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The arrow is pointing up for navigation apps on Android

The arrow is pointing up for navigation apps on Android | Geospatial | Scoop.it
At its onset, Android had an obvious advantage over other mobile operating systems as far as its navigation capabilities are concerned. It helps to be able to draw from the innovation and bundled features found in Google Maps. Today, Android’s navigation features, which include a wealth of independently developed applications, are making standalone GPS units relics of the past.
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How Google Maps is changing the face of data

How Google Maps is changing the face of data | Geospatial | Scoop.it
Already incredibly useful for helping us get directions, find the nearest grocery store and find out our state capitol, Google Maps is now becoming the hot way to display enterprise or organizational data that's tagged with location data.
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Massive Japan Quake Even Rattled Upper Atmosphere

Massive Japan Quake Even Rattled Upper Atmosphere | Geospatial | Scoop.it

The giant earthquake that struck Japan this year not only shook the Earth, but also rattled the highest layer of the atmosphere, scientists find.

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How to create your own aerial map

How to create your own aerial map | Geospatial | Scoop.it

How to create your own aerial map. At 1000 to 1500 feet- about 300 to 450 metres - the camera can take great high resolution pictures that rival anything Google Maps can produce.

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London riots: incidents mapped in Tottenham, Brixton, Hackney, Lewisham and Greater London

London riots: incidents mapped in Tottenham, Brixton, Hackney, Lewisham and Greater London | Geospatial | Scoop.it
Interactive map of clashes between police and rioters between Saturday 6th and
Monday 8th August 2011.
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Virtual City Pilot Creates a Common Operating Picture for Local Governments

Virtual City Pilot Creates a Common Operating Picture for Local Governments | Geospatial | Scoop.it

St. Clair County, Mich., is testing the Regional Interoperability Collaboration Network to improve situational awareness. The county is the site of a Virtual City pilot, a platform that allows for the sharing of GIS data and information feeds across departments and government levels.

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Maps and Artwork From Imaginary Places: The City of Mapperly Love

Maps and Artwork From Imaginary Places: The City of Mapperly Love | Geospatial | Scoop.it
The Explorer's Notebook: Fantastical Cartography: Maps and Artwork From Imaginary Places: The City of Mapperly Love http://t.co/Rro38UV...
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Rwanda and Burundi: A mouse can be of service to a lion

The foreign policies of East Africa’s smallest states support US objectives in crisis states across the continent, leading to support from a thankful Washington.
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Top 25 - Wealthiest ZIP Codes

Edina’s most affluent suburb, ZIP Code 55439, boasts more than $575,000 in median net worth according to Esri...
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Biomass Burning, Southern Africa

Biomass Burning, Southern Africa | Geospatial | Scoop.it
Originally Published by NASA Earth Observatory – A smoke pall dominates this view of tropical southern Africa, one of the most fire-prone regions of the world.
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Temecula City officials not happy with Assembly, congressional district maps

Temecula City officials not happy with Assembly, congressional district maps | Geospatial | Scoop.it
Temecula officials are disappointed by the latest maps released last week by the state redistricting committee, which split the city and, they argue, dilute the area's political punch.

The congressional district boundaries drawn up by a citizens committee cut Temecula into two districts, with the dividing line near the Meadowview neighborhood. The 50th District would include most of the city and stretches south into San Diego County, taking in Escondido, San Marcos and Alpine. The 42nd District would take in the northern part of the city, including Harveston, as well as Murrieta, Menifee, Lake Elsinore and Corona.

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Community Mapping as Santa Catarina

Community Mapping as Santa Catarina | Geospatial | Scoop.it
Volunteers Lena and Alison stand with a map of community Santa Catarina drawn by the local children. The volunteers are preparing to enter the valley to collect points for a new GIS map of the community.
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ikeGPS Adds Two New Leaders to its Mobile GIS Team

ikeGPS Adds Two New Leaders to its Mobile GIS Team | Geospatial | Scoop.it
ikeGPS is delighted to announce the addition of two excellent mobile GIS professionals to its team.  This month Ron Elsis joined us as VP Product (ikeGPS Adds Two New Leaders to its Mobile GIS Team - http://t.co/u9Pp52Y...
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Antarctic Icebergs Chipped off by Tsunami

Antarctic Icebergs Chipped off by Tsunami | Geospatial | Scoop.it
Scientists observed the calving of several large icebergs from the Sulzberger Ice Shelf in Antarctica as a result of the March 2011 tsunami half a world away in Japan.
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The Natural Colors of North America

The Natural Colors of North America | Geospatial | Scoop.it

This natural-color image combines cloud-free data from over 500 Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) orbits with shaded relief Digital Terrain Elevation models from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) and other sources. An astonishing diversity of geological features, ecological systems and human landscapes across North America is indicated within the image.

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Japan Tsunami Broke Huge Icebergs Off Antarctica

Japan Tsunami Broke Huge Icebergs Off Antarctica | Geospatial | Scoop.it

The massive March 11 Japan earthquake and its ensuing tsunami were so powerful that they broke off huge icebergs thousands of miles away in Antarctica, according to a new study.

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Art & Cartography

Art & Cartography | Geospatial | Scoop.it
Cartography has always been considered a utilitarian craft of precise measurements, science and geography. But a number of contemporary artists have begun experimenting with maps in their artwork, stepping outside traditional representation and into a world of abstraction.
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Journalists Map Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest

Journalists Map Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest | Geospatial | Scoop.it

Journalists and communicators from around the Amazon region explored the area’s biodiversity, the causes of deforestation and how to use Google mapping tools to explain it all in an innovative workshop carried out last week by Internews, O Eco and the Articulación Regional Amazónica (ARA).

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CultureLab: Basics and batik of climate change

CultureLab: Basics and batik of climate change | Geospatial | Scoop.it
Not meaning to craft-tweet only, but I have a weakness for art inspired by remote sensing images.
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HHS Chief Technology Officer to Keynote Esri Health GIS Conference

Todd Park, chief technology officer for the US Department of Health and Human Services, will headline the Esri Health GIS Conference.
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Top 25 - Fastest Growing Cities

The 3.01% population growth rate in Hugo, MN tops the fastest growing cities in the Twin Cities metro, according to Esri.
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Esri Helps Airports Comply with FAA Regulations

An Esri Aeronautical Solution-Airports GIS Package license is now offered under special introductory bundled pricing to qualified customers.
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China to launch civil survey satellite late this year

China will put into space a high-definition civil survey satellite, the first of its kind in the country, at the end of this year, said an official of the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation.

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Mapping Slovakia's poor

Mapping Slovakia's poor | Geospatial | Scoop.it
Minority rights watchdogs have responded positively to the ministry’s proposal to undertake the mapping and to define socially-excluded communities without using race or ethnicity and to insted base the designation on other demographic factors. The ministry stated that a socially-excluded community would be designated in the smallest possible terms, for instance as a street or a block of flats.
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Mapping and Naming the Moon: A History of Lunar Cartography & Nomenclature

Almost 30 years after the Apollo missions, 'Tranquillity Base', 'Hadley Rille', or 'Taurus-Littrow' are names still resonant with the enormous achievements represented by the lunar landings. But how did these places get their names? Who named Copernicus Crater? Where did all those names on lunar maps come from, and what stimulated their selection? Ewen Whitaker traces the origins and evolution of the present-day systems for naming lunar features, such as craters, mountains, valleys and dark spots.

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