This is a quick note on cached tile services vs building a raster mosaic.
I have a problem collecting rubbish and recycling saturation data. I’ve tried developing on existing ESRI apps to collect data and store it in the cloud. Its failed every time. These approaches failed because no one likes doing data entry on a phone or tablet, the guys who drive the truck. A clipboard is still more reliable than a smartphone but that cannot collect the street or time stamp. But who doesn’t like hitting an old arcade button right? I’m trying to develop a data collection method that’s manual but digital, easy and cheap.
The approach you take to data logging will vary based on your needs.
Using GPS points to map out a city we get a new dimension to our maps. Using the increasingly ubiquitous GPS data available it occurs to me we have a new way to cartographically visualize infrastructure. With the combination of millions of GPS points we can build up an great view of the city.
Following on from a recent, challenging attempt to convert businesses from using landfill services to recycling. Here are the target companies.
Moving people from a cheap option to a more environmentally friendly one is tough in a commercial setting. Of the target list we managed to convert 36% of the companies with some interest in Recycling.
I’ve recently had cause to apply GIS to a sales report.
Compare the two images. They convey the same information, point data in a constrained Geographic space. The effect changes the whole thing.
A cities public transport network relies on having sheltered dry places to wait for the next bus; especially in a student city. Damage to this infrastructure affects the whole service.
City water networks are inspected regularly. CCTV footage helps confirm replacement scheduling. These are algorithmically generated, and are not always that reliable. Lets make some information visible.