Everyone knows I love WordPress, but I didn’t know the scope of how many other people love it too It’s pretty amazing of what
From a recent post on the WordPress blog:
This has been an exciting year for WordPress. We’ve grown to power 14.7% of the top million websites in the world, up from 8.5%, and the latest data show 22 out of every 100 new active domains in the US are running WordPress.
See the rest of the article here: http://wordpress.org/news/2011/08/state-of-the-word/
Michael Carson passed this link to the Milky Way Transit Authority along – it’s an interesting concept for maps ….
A snippet from the site:
Urban transit maps are wonderful tools: they are guides to traveling, they serve as mechanisms for distilling and abstracting a city down to a set of linkages and interconnections, and they are beautiful. The first ‘modern’ subway map is London’s Tube Map, designed by Harry Beck. Since then, many cities have based their transit system map designs on its spare and elegant layout, such as Boston, New York, and Amsterdam.
For anyone looking at installing ArcGIS Server and looking for a capacity planning guide, the attached documents are very good references. I still have a number of question (like how the benchmark map service draws maps in .46 seconds when at the end it seems to show more like one second, but these are questions we can all answer:
Betsy Barker from Beaches and Harbors passed this presentation along. It’s a quick read, and I think it provides a very good overview of the “cloud” and how ESRI is leveraging it, from Software as a Service (SaaS) to Infrastructure as a service.
Link: GIS in the Cloud (.pdf file)
Please find the agenda for tomorrow’s eGIS Committee Meeting attached here: August – 20110816.eGIS meeting notice and Agenda (pdf file)
We’ll see some updates on GIS Day, as well as training from ISD and the new GIS Lab.
For the agenda
One item I will be discussing is the map template file that was connects to the eGIS Repository with the various layers updated to the newest data. The .mxd file below will connect to the eGIS Repository and draw a map very similar to the new StreetMap cache.
For a recent Board of Supervisors request I digitized historic Supervisorial District Boundaries from a pair of maps that were sent to me by the Registrar/Recorder.
Here are the maps. I rectified them so they will overlay in a GIS application.
Here is a slideshow of the changes in Hispanic Population and Supervisorial District Boundaries between 1970 and today: Hispanic Population and Supervisorial District Changes (1970 – 2011).pptx
Here is a video showing the same items: Hispanic Population and Supervisorial District Changes (1970 – 2011).
I’m still trying to get the embedded video working.
Thanks to Joel Myhre for passing this along.
This is very cool: http://boingboing.net/2011/08/10/mailifest-destiny-u-s-expansion-visualized-by-post-offices.html
With the post office planning on shutting a lot of post offices down, I guess this will need to be updated.
Note – it says at the bottom that the video was created using “Processing.” Looks like an interesting too: http://processing.org/
I'm all patched up!
Thought I would pass this zipped executable along – it’s useful to find out your patch level, and can quickly let you know if you should install the latest patch.
I do recommend installing ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 Service Pack 2 at this time – it’s got a lot of changes from the initial launch. Geocoding, for one thing, has been sped up by a factor of 10.
To use this file, do the following:
- Download this file: PatchFinder.zip (zipped .exe file)
- Unzip it
- Run the .exe file. A window will pop up showing your patch level.
- If you need to get the newest patch, here is the link to the ESRI patch site: http://resources.arcgis.com/content/patches-and-service-packs?fa=listPatches&PID=160
Download the Bing Aerial Theme
In case you’re bored with your Windows 7 Desktop, these are automatically updated (supposedly):
There are lots of other ones out there too!
I wanted to pass this information along:
If you or someone you know might be interested in learning GIS at College of Marin, just across the Golden Gate from San Francisco in marvelous Marin County, please see the attached flyers. And, if you’re already enrolled, please feel free to recruit a teammate to join us.
Classes begin Monday the 15th and you can register at www.marin.edu.
Michael Carson from Santa Monica passed this along. It’s quick, and I look forward to the results.
Call for input:
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