GIS Tech News (#55)31 Mar, 2008
Interactive Maps: Custom Features
By Andrew Roe
Last month I described how to create an interactive map — one that allows you to zoom and pan in real time. These maps can be embedded in Web pages and other personalized documents. This month I'll discuss how to customize an interactive map and allow the end user to select a specific location to map.
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Cadalyst contributing editor Andrew G. Roe is a licensed civil engineer and president of AGR Associates. He is also the author of Using Visual Basic with AutoCAD, published by Autodesk Press. E-mail him at email@example.com.
By Mike Hudspeth, IDSA
How many times have you heard people say, "How hard can it be? It's not rocket science?" They might be correct most of the time, but what if it really is rocket science or some other high-end math problem? What will you do then? If you're like me, you'll stand there a minute with a glazed-over expression on your face, you'll scratch your head, and then you'll figure out a way to either find someone else who knows how to do math of this kind or come up with a more empirical way to figure it all out. Another alternative would be to fire up your copy of Mathematica 6 from Wolfram Research.
Mathematica 6 is a computational engine par excellence. It can handle just about any kind of complex math you can throw at it. It's for the big dogs (mathwise). Colleges and universities use it to further science and mathematics as we know it — and with a pedigree like that, it's got to be good. And it is. Read more »
Mark Your Calendar: GIS Events
Synergis Field to Finish Civil 3D Workshop
April 8, 2008
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
In this workshop, Synergis and Autodesk technical experts Jerry Bartels and David Blanchette will demonstrate Civil 3D's new survey functionality. Read more »
2008 ESRI Southeast Regional User Group Conference
April 14-16, 2008
Join other ESRI GIS users from the southeast region to discuss challenges and discover solutions applicable to your location and organization. Read more »
12th Annual Portland CANstruction Competition
April 22-27, 2008
Competing teams showcase their talents by designing giant sculptures made entirely of canned foods. At the close of the exhibitions, all of the food used in the structures is donated to the Oregon Food Bank. Read more »
CPDA Design/Simulation Workshops
May 13-14, 2008
Developing a design/simulation framework (May 13) will look at simulation data management, process support, and integration. Frontiers in Design and Simulation (May 14) will explore how to model and support system-level design decisions in SysML. Read more »
2008 ESRI Education User Conference
August 2-5, 2008
San Diego, California
Meet with members of the worldwide GIS education community and explore how to use GIS software in your field, maximizing teaching, understanding, and managing with innovative applications. Read more »
2008 ESRI International User Conference
August 4-8, 2008
San Diego, California
Users from more than 120 countries come to learn new skills, share information, and discover best practices, tips, and tricks that they can use instantly. Read more »
2008 Society for Conservation GIS Conference
August 12-15, 2008
This 11th annual conference is sponsored by ESRI and SCGIS, a nonprofit organization that builds community, provides knowledge, and supports individuals using GIS technology and science for the conservation of natural resources and cultural heritage. Read more »
2008 ESRI Health GIS Conference
September 28 - October 1, 2008
Technical presentations will demonstrate the newest geographic information systems (GIS) technology and how health and human services organizations around the world are building GIS solutions that improve human health. Read more »
2008 ESRI Europe, Middle East, & Africa User Conference
October 28-30, 2008
The EMEA UC 2008 will reflect ESRI and ESRI (UK)'s vision for the future where GIS solutions will play an increasingly vital role on an everyday basis in a myriad of different ways. Read more »
Cadalyst's complete list of upcoming events is always available on our Web site. Cadalyst's sister publication, Geospatial Solutions, also offers a full calendar of GIS-related events.