Simon and I have just delivered our presentation on ‘real-time GIS’, in ‘real-time.’
With a growing number of sensors continuously streaming data; we are essentially swamped in real-time data. To help us make sense of it and pick out key events of interest to us, Esri have released GeoEvent Processor for ArcGIS.
Aided by a number of key demos, our session provided an overview of the ArcGIS for Server extension’s architecture and functionality. Simon showed us how to harvest Twitter feeds, monitor vehicles, and send out alerts. While I took you all through the process of pulling in weather data from BOM web pages, and enriching data feeds on the fly using data from external textiles.
The main message to come out of this, is that ArcGIS now supports real-time GIS. The potential of this technology is immense and it will be exciting to see how it will be adopted in the future. The possibilities really are endless.