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!
Are you up for another fun, geeky interview video? Recently, while visiting SoCal, I dropped into Redlands, CA to visit with some of the GeoGeeks. while there I ran into Jim Barry who heads up the EDN team with Esri. Join us while we drive around the Esri campus and the city center in Redlands talking about Geo developers, the Esri DevSummits, dodge ball, and a few other goodies. Enjoy! Note, you can find all the episodes of GeoGeeks driving in cars for coffee HERE
Today at 10:30 AM (PST) #GeoHub is a city- and countywide collaboration and data portal, with Location-as-a-Service and DIY mapping tools. It’s an innovation ecosystem. Open data made actionable. Today’s live stream will have Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Esri’s Jack Dangermond.
Something new from Esri as they share details of the latest story map featuring Flu hot spots around the USA. ‘Tis the season for the flu! The Walgreens Flu Index provides state and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and is compiled using retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat influenza across Walgreens locations nationwide.
Keep reading for the Top 10 States with Flu Activity [Read more…] about Mapping Flu Activity in Your Community with the Flu Index Map
Something new from Esri Press for those interested in LiDAR and working with LiDAR data. There’s no doubt the LiDAR is very popular, just look at the extensive archive of news on the topic that we’ve shared! This new Esri Workbook Teaches Analysis Skills, Combining Lidar Data and ArcGIS Software. About the book… Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Lidar: A Workbook presents problems that need to be solved using lidar data and the geospatial analysis tools in Esri’s GIS software, ArcGIS for Desktop.
Discover Your Community’s #OktoberfestScore with Interactive App — Here’s some OctoberFest fun from Esri – post your Zip code and find out if your city ranks as an OctoberFest Town! Enter your city or ZIP code to explore spending on beer in your region and then see how your neighborhood stacks up to other areas in the U.S. or check out the highest scoring locations. So far it looks like towns in New York have the edge…
From Esri… Are you ready for brats and beer? Fall means Oktoberfest celebrations around the globe, and Esri has created the interactive What is Your Oktoberfest Score? app that ranks your community against others in the US. Using demographic, consumer spending, and market potential data from Esri, this app lets you explore beer consumption in your area and discover other communities with similar tastes. [Read more…] about What is Your Oktoberfest Score?
Are you ambassador material? Have you got game and are you passionate about teaching others? Geospatial professionals, educators & students encouraged to help youth develop problem-solving skills using technology. Esri Canada connects GIS Ambassadors with schools in their community and provides a wealth of teaching resources including lesson plans, tutorials and activities for students. Interested participants may contact the Education and Research group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIS is all about the data, it always has been and I’ve been preaching that since 1999 I believe. ArcGIS Online is the platform, however, without rich, 3D data, what’s the point right? ArcGIS Online is the gateway that Esri wants you to use as your access point for feature rich, 3D, raster and vector data and media. As AGO matures we are now hearing about the next step in the evolution – The Living Atlas http://doc.arcgis.com/en/living-atlas/. The Living Atlas was a focal point of Jack Dangermond’s plenary keynote at ESRIUC on Monday morning, with demos spinning on the Globe and Jack encouraging the user community to use it and contribute – yes, it also made my list of 10 things that turned my head at ESRIUC!
Here’s something pretty nifty for those of you heading off to the 2015 ESRIUC in San Diego, a venue Story Map in 3D. Wander the virtual San Diego Convention Center and see exactly where the plenary session is located, the Map gallery, you can even locate where the yoga takes place! Spin the map around, tilt it, and view the entire Convention Center in wonderful 3D – it really is awesome!!
From Esri… the Mapping the 2015 Nepal Earthquake smart map provides a 3D web scene of the area affected by the avalanche on Mount Everest, as well as information about rescue and relief operations and critical infrastructure. [Read more…] about Esri StoryMap – Mapping the 2015 Nepal Earthquake