ArcGIS Explorer: New version now available A new version of ArcGIS Explorer is now available to download at: What’s New in ArcGIS Explorer ArcGIS Explorer is a free, downloadable GIS viewer that provides an easy way to explore, visualize, share, and present geographic information. The latest release of ArcGIS Explorer has many new features and capabilities that make it ideal for providing wider access to your GIS data and capabilities. The new features are described below and you can also view the online slideshow.
Downloads Data themes are available in three levels of detail. For each scale, themes are listed on Cultural, Physical, and Raster category pages. Stay up to date! Know when a new version of Natural Earth is released by subscribing to our announcement list. Overwhelmed? A Useful Data Set on Political Violence that Almost No One Is Using For the past 10 years, the CIA has overtly funded the production of a publicly available data set on certain atrocities around the world that now covers the period from January 1995 to early 2014 and is still updated on a regular basis. If you work in a relevant field but didn’t know that, you’re not alone. The data set in question is the Political Instability Task Force’s Worldwide Atrocities Dataset, which records information from several international press sources about situations in which five or more civilians are deliberately killed in the context of some wider political conflict. Each record includes information about who did what to whom, where, and when, along with a brief text description of the event, a citation for the source article(s), and, where relevant, comments from the coder. The data are updated monthly, although those updates are posted on a four-month lag (e.g., data from January become available in May). The same holds in South Sudan.
Teaching resources Individual and multiple class sets of excellent resources produced by the Global Education Project are currently available – while stocks last. These resources are relevant to primary and secondary Geography courses across Australia. Resources ordered will be available for collection from the GTAV Office in Camberwell South, Victoria. If not collected, there will be a postage and handling fee for each delivery. A number of these resources are also available at the Global Education website as free downloads – www.globaleducation.edu.au.
ArcGIS Desktop This topic provides a set of links to a collection of various ArcGIS tutorials used to perform a number of common tasks in ArcGIS. Find the tutorial that you would like to work through by clicking the links in the tables below. To work through the ArcGIS Desktop tutorials, you need to install the tutorial data from the ArcGIS Desktop Tutorial Data setup, which is part of the ArcGIS Desktop installation download or media. If the tutorial data has been installed on your system, look for it in C:\arcgis\ArcTutor (the default installation location). In many cases, you will need write access to that location to perform the tutorial.
Examples Enjoy these sample visualizations built with Protovis. For any example, use your browser to view the source or the backing dataset. Protovis is no longer under active development.The final release of Protovis was v3.3.1 (4.7 MB). The Protovis team is now developing a new visualization library, D3.js, with improved support for animation and interaction. OpenStreetMap Where is this? Reverse Directions Welcome to OpenStreetMap! Evaluating UAVs for Humanitarian Response The Humanitarian UAV Network is carrying out an evaluation of UAVs and related technologies for use in humanitarian settings. The related technologies being evaluated include cameras, payload units, image processing & analysis software. As a first step, we have created an evaluation framework based on parameters relevant for field-based deployments of UAVs by humanitarian organizations. Before moving to the next step in the evaluation—identifying which UAVs and related technologies to evaluate—we want to make sure that we’re on the right track as far as our evaluation framework goes. So the purpose of this blog post is to seek feedback on said framework. To recap, we are evaluating four distinct technologies: 1) UAVs; 2) Cameras; 3) Payload units; and 4) Image Processing & Analysis Software specifically for humanitarian use.
TakingITGlobal for Educators Curriculum Find links to U.S. Common Core Standards here: Teaching Process Write up a list of sentences (written large enough for the whole group to see) that include “questionable” word choices – those that assign value (usually negative) to someone or something.