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Disruptive Technology Featured at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  api app developers apps arcgis developer community arcgis online

Esri recently attended TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, September 16-17th, 2017. The conference brings together entrepreneurs and next-generation products from across industries and the globe. Before the Disrupt conference started Esri, 750+ developers and a variety of other sponsors gathered … Continue reading

The Cantino Planisphere

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  1500s antique maps cantino planisphere world map

Maps aren’t always named for their creators. The Gough map and the Selden map are named the people who owned them last before bequeathing them to the Bodleian Library. The Cantino planisphere, a Portuguese map of the world showing that country’s discoveries in the Americas and along the African coast, is named after the person who, … Continue reading "The Cantino Planisphere"

Self-driving Lidar Wheelchair

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  consumer slam

Add this to the list of autonomous vehicles – the self-driving wheelchair. It can be summoned with a smart app. The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, or SMART, developed and deployed the first unit at Singapore’s Changi General Hospital … Continue reading

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You Are Here: An Anthology of SF/Fantasy Map Stories

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  fantasy maps and literature science fiction

I can’t explain how I missed this one when it came out last fall. You Are Here: Tales of Cartographic Wonders is an anthology of 18 science fiction and fantasy stories about maps. Edited by N. E. White, it includes one story I’ve seen before: Charlotte Ashley’s “Eleusinian Mysteries.” I look forward to reading the … Continue reading "You Are Here: An Anthology of SF/Fantasy Map Stories"

What’s New with ArcGIS for Emergency Management, Local Government, State Government and Telecommunications (September 2017)

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  local government public safety state government telecommunications

During the September 2017 ArcGIS Solutions Release 4 new Solution Products were added to ArcGIS and 33 Solution Products were updated. New Solution Products Community Impact enables the public to report short, mid or long-term impacts after a natural disaster … Continue reading

Maria’s Deluge

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  caribbean hurricane maria hurricanes nasa puerto rico

Some of the most striking maps of the recent bout of hurricanes have involved the sheer amount of water dropped by these storms. (See previous posts on Harvey and Irma.) Above, a is a short NASA video showing Maria’s track through the Caribbean, dumping water in its wake. Relatedly, the Washington Post produced maps of precipitation … Continue reading "Maria’s Deluge"

The 2017 German Federal Election

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  election results elections germany politics

A quick tour around European news sources this morning turned up few, or small, maps of the results of yesterday’s federal election in Germany. (At least so far: it’s only been a day, and I wasn’t very thorough.) I’ve mostly seen graphs and other infographics being used to show the results: see ZDF’s gallery. But … Continue reading "The 2017 German Federal Election"

GIS Cloud Will be Showcased at Geomapplica in Greece

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog events geomapplica greece nubigroup

GIS Cloud solutions will be showcased on the Geomapplica Workshops | Drones & UAVs – Scientific applications & social implications event in Piraeus, Greece. The event will be held from September 29th to October 1st.   Geomapplica is an event organized by the Laboratory of Computer Science Applications in Spatial Planning, that is a part...

One app to rule them all: Every hobby drone law compiled

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  drones

The ecosystem of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is evolving so quickly that sometimes it becomes difficult for even industry insiders to keep up with all the developments. Take drone laws for example. On one hand, we have countries that have clearly-defined laws and regulations in place when it comes to commercial and recreational drone operations. […]

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How to measure distance in Google Maps?

Sep 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  google maps tutorials

Google Maps is a hell of a tool. Over the years Google created the best web mapping environment one could imagine. It’s not made for geospatial analysis, but some features can make your life easier. One of such tools will let you measure a distance between two or more points, not a driving distance but […]

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Chapter in ‘Understanding Spatial Media’ on VGI & Citizen Science

Sep 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay's personal blog under tags  book citizen science geospatial technology geoweb gis

The book ‘Understanding Spatial Media‘ came out earlier this year. The project is the result of joint effort of the editors Rob Kitchin (NUI Maynooth, Ireland), Tracey P. Lauriault (Carleton University, Canada), and Matthew W. Wilson (University of Kentucky, USA). The book is filling the need to review and explain what happened in the part 20 years, with the increase use … Continue reading Chapter in ‘Understanding Spatial Media’ on VGI & Citizen Science

Facebook will show ads based on stores you visited in person

Sep 24 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  facebook featured geo business location-based marketing location privacy

If you had any doubt that there was a clear separation between your offline life and online activities, Facebook’s latest announcement on offline conversions certainly does put it to rest. Facebook has announced that it will allow advertisers to target customers who have visited their stores in person. Why is Facebook interested in tracking offline activities? […]

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Citymapper starts cab service in London while Uber gets banned

Sep 23 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  citymapper geo news mobility uber

Talk about timing! Urban transport startup Citymapper is starting a shared cab service in London in collaboration with UK’s black cab app, Gett. The initial service is being offered on a fixed route which was found to be underserved when Citymapper analyzed the millions of journeys logged into its app by commuters. And this development […]

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Get to the Point (On Your Map) – September 2017

Sep 22 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcade arcgis online mobile navigator navigator for arcgis

Have dots on your map? Need to travel to them? No worries. Web map pop-ups are here! Web maps are central to communicating across an organization. They are shared across core ArcGIS apps, web app templates, and custom apps. Pop-ups … Continue reading

Would you survive a nuke attack on your city?

Sep 22 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  cool maps geo news

Between North Korea’s obsession with showing off its military might, US President Donald Trump’s “no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” comments, and the limbo on Iran nuclear agreement, the news cycle has left many of us feeling anxious. People have been wondering: “What would happen if someone drops a nuclear bomb on my […]

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