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Estimating Population

Feb 11 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  demographics human geography nasa population web mapping

NASA’s Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) has produced a population estimation service “for estimating population totals and related statistics within a user-defined region.” Basically, it provides a population estimate for an area drawn on a map. Available as data via map and GIS clients, it’s also accessible via a web app. I’ve noodled about with it; its … Continue reading "Estimating Population"


Dee Longenbaugh

Feb 11 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  alaska map stores obituaries

Dee Longenbaugh, former proprietor of Observatory Books in Juneau, Alaska, died Friday at the age of 84. Observatory Books, which specialized in rare books and maps, especially pertaining to Alaska, closed in late 2016 owing to Longenbaugh’s illness; the store’s stock was later inventoried. [WMS]


My new pet peeve – automatic robo tweets!

Feb 10 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online

The guilty know who they are…


Refreshing dynamic layers automatically

Feb 10 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis enterprise arcgis online arcgis online tip dw dynamic layers

Some layers in your web map may be dynamic, meaning they are being updated at regular intervals. For example, a GeoRSS feed, earth observations from the Living Atlas, or a feature service being updated by workers performing edits while in … Continue reading


Citizen Science & Scientific Crowdsourcing – week 5 – Data quality

Feb 09 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay's personal blog under tags  citizen science data quality geographical information quality online course openstreetmap

This week, in the “Introduction to Citizen Science & Scientific Crowdsourcing“, our focus was on data management, to complete the first part of the course (the second part starts in a week’s time since we have a mid-term “Reading Week” at UCL). The part that I’ve enjoyed most in developing was the segment that addresses … Continue reading Citizen Science & Scientific Crowdsourcing – week 5 – Data quality


Steal These Globe-ifiers Please

Feb 09 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  3d gis arcgis pro cartographic design cartography hack

So I was making a series of maps to use in a bonkers new Story Map to continue my (apparently) annual contribution to the Geopolitical Curiosities serial (pt 1, pt 2, stay tuned for pt3 my freinds) and, as often … Continue reading


Waymo and Uber Settle

Feb 09 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  autonomous vehicles consumer uber waymo

After five days in court the two sides in the Waymo vs. Uber lawsuit have to the surprise of many in the court room decided to settle. As a result, Uber agrees not use Waymo’s technology and to pay out … Continue reading

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Musk Says Lidar is a Crutch

Feb 09 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  autonomous vehicles consumer intelligent cities musk sensors

In a recent earnings call with investors Elon Musk renewed his stand against the use of lidar in autonomous vehicles, at least in the case of Tesla automobiles. Musk has long argued that LIDAR is too expensive and too bulky … Continue reading

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What’s new in Insights 2.2.1

Feb 09 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis enterprise insights insights 2.2.1 insights for arcgis what's new

Insights for ArcGIS 2.2.1 is now available with ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5.1 and 10.6. The update includes new features and enhancements in analysis, maps, charts, data, and sharing. Check out the rest of the blog for more information on these changes. Analysis … Continue reading


Tinder says it will introduce ‘really sexy’ location-based features this year

Feb 09 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  location-based services location based services tinder

Match Group, the parent company of popular dating app Tinder, is swiping right all the way to the bank. In an earnings call this week, the company said Tinder’s ever-increasing subscriber base has crossed the 3 million mark. Match Group will now be leveraging the large tech resources at its disposal to differentiate Tinder from […]

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Embedding a Story Map within a Story Map

Feb 09 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online embed embedding story map tutorial story maps

Embedded maps and media are an inherent and essential part of any story map. But in certain cases you may want to embed more than just a map—you may want to embed another story map to help tell your story, … Continue reading


Coming Soon: Kenneth Field’s Open Online Course on Cartography

Feb 08 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  cartography education esri gis mooc

Esri will be hosting a free, six-week massive open online course (MOOC) on cartography later this year. Called Cartography., it’s taught by Kenneth Field and coincides with the release of Field’s textbook of the same name. Each weekly lesson in the Cartography. MOOC focuses on the creation of one exemplary map that draws together key cartographic … Continue reading "Coming Soon: Kenneth Field’s Open Online Course on Cartography"


Strava, Responding to Security Concerns, Disables Features

Feb 08 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  fitness gps mobile privacy security

Strava has reportedly disabled certain features in the wake of the privacy and security issues raised last month, with users reporting that they can no longer create workout segments. In a statement given to The Verge, Strava said: “We are reviewing features that were originally designed for athlete motivation and inspiration to ensure they cannot … Continue reading "Strava, Responding to Security Concerns, Disables Features"


In the Scan Anniversary

Feb 08 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  business development in the scan marketing the industry

My son reminded me last week that it was just a short nine years ago this month that I started the In the Scan blog. I am closing in on 3,000 posts.  This eventually led to Lidar News and as … Continue reading

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Authoring maps that auto-update using CSV files

Feb 08 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis enterprise arcgis online arcgis online tip csv dwmd gem

Comma-separated Value files (CSV) and text files can be added from local files or referenced from URL locations on the Web. An interesting feature of adding CSV and text files via URL locations is that each time you open your map, or otherwise refresh the … Continue reading



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