Category Archives: In the News

Mitch Hedberg and GIS

So, a recent post on Reddit highlighted a Mitch Hedberg joke. “La Quinta” is Spanish for “next to Denny’s.” Thinking about this, I realized we could use GIS to find the number of La Quintas that are next to Denny’s. … Continue reading

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Beach erosion in Ocean City

While not as hard hit as the towns near Seaside Heights, Ocean City felt the effects of Sandy and is still in the process of cleanup. Back in July, I took a Gigapan photo of the Ocean City beach from … Continue reading

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From NOAA imagery, extent of Seaside Heights damage can be seen

The amusement piers in Seaside Heights have been significantly damaged. Funtown Pier partially destroyed. A roller coaster at Casino Pier can be seen sitting in the surf. Two buildings at the end of the Pier are entirely gone. For those … Continue reading

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Post Sandy imagery available from NOAA

NOAA‘s web viewer of post-Hurricane Sandy imagery is now live. Many portions of the Jersey Shore received incredible damage. Below are some before and after pictures compiled from the viewer. I’m hoping to get NJ’s March 2012 imagery available as … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy live data resources

As Hurricane Sandy is about to make landfall somewhere in NJ or DE, keep safe and dry. Move to a safe location and stay there. Don’t attempt to travel after dusk due to reduced visibility and the intensifying storm. Once … Continue reading

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Colleague in Need – Atanas Entchev facing deportation

Update: The GIS community has come out in support of Atanas and his family. Calls for letters of support have spread across Twitter and has been picked up by several other blogs: SpatiallyAdjusted (James Fee) GeoMusings (Bill Dollins) GIS Lounge … Continue reading

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GIS & Live Maps for Hurricane Irene

New Jersey is in the path of Hurricane Irene. The last time a hurricane actually made landfall in New Jersey was the 1903 Vagabond Hurricane. The mandatory evacuations are underway (NJ OEM) and to my knowledge, it is the first … Continue reading

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ArcGIS: strong enough for Server, pH balanced for Desktop

James Fee pointed out how ArcGIS is undergoing minor rewording as part of the changes coming to the software at version 10.1. One thing to note is that the ArcView license level is now Basic, while the ArcEditor level is … Continue reading

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2cm Photography of the Ongoing Flooding in Queensland

NearMap has released an interactive map showing the imagery acquired this week of the flooding around Brisbane. 2cm imagery, less than a week old, available around the world through the internet. Pretty soon, laughing about how some fools think the … Continue reading

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Dangerous Cartography

Back in March of 2010, Sarah Palin’s PAC released a map of “democratic targets” she would like to see out of office. The map, depicted at right, used gunsights to highlight where the representatives she wants gone are located. Sadly, … Continue reading

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