We’ve been doing a lot of data migration and new data uploads with Finder! and often times our data team runs into data and mapping headaches. One that we commonly encounter are largish shapefiles that make for really bloated KML when we convert it (for instance a 2mb shapefile for US counties becomes […]Continue Reading →
Last week the Open Data product engineering team hosted a live training seminar called “Getting Started with ArcGIS Open Data.” We covered the end-user interface as well as data preperation and site layout customization for providers. You can watch a recorded version by following this link. We were asked many terrific questions during […]Continue Reading →
I first talked about the ArcGIS version of our toolbars back at the DC Dev Meetup in September. Since then we’ve launched our developer site where you can download the toolbars, but you probably haven’t heard very much else about them. Designed to make sharing your analysis easier as well as find additional data we’ve […]Continue Reading →
Ever since the news broke that ESRI recieved a Whitehouse contract to:
merge a federal website that publishes geospatial information with Data.gov, the government’s depot for downloadable data sets, the company’s president said on Thursday.
California-based ESRI began last summer tying Data.gov to Geodata.gov, the geospatial information gateway, said company President Jack Dangermond in […]Continue Reading →
The beauty of Geocommons is the ease of use and ability to manipulate data quickly. Sometimes we have shapefiles of data that contain polygons, say for buildings. What if I want to view those buildings in Maker! by points rather than polygons. Easy! Simply upload your shapefile, fill out the metadata, and then download […]Continue Reading →
So if you are searching for geographic data to use with Mathematica 7, try Finder.
Once you’ve found data (for example, an earthquake feed from USGS) […]Continue Reading →
Todd came into town for the Gov2.0 Summit last week, and in additional to dropping off a terabyte worth of data from Afghanistan, he talked a bit about what has made the “beer for data” program work at the Taj. Outside the universal thirst for beer data sharing success boiled down […]Continue Reading →
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