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Mapping the Oscars: Birthplaces of Best Actors & Actresses

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The awards season has been running for a few weeks already, and is due to close this weekend with the biggest award ceremony – the Oscars. The Oscars – more formally known as the Academy Awards – have been running since May 1929. That first ceremony took place well out of the public eye – in sharp contrast to the modern, highly publicised event, which is broadcast in over 200 countries worldwide. Members of the entertainment industry largely regard an...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/mapping-the-oscars-birthplaces-of-best-actors-actresses

New maps: Mardi Gras & pre-Lenten celebrations

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Click the map above for a larger version Lent is about to start - which means today is Mardi Gras ("Fat Tuesday")! Cities around the world are celebrating the pre-Lenten period with a range of carnival-like celebrations. If you're thinking of heading to a Mardis Gras celebration next year, or would like to know more about where these carnival-style events take place, a map is always a good place to start looking! Our first map (above) shows the top 12...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/new-maps-mardi-gras-pre-lenten-celebrations

The EU

Who, and when?

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Click the map above to view a larger map. You may have heard that Croatia recently voted to join the European Union (EU). It's an important and exciting step for Croatia - and for the EU! But if you don't live in Europe, you may not be so familiar with the EU - when it began, who the member states are, and which countries are preparing to join. This map (above right) is a great illustration of EU membership -...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/the-eu-who-and-when

New maps: Christmas markets around the world

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Are you ready for a mappy Christmas? With Christmas festivities in full swing, we've recently been seeing and hearing more and more about the traditional Christmas markets that are taking place all over the world. We thought we'd treat you to some Christmas markets maps so you can see where they're all located. We've even styled our data with some festive cheer - and rather than points for market locations - we have Christmas trees! Our first map (above) illustrates...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/new-maps-well-known-christmas-markets

New maps: Euro 2012 finalists

Euro 2012 final groups The UEFA Euro 2012 football tournament (soccer tournament, if you hail from North America) will be a major highlight of European sports fans’ 2012 calendar. Being an Irish company, we’re particularly delighted to see the Irish team make it into the finals after a 24-year absence. The football fans in our team have come up with two interesting maps to share. The first map (above) shows the final groupings. We were interested to see that two...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/new-maps-euro-2012-finalists

New map: Cities with the highest quality of life

Mercer released the details of their annual Quality of Living worldwide city rankings survey earlier in the week, ranking quality of life for over 200 cities. Click the thumbnail above to view a large map of the global survey results You can view the results here - but we've also mapped the top 50 to give you an idea of the geographical trends at work. Click the thumbnail above to view a large map of the European survey results European...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/new-map-cities-with-the-highest-quality-of-life

Using mapping software to increase accessibility of local information

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This article may quote data or refer to features or workflows no longer applicable to the current version of eSpatial, which is updated every 6-8 weeks. Please refer to our help section for more up to date information Click the thumbnail to view a larger screenshot Croydon Council, one of the largest boroughs in London, has leveraged eSpatial OnDemand GIS™ to develop a new online map to help its constituents to find information about the area in which they live....

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/online-mapping-solution-constituents-increase-accessibility-of-local-info

Why companies aren’t using GIS software

In his recent article for TDWI - "GIS Enriches Data, Enhances Decision Making" - Stephen Swoyer noted that: "GIS information can enrich internal data, improve business processes or enhance decision making. So why aren't you using it?" He makes a great point - mapping business data and conducting location-based analyses have the power to yield valuable business insights that can really push a business forward. However, we disagree with the idea that GIS didn't take off because the enterprise software...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/why-companies-arent-using-gis-software

Traditional GIS software has its disadvantages

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We were amused by a post on Geoinformatic this morning - "A day in the life of a GIS Analyst". While the author took a light tone, it was clear that (s)he experienced huge frustrations with the way that traditional GIS software is set up. Sharing a limited number of licenses, slow vendor response to support tickets, relying on data stored on external hard drives... All resulting in the employee being unable to achieve their daily goals. Why keep going...

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https://www.espatial.com/articles/traditional-gis-software-has-its-disadvantages

Time to Change

Espatial ceo in directions magazine

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Philip O'Doherty, eSpatial's CEO, has an article published in Directions magazine, entitled: "It's Time to Change: How SaaS Will Enable the GIS Industry to Move Forward and Engage With New Market Opportunities". In the article, Philip outlines the advantages that Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery affords the GIS industry when addressing opportunities in new markets. Read the full article here

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GIS and SaaS

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This article may quote data or refer to features or workflows no longer applicable to the current version of eSpatial, which is updated every 6-8 weeks. Please refer to our help section for more up to date information We've revamped our product offerings, updated our website and now added this blog to keep you up-to-date with the changing world of GIS and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). As one of the first GIS software developers to embrace the Web wholeheartedly with the first pure-web...

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