What happens when someone requests a home insurance quote? They get asked lots of questions about their property.
This allows the insurer to determine the level of risk and accurately calculate an estimate.
Before confirming the price of a quote, there are various property questions insurers typically need to ask. These include:
- Is the building single or multi-storey?
- Does it have solar panels or a swimming pool?
- What material is the roof constructed from?
- Is the building built on sloping land?
Any of these factors could reduce or create insurance risk, and therefore influence the quote provided.
There is an ever-increasing need for companies to create a wide variety of web and mobile-based mapping applications – from simple store locators to complex visualisation applications.
Today, we are going to discuss how vector tiles can help address the challenge of mapping Big Data over the web and on mobile devices.
As the saying goes – a picture says a thousand words
Because of the way the human brain works, it’s much easier for people to understand data represented in a chart or on a graph rather than hidden away in spreadsheets or reports. Data visualisation is key to making data analytics approachable and conveying analysis results effectively.
In its raw form, data can be essentially meaningless. Without the ability to compare and contrast, highlight trends and predict outcomes, the value of data remains trapped. By taking raw datasets and representing them in a visual format, analysts can unlock a wealth of insights and gain a greater understanding of any situation.
Combining the latest visualisation technologies with the huge amounts of data available from companies like HERE – a leader in mapping, navigation and location experiences – allows you to present your data on striking, interactive maps that are not only informative, but also highly engaging.
This year’s Australian Esri User Conference – Ozri 2015 was another huge success. We are proud to be part of such an outstanding event which brings together mapping and spatial professionals from all over the country. We hope you enjoyed the 3-day action-packed program as much as we did.
Committed to powering your next big idea with premium content we took advantage of the conference to launch exciting new applications and deliver helpful demonstrations.
But if you’ve missed out on Ozri 2015 – don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Find a summary of the best bits below.
After previously talking about our place/suggest service and what it can do, we received requests to actually see something in action. What better way to understand! So we’ve put this demo together for you.
There are some really cool and easy visualisations you can do with different online mapping platforms now available.
ArcGIS Online Smart Mapping
ArcGIS Online has recently included new functionality to easily create an interesting visualisation from your data. The new Smart Mapping option helps you to figure out the best way to display your data, taking into consideration what your data ranges are and the type of data that is in your table.
There are some really cool and easy visualisations you can do with different online mapping platforms currently available.
In previous posts we have linked to visualisations using the CartoDB Torque function to create some interesting maps. CartoDB Torque uses a time and date column in your table to animate your data.
The 21st of April was ‘Mobile’ deadline day, the day on which Google stipulated that websites not designed with mobile devices in mind would be given a lower ranking in search results by the Google search algorithm.
The best place to start is to jump right into the MapData Services API documentation where you will find useful information on functionality, security and example code. We will be using the “Tile” API endpoint, I have included a screenshot to demonstrate how to navigate to this page.
Sometimes you feel the need for speed. At MapData Services we’re always looking for ways to improve our products and services. Recently, we’ve introduced a change to our Foundation Map that has massively improved the performance by up to 60 per cent in some instances…