Such a tragedy seeing the flooding and devastation in the South this week… we hope all of our readers and colleagues are staying dry and safe! To help those of you interested in tracking and/or monitoring the current situation, Esri has developed a U.S. Flooding Public Information Map which provides continuously updated information from the National Weather Service showing:
- Observed flooding locations
- Current and forecasted precipitation
- Flood warning areas
Something pretty cool out of CES Asia, the World’s smallest VR glasses – enter Dlodlo. According to the company, Dlodlo VR Glasses are used in a variety of ways: for gaming, movies, apps, and adult entertainment [and no doubt, for mapping!]; in addition to use in schools, government, and corporations for education and training; in hospitals and medical offices during operations, research, and patient consultations; with the disabled, and much more. Dlodlo has an interactive mode with touch and move-enabled controls, so the applications are endless.
Some week-end or late night reading tips here along with several resources that a coder or would-be coder might find handy to have in the library… Enjoy!
From Expedia, a fun way to kick off the summer road trip season. Data from this year’s effort indicated that “The Texter” generates the most fury among pre-established categories of American drivers, earning scorn of 26 percent of 1,000 respondents. Rounding out the top five, “The Tailgater” (13 percent) ranked second, narrowly edging out “The Left Lane Hog” (12 percent), “The Crawler” (10 percent), and one of my least favorites “The Multitasker (7 percent).
Expedia 2015 Road Rage Report: “Texters” Enrage Fellow Drivers Most
Here’s a tip off about a useful resource you might wish to add to your iPad library, a cookbook of tips and coding strategies to help you get up and running with the popular web programming language, html5.
This 66 page help document provides numerous useful html5 resources including code and instructions to help with dropdown menus, audio player functionality, working with graphics and animations, offline web apps, geolocation, form validation and more.
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Tagged html5, tips
Natural resources Canada recently released details of an assessment of the state of geomatics in Canada
This guide was written to help organizations leave the past behind and join today’s mobile revolution. Here are five compelling reasons for operations managers to modernize their field data collection workﬂows, free their field workers from the shackles of proprietary GPS handhelds and tap into the massive benefits of modern technology.
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Tagged gps, research
From Esri… the Mapping the 2015 Nepal Earthquake smart map provides a 3D web scene of the area affected by the avalanche on Mount Everest, as well as information about rescue and relief operations and critical infrastructure. Continue reading
In this webinar, attendees will learn about the diverse ways laser scanners are being used today in Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Multiple strategies will be discussed for reducing the learning curve when implementing the technology. Case studies and real world examples will be shared – Save the Date – Thursday April 30 – Webinar sponsored by FARO.
More info HERE
A little week-end reading for you Apple enthusiasts… In The Steve Jobs Way, Jay Elliot gives the reader the opportunity of seeing Steve Jobs as only his closest associates have ever seen him, and to learn what has made him capable of creating extraordinary tools.
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Tagged apple, books, ios
Once again, time to share 5 cool things that we stumbled onto on the web this week… enjoy as I take a look at some new hardware, awesome maps, a dating service add-on, and the most incredible beer pong table ever!!
See my 5 Things on Friday, April 24, 2015 Edition HERE