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2014-09-09 23:09:13

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, the American Geographical Society, and the Earth Institute at Columbia University partner to deliver a first-of-its-kind geography summit this fall in New York City Herndon, VA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 “Geography 2050: Mounting an Expedition to the Future” is the inaugural event in a multi-year strategic dialogue meant to help decision makers and the public alike understand the major trends that will reshape the nation and planet...

2014-09-09 04:22:16

- An Innovative Approach that Simplifies Geospatial Data Management - DENVER, Sept. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Intermap Technologies (TSX:IMP), (ITMSF:BB), a leading provider of location-based answers, today announced the release of the GeoPro Bundle, a new software offering that includes a customer-selected set of Intermap's unmatched NEXTMap(® )elevation data with a subscription to the GeoPro SaaS application. For more detailed information on the GeoPro Bundle and to try it for free for one...

2014-09-08 12:33:59

DUBLIN, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "GIS Market in North America 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 A GIS is a system or a set of tools used to interpret business and geospatial data. It integrates hardware, software, and data for processing business and geographically referenced data. This system digitizes the received geospatial data and processes them to provide the desired...

2014-09-05 08:25:18

BERLIN and KARLSRUHE, Germany, September 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Disy Informationssysteme GmbH will present GIS 2go at INTERGEO 2014. GIS 2go is a novel solution for mobile GIS. It transfers maps from ArcGIS Desktop to an iPad or Android tablet. With the novel GIS-app, users can access their own maps while they are in the field - even without internet connection, e.g. in rural areas. For more information about GIS 2go, visit http://www.gis2go.com. (Logo:...

2014-09-04 23:07:25

Tactalis, creators of the award-winning Origin Tactile Computer Interface, have recently launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to begin pre-order sales for products with their patent-pending ‘tactile touchscreen’ technology. http://www.igg.me/at/tactalis Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 The Tactalis Origin Tactile Interface Platform is an innovative new form of tablet computer with haptic feedback that lets users touch and feel physical representations of features and...

2014-09-04 08:38:43

DUBLIN, September 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- eSpatial, a leader in online mapping, has boosted its mapping software, by adding major new features, including bubble maps [https://www.espatial.com/articles/create-a-bubble-map ]. The new features are available to both free and paid users of eSpatial. The bubble map tool allows users to graphically summarize data by the size of the marker on a map. eSpatial believes this will be particularly useful to sales and...

2014-09-03 23:09:53

InterDev, an Atlanta-area provider of information technology and security services, today announced that URISA, an international organization dedicated to fostering excellence in GIS, has honored the firm’s custom GIS solution for Brookhaven, GA with its Distinguished System award in the Enterprise Systems category. For the project, InterDev GIS Analyst Mike Edelson led a team that developed a fully-functional, accurate, dependable ESRI-driven environment―with an integrated web...

2014-09-03 23:07:47

Now users can tag and organize geospatial imagery quickly and easily; integrates with Esri Technology Seattle, Wash. (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 LizardTech®, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, has launched GeoGofer, a new addition to its product line. GeoGofer is a software solution for finding geospatial imagery quickly and efficiently, regardless of where it is located. It is available for purchase now on the LizardTech website for...

2014-09-03 12:25:17

With thousands of updated roads, exit numbers, and recreational information, the new edition is an essential offline companion for road trips, local travel and outdoor recreation YARMOUTH, Maine, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DeLorme, the U.S. recreational atlas leader since 1976, is now shipping the newly revised Iowa Atlas & Gazetteer to retailers throughout the country. Just in time for autumn travel, the improved Iowa edition includes thousands of updated roads and a new...

2014-09-02 23:03:34

The North American hydrographic equipment market is segmented on the basis of products, applications, geographies, and countries. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-hydrographic-equipment-6227951530.html (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 The North America hydrographic equipment market is estimated at $417.21 million in 2014, and it is expected to reach $452.20 million by 2020. North America is expected to grow in hydrographic equipment market at a CAGR of 1.35%. Browse...


Latest Cartography Reference Libraries

Tropic of Cancer
2013-02-19 16:11:13

The Tropic of Cancer, which is also referred to as the Northern tropic, is the circle of latitude on the Earth that serves as a marker for the most northerly position at which the sun may appear directly overhead at its zenith. This event happens once per year, at the time of the June solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun to its maximum degree. Its Southern Hemisphere counterpart, marking the most southerly position at which the Sun might appear directly...

Prime Meridian
2013-02-19 15:54:46

A prime meridian is a meridian, i.e. a line of longitude, at which the definition of longitude is zero degrees. A prime meridian and its opposite in a 360 degree-system, the 180th meridian, create a great circle. This great circle separates the sphere into two hemispheres. If one uses directions f East and West from a defined prime meridian, then they can be named Eastern and Western Hemisphere. A prime meridian is eventually arbitrary, unlike an equator, which is determined by the axis...

Equator
2013-02-19 15:46:08

An equator is the intersection of a sphere’s surface with the plane that is perpendicular to the sphere’s axis of rotation and midway between the poles. The Equator is normally referred to the Earth’s equator: an imaginary line on the Earth’s surface halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole, separating the Earth into the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere. Other planets and astronomical bodies have equators that are similarly defined. The Equator is approximately...

Arctic Circle
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Arctic Circle -- The Arctic (Land of the Midnight Sun) is the area around the earth's North Pole while antarctic is in South Pole. It includes parts of Russia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Lapland and Svalbard as well as the Arctic Ocean. The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. Everything north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south of this circle is the Northern Temperate Zone. This is the parallel of...

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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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