Some interesting stuff regarding Google’s handling and indexing of PR releases – and I know that if your business is Geotech that you send your press releases to GISuser.com! This from CyberAlert… Those questioning the value of press releases may wish to consider a recent, small and little-noticed change in Google’s search algorithm. The change, first reported by Reuters, allows press releases to outrank media articles reporting the news. Google increased the number of sources permitted the “In the news,” a section within general search results. Only links from bona fide news sites appeared in the section previously.
Archives for September 2015
A webinar tip from esri… learn how to add apps to your maps and more! From Esri… Add Intelligence to Your Apps & Maps with Rich Data from Esri’s GeoEnrichment Service. Learn how to take advantage of Esri’s GeoEnrichment Service. Add authoritative demographic, business, and landscape data to your apps and maps. Query and display information from a large collection of datasets including population, income, housing, consumer behavior, and the natural environment. The information products that you can create with this data can not only transform your apps, they can transform your go-to-market strategy.
Recall, Blue Marble Geographics recently announced the release of v17 of the popular Global Mapper software. The webinar, titled What’s New in Global Mapper v17 will take place on Friday, Sept 25, at 11am EST.
Discover Your Community’s #OktoberfestScore with Interactive App — Here’s some OctoberFest fun from Esri – post your Zip code and find out if your city ranks as an OctoberFest Town! Enter your city or ZIP code to explore spending on beer in your region and then see how your neighborhood stacks up to other areas in the U.S. or check out the highest scoring locations. So far it looks like towns in New York have the edge…
From Esri… Are you ready for brats and beer? Fall means Oktoberfest celebrations around the globe, and Esri has created the interactive What is Your Oktoberfest Score? app that ranks your community against others in the US. Using demographic, consumer spending, and market potential data from Esri, this app lets you explore beer consumption in your area and discover other communities with similar tastes. [Read more…] about What is Your Oktoberfest Score?
Some fine week-end reading is available here in this free 328 page eBook.. enjoy!
Are you ambassador material? Have you got game and are you passionate about teaching others? Geospatial professionals, educators & students encouraged to help youth develop problem-solving skills using technology. Esri Canada connects GIS Ambassadors with schools in their community and provides a wealth of teaching resources including lesson plans, tutorials and activities for students. Interested participants may contact the Education and Research group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recently released US Topo maps for Florida now feature more trails using data provided by the U.S. Forest Service as well as trail information from other federal, state and private sources. Several of the 1,028 new maps for Florida now display parts of the Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST) and other designated public trails. Further notable upgrades to the new quadrangles include map symbol redesign, enhanced railroad information, and new road source data.
The USGS liaisons are updating the United States Interagency Elevation Inventory (https://coast.noaa.gov/
From the company… Web Map Developers are blind when it comes to user interaction on their maps. Most websites use analytics products like Google Analytics, or Mixpanel to track web activity, but surprisingly, user interaction tracking on a map just doesn’t exist. For example, companies like Priceline may not see how many hotels are clicked on, or other cities that you panned through in their map view before you landed on a detailed hotel page. They are essentially blind to how a user interacts with their map.
From Esri… NCAA football provides us with stadiums filled with fans who really know how to pump up the volume on game day. Whether it’s a signature sing-a-long or marching band anthem, each venue has its own trademark blast of affection for the home team.
This web map from Esri provides an overview of a handful of NCAA stadiums that really bring the noise! Find out if your team made the cut. [Read more…] about Fan Mapping! Loud & Proud: NCAA Stadiums