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What’s in your Notebook? Customer Spotlight Blog: Stephen R. Braund & Associates

What’s in your Notebook? Customer Spotlight Blog: Stephen R. Braund & Associates

October 26, 2015

By Paul Lawrence, Research Associate

Stephen R. Braund & Associates’ TerraGo Edge notebooks include population and health survey data on native species in Alaska. Rather then carrying a heavy backpack of survey gear including a GPS device, stack of paper forms and digital camera into remote terrain and harsh weather conditions, researchers venture into the field with a everything they need right on their iPad including digital forms customized for their survey project, built-in camera, offline maps and GPS location services.

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ArcPy and PubPy – extensibility done (mostly) right

ArcPy and PubPy – extensibility done (mostly) right

October 13, 2015

By George Demmy

Greenspun’s tenth rule of programming states: Any sufficiently complicated C or Fortran program contains an ad hoc, informally-specified, bug-ridden, slow implementation of half of Common Lisp. Although I can’t say definitively what Philip Greenspun intended when he said it, but it’s always spoken to me since I first heard it whenever it was many years ago: if your program (or software system) is going to get to a sufficient size, it’s inevitable that you or someone who is using it will want to automate or extend that program in some language other than that in which it was implemented.

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Publisher for ArcGIS Server ® – Opening GIS Clouds to the non-GIS Masses

Publisher for ArcGIS Server ® – Opening GIS Clouds to the non-GIS Masses

October 8, 2015

By Dave Basil

Our customers (over 2,000 organizations around the world…and growing every day) overwhelmingly use ArcGIS as their enterprise GIS platform. And they consistently tell us that one of the most powerful enhancements to ArcGIS for Server® was the introduction of ArcPy®. Based on Python, ArcPy helps our customers with both rapid prototyping and large enterprise applications. It makes it super easy for ArcGIS developers to implement map automation and expose ArcGIS functions as dynamic web services to licensed applications. ArcGIS users get on-demand access to updated maps and geospatial data.  

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The Mobile GPS Revolution is Picking Up Steam

The Mobile GPS Revolution is Picking Up Steam

October 7, 2015

By Mike Gundling

Bad news abounds for all-in-one GPS devices, whose manufacturers are being overwhelmed by data-collection systems that begin with the smartphone or tablet computer and include the TerraGo Edge application.

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