As more and more data is collected via a variety of processes, one of the things that GIS really helps with is transforming a workflow that used to take a week into an efficient process that only takes hours. I found this principal of efficiency to be a driving force of the Esri Petroleum Conference, often referred to as the PUG for those of us that have been around for a while.
I recently had the pleasure of presenting my first session at Esri DevSummit 2019 in Palm Springs, CA. It was also my first time in Palm Springs, and we were greeted with warm and sunny, if a little windy, weather. Along with my colleague and mentor, Christopher Moravec, we showcased a side project our company has been working on, A.I. Navigation for Cycling Safety and Inclusion, as a User Presentation.
The Esri DevSummit 2019 is less than a week away and we couldn’t be more excited. We will learn about many new innovations in the GIS world and meet developers from across the globe. On Wednesday, I’ll introduce my new language, created to make continuous delivery of data more efficient.
Location is often dismissed as a way to ‘put something on a map’, but can we see more than just points on a map?
This year was my first time attending the Esri User Conference as a business owner. I have attended many others in the past, but always as a member of a team and not solely responsible for my company. I was not overwhelmed by Esri’s display of technology this year, but I was happy about it. Esri seems to have reached a level of maturity in software development where they are working diligently at evolving the software and not making large technological leaps.
We are just weeks away from the 2018 Esri User Conference in gorgeous San Diego, California. As a member of the Esri Startup Program, the Esri UC is one of the events we are most excited to attend this year.
Resources for Christopher’s 2017 Esri Developer Summit Presentation
Resources from Christopher Moravec’s 2017 Esri Developer Summit Presentation
For the first bit of code, I set out to get a working map and a button to press to zoom the map to my current location. I ended up spending a lot of time cleaning some of the code that I brought over from other projects, especially once I introduced StyleCop to my workflow. That took some getting used to, but now that I am starting to get the hang of it, I like it. Adding StyleCop forced me to be more honest about the organization of my code, hopefully making it better code.
I have spent a lot of time recently learning and working with Xamarin Studio and I wanted a useful project to build to exercise my new skills. Living in PDX I use public transportation a lot, almost every day in fact. I am either on my bike or on the bus to and from work and most errands around town. I am constantly frustrated by the inaccuracy of Google Maps’ transit information and the poor usability of other apps, so I am setting out to fix that. I am building this app for myself more than anything, but I will document my process here and release the code to GitHub as I go.