A very cool UAV LiDAR scanning story tip thanks to LiDAR Magazine – This is a proof of concept video for the Phoenix AL2 UAV LiDAR octocopter. Watch as the device does a fly-over of Qualcomm Stadium, home of the San Diego Chargers – Note: LiDAR accuracy is within 3 – 5cm. For more details, go to www.phoenix-aerial.com
From Esri… NCAA football provides us with stadiums filled with fans who really know how to pump up the volume on game day. Whether it’s a signature sing-a-long or marching band anthem, each venue has its own trademark blast of affection for the home team.
This web map from Esri provides an overview of a handful of NCAA stadiums that really bring the noise! Find out if your team made the cut. [Read more…]
A nice, real case study looks at an effort by the Cleveland Cavs to deliver a cool and fun experience to fans using proximity beacon technology
Just in time for the Superbowl… a new study that compares Life in Boston and Seattle… The real estate brokerage ranks each city based on factors like income, housing, education and transportation, and declares Seattle as the winner.
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.
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.
Having been to many ball tourneys and evacuated to a car or other shelter, I can really appreciate this app! Weatherbug is continuing with their awesome mobile apps, this time with a cool launch at a fabulous event, where weather updates is always crucial – the LLWS.
In preparation for today’s awesome match between USA and those pesky Germans you can check out this Esri story map showing you the roster of team USA. View the players’ bio, photo and more on the map – Go USA!
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/
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.
With the MapQuest App, you can: