There’s no doubt at all that Esri is in the spirit of giving this holiday season! This month the company has been steadily rolling out impressive updates to their entire product portfolio. Most notable are the big updates that users of ArcGIS at R. 105 are getting as well as the revamp of ArcGIS Online [Read more…] about There’s Tons of Holiday Cheer with the new ArcGIS 10.5 and ArcGIS Online
You may recall a while back when Twitter made some noise in the GeoInt social media search space by cutting off access to their firehose of data to Snaptrends (See story from Oct 20), this followed a similar blocking of access to Geofedia, another social media harvesting system frequently used by Police and law enforcement. Well, the story continues as it has been reported now that Twitter is blocking access to all law enforcement and cutting off geospatial data access to all law enforcement and intelligence centers! [Read more…] about Twitter Stops Providing Geospatial Data Firehose of Tweets to Law Enforcement for Surveillance
It seems Esri has rolled out loads of new updates for ArcGIS Online and Twitter is buzzing about it! Look for new animations, cloud data support, configurable apps, join feature improvements, story map updates and more. [Read more…] about Tons of New Features and Functionality for ArcGIS Online
More and more companies are augmenting their data collection by using UAV / drone technology. this booming industry enables companies to augment their spatial data and analysis with current, 3D imagery including thermal data, DTM, aerial video footage and more. [Read more…] about Considerations for UAV and Drone Data Collection
This recording via Esri, Colorado – During this webinar, Jeff Shaner, Esri senior product manager, will explore how ArcGIS apps enable your modern workforce to meet specific requirements for coordinating fieldwork activities, creating optimized routing, and collecting accurate field data. John Farrell from Jonah Energy, will provide a demonstration of how they are using ArcGIS apps, specifically Navigator for ArcGIS and Collector for ArcGIS, to streamline their workflows. [Read more…] about Petroleum GIS User Group Webinar – Improving Workflows with Mobile Apps
In the uncertain times following this election, one thing is for sure. Things will change over the next few years with a Republican president bent on change and a congress likely to cooperate with him. [Read more…] about Mapping Reform: Where are Things Likely to Change?
25 Google Search Hacks to Make Life Easier – With this cheat sheet you will receive daily updates in your email for free, courtesy of Make Tech Easier. [Read more…] about 25 Google Search Hacks
Delve into the world of Advanced Java with this compact guide that introduces advanced concepts for the Java programming language! [Read more…] about Advanced Java Tutorial
There’s no question that the Cloud is here to stay and indeed, this thing known as “Web GIS” is for real and when paired with the ArcGIS Online platform, the GEOPowered Cloud environment from GEO Jobe allows users to create resources (think webmaps and apps) that can reference complex data structures and services that reside in an ArcGIS for Server environment. They share several good reasons to make a move to the cloud. [Read more…] about Reasons to Move GIS to the GEOPowered Cloud
The gang at what3words have shared with us that despite the new venues, and Brazil’s notoriously poor addressing system, the 10,500 athletes,7.5 million ticket holders and 140,000 logistics workers don’t have to get lost across the 32 venues situated around the city. what3word’s unique 3 word addressing system has been integrated into numerous mapping and navigation services, from the award-winning RioGo app (which won the Rio Olympics Transport Challenge) to Navmii, the biggest offline satnav app in the world.
How it works…
what3words is an address system based on a global grid of 57 trillion 3mx3m squares, where each square has a unique pre-assigned 3-word address. This makes it easy to both pinpoint an address and communicate it – in whichever of its nine different languages travelers prefer, including Brazil’s national tongue Portuguese. The solution helps everyone who needs to find or share a location – whether they are navigation apps, emergency services, logistics firms, travel guides or NGOs.