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Cartography at the CIA

Nov 16 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  arthur robinson cartography cia history of cartography intelligence

The CIA has posted a short institutional history of its Cartography Center, which reaches back before the CIA was created: in 1941 the Office of the Coordinator of Information (COI), which was replaced by the CIA’s forerunner, the OSS, hired a young graduate student named Arthur Robinson to start its cartography section. Small world. Another CIA page looks at … Continue reading "Cartography at the CIA"


The Phantom Atlas

Nov 16 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps books map errors

Edward Brooke-Hitching’s new book, The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps (Simon & Schuster UK, November) is a book about fictitious and erroneous places that were presented on maps as real—“non-existent islands, invented mountain ranges, mythical civilisations and other fictitious geography.” Places like the Mountains of Kong, or the open ocean at the … Continue reading "The Phantom Atlas"


Atlas of Design, Volume 3

Nov 16 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  books cartography map design nacis

The third volume of the Atlas of Design is now available for pre-order and will ship some time this month. The Atlas’s 32 maps are listed here; Wired’s report has a gallery of some of them. At least one or two will probably look familiar to my regular readers. Published by the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS), the 98-page book costs … Continue reading "Atlas of Design, Volume 3"


What’s Coming in the Business Analyst Web App

Nov 16 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps bao bao-only business analyst business analyst online

The upcoming update of the Business Analyst web app will include several exciting features requested by our users. This release will enable you to manage your content more efficiently and bring and use your own data. Leverage new analytical capabilities … Continue reading


Yorktown High School Opens GIS Day 2016 for the Nation

Nov 16 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Esri Insider under tags  academic arcgis online community development education geography

Today, Wednesday, November 16th is GIS Day. Because of a quirk in class schedule, the Geography teachers at Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia, celebrated it Monday, November 14. Jennifer Shearin organized presentations from NGA and Esri for seven sections … Continue reading


Quick Tip – Accessor in ArcGIS API for JavaScript

Nov 16 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  arcgis esri javascript

The Accessor is a key compoment of the ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript. It allows you to do some really awesome stuff like watch for property changes in your application. I’ve talked about them before and how useful they are. Today, I just want to quickly look at how they can be used as a...

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City of Tucson Police Department Supports the White House Police Data Initiative

Nov 16 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Esri Insider under tags  citizen engagement community development data gis industry focus

The Tucson Police Department hosted its inaugural Data Sharing Event last weekend in support of the Department’s commitment to the White House Police Data Initiative.  The event provided a collaborative, innovative, and fun approach to gathering and analyzing data from … Continue reading


OSU Faculty Position in Geomatics

Nov 16 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  autonomous vehicles education research uavs visualizationj

The School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Geomatics Engineering to begin in Fall 2017. Outstanding candidates may also be considered at the rank … Continue reading

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Open Data Site Builder is now Live!

Nov 16 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  uncategorized

With today’s release of Open Data we have finalized the new site builder and are removing the beta label. All new sites you create will use the new builder experience, which is designed to give you great control over your … Continue reading


Navigator for ArcGIS on Android has released!

Nov 16 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  android apps arcgis pro mobile navigator

We are excited to announce that after months of listening to your feedback about the beta of Navigator for ArcGIS on the Android platform, we have released the app! Download Navigator for ArcGIS from Google Play and see how your field workforce members … Continue reading


Lidar as Art

Nov 15 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling art the industry

Lidar News invites you to submit your most creative point cloud image to the 2nd annual 2016 Winter Solstice – Lidar as Art contest. Please send us your submission by December 1st. We will choose the top 5 entries and … Continue reading

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International Digital Elevation Model Service (IDEMS)

Nov 15 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Esri Insider under tags  climate science esri imagery industry focus technology

By Kevin M. Kelly A newly developed International Digital Elevation Model Service (IDEMS) is now available under the umbrella of the International Gravity Field Service (IGFS) of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG). IDEMS provides a focus for distribution of … Continue reading


21 Ideas for Rocking an FME UC Presentation

Nov 15 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about fme fme uc fme world tour

FME would be a blank canvas without you. We know you’re doing amazing things with your data, and we want to see it. So does everyone else who uses FME. That’s why entire portions of the FME UC and FME World Tour are dedicated to user presentations. The FME UC only happens every three years, […]

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Thanksgiving turkey and traffic tips from Google Trends and Maps

Nov 15 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps trends

Next week tens of millions of Americans will hit the road to spend Thanksgiving with loved ones near and far. So now’s the time to start planning your Thanksgiving celebration of food, family and football. From figuring out the best time to leave for grandma’s house to searching for the tastiest pumpkin pie recipe to wow your guests – Google’s your guide to a successful (and gluttonous) turkey day. Here’s a look at some of the top Thanksgiving searches on Google along with some handy holiday traffic tips and destination trends from Google Maps. For more, check out Google Trends.

Getting to the feast

To enjoy the Thanksgiving festivities, first you have to get where you’re going. We looked at historical Google Maps traffic data to help you hit the road and avoid Thanksgiving traffic gridlock. 

                                     thanksgivingtrends2.jpg

If you’re flying this Thanksgiving or just dropping off or picking up loved ones, get ready for the airport traffic. In cities with busy airports, airport traffic can be up to 60 percent worse than a normal workday. Here’s a cheat sheet on the best and worst traffic times around the top five busiest airports in the country.

                                     thanksgivingtrends1.jpg

Once you’re there, it’s all about the food (and drink)

Search interest in Thanksgiving-related terms has tripled since October, and within the next week, we expect it to more than double again. For a foodie holiday like Thanksgiving, we looked at the top trending recipes searches in the US and by state. If top searches are any indication of what you’ll find at your Thanksgiving dinner this year, get ready for roasted turkey with dressing, green bean casserole (love it or hate it), mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie.

                                             

                                              

                                              

But there's more to a meal than just the food. A great drink pairing can elevate any meal – a culinary secret that people using Google Maps know well. On the day before Thanksgiving, wine shops and liquor stores are the most queried  food and drink shopping locations on Google Maps.

                                       

Whether you’re hosting a friendsgiving, flying across the country, or just driving across town. Whether you’d rather bite into a pecan pie than a pumpkin pie. And whether you’re roasting a turkey, cooking a ham, or going meatless with a tofurkey. Happy Thanksgiving from Google.


Thanksgiving turkey and traffic tips from Google Trends and Maps

Nov 15 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps trends

Next week tens of millions of Americans will hit the road to spend Thanksgiving with loved ones near and far. So now’s the time to start planning your Thanksgiving celebration of food, family and football. From figuring out the best time to leave for grandma’s house to searching for the tastiest pumpkin pie recipe to wow your guests – Google’s your guide to a successful (and gluttonous) turkey day. Here’s a look at some of the top Thanksgiving searches on Google along with some handy holiday traffic tips and destination trends from Google Maps. For more, check out Google Trends.

Getting to the feast

To enjoy the Thanksgiving festivities, first you have to get where you’re going. We looked at historical Google Maps traffic data to help you hit the road and avoid Thanksgiving traffic gridlock. 

                                     thanksgivingtrends2.jpg

If you’re flying this Thanksgiving or just dropping off or picking up loved ones, get ready for the airport traffic. In cities with busy airports, airport traffic can be up to 60 percent worse than a normal workday. Here’s a cheat sheet on the best and worst traffic times around the top five busiest airports in the country.

                                     thanksgivingtrends1.jpg

Once you’re there, it’s all about the food (and drink)

Search interest in Thanksgiving-related terms has tripled since October, and within the next week, we expect it to more than double again. For a foodie holiday like Thanksgiving, we looked at the top trending recipes searches in the US and by state. If top searches are any indication of what you’ll find at your Thanksgiving dinner this year, get ready for roasted turkey with dressing, green bean casserole (love it or hate it), mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie.

                                             

                                              

                                              

But there's more to a meal than just the food. A great drink pairing can elevate any meal – a culinary secret that people using Google Maps know well. On the day before Thanksgiving, wine shops and liquor stores are the most queried  food and drink shopping locations on Google Maps.

                                       

Whether you’re hosting a friendsgiving, flying across the country, or just driving across town. Whether you’d rather bite into a pecan pie than a pumpkin pie. And whether you’re roasting a turkey, cooking a ham, or going meatless with a tofurkey. Happy Thanksgiving from Google.



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