Monthly Archives: July 2014

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Jack Dangermond Discusses Large Enterprise Adoption of GIS and the Role of Apps (2 of 4)

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In the second of four installments, Todd Danielson interviews Jack Dangermond, President and Founder, Esri, at the 2014 Esri User Conference in San Diego. Jack notes how large enterprises are increasingly using GIS, such as Starbucks, Walgreens and the Port of Rotterdam, among others. He also discusses the growing geographical user interface and the role of apps in the marketplace.

Jack Dangermond Discusses User Conference Highlights, GIS “Critical Mass” (1 of 4)

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In the first of four installments, Todd Danielson interviews Jack Dangermond, President and Founder, Esri, at the 2014 Esri User Conference in San Diego. Jack covers event highlights such as GIS aiding the fight against polio in Africa, new technologies introduced, and reaching a "critical mass" of development and use in the industry.

Esri App Challenge Winners Create Actionable Tools to Strengthen Resilience Efforts

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Esri App Challenge Winners Create Actionable Tools to Strengthen Resilience Efforts   Hundreds of Apps Submitted in Response to White House Climate Data Initiative   Redlands, California—July 15, 2014—Esri...

Flood Forecast

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When users register their address, they receive push alerts notifying them when that address is in danger of flooding. This app analyzes National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) flood advisories, identifies specific properties affected by floods, consumes forecast information to provide accurate weather reports based on the user's location, and sends flood alerts via Twilio and the location of the nearest Disaster Assistance Center.

CommunityViz Web App

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Providing users with the ability to open new opportunities for education, citizen engagement, and policy change, the app enables users to quickly share their analysis results—such as energy and greenhouse gas generation and possible energy futures—with their ArcGIS Online organization, select groups, or the general public.

Local Food Alternatives in Washington County

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The app provides information on the availability of local and seasonal produce from nearby farms, markets, and vendors to empower Washington County consumers to reduce their carbon footprint and support their local community.

Culvert Inventory for Climate Resilience

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Designed to meet the challenge of limited information on culverts throughout the transportation network, the app provides a user-friendly culvert inventory template, online video instructions, and support for citizen scientists to help transportation management agencies expand their knowledge of the culverts in their network.

RideAmigos UNITY

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Uniting entities that create the data needed to provide rich visualizations and insights into commuter habits globally, Unity enables unlimited public and private networks within a region to create behavioral changes and eliminate traffic by allowing users to sync data to Esri ArcGIS software for modal analysis. Users can also explore how each mode contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

Urban Heat Risk Explorer

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Helping cities prepare for, respond to, and recover from extreme heat events, the app provides users with a better understanding of heat risks in cities and communicates with users on ways they can protect themselves during extreme heat events.

Community Resilience Inference Measurement

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Measuring resilience to climate-related hazards at the county level for the United States, the app allows users to directly calculate the resilience index of places they choose and view the weights of the socioeconomic factors contributing to those scores. The app also provides factors that increase or decrease resilience.