A recent update to the very cool Web Maps for WordPress plug-in. Web Maps is designed to bridge the gap between authoritative maps registered with ArcGIS Online and WordPress – the most widely used CMS on the market. [Read more…] about Add the power of “where” to WordPress with Web Maps for WordPress
More cool tech at CES 2015! Even where mind-blowing innovations are found at every turn, the flying wearable camera known as Nixie pulled off a dazzling snapshot of the future during Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s keynote to kick off the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show.
Something a little different for you… If you pack anything like I do, you stuff as much in your backpack on your trips and by now you’ve likely over-stuffed it and paid the price with a rip or tear… no worries of that with this bad boy from Ergodyne. Nickel-plated hardware and 1200D Ballistic Polyester with PVC backing provide superior durability while the reinforced padding on the back delivers maximum comfort and breathability.
You might think about cars when you hear the brand name Nissan, however, after this latest innovation you just might start associating the brand with watches, very cool, connected watches! Nismo Concept Watch will be the first smartwatch to connect a driver to the car and will provide drivers with real-time biometric data – WOW!
The Nissan Nismo Watch will allow drivers to:
- monitor the efficiency of their vehicle with average speed and fuel consumption readings;
- access vehicle telematics and performance data while on track;
- capture biometric data via a heart rate monitor;
- connect to the car using a smartphone app via Bluetooth Low Energy;
- receive tailored car messages from Nissan
There’s no question that ArcGIS Online is meant to enable anyone and everyone to access and use geospatial data in many creative ways – heck, using ArcGIS Explorer the sky is the limit on the kind of map you can create and share with anyone. Well, thanks to the gang at GeoJobe GIS Consulting (@geojobegis) soon you’ll be able to use their nifty ArcGIS plugin for WordPress – WOAH!!
Yes indeed, the plugin, coming soon, will be available in a free or pro version and reports to enable users to integrate the power of “where” into their WordPress blog posts – think tens of millions of potential users of your data. I bet now you’re thinking a little harder about maybe publishing your data via ArcGIS online! Check it out at http://www.geo-jobe.com/wp/ and register to be notified when you can get started.
How do you define the Northwest or the Rockies regions of America? Enter The Regional Differences Project – a cool project that lets users enter their definition of regions in an effort to crowd source regional differences and define the spatial makeup of the land… pretty cool! http://www.regionaldifferences.com/
From the project… This project is to collect data on where people think different regions of America are located. People from Texas and Florida have strong views on whether or not they are part of the “South”, while people from Vermont and Connecticut and Georgia have different ideas about “New England”, and the “Midwest” might migrate a thousand miles depending on where you learned the term.
Draw region boundaries as you see them. You can submit as many or as few regions as you’d like.
I’m not really much of a corn maze fan, however, I do really dig maps, so I have to give this maze in Washington State 2 thumbs up – definitely a Geographer’s dream! The maze in Snohomish County, Washington is shaped like the State of Washington, complete with major roads, rivers, and major landmarks like the Space Needle and Mt. Saint Helens… impressive! (A cool tip via Amanda Taub)
Looking for more corn mazes? Check out this maze location map