- Free Webinar: Web Accessibility Best Practices
Learn to Create Accessible Web Maps This free webinar introduces the basics of web accessibility and its benefits to GIS professionals. We will provide an overview of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the target standards for Section 508 compliance. We will highlight important WCAG criteria from the mindset of GIS professionals and how to incorporate them into the daily work. We will demonstrate the web accessibility support in ArcGIS. We will also discuss best practices and the latest development in creating accessible web maps. Finally, we will introduce a structured testing process for identifying and fixing web accessibility issues. Webinar Takeaways: -Utilize WCAG and other references as a guide to better understand web accessibility with ArcGIS. -Understand accessibility support in ArcGIS Online and building web apps with ArcGIS. -Apply best practices to produce accessible web content. -Evaluate websites and web apps for conformance with WCAG and fix common accessibility issues. Register here: https://www.esri.com/en-us/landing-page/product/2018/geodev-webinar-series/web-accessibility-best-practices
- Esri Developer Summit Europe 2018
The Conference for Building Location into Your Apps Esri Developer Summit is designed to show you how to build cutting-edge apps using advanced mapping technology from Esri. At DevSummit you will be the first to see new tools for geo-enabling your apps to get pro tips from the developers who made them. Agenda | https://www.esri.com/events/devsummit-europe/agenda Registration | https://www.esri.com/events/devsummit-europe/registration
- Webinar "Kick-start your Cross-platform Development with Qt and QML"
The ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt allows you to build cross platform mapping and location applications for nearly any platform out there. By extending the Qt framework, the Runtime SDK is able to bring the power of the ArcGIS platform to Qt developers while fully embracing the 'write once, deploy anywhere' mantra of Qt. This webinar will discuss the capabilities of the Qt Framework and the ArcGIS Runtime, and will walk you through the basics of getting started building apps that target both mobile and desktop platforms. Presenters: Lucas Danzinger and Eric Bader Please register online here: http://go.esri.com/geodev
- GeoMonday 2017.4 - Logistics 2020 (powered by Esri)
Geo Geeks listen up! Esri is happily supporting GeoMonday and we would love to see you all there. Get your tickets for the 4th GeoMonday 2017 now at: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/16th-geoit-geomonday-2017-4-logistics-2020-tickets-38385905276 When it comes to logistics, most of the people think of parcels and the shipment of them. But the topic is much more comprehensive and touches a lot of more branches than parcel delivery. In general, logistics is about processes and the handling of the low of things between two spatially distinct points. It compasses everything which can be carried like food, persons, electricity or even data. However, logistics has to deliver solutions to critical challenges which dramatically influence our lifes today and in the future. For example, how to transport large amounts of electricity from a production site to the places where it is required in a suitable time or how to handle the transport of people and goods in more and more crowded cities with overwhelmed infrastructure whilst the demand on faster and more dynamic transportation services is increasing? These are only some of the questions we have to deal with and on which logistical solutions have a significant impact. However, our mission at the last GeoMonday this year is to give you a broader insight into the challenges, solutions and trends in the field of logistics. We hope to be able to present you some innovative products and interesting projects albeit on a smaller scale. Inline with the topic we invite you to an entirely new location. A location where logistics is a huge part of the daily business. We are happy to announce that the IVU Traffic Technologies AG is going to host the GeoMonday this time. Therefore, be part of this year's last edition of the GeoMonday and join us at Bundesallee 88 in the premises of IVU. Speakers: - Babak Toloue Tehrani, Geocom Informatik GmbH Building Materials Logistics & Geographic Optimization - Sebastian Zickau, Technische Universität Berlin Privacy-preserving Whereabouts in Anti-Doping - Marian Pufahl, Synfioo GmbH Achieving supply chain excellency by providing high precision ETAs - Detailed information can be found here: https://community.esri.com/events/2533-geomonday-20174-logistics-2020-powered-by-esri If you want to present your related products and/or service story, please contact [masked] and provide your headline and some background information. BTW, catering is for free. Your GeoDev Germany Team
- GeoDev Meetup #5 2017: "The Power of Scripting"
Geogeeks listen up. We will meet up one more time in 2017. And yes, we are going to meet on December 6th, so feel free to dress up like Santa Claus ;-) A lot of our work consists of repetitive workflows. How cool would it be to automate them? That would not only save us time but also improve quality. Well, there is hope. Python has emerged to an indispensable scripting language for geo workflows and is equally used by data scientists, power users and developers. We have recruited great presentations for you: Chenyu Zuo, Esri Deutschland: Mining traffic information from social media data Social media has become prevalent in the last decade. People publish various topics, for instance food, work, traveling, sports, health, on a variety of social media platforms on a daily basis, which reflect a wide range of socioeconomic phenomena and human behaviors. The rich social media data can also be used for traffic information extraction and analysing. For example, where and when do people complain about public transport services? How is traffic congestion related to traffic accidents? Which kinds of people activities are related to traffics. Ming such information is very interesting and challenging. In this talk, we hope to provide you solutions for events extraction from textual data and innovative ways of geo-data analysing. Chenyu Zuo has studied Cartography (M.Sc.) at the technical university of Munich. She is currently working at Esri Germany as a working student for User Administration scripting. Jan Wilkening, Esri Deutschland:R for GeoGeeks - The Interface between R and GIS Interesting things happen at the interface of GIS and the popular scripting language R: GIS users can profit from the broad range of publicly available R scripts, while R users can profit from the power of user-friendly GIS. This talk shows GIS users what R is and how they can use it for their daily work. For those more familiar with R, the talk will also highlight how R users can enhance their R routines with GIS. Jan Wilkening holds a M.Sc. in Geography from the University of Bonn and a PhD from the University of Zurich. He works as a Solution Engineer at Esri Germany‘s Education and Research Team, supporting universities and research institutes since 2012. Alexander Erbe, Esri Deutschland:The ArcGIS Python API The powerful ArcGIS API for Python lets you script and automate tasks in ArcGIS using a Pythonic library. With the Python API, you can streamline data analysis, content management and web GIS administration. This lecture will give you a brief overview of the possibilities based on some practical examples, e.g. the convert of OSM data using the OSM API to ArcGIS feature services. This presentation will be held in German. Alexander Erbe is a product specialist with focus on developer products and apps at Esri Deutschland. He previously studied computer science at the University of Applied Sciences in Merseburg. We are looking forward to seeing you soon again at Werk1 in München. Oh, and "Hohoho" :-) Your GeoDev Germany Team
- Esri Developer Summit Europe
The Conference for Building Location into Your Apps Esri Developer Summit is designed to show you how to build cutting-edge apps using advanced mapping technology from Esri. At DevSummit you will be the first to see new tools for geo-enabling your apps to get pro tips from the developers who made them. So don't miss this unique event. You can find a detailed agenda and register here (http://www.esri.com/events/devsummit-europe).
- GeoDev Meetup #4 2017 - Going Places with Spatial Analysis
Geo Geeks listen up! Come to the next GeoDev Meetup in Munich and gain a deeper understanding of geodata with spatial analyses. We have recruited great presentations for you: Speakers: Johannes Fuchs, Esri Deutschland: The Science of Where: Geospatial Analysis within the ArcGIS Plattform Spatial analytics are how we understand our world—mapping where things are, how they relate, what it all means, and what actions to take. Spatial analytics is the heart and soul of ArcGIS. Within the ArcGIS Plattform everyone can perform those analyses across different clients anytime, anywhere and on any device. This talk will give a short overview of different types of analysis capabilities in different client applications. A particular focus will be placed on the desktop application ArcGIS Pro and the web technology ArcGIS Online. Johannes Fuchs has studied Geography (M.Sc.) with a specialization in applied geoinformatics at the university of Heidelberg. For more than 3 years, he has been working at Esri Germany in his role as a sales engineer and technical advisor for customers in the public sector. Mathias Wessel , University of Salzburg: The potential of Sentinel-2 data for tree species classification Mapping forests and single tree species using high resolution imagery is a common practice in the field of forest management. The question arises if medium resolution and freely available data - like Sentinel-2 - can compete with costly commercial data. This talk will provide an overview of the workflow and steps that were performed to achieve high accuracy data, especially by classifying tree types for a detailed level of complexity. Mathias Wessel gained his first experience with GIS during his bachelor studies of geography in Salzburg. Afterwards, he joined the master program “Applied Geoinformatics” and completed his master thesis focused on Sentinel-2 data in July 2017. Thomas Zerweck , Munich RE (Münchener Rück): Global Damage Footprints Munich Re is one of the largest Reinsurance companies of the world. Natural catastrophes - like the Hurricanes Harvey and Irma that just happened in the North Atlantic - cause huge insured losses up to several billion US$. For a fast loss estimation, it is crucial to get reliable footprint information for these events. This talk provides an overview of the fully automated process chain from downloading NOAA storm track data to providing footprint information as geodata and map services, mainly implemented in ArcPy. Thomas Zerweck studied geography (M.Sc.) and was co-founder and managing director of ZEBRIS Geoinformation Systems and Consulting afterwards. From 2004 to 2014 he was a freelancing GIS Expert for various companies and lecturer for Web Cartography at the Department of Geoinformation of the University for applied sciences in Munich. Since 2014 he is expert for Geospatial Solutions at Munich Re. His main responsibilities are building a Geospatial Platform within the company and for Munich Re’s Partners and clients, providing business units with Geospatial consulting and transfering geospatial data, services, solutions and know-how to the business. Philipp Klüfers, Sicyon Risk Consulting and Paul Klüfers, tunatools : Risk Monitor: Monitoring and Geo-referencing political risk events In the globalized world of the 21st century, political risks emerge as serious obstacles not only for governmental and political institutions, but also for economic and social actors. We present a tool-based approach of how these political risks can be monitored and assessed - thereby helping decision-makers to cope in a complex and uncertain risk environment. Philipp Klüfers is a political scientist at the Universität der Bundeswehr. He works as a researcher, lecturer and publisher focusing on international security issues. In 2014, he and three colleagues founded the start-up "Sicyon Risk Consulting" specialized in the field of political risk consultancy in the public and private sector. Paul Klüfers works at the interface between supply engineering and web-based tool development. After gaining profound knowledge in the sector of renewable energies at AZUR Solar and EnVersum, he founded the software company "tunatools" in 2015. We are looking forward to another great geodev meetup with all of you. Your GeoDev Germany Team
- GeoMonday 2017.3 - Geo AI (powered by Esri)
Geo Geeks listen up! Nowadays „Artificial Intelligence“ celebrates its comeback to the top-IT-buzzword-lists. Neverthless, the topic is around for decades. But in the recent years, significant progresses have been made. We see a wide range of new business models and applications also in the geo area, which are made possible by ever-improving pattern recognition algorithms and machine learning technologies. Transforming geodata into loaction meaning also powers next generation decision-making systems that are now being available for all kind of users. More and more systems are becoming at least semi-autonomous and proposing smart suggestions, which will change the way we interact with and perceive geo-spatial applications. Esri is happily supporting GeoMonday and we would love to see you all there. Get your tickets for the 3th GeoMonday 2017 now at: http://geomonday2017-3.eventbrite.de Speakers: Michael Marz, Esri Deutschland: How neural networks make GIS-supported crop production more efficient High-tech has already arrived in agriculture. Modern agricultural machinery and geographic information systems make precision farming possible. An important aspect in crop production is the basic fertilization with nutrients and additives. The pH value can already be determined in a small scale and during the crossing of a tractor with specific sensors. For essential macronutrients like phosphorus, on-site soil sampling as well as complex and cost-intensive determination of the content in the laboratory are still necessary. Phosphorus content depends on chemical and physical soil conditions. If these conditions are known, the content of phosphorus can be estimated. This paper provides extracts from a research project on how neural networks help to estimate local phosphorous content for fertilization by learning those nonlinear multilateral relationships in the soil. Michael Marz is a sales engineer at Esri Deutschland GmbH. Previously, he was a scientific staff member at the University of Halle and conducted research in the thematic field of efficient crop production with focus on fertilization and self-learning algorithms. Sebastian Gerke, TerraLoupe: From aerial images to maps with Deep Learning With the increasing amount of aerial imagery - regardless if captured from aircrafts or UAV - available, automatic analysis of this data becomes more and more important to make use of this data. TerraLoupe uses deep neural networks to automatically detect objects of interest for various industries such as automotive, insurance or energy to help their clients getting deeper insights for their business critical applications. This includes high-definition maps for autonomous driving, risk assessment for insurances and solar potential analysis. Sebastian Gerke studied Computer Science at the University of Karlsruhe, after which he worked as a research associate at the Fraunhofer HHI and pursued research in computer vision and machine learning. In 2015 he co-founded TerraLoupe, a startup that brings deep learning expertise to the field of aerial imagery. Martin Wilden and Matthias Stein, con terra: Natural language understanding in web mapping applications "Will speech soon do away with typing?" - This question has recently been raised by a large German newspaper. Lately, more and more speech assistants like Google Assistant, Amazon's Alexa, Mircosoft's Cortana or Apple's Siri are reaching the market and allowing users to control many parts of their life by voice input. This technology is called natural language understanding (NLU) and may also be used to control Web mapping technology. Imagine that you could say "show me all schools in Berlin" instead of using a selection tool to select those features. Martin Wilden studied Geoinformatics at the University of Münster. While studying, he worked as student assistant for 52° North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH. After finishing his studies he joined con terra GmbH as software developer Matthias Stein is a software engineer at con terra GmbH. Previously he studied Geoinformatics at the Hochschule Bochum University of Applied Science. If you want to present your related products and/or service story, please contact [masked] and provide your headline and some background information. Catering is for free ;) Your GeoDev Germany Team
- GeoDev Meetup 3 2017 - Maps for Everybody (hosted by Google)
Geogeeks listen up. Let's see what maps can do for all of us. We are happy to have the following great talks for you: 1. vrbn (http://www.vrbn.io) - Mapping 3d worlds Matthias Buehler, CEO & Founder vrbn AG, Switzerland Mapping is an inherently graphical & therefore creative task, where everybody may need individual, tailor-made solutions. In this presentation, Matt shows examples of his work of creating 3d maps, where he's leveraging cutting edge technology and scripted workflows for historic reconstructions, city planning scenarios and the creation of entirely fictional environments. 2. HS Karlsruhe - How digital maps are changing our spatial orientation skills? Prof. Dr. Mark Vetter (http://www.home.hs-karlsruhe.de/~vema0001/), Cartography and Geovisualisation, Hochschule Karlsruhe The use of digital maps in smartphones will have an impact on our spatial orientation skills and our map reading competence. Therefore, we conducted a study with Munich high school students in the years 2013 and 2015 to reveal and quantify these changes. What could possibly be done in future school lessons to avoid further loss of this cultural competence? 3. BeeZero (https://beezero.com)- Bee sustainable, BeeZero®. Carsharing service with Zero Emissions Thomas Felber, IT Manager - Hydrogen Mobility, Linde AG BeeZero® is the world's largest and friendliest car sharing with hydrogen. With BeeZero, a new environmentally friendly and modern form of mobility comes into the city. Thanks to the innovative hydrogen technology, we help you to reduce pollutants and traffic noise without sacrificing the convenience of a car. Learn about how we built a fully functional car sharing system within 100 days from scratch. In this talk you will also hear about the telematics used to operate and maintain to cars, the challenges we faced around map visualization and why we decided to start from scratch. Bee part of it, Beezero. This meetup is kindly hosted by Google Germany and will take place in their Munich office. We are looking forward to another great geodev meetup with all of you. Best, Lars
- GeoMonday 2017.2 - Offstreet (powered by Esri)
Geo Geeks listen up. It's summer time and we leave the roads for our topic of the 2nd GeoMonday in 2017, Offstreet. Topics like Routing, Navigation or Traffic Management are always present and are based on streets, respectively road networks. On the 26th June we address businesses which need to solve spatial problems off-road. Roadless areas occupy a major part of the world and are versatilely used by private people and companies. Typical examples are outdoor activities such as mountain biking, skiing or hiking. To support them, services have to provide detailed information like terrain and weather as well as results of spatial analyses, e.g. avalanche risk. But also businesses like forestry or agriculture have to deal with spatial issues in roadless areas. Inventories have to be mapped and actions have to be defined based on spatial analyses. These are only a few examples of fascinating geospatial issues off-road. Join us on 26th June in Potsdam to enter the world of road-free areas and to get an idea of what happens outside the highway. Speakers: • Monika Hoffmann - Hochschule Eberswalde • Benedikt Heiß - Actionbound (https://en.actionbound.com/) • More to come... Please be aware, that this is our annual Brandenburg event, which is again in the beautiful arcona Hotel in Potsdam, directly at the river Havel. Catering is for free ;) Esri is happily supporting GeoMonday and we would love to see you all there. Get your tickets for the 2th GeoMonday 2017 now at: http://geomonday2017-2.eventbrite.de Your GeoDev Germany Team