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Clustering in ArcGIS Online Enables Data Exploration (September 2017)

Sep 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online cartographic design clustering clusters data exploration

Have you ever had a dataset that contains too many points to see a clear pattern at the scale you wish to view your map? With today’s new release of ArcGIS Online, clustering is now available to help in this … Continue reading


What’s New in ArcGIS Online (September 2017)

Sep 21 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online september 2017 release story maps what's new whats new september 2017

ArcGIS Online has just been updated with the following new features and enhancements. This is a relatively minor update, but includes a few key new features, and enhancements throughout the ecosystem. For additional information see the What’s new help topic or ArcGIS blog … Continue reading


FME and the Minimum Spanning Tree (a folk-tale with a happy ending)

Sep 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about fme application integration fme evangelist fme integrations groot

I'd never heard of a Minimum Spanning Tree until a user asked about them (it almost sounded like the title of a fairy tale or a children's book) but they have lots of uses and - as a colleague demonstrated - a handy integration with R means FME is more than capable of creating them.

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Two Asian Map Exhibitions in the Netherlands

Sep 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps china exhibitions japan

Two related map exhibitions are taking place right now in the Netherlands. Mapping Japan runs until 26 November at the Japan Museum SieboldHuis in Leiden. Its focus is on 18th- and 19th-century Japanese maps from the Leiden University Libraries’ collections. “The impressive scroll painting of the Japanese coast and the personal maps belonging to Philipp … Continue reading "Two Asian Map Exhibitions in the Netherlands"


Lidar-guided Robotic Fridge

Sep 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  consumer

Imagine walking into your boss’s office to explain that you have a great new idea for a cutting edge, consumer electronics product. When he asks what is you tell him it’s a lidar-guided, robotic refrigerator that can be summoned to … Continue reading

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Debris Reporting with Collector for ArcGIS

Sep 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps collector for arcgis debris emergency management hurricane

Learn how to deploy a Debris Reporting solution using Collector for ArcGIS in minutes to support response and recovery efforts. This step-by-step blog article describes the process of creating a feature layer, web map, collecting data and viewing your results within … Continue reading


You can now add video reviews to Google Maps

Sep 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  geo news google maps local guides

Earlier this year, Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed how Google Maps is on its way to becoming the company’s next billion-dollar business. One of the ways to that end would be to suggest to the 1 billion users of Maps the places they could visit, recommend restaurants, and so on. The newest update to Google […]

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Guatemala’s Giant Relief Map

Sep 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  big maps guatemala unusual maps

Atlas Obscura has the story of Guatemala’s Mapa en Relieve, an exaggerated-relief 3D relief model of the country. The 1:10,000-scale horizontal, 1:2,000-scale vertical map is approximately 1,800 square metres in area and made of concrete. Built by Francisco Vela and put on display in 1905, the map includes present-day Belize as part of Guatemala, which claimed the British … Continue reading "Guatemala’s Giant Relief Map"


Hurricane Irma’s Water Footprint

Sep 20 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  florida hurricane irma hurricanes usgs weather and climate

Quite the dramatic animation from the USGS’s Office of Water Information: it shows not only Hurricane Irma’s path through Florida, but also the total accumulated rainfall and stream gauge height. As the path of the hurricane moves across the U.S. mainland, the map erupts in the blue that shows total rainfall.


Esri’s New Podcast Explores How Location Technology Helps Businesses

Sep 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  esri geo news podcast

Esri has announced the launch of its latest podcast “Esri & The Science of Where”, a weekly podcast where they explore how location-based technologies help businesses. The podcast will feature executives, thought leaders, industry analysts, technologists, and Esri experts discussing how location-powered technology intersects with key trends such as the Internet of Things, big data analytics, […]

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ESA launches the 1st MOOC on Radar Remote Sensing

Sep 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  esa geo news mooc radar remote sensing remote sensing

With the advent of drones and drone mapping, remote sensing has now finally entered mainstream usage. A large community of people are already using optical remote sensing to keep track of their farms and many other cool applications. “Echoes from space”, the 1st MOOC on Radar Remote Sensing by the European Space Agency (ESA) promises to provide us with a […]

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This startup is dissecting cellphone data to solve transportation problems

Sep 19 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  big data cellphone data location intelligence start-ups teralytics

Our cellphones generate billions of signals when we call someone, send a text, or simply browse the Internet. Telecom companies have been known to use this data to generate marketing insights and come up with targeted ads for their subscribers. But what happens when you put this data into the hands of a group of […]

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Learn spatial analysis techniques with scenario-based case studies

Sep 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing arcgis online arcgis pro arcmap case study

The Applied Analysis team has been hard at work developing scenario-based, cross platform exercises to help you learn spatial analysis techniques for solving your real-world problems.  Each case study includes data and step by step workflows for multiple ArcGIS applications, … Continue reading


360 Degree Solid State Lidar

Sep 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  uncategorized

There’s another new player in the autonomous vehicle market and they have an  impressive sounding sensor technology. AEye is the first to announce a commercial solid state lidar system capable of 360° coverage and real-time software configurability – key milestones … Continue reading

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How to add a list to a Cascade story map

Sep 18 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online story map cascade story maps

Several story map authors have requested that Cascade builder support the creation of lists. While the team is still looking to add this to a future release, you may be interested to know that you can already add lists to … Continue reading



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