Is ESRI to Reschedule the 2016 #esriuc to Avoid Conflict with @MLB All Star Game?

I have to thank Twitter colleague, Craig Williams (@williamscraigm) for some tips and insight on this one! Those of you who are baseball fans may be aware that the 2016 MLB All Star game was recently awarded to the San Diego Padres! WAY COOL you might think, but sit back and think of years past and ask yourself, isn’t the All Star game usually the same week as the Annual ESRIUC which is also in San Diego? Bingo!! Indeed it is.

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Image Credit: UT San Diego

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The 2014 Tour de Britain Route Maps

With the start of the 2014 Friends Life Tour of Britain just weeks away, cyclists and fans can get their hands on this year’s stage maps as Ordnance Survey and SweetSpot release the routes. The new route maps are available in a range of formats and can be viewed, downloaded or exported as GPX files for mobile devices, allowing cyclists to try out the routes or spectators to pick the best spot to watch.

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OS Ride iOS app maps the first three stages of the Tour de France

Seems the UK Ordnance Survey is in the mobile app making business as the UK data provider for teh Government has released OS Ride, a mobile app for iOS featuring routes for the Tour de France. OS Ride features detailed routes of the first three stages of the Tour de France, which comes to Great Britain in July 2014. The easy to use app uses Ordnance Survey’s detailed outdoor mapping, enabling cyclists to successfully navigate and track their progress as they ride the routes ahead of Wiggins, Froome, Cavendish and co. OS Ride contains mapping for all three British stages of the 2014 event which take place on 5, 6, 7 July 2014, as well as high quality route maps for historic stages of the tour when the world’s most famous cycle race came to Great Britain in 2007, 1994 and 1974. Each stage has also been split into smaller segments making the app a fantastic tool for all levels of road cycling.

The free iOS app is available to download from the App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/GB/ app/id808770114

Mapquest Lets MLB baseball fans show their team some love while they navigate

An interesting product launch from MLB and Mapquest this week to celebrate the MLB opening season. Users can customize their mobile navigation experience (iOS and Android) with their team colors , icons, wallpapers, and accent colors by purchasing their team kit upgrade (note, a small cost of $1.99  is required).  About the app from Mapquest – MapQuest is here to help get you where you need to go, wherever life takes you.

In the partnership with MLB users will get Mapquest-powered mapping and directions through an exclusive app-to-app experience within the “MLB.com At the Ballpark” smartphone app, as well as integrated into MLB.com and all 30 MLB team websites.

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With the MapQuest App, you can:

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Interactive Swipe Map Asks If Coaches’ Salaries Translates to March Madness Success

Esri partner GISi’s Head Coaches of the 2014 NCAA Tournament story map is available as part of March Madness coverage. See which schools are getting the most out of their coaches by comparing total NCAA tournament wins to compensation. You can swipe between the two maps using the grey bar and click any dot for more information about that team and their coach. Additionally, Charlie Blaesser has provided additional details about the map, check out his blog post HERE


Esri Olympic News Map – Olympic Controversies, Scandals, & Stardom

Just in time for the Sochi Olympics, a news map from Esri – this one enables users to relive 20 infamous events in the history of the Olympics, from gender discrimination in Ancient Olympia to the “whack heard ‘round the world” that almost derailed Nancy Kerrigan’s career. See Olympic Controversies, Scandals, & Stardom

Olympic Controversies, Scandals, & Stardom

20 historic Olympic moments from doping to protests, to the “whack heard ‘round the world

See Also:

  • Winter Olympics Live Medal Tracker – View the latest live medal counts and see which countries are winning the most gold.
  •  Sochi Olympic Venues – Explore high-resolution imagery showing 11 venues in and around Sochi, Russia, that will host a variety of events for the 2014 Winter Olympics.