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TEDxOilSpill – Jim Geringer – Mapping the Oil Spill Damage

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Jim Geringer was elected as Wyoming’s 30th governor in 1994 and completed his second term in January 2003. His advocacy for technology in government has centered on the end result of using technology to enhance citizen services. That advocacy has led Jim to join in a full-time capacity with Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) the top provider of geographic information systems software.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

In this video, Jim talks about use of GIS for oil spills:


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Radar simulation in a Silverlight based mapping application

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

This video demonstrates a sample that simulates a radar effect in a Silverlight based mapping application.

The weather data is real, its come from NOAA’s Nexrad Radar live feed.
http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=f78257e4db054611aca7693dd95a1eab

The Silverlight application is using Esri’s mapping technology.
http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/web-mapping/silverlight.html


iPad App “3D-GIS in the Cloud” by Sivan Design

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Article source: Sivan Design

Watch this hands-on demonstration of Sivan Design’s “3D-GIS in the Cloud” iPad App that provides views and analysis tools of spatial information in 3D. Infrastructure, cadastre and city planning GIS in 3D enable data analysis in detail and precision that cannot be achieved in 2D. The app enables real world views that improve user orientation and increase ability to perform tasks and manage city planning, infrastructures and cadastral information.

For more information about SIVAN Design, visit http://www.sivandesign.com/3d-gis


Making Cities Smarter with IBM and Esri

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Article source: IBM

Just as you can look at a newspaper photograph and see both the image and the tiny individual dots that give it its shapes and shadings, city leaders look at their municipalities in terms of both the big picture and the individual citizens that comprise it.

The majority of us live in cities, and the percentage is growing. Municipal leaders who run the complex network of diverse people, expected services and aging infrastructure are on a constant search for more efficient ways to analyze data, anticipate problems and coordinate resources in their cities.

As centers of business, culture and life, cities are logical places to integrate many of the Smarter Planet principles and innovations in public safety, transportation, water, building, social services and agencies. A new kind of solution, the IBM Intelligent Operations Center for Smarter Cities, (also available for cloud), synchronizes and analyzes efforts among sectors and agencies as they happen, giving decision makers consolidated information that helps them anticipate—rather than just react to—problems. By using these tested approaches, cities can manage growth and development in a sustainable way that minimizes disruptions and helps increase prosperity for everyone.

Watch this video to learn how IBM and Esri are working together to make cities smarter:


Mapping Hurricane Irene in Depiction

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Mapping Software shows how they have been putting together a couple of depictions of Hurricane Irene and its projected track up on Twitter recently. The video shows the process of creating the depiction.


Trimble® Floodlight™ Satellite Shadow Reduction Technology

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Article source: Trimble

Satellite shadow is the number one problem for data collection teams needing high accuracy in difficult GNSS conditions. Trimble® Floodlight™ satellite shadow reduction technology is the solution— delivering dramatic improvements to accuracy and position availability when working in urban canyons and under tree canopy. This is a promotional video from Trimble about this technology:


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The Heart and Soul of GIS by esritv

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Lauren Rosenshein demonstrates how new spatial analytics and statistical tools in ArcGIS 10.1 can turn data into understanding.


Using GIS to Peel Away Tunnel-Vision in the Utility Industry

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Bill Meehan, Esri utilities solutions manager, talks about the use of spatial analysis and decision making processes for utility applications. He gives an example of the layout of keys on a keyboard to illustrate how tunnel-vision hampers proper use of GIS and maps in the utility industry. It is always fun to watch Bill give presentations because he is so passionate.


Mosaic Project for Autodesk Users

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Mosaic is an online peer-to-peer resource that provides an aggregate perspective into the existing set of Autodesk User Communities. The industry media, social media, AUGI, and discussion groups (just to name a few) are invaluable stores of knowledge. Mosaic aggregates these resources and connects users directly to them from one convenient web destination. For more information, visit mosaic.autodesk.com.


 

ArcGIS 2.4 Running on Android Phone

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Here is a demonstration of an Adobe AIR application using ArcGIS 2.4 and running on a mobile Android device. The application is created by Web Map Solutions. Pretty neat!


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