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DDS News- DDS Awarded Contract with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management

DDS News- DDS Awarded Contract with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management

 

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Digital Data Services, Inc. Awarded Contract with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management

October 15th, 2014

Lakewood, CO- Digital Data Services, Inc. (DDS) announced that it was awarded a contract with the Bureau of Land Management’s National Operations Center for Geospatial IT Support Services. Under the contract, DDS will provide geospatial application engineering services with a concentration on Geocortex® site design, development, and documentation in support of various BLM’s Division of Resource Services’ programs.

The Division of Resource Services, located at the National Operations Center in Denver, Colorado, conducts a variety of projects and support natural and cultural resource programs throughout the Bureau. Specific projects that need immediate services under this contract include the Abandoned Mine and Site Cleanup Module (AMSCM), Visual Resource Management (VRM), and the Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) program. Additional support in forestry, riparian, and land health reporting may also be required.

DDS will design Geocortex® web-based GIS and mapping sites for each program, while adhering to the BLM’s required processes for security and data standards. DDS will also be working closely with the BLM staff to determine any needed geodatabase schema and/or web services changes, provide documentation and training, and ensure that the final web-based mapping sites contain the proper metadata requirements, security, and naming convention.

“As an Implementation Partner for Latitude Geographics, DDS provides Geocortex® development and support services to numerous state and local government agencies, so naturally we are excited to offer our web-based GIS solutions to the federal sector.” – says Scott C. Carter, President of DDS.

For additional information regarding Digital Data Services, Inc., please visit www.digitaldataservices.com.

 


 

About Digital Data Services, Inc. (DDS)

DDS is a GIS information technology firm that specializes in the creation, conversion, management, integration, and presentation of geospatial information. Our expertise focuses on providing simple solutions to complex business challenges and allowing our clients to leverage and explore their data in new and unique ways. As experts in research, data processing, data storage/management, data analysis, and presentation, we serve our clients by making complex analytical decisions available to everyone. Our vision is that access to geospatial information should not be a barrier to making business decisions.

Digital Data Services, Inc.
10920 W. Alameda, Suite 200
Lakewood, CO 80226
303-986-6740
www.digitaldataservices.com

 


 

About Geocortex®

Latitude Geographics first developed Geocortex software in 1999, and since that time, Geocortex evolved through several generations of Esri mapping and GIS technology. Geocortex has proven to be a success story, with hundreds of organizations around the world recognizing the value of an off-the-shelf approach in helping them achieve their GIS and web-based mapping needs.

Latitude Geographics Group Ltd.
200 - 1117 Wharf Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T7
Canada
1-888-578-5545
www.latitudegeo.com

 

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DDS News- Investigating land use change over time with the USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer

DDS News- Investigating land use change over time with the USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer

by Joseph Kerski on July 18, 2014


Investigating land use change over time has always been a mainstay of geography and environmental education and research. Recently, several new ways of accessing more than 175,000 historical USGS topographic maps through ArcGIS Online make land use change even more accessible to students, educators, and researchers. In this essay, I will focus on the USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer, and in future essays, discuss some of the other ways that you can easily access these maps in ArcGIS Online. As a former USGS geographer, I consider the arrival of these maps in ArcGIS Online as one of the most exciting announcements of the past decade.

The USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer is a customized application that runs in a web browser that shows the dates and scales of the available USGS topographic maps for any area of the USA below a chosen area of interest. Simply by selecting individual maps using this application, changes in coastlines, river flow resulting from the construction of reservoirs, urbanization, and much more can be examined.

In the example below, I explore one of the most rapidly urbanizing areas of the country, Plano, Texas, comparing the current topographic base map to the 1960 USGS topographic map. As is evident, many additional maps of the area at different scales and dates are available.

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DDS News- Video: Mapmaking... on Horseback

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TBT: Frederick/Firestone Colorado 1966- Download High Res from Our Website

TBT: Frederick/Firestone Colorado 1966- Download High Res from Our Website

Download high resolution photos

October, 1966- (11MB)

March, 2012- (18MB)

 

Aerial photos showing the growth in the Frederick/Firestone area.  DDS provides current and historic aerial photographs for multiple industries.  The aerial photos are typically used in GIS applications to detect change.

 

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Press Release- DDS Awarded Contract with the Bureau of Reclamation

Press Release- DDS Awarded Contract with the Bureau of Reclamation

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Digital Data Services, Inc. Awarded Contract with the Bureau of Reclamation

September 25th, 2014

Lakewood, CO-  Digital Data Services, Inc. (DDS) announced that it has been awarded a contract with the Bureau of Reclamation’s Ephrata Washington for data conversion and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data delivery. Under the agreement, DDS will scan, georeference, digitize, and attribute 200 hard-copy maps showing land classification, right-of-ways, and farm units.

The Bureau of Reclamation performed studies in the 1960’s and 1970’s which evaluated soils, slope, and other factors to determine the suitability of land for irrigation.  These studies produced a series of linen and mylar land classification maps that are generally done for each Public Land Survey (PLS) section. As a result of the Odessa Subarea Special Study EIS findings, Reclamation, the State of Washington, and the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District are preparing to replace approximately 70,000 acres of groundwater- based irrigation with Columbia Basin Project surface water. 

DDS will convert the original mylar and linen maps into a fully attributed GIS format to assist in the analysis of irrigated lands.  The converted land classification data will be used to determine eligibility for direct replacement or for an “infill” option that allows irrigators to move their operations closer to water conveyance facilities.  

“DDS is pleased to consult with Federal agencies in the conversion of spatial-related information into more viable GIS formats to assist in their analysis.” - said Scott C. Carter President of DDS, Inc. 

For additional information regarding Digital Data Services, Inc., please visit digitaldataservices.com.

About Digital Data Services, Inc.

DDS is an information technology firm that specializes in the creation, conversion, management, integration, and presentation of geospatial information. Our expertise focuses on providing simple solutions to complex business challenges and allowing our clients to leverage and explore their data in new and unique ways. As experts in research, data processing, data storage/management, data analysis, and presentation, we serve our clients by making complex analytical decisions available to everyone. Our vision is that access to geospatial information should not be a barrier to making business decisions.


Digital Data Services, Inc.
10920 W. Alameda, Suite 200
Lakewood, CO 80226
303-986-6740
720-962-8235 FAX
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DDS- Hire a GIS Professional, Get Professional Results

DDS- Hire a GIS Professional, Get Professional Results

Let’s face it, finding a good consultant that can service your company’s mapping needs is difficult.  Even more so is finding a consultant that has the experience that you need so that you are confident that the job is done right, the first time.  This is the type of experience that you can only get from a company that has been involved in the GIS & mapping industry for over 20 years, performing over 5,000 projects, for a customer base of thousands.  

Call us today, or visit our website to see how we can help your business make the most out of GIS and mapping.

 

  • GIS Consulting
  • Custom Mapping
  • Georeferencing
  • Scanning Services
  • Digitizing Services
  • File to File Conversion
  • Web Map Applications

 


Digital Data Services, Inc.

10920 West Alameda, Suite 200
Lakewood, CO  80226
(P) 303-986-6740  •  (F) 720-962-8235

digitaldataservices.com

 

 

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DDS News- Apple seems confused by Canadian Geography

DDS News- Apple seems confused by Canadian Geography

By: The Canadian Press, Published on Fri Sep 12 2014


TORONTO— Apple seems to be a little confused when it comes to Canadian geography.
Consumers who hit Apple.ca to pre-order one of the company’s new iPhones and clicked on a link about delivery timelines saw an error-riddled map of Canada.


Apple appeared to have mixed up the nation’s capital and Ontario’s capital, and placed Ottawa roughly where Toronto should be on the map.


Edmonton is also seen to be northwest of Calgary, instead of northeast.


And Quebec City is mistakenly labelled as Quebec.


A comment from Apple was not immediately available.

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DDS News- DDS is Pleased to Offer Geocortex Implementation Services

DDS News- DDS is Pleased to Offer Geocortex Implementation Services

Geocortex®

Implementation Solutions

 

The request for web-based map applications has increased dramatically over the past five years. Companies realize the importance of accessing and leveraging geospatial information. The barrier has been how to develop a cost-effective and easy-to-maintain web map application that is suitable for technical, managerial, and executive users. Latitude Geographics’ Geocortex Essentials is the most effective way to jumpstart web-based map applications. Geocortex is a commercial off-the-shelf application framework with an extensive library of prewritten code, which saves months or even years of development time. It allows companies to rapidly deploy a variety of web-based map applications within, or outside, their organization while maximizing their return on investment in ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online technologies.

As an authorized Geocortex Implementation Solution Provider, DDS has been providing custom Geocortex solutions to our clients since 2011. We work closely with our customers to identify their needs and requirements, and implement solutions designed to what is important to their organizational goals. We can develop Geocortex applications entirely within a client’s internal infrastructure, or develop applications on our server and later migrate it to the client site. DDS solutions serve a wide variety of businesses and industries from small business to state and local government to multi-national corporations.


     

    • Geocortex Application Design and Development
    • Geocortex Workflow Design and Development
    • Geocortex Report and Map Template Design and Development
    • ArcGIS Server Installation and Configuration
    • ArcGIS Server and Geocortex Security Configuration
    • ArcGIS Geoprocessor Development
    • Geocortex SDK/WPF Development
    • Python Script Development

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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Exploiting GIS for the Non-GIS User Deploying a Web Map

Exploiting GIS for the Non-GIS User Deploying a Web Map

Exploiting GIS for the Non-GIS User Deploying a Web Map John Wright, GISP, Range Resources Corporation, Canonsburg, PA

Look out for John Wright's presentation on deploying web maps with Geocortex and the ArcGIS Platform at Range Resources at URISA GIS PRO 2014 in New Orleans! The implementation of GIS in support of business processes often drives change in the way organizations operate. In this session John will present the organizational challenges and benefits of enabling non-GIS professionals to use web mapping tools.

About:

URISA GIS PRO 2014- URISA's 52nd Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, September 8-11, 2014. 

Range Resources Corporation is a leading independent oil and natural gas producer with operations focused in Appalachia and the southwest region of the United States.

Latitude Geographics' Geocortex Essentials- Geocortex has proven to be a success story, with hundreds of organizations around the world recognizing the value of an off-the-shelf approach in helping them achieve their GIS and web-based mapping needs.

 

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DDS News- Larimer County, Colorado County Map from 1930's Time Capsule

DDS News- Larimer County, Colorado County Map from 1930's Time Capsule

The map was found in November of 2000 when Larimer County officials opened time capsules from the Larimer County Courthouse in Fort Collins. These time capsules were concealed behind the cornerstone wall located near the Oak Street entrance of the south wing of the building.

This map was produced by E&L Horn for the City of Fort Collins' Public Library Project Benefit Fund. Our research puts the map at about 1937 - 1938.

  • In 1937 a library expansion project was approved by the City of Fort Collins. The public library did put funds into projects that would help raise funds to build the expansion. We believe this map may have been used to generate funds for this project. The project was completed in 1939.
  • A Fort Collins Public Library research we conducted turned up a Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce brochure produced in 1935 that contained a very similar map, author unknown.
  • The front page of the Fort Collins Leader, dated 1936 (vacation edition), is made up of a very similar map.
  • Colorado Legislation passed in 1937 allowed the Northern Colorado Conservancy District to be created that same year. The Big Thompson Project began in 1938. This map lists the Big Thompson Project but the "Proposed Continental Divide Tunnel". This tunnel, the Alva B. Adams Tunnel, carried water from the western slope to the eastern slope and was completed in 1947.
  • Horsetooth Reservoir was labeled "Proposed Reservoir (Big Thompson Project)" on this map. Construction of Horsetooth Reservoir took place from 1946-1949 with the first water storage in 1951.
  • The map shows three Civilian Conservation Corp, 'CCC', camps. The CCC program was established in 1933 and disbanded in 1942. The Buckeye CCC Camp (shown on map northwest of Wellington) was in existence from 1935-1939. Also shown on the map are camps near Redfeather Lakes and near the Big Thompson River.
  • At least two books about local life are listed on the map. Next to Buckeye the "Back to Buckeye" book is listed and that book was published in 1934. Southeast of Wellington the "Second Hoeing" book is listed and that book was published in 1935.
  • The clothes, cars, Airstream Trailer, and other depictions on the map look the era.


The population of Larimer County in 1940 was 35,539. The 2002 population estimate for Larimer County is just over 260,000 people.

Click to view full image.

 

From Larimer County, Colorado website.

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DDS News- Despite technology, paper maps haven't folded

DDS News- Despite technology, paper maps haven't folded

Despite technology, paper maps haven't folded

Sunday August 17, 2014 12:01 AM
By Korky Vann

At a recent family gathering, a visiting relative mentioned he wanted to take a drive to the Berkshire Mountains, but didn't know the best route. In response, three people pulled out cellphones to check travel apps and one person offered to loan him a GPS.

He looked around, astonished, and said, "Doesn't anyone have an actual map?

The question took us all by surprise, and for the most part, the answer was "no." The best I could come up with was a tattered old Roadway Atlas that might have only had 48 states.

Time was, everyone's glove box was crammed with wadded-up maps from trips past and neatly-folded maps for trips yet to be taken. And while smartphones, tablets and GPS devices have replaced the paper map for many, travel experts say there are plenty of people, including my relative, who prefer to use actual rather than virtual maps to mark routes and make notes.

"Absolutely, there is still a market for paper maps and atlases," said Amy Krouse of Rand McNally. "Maps give perspective that GPS and small-screen devices simply can't."

The company saw proof of that when it introduced "The Open Road: Rand McNally and the Story of the Great American Road Trip," in June. The $14.99 gift set, which contains a 32-page book on road-side Americana and the birth of the road trip; an up-to-date mid-sized road atlas and a wall map poster with the U.S. road network, has been selling out. The set is available at http://www.randmcnally.com.

"People use maps and atlases for routing and to preserve memories of family road trips, as well," Krouse said.

AAA spokeswoman Cindy Antrican agreed.

"Though demand for paper maps has decreased, there's a place for electronic mapping systems and there's a place for maps," Antrican said. "One doesn't and shouldn't replace the other. GPS systems can malfunction. A map lets you see the bigger picture, where you are and where you're going. The safest way to travel is by using all the tools available."

But finding maps, particularly free ones, is a little harder than it used to be when gas station counters sported displays filled with complimentary maps printed by Gulf, Texaco and other oil companies.

In Connecticut, for example, state maps are available at no charge from the Department of Transportation. DOT communications director Judd Everhart emailed me the following information:

"The DOT produces and prints four different State of Connecticut maps, and has done so for as long as anyone here can remember. The traditional tourism map is by far the most popular and we receive requests from around the country all the time. We also print a farm map, a bicycle map and a motorcycle map. All of our maps are distributed for free."

The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey, sells maps of all sorts.

AAA distributes free maps and tour guides to its members and sells atlases and other travel guides in its travel stores.

- See more at: http://readingeagle.com/life/article/despite-technology-paper-maps-havent-folded#sthash.jR1H5Cqs.dpuf

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DDS News- Wyoming State Geological Survey Releases Geologic Map of the State

DDS News- Wyoming State Geological Survey Releases Geologic Map of the State

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – The Wyoming State Geological Survey has created an improved version of the Geologic Map of Wyoming, an important visual tool displaying a variety of geologic features, from different ages of rocks and faults to the state’s river basins and mountain ranges.

The 1:500,000-scale wall map includes a separate legend sheet and references. TheGeologic Map of Wyoming is available to purchase for $25 via the WSGS Online Store or as a free pdf download.

“The geologic map of the state is intended to better understand and evaluate our geologic features and history. It can also be used to evaluate groundwater, energy, infrastructure development, hazards, and environmental protection,” said Tom Drean, director of the WSGS. “The map is a good reference tool or to display on an office wall; the colors and features are outstanding,” he said.

This map represents a major project by the agency’s GIS staff, cartographers, and geologists. The goal was to develop a new and improved presentation of the original geology, which was hand-scribed and created in 1985 by authors David Love and Ann Christiansen of the U.S. Geological Survey. In 1994, cartographers digitized the geology.

Creating this new version involved superimposing various layers of data on the map, a standard practice for creating geologic maps. Esri’s ArcMap GIS (geographic information systems) mapping software was used to combine the various layers of data. Color patterns and letter symbols were used to represent the various geologic rock units. The base map layers depict background reference information such as landforms, roads, and boundaries. The background is a detailed and accurate graphic representation of natural features on the ground, specifically a representation of relief in the terrain.

“One of the challenges we had with updating the map was symbolizing the faults, which were numerous,” said Suzanne Luhr, GIS map editor of the WSGS. “We had to evaluate each one for proper placement and direction.”

WSGS cartographer Phyllis Ranz was responsible for overlaying and modifying the patterns from the original map. They cover more than 200 rock units, known as geologic strata. These designs are intended to help differentiate between the places or contacts where different rock units meet, such as where igneous rocks have intruded through sedimentary rocks, or where metamorphic rocks occur.

“One striking attribute in the new version of the map is the shaded relief background generated from a digital elevation model,” Ranz said. A relatively new technique (with Global Mapper software) was used to blend the digital geologic data with a shaded relief base to enhance both Wyoming’s geology and its varied topography. Prior to the use of sophisticated computer software, contour lines were used to show elevation on a topographic map and were scribed by hand. While the tools to create the maps have changed, the creative design work conducted by the agency’s cartographers continues. “This geologic map represents how we can combine science and art,” Ranz said.

Understanding and visually displaying where different rock types are located provides important clues about where groundwater, energy, and mineral resources exist, a major role of the WSGS, Drean said. “This map provides a template for future studies in a variety of disciplines, from geologic and tectonic research to hydrologic and environmental studies. –Provided by WSGS

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DDS News- Python Basics for ArcGIS Workshop

DDS News- Python Basics for ArcGIS Workshop

Python Basics for ArcGIS Workshop

 

When: August 22, 2014
Where: DU GIS Lab, Boettcher West Bldg, Rm 126 – see map below
Level: Introductory
Time: 8:30am - 4:30 pm
Fee: $125.00

Registration link: www.rm-urisa.com/events


Cancellations:
Refunds will generally be issued up to 48 hours prior to the start of class.
For cancellations inside 48 hours a credit will be issued for a future class unless a wait list attendee can be substituted.

Instructor: Qing Liu, Denver University
This workshop will explain fundamentals of Python as an object-oriented programming language, and how you can use Python in ArcGIS to script geoprocessing workflows for batch processing and map automation. The workshop will cover python/ArcPy programming basics, geoprocessing with ModelBuilder, geoprocessing with Python, creating script tool, and automating map workflows.


Course Modules
1. Object-oriented programming (OOP) basics, OOP concepts in ArcGIS;
2. Python and ArcPy basics;
3. Executing and creating geoprocessing tools in Model Builder;
4. Scripting geoprocessing tools with Python/ArcPy;
5. Batch processing with Python/ArcPy;
6. Automate map production with ArcPy.mapping.
* Workshop will be presented in a format combining lectures and guided exercises.

Timeframe (6-hour workshop)
Morning session: 9:00 am – noon
o Programming basics: Object-oriented programming, Python, ArcPy (1 hour)
o Geoprocessing with Model Builder (1 hour)
o Simple scripting geoprocessing tools with Python/ArcPy (1 hour)

Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 4:00pm
o Scripting geoprocessing tools with Python/ArcPy (continued) (1 hour)
o Batch processing with Python/ArcPy (1 hour)
o Map production automation with ArcPy.mapping (1 hour)

Instructor

Qing Liu is a Ph.D. student in Geography at University of Denver. She holds a B.S. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Nanjing Normal University in China, an M.S. in Geographic Information Science (GIS) from Florida State University, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Geography with research focus on Nighttime Satellite Imagery, Big Data, and Web GIS.


Qing Liu has over 10 years of experience in GIS, remote sensing, programming and web development. Qing worked as a GIS developer at the Florida Resources and Environmental Analysis Center (FREAC), created websites and web-based GIS applications including: iMapInvisives (http://www.imapinvasives.org), Florida Images Inventory website (http://mumrah.freac.fsu.edu/SWFWMD/imageryhome), Florida LIDAR Inventory website (http://mumrah.freac.fsu.edu/SWFWMD/lidar/home), and 2010 Sunshine Census Rapid Response website. She was selected as a student developer participating Google Summer of Code 2012 to build the distance analysis tools for PostGIS Raster. She is currently working for the Piton Foundation as a Geospatial System Developer, developing python-based data-driven web metadata management application for Data Engine (http://codataengine.org). Qing is also working on a Private Security Monitor web-mapping project (http://qliu.github.io/PrivateSecurityMonitor_SE_Asia/) funded by Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy, University of Denver.

REGISTRATION:

www.rm-urisa.com/events - for other class details
Building 51 is Boettcher West – RM 126 – GIS Lab, First Floor East Door Access
Public pay by the hour parking

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DDS- Our 6 Step Process for GIS Consulting

DDS- Our 6 Step Process for GIS Consulting

Two years ago I developed this chart to help DDS better organize its GIS consultation process.  

I have given this chart to many of my customers because not only does it help them to better understand how DDS can assist their company with geospatial needs, but it serves as a framework for organizing any project that a customer may encounter.

Learn how DDS can help your business by visiting digitaldataservices.com

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DDS News- Map of the Happiest Places in America

DDS News- Map of the Happiest Places in America

Does where you live have an effect on the amount of happiness you will achieve? Here is an nteresting article from Vox.

If New York is so unhappy, why do so many people keep living there? That's one of the many questions at stake in a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Researchers from Harvard and the University of British Columbia used people's self-reported life satisfaction data from the CDC to try to determine a geography of American happiness. What they found is that among the biggest metropolitan areas, the Big Apple is the unhappiest. Scranton, Pennsylvania, takes the honor of the least happy metro area of any size. Meanwhile, Richmond is the happiest large metro area, and Charlottesville, Virginia, is the happiest of any size.

Here's a look at what that geography of happiness looks like, after researchers controlled for demographic characteristics like sex, race, and age. Blue represents the highest happiness measure, and red is the lowest.

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But wait — what if money buys happiness? Wouldn't richer areas naturally have higher happiness readings? To try to account for that, the researchers controlled for income. Doing that shows Montana and the South to be happier, income aside, and it alleviates some of the unhappiness in the Rust Belt.

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However, this map should be taken with a grain of salt, the authors caution: because income depends in part upon where a person chooses to live, and maybe even a person's happiness level, trying to subtract income from the equation can make for murkier results.

For example, the authors write, unhappiness is more concentrated in this map on Rust Belt cities. That doesn't mean those places are less happy; rather, it means that's their unhappiness that's unrelated to their income levels. Read More

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Updated by Danielle Kurtzleben on July 24, 2014, 10:00 a.m. ET

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Maperture- Web Based Map Applications Quick Overview

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DDS News- Map: Where Bikers And Pedestrians Of Northeast Los Angeles Are Getting Hit By Cars

DDS News- Map: Where Bikers And Pedestrians Of Northeast Los Angeles Are Getting Hit By Cars

A new map put out by the Los Angeles Times today shows a distressing trend: traffic on Figueroa Street in Northeast Los Angeles is deadly.


This isn't news, of course. The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition put out a similar map showing all the deaths and injuries suffered by pedestrians and bikers on the street from 2002 to 2011. And LADOT formally recommended that the city make improvements to the street to make it safer. Last week L.A. City Councilman Gil Cedillo quashed one of the most significant plans: putting a section of the street on a "road diet" that would remove a lane for motorists and add in bike lanes for cyclists.


Cedillo claimed that he was doing it in the name of safety—he argued it would deter firefighters and police though neither LAFD or LAPD have officially objected—but today's map from the Los Angeles Times is a good reminder that Figueroa Street has a pretty significant safety problem that needs addressing. This map shows traffic collisions that involved pedestrians and bikers all over Northeast Los Angeles from 2002 to 2012 based on data from the CHP. Figueroa sticks out as a particularly dangerous street. Altogether there were 221 collisions and nine deaths between Avenue 26 and York Boulevard.

 

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The stunning black and white maps that reveal just how many human settlements there are on the planet

The stunning black and white maps that reveal just how many human settlements there are on the planet

Researchers developed new technology to be able to spot individual houses - and say the resulting images show we have vastly underestimated the number of human settlements on the planet.

Scientists from the German Aerospace Center created the images using data acquired by the German radar satellites TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X.

The black and white maps taken from an altitude of over 500 kilometres show the world's cities, villages and groups of houses wiggling along the course of rivers, following the lines of roads and rail tracks or spreading out into the arable countryside - and are the most accurate ever produced.

  • The black and white maps are taken from an altitude of over 500 kilometres
  • Algorithm used to find the human settlements
  • Resulting images show we have vastly underestimated the number of human settlements on the planet

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Connecting with Developers at GeoDevMeetup and the Startup Zone at #esriuc

TweetIt goes without saying that there’s loads of great opportunities for developers at the ESRIUC. Sure they have the dev Summit in the spring, however, the UC is really a great opportunity... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Free Oil and Gas Basin Wall Map at the AAPG

Free Oil and Gas Basin Wall Map at the AAPG

Stop by Digital Data Service’s booth at the AAPG Rocky Mountain Section meeting (booth #36) and pick up your free basin wall map.  While you are there, take a peek at Maperture®, a powerful way to manage and view mapping data.   

Maperture® allows you to:

  • query oil and gas data
  • generate reports
  • print maps
  • from desktop browser or mobile device

Maps play an important role in planning and decision making in the petroleum industry.  The success rate of a project is partly determined by the accuracy of your spatial information.  Digital Data Services' GIS and mapping consultation services provides for a better understanding of your organization through the identification of your current objectives, workflows, datasets, and needs.  We work closely with you to develop the perfect solution to push your company forward while many are standing still.

Whether you are in need of oil and gas map data, digitizing and scanning services, cartographic services, software, or a customized web mapping application, DDS has the right solution for you.  

Learn more about Digital Data Services at the AAPG's Rocky Mountain Section annual meeting at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, July 20th through the 22nd.  DDS will be exhibiting in booth #36 and distributing the basin wall maps for free while supplies last.

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