We had a great day today exploring ESRI open tools in the GIF. We had a full class of 30 participants, and two great ESRI instructors (leaders? evangelists?) John Garvois and Allan Laframboise, and we worked through a range of great online mapping (data, design, analysis, and 3D) examples in the morning, and focused on using ESRI Leaflet API in the afternoon. Here are some of the key resources out there.
- Main ESRI Open Information: http://www.esri.com/software/open
- Slide deck from today: http://slides.com/alaframboise/geodev-hackerlabs#/
- Afternoon example using Leaflet: http://esri.github.io/esri-leaflet/
- ESRI's developer toolkits: https://developers.arcgis.com/en/, including
Great Stuff! Thanks Allan and John
Did you know that it is International Map Year? 2015-2016.
The International Map Year (IMY) is a worldwide celebration of maps and their unique role in our world. Supported by the United Nations, IMY provides opportunities to demonstrate, follow, and get involved in the art, science and technology of making and using maps and geographic information.
Think about ways in which maps can be integrated into your work!
Here is Erez Cohen's excellent talk from the BIDS feed: http://bids.berkeley.edu/resources/videos/big-data-mapping-modern-tools-geographic-analysis-and-visualization
Title: Big Data Mapping: Modern Tools for Geographic Analysis and Visualization
Speaker: Erez Cohen, Co-Founder and CEO of Mapsense
We'll discuss how smart spatial indexes can be used for performant search and filtering for generating interactive and dynamic maps in the browser over massive datasets. We'll go over vector maps, quadtree indices, geographic simplification, density sampling, and real-time ingestion. We'll use example datasets featuring real-time maps of tweets, California condors, and crimes in San Francisco.
The BIDS Data Science Lecture Series is co-hosted by BIDS and the Data, Science, and Inference Seminar.
About the Speaker
Erez is co-founder and CEO at Mapsense, which is builds software for the analysis and visualization of massive spatial datasets. Previously Erez was an engineer at Palantir Technologies, where he worked with credit derivatives and mortgage portfolio datasets. Erez holds a BS/MS from UC Berkeley's Industrial Engineer and Operations Research Department. He was a PhD candidate in the same department at Columbia University./h3>
Great retrospective on 100 years of National Geographic map making.
Since 1915, National Geographic cartographers have charted earth, seas, and skies in maps capable of evoking dreams.
This beaut on the right is from 1968 of the ocean floor. The article says: " Based on the work of geophysicists Bruce Heezen and Marie Tharp, this 1968 map of the ocean floor helped bring the concept of plate tectonics to a wide audience. Tharp began plotting the depths in 1950 from soundings taken by ships in the Atlantic, but, as a woman, wasn't allowed on the ships herself. In 1978 she was awarded the Society's Hubbard Medal for her pioneering research."/span>/span>