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Fact – Maps Run Your Operations

Mar 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Esri Insider under tags  cio gis esri esri cio esri cio summit esri event

2017 Esri Public Sector CIO Summit Written by Mike Dyer, Business Development Lead Where? This is perhaps the most common question in government. Where informs our decision-making. Where improves our operational efficiency and quality of service to citizens. Where also … Continue reading

Google expands Waze Carpooling service making the ground for its autonomous car business

Mar 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  featured self-driving cars

After testing for a couple of months in San Francisco and Israel Google-owned Waze is expanding it’s ride-sharing platform to new locations. The company is planning launches of its carpool service in several cities across the U.S. and Latin America and then potentially expanding it worldwide. This decision is certainly setting the tech giant on a […]

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Oil and Gas Wastes are Radioactive – and Lacking Regulatory Oversight

Mar 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles co colorado data and analysis epa

Highlighting the maps of radioactive oil and gas exploration and production wastes created in collaboration with the Western Organization of Research Councils By Kyle Ferrar, Western Program Coordinator, FracTracker Alliance Scott Skokos, Western Organization of Research Councils Oil and gas waste can be radioactive, but it is not considered “hazardous,” at least according to the […]

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Traveling Bed Bug Free During Vacation

Mar 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The EPA Blog under tags  bed bugs greening the apple insect bites integrated pest management

by Marcia Anderson A close friend, Sandra, recently contacted me for advice on a bed bug incident she had in a shore bungalow she had rented for a family vacation. It was not until the family noticed strange bites on the second and third mornings in the bungalow that they thought to look for bugs.(...)

Survey123 for ArcGIS 2.0 Beta Program is now open

Mar 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis enterprise arcgis online beta electric & gas

. . Survey123 for ArcGIS version 2 is in the making and we invite you to actively participate through our Survey123 Beta Program. Our plan is to release version 2.0 in April 2017, but you can now gain early access … Continue reading

Webinar: GIS Cloud for Tree Inventory and Inspection

Mar 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  arborists blog forestry gis cloud natural resources

On Thursday, 23rd of March, we will hold a webinar focused on presenting GIS Cloud solutions for Tree Inspection and Inventory.   GIS in the cloud is one of the most useful tools in tree inventory and inspection for arborists and forestry workers. It helps municipalities, contractors, management and field staff to plan, organize, coordinate,...

DigitalGlobe Acquired by MDA

Mar 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  3d cities analytics big data climate change cloud

According to a press release, on February 24th, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (“MDA”) (TSX: MDA), a Canadian multinational communications and information company providing technology solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide, and Colorado-based DigitalGlobe, Inc. (“DigitalGlobe”) (NYSE: DGI), a global leader in Earth imagery and geospatial content, announced they have entered into a definitive […]

Eleanor Lutz’s Goddesses of Venus

Mar 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  astronomy toponyms venus

Last year Eleanor Lutz published a medieval map of Mars that, while not strictly medieval in style, was a magnificent application of an ostensibly old aesthetic to a very modern map subject. Now she’s produced a sequel: The Goddesses of Venus is an annotated map that explores the etymological origins of each of Venus’s features, nearly all of … Continue reading "Eleanor Lutz’s Goddesses of Venus"

Mapping Bomb Threats Against Jewish Organizations

Mar 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antisemitism crime usa

ProPublica is tracking—and mapping—bomb threats against Jewish organizations and community centers in the United States. As of this moment, there have been 133 threats against 99 locations since January 1st.

Rodney W. Shirley

Mar 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  antique maps obituaries

According to a Facebook post by the Washington Map Society’s Bert Johnson, Rodney W. Shirley, the author of several books of cartographic antiquarian research, including The Mapping of the World, Courtiers and Cannibals, Angels and Amazons, and other titles on early printed maps, died last Saturday. I have not been able to find an obituary or other notice; I will … Continue reading "Rodney W. Shirley"

A ‘Serio-Comic Map’ for the Modern Age

Mar 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  art caricature maps cartoons

interesting job for private client; map a la 20thC political cartoon maps of Fred Rose etc; have taken liberties with geography — Andy Davey (@DaveyCartoons) December 12, 2016 Last December political cartoonist Andy Davey posted a modern-day caricature map that hearkens back to the eve of the First World War, when such “serio-comic” cartographic … Continue reading "A ‘Serio-Comic Map’ for the Modern Age"

The Omitted Island

Mar 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  canada map errors pei

Canada is apparently suffering from an outbreak of maps that omit Prince Edward Island, and islanders are upset about it: culprits include a map at Vancouver’s airport, and a t-shirt sold by Hudson’s Bay Company. To be sure, in neither case are the maps meant for navigation, but this is a country where regional representation is a touchy … Continue reading "The Omitted Island"

Known Issue with Summary Variables and Polygon Analysis Mask in Space Time Pattern Mining Tools

Mar 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing arcgis pro arcmap spatial statistics

Under the specific set of conditions outlined below, analyzing a Space Time Cube using either Emerging Hot Spot Analysis or Local Outlier Analysis is not working correctly. The large majority of workflows are not affected. The issue occurs when you … Continue reading

Into the Woods Using the US Forestry Service Visitor App

Mar 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Esri Insider under tags  chief's award esri esri forestry esri us forest service gis

If you have ever camped, hiked, or fished in a national forest, you probably picked up a visitor map at the forest’s office. The first-rate cartography of these pocket maps is sure to get you to your favorite campground or … Continue reading

Into the Woods Using the US Forestry Service Visitor App

Mar 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Esri Insider under tags  chief's award esri esri forestry esri us forest service forest gis

Author John Steffenson, Esri If you have ever camped, hiked, or fished in a national forest, you probably picked up a visitor map at the forest’s office. The first-rate cartography of these pocket maps is sure to get you to … Continue reading

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