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The Challenges Facing Open Source GIS in 2018 and Boundless’ Plans for the Year

Feb 13 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  andy dearing boundless geotrends geotrends 2018 thought leadership

Over the last few years, technologies like the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, and sensors are capturing information that has never been captured before, creating entirely new avenues for geospatial data collection. With self-driving cars and smart city initiatives becoming more of a reality, it will be imperative to understand how all the location information […]

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Indiana University Is Digitizing Its Collection of Russian Topo Maps

Feb 13 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  conflicts military military cartography russia soviet union

Indiana University’s collection of some 4,000 Russian military topographic maps is being digitized, thanks to a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources. “The world-changing differences documented by maps in the Eastern Bloc Borderlands project cannot be overstated,” says Michelle Dalmau, head of Digital Collections Services for IU Libraries, and the project’s principal … Continue reading "Indiana University Is Digitizing Its Collection of Russian Topo Maps"


What’s New in Explorer for ArcGIS 18.1 (iOS)

Feb 13 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis enterprise arcgis online ios mapping

Explorer for ArcGIS has a new release for iOS that brings back an old friend, makes it easier to find shared maps, and squashes bugs. The Magnifier: Back by Popular Demand You spoke and we listened. Back by popular demand, … Continue reading


Ranking Automated Driving Systems

Feb 13 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  autonomous vehicles consumer daimler digital transformation ford

Consulting firm Navigant Research recently released a report ranking the automobile vendors automated driving systems. As you can see there are some surprising results. Given their resources you might expect Ford, Daimler, VW and GM to be near the top, … Continue reading

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Scene Layer Performance on ArcGIS Online

Feb 13 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  3d 3d gis app developers arcgis online developer

You can use 3D object and integrated mesh scene layers based on the OGC® I3S Community Standard to create compelling visualizations directly in your browser. We are using various techniques to make the user experience as smooth as possible on … Continue reading


Watch the chilly Winter Olympics 2018 from space

Feb 13 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  airbus digitalglobe esa geo news nasa

Before the games begun, meteorologists had predicted that 2018 Winter Olympics could be the coldest in the history of the games. They weren’t wrong. It is so cold in Pyeongchang, South Korea, that events are getting delayed, spectators are leaving midway, and even the most experienced athletes have been left fazed. But while the frigid […]

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Add PowerPoint slides to your story map

Feb 13 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis enterprise arcgis online powerpoint presentation slides story map tutorial

PowerPoint is the standard when it comes to presentations. PowerPoint slides can also be useful additions to your Story Map, providing an introduction, additional context, interesting graphics, and more. A interesting use case is when making a presentation that requires you to … Continue reading


New to the Living Atlas – Firefly Demographics

Feb 13 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  acs american community survey arcgis living atlas of the world arcgis online cartographic design

The ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World has a new set of maps that make US Census data really shine (pun intended). Using the new Firefly Cartography style, these maps highlight distinct patterns about how the population and households are … Continue reading


Troubling satellite images reveal how Cape Town ran out of water

Feb 12 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  climate change geo news

In a few weeks from now, the South African tourist hub of Cape Town will be forced to shut down most of its water taps. According to the latest statement by the mayor’s office, Day Zero will arrive by mid-May 2018. And once Day Zero hits, Cape Town residents will be forced to start queuing […]

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2018 DistribuTECH conference

Feb 12 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  distributech electric & gas petroleum utilities utility network

On my flight, out to San Antonio for DistribuTECH, I was certain that I would be discussing 3-d, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Those are good topics and worthy of discussion.  But I found that the key question we faced in … Continue reading


Colour Differences in Metro Maps

Feb 12 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  color colour map design transit

Scientific American reprints a 2016 article from The Mathematical Intelligencer on an obscure, but important, corner of transit map design: how to choose a colour for a metro line. The discussion is rather math heavy (and therefore above my pay grade), but the gist is that for ease of use lines’ colours should look as different … Continue reading "Colour Differences in Metro Maps"


Clickhole: Rising Sea Levels to Turn Australia into a Rhombus

Feb 12 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  australia clickhole funny satire unusual maps

Clickhole, The Onion’s satirical clickbait website, had a hilarious piece last October declaring that rising sea levels will turn Australia into a rhombus: good news for cartographers, for whom Australia will be easier to draw. According to a new study by the National Ocean Service, melting icecaps and glaciers will raise sea levels enough to … Continue reading "Clickhole: Rising Sea Levels to Turn Australia into a Rhombus"


Lidar More Important Than GPS

Feb 12 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3d modeling consumer digital transformation gps internet of things

Looking back to the early 90’s  it is hard not to rank GPS in the top five technologies especially in  terms of its impact on the average consumer. The Internet would have to be at the top of the list, … Continue reading

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DITOs, Doing It TOgether Science – introductory video

Feb 12 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay's personal blog under tags  citizen science ditos ecsa eu h2020

The Doing It Together Science (DITOs) project is now in its 20th Month. It is a 3-year project, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme, that is aimed to increase awareness of and participation in citizen science across Europe and beyond. As such, it is focused on communication, coordination, and support of citizen science activities. Therefore, … Continue reading DITOs, Doing It TOgether Science – introductory video


Planning a trip? Google says it can help you save money

Feb 12 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  geo news google

When it comes to travel planning, Google has been on something of an overdrive lately. Its mission is clear: Planning a vacation should be as simple as conducting a Google search. So, a few days ago Google upgraded its Flights service with an awesome new feature – using machine learning algorithms to predict delays in […]

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