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Health Hackathon Champs

ALPHARETTA, GA - May 25, 2018 - While it is true that our GIS experts at InterDev focus mainly on providing award winning analysis for our local government clients, many of our team members give of their free time to promote and influence the larger GIS sphere. Two members of the InterDev GIS team, Langdon Sanders and Amber Keller recently competed in the Healthcare Hackathon 2018 sponsored by Pitney Bowes, RCG Global Services, and the [...]

2018-05-29T08:38:15-04:00May 25, 2018|

Product Spotlight: Crowdsource Reporter and Crowdsource Manager

What is data without context? What is community engagement without social media integration? Crowdsource Reporter is a way for your organization or municipality to combine data regarding your local geography and important information about your community into one platform which integrates with both Facebook and Twitter! In other words, it is a configurable ArcGIS Online application that allows users to submit problems or observations about their community. The application has been optimized for smartphones but [...]

2016-12-21T05:37:24-05:00August 11, 2015|

The Power of Open Source Mapping: Using Leaflet to Create Beautiful Interactive Web Maps

Despite their dominance of the industry, there is more to GIS than the Esri suite of products. While it has tremendous value and is the most feature-packed solution on the market there is still a place for a lightweight, open source alternative. One of the most popular is the Javascript based Leaflet library. Leaflet is best described by this excerpt from their website: "Leaflet is designed with simplicity, performance and usability in mind. It works [...]

2016-12-21T05:37:25-05:00June 11, 2015|

ArcGIS Online Story Map: Georgia Breweries, Brewpubs, and Client Brewers

Maps are not simply avenues for displaying location data. If you look a little bit closer you will see that they each have their own story to tell. As one of roughly 50 firms designated with the ArcGIS Online Specialty, InterDev excels at not only making online maps that are beautiful, but tell a powerful story as well. One of the most effective ways of accomplishing that goal is to create a story map, which I have provided [...]

2017-04-30T12:09:35-04:00June 9, 2015|

Cartography Spotlight: Coordinate System Basics

Coordinate System Basics The challenge of representing a spherical Earth on a flat surface has posed many problems to academics of all types over the past two thousand years. The attempt to solve these problems has resulted in the systematic representation of all or part of the surface of a spherical body, otherwise known as a map projection. All geographic data has a coordinate system assigned to it so that it can be located to its [...]

2016-12-21T05:37:25-05:00June 1, 2015|

Geoprocessing Spotlight: Split a Line Feature into Multiple Equal Length Features

There are many out of the box geoprocessing tools available in ArcDesktop. They range from buffers, to conversions, to network analysis, and everything in between. However, there are some tasks that one might want to complete that Esri has not been kind enough to provide an out-of-the box tool for. For tasks like that, one can utilize the ArcPy library. For example, say you would like to split a line feature class into equal segments. [...]

2016-12-21T05:37:25-05:00May 19, 2015|