Esri Launches National Green Infrastructure Initiative for Planning Esri, the world leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, has launched a suite of public mapping tools and data to help communities protect the places and natural resources that help people, wildlife, and the economy thrive. Leading the Green Infrastructure for the U.S. initiative, Esri has partnered with National Geographic Society to transform how U.S. communities plan development. By equipping local, regional, and urban municipalities with data and GIS tools, Esri president Jack Dangermond envisions communities working together to build a green infrastructure—a strategically managed network of open spaces, watersheds, wildlife habitats, parks and other areas that deliver vital services and enrich quality of life. With Esri’s green infrastructure planning tools, communities can identify, protect, and connect local places of natural and cultural significance before development occurs. For more information, visit esri.com/greeninfrastructure.
Google launches Android Experiments, a showcase of creative Android apps After being rocked by that Alphabet news recently – which means Google is now a subsidiary of Alphabet (who woulda thunk it?) – the mothership seems to be taking time to focus on its core products, which includes Android, Google Search, and YouTube. Today we see what seems to be an invitation for creativity with Android, as Google launches “Android Experiments”, a website that compiles open source app development projects and showcases what is cool about the mobile platform. Is this a reaction to the raft of bad news that the mobile OS has been getting the past few days? We’ve seen a lot of vulnerabilities being put to light, and it does put quite a bad face to Android.
Using GIS to Form Resilient Public Health Plans As Negative Health Effects from Climate Change Grow, Sophisticated Technology Will Guide Preparation By Alex Philp, PhD, Upstream Research, Inc. The earth's climate is changing, and this will have a tremendous impact on human health. But the relationship between climate change and health is complex. San Francisco Crimespotting Notice anything different?We’ve been working on the interface design, read more about it on the blog. San Francisco Crimespotting is an interactive map of crimes in San Francisco and a tool for understanding crime in cities.
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Wind Map An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. We've done our best to make this as accurate as possible, but can't make any guarantees about the correctness of the data or our software. Please do not use the map or its data to fly a plane, sail a boat, or fight wildfires :-)
The Big Android Dictionary: A Glossary of Terms You Should Know The Big Android Dictionary: A Glossary of Terms You Should Know Android comprises an entire ecosystem of apps, games, functions, and features, so it would only make sense that it has its own lexicon. Words, phrases, and acronyms that didn't exist 7 years ago are now used in an off-the-cuff style by developers and support technicians across the web. As the platform matures, this list of unique Android words continues to evolve, which makes it hard to stay on top of the latest terminology. Technology: Use or lose our navigation skills Paul Grogan/PhotoPlus Magazine via Getty Images The paths of vehicles along Regent Street in London, revealed by long-exposure photography. In 1984, I was part of a team that was developing a receiver for a satellite-navigation system.