Like many of the readers here, I’m into maps, mapping technology and anything location-aware it seems. A recent visit to the California HQ of HERE (think Nokia maps) provided me with a glimpse inside the company and an up close look at the technology they use to create and deliver such an awesome in-vehicle mapping experience.
A New Voice Mobility Service from Comcast Blends Traditional Office Phone Lines with an App that Provides Anytime, Anywhere Access from Mobile Phones. Comcast Business Voice Mobility is designed for employees whose jobs require them to work outside of an office but want to stay connected to their business phone line at all times, using a single phone number.
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.
I’m a pretty heavy Android user, and I’m also a big lover of my device(s). So naturally I’m also quite proactive when it comes to keeping them secure. Here’s a tip on how you can hopefully secure your Android smartphone – remember, a disaster is pretty much inevitable!
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
It would be interesting to hand a smartphone to Alexander Graham Bell. I don’t think he could fathom that his invention would translate to what it is now. In what started as a line and a can has evolved to include video communication, cloud computing and sending images and messages to your dearest ones instantaneously. Even more mind-blowing is how quickly the technology has evolved over the past 20 years.
The Dawning of the Mobile Device…Hand-held transmitters were first used by the military during the Second World War. Military officials would bark orders on bulky hand-held devices to their members in the field. In 1946, mobile telephone service was introduced to about 5,000 people in St. Louis with a mobile device weighing a whopping 75 pounds. Imagine lugging that around!
Individual truck info is provided
A correction… I first posted this with a title in error that read “Esri announces ArcGIS Mobile for Windows 3.1″… obviously it should read Esri Announces ArcGIS for Windows Mobile 3.1… OOPS! In all honesty though, I have a helluva time with all the Windows, Win dows mobile, Windows Phone, Windoze yadada OS versions… Geeze Microsoft!! Enough already… (@gletham)
Here’s one of interest via the Esri mobile GIS blog as the company has rolled out ArcGIS for Windows Mobile 3.1 (through the customer care portal). This from Jeff (@jeffshaner) via the blog… The 3.1 release builds upon the success of 3.0 with minor software enhancements and quality improvements. However, the exciting news with 3.1 is our joint release of ArcGIS for Windows Mobile and Trimble® Positions™ Software Suite by Trimble®.
Mapocosm has just released Map Explorer, a mobile app for exploring custom maps. Using Google My Places or other tools that generate KML files, users generate custom maps that can be shared with Map Explorer, including associated descriptions, photos, and links. A full set of location-based services is integrated into the map browsing experience. Interested to have your custom maps published as a mobile app?
The 2012 International Esri User Conference is approaching fast (July 23-27, 2012 in San Diego, CA.). There’s no question that browsing the conference agenda and planning a week of activities is a monumental task. With several concurrent events (EDUC, GIS Manager’s Open Summit and more), 15+ half/full day pre-conference seminars, and over 1,500 events listed in the online agenda one needs to carefully strategise and plan out the week to make sure you catch everything that’s crucial to you and to maximize your time in San Diego… and don’t forget about all the social activities, parties, and special meetups (like the unofficial Sunday Night TweetUp! (See http://bit.ly/2012esriuctweetup)
Like years past and like this year’s Esri DevSummit, I’m hoping that a handy mobile agenda will be made available soon for my iPad, this will definitely make things much easier… and I’m willing to be an Android version will also be available – stay tuned on that one or check out the Esri UC website or Twitter (@esriuc #esriuc) for updates on this! I sure hope the mobile app comes soon as I’d hate to have to print out the agenda and carry it with me!
Seems @cageyjames and I both agree that indeed it would be a good idea to simply have a mobile app for the Conference that updates each year, rather than creating a specific app for each year (eg. 2011esriuc app, 2012esriuc pp, etc…) then I could simply run an update each year.
Image derived from the 350 year old Klencke Atlas