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Tips for embedding Cascade story maps on your website

Nov 10 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online story map cascade story maps

Embedding story maps on your website is one of the best ways to showcase your work and ensure it reaches your intended audience. We’ve already provided lots of helpful tips that apply to embedding any story map in a website, but … Continue reading


GIS Cloud 3D Exclusive Demo – Webinar Recording

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  2d 3d blog demo recording demos

On November 3rd, 2016, we held the webinar that was dedicated to exploring the 3D visualization support within GIS Cloud environment. Watch the exclusive preview and check out some of the questions listed below, that were answered after the presentation. The possibility to explore 3D integration with GIS Cloud will be available to users who...


Multi-channel Lidar

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  autonomous vehicles business development sensors

One of the more interesting announcements to come out of an electronics trade fair in Munich, Germany last week involves a four channel solid state lidar sensor. Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Regensburg, Germany is showcasing a prototype four-channel laser that … Continue reading

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Quick Tip – MapImageLayer in ArcGIS API for JavaScript

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  arcgis esri javascript

The MapImageLayer is a totally revamped version of the ArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer in version 3 of the ArcGIS JS API. The MapImageLayer API has been greatly simplified to work with Sublayers that allows you to create definitionExpressions, customize renderers, work with query tables and more. In this video we take a quick look at the MapImageLayer and...

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The First TV Election Map

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  elections politics usa

Are you used to seeing a big map behind the news anchors during election night coverage? As the Los Angeles Times reports, that’s something that began only in 1976, when NBC News commissioned a 14-foot-high plastic map that lit up (red for Democrats, blue for Republicans—the colors hadn’t been standardized yet) depending on who won the state. [Map … Continue reading "The First TV Election Map"


What If Only … Voted?

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  2016 us elections elections funny politics unusual maps

While we wait for the results, think back, raise a glass, and remember fondly the meme that came and went so quickly a month or so ago: What if only … voted? Based on FiveThirtyEight maps showing the gender gap in voting intentions (What if only women voted? What if only men voted?) that quickly went viral, similar maps showing … Continue reading "What If Only … Voted?"


Pre-DevSummit Hands-on Workshops — the Best Way to Start

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app developers apps arcgis online arcmap community maps

The pre-conference (pre-con) workshops at the Esri Developer Summit (DevSummit) in Palm Springs are the best way to kick off the conference. What better way to ramp yourself up on Esri’s latest and greatest technology? Year after year, we receive … Continue reading


Mapping the Electorate

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  2016 us elections elections politics usa

As we approach the first election results of the evening, here are a few maps of the electorate that is doing the voting tonight. Swing Counties The Washington Post maps the swing counties that could decide the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Landslide Counties The New York Times maps the increasing number of so-called landslide counties—counties where a … Continue reading "Mapping the Electorate"


The Financial Times Searches for a Better Election Map

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  2016 us elections cartograms cartography elections journalism

Martin Stabe of the Financial Times looks at the paper’s options for displaying the 2016 U.S. presidential results. Which to use, map or cartogram? In the end, neither: they’re going with a dot map—a compromise “that attempts to take the best from the other methods.” The white underlying geographic map places states in their familiar size, shape … Continue reading "The Financial Times Searches for a Better Election Map"


What’s new in Open Data November 2016!

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online arcgis open data local governement local government open data

Since our release of the NEW Open Data Sites into beta just before the 2016 User Conference, the open data team has been very busy adding more functionality you have requested into the new sites. Let’s take a quick look … Continue reading


Vox Explains American Political History with Maps

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  elections history politics usa

Vox, earlier this year, used maps to explain the fairly profound ideological shifts in the two major U.S. political parties over their respective histories: How Republicans went from the party of Lincoln to the party of Trump, in 13 maps and 23 maps that explain how Democrats went from the party of racism to the party of Obama.


Electionland Map Tracks Search Interest in Voting Issues

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  2016 us elections elections google politics usa

The Electionland Google Trends map visualizes voting issues during today’s electoral process. It’s based on real-time Google search interest (rather than actual reported problems) in five issues: inactive voter status, long wait times, provisional ballots, voting machine problems and voter intimidation. More about the map and how it works. [Maps Mania]


Gerrymandered Congressional Districts

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  elections electoral districts gerrymandering politics usa

In 2014 the Washington Post’s Christopher Ingraham reported on the most gerrymandered congressional districts in the United States. The article was accompanied by an interactive map, showing the compactness score Ingraham calculated for each district—the more compact an electoral district, the less likely it’s a gerrymander. [Dave Smith] (Gerrymandering—manipulating electoral district boundaries for political advantage—has been a frequent topic here … Continue reading "Gerrymandered Congressional Districts"


GISCafe Editorial Calendar 2017

Nov 09 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  3d cities 3d designs airports analytics arcgis

GISCafe Editorial Calendar 2017*  January: Editorial topics: Top Geospatial Predictions for 2017 Small Sats Update February: 2/13-2/14 Esri Federal GIS Conference 2017, Washington D.C. Editorial topics: Esri Federal Conference Coverage 3D Cities and Geospatial March: Editorial topics: Ways to Use Crowdsourced Data Current Events April: 4/2-4/5  SPAR International, Houston, TX Editorial topics: SPAR International Coverage Exhibit […]


Two Looks Back at the 2012 Results

Nov 08 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  elections politics reddit usa

Before we’re inundated by the results from the 2016 U.S. presidential election, here are a couple of looks back at the 2012 election that explore the results from slightly different angles. This map shows the county-by-county results but the intensity is by raw vote totals, not percentages: the darker the colour, the more actual votes there are. … Continue reading "Two Looks Back at the 2012 Results"



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