Tuesday, 19 January 2016

ArcGIS Earth is Here and It's Free

download ArcGIS Earth

 Early 2015, Google Earth Pro was released for Free download ( see here) and we were excited... now ArcGIS Earth is here, hope it will double our excitement.
ESRI has released The first version of ArcGIS Earth is now available to download and its Free.  ArcGIS Earth is a lightweight, easy-to-use 64-bit Windows desktop app that enables anyone in your organization to easily view and explore 2D and 3D data including KML and ArcGIS services.

ArcGIS Earth enables us to view and explore GIS data formats like KML/KMZ and Shapefile; and ArcGIS web services (Map Service, Scene Service, Feature Service, Image Service).

ArcGIS supports the OGC KML standard (KML 2.2.0). As such, Earth takes particular care of Network Links type elements or the Screen Image Overlays or Ground Image Overlays..

To share your ArcGIS 3D views from Earth, you can use the image export tool, the sending via email tool or printing tool.

ArcGIS Earth allows exploration, navigation and querying your data in a 3D environment but also provides other capabilities like the graphics drawing.

ArcGIS Earth comes with essential tools for Measure, create placemarks and simple geometry, and more.
ArcGIS Earth is free and requires no subscription to ArcGIS Online or other ArcGIS licenses.

It is fully integrated with the ArcGIS platform so you can securely access, share, and publish your enterprise maps and data.

In that case, if you have an account on the portal of your ArcGIS organization (ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS), you can access to your content and those of your team in a secure environment. 

Download ArcGIS Earth Here

Culled from monde-geospatial.com

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Lassa Fever : 10 States affected and 40 Deaths Reported in Nigeria

Cases of Lassa fever has been reported in 10 States in Nigeria. According to the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, who  revealed that over 40 deaths have been recorded since the outbreak of the deadly viral disease, Lassa Fever in Nigeria.
He said this at press conference in Abuja today, Ademola said the viral disease which is spread by infected rodents, has spread to ten states in the last six weeks when the first case was reported in November.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Lassa Fever : Preventive Measures for Homes

 With the recent outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria , it is important for us to put in place preventive and control measures in our homes/offices most especially since reported cases has been confirmed in the region.
“Healthcare workers seeing a patient suspected to have Lassa Fever should immediately contact the epidemiologist in the State Ministry of Health or call the Federal Ministry of Health using the following numbers: 08093810105,08163215251, 08031571667 and 08135050005.
Lassa Fever is an acute febrile illness with bleeding and death in severe cases, caused by the Lassa Fever virus with an incubation period of 6 to 21 days.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Deforestation: Overview

Photograph by Tomas Munita/AP Photos
Deforestation is clearing Earth's forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land.

Forests cover 30% of the land area on our planet. They produce vital oxygen and provide homes for people and wildlife. Many of the world’s most threatened and endangered animals live in forests, and 1.6 billion people rely on benefits forests offer, including food, fresh water, clothing, traditional medicine and shelter.

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