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  • Helpers in the Sustainable World Community

    Helpers in the Sustainable World Community

    It’s easy to be discouraged these days. Every day, critical habitats are fragmented, communities are shattered by conflict, and essential natural resources are squandered. But remember what Mr. Rodgers said about bleak world news: “Look at the he…
    - 30 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • The Science of Where for Sustainable Development Webinar Series

    The Science of Where for Sustainable Development Webinar Series

    - 15 Jun 17, 8:50pm -
  • Wish You Had an Easy Web App to Save Millions?
    By Florian Brandi-Dohrn, AED-SICAD Connecting renewables to the grid is a complex workflow and process for utilities. For instance, where does one place outlets for electric cars without endangering grid stability and energy provision security? Or, f…
    - 7 Jun 17, 10:30pm -
  • Share Your Work for the Plenary
    As the Esri User Conference fast approaches, I need your help to put the finishing touches on my plenary session slides. They’re fantastic, but from my discussions with many of you about your fabulous work, I get the sense there’s … Continue re…
    - 2 Jun 17, 11:57pm -
  • Digital Transition vs. Digital Transformation
    Recently, my wife had heart surgery. It was the most amazing technological procedure imaginable. Talk about digital transformation. Robots, fiber optic cables, micro cameras, and digital imagery made it possible for surgeons to go inside her heart an…
    - 1 Jun 17, 1:29am -

ESA News

  • newSpace2Health: the hackathon

    Space2Health: the hackathon

    What better way to show your love of science than entering a hackathon? Organised by the Merck science and technology company, alongside ESA, the Space2Health hackathon recently attracted a set of talented individuals who crunched numbers in a 24-ho…
    - 4 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 3:44pm -
  • newTesting for Mars

    Testing for Mars

    Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Underground excavation
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 12:20pm -
  • newWatching Ophelia

    Watching Ophelia

    Sentinel-3A took Ophelia’s temperature as the storm moved towards the British Isles
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:20am -
  • newWebcam on Mars Express surveys high-altitude clouds

    Webcam on Mars Express surveys high-altitude clouds

    An unprecedented catalogue of more than 21 000 images taken by a webcam on ESA’s Mars Express is proving its worth as a science instrument, providing a global survey of unusual high-altitude cloud features on the Red Planet.
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • newESA role in Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite

    ESA role in Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite

    Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite has reached its final working orbit above the Pacific Ocean. Eutelsat-172B, built for Eutelsat by Airbus, carries new technologies developed through ESA-led projects, including fully articulated thrust…
    - 13 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 7:39am -

Digital Geography

  • Create Bounding Boxes without Desktop GIS
    Bounding boxes are crucial for a lot of geospatial projects: wether you need to limit the extent of your web mapping application or need to cut your research data to the area of interest, bounding boxes are used everywhere. Here is a nice little tool…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Oct 17, 9:09am -
  • Short Announcement: Retro View of Mankind’s Habitat /
    Once in past there was a project called Panoramio were you uploaded your photos of landscapes or places around the world and it was explorable via a map. This was a great tool to digitally visit your next destination and wander around this beautiful…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Oct 17, 9:08am -
  • OpenRouteService API: A Leaflet example for Isochrones
    The page is a very easy to use website which provides routing from A to B via C. It also allows to choose between different routing types for trucks, pedestrians or bicycles and isochrone analyses based on time and distance. In t…
    - 21 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 9:02am -
  • Donut Polygons in QGIS, ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro and geoJSON
    Donut Polygons were the nightmare in first GIS courses. At the very moment I can’t remember why but the concept of an inner and an outer part makes total sense in the real world (house with a patio, lakes with islands, Rome with the Vatican City) y…
    - 29 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 9:11pm -
  • Short Announcement: PlayMapsCube using Three.JS
    We all played around with this little thing: wood labyrinths with one or many little balls called a “Ball-in-a-maze puzzle”. The goal was to find a path through the labyrinth so the ball was not trapped by the holes in the board: Google leveraged…
    - 35 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 3:55pm -

GIS Point



Open Streetmap Blog

  • Wochennotiz Nr. 377

    Wochennotiz Nr. 377

    03.10.2017-09.10.2017 Cycle node networks and mountain passes 1 | © Richard Fairhurst – Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors In eigener Sache TheFive entwickelt seit mehr als zwei Jahren speziell für die Wochennotiz und ihre internationale Schw…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 8:56pm -
  • Wochennotiz Nr. 376

    Wochennotiz Nr. 376

    26.09.2017-02.10.2017 Die Karte der ungemappeten Orte weltweit 1 | Copyright © Pascal Neis ( – Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors Mapping MapRoulette hat nun auch eine Aufgabe zum Entfernen/Validieren von historischen Schulen in d…
    - 12 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 7:47pm -
  • Wochennotiz Nr. 375

    Wochennotiz Nr. 375

    19.09.2017-25.09.2017 State of the Map Asia 2017 took place in Kathmandu last weekend (23-24 Sep 2017). 1 Mapping Pierre Béland analysiert die Anzahl der Changesets pro HDYC-Mappertyp auf Twitter. Ciarán Staunton wundert sich, weshalb das Bing-Bild…
    - 19 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 8:02pm -

Open Geospatial Consortium Blog

  • Our newest OGC staff member: Gobe Hobona
    Contributed by: Gobe HobonaIt is an exciting time to be joining OGC as Director of Knowledge Management (DKM). One of the reasons why I am very excited about this is that geospatial interoperability standards are increasingly seen as the key ingre…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Oct 17, 9:20am -
  • OGC GeoPackage: Expanding the Realm of Geospatial Capabilities
    Contributed by: David Wilson and Micah Brachman, PhDThis guest post was contributed by: David Wilson, Geospatial Engineer Strategic Alliance Consulting, Inc.; and Micah Brachman, PhD Lecturer, Center for Geospatial Information Science University of…
    - 23 days ago, 25 Sep 17, 2:50am -
  • Geomatics Web Services Used in Recent Quebec Floods
    Contributed by: Nicolas Gignac and Serge LegaréEditor’s note: This article has been jointly written by Nicolas Gignac and Serge Legaré from the Ministry of Public Safety in Quebec. It was originally published on Spring 2…
    - 33 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 3:55pm -

Geoinformatics News

    Geobranchen News

      GIS News Deutschland

      • JRC makes its ship-detection software open source

        JRC makes its ship-detection software open source

        The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has released the software of its SUMO maritime surveillance tool, which is helping to protect our oceans by detecting ships engaged in illicit activities (i.e. illegal oilRead More...The post JRC makes its ship-detect…
        - 2 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 9:56am -
      • OGC Announces New 3D Portrayal Service Standard

        OGC Announces New 3D Portrayal Service Standard

        The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has approved the 3D Portrayal Service (3DPS) 1.0 standard. Viewing 3D geospatial content from diverse sources has just become easier with the release ofRead More...The post OGC Announces New 3…
        - 2 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 9:39am -
      • Big Data – Nutzen für kleine und mittlere Unternehmen

        Big Data – Nutzen für kleine und mittlere Unternehmen

        Ein vom Wirtschaftsministerium gefördertes Forschungsprojekt, an dem Disy mitgearbeitet hat, kam nun zum erfolgreichen Abschluss. Im Rahmen von „SmartRegio“ wurde erforscht, wie kleine und mittlere Unternehmen Massendaten aus verschiedenen Quell…
        - 6 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:16am -

      DLR Youtube Channel

      Fascinating World of Research - Version 2017

      - 11 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 10:27am -
      Über die DLR_School_Labs - Version 2017

      - 11 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 9:51am -
      About the DLR_School_Labs - Version 2017

      - 11 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 9:45am -
      Die faszinierende Welt der Forschung - Version 2017

      - 11 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 8:29am -
      Real time thunderstorm information all along the flight: WxFUSION

      - 39 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 2:21pm -
      Trailer: DLR at a glance / Das DLR in zwei Minuten

      - 67 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 11:50am -

      Information is Beautiful

      USGS Remote Sensing News

      DLR Earth Observing

      • Wächter unserer Atmosphäre: Umweltsatellit Sentinel-5P ist im All

        Wächter unserer Atmosphäre: Umweltsatellit Sentinel-5P ist im All

        Welche Spurengase wie Stickstoffoxid, Ozon, Formaldehyd, Schwefeldioxid, Methan und Kohlenmonoxid sind in unserer Atmosphäre? Wie hoch sind die globalen und regionalen Feinstaubkonzentrationen? Welche Prozesse stecken hinter Veränderungen der Atmos…
        - 4 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 11:00am -
      • Ozonloch 2017: So klein wie selten zuvor

        Ozonloch 2017: So klein wie selten zuvor

        Das Ozonloch über der Antarktis ist in diesem Jahr auffallend klein. Wissenschaftler des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) haben ermittelt, dass es sich um das zweitkleinste Ozonloch seit Ende der 1980er Jahre handelt – seit den Ab…
        - 5 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 1:20pm -
      • Eine Copernicus-Strategie für Deutschland

        Eine Copernicus-Strategie für Deutschland

        Das Bundeskabinett hat am 13. September 2017 die vom Bundesminister für Verkehr und Digitale Infrastruktur (BMVI) vorgelegte "Nationale Strategie für das europäische Copernicus-Programm" beschlossen und damit konkrete nationale Ziele gesetzt. Das…
        - 34 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 11:30am -

      Landsat 8

      Another GIS Blog

      • ArcGIS API for Python

        ArcGIS API for Python

        Sorry for not posting folks, but I've been busy working on the ArcGIS API for Python. For those who don't know I wrote ArcREST with another colleague of mine, Mike.  Since the announcement of the ArcGIS API for Python, we have decided to retire ArcR…
        - 99 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 9:00am -
      • Microsoft Compiler for Python 2.7

        Microsoft Compiler for Python 2.7

        Doesn't everyone hate this message: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0 is required (Unable to find vcvarsall.bat).I sure do, and I solved it by downloading a helpful program from Microsoft!  Don't believe me, just google it!  Install Microsoft's compiler fo…
        - 14 Dec 16, 3:48pm -
      • So long VBA and Thanks for all the Memories

        So long VBA and Thanks for all the Memories

        Microsoft has stopped providing fixes or troubleshooting for VB and VBA.  Esri just announced the same in the 10.5 release.  It's time to update that old code. Some options moving forwards for your old desktop applications are:.NETPythonIt IS time…
        - 1 Dec 16, 12:09pm -

      USGS Remote Sensing News

      Latest Landsat Images

      devils tower jan2010
      devils tower jan2010
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      northern myanmar April 2010
      northern myanmar April 2010
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      Arkansas Delta
      Arkansas Delta
      - 16 Nov 12, 9:40pm -
      southern keys
      southern keys
      - 9 Nov 12, 6:27pm -
      Great Barrier Reef 2006
      Great Barrier Reef 2006
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      Oracle Spatial Blog

      • Video zu Oracle Spatial and Graph 12.2 mit Jean Ihm
        In diesem knapp 6 min Video stellt Jean Ihm (@JeanIhm) Neues rund um Spatial and Graph in der Version 12.2 vor. Der Spatial-Teil beginnt ab ca. 2:45. Es lohnt sich jedoch sehr, über den Tellerrand von Geodaten zu schauen in Richtung der Graph Featur…
        - 13 Jun 17, 7:07am -
      • DOAG Geodata Day 2017
        Der DOAG Geodata Day findet dieses Jahr im Rahmen der Big Data Days am 22. September 2017 in Kassel statt. Es wird noch der eine oder andere interessante Beitrag gesucht. Bitte reichen Sie Ihren Vorschlag direkt bei Kushtrim Krasniqi ein, dem Verantw…
        - 6 Jun 17, 12:29pm -
      • GeoJSON, JSON und mehr: Die Oracle DB 12.2 im Fokus
        Wieder einmal hat Oracle Deutschland ein Dojo herausgegeben, ein kleines rotes Heft, in welchem aktuelle Themen rund um die Oracle Datenbank behandelt werden. Das Heft 13 ist ein besonderes, da es von mehreren Autorinnen und Autoren inhaltlich verfa…
        - 3 May 17, 8:53pm -
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