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Batch Geonews: New Maki Icons, OpenStreetMap News, Ads in Your Google Maps Maps, ArcGIS Online Update Coming, and much more

Here's the recent geonews in batch mode.

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Esri GeoFences with the New Geotrigger Service

Apple, Google and others have been offering geofencing-related services for a while, and now Esri solidifies their offer with the public beta version of Esri's Geotrigger Service.

From the official entry: "How does the Geotrigger Service work? An invisible area drawn on a map is set to have an action or message associated with it. When your mobile device crosses into the “trigger zone” the Geotrigger Service sends a location-based message to that device, or even notifies your server for custom events. [...] The Geotrigger Service runs in the cloud. [...] Free while in beta."

Batch Geonews: Remaining Relevant as a GIS Professional, OpenGeo Suite 4.0, 30TB of Imagery in Esri, and much more

Here's the recent geonews in batch mode, covering a too long timespan once again.

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Releasing data really works, part III

Bloggage update: More and more free data are available that are quality-controlled and verifiable. Guardian Data Blog's @smfrogers (now at Twitter) was quite sanguine about this: "Comment is free, but facts are sacred". This reflects the geo-industry's credo is "say what you want, but ensure your data's Triple-A rating: available, accurate and auditable."

Guardian Data posted Great Britain's train station data, and they used Google Fusion Tables to post some of the data. I downloaded the data set, mapped it against UK post code data from Doogal UK to place stations at post code centerpoints, and classified it by year and frequency. UK Ordnance Survey County and District data, and NOAA GSHHS coastal outline subset completed the picture. The maps were created on ArcMap for Home Use. then posted on arcgis.com. giscloud.com loader for ArcMap data was then used to post it online here and below, together with USGS SRTM web map service for background.

This is yet another example where posting data and making it publicly available can move forward map making through mashups of various data sources. The key proviso, however, is that data sources are acknowledged all the way. Not only will it allow auditing and referral, but it also allows others to create more of the same according to their particular expertise. Isn't that, after all, what crowdsourcing is all about?

Batch Geonews: Esri's FileGDB Reversed-Engineered, China to Rent 5% of Ukraine, U.S. Government Shutdown Map, and much more

The recent geonews in batch mode:

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Batch Geonews: U.S. Marijuana Use Maps, FOSS4G 2013 Summary, NYC and OpenStreetMap, ArcGIS Online Updates, and much more

Ok, I did it again, way too much time since our last batch mode edition, but here it is, thanks for your patience!

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Batch Geonews: SOTM 2013 Overview, ArcGIS Online Updates, Google Earth for Teachers, and more

Here's the recent geonews in batch mode. With FOSS4G 2013 next week, I expect exciting news soon!

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Batch Geonews: TIGER 2013, ArcGIS for WordPress, RTK GPS for $2k, Yosemite Fires, and much more

Catching up the August geonews, we're now all up to date with this way too long entry.

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Batch Geonews: Google Views and 150 New 3D Cities, Future of National Mapping Agencies, Sentinel Imagery Free, and much more

A batch mode edition while on holidays. Next one will be late August since I'll be away from computers (and even without electricity!) for a few weeks.

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A big bunch of geospatial-related news discussed over Slashdot:

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