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Yet another application ArcGIS JSAPI starter kit

Aug 10 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  arcgis esri javascript

I know, I know. Lately, I’ve been working on this little starter kit in my spare time. I started it because I’ve gotten a few questions about how to build an app with the ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript. I’ve used this application in some demos, and I’ve gotten requests to share it. So I...

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PufferSphere Makes the World Go Round with Spherical Displays

Aug 10 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  analytics arcgis arcgis earth climate change cloud

Since 20o4, when Edinburgh-based Pufferfish co-founders Oliver Collier and Will Cavendish had an idea for an innovative digital display that will give a physical presence to digital content, Pufferfish has been gaining in popularity as a digital display medium of extraordinary versatility. PufferSphere is a compact, acrylic globe with on-sphere touch interactivity for the inflatable […]


Is Your Drone Near-sighted?

Aug 10 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  uncategorized

Mike Tully, CEO of ASI provides an interesting look at a number of technical issues concerning the use of what he terms a “flying camera” in this article from a recent newsletter. Here’s an excerpt: “Drones operate in an inherently … Continue reading

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Why doesn’t anyone want to run the world’s largest telescope?

Aug 10 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  astronomy geo news

It sounds like a lifetime opportunity for any astronomer. A $1.2 million compensation package sprinkled with cool incentives like free accommodation to oversee the day-to-day operations of the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope. And yet, nobody wants to take up the job. When FAST (Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope) was being built, the Chinese government relocated […]

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This visualisation maps speed of thousands rides and runs

Aug 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  maps strava

Strava is a popular cycling and running app that is known to the mapping community from its awesome heat map of rides and runs. It’s a great and useful tool, but it shows only a  density of activities which can be interpreted as a popularity of a given location. Vova Bilonenko – developer and cycling enthusiast, […]

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My Road to Pro: A guide to getting up and running with ArcGIS Pro in a ‘Redlands Minute’

Aug 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis desktop arcgis pro best practices uncategorized

Learning any new software can be a daunting task, especially in a field as technical as GIS – “With great power comes…. a certain level of complication.” After years of practice perfecting your workflows in ArcMap, initially hearing about Esri’s … Continue reading


Cloud Platforms 101: Autodesk A360

Aug 09 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  a360 about data autodesk cloud fme 2017

Autodesk A360 is a cloud solution like Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc. made specifically for sharing and collaborating on Autodesk projects. A360 is a web service for collaborating on CAD projects in the cloud. What I love about this platform is that Autodesk specifically designed it for what they’re good at: CAD and BIM. Sure, you could […]

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Web GIS for Connecting At-risk Youth with Health Services

Aug 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app developers developer health internship local government

Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Services (AHS) (teenhealthcare.org) is a NYC-based program that “delivers comprehensive, integrated medical and mental health services and prevention education to young people aged 10 to 22”, and the largest center of its kind in the U.S. … Continue reading


Web GIS for Connecting At-risk Youth with Health Services

Aug 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app developers developer health internship local government

Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Services (AHS) (teenhealthcare.org) is a NYC-based program that “delivers comprehensive, integrated medical and mental health services and prevention education to young people aged 10 to 22”, and the largest center of its kind in the U.S. … Continue reading


FME 2017.1: Yet Another Awesome Datetime Update

Aug 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about fme dateformatter dates datetime datetimecalculator

FME2017.0, in addition to the existing TimeStamper and DateFormatter transformers, gained a new transformer - the DateTimeCalculator - for carrying out temporal calculations. There were also new functions for datetimes built right into the text editor dialog.

In FME2017.1 the TimeStamper and DateFormatter transformers have been deprecated, and replaced with two new transformers: the DateTimeStamper and the DateTimeConverter, both of which use a new core datetime definition.

Let's see what this means for you.

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