Let me share with you a little bit of coolness under the topic of “coming soon”… this for those of you that are planning on hitting the annual ESRIUC in San Diego this June (yes June and not July like you might be used to!). Thanks to the Echosec crew (an Esri small business startup program business) here in town for sharing with me a very slick, “coming soon” bit of functionality that really rocks! I can’t divulge everything but this example map produced very quickly (like in seconds in total) gives a look at some speedy analysis (a heat map in this case) that was run on social media activity taking place around the Fort McMurray, Alberta town that is currently under siege by a wildfire – Note: if interested, the Canadian Government is currently matching all Red Cross donations!
The one where I drive back to San Diego from Palm Springs and talk about a few days at DevSummit with the GeoGeeks! In this solo edition I rolled a solo Devsummit summary while driving back from Palm Springs… What did you like most about DevSummit?
You may have heard recently about something calld ArcGIS Earth. If not I’m sure you will be hearing lots more in the very near future, particularly as the Esri conference season kicks off this month. Simply put, ArcGIS Earth is Esri’s response to Google Earth! With “Earth”, users can explore any place on Earth in 2 or 3D displaying a number of common data formats, including KML, SHP and other data from web services. Users also have the ability to view their own data, sketch, measure, and annotate – Think ArcGIS powered 3D Globe!
A webinar tip from our friends at TerraGo… Deliver GIS-Lite from ArcMap with TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS – April 14, 2015, 12:00PM – 12:30PM (ET). Learn how to deliver GIS-Lite capabilities inside documents to your clients, customers, and the people who consume your work done with ArcMap using TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS.
Here’s a little fun from the Esri GeoGeeks as they’ve asked the @esrigram followers for thoughts on some cool Emojis for the ArcGIS user. The result is an impressive, fun list of some 20 cool emojis… have fun!
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”
Found this little nugget via Twitter (@ChrisLeSueur) and courtesy of Jeff Shaner @jeffshaner and the ArcGIS mobile team… yep, Explorer for ArcGIS on Android, coming soon! According to details of the release on the ArcGIS blog… “Explorer for ArcGIS on Android is a native app and has a look and feel that will be familiar to Android users. Like our other Explorer for ArcGIS apps on iOS and Mac OS X this app was created for everyone, it is intuitive and easy to use…no special training is required to us the app.” See more on the Esri blog
The Beta is open although this is a private Beta
Yes indeed, recently, at the ESRIUC, Esri business partner, Airbus Defense and Space showed off their newly launched service that enables ArcGIS users to easily task a satellite (Pleiades and SPOT) for data collection over any area of interest. the service is now available through the ArcGIS Marketplace and boasts that users will receive their data within 30-60 days (See also the PR announcement).
Recall it was in February (seems ages ago!) when Esri’s Andrew Turner (@ajturner) lifted the lid off the Esri Open Data initiative, and effort to help Governments meet their mandate to be more transparent and serve the public with more open data – enter ArcGIS Open Data. I’m a huge fan of such efforts, mainly as they support Governent’s true mandate of serving the public and acting as the platform for innovation!
For all the deets direct from Esri see this resource devoted to ArcGIS Open data
No doubt some of you are in Palm Springs this week for the annual Esri BP Summit and the Dev Summit where team Esri will be showcasing their latest solution offerings and sharing their roadmap for the future… those of you not there you will also hear more on this in July at ESRIUC. Recall you can stay informed of updates from the Springs by following @esridevsummit on Twitter as well as the #devsummit hashtag – keep an eye open for links to videos from Esri and updates from this morning’s plenary! Some interesting updates on the twitter stream today as the GeoGeeks have been sharing loads of goodies… here’s a few interesting tweets:
- @JimBarry New site for developers in time for #Esri #DevSummit http://developers.arcgis.com
- @SterlingGIS You’ll be able to “federate” your ArcGIS server with Portal for ArcGIS, allowing shared identity store and hosting of services
- @chrisjepps Scott Morehouse onstage – lots of mentions of Apps and even an App marketplace (18 months away?) #DevSummit
- @RichRuh ArcGIS platform is “what we used to call ArcGIS Online” – Scott Morehouse #DevSummit
- @DaleLoberger “#GIS has always been more than pins in a map or driving from here to there.” Scott Morehouse #DevSummit << its a platform for analytics!
- @dafkobyte Reminder: ArcGIS Viewer 3.2 for Flex source is now on GitHub
- @DaleLoberger “Fork your code.”on http//esri.github.com or better yet “pool it back.” Euan Cameron #DevSummit – Developers are a community (or “platform”)
- @skendrot World Geocode service and World Routing service fully documented for developers to use in http://arcgis.com apps #DevSummit
- @SethPatrich “We are sending the program to the data, rather than sending the data to the program” –Mansour Raad on Big Data with Hadoop. #devsummit
- NOTE – Esri #DevSummit Plenary Videos and The Adventures of Dev Dude now online