Geo4LibCamp 2018

If you are a librarian or someone that deals with a geospatial data repository, this might be for you.

Geo4LibCamp is a hands-on “unconference” meeting to share best-practices, solve common problems, and address technical issues with integrating geospatial data into a repository and associated services. The main event will be held at Stanford University on January 29-31, 2018 (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday), with optional working sessions on February 1-2 (Thursday and Friday).

Registration is now open.

Carpet Maps and Abyss Tables

Ah yes, I was at Costco this weekend and Christmas decorations are out … as well as Halloween and Thanksgiving!  Insane right?  What alternate universe am I in?

Anyway, checking the Christmas Clock, there are only 97 days left until Christmas!  You better hurry and buy that perfect gift!

Here is one:  Land Carpet Map Rugs!  Yes, get that map in carpet form so your loved one can walk all over it.


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Remembering 9/11

I remember sitting at my desk at work that morning in 2001 watching what was going on in New York.  The City’s cable access channel staff had their TV feeds going all day long.

I also remember how quiet it was in the sky when I got home that evening.  That day the FAA closed all airspace and grounded all flights.

It went from this (9:30am EDT):


to this (after 12pm EDT):


It was very quiet over the skies in SoCal on the 12th.  Flights resumed on the 13th and 14th in tiers.  By the 21st they were fully restored.  Watch the video here.  For more info on 9/11, click here.

New ArcGIS Pro Style Files

ESRI has released three new ArcGIS Pro styles for Emergency Management, Local Government, and State Government industries for version 2.0.  For example, the Local Government style contains symbols for election polling places, real estate transactions, community events, parks, damage assessment, right of way assets, non-emergency problem reports, catch basins, and fire hydrants.

Visit the ArcGIS Blog post for more info.