Geodigest. 4/2017



May 15th-19th – GIS Naroch 2017 seminar will take place in Belarus.

May 30th – Esri Storytelling with Maps contest closes.


Various things

EO Browser combines a complete archive of Sentinel-2, Sentinel-3, ESA’s archive of Landsat 5, 7 and 8, global coverage of Landsat 8, and Proba-V products in one place.

HOT Microgrants 2017: Results.

Winning proposals for 2017 QGIS.ORG grant programme.

Descartes Labs provides access to satellite imagery as well as geovisual search capabilities.

A post on spatial search algorithms by Vladimir Agafonkin.

Transifex platform manages iD editor localization.

Opinion: the agricultural drone war is over, and they lost.

Finding oil tanks with GBDX image-filtering algorithms.

Using neural networks to detect population centers in Nigeria.

Skynet: deep learning for highly accurate and automated road detection. Skynet Scrub, a tool for cleaning the outputs of Skynet.

Tangram Work: an April Fool’s Day developer commentary – is a worthy blog post to read.

How to map hiking routes in OpenStreetMap and Mapillary.

Images of change: NASA’s gallery features imagery showing change over time. And a set of photos of change.

Mapping narratives and a sense of place.

Flying cars, air-taxis, personal drones – how far is this future.



What’s new in Survey123 for ArcGIS v 2.0.

ArcGIS Pro 2.0 Beta.

Workforce for ArcGIS is updating.

MapillaryJS release adds support for map object editing in the viewer.

Map Warper has been updated with new features.



Impervious Surface Mapping using Pro 1.4: Part 1 and Part 2.

How to use Mapillary as a tool to improve OSM road data.

Adding curved and straight arrows in QGIS.

Better river styles with tapered lines in QGIS.

Generate your own fresh OSM vector tiles using OpenMapTiles’ Docker images.

Getting data science with R and ArcGIS.

Mapping urban area with Sentinel-1 data: SNAP and SCP for QGIS.

Geometry generator symbol layers in QGIS.



2017 terrorist attacks.

3D map of crime trends in NYC.

Global land cover maps at 300m spatial resolution from 1992 to 2015 by LC_CCI project.

Out in the blue. TOPP is a new map traces the movement of creatures great and small around and across the Pacific Ocean.

Travel time from ancient Rome.

Famous artwork in European countries.

OSM statistics.

Inuit maps carved in driftwood.

Access over 75000 historic maps from David Rumsey collection.

Antarctica in 3D.