Esri have created a new cartography resource page: Maps We Love. What I really like is the dual aim to inspire but also to pass on insight into the design process. Clicking on each map takes you through to a page that summarises why the map was chosen, why it works and how it was put together.
We have recently added capabilities for WMS and offline caching to our premium data services and would appreciate feedback from our customers so that we can ensure that these capabilities meet your requirements. If you are already a customer of our Premium Online Content then you can start using these straight away. If not, free 30 days trials are available for customers who are licenced to use the premium Ordnance Survey data (e.g. under the PSMA).
The term BIM (Building Information Modelling) has been around for a while but has become a really hot topic. I thought it might be useful to share a high level view of what BIM is and how we – as GIS professionals – fit in. The UK government define it as: 'a collaborative way of working, underpinned by the digital technologies which unlock more efficient methods of designing, creating and maintaining our assets'. We are seeing GIS being used throughout the stages of the BIM process.
Do you use Esri UK’s Online Content, either the free or premium Services? Ever wanted to make use of them in ArcGIS Online? There is a new Marketplace app that will add all your maps and gazetteers to your ArcGIS Online account at the click of a button. And it’s free!
This weekend 80+ hackers took to GoCardless's office near Angel tube station in London for the ICHack student hackathon. Hackathons allow people of all backgrounds to get together and build small projects with code that they demo at the end. Hacks can often feature location and mapping elements and I was at the hackathon to offer teams assistance with this and making use of Esri developer technologies. Within is my breakdown of what happened at the event.