Time enabled web app

Working with a collaborator who published a map service that showed the growth of US cities through time (from the year 1790 through 2000), I created an interactive time enabled web app. Here's a screenshot:

You can explore the app right here:

If however, you want to access the web app in it's own web page, go here:

The web app includes widgets that let you enable time scaling as well as changing the underlying basemap.  Feel free to explore the web app and let me know what you think.

Restaurant Location Selector


3D Web Scene of Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Typhoons and Cities

Here's my very first 3D Web Scene that visualizes natural disasters and two cities (Portland and Montreal):

A 3D Web Scene is Esri-speak for a 3D web map.  You can zoom and pan, re-orient, change basemaps, change the daylight settings, explore different views and do lots more.  Here's a screen shot of all typhoons represented on the 3D Web Scene:

In this screenshot, typhoons are represented as cylinder symbols, with greater heights representing higher wind speeds and darker colors representing lower barometric pressures.

If you don't want to leave my beautiful blog (I don't blame you), you can check out the embedded version of the 3D Web Scene right here:

Check it out.  I'd love to know what you think!

IBM PMQ Manufacturing Demo


Web app for selecting restaurant locations

Using ArcGIS online and some simple instructions from Dr. Pinde Fu of Esri, I re-created a simple web app for selecting restaurant locations in USA.  This web app allows users to choose between two competing locations for opening a full service restaurant based on some interesting analytics capabilities like driving distance in time based on historical traffic patterns, the latest demographic information of the locations including population, disposable income, etc.

Here is a screenshot of the results of analysis done on service area of one of the locations based on a 15-minute drive time distance if usual traffic at 6pm on a Friday is taken into account:

You can access the web app in all its glory here:

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

IBM Predictive Maintenance & Quality Solution


A simple survey using Survey123 for ArcGIS

I created a simple survey for collecting Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) using Survey123 for ArcGIS.  I found this this tool intuitive and easy to use.  It still has some restrictions (I am sure there are better survey tools out there) but I was able to get up and running very quickly.  Of course, I love the mapping option that makes this survey tool unique - it instantly maps the location of the VGI.

I have not yet tried the Analyze and Data capabilities of this tool but in order to give it a serious test, I need lots of people to complete my survey.  Here is a link to the survey:

Link to my survey

When you click on the link (assuming you are using a mobile device), you will be asked to open the survey in the Survey123 for ArcGIS app.  Please download this app from your neighborhood app store (it's free and took me less than 30 seconds to download).  Once you download the app, filling out the survey will take you less than 60 seconds.

Thanks in advance for filling out my…