You Esri app developers, take note that the App Challenge is ending Monday. Esri is offering up some nice prize money ($10K, $2K, $1K) to the top apps. Entries will be accepted until Monday, April 27 5 PM PDT with winners being announced May 11.
A challenge to developers from Esri designed to encourage Geo devs to build a great mapping app – enter the Esri DataViz App Challenge. From Esri… Esri challenges any and all geo developers to make brilliant, interactive, meaningful mapping applications that showcase the data visualization power of ArcGIS.
Competition closes April 27, 2015
Would be coders, hackers, mashup artists and others are honing their coding skills, many of them brushing up on Java and Java Script. A number of free toolkits, guides, white papers and other learning aids are available to take advantage of including the following:
Java 8 Features: With no doubts, Java 8 release is the greatest thing in the Java world since Java 5 (released quite a while ago, back in 2004). It brings tons of new features to the Java as a language, its compiler, libraries, tools and the JVM (Java virtual machine) itself. In this guide we are going to take a look at all these changes and demonstrate the different usage scenarios on real examples
A tip for developers, would-be developers, mashup artists, coders, students and others from the BC Government – What if brilliant developers could use real-time data feeds to create mobile phone transit apps to locate moving buses?
It was a beautiful Sunday here in the PacNW so what better way to kill the morning than by walking around the beautiful downtown core in Victoria BC while testing out a little data collection using FulcrumApp.
An event of interest for students and developers from Mil-OSS. Details…
Yes indeed, out of the blue (seemingly) users of the Google Maps Engine service have been informed via messaging in an official user forum that the company has discontinued development of the service and will no longer be allowing new free sign-ups. However, existing GME project will be available for use through January 29, 2016 [Read more…]
Just in time for the Holidays… details of ArcGIS 10.3 – yep, “The Next Generation of GIS” courtesy of Esri’s Sud Menon! Via the Esri blog, Menon shares that 10.3 is now available – “a major release that will help you discover, make, use, and share maps from any device, anywhere, at any time”
The term “Hacker” has been somewhat abused by the media, such that many may now view it as a derogatory term. It has often been used by media to describe criminals who infect systems and breach networks.
Hacker. Noun. “A person who enjoys exploring the details of programmable systems and stretching their capabilities, as opposed to most users, who prefer to learn only the minimum necessary.” – The Jargon File
If location technology is your thing then San Diego CA is the place to be, or watch, this week as about 15,000 developers, geo technologists, modelers, technicians, and other geo professionals convene for the annual Esri user conference.
The week end saw special pre-conference mini conferences, like the survey summit and 3D Summit and many more events are planned, like the EDU summit, business summit and more. Today is the official opening of the conference and as I pen this from the plenary hall, thousands of dedicated mapping professionals are eagerly waiting to hear from Esri commander in Chief, Jack Dangermond, as he as his key team members will take to the stage and educate us all on the ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online ecosystem… you can feel the excitement in the air! Follow all the action on Twitter hashtag #esriuc