When the Esri DC Dev Center team first found out about the reported explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, we immediately tuned into Twitter to capture live discussions so that we could understand the series of events. With over 440,000 tweets captured in under 24 hours, one can imagine the difficulty in [...]
The proliferation of mobile, social and sensor data has given us a new playground for analysis and visualization. It is an area we’ve been particularly excited about from our earliest experiments with streaming data. Since joining ESRI we’ve had the opportunity to focus on these emerging data sources, and integrate [...]
With over 6.4 million tweets shared amongst friends during the Academy Awards, peaking at over 85,000 tweets per second during Michelle Obama’s presentation of the Best Picture award, there have been quite a number of creative analyses and visualizations that have been constructed to demonstrate the predictive and explanatory power [...]Continue Reading →
This weekend, volunteer hackers and technologists convened at CrisisCamps in over 10 cities and virtually online to assist in developing tools to assist the ongoing response and recovery for people affected by Hurricane Sandy.Continue Reading →
Earlier this August we (Brendan Heberton and myself) had the chance to visit Camp Roberts to participate in John Crowley & Co’s humanitarian relief experiments. On this trip we wanted to begin empirical testing of how useful social media stream like Twitter are during disasters, and what the potential was for streaming analysis. [...]Continue Reading →
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A little more than a month ago our team from GeoIQ joined with Esri to create the Washington DC Development Center. We’ve been busy over that month defining our strategy and plans for working together with Esri. Our core mission is extending Esri technology to make [...]Continue Reading →
When we launched GeoCommons in 2007 we wanted to bring geographic data and analysis to everyone. Today more than 50,000 users have contributed over 125,000 open data sets, which have been shared 20 million times. The community has been awesome, and for a while we’ve been discussing how we can [...]Continue Reading →
One of the most rewarding parts of our work is seeing how the tools we build are used in new and unexpected ways. While we frequently work with customers and users to solve particular problems, we always look at the broader potential for these features to be used by a different type of user.
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Welcome to the Esri DC Development Center blog. We write about features of our work on big data analytics, open platforms, and open data, what is new and exciting in the Esri and community, and general industry thought leadership and discussions of geospatial data visualization and analysis.
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