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European GNSS system Galileo is finally live and it’s a great news for everyone

Dec 15 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  galileo gnss gps

Today, on Thursday, December 15th, 2016 after 17 years of development, delays and budget increases, the European Global Navigation Satellite System – Galileo is finally live. With 18 satellites on the orbit the system is not yet fully independent as it lacks of the coverage but it will be initially complemented by the American GPS system. Initiated in […]

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What’s New in Esri Demographics (December 2016)

Dec 15 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis content arcgis online ba desktop ba mobile ba server

The December 2016 ArcGIS Online release contains demographic updates for several countries. Follow the links below to read more: 2016 Environics Analytics data for Canada 2016 Retail MarketPlace (Release 2) for the U.S. 2016 Daytime Population for the U.S. 2016 Crime for the … Continue reading

What’s New in Esri Vector Basemaps (December 2016)

Dec 15 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online basemaps community maps mapping uncategorized

The Esri vector tile basemaps were updated again this month with new data and map style refinements. Together with other enhancements to ArcGIS Online this week, these updates address the key remaining issues identified during the beta period for these … Continue reading

What’s New in Scene Viewer (December 2016)

Dec 15 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  3d 3d gis arcgis online scene layer scene viewer

With the latest update to ArcGIS Online the scene viewer has also been updated with new features and support for new layer types. Some of the new features will help you with visualizing your data in 3D. Check out the … Continue reading

Smart City Air Challenge Awardees Announced

Dec 15 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  epa connect

By Ann Dunkin, Chief Information Officer In August, EPA launched the Smart City Air Challenge and asked communities to create strategies to collect, manage and share data from hundreds of air quality sensors. We understand what a challenging tasks this is and we’re pleased to report that 22 communities responded to the challenge. The depth and breadth of the responses reflect communities’ enthusiasm for managing air quality data and their(...)

User Roles and Projects in the Business Analyst web app

Dec 15 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps bao bao-only business analyst business analyst online

With the December 2016 update to the Business Analyst (BA) web app, users now need a Publisher or Administrator role to use the BA web app most effectively. This update introduces a Projects-based structure to help manage and organize your … Continue reading

Site Remediation Goes Global

Dec 15 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  healthy waters

by Jennie Saxe From the road, the Metal Bank Superfund Site doesn’t look like much: a fenced-off parcel of land in an industrial part of northeast Philadelphia. But on an unusually warm October day, the site was actually a destination for travelers from halfway around the world.    The 10-acre Metal Bank site had operated as(...)

An Eco-Friendly Holiday Season

Dec 15 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  ecofriendly gifts greening the apple holidays tags: sustainability

By Marilyn Jerome Travel, shopping, dining and gift-giving are activities that are generally more pronounced during the holidays. Unfortunately, these activities may inadvertently prove challenging to the environment. On a redeeming note, there is an opportunity to partake in seasonal festivities and tradition while also practicing environmentally friendly behavior for the holidays and beyond. Holiday(...)

What’s New in Story Maps (December 2016)

Dec 15 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online story map cascade story map journal story map series story map shortlist

Esri Story Maps let you combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content, making it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story. ArcGIS Online has been updated with new capabilities for hosted web … Continue reading

Getting started with hosted feature layer views

Dec 15 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online uncategorized view layers what's new december 2016

With the latest update to ArcGIS Online we’ve introduced a powerful new capability called hosted feature layer views. The best way to understand hosted feature layer views is through an example. Let’s say you wanted to publish a layer for … Continue reading

What’s New in ArcGIS Online (December 2016)

Dec 15 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online story maps what's new december 2016

ArcGIS Online has just been updated with the following new features and enhancements. This release includes updates and new capabilities for hosted web layers, configurable apps, apps for field and office, administration, accounts, and much more. For additional details see … Continue reading

Soviet Spy Maps, Redux

Dec 15 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  books cold war conflicts espionage russia

That Soviet spies created detailed topographic maps of the world, including their Cold War enemies, is not news. Wired had a feature on the maps last year, and I’ve been aware of the work of John Davies and Alex Kent on the subject for more than a decade. But for some unexplained reason interest in Soviet maps has had a … Continue reading "Soviet Spy Maps, Redux"

Students! Tell Your Story as Part of the International Year of Global Understanding

Dec 15 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at Esri Insider under tags  academic community development dawn wright education story maps

These days we could all use a little more understanding. As noted by Lord Anthony Giddens, former Director of the London School of Economics: “We live in the most interconnected world in history. Yet at the same time, the world … Continue reading

The Autobiography of a Traitor and a Half-Savage

Dec 14 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  fantasy fiction maps and literature

Growing up, people hissed that I was born to be a mapmaker, being half of one thing and half the other. In our language, the word for mapmaker is also the word for traitor. Alix E. Harrow’s fantasy novelette, “The Autobiography of a Traitor and a Half-Savage,” published today on, is set in an alternate turn-of-the-century America … Continue reading "The Autobiography of a Traitor and a Half-Savage"

What’s New in Community Analyst

Dec 14 2016 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps community analyst demographic analysis demographic data esri demographics

The December update of Community Analyst is here! This update includes several exciting features requested by our users including new analytical capabilities, graphical ways of representing community insights, using your own data, and managing content more efficiently. Here are the … Continue reading

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