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Mapping Emancipation Events during the Civil War

Mapping Emancipation Events during the Civil War

University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, with Azavea, a geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company, has launched “Visualizing Emancipation,” the first interactive map showing the end of American slavery during the U.S. Civil War.  The application displays more than 3,000 geographically tagged emancipation events, such as reports of African Americans helping […]

GIS Data

WhatWasThere – Augmented Reality

WhatWasThere – Augmented Reality

WhatWasThere is an augmented reality application that features a growing online database of geolocated historical photos.  You can search for photos nearby a location or upload and geotag your own historical photos.  The database is in its early stages, there are over 10,000 photos covering the United States and a few […]

GIS Learning

GIS News: Airports GIS package, FixPhillyDistricts

GIS News: Airports GIS package, FixPhillyDistricts

Esri has two announcements today, the first about its Airports GIS package, and the second about the keynote speaker for its upcoming Esri Health GIS conference.  Azavea is hosting an online redistricting contest and CARIS announces the location for its 2012 user conference.   Esri Esri is now offering licenses […]

GIS Learning

GIS News: Horn of Africa Drought, Image of the Week, OpenDataPhilly

GIS News: Horn of Africa Drought, Image of the Week, OpenDataPhilly

The European Space Agency has released Horn of Africa drought imagery and its image of the week showing Patagonia.   The OGC is seeking input on two projects, and Esri and Azavea both announced the availability of data from OpenDataPhilly.  FIND Map, SuperGeo, Cadcorp, Timmons Group, eSpatial, and URISA round […]

GIS Learning

GIS News: Greenland Ice Thickness, OpenDataPhilly now Open Source

GIS News: Greenland Ice Thickness, OpenDataPhilly now Open Source

The latest GIS industry news roundup includes an image of Greenland’s ice sheet from ESA’s Image of the Week series, Azavea has released the code of the OpenDataPhilly.org project which is now available as open source software, and the OGC has completed its Special Activity Airspace (SAA) Dissemination Pilot.  Digital Map Products, Cityworks, eSpatial, […]

GIS Software

The PhillyHistory.org map-based search page emphasizes the geographic information available for many of the images.The PhillyHistory.org map-based search page emphasizes the geographic information available for many of the images.

Seeing Philadelphia’s Past in Augmented Reality

Guest article by Deborah Boyer and Andrew Thompson. For over 140 years, the City of Philadelphia has been taking pictures of itself.  Though local pride is never in short supply in Philly, far more practical reasons like risk management and documentation of public works projects have motivated decades of city-employed […]

GIS Learning

Every Tree Counts: Using PhillyTreeMap for Collaborative Urban Forestry

Every Tree Counts: Using PhillyTreeMap for Collaborative Urban Forestry

Philadelphia, like many American cities, has a wealth of urban trees.  Collectively known as the “urban forest,” these are the trees that line our city streets and river banks and adorn our urban parks and private lawns.  Healthy trees improve the look and feel of city neighborhoods by providing shade […]