Design with Nature Now - Conference Report

June 21-22, 2019, University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design recently opened a new research institute, the McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology. Fifty years after McHarg’s seminal book Design with Nature was published, and as part of a broad effort to take a new look at McHarg’s influence on design, now deep into human induced climate change, the university created the Design with Nature Now conference...

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Geocoding and Mapping Historical Places

By: Yuying Yuan

For researchers who study history, historical geography or other relevant academic fields, there may be some cases when they have a large number of data of historical places but cannot make the most use of them due to lack of efficient integration method. This blog will give an example of how to use computer techniques to assist historical research. More specifically,...

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Mapping Bears Ears National Monument

Considerable controversy surrounds the areas designated for protection in Southeastern Utah, which have culminated in two Presidential Proclamations.  

The first proclamation (Dec 28th, 2016), was made by President Barack Obama, who had been petitioned in a joint effort of five Native American Nations to establish federal protection over those lands.   In the petition, a partnership of the Native American governments defined 1.9 million acres of land that encompassed many thousands of archeological and culturally significant sites....

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ESRI Product Update: Business Analyst for Desktop - Data Bundle MPI Data Errors

ESRI Product Update for Business Analyst for Desktop using Esri U.S. Data Bundle with Market Potential Index (MPI) data. (13 Dec 2017)

ESRI is proactively reaching out to alert customers of a recently-discovered issue with the MPI data that may impact some of your workflows with Business Analyst.


What’s the issue?...

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PeriodO Project Update

PeriodO Advisory Committee Meeting Update (2017-09-25)        meeting notes:  Lex Berman

The PeriodO project has developed methods for organizing, comparing, searching and – most importantly – referencing named historical periods as linked data.

Now in a second round of funding, the project is working on improving its search, reconciliation, and visualization services, and is reaching out to other projects and organizations in the spheres of digital...

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