2 pointsIt might be useful!! http://environgeomatics.blogspot.in/2016/01/how-to-add-google-maps-into-arcmap.html How to add google maps into ArcMap Although ArcGIS allows to bring the Bing maps and Esri images as base layers in ArcMap, still sometimes we rely on google images because of their better accuracy and their frequent update. Some of us using openlayers plugin in QGIS to access the google maps as a base map. This tutorial shows you to how quickly you can add the google maps, google hybrid images and open street maps etc. to the ArcMap for testing purposes. Portable basemap server PBS is an open source WPF application which can be used to access the WMTS basemap service inside ArcGIS. Steps 1. Download and unzip the file in the desired location of your PC.(download link). 2.Open the Portable Basemap Server folder and right click thePortableBasemapServer.exe 3.Select the GoogleMapsImagery or desired one in the Data Source Type drop down menu. 4. Then click the Start New Service button. 5.Copy the OGC WMTS URL by clicking the Copy to Clipboard. Don't stop the PBSapplication, just minimize that. 6. Next open the Arcmap. 7.Open the Catalog and then click the Add WMTS server in GIS Servers. 8.Paste the Copied URL here in URL text box. Click Get Layers and click OK. 9.Next, right click the added WMTS Server and click the connect option. 10.Now it’s time to import the base map layer. You can drag down theGoogleMapsImagery from the Catalog to ArcMap Data View or you can simply add through the Add Data option.
1 pointYour smartphone can already warn you about earthquakes. UC Berkeley, however, is going one step further: it wants your phone to help detect those quakes. The school has released an Android app, MyShake, that uses your phone's motion sensors to detect the telltale signs of tremors and combine that with the data from every other user. For all intents and purposes, you become part of a crowdsourced seismic station network -- you can confirm a quake just by leaving your phone turned on. That could be a big help when there aren't enough fixed stations to trigger an alert through conventional apps. MyShake might even give you a heads-up in the future. Once the software is known to be trustworthy, it could send early warnings to nearby areas and even provide a countdown to help you find a safe area in time. And yes, there are plans for an iOS app as well. The system is only as effective as the number of people using it (a handful of testers won't accomplish much), but it could prove to be a life-saving tool if it really catches on. links : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.berkeley.bsl.myshake official sites : http://myshake.berkeley.edu/ interesting