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Last week, Esri hosted its 12th Annual International Developer Summit in Palm Springs.
For those who missed the event, the Plenary Sessions are now available online, which may provide some insights to where the company is going. In a nutshell, this event is […]
If you are a regular user of PostGIS, you probably already know that Paul Ramsey is its most well known champion. In a keynote he gave at Geomatiqué 2016 in Montreal, he provided some insights on where GIS is evolving.
He explained how GIS tends to lag about five years behind most other technologies. […]
Open Data Discovery is an interesting project that tracks and displays 306 open data portals around the globe.
“These data portals are established by nations, provinces, cities, and institutes worldwide, which are main force of the global activity of data opening. With the effort of constantly observing these portals, we hope to provide […]
I’m passing this along from URISA. While our love of geospatial technology drives us in our professions to do many wonders for society, the URISA Leadership Academy offers a great opportunity to help us overcome that gap many of us might have in our education. Every organization needs that rare individual with the […]
Those who follow Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) might enjoy this article, How Blockchain Can Create the World’s Biggest Supercomputer, posted on TechCrunch. I’d like to thank Claudia Paskauskas, PMP, GIS, for forwarding this article.
Even as FOSS4G 2016 was ending in Bonn barely two weeks ago, organizers are busily preparing for FOSS4G 2017 in Boston next summer. Among many other things, a Kid’s Map Gallery is being planned, with prizes to be awarded at the closing session. Since many children will not be able to attend […]
What is ‘Big Data’? If we gathered all the digital data our civilization has collected from the beginning of time until the year 2000, it would be less than what we now create in a minute.
The dramatic rise of internet usage by phone and the use of other smart devices is something that Esri […]
What: The U.S. Census Bureau will conduct a series of free data access webinars to all interested data users. Attendees will learn how to access demographic, socioeconomic, housing and business data from the decennial census, American Community Survey, Local Employment Dynamics, economic programs and more.
When: June 1 – […]
The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)’s stated mission “applies the principles of open source and open data sharing to humanitarian response and economic development”. In a nutshell, HOT coordinates the work of OpenStreetMap volunteers and aerial mapping vendors, etc. in response to disasters in various parts of the world.
Volunteers often work from the comfort […]
For those folks who use our online mapping systems, and for those partners who directly leverage our map services, we are rolling out a number of small changes to our cartography in order to make our maps more accurate and useful, as well as more suited to mobile devices.
This post covers changes to our […]