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TIME Magazine has rolled out a new feature that allows users to view time-lapse images of Earth’s landscape. The Timelapse project compiles free images from Landsat satellites provided by the Department of the Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey. The feature shows how image and map technology can be used for several purposes, such as to monitor climate change, track the expansion of the city of Las Vegas and observe deforestation in the Amazon.[…] Continue Reading »

Federal agencies’ use of geographic information systems is on display in 133 maps featured in a new book from Esri. The full-color maps demonstrate how the agencies and Congress, among others, employ Esri’s ArcGIS to tackle matters such as national security, transportation and the census.

The book, “Mapping the Nation: Pioneering a New Platform for Government,” aims to illustrate how the government and public frequently put ArcGIS to use for everyday matters along with major health and environmental issues, humanitarian aid, emergency management and more.[…] Continue Reading »

More than 3.8 million additional square miles of aerial imagery have been incorporated into the ArcGIS World Imagery Map, a service provided by Esri and DigitalGlobe. The update was announced this week during the Esri Federal GIS Conference in Washington, D.C.

“This is a breakthrough improvement thanks to our partnership with DigitalGlobe that allows our customers access [to] up-to-date and powerful global imagery,” Christophe Charpentier, Esri’s group product manager for ArcGIS content, said in a statement.[…] Continue Reading »

According to the American Lung Association, tobacco-caused disease kills more than 392,000 people every year in the U.S., making it the leading cause of preventable death. Another 50,000 people die from exposure to secondhand smoke. The association also notes that in 2004, smoking cost the U.S. more than $193 billion, including $97 billion in lost productivity and $96 billion in direct health care expenditures, or an average of $4,260 per adult smoker.[…] Continue Reading »

Wendy’s is streamlining its corporate IT systems by integrating Esri Business Analyst into its reporting at new locations. The geographic information systems software will help the quick-service chain in conducting market analyses and selecting new sites. “The company’s decision to integrate GIS as a scalable technology within its existing systems means that any staff member, from marketing to design, can gain the benefits of mapping intelligence without any training and at any time,” said Simon Thompson, Esri’s director of commercial business.[…] Continue Reading »