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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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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.

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From Larimer County, Colorado website.

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DDS News- Map of the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

DDS News- Map of the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

The 2014 Ebola outbreak is one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history and the first in West Africa. It is affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, but does not pose a significant risk to the U.S. public. CDC is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization, and other domestic and international partners in an international response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. CDC has activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to help coordinate technical assistance and control activities with partners. CDC has deployed several teams of public health experts to the West Africa region and plans to send additional public health experts to the affected countries to expand current response activities.

As of August 26, 2014

The Guinean Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia, and the Nigerian Ministry of Health are working with national and international partners to investigate and respond to the outbreak.

Guinea

The Guinea Ministry of Health announced 648 suspect and confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 482 laboratory-confirmed cases, and 430 deaths.


Affected districts include Conakry, Guéckédou, Macenta, Kissidougou, Dabola, Djingaraye, Télimélé, Boffa, Kouroussa, Dubreka, Fria, Siguiri, Pita, Nzerekore, and Yamou; several are no longer active areas of EVD transmission (see map).
Liberia

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia and WHO have reported 1378 suspect and confirmed EVD cases, including 322 laboratory-confirmed, and 694 deaths.


Nigeria

The Nigerian Ministry of Health and WHO reported 17 suspect and confirmed cases, including 13 laboratory-confirmed, and 6 deaths.


Sierra Leone

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone and WHO reported a cumulative total of 1026 suspect and confirmed cases, including 935 laboratory-confirmed cases, and 42 deaths.

Cases have been confirmed in 11 of 12 Sierra Leone districts.

 

Source: Centers for Disease Control

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DDS News- USGS Releases Updated Seismic Hazard Maps

DDS News- USGS Releases Updated Seismic Hazard Maps

The 2014 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Seismic Hazard Maps display earthquake ground motions for various probability levels across the United States and are applied in seismic provisions of building codes, insurance rate structures, risk assessments, and other public policy. The updated maps represent an assessment of the best available science in earthquake hazards and incorporate new findings on earthquake ground shaking, faults, seismicity, and geodesy. 

The National Seismic Hazard Maps are derived from seismic hazard curves calculated on a grid of sites across the United States that describe the annual frequency of exceeding a set of ground motions. Data and maps from the 2014 U.S. Geological Survey National Seismic Hazard Mapping Project are available for download below. 

 


 

Seismic Hazard Maps and Data

National Seismic Hazard Maps

 Lower 48


The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Seismic Hazard Maps display earthquake ground motions for various probability levels across the United States and are applied in seismic provisions of building codes, insurance rate structures, risk assessments, and other public policy.
Versions available: 2014, 2008, 2002, and 1996.

 Alaska

Versions available: 2007 and 1999

 

 

 Hawaii

Versions available: 1998

 

 

 

 Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands

Versions available: 2003

 

 Guam & Marianas

USGS Open-File Report 2012-1015: Seismic Hazard Assessment for Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands
 

 Samoa & Pacific Islands

USGS Open-File Report 2012-1087: Seismic Hazard of American Samoa and Neighboring South Pacific Islands—Data, Methods, Parameters, and Results
 

Scenarios & Time-Dependent Earthquake Probability Maps

 Scenarios

Expected ground motions and effects of specific hypothetical large earthquakes

 Time-Dependent Earthquake Probability Maps

 


 

Foreign Hazard Maps

 Afghanistan

 

 Southeast Asia

 

 State of Gujarat, India

 

 Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program (GSHAP)

 


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