20Oct
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Charting the Unknown: How Computer Mapping at Harvard Became GIS

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In 1965, scientists and artists converged at the Harvard Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis to think about using computers for mapping. Though people were experimenting with computer mapping in other parts of the world, the “birth of GIS” has connections to the Harvard Lab. Richly illustrated with fascinating maps and other historical documents […]
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15Oct
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This Animation Shows Just How Deep The Ocean Really Is

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Have you ever stopped to think about how absolutely massive the oceans of the world are? Some experts estimate that we’ve only explored ~5% of the earth’s oceans! This animation by MetaBallStudios compares various depths of lakes, seas, and oceans by progressing from the beach to the deepest point of the Marianna Trench in the Pacific Ocean. […]
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14Oct
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Surveying Instruments – Building Trust Through Verification

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Surveying instruments have evolved to provide reliable and repeatable precision and accuracy, but you cannot afford to eschew putting this to the test. This should include your GNSS gear. In all manner of surveying, practitioners are wary of simply accepting someone else’s work. It is like a “prime directive”: independent verification. And likewise, when it comes […]
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12Oct
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Becoming A Data Scientist – Curriculum Via Metromap

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Data Science, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, Cognitive Computing …. well all of us have been avalanched with articles, skills demand info graph’s and point of views on these topics. One thing is for sure; you cannot become a data scientist overnight. Its a journey, for sure a challenging one. But how do you go […]
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09Oct
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Archaeologists Discover Details of Buried Roman City Without Digging

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Rome wasn’t built in a day, and, apparently, neither was Falerii Novi. Thanks to new radar imaging technology, researchers have uncovered the buried remains of this intricately planned, walled Roman city without lifting a single shovel. Read the full article at: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-use-radar-uncover-details-buried-roman-city-without-digging-180975090
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08Oct
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Developing a Convolutional Neural Network for Oil Spill Detection from SAR Images

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Classification algorithms for automatically detecting sea surface oil spills from spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radars (SARs) can usually be regarded as part of a three-step processing framework, which briefly includes image segmentation, feature extraction, and target classification. This CNN is a proposed improvement on existing Machine Learning and image processing technologies. Read or download the paper […]
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06Oct
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Ultimate Guide to API’s

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APIs are revolutionizing the way we share and access data. Learn more about what APIs are, how to use them, and how you can build them yourself. Full article here: https://www.safe.com/blog/2021/5/ultimate-guide-apis
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04Oct
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The Spatial Analysis ‘Periodic Table’

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Here’s a neat article from GIS Geography: Spatial analysis may seem like alchemy to the inexperienced. But there is a science to it. By using spatial analysis, we can find patterns, quantify area, and predict outcomes with geography is the common link of it all. Each element in the Periodic Table for Spatial Analysis contains a set of spatial […]
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01Oct
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London using LiDAR to make a ‘digital twin’ of the City

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London city officials are building out a digital version of Harrow, one of the city’s 32 boroughs, and, no, they’re not just tinkering around in SimCity. They’re creating a digital twin based on lidar, a radar-like tech that builds accurate representations of its surroundings via pulses of light, and which is seen as key technology […]
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28Sep
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Introduction To COGO

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COGO, an acronym for coordinate (based) geometry, refers to a data conversion process in which a digital map is constructed from written descriptions, such as legal descriptions of land parcel boundaries. These descriptions often contain information about line length and direction, and point locations, all relative to the locations of certain key features such as […]
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27Sep
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Map Projections – A Visual Reference Guide

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“If you’re in need of a visual reference guide to the various map projection types… then, look no further because we’ve pumped out a goldmine of the top 50 global map projections used by cartographers.”   View the full gallery here: https://gisgeography.com/map-projection-types  
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21Sep
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Mapmaking Decisions To A Deadline – Kenneth Field

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Like many events in the past year the 2020 Esri international User Conference went virtual. For many Esri staff it meant learning a whole new set of skills to prepare and deliver content online, and there were also some interesting peripheral activities that many were engaged in. For me, it included taking part in UC […]
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20Sep
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The Impact of Emerging Technologies on The Surveying Profession

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Published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), this report offers some insight into how the 4th wave of the Industrial Revolution will likely disrupt the surveying (and by extension to some degree, Geomatics and geospatial analytics) industry.   The full paper can be viewed here at: https://www.rics.org/globalassets/rics-website/media/knowledge/research/insights/impact-of-emerging-technologies-on-the-surveying-profession-rics.pdf
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16Sep
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MGUG Throwback – Augmented Reality 3D Sandbox

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Back a few years during our 2016 Fall Conference, we had a ‘virtual sandbox’ on display. People could interact with it by moving the terrain around, causing water to flow and settle in different areas. It was definitely a hit! Click here for a short video of the action  
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15Sep
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GeoDesign Summit 2021 – Predicting Urban Growth Patterns Using ML

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Carsten Lange and his team present their methods for identifying the probability of exurban areas being developed in the near future. Find the full deck here: https://www.esri.com/content/dam/esrisites/en-us/events/conferences/2021/geodesign-summit/617-predict-urban-growth-patterns-using-machine-learning-with-arcgis-pro-and-r.pdf
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14Sep
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Global GIS and Spatial Analytics market ‘growing exponentially’

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Geography, enriched by information systems to form the Geographic Information System or GIS, is growing exponentially. A core geospatial technology, the GIS is used virtually in every field, adding value to practically every business segment and application areas. In text, the genesis of GIS platforms (solutions/software) lies in capturing, analyzing, and presenting spatial and non-spatial […]
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12Sep
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Bringing 3D Geospatial to Unreal Engine via the Cesium Platform

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We’re ecstatic to announce the open source release of the Cesium for Unreal plugin. This marks the dawn of a new era as the line between the physical and the digital worlds blur with this bridge between the 3D geospatial and game engine ecosystems. For the last decade, Cesium has brought graphics and game engine techniques […]
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10Sep
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Data for Decision – National Film Board Documentary on GIS from the 1960’s!

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This short documentary is a portrait of the early era of computing and the process and implications of the digitization of large amounts of information. Examining the arduous work of assessing and documenting the geographical landscape, including sampling and analysis of soil, forestry, timber, wildlife, resources, industrial sites, and many other aspects, we see that […]
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08Sep
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Flying your Drone Safely and Legally

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Flying a drone for work, research, or as a hobby?   You may need special permission from Transport Canada. Unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) include model aircraft and remotely piloted aircraft systems, which are also known as drones. More and more people are operating such aircraft for work or pleasure. It is important to understand laws that […]
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06Sep
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True Size and False Maps

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“There is little doubt that the Mercator projection is one of the most popular world map projections of the modern time. For some people, it is the only world map they have ever known, the one that decorated their classroom wall at school. There is, however, also equally little doubt that it has been constantly […]
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04Sep
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Drones Key to Mapping Massive Barrel Dump Site Off California Coast

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The research crew that had hastily assembled off the coast of Santa Catalina Island in Southern California, some 3,000 feet above the ocean floor, could hardly believe what they were seeing. They knew they would find dumped barrels resting on the seabed, they just didn’t realize how many. Years earlier scientists had detected DDT pesticides […]
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01Sep
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City of Winnipeg GIS program ranked in the top 10 for second year in a row!

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For the second year in a row, the Public Sector Digest has ranked the City’s GIS program among the top 10 in North America. Winnipeg ranked ninth in 2020, improving its score over three percentage points to roughly 89 percent. This list is based on the maturity of an organization’s GIS program with consideration it […]
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