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.
Keyboard shortcuts for typing accent marks over letters in Windows 10 In a society as vast and diverse as ours, switching between languages and special characters to communicate with our colleagues, friends, and families is necessary. Have you ever copied and pasted letters with accents from the Internet? Like most of us, you have, but with Windows 10, there are easier ways to add special characters to names, documents, and foreign language homework. MapMaker Welcome to the MapMaker Interactive This tutorial explains how to explore National Geographic Education's interactive GIS mapping tool and tools for customizing outline maps for print. Use the zoom bar to go from a world view to a local view (or in cartographic terms, from a large scale to a small scale). If you zoom out to a world view, you will see that the map is in a Mercator projection. Use the location menus at the top to zoom from a world view to a continent, country, or other region.
The digital journalist’s toolbox: mapping Engaging and interactive journalism is still possible even without an extensive knowledge of coding. But how? We’ve taken the guesswork out, scouring the internet to find the most accessible tools to create multimedia content. Below, you’ll find a collection of completely free applications that will do all the work for you — no coding required: Google My Maps: This tool is probably the most familiar, simply because it mimics maps seen on a phone’s GPS. 10 best language learning apps We are all eternal learners and we always keep our eyes open for new apps, platforms and methods of learning foreign languages. We thought we’d make the search easier for you by compiling a list of our ten favourite language learning mobile apps. Some of them you are probably familiar with, but you may also find some new gems! Like this infographic?
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. Participate in Focus Groups About Focus Groups & Studies: In a typical focus group, you’ll join with 6-8 people to give consumer feedback on appliances, skin care products, cars, televisions, and just about anything. Most enjoy the process and are compensated for it. Plus, your opinions will have a real impact in the marketplace. We also recruit for consumer interviews and other studies. Where we are: We conduct Focus Groups in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Washington DC, Miami, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston and many other cities nationwide. We also conduct Focus Groups internationally in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Shanghai and many other cities globally.
Taking Maps in a New Direction Apps bridge people to the things they want and the places they want to find via their phone, tablet, or PC quickly and effortlessly. Consumers specifically, use apps for their most basic needs and desires; checking the weather, listening to music, scoping out deals, finding new venues, and of course communicating with friends. With this information readily available, consumers have a more intimate, connected and relevant experience with your business. The 40 Best To-Do List Apps for Task Management To-do lists don't need to be complicated—plenty of people use a pen and paper for the job without any problem. And yet a new to-do list app seems to come out every day. Why? Because keeping track of your tasks is an intensely personal thing, and people will reject anything that doesn't feel right pretty much instantly.
Esri Partners with Waze Connected Citizens Program to Deliver Unprecedented Open Data-Sharing Option Global smart-mapping leader Esri today announced a new partnership with Waze, the free, crowdsourced traffic and navigation app that makes it easier for governments of every size, anywhere in the world, to begin building intelligent transportation systems in their communities. Governments already using the Esri ArcGIS platform can quickly and easily exchange data through the Waze Connected Citizens Program, a free, two-way data share of publicly available traffic information. Waze has set the gold standard on how to share and harness the power of anonymous, aggregated data to promote greater transportation efficiency, deeper insight into travel conditions, and safer roads. Esri is the industry leader in geospatial analytics, empowering more than 350,000 organizations in making location-based decisions.
Customizable Maps of Europe, Asia, Etc. This final GeoCurrents post offering free customizable maps provides maps of Europe, southern and eastern Asia, southwestern Asia and northeastern Africa, and the exclusive economic zones of the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. Two versions of the Asia map are provided, one of which is superimposed on physical map. These customizable are available at the link at the bottom of the page. Most of these maps were made several years ago when I was still experimenting with this process.