Yes indeed, I take notice when I see maps of things I really enjoy, like beer and coffee! Enter these maps showing “walkable regions” for independent coffee shops in major Metropolitan areas like Brooklyn, Portland, and Seattle.
Archives for April 2014
The Esri Climate Resilience App Challenge 2014 is now open worldwide to developers of all types (government, technology firms, academic institutions, not for profits, startups, and individuals). This contest challenges all developers to create an app using the Esri ArcGIS Platform to help communities, see, understand, and prepare for climate risks.
Esri will provide up to three winners with more than $15,000 in cash prizes. The deadline is June 2.
Developers are invited to submit apps showcasing how maps and location analytics can address challenges in public safety, transportation, economic development, healthcare, and more.
For more information, visit esri.com/climate-app.
Here’s an awesome tip for you Instagram fans! Are you looking for a fun and interesting way to view your Instagram activity, stats and more? Enter IconoSquare – was statigram – apparently, Instagram recently clamped down on third party apps using their API and they can no longer use the term “Gram” within their name so look for many apps to rebrand!
To use the app simply create an account by connecting IconoSquare with your Instagram account (ie. give them access to your username/password), then view photos from accounts that you follow, browse your own media, see popular stuff, view all the photos you “like” and more. What folks may really dig about the app are the stats, for example, you can easily see your media count, number of followers, your love rate, spread rate, lost followers and much more – quite nice!
A webinar of interest taking place Tuesday April 29 – Best Practice Structural Modeling with the New EdgeWise Structure. ClearEdge3D’s new EdgeWise Structure software promises much faster and more accurate modeling of steel, concrete and wood structural members. This webinar will showcase three recent projects that utilized EdgeWise Structure to model complex as-built steel structure and export an intelligent model to Revit or AutoCAD, saving hundreds of hours over more traditional workflows.
Join Brian Elbe, HDS Team Manager at TrueScan3D, Keith McKinney, Principal, Piping
Layout Consultants, Kevin Williams, Founder and Chief Scientist at ClearEdge3D along
with moderator Kevin Corbley, Editor-in-Chief of Workflow 4.0 on this instructive
and actionable webinar.
Specifically you will learn:
An update via the USGS and the natioanl map program… Latest West Virginia, New Jersey and Georgia Quads Available: New US Topomaps for West Virginia (418 quads), New Jersey (150 quads) and Georgia (952 quads) have been posted to the USGS Map Locator & Downloader and are also accessible through The National Map viewer. The new maps feature a new design that was launched earlier this year. The new design presents a crisper and cleaner presentation which enhances the readability of the maps for online and printer use.http://on.doi.gov/1ihKlaJ
- What type of Google Maps API applications we build
- HTML Components
- How AngularJS works and how to apply it to Google Maps
- As well as much more
ClearEdge3D is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday April 29, 2014 from 1 to 2 PM EDT to demonstrate their new EdgeWise structural modeling software. The webinar will feature a number of guest speakers that will present 3 case studies.
ClearEdge3D’s new EdgeWise Structure software promises much faster and more accurate modeling of steel, concrete and wood structural members. Should be a valuable learning experience.
The event and training season is busy indeed and it can be tough to keep tabs on everything. The following are but a few events that are of interest to the Geo professional and/or geo developer. To begin, something for developers from the USGS. Are you interested in hearing what one developer has been doing with USGS open data? Enter the webinar, Using The National Map services to enable your web and mobile mapping efforts – The USGS’ National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) will be hosting a 30 minute Webinar on “Using The National Map services to enable your web and mobile mapping efforts” on the 30th of April – nice stuff! And more training comes from Esri via online training and a session designed to help users Develop Offline Apps with ArcGIS Runtime SDKs – the training runs several times on April 24 – See details here. Finally, for mobile developers interested in creating apps and services for the Windows phone ecosystem Nokia has a number of events and training opportunities designed to get you up and running – see all the event times and dates HERE.
Are you planning an event or training session of some kind? Ping me @gletham with details
This update comes via my colleague Gene Roe of LiDARnews… Nokia’s HERE unit is using technology developed by earthmine which includes laser scanners to develop what they claim is the next generation of street maps. As reported in Slash Gear the next generation system is aimed at surpassing Google Maps. The HD data will support true 3D analysis of routes – impressive. Thanks for the tip Gene…
On April 22, the U.S. Postal Service will issue the Global: Sea Surface Temperatures Forever international price stamp. The $1.15 stamp can be used to mail a one-ounce letter to any country to which First-Class Mail International service is available. The stamp will be unveiled at “Community Day,” this year’s Earth Day celebration hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy. Other partners include: the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In addition to the stamp unveiling, over 20 local green exhibitors will showcase their environmental programs and services. Three local elementary schools will exhibit Earth Day artwork and displays in the DOE Forrestal cafeteria. Over 150 fourth grade students from Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School will participate in a “Scavenger Hunt” seeking environmental information from the exhibits.