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Feature Caching: A New Mode for FME Workspace Authoring

One of the best things about working from home is that my office looks out over the garden, and I can watch squirrels gathering food and caching it …

Web Development

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Generating Spike-Free Digital Surface Models from LiDAR

A Digital Surface Model (DSM) represents the elevation of the landscape including all vegetation and man-made objects. An easy way to generate a DSM …

Command-line

Google Maps and Particle partner to bring location-aware capabilities to IoT devices

<i>Posted by Ken Nevarez, Solutions Architect for Google Maps APIs</i><br>Particle and Google Maps make it easy for IoT devices to identify their location …

Internet of Things

Highest-resolution Gulf of Mexico bathymetric map released

The Gulf of Mexico is a geology enthusiast’s dream. Its dynamic seafloor is speckled with domes, canyons, channels, pockmarks, mud volcanoes and …

Sewers, iPads, and drones among 5 innovations at work for clean water

Not all tech innovations are apps. Take a look at five innovations one utility has put to work for efficiency and water quality.<p>How do you innovate …

Using Tableau & Maps for Infrastructure Asset Management

<i>Today we welcome guest bloggers Henri Veldhuis and Jurgen van Tiggelen from Sweco. They will share what they’ve been able to accomplish in just a few</i> …

Data Visualization

Making your own vector tiles with Tippecanoe

Want to build your own vector tiles? tippecanoe is the droid you’re looking for. There are two steps to this process:• Get your layers in GeoJSON.<br>• Run …

ArcGIS Python API 1.0 Released

At the Esri User Conference in San Diego last year, a small team of Esri engineers from the Python and Server teams huddled together with Scott …

Python Programming

Pitch toggle control for Mapbox GL JS

Government types tend to want a button for everything, and I try to dissuade them from that as much as possible. However, getting a Mapbox GL JS map …

Open-Sourcing Google Earth Enterprise

<i>Editors Note: Google Earth Enterprise (GEE) launched on GitHub on March 23, 2017. You can also get more information on the GEE project site created</i> …

Google Earth

Explore This Interactive Map of the New U.S. Megaregions

Zebulon, Hohokam, and Comancheria are among the 50 economic zones designated by researchers on a new map.<p>As the U.S. economy grows and morphs, people are finding themselves living not just in cities or suburbs or towns, but also in much larger “megaregions.” Economists, geographers, and planners …

Geography

Crafting Data-Driven Maps

At Uber, we use maps for everything — visualizing millions of geo data points, monitoring road conditions, and advocating for policy change in cities …

Using custom expressions in ArcGIS Online

Writing a custom expression in ArcGIS Online using the new Arcade scripting language is easy, powerful, and has deep implications for education. …

The Best Maps of 2016

From the craters of Mars to the streets of Zurich, these maps show cartography at its best.<p>It’s been a good year for map lovers. Whether you’re into old maps, new maps, or new ways of interacting with old maps, there was much to cheer about in 2016.<p>Lots of great historical maps became more …

Maps

Server Object Interceptor (SOI) to Visualize Features with On The Fly Aggregated Values from Time-Series or Historical Observation Data

A sample SOI (Server Object Interceptor) is made available that helps visualize on the fly aggregated results by overcoming challenges presented in …

JavaScript

7 Deadly Sins of (Academic) Data Visualisation

I was recently asked to deliver a days training on scientific data visualisation. I spent a while scanning through papers to pull out what I see as …

Data Visualization

A sizzling open source release for the Australian Election site

One of the best parts of my job at Google is 20 percent time. While I was hired to help developers use Google’s APIs, I value the time I'm a...

Australia

Where the Good Jobs Are

In the U.S., job growth continues to be concentrated in a small number of high-performing metros.<p>The good news for this Labor Day weekend is that America is producing jobs. The bad news is that lots of them are low-wage jobs, and most of them are concentrated in a relatively small number of metro …

Demographics

Animated GIF

Discover & share this Animated GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs.

GIF Animations

Esri Vector Tile Basemaps Data and Style Updates

The Esri vector tile basemaps (beta) were recently updated with newer data content and improved map styles. There are now nine different basemap …

Apps

Discover the action around you with the updated Google Maps

The real world is changing every second and Google Maps is changing with it. Most often these changes happen behind the scenes in the form of road …

Google Maps

Hands-on experience with geodatabase topologies (ArcGIS Pro 1.3)

<i>This blog post will give you a brief hands-on experience with geodatabase topologies in ArcGIS Pro 1.3.</i>Geodatabase topologies were introduced in …

Topology

I/O session live: Building geo services that scale

<i>Posted by Laurence Moroney, Developer Advocate at Google</i><br>While at Google I/O, l had the opportunity to present the session ‘Building geo services that …

TV shows

How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything

An exclusive look inside Ground Truth, the secretive program to build the world's best accurate maps<p>Behind every Google Map, there is a much more complex map that's the key to your queries but hidden from your view. The deep map contains the logic of places: their no-left-turns and freeway …

Cartography Comparison: Google Maps & Apple Maps

Google Maps

Announcing Mapbox Esri Connect

Today Mapbox is launching Mapbox Esri Connect, a suite of tools designed to seamlessly connect Mapbox with your existing Esri infrastructure. Whether …

Maps

What’s New in ArcGIS Online (June 2016)

ArcGIS Online has just been updated with the following new features and enhancements. This release includes updates and new capabilities for smart …

ArcGIS

Bivariate Choropleth Maps: A How-to Guide

Maps