Apollo News Snippets – December 2015 - Apollo Mapping
Posted on December 8th, 2015

Apollo News Snippets – December 2015

The October 2015 NOAA temperature departure from average map. Australia is particularly warm on this map with pockets of cold over southern South America, western Russia and northern Europe.
  • The October 2015 NOAA global climate report confirms that the record temperature trend continues for a sixth month in a row. October 2015 was the warmest month on record and also the highest departure from average in the 1,630 months on record. The October temperature is now increasing at an average rate of 0.11 degrees Fahrenheit per decade. I put the chances of a seventh record warmth month in a row as high for November, stay tuned until then…
  • Christmas is upon us so in honor of the season of giving, my Google search for the month was, “GIS and gifts.” And well this is not exactly in line with my usual Snippet where I introduce you to a research paper that uses GIS in the study, it is still awesome, I promise J If you have a true GIS geek you need get a gift for, what could be better than one of these GISNuts shirts?!
  • From a top-notch GIS site in the Midwest we travel west to Portland, Oregon for a review of their online GIS resources. And we are happy to say that the Portland GIS website is the perfect follow up as it is just as top notch! There is an old webmap that allows users to search by address or a new, more intuitive interface for the same map data. Both webmaps give users access to a wide array of spatial layers that are described here. For advanced users, shapefiles can be downloaded here; and they even offer two cell phone apps to report city problems and then one to suggest ideas for future development and progress.

Brock Adam McCarty
Map Wizard
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