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Deadline for Entries Extended! Special Coverage on Online GIS Courses!

Aug 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  american sentinel university analytics arcgis autodesk bentley

Dear Readers: The deadline for those entries to our Special Coverage of Online GIS Courses has been changed to August 14th, 2017. The face of GIS and Geospatial education has changed dramatically over the past few years, with new online courses being offered in numerous subjects, ranging from GIS fundamentals to Spatial Analytics and UAVs. […]


Participate in a European Renewable Energy Tour with FracTracker & Ecologic Institute

Aug 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles denmark ecologic institute europe event

Next spring, join FracTracker Alliance and Ecologic Institute on a unique and timely European Renewable Energy Tour. Witness the incredible – and essential – energy revolution happening in Europe in an immersive, holistic way. Europe’s energy policies are set to reduce dependence on foreign providers of fossil fuels, and substantially reduce the region’s climate change footprint.  In addition to learning how […]

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How Earth will look like 250 million years from now

Aug 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  earth featured geography giscience

Our planet is continuously in motion. Continents are floating on tectonic plates at different speeds from 1 to even over 10cm a year. Recently Australia had to shift its geographic coordinates by 1.5m (4.9ft) as the global GPS coordinates didn’t match the real world (Australia shifts 7cm a year north-east). The idea that continents drift dates back […]

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Apple Upgrades Maps in iOS 11

Aug 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  apple apple maps ios ipad iphone

iOS 11 won’t be available to iPhone and iPad users until the fall, but tech journalists are already noting the improvements coming to Apple’s maps, including lane guidance, augmented-reality enhanced Flyover maps, indoor maps and one-handed mode, among others.


‘The Messed Up Mountains of Middle-earth’

Aug 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  fantasy maps geology maps and literature middle-earth tolkien

Science fiction/fantasy novelist Alex Acks, a geologist by training, has some issues with Middle-earth’s mountain ranges. “Middle-earth’s got 99 problems, and mountains are basically 98 of them.” Basically it comes down to how Tolkien’s mountain ranges intersect at right angles—and mountains don’t do that. And Mordor? Oh, I don’t even want to talk about Mordor. Tectonic … Continue reading "‘The Messed Up Mountains of Middle-earth’"


New Google Earth Comes to iOS

Aug 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  google google earth ios ipad iphone

When it was released last April, the new version of Google Earth was limited to Chrome on the desktop and Android on mobile. Last week those upgrades came to the iOS version as well (App Store). [MacStories]


Predict Floods with Unit Hydrographs

Aug 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing analysis stories arcgis pro arcgis spatial analyst hydro

Check out the new ArcGIS Lesson on Predict Floods with Unit Hydrographs to create a unit hydrograph for a small to medium sized watershed using ArcGIS Pro, using a wide array of tools from Hydrology, Surface  and other toolsets from … Continue reading


How to extract raster values at point locations?

Aug 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing arcgis pro arcmap cell value extracting to points

Many a times, in your analysis, you might need to extract values from rasters based on point locations. The Spatial Analyst extension offers several tools that can do this for you, those being Extract Values to Points, Extract Multi Values … Continue reading


Author beautiful dashboards in your browser with Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS

Aug 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  0.6 apps beta dashboard mobile

Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS is an app that enables you to monitor, track, and assess your assets and daily operations. We’re delighted to announce that we just refreshed our beta for the next generation Operations Dashboard app. This beta empowers … Continue reading


Producing the “Big Dams” Story Map

Aug 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online story map journal story maps storytelling

Last week the Esri story maps team published “Big Dams: Boon or Bane?” featuring a gallery of the world’s largest dams. Although our team’s main role is to create and update Story Map apps for the benefit of our growing … Continue reading


Back to school doesn’t have to mean back to traffic

Aug 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

In the summertime, the living's easy and the traffic is light. We looked at historical Google Maps traffic data to confirm every summer commuter’s hypothesis—that traffic is much lighter in the summer—and this is what we found:

Nationally, once students head back to school and vacationing adults head back to work, morning rush hour traffic increases up to 21 percent compared to the summer months. And in the top 25 metro areas in the U.S., morning rush hour traffic increases between 18 percent and 49 percent.

It’s hard enough to go from sleeping in to carting the kids to school or heading into a college lecture hall. Here’s a quick look at some Google Maps features to help you keep that carefree summer attitude all year long.

Traffic graph

Whether you have a fixed departure time or your morning schedule is flexible (we’re looking at you, college students), make a morning habit of checking out the traffic trends along your route. When you get directions to your destination using Google Maps for Android, just tap the directions banner at the bottom of the screen. There you’ll see a note explaining the estimated trip duration, distance, and a brief update on what kind of traffic to expect, like “fastest route, despite heavy traffic that’s getting worse.”

Below the note, you’ll see a graph showing the traffic conditions along your route at that very moment, indicating whether traffic is better or worse than normal. And if there are specific issues impacting your commute like a slowdown or accident, that info is highlighted right below the graph. You’ll also see typical traffic conditions by the hour, so you’ll know whether to head out right then or wait until later.

TrafficGraph2

Traffic layer

You’re probably already taking advantage of real-time traffic updates without realizing it. When you get directions with Google Maps, we surface the fastest routes possible based on traffic conditions at that very moment. And if conditions change while you’re en route, we’ll automatically reroute you the fastest way. To see real-time traffic conditions on the map itself, enable the traffic layer on Android, iOS and desktop to see the roads with the busiest (red) and lightest (green) traffic.

Traffic Layer

Search along your route

Forgot materials for your studio art class, or lunches for the kids? With Google Maps for Android and iOS, you can easily search for places along your route––like stationery shops or grocery stores––and see exactly how much time each option would add to your trip.

When you're in navigation mode, simply tap the magnifying glass at the top right corner of the screen to see a menu of helpful options for places you might need to stop at, like gas stations, grocery stores, or restaurants. If the drop-down options aren’t what you need, you can tap the search icon or use voice commands to search by specific name or category to find what you’re looking for. In just a few taps you can add the stop to your route, pick up what you need, and avoid a long detour.

SearchAlongRoute

Whether you’re a commuting freshman or parent of school-aged kids, Google Maps has all the tools you need to navigate the back-to-school madness.


Back to school doesn’t have to mean back to traffic

Aug 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

In the summertime, the living's easy and the traffic is light. We looked at historical Google Maps traffic data to confirm every summer commuter’s hypothesis—that traffic is much lighter in the summer—and this is what we found:

Nationally, once students head back to school and vacationing adults head back to work, morning rush hour traffic increases up to 21 percent compared to the summer months. And in the top 25 metro areas in the U.S., morning rush hour traffic increases between 18 percent and 49 percent.

It’s hard enough to go from sleeping in to carting the kids to school or heading into a college lecture hall. Here’s a quick look at some Google Maps features to help you keep that carefree summer attitude all year long.

Traffic graph

Whether you have a fixed departure time or your morning schedule is flexible (we’re looking at you, college students), make a morning habit of checking out the traffic trends along your route. When you get directions to your destination using Google Maps for Android, just tap the directions banner at the bottom of the screen. There you’ll see a note explaining the estimated trip duration, distance, and a brief update on what kind of traffic to expect, like “fastest route, despite heavy traffic that’s getting worse.”

Below the note, you’ll see a graph showing the traffic conditions along your route at that very moment, indicating whether traffic is better or worse than normal. And if there are specific issues impacting your commute like a slowdown or accident, that info is highlighted right below the graph. You’ll also see typical traffic conditions by the hour, so you’ll know whether to head out right then or wait until later.

TrafficGraph2

Traffic layer

You’re probably already taking advantage of real-time traffic updates without realizing it. When you get directions with Google Maps, we surface the fastest routes possible based on traffic conditions at that very moment. And if conditions change while you’re en route, we’ll automatically reroute you the fastest way. To see real-time traffic conditions on the map itself, enable the traffic layer on Android, iOS and desktop to see the roads with the busiest (red) and lightest (green) traffic.

Traffic Layer

Search along your route

Forgot materials for your studio art class, or lunches for the kids? With Google Maps for Android and iOS, you can easily search for places along your route––like stationery shops or grocery stores––and see exactly how much time each option would add to your trip.

When you're in navigation mode, simply tap the magnifying glass at the top right corner of the screen to see a menu of helpful options for places you might need to stop at, like gas stations, grocery stores, or restaurants. If the drop-down options aren’t what you need, you can tap the search icon or use voice commands to search by specific name or category to find what you’re looking for. In just a few taps you can add the stop to your route, pick up what you need, and avoid a long detour.

SearchAlongRoute

Whether you’re a commuting freshman or parent of school-aged kids, Google Maps has all the tools you need to navigate the back-to-school madness.


Back to school doesn’t have to mean back to traffic

Aug 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

In the summertime, the living's easy and the traffic is light. We looked at historical Google Maps traffic data to confirm every summer commuter’s hypothesis—that traffic is much lighter in the summer—and this is what we found:

Nationally, once students head back to school and vacationing adults head back to work, morning rush hour traffic increases up to 21 percent compared to the summer months. And in the top 25 metro areas in the U.S., morning rush hour traffic increases between 18 percent and 49 percent.

It’s hard enough to go from sleeping in to carting the kids to school or heading into a college lecture hall. Here’s a quick look at some Google Maps features to help you keep that carefree summer attitude all year long.

Traffic graph

Whether you have a fixed departure time or your morning schedule is flexible (we’re looking at you, college students), make a morning habit of checking out the traffic trends along your route. When you get directions to your destination using Google Maps for Android, just tap the directions banner at the bottom of the screen. There you’ll see a note explaining the estimated trip duration, distance, and a brief update on what kind of traffic to expect, like “fastest route, despite heavy traffic that’s getting worse.”

Below the note, you’ll see a graph showing the traffic conditions along your route at that very moment, indicating whether traffic is better or worse than normal. And if there are specific issues impacting your commute like a slowdown or accident, that info is highlighted right below the graph. You’ll also see typical traffic conditions by the hour, so you’ll know whether to head out right then or wait until later.

TrafficGraph2

Traffic layer

You’re probably already taking advantage of real-time traffic updates without realizing it. When you get directions with Google Maps, we surface the fastest routes possible based on traffic conditions at that very moment. And if conditions change while you’re en route, we’ll automatically reroute you the fastest way. To see real-time traffic conditions on the map itself, enable the traffic layer on Android, iOS and desktop to see the roads with the busiest (red) and lightest (green) traffic.

Traffic Layer

Search along your route

Forgot materials for your studio art class, or lunches for the kids? With Google Maps for Android and iOS, you can easily search for places along your route––like stationery shops or grocery stores––and see exactly how much time each option would add to your trip.

When you're in navigation mode, simply tap the magnifying glass at the top right corner of the screen to see a menu of helpful options for places you might need to stop at, like gas stations, grocery stores, or restaurants. If the drop-down options aren’t what you need, you can tap the search icon or use voice commands to search by specific name or category to find what you’re looking for. In just a few taps you can add the stop to your route, pick up what you need, and avoid a long detour.

SearchAlongRoute

Whether you’re a commuting freshman or parent of school-aged kids, Google Maps has all the tools you need to navigate the back-to-school madness.


Spatial Analyst- Post-UC Recap

Aug 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  2017 esri user conference analysis & geoprocessing arcgis spatial analyst defense electric & gas

It was great to interact with all of you at the User Conference in San Diego. Thank you for sharing your analysis stories, and for your feedback and suggestions. For those of you who could not make it to a … Continue reading


GIS Cloud Workshop in Syracuse, New York on 22nd of August

Aug 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog east coast tour events new york state workshop

As a part of our East Coast US Tour, we will hold a GIS Cloud Workshop in Syracuse, New York, on Tuesday, 22nd of August at 10.00 am. The workshop entrance is free for the first 25 registrants, so make sure to fill in the registration form as soon as possible.   Attendees will get a...



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