Author Archives: Mark Gamble

Mexican drug cartels: A big fracking problem

Earlier this week on Wednesday, the NAFTA summit was held in Toluca, Mexico where President Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto met to discuss a wide array of economic and political issues. Saving the … Continue reading

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Typhoon Haiyan strikes the Philippines – Mapping technology supports relief efforts (Part 2)

Online mapping technologies are at the forefront of an innovative worldwide collaborative effort to assist the relief effort currently underway in the Philippines. Last week we covered MicroMappers and Google Person-Finder; online mapping technologies infused with social media and how … Continue reading

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Typhoon Haiyan strikes the Philippines – Mapping technology supports relief efforts

One week ago the super-typhoon Haiyan crashed into the Philippines, wreaking havoc upon everything in its path. The United Nations and local agencies have released conflicting death tolls but as of today, Friday November 15, 2013, the BBC reports that “National … Continue reading

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Update: Texas drought conditions and Proposition 6

  The splash of recent rains in the Central Texas area was a welcome respite, but did it have any impact on the enduring drought? In a recent article in the Austin American-Statesman, Bob Rose, meteorologist with the LCRA had … Continue reading

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Slidedeck: Historical aerials of Austin’s evolving downtown

Austin’s new 737 area code debuted on June 1, underscoring the rapid growth that the Austin area has been experiencing for more than two decades. Regardless of how one quantifies the indicators of economic growth across wide-ranging and diverse sectors … Continue reading

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Understanding the basics of aerial photography: Diverse applications

  In previous installments of our Understanding Aerial Photography series, we covered the History of Aerial Photography, Scaling and Formatting of Aerial Imagery, and the different types of formats in which aerial imagery can be viewed. Aerial photography is used … Continue reading

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How to georeference aerial photos

  Have you ever wanted to see what a place looked like in previous decades? This week’s post from Environmental Prose demonstrates how to georeference a historical aerial photograph in ArcGIS. See how we take an image from the 1950s … Continue reading

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