Your phone buzzes, and a text message tells you that you have assets in danger from a pending threat. Embedded in the text message is a link to a map that shows you where the threat is and which of your assets are in danger. You and your team are able to act in advance of the pending threat to manage your assets, and update your supply change. But you took it to another level - you set up the notification to alert your employees, your customers, or your clients of the threat; you provide suggestions on how to protect their assets, family, or friends from the pending threat, and you did it all within one application.Read More
After a few years without significant engagement on a spatial analytical project, I felt my GIS knowledge was getting dusty and my skills rusty. I ended up registering for and taking the Esri® Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offering called "Going Places with Spatial Analysis" last Fall, and came away absolutely energized and refreshed. This self-paced course focuses on how most data is inherently spatial in nature and, therefore, can be analyzed in unique ways to discern patterns and trends.Read More
It’s taken a few years for responsive design to catch on. The first browsers to parse CSS3 media queries dropped in late ’08, but it took another 4 or 5 years for the trend to take off. Thankfully, with the pervasiveness of mobile devices, and this year’s search engine optimization (SEO) mandate from Google, it looks like responsive design has finally hit the primetime. But designing with a mobile-friendly, no, mobile-first, mentality comes fraught with its own set of design challenges.Read More
We all love icon fonts. FontAwesome, Glyphicons, and many others provide users with huge libraries of iconography – for FREE! Using an icon font over standard bitmap graphics is enormously beneficial for both the performance of your app and its flexibility. Need to make an icon that’s 400px wide? Done. Want to change the color on the fly using CSS? Done. Want the ability to do that with hundreds if icons? Did I mention it’s free?!
For general utility and ease of use, you won’t find a better package than a prefab icon font, but what about those times when you need custom icons?Read More
Recently an Insurance Client came to us needing help with a migration away from their current GIS software to Esri's software suite. They wanted to take the opportunity to update and revise their GIS workflows as well but were unsure about how to best do that with this unfamiliar software. GeoDecisions was enlisted and supplied one of our Senior GIS staff members to work closely with the client’s analyst to update their processes, tools, and workflows and recommend new ideas and solutions.Read More