Esri Developer Summit 2012

This past week in Palm Springs, CA this annual conference was held. It is a gathering of developers to learn and teach about new tools used to create mapping applications or adding mapping to existing applications. The meetings cover various aspects of Esri’s ArcGIS system and gives insight on several other Esri products/technology.

The video linked here was from the session called “10 Killer Apps”. I only have this one video which is a demo of a UAV(unmanned aerial vehicle) Shark being controlled by a flex mapping system in an app. Although the mapping system isn’t “driving” something very relevant in this demo, you can see how this could be used for intelligence purposes in the future.

I will keep my eye out for more posts or reports on the conference regarding the 10 killer apps.

http://www.esri.com/events/devsummit/index.html

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IIT hosts Hackathon 2012

IIT will be hosting a Hackathon starting this friday, March 30. In a 24-hour marathon, participants will have to create an app in one of these three categories: HTML 5 Game; Web/Cloud app; and Mobile app. Also, no code can be written before the beginning of the competition.

The apps can be developed for any purpose, and will be judged based on their functionality, usability, interactivity, user experience and market potential. Prizes range up to $500 for the best apps in each category.

Sounds like a good opportunity to give our projects a try, if anyone is feeling like it.

All the details at: http://www.iithackathon.com/

DataSF App Showcase

The DataSF App Showcase is a collection of applications that have been developed and built by individuals and organizations using datasets published by the City & County of San Francisco. The apps in this showcase are a tangible result from individuals & organizations having open access to city data.

There are different data categories such as Crime, Dining, Environment, Local, Maps, News, Politics &Transportation to create an app. In the DataSF App Showcase you can fine different example, but one case that I’m really interesting is SF Solar Map because this app lets residents view buildings that are equipped with solar power and read case studies on installed systems. Users also can type their address into the Solar Map site to get an analysis of how much solar power or solar water heating they could produce on their roof, and provides links to information on technologies and financial incentives available. If you are interning in this app , click here.

Certainly, DataSF App Showcase is a good example of what we should do with the data available in the network. If you are interesting to build an app, click here

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By Soledad Hernandez