Best of the Blogs 16 September 2014

By on 16 September, 2014

Map of Springfield

That staple of many a child/teenager/adolescent/adult life (yes, it’s been going for a while now), The Simpsons, has finally been given the interactive map treatment, via the Esri-based Playgis. Well worth a look for any Springfield-o-phile.

 

Geoawesomeness has a post on Apple’s recent shift in focus towards indoor location, based on its announcement of several features in iOS8 and the iPhone 6.

Perhaps more importantly, GeoAwesomeness also has a post outlining the new Earth Observation sensors that will launch on-board the International Space Station (ISS) later this month.

 

GIS Lounge has the results of a recent study examining global carbon dioxide emissions, in the form of a map that quantifies, at the city level, fifteen years of CO2 emissions from 1997–2009. The research represents the first time scientists have been able to provide a more fine-grained assessment of CO2 emissions.

 

Inside GNSS has an article on the US Air Force’s push for “permission to implement bigger buys of GPS satellites beginning in fiscal year 2016 (FY16) once it sorts out whether to drop Lockheed Martin as the GPS III prime contractor and switch to a different manufacturer for the navigation payload.”

 

Mashable has a heap of photos and videos of Hurricane Odile’s destruction of Los Cabos, as well as an interactive map of the path of the hurricane, geo-tagged with videos, photos, and tweets.

 

LiDAR, Lidar, LIDAR, or…? LiDAR News has posted this important question. However, given their title, their answer may surprise you.

 

Google Maps Mania outlines a project entitled The Welcoming Face of North Korea – “a multi-media interactive documentary exploring tourism in one of the most difficult to visit countries in the world. The site uses parallax scrolling, video, photographs and maps to take you on a journey through North Korea from the perspective of a tourist on an organised group tour to the country.” Very interesting.

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