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Where the streams are: A new approach to mapping

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


Men of Kent pull an all-nighter (Permanent Brevet Randonneur 300)


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


Google Maps: Seeing the world through Google's eyes

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

Around The Search & Social Media World

Uber Checks Into Foursquare's Massive Location Database

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


A Search Engine to Find Similar Areas in Satellite Imagery

Popular Science has a writeup on a nifty search tool for satellite imagery. Think: reverse image search for physical locations. “Start by clicking anywhere on the map in one of four cities: New York, Detroit, Pittsburgh and San Francisco. 95 more words

New Resources

Source mapping

Before coming to University I invested the majority of my free time creating maps for a number of source engine games including; Counter Strike: Source / Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2.  363 more words