Jeff Ricklefs and Chris Snyder, GIS analysts with Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), push their way through thickets of salmonberry, vine maple, and devil’s club to reach a tiny stream deep in a stream basin in Capitol State Forest, an approximately 90,000-acre area outside Olympia, Washington. 2,185 more words
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A handful of receipts to be stapled together and posted with a card to a man I have never met. That is the goal. And it is a good one. 370 more words
This month marks the 36th year since Mount St. Helens erupted, the deadliest volcanic event in the continental United States’ history. LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) coupled with GIS mapping capabilities is allowing geologists to better understand the Earth’s geology in Washington’s volcanic region. 115 more words
Interesting reading if you’re at all interested in Google Maps: Seeing the world through Google’s eyes. “Since satellite imagery became more readily available in 2005, images taken from Google Earth, Google Street View, along with other platforms such as Bing Maps, have been used to see from above to highlight prison complexes, factory farming, environmental degradation and secret military bases. 33 more words
Remember Foursquare, once the fun app best known for its “checking in” feature that bestowed virtual mayorships upon ordinary citizens?
Over the last several months, the company has been refocusing its business as a rich location data provider, and its latest customer is none other than ride-hailing giant Uber, the two companies… 427 more words