocks developer geodev geotracking

Join the Developer Outreach Team members Andy Gup and Nicholas Furness as they show you the ins-and-outs of realtime mapping, including how to implement geo-tracking, route planning, and more using Esri BLOCKS. For more on this, and to register, follow … Continue reading

ArcGIS Pro Tips: Top 10 Questions from the 2017 User Conference

Aug 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  3d gis analysis & geoprocessing arcgis content arcgis desktop arcgis online

The 2017 Esri User Conference was the best attended ever, with the largest number of ArcGIS Pro users in attendance to date. It was so great to see the inspiring work you’re doing with Pro! With so many users, there … Continue reading

Chillax, it’s National Relaxation Day!

Aug 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  chrome maps search youtube

Even though the calendar says it’s only Tuesday, we say it’s time to kick back and relax. After all, National Relaxation Day comes but once a year! And if you’re like the 44% of Americans who feel more stressed than they did five years ago, you may be in need of a break. To help you unwind, we’ve put together some tips and tricks to calm down, free up your mind, and release the stress.

Starting off in Google Search, we have some go-to guides to help you chill out. First, try typing “breathing exercises” into Google, and you’ll see a nice guided exercise right at the top of search results. Cue exhale...and inhale! For the established (or aspiring) yogis out there, you may also want to check out some of the yoga positions that are just a tap away. And don’t worry, if you’re not up for the Chakrasana, Bālāsana still counts. Namaste.

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More of a video viewer? You’re not alone. Guided meditation videos on YouTube are on the rise, with an 84% increase in views since last year. Some popular picks include Blissful Deep Relaxation by The Honest Guys and Guided Meditation for Sleep... Floating Amongst the Stars by Jason Stephenson. Oooohhhmmmmm.

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If you want to pamper yourself on National Relaxation Day, head over to Google Maps. You can now book appointments at spas and salons across the U.S. To get started, do a quick look for a nearby salon, barbershop or spa and look for the “book” button on the business listing. You can also visit the Reserve with Google site to browse recommendations or find serene spots you never knew existed.


This is just a sample of the serenity that awaits. And if you’re stuck at  your computer, here’s a pro tip: take a breather with the Mindful Break Chrome extension that gives you tips and guides you through some short breathing exercises. Ready, set, chillax!  

Exploring mesh data in a custom web app

Aug 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  3d 3d gis app developers apps arcgis api for javascript

In a session titled 3D Visualization with the ArcGIS API for JavaScript at the 2017 Esri User Conference (UC), Javier Gutierrez and I demonstrated some of the new visualization capabilities available in the JavaScript API. I’m particularly excited about Smart … Continue reading

If Maps Could Speak

Aug 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  books industry ireland memoir ordnance survey ireland

Richard Kirwan, a former director of Ordnance Survey Ireland, published a memoir in 2010 called If Maps Could Speak (Londubh). That memoir is now available in an ebook edition—or at least it is for the Kindle; I couldn’t find it in other ebook stores. [WMS]

FME Adjacent Feature Attributes: An Example of Reading Structured Text Files

Aug 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about fme attributemanager conditional attributes csv fme evangelist

I'm thinking I might not have really given much love to the Adjacent Feature Attributes functionality in FME, which is a pity since it's a great tool for data processing.

And a question in a recent training course has given me a great example to demonstrate...

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Look back at your old check-ins with the new Foursquare Swarm

Aug 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  apps foursqaure location-based services swarm

Our smartphones are practically flooded with social media apps these days, several of which we haven’t even opened in weeks. But if there’s one thing that people still love to do on social media is check-in to a place they are visiting. No, it’s not about broadcasting your whereabouts to the world anymore; it’s about […]

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This startup is changing the way travel time search is done

Aug 13 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  apps location-based services start-ups

Imagine you are looking for a flat to rent around your office. Usually, you would google for a property site, enter your zip code, select a bunch of options about how big it has to be, how much the rent should be, the optimal distance from your office, etc. As a geogeek the most interesting aspect […]

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Apply now: Apple is looking for map tech and GIS experts

Aug 13 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  apple apple maps augmented reality autonomous cars geo news

Apple is on a hiring spree. The company is looking for people who are skilled in the areas of mapping, geospatial information services, navigation and fleet management. Over 70 job listings pertaining to these specializations have been posted by Apple in the last month alone. And as CNBC notes, that’s a lot of jobs revolving […]

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A Vision for Google Earth

Aug 13 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  google earth opinions tl;dr tools

Geoawesomeness recently published a blog outlining a major new development for Google Earth for Chrome i.e. Google Earth as a social networking platform. I’m worried. I love Google Earth, and I love its new home in the Chrome browser. But I think there’s a whole lot more it could do as an educational tool for […]

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Ring Fortress Identified with Lidar

Aug 12 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  archaeology remote sensing

Archaeologists have discovered a perfectly circular Danish ring fortress in Borgring, Denmark, that dates back to AD 975-980. The fortress is believed to have been built during the reign of Harald Bluetooth – the King of Denmark who is often … Continue reading

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Top 11 maps that explain Total Solar Eclipse

Aug 12 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  maps topgeo

On Monday, August 21, 2017, Total Solar Eclipse will darken skies above North America, along a stretch of land about 70 miles (113 kilometers) wide, plunging it into darkness for over two minutes. It will be certainly one of the biggest astronomical events America experienced in years. To celebrate it, we’ve gathered a collection of the best […]

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Calculating density on a network: a comparison of Network KDE and Planar KDE

Aug 11 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing arcgis online arcgis pro arcgis spatial analyst arcmap

Check out this Story Map on a spatial data exploratory analysis of vehicle crashes in Richmond City, Virginia that identifies hazardous road segments (hotspots) using both Network Kernel Density Estimation (KDE) and Planar KDE methods for eight different bandwidths. The analysis … Continue reading

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