So far it looks like Germany is doing well, however, there’s plenty of time left as we get to enjoy another 2 weeks (almost) of Olympic sport. Track the medal count as the Dutch rack up speedskating tallies, the US and Canada notch medals in skiing, and the Nordic countries hit the podium in just about everything else! Enjoy this clever map [Read more…] about Tracking the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Medal Count in RealTime on the Story Map
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.
A representation of the travel legs – both by plane and by bus – of the Division I basketball tournaments, executed using map pins, embroidery floss, school logos and a lot of patience. This one is from last year but you get the picture!
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…] about Fan Mapping! Loud & Proud: NCAA Stadiums
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.