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Books Update

Jun 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  books housekeeping

A lot of things accumulated in my inbox during the move, and the backlog is kind of overwhelming right now, but I’ve finally updated the Map Books of 2017 page to include all the books that came to my attention during that time. Speaking of backlogs, I still have several books in my reviewing queue, … Continue reading "Books Update"


xkcd’s Relativistic Election Maps

Jun 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  choropleth comics funny unusual maps xkcd

I’m surprised it took as look as it did for physics and cartography to collide—relativity and choropleth maps—in an xkcd cartoon.


Drones that can see through walls using only Wi-Fi

Jun 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  drones indoor mapping

A Wi-Fi transmitter and two drones. That’s all scientists need to create a 3D map of the interior of your house. Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara have successfully demonstrated how two drones working in tandem can ‘see through’ solid walls to create 3D model of the interiors of a building using only, […]

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Best Practices for Creating Bilingual Apps

Jun 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online cats configurable apps portal for arcgis templates

Offering your web app in multiple languages can increase your audience and the overall impact of the information. In this blog, we will show two examples of configuring apps to support a bilingual audience. Example 1: Configuring two apps In … Continue reading


ArcGIS Pro SDK at UC 2017

Jun 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  .net 2017 user conference 3d gis app developers apps

We’re just a few short weeks away from User Conference 2017!  If you’re looking to learn more about the extensive ArcGIS Pro customization opportunities available with the ArcGIS Pro SDK for .NET, then plan to attend the sessions listed below.  Also … Continue reading


Award Winning DIAL

Jun 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  dial environmental remote sensing research sensors

A team of researchers at Ball Aerospace recently received an award for the work they have been doing with a differential-absorption lidar sensor. The target for the  system is methane gas which is a significant contributor to the greenhouse gases … Continue reading

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Risks to Water Supplies in PA’s Susquehanna Basin

Jun 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles complaints data and analysis groundwater oil and gas

In this series of articles on the Susquehanna River Basin, FracTracker has explored the relationship between oil and gas extraction and the overall health of the watershed relative to oil and gas extraction impacts. We began with a basic overview of likely relationships, followed by an analysis of oil and gas violations relative to resources […]

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Best Practice Analysis and Using FME to Organize FME

Jun 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about fme about our customers best practice email notifications fme cloud

Best Practice is very important in FME. This article shows how to analyze a workspace using a new, email-based web service, and explains how this system is typical of a new trend for using FME to organize large-scale FME projects.

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Fantasy Maps Pt 3 | Touchability

Jun 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing apps arcgis online arcgis pro arcmap

Of course it’s the very nature of a fantasy map insert to be revealed via a cover turn, smelled, and traced with a curious finger. So when it comes to creating a fantasy map that begs to be ripped out, … Continue reading


Travel back to old New York City with this interactive map

Jun 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  awesome maps maps

New York, one of the most populous cities on the earth, is often called the cultural and financial capital of the world. Tracing its origins back to 1624, the city is home to some of the world’s most-recognized landmarks – Times Square, Wall Street, Central Park, et al. But have you ever wondered how New […]

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OrbitGT Announces Mobile Mapping Cloud Platform 3dmapping.cloud

Jun 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  analytics arcgis autodesk climate change cloud

Peter Bonne, OrbitGT Geospatial Technologies, CEO, spoke with GISCafe CEO Sanjay Gangal at SPAR3D, about Orbit GT’s new SaaS platform www.3dmapping.cloud Bonne shared more about the product line with GISCafe Voice after the conference. “Sharing your data with anyone in the world just by a single click, that’s what we’ve been promising and what we are […]


Intelligent Maps Checklist: Thematic Image Services

Jun 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online arcmap best practices checklist imagery

Have you ever made a checklist for yourself to ensure that your thematic image service is not missing anything? Good news, we’ve done that for you. Feel free to use the checklist below, at least as a starting place. Raster … Continue reading


Intelligent Maps Checklist: Map Services

Jun 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online arcmap best practices checklist intelligent maps checklist

Have you ever made a checklist for yourself to ensure that your map service is not missing anything? Good news, we’ve done that for you. Feel free to use the checklist below, at least as a starting place. General Checks: … Continue reading


What’s New in Basemaps (June 2017)

Jun 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis content arcgis online basemaps cartographic design

Esri’s Community Program contributors have added new and updated map layers to Esri’s Online Basemaps. There is new and updated content for 23 communities. This release takes in several counties and cities throughout the United States, including the State of … Continue reading


Fantastic Fraps & Where To Find Them

Jun 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  business intelligence carto map maps north america

This spring Starbucks was quite literally serving unicorn realness across North America and it almost broke the internet. Available from April 19 to 23 and precisely positioned for spring and selfies, the unicorn frappuccino could not have come out at a more perfect date, unless of course it had continued two days later until April […]

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