In the first post of this series, I mentioned a good way to determine which way to visualize your data is to ask questions about the purpose of the map. In addition to “where things are,” which we already examined in that post, you may also want answer questions like:
- What chain does each restaurant belong to in my city?
- What is the most predominant crop of each county in the US?
- What level of crime risk does each census tract have?
Unique value renderer is good for answering your what questions.
Esri’s Disaster Response Program helps support worldwide incidents, such as earthquakes, floods, wildfires, and severe weather. To increase public knowledge of the disaster impacts, we wanted an app to highlight areas and show related statistics, such as data that shows … Continue reading
Frustrated with submitting data via a pop-up? Collecting map information doesn’t need to be so map-centric. Many non-GIS users are accustomed to entering data via a form, not a map pop-up. It’s not always about the map, sometimes it’s about … Continue reading
The Dev Summit Hackathon 2014 was a blast, primarily because I hosted it, but also because amazing CoSponsors, an outstanding data partner in the County of Riverside, CA, and hectic hackers brought their A games. On Sunday March 9th and … Continue reading
Thanks to everyone who participated in the 100 lines or less ArcGIS contest just before the Dev Summit. This year we added a little spin by giving extra points to the best responsive mapping app – apps that worked well on multiple screen sizes and devices. Once again we used GitHub’s Fork – Push – Pull workflow to accept submissions which were flowing in right until the final hour. As always there were a ton of super-awesome apps submitted, but in the end, there were only three winners. We demoed the apps live on stage just before Chris Wanstrath’s excellent GitHub keynote, but be sure to check them out yourself to see what you can do in 100 lines or less of ArcGIS JS!