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  1. Taking picture of a stranger has become easier though (oh I was just using the map, lady !!). 😉
  2. I think most of us have had this experience, especially when you’re in a big city: you step off of public transit, take a peek at Google Maps to figure out which way you’re supposed to go… and then somehow proceed to walk two blocks in the wrong direction. Maybe the little blue dot wasn’t actually in the right place yet. Maybe your phone’s compass was bugging out and facing the wrong way because you’re surrounded by 30-story buildings full of metal and other things that compasses hate. Google Maps’ work-in-progress augmented reality mode wants to end that scenario, drawing arrows and signage onto your camera’s view of the real world to make extra, super sure you’re heading the right way. It compares that camera view with its massive collection of Street View imagery to try to figure out exactly where you’re standing and which way you’re facing, even when your GPS and/or compass might be a little off. It’s currently in alpha testing, and I spent some hands-on time with it this morning. Google first announced AR walking directions about nine months ago at its I/O conference, but has been pretty quiet about it since. Much of that time has been spent figuring out the subtleties of the user interface. If they drew a specific route on the ground, early users tried to stand directly on top of the line when walking, even if it wasn’t necessary or safe. When they tried to use particle effects floating in the air to represent paths and curves (pictured below in any early prototype) a Google UX designer tells us one user asked why they were ‘following floating trash’. The Maps team also learned that no one wants to hold their phone up very long. The whole experience has to be pretty quick, and is designed to be used in short bursts — in fact, if you hold up the camera for too long, the app will tell you to stop. Firing up AR mode feels like starting up any other Google Maps trip. Pop in your destination, hit the walking directions button… but instead of “Start”, you tap the new “Start AR” button. A view from your camera appears on screen, and the app asks you to point the camera at buildings across the street. As you do so, a bunch of dots will pop up as it recognizes building features and landmarks that might help it pinpoint your location. Pretty quickly — a few seconds, in our handful of tests — the dots fade away, and a set of arrows and markers appear to guide your way. A small cut-out view at the bottom shows your current location on the map, which does a pretty good job of making the transition from camera mode to map mode a bit less jarring. When you drop the phone to a more natural position – closer to parallel with the ground, like you might hold it if you’re reading texts while you walk — Google Maps will shift back into the standard 2D map view. Hold up the phone like you’re taking a portrait photo of what’s in front of you, and AR mode comes back in. https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/11/hands-on-with-an-alpha-build-of-google-maps-augmented-reality-mode/ Video demo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW1QT7DOOdA
  3. Bienvenue à mon premier tutoriel en français. Il y a beaucoup d’erreur ici, j’en suis désolé. Ici, je vais expliquer comment utiliser ArcGIS Enterprise pour créer un système qui recherche automatiquement des données dans la Web Map lors de l’updater. Nous avons utiliser notre ordinateur. Premièrement, nous devons pouvoir accéder à ArcGIS Server et Portal au notre ordinateur. Nous allons utiliser PostgreSQL. Utilisez la Enterprise Geodatabase et ouvrez une connexion à ArcGIS Desktop. Nous devons pouvoir nous connecter et envoyer les données à la database. Utilisez le ArcCatalog et copiez un Shapefile dans la Enterprise Geodatabase. Accédez à ArcToolbox, utilisez un outil appelé "Create ArcSDE Connection File" et créez une file .sde pour de connexion. Le fichier .sde contient toutes les informations nécessaires pour la connexion de la géodatabase. Sur l’ArcGIS Server, accédez à la ligne Site> Data Stores, puis cliquez sur enregistrer pour la Database. Vous verrez une nouvelle page, 'Register Database'. Utilisez le fichier que nous avons créé la dernière fois. Validez la connexion en utilisant 'validate all'. Si vous mettez à jour la Shapefile dans la géodatabase, le service webmap sera mettre à jour automatiquement. Nous avons donc créé une Web Map avec données certaines sur Enterprise Geodatabase qui sera mise à jour elle-même. C’est ça, ça devrait marcher. lien d'origine - Comment mettre a jour les données automatiquement à l’aide d’ArcGIS Enterprise ☺️
  4. For those who were looking for a style editor like Mapbox for Esri basemaps, here is one. This is an interactive basemap style WYSIWYG editor readily usable with ArcGIS Developer account. How it works Start by selecting an existing Esri vector basemap (e.g. World Street Map or Light Gray Canvas) and then just begin customizing the layer colors and labels from there. You can edit everything from fill and text symbols to fonts, halos, patterns, transparency, and zoom level visibility. When you are finished, the styles are saved as an item in ArcGIS Online with a unique ID. The Map Viewer or any custom application can then reference the item to display the basemap. Design Tools The editor makes styling easy by allowing you to style many layers at once or by allowing you to search for individual layers of interest. Here are some of options available: Quick Edit – select all layers and style them at once Edit by Color – select and replace a color for one or more layers Edit Layer Styles – search for one or more layers to style Layer Editor – click the map or the layer list to perform detailed editing on a layer Quick edits Layer editor Try it! To start customizing a basemap sign into the ArcGIS for Developers website and click “New Basemap Style”. There are also new ArcGIS DevLabs for styling a vector tile basemap and displaying a styled vector basemap in your application. For more inspiration visit this showcase of some custom styles we have created. ArcGIS Vector Tile Style Editor
  5. How to round up/down an pixel value of a raster to a pixel value with 2 decimal places? related - Round Raster to next higher or lower int
  6. But I thought IBM hardware is owned by Lenovo. Btw, good for RedHat though.
  7. It's an extension of ArcGIS Online so far I understood, just like Dashboard and Site. But publishing data to Urban probably has some tricks we need to follow.
  8. Me too. But CityEngine more leans toward the engineers, Urban leans toward city planners and policy makers. Some of the features of CityEngine is trickling to ArcGIS Pro, making is a bait to bring Autodesk to the table. If they could done it 5 years before, they'd have take over Autocad Map completely.
  9. Esri is moving forward with some new technologies along with their online solutions for their coming years. Here are few of them. Drone2Map for ArcGIS Drone2Map for ArcGIS streamlines the creation of professional imagery products from drone-captured still imagery for visualization and analysis in ArcGIS. Create orthomosaics, 3D meshes, and more, in ArcGIS Enterprise from your drone-captured still imagery ― in minutes, not days. ArcGIS Urban ArcGIS Urban will visualize zoning codes, track project life cycles, and measure the impact of projects after completion. This all-in-one system will be accessible to the professionals who plan and build cities, whether for a city planning department or a real estate development company. Video demo Survey123 Survey123 is going to have a big change in several ways. The form design is going to have more controls for surveyors to explore more ways to customize and send data. Since ArcGIS Online is now working with both MS Power BI and Sharepoint, working with survey results is going to be more user friendly. Esri with Autodesk products ArcGIS Pro will soon able to open and edit Autocad files without using the Interoperability Extension. This opens up the opportunity for users to work with engineering data seamlessly for various use cases. Insight for ArcGIS Insight is going to have updates. The templates and the visuals are going to get interactively linked, integrating more data-sources and closely linked with desktop environment.
  10. True. Google is already invested heavily on its Maps services and made it one of the most revenue earning source. Google collects information from users knowingly or unknowingly all the times, benefiting them since forever. I doubt how far Apple can go with their current efforts.
  11. Maps needs fixing. Apple, it turns out, is aware of this, so it’s re-building the maps part of Maps. It’s doing this by using first-party data gathered by iPhones with a privacy-first methodology and its own fleet of cars packed with sensors and cameras. The new product will launch in San Francisco and the Bay Area with the next iOS 12 beta and will cover Northern California by fall. Every version of iOS will get the updated maps eventually, and they will be more responsive to changes in roadways and construction, more visually rich depending on the specific context they’re viewed in and feature more detailed ground cover, foliage, pools, pedestrian pathways and more. This is nothing less than a full re-set of Maps and it’s been four years in the making, which is when Apple began to develop its new data-gathering systems. Eventually, Apple will no longer rely on third-party data to provide the basis for its maps, which has been one of its major pitfalls from the beginning. “Since we introduced this six years ago — we won’t rehash all the issues we’ve had when we introduced it — we’ve done a huge investment in getting the map up to par,” says Apple SVP Eddy Cue, who now owns Maps, in an interview last week. “When we launched, a lot of it was all about directions and getting to a certain place. Finding the place and getting directions to that place. We’ve done a huge investment of making millions of changes, adding millions of locations, updating the map and changing the map more frequently. All of those things over the past six years.” But, Cue says, Apple has room to improve on the quality of Maps, something that most users would agree on, even with recent advancements. “We wanted to take this to the next level,” says Cue. “We have been working on trying to create what we hope is going to be the best map app in the world, taking it to the next step. That is building all of our own map data from the ground up.” In addition to Cue, I spoke to Apple VP Patrice Gautier and more than a dozen Apple Maps team members at its mapping headquarters in California this week about its efforts to re-build Maps, and to do it in a way that aligned with Apple’s very public stance on user privacy. If, like me, you’re wondering whether Apple thought of building its own maps from scratch before it launched Maps, the answer is yes. At the time, there was a choice to be made about whether or not it wanted to be in the business of maps at all. Given that the future of mobile devices was becoming very clear, it knew that mapping would be at the core of nearly every aspect of its devices, from photos to directions to location services provided to apps. Decision made, Apple plowed ahead, building a product that relied on a patchwork of data from partners like TomTom, OpenStreetMap and other geo data brokers. The result was underwhelming. Almost immediately after Apple launched Maps, it realized that it was going to need help and it signed on a bunch of additional data providers to fill the gaps in location, base map, point-of-interest and business data. It wasn’t enough. “We decided to do this just over four years ago. We said, ‘Where do we want to take Maps? What are the things that we want to do in Maps?’ We realized that, given what we wanted to do and where we wanted to take it, we needed to do this ourselves,” says Cue. Because Maps are so core to so many functions, success wasn’t tied to just one function. Maps needed to be great at transit, driving and walking — but also as a utility used by apps for location services and other functions. Cue says that Apple needed to own all of the data that goes into making a map, and to control it from a quality as well as a privacy perspective. Though the overall project started earlier, the first glimpse most folks had of Apple’s renewed efforts to build the best Maps product was the vans that started appearing on the roads in 2015 with “Apple Maps” signs on the side. Capped with sensors and cameras, these vans popped up in various cities and sparked rampant discussion and speculation. The new Apple Maps will be the first time the data collected by these vans is actually used to construct and inform its maps. This is their coming out party. Some people have commented that Apple’s rigs look more robust than the simple GPS + Camera arrangements on other mapping vehicles — going so far as to say they look more along the lines of something that could be used in autonomous vehicle training. https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/29/apple-is-rebuilding-maps-from-the-ground-up/
  12. Share the technique to activate Pro as well. Usually Pro needs an ArcGIS Online organization account to activate. The user should receive an email with a link to create 'Organization' account while receiving the license file. After creating and logging into the account, the administrator will see a separate tab called 'Organization'. Inside this section, go the 'Manage License' and then assign a Pro license to any user. After that, use the same username and pass to activate Pro. Update: someone told me this license costs $$. Update 2: Yup! the process worked without $$. Licensed Desktop for 1 year. Now trying if Pro works. Update 3: the trial license doesn't support Pro or Online. Anyway, I just gave away my license to my colleague. For those who are still trying, check if VPN works. For those who haven't started yet, wait a week or two, 10.6.1 is underway.
  13. If you are a developer and you want to use the Google Maps Platform to power direction or other location-based features in your applications, things can quickly get expensive. Mapfit, which today announced that it has raised a $5.5 million funding round, promises to challenge Google on price while offering geocoding services and vector-based maps that are just as accurate as Google’s (and sometimes even better). Among other things, Mapfit promises that it can figure out the correct entrances of buildings for 95 percent of addresses, making door-to-door navigation easier, for example. Mapfit also argues that its new vector-based maps are 95 percent smaller than the map tiles that other services often use. The service does offer those traditional tiles, too, though, and they include support for 3D buildings and public transit info. The company was founded in 2015 and gets its data from a variety of sources, including both commercial and open data sets. It then takes this data and runs it through a number of steps to validate it and enhance it with its own algorithms for aligning addresses with pedestrian and vehicle entrances, for example. Mapfit offers a free plan for non-commercial projects and developers who simply want to kick the service’s tires, as well as a $49/month “growth” plan for startups that comes with 250,000 map views, 150,000 geocode requests and 150,000 directions requests. There is no limit to the number of mobile SDK and web users under this plan. For users who need more API requests, Mapfit charges $0.50 per 1,000 additional requests or users can opt for the $1,499/month enterprise plan, which includes 5 million map views. The company’s funding comes from a group of entrepreneurs and investors that include Cavalry Ventures, Weihua Yan (Diapers.com, Quidsi), Roderick Thompson (ePlanet Capital, Baidu, Skype), Auren Hoffman (SafeGraph, LiveRamp), Daniel Waterhouse (Balderton), Jeroen Seghers (Sourcepoint), Matias de Tezanos (Hoteles.com, PeopleFund) and Joost de Valk (Yoast). https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/12/mapfit-raises-5-5m-for-its-mapping-platform/ https://mapfit.com

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