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Geographic Information Systems in the Cloud

Geographic Information Systems in the Cloud
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Map Makerpedia: A Worldwide Community of Mapping Knowledge The collective expertise of the Google Map Maker community has benefitted millions of people who use Google Maps. Users have helped put cities, road networks, and universities on the map for the first time in over 187 countries and regions. Now, users have the ability to contribute more than their mapping edits; they can also share their experiences, knowledge, and local expertise. Map Makerpedia homepage Map Makerpedia is a new crowdsourced guide for Google Map Maker that features lessons, articles, and tutorials. Alongside the Lat Long Blog and Map Your World community, Map Makerpedia is part of Google’s effort to highlight the contributions of individuals and organizations. Students at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria are using Map Makerpedia to showcase their campus mapping project. Mapping in groups at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria Map Makerpedia features a ‘Maps 101’ section, which puts Map Maker tutorials in a lesson-based form.

Esri Mapping Platform Secured for Federal Agency's Use June 25, 2014 Redlands, California—The Esri ArcGIS Online platform is now authorized and accredited by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a secure platform for delivering cloud-based geospatial services. Following a rigorous assessment, the agency has granted ArcGIS Online a Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) low Authority to Operate (ATO). Esri, the GIS industry leader, now provides secure online GIS services to the USDA, giving the agency assurance that its data and applications are protected. ArcGIS Online empowers users to create interactive web maps to share with whomever they choose, whether it is a specific group, an organization, or the public. ArcGIS Online will extend and strengthen the government's GIS platform through greater compliance with open data requirements and by making information and analysis widely available to the public. For more information about ArcGIS Online, visit

Explorer for ArcGIS Access your maps, search and visualize your data, and brief stakeholders. Create a map Create a map in your ArcGIS organization to use in Explorer. Show me how Guided tour Find maps relevant to you, search and visualize your data, find your assets and view their details, and share maps with others. Show me how Communicate with maps Use your device to share presentations authored with your map. Show me how Need help? See the FAQs to get answers to common questions, use the Quick reference to learn where tools are in the app, or visit our forum. Features Access your maps, search and visualize your data, and display presentations. Experience a personalized app with your favorite maps, places, and contacts. System requirements There are certain device requirements to run Explorer, as well as requirements on the data that is used within the app. Data requirements To use your maps in Explorer, you must have an ArcGIS organizational account. Device requirements Supported languages What's new Sneak peek

Esri Solutions For Deploying Mobile GIS Esri offers users a host of solutions, designed to be used from PC, web and mobile clients, however, lately there’s definitely huge interest in the mobile ecosystem. The company actually offers 5 solutions they bill as “mobile” offerings. These include ArcGIS for Win Mobile, ArcPad, ArcGIS for Windows Phone and ArcGIS Desktop – each has it’s benefits, price point, and target audience/user. From Esri… Each of these technologies provides a specific set of capabilities that meets the needs of different end-user application requirements. Trade-offs in software and hardware capabilities, mobile OS, price, size, device ruggedness, and battery life help determine which of these Esri technologies are best suited for your organization’s size, workflow, project scope, and/or development scenario. For a little more clarification on the mobile solution offerings you might check out this recently published Q&A See Also:

Gis gör kartan konkret – Här ska det ligga en båtkrog. Folk ska kunna komma hit med båt och äta. Felix Wigström, Jonas Wachster och Sara Düsing pekar ut den vackra platsen på udden där deras restaurang ska ligga. Krogen ska vara öppen sommartid och leveranserna ska ske med båt. De undersöker väderstrecken, var kommer solen att vara? Det är ett liv och ett kiv i Vinterviken, denna soliga dag i början av maj. En flock paddor har också spritt ut sig över parken. – Anteckna hur det ser ut och hur ni känner, att ha som stöd. Den här eftermiddagen är han och kollegan Åsa Colliander Celik ute tillsammans med 7C och 7E. Platsen är känslig för översvämningar och ligger vid Mälaren, en vattentäkt med oviss framtid. – Det är dricksvatten, man vill inte ha in saltvatten, svarar en pojke. Hemma i klassrummet har eleverna tittat på digitala kartor och försökt se var det kan passa att bygga. Eleverna undersöker förutsättningarna för exempelvis transporter, miljöpåverkan, befolkning och annat. Vinsterna är stora. Samarbetar.

Take Me Out To the Ballgame - Hitting a “Home Run” on Store Site Selection Summary: Jim Stone, prinicpal of Chain Store Advisors and former CEO of geoVue provides his thoughts on the correlation between baseball and store site selection. Is it expertise, "gut feel," or do you stick by the numbers. You'll have to "step up to the plate" and read this article to find out more. It’s hard to miss the similarity between baseball and site selection, right? “That store is a home run.” It’s About the Numbers Baseball is a numbers game. However, if you look at the correlation between batting statistics and winning percentage, a completely different story emerges. Chain store real estate has some similar elements. It’s Not Just About the Numbers Let’s consider another interesting part of baseball: catching a fly ball. So how does an outfielder know how to run down a fly ball? How does a real estate deal maker know whether a piece of dirt will be a successful store location? Ed. note: This article originally appeared on Jim Stone's blog, realanalogies.

GIS i geografiundervisningen – en möjlighet och utmaning Geografididaktisk forskning från Norge visar att högstadieelever med rätt stöd kan hantera relativt avancerade kartanalysprogram. Ett projektorienterat arbetssätt fungerar också väl när man tillämpar geografiska informationssystem, GIS, i geografiundervisningen. Utvecklingen av geografiska informationssystem (GIS) har sedan länge inneburit nya möjligheter och utmaningar för olika tillämpningar i geografiundervisningen. Teknik eller innehåll i fokus? Den tekniska utvecklingen har också under senare tid inneburit ökad tillgång på allt mer användarvänliga applikationer. Den särskilda programkurs i GIS som finns i gymnasieskolan har t.ex. bara genomförts på ett 15-tal skolor i Sverige. GIS som ett verktyg i en aktiv lärandeprocess Under 2011 publicerade den norske geografididaktikern Svein Andersland en doktorsavhandling (Geografisk institutt, NTNU, Trondheim) som närmare behandlar detta tema. Andersland utgår från den amerikanske geografen Daniel Suis indelning i att lära om och med GIS.

Geo APIs Summer Learning Series: GIS with Google Earth and Google Maps This session at Google I/O demonstrated how developers can take advantage of new and little known GIS capabilities in all of our geo services. We started out showing some of the GIS capabilities in Google Maps API, which amongst other features, lets you calculate distances and angles and overlay map tiles in arbitrary projections. Moving onto some new and upcoming products, we showed off some of the capabilities of Google Earth Builder, a new platform to manage and publish large amounts of raster and vector GIS data. In the world of data visualization, previous sessions had showed off new styling features for Fusion Tables. In this session, we showed how you can enable spatial queries on your data, displaying maps and statistics for the closest set of features to a location, or all features within an arbitrary radius. Google Earth Builder is not the only new product that provides access to our infrastructure for working with large GIS datasets - we also talked about Google Earth Engine.

Making Maps: DIY Cartography | Resources and Ideas for Making Maps Google Deal Lets SAP Customers Map Data -- InformationWeekGoogle Deal Lets SAP Customers Map Data - software Blog Google Maps meets SAP: Partnership includes exclusive mashup capabilities and discounted pricing for geospatial data. Slideshow: Top 15 Google Apps ForBusiness (click image for larger view and for full slideshow) SAP has teamed up with Google to enable its customers to mashup data with the search giant's mapping capabilities so they can visually report on business conditions such as sales by territory, loan risk by region, or defaults by neighborhood. SAP and Google have already collaborated to enable customers to plot data on Google Maps within the SAP Streamwork, BusinessObjects Explorer, and Crystal Reports interfaces. "It's still a mashup approach, but the private APIs will support tighter, industrial-strength integration with functionality not available from the public APIs," Jonathan Becher, SAP's executive vice president of marketing, said in an interview. The possibilities for data mapping are endless. These are all examples of pioneering mapping mashups that exist today.

Geoskolan – kartor, geodata och GIS för skolan – Omvärldsbloggen Geoskolan är en lärresurs som skapats av Lantmäteriet för att hjälpa lärare och elever att arbeta med kartor, geodata och GIS i undervisningen. Den här tjänsten är en sammansmältning av ett antal olika initiativ inom området, som genomförts i omgångar under flera år. Just nu pågår uppbyggnaden av en nationell infrastruktur för geodata, och Geoskolan är en del av detta. 2014-15 drevs Geoskolan som en innovativ testmiljö inom ramen för Vinnovas satsning Digitalisering för framtidens skola. Än så länge är Geoskolan i ett uppbyggnadsskede, men tjänsten ingår sedan förra hösten i Lantmäteriets ordinarie verksamhet, och man räknar med att vara i skarpt läge inom kort. I arbetet med att utforma tjänsten har Lantmäteriet inspirerats av Digimap for Schools, som vänder sig till skolor i England, samt Kart i skolen i Norge, som numera drivs och utvecklas av Naturfagsenteret. Analys och hantering av geografisk information nämns både i grundskolans kursplan för geografi och i gymnasiets ämnesplan.

Geo APIs Summer Learning Series: High Performance KML for Maps and Earth The Keyhole Markup Language (KML) is an open standard for geographic data presentation. There are over one billion KML files on the web, and yet the vast majority of these files are points on a map. In High Performance KML for Maps and Earth, Sean Askay and I covered advanced techniques for using KML in Google Earth and the Earth API, as well as introduced other Google platforms that support KML. Our hope is that developers will discover the power of using KML on Google’s platform. Some of the topics we discussed during our talk: An Introduction to KML A quick history and some facts and figures about KML. Advanced data visualization techniques We demonstrated two new animation techniques using under-utilized KML tags that make for powerful data visualizations. First we showed a time-animated thematic map of U.S. You can download this KML file to see these two techniques in action and the other KMLs demonstrated during the talk. Developer environment KML on other platforms