Maps about hurricane damage, climate change, the Arctic, emojis, the Alamo, and sea turtles and sharks were among the winners of the 2017 Map Gallery Competition. Read about the winners.
Listen to thought leaders talk about the impact of big data, spatial analytics, artificial intelligence, location intelligence, the Internet of Things, and other emerging trends and technologies in a new podcast series, Esri & The Science of Where. Read the article.
The CrowdRescue Puerto Rico Infrastructure Map gives officials and volunteers the ability to report infrastructure problems caused by Hurricane Maria, including closed roads, mudslides, and damaged bridges. View the map.
The Geospatial Report
Steve Young, chief information officer for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), says that his organization depends on GIS to help manage four million acres of aquatics and state forests. Watch the video interview with Young.
Operation Medicine Cabinet, a program that provides drop-off locations for opioids and other prescription drugs, is available in Oakland County, Michigan. The public can find those locations on a web map that was created using Esri ArcGIS. Watch the video and view the map.
Esri cartographer John Nelson uses a story map to explain how to re-create, in ArcGIS, a map that shows the location of every recorded hurricane and tropical storm since the mid-1800s. See Nelson’s story map.
There are 20 new contributions to the Living Atlas of the World, including imagery for Santa Cruz County, California, USA; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and Salzburg, Austria. Read the blog.