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May 2014 Meeting – Double Header – Windows 8 app – ARC GIS

Speaker: Ben Davis, Scott Springer & Joe Bizzell

Topic: UNITY+ Window 8 – ARC GIS Integration

Ben’s Presentation :
Working with the Unity game engine and Windows 8 our team has been able to create a compelling education application. Benjamin will give a quick demo of the app and talk about some of the technologies that went into creating the app.

Scott’s Presentation :
The webpage for the Penn State Geospatial Revolution project states:
“Geospatial information influences nearly everything. Seamless layers of satellites, surveillance, and location-based technologies create a worldwide geographic knowledge base vital to solving myriad social and environmental problems in the interconnected global community.”
But how does this technology work? How do those satellite signals translate into a location on a Google map or another map-based application?
The purpose of this presentation is to explain how geospatial applications work, both from the storage of geospatial information and the dissemination of that information to applications, but also in how to take that information and present it in a usable Bio :
Benjamin Davis joins LCG Technologies as an application developer to primarily focus on the Microsoft Mobile strategy. With a growing knowledge of Microsoft technologies, Benjamin is not only helping to create LCG’s presence in the Windows store but also help their clients with Microsoft centric mobile solutions. Prior to LCG, Benjamin studied computer science at Morgan State University and has work independently on Windows phone applications.
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Scott Springer :
I’m a senior application developer who works primarily out of the JMT Technology Group office in Sparks, MD. My specialty is developing web-based solutions using Microsoft and open source technologies. My hobbies include driving to and from work as well as cooking for, cleaning up after, and chasing my two boys around.
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Joe Bizzell :
I have over 11 years of experience and am an ArcGIS Server Enterprise integrator and product developer as well as an ESRI ArcGIS Server Programming. I have extensive experience with architecting and coding configurable, modular enterprise solutions that involve GIS with both Oracle and SQL Server databases. In addition, I have experience as team lead and architect on multiple application development projects. I have experience developing solutions in Java, C#, Flex, SharePoint, Javascript, HTML

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  • Benjamin D.

    To all who asked about the book that I used to learn Unity it was "Game Development with Unity" by Michelle Menard. The sections that were marked off were: 1. GUI, 2. Prefabs, and just skimming the first 3 chapters to get used to the interface.

    1 · May 29, 2014

    • Shahed C.

      Thanks, Benjamin! Really enjoyed your presentation, and was glad to hear that your app was being used by so many students :-)

      May 30, 2014

  • Scott S.

    It was nice to be able to share a little bit of what we do at JMT Technology Group with the rest of BaltoMSDN. The group was generally attentive, although I did see one person sleeping in the back of the room. :|

    Sorry I missed the discussion afterward across the street. Joe rode down with me and I had to get him back up to Sparks to get his car.

    1 · May 29, 2014

  • Shahed C.

    It was great to meet everyone at the meetup earlier this evening. If you've published an app this month, or plan to publish one soon, make sure you take advantage of the Microsoft's Best-App-a-Month (BAM!) contest, which is running monthly through May and June.

    Submit your entry at:

    The prizes for May include a $250 gift card and a Dell Venue 8 Pro.

    All the best,

    May 28, 2014

  • Daniel B.

    Very informative. Covered some interesting topics about geomapping and some topics in Unity.

    May 28, 2014

  • Jonathan M.

    Sorry guys, something came up at work so I won't be able to make it, have fun!

    May 28, 2014

  • Shahed C.

    As your new Technical Evangelist for the DC/MD/VA area, I am really looking forward to attending BaltoMSDN's meetup tonight! Thanks, Ed, for getting 3 (three!) speakers for the meetup! :)

    May 28, 2014

  • Nitin A.

    There is still time to register for Azure cloud and Mobile services meetup on next Monday. Its going to be a good opportunity to meet new people using Azure cloud.
    If you are looking to learn about Microsoft Azure Cloud and Mobile, join us in this meetup. One lucky winner will win a Jabba BlueTooth Speaker. Don't forget - Free Pizza and soft-drinks :)

    What: Microsoft Azure Mobile Services (
    When: Monday May 19th, at 5 PM to 7 PM at
    Where: TowsonGlobal incubator - 7801 York Rd, #342 Towson MD

    What to expect: Good networking, Learning about Microsoft Azure, Free gifts items and Free food. Register here:

    May 16, 2014

  • Scott S.

    Also, if you would like to see some examples of some GIS-related projects, you can take a look at our corporate website ( under the "What We Do" section.

    1 · May 13, 2014

  • Scott S.

    If anyone is unsure of what ArcGIS is, it's a product from ESRI ( of Redlands, CA. The ESRI website describes ArcGIS as "A platform for designing and managing solutions through the application of geographic knowledge."

    If you're not familiar with GIS technology, I would strongly suggest taking a look at the Geospatial Revolution project at Penn State University:

    1 · May 13, 2014

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