5 Things on Friday 28 – Bike Maps, a Personal Cloud, UAV Competitions and more

Welcome once again our 5Things on Friday where we share 5 very cool mappy related tips suggested by our team members this week. This week we’ve shared a handy resource for UAV professionals interested in fame and fortune, a new, personal cloud solution, an amazing cartography & bike map story from Canada, and a quick look at the latest in ArcGIS Online. Got a tip for a future edition? Please share with us in a comment below or on Twitter @geojobegis

Esri Shares What’s new in ArcGIS Online

Straight from the horses’ month, the Esri ArcNews publication shares  a report on what’s new in ArcGIS Online as of March 2017. Data and more data… The World Imagery basemap has been updated with 2016 National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) aerial imagery for several states in the United States, DigitalGlobe satellite imagery for numerous countries in Europe and Asia, and detailed imagery for many metropolitan areas around the world. More personalization as ArcGIS Online administrators can now deploy a shared theme for configurable apps and ArcGIS Open Data sites created by members of their organization. Red on for much more – see also this recent  blog post that we shared!

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A Cartographer’s story and bike trip maps

An impressive story of a Simon Fraser University student who traveled from Vancouver to the Yukon and came up with a clever way to create a map of the experience. The clever mapping project used a roll of media along with embroidery and other clever methods that eventually created a stunning visualization of the entire journey. The field work and project was designed to be portable while en route with the maps and research fitting inside a recipe box!

Drone Hero Contest 2017

Here’s an opportunity for UAV professionals and drone enthusiasts. A contest in which innovators demonstrate their drone applications to an audience of highly qualified potential customers and/or partners.  Contestants are vying for support in developing their innovations and the title of Drone Hero Europe 2017! The contest is in collaboration with the Commercial UAV Expo Europe. The contest is open to everyone: students, research institutions, organizations, startups and companies developing or implementing drone solutions.


World’s First $1 Million Drone Race

You can turn your passion into cash! The World Drone Prix in Dubai was the first million dollar drone race, with the winning team taking home a cool $250,000. We meet the tech-loving thrill-seekers behind the sport who want to turn it into the next big thing. (Video by Austin Brown and Tom Gibson). This is for serious pilots indeed!


Lima, your personal cloud

Keep your personal files safe at home. Access them from anywhere. That’s the beauty of the Personal Cloud. Install the Lima device at home by plugging it to your hard drive and router. It will protect your files and make them available to you on all your devices remotely. Features: Lima stores your files at home, on your own hard drive.
Right where you can see. With Lima, you only pay once and it’s entirely yours. Register to be informed when it launches.


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