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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 »
Tens of thousands of visitors are starting to descend on Washington, D.C., to attend the swearing-in of President Barack Obama on Monday. Meanwhile, local workers will be trying to make their morning commute while residents attempt to go about their regular business. Everyone will be better off knowing what to expect from road closures and other planned traffic hang-ups.[…] Continue Reading »
New Hampshire is one of the swing states in the upcoming presidential election. Although it has just 4 electoral votes up for grabs, political analysts simply don’t know where those votes will go. For Barack Obama and Mitt Romney – every vote counts in their bid for the presidency. The state has not consistently voted for one party during presidential races though in recent years, they have voted more Democrat than Republican.[…] Continue Reading »
Fortune recently reported just how bad the Apple iPhone 5 mapping really is. Specifically, the article cited a reader’s analysis of the Apple map of Canada’s province of Ontario, focusing on locating and identifying its cities and towns. Of the 2,028 places that should have been named, 400 were correct, 389 were fairly close, 551 were clearly incorrect, and 688 were not on the map at all.[…] Continue Reading »