Category Archives: environment

The Esrigram Shark Week Shark GIS MapJournal

TweetTrust Esri to not miss an opportunity to churn out another cool Map Journal or story map (ya, I’m still a little confused in what the diff is between a journal or story map etc…). This latest Journal shares some … Continue reading

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Tracking Hurricanes and Historical Hurricane Data

TweetHurricane season is well under way as the traditional North Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1. As soon as the weather alerts start coming in about tropical storms its natural that interest in previous tropical storms will heighten and … Continue reading

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ParkScore Index Ranks Park Systems in 60 Largest U.S. Cities #ParkScore

TweetSomething of interest for parks and nature lovers… ParkScore uses advanced GIS (geographic information system) computer mapping technology to create digital maps evaluating park accessibility, making it the most realistic assessment system available. Instead of simply measuring distance to a local … Continue reading

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Monitoring Fukushima fallout with crowd-sourced citizen science seawater sampling

TweetThis update on a topic very near and dear to many of us who live on the Pacific coastline via the David Suzuki foundation… More than three years have passed since the devastating Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in Japan. … Continue reading

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5 High-Tech Camping Tools For Your Next Trip

TweetWith Memorial Day upon us that means one thing, summer is here… wow! With the hot, sunny (hopefully) summer season that means camping for many of us and so to celebrate that w4’ve got a special feature to share with … Continue reading

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Report confirms that climate change is affecting every region of the US

TweetThe Obama Administration recently released the Third National Climate Assessment for the United States. No huge surprise here as the report confirms that climate change is affecting every region of the United States and key sectors of the U.S. economy. … Continue reading

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Take Care of the Oceans – the Economy Will Appreciate It!

TweetSome new research out of NOAA show that the sea is providing a much needed boost to the economy… perhaps such news will provide some added incentive for people to take care of the oceans and show them the respect … Continue reading

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County health ranking 2014 and health roadmaps – How Healthy is your county?

TweetThe County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. This fabulous resource not only provides maps, tables and charts (very detailed reports as well), but … Continue reading

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exactEarth Release Tracking Data of the Search for MH370

TweetWe’ve all been bombarded with constant news updates and reports about the search for the missing Malaysian airliner. Yesterday, exactEarth shared details that an Australian ship is close to retrieving debris believed to be from the plane (still speculation on … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Ethical Companies Are Ranked for 2014

TweetWhat do Dell, Intel, Microsoft, and Google have in common? Yes indeed, they all made the list of the most ethical companies! The World’s Most Ethical (WME) Companies designation recognizes companies that truly go beyond making statements about doing business … Continue reading

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White House Event Highlighting Efforts to Boost Climate Change Preparedness

TweetAn event of interest this week in D.C with an impressive lineup of Geotech leaders to speak. On Wednesday, March 19, the White House, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will … Continue reading

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AIDSVu Maps Depict Impact of HIV in Denver Metro Area

TweetSome new mapping for the Denver Metro area from the AIDSVu project out of Emery University. AIDSVu is a compilation of online maps that display HIV prevalence data across the U.S. at the national, state and local levels, and by … Continue reading

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