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Offline Mobile GIS: Finding a Location which has no Address

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

 

Ok so I often say in this blog “we live in exciting times”. GIS is coming out of the shadows. Innovation is taking off. New thinkers are bringing fascinating ideas forward.

I became very interested in work being done by a UK based company called what3words. After meeting Chris Sheldrick the co-founder, we thought it worth spending time looking at their technology and ways to integrate it with ArcGIS.

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Do widgets provide the ultimate ArcGIS COTS solution?

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

 

Its funny how we all have those ‘light bulb’ moments from time to time. I was in conversation, by email, with a GIS colleague last week. He wrote:

“I support Esri’s point on COTS, especially once you start deploying stuff cross-platform, our vertical has far too much custom development & legacy….”

In this post I thought it worth discussing in more depth my colleagues statement above. To consider commercial-off-the-shelf-software or COTS, in relation to Web based GIS applications which leverage widgets.

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GIS Asset Management Solution Providers need to Act Fast

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

 

If you are GIS asset management solution provider, small or large, you need to ask yourself two questions:

1) Do we have a mobile solution which works on all devices (PC, laptop, smartphone, tablet) and platforms (Apple, Android, Windows)?

2) Are your field products offline enabled?

If you answer is no to either or both questions … you need to act fast!

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The Democratization of GIS

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

 

Henry Ford famously wrote in the early 1900’s:

“I’m going to democratize the automobile, and when I’m through, everybody will have one.”

It was a bold statement. And though Ford did not invent the automobile, he was one of the pioneers of mass production providing low cost, reliable automobiles.

Similar to the automobile 100 years ago, are we now at the explosive growth phase of GIS?

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The New Future of ArcGIS Web Applications

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

 

The New Future of ArcGIS Web Applications is all about Javascript

Javascript is an open standard scripting language. With a truly global developer base, it is today arguably the most popular language on the planet. In combination with HTML5 advanced functionality is now possibe. The largest Esri software team is the Javascript team. Some of the ArcGIS Javascript API advances this team are about to roll out, including 3D, will make heads spin.

Javascript Disconnected Functionality and more

It is now possible to do things in a browser, using Javascript, we could only have dreamed about just a few years ago. One of our companies areas of focus has been disconnected ArcGIS.

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