Azure Maps topics https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/bd-p/AzureMaps Azure Maps topics Sat, 16 Oct 2021 12:59:28 GMT AzureMaps 2021-10-16T12:59:28Z How to change background color of differnent countries in azure maps https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/how-to-change-background-color-of-differnent-countries-in-azure/m-p/2681827#M60 <P>I want to change the background color of Europe, America, and China with orange, blue, and red respectively. I have searched azure maps document and their demo example and I didn't find the answer. By default, all countries background color is in white color but I want to change it. Is it possible? If yes please help me.</P><P>Thank You in Advance</P> Wed, 25 Aug 2021 05:29:41 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/how-to-change-background-color-of-differnent-countries-in-azure/m-p/2681827#M60 PavanBN 2021-08-25T05:29:41Z Best way to store GPS tracking data? https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/best-way-to-store-gps-tracking-data/m-p/2544532#M59 <P>We're looking in to adding GPS tracking data to our mobile app in order to track the location of independent contractor drivers. There may be as many as 500 drivers tracked in any given day, and the data may need to be retained for up to 5 years. The preview feature for azure maps data service looks promising, but it looks more geared towards map layers and geofence configurations due to it's volume limitations. Azure IoT also looks like a promising platform for storing the volume of data involved, but it seems that it will be difficult to register and deregister devices on a daily basis as the independent contractors come and go.&nbsp; Curious if anyone has used these services for a similar use case, or if there may be other storage options available.&nbsp;</P> Tue, 13 Jul 2021 20:35:09 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/best-way-to-store-gps-tracking-data/m-p/2544532#M59 Woody0 2021-07-13T20:35:09Z Azure Map Pricing https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-map-pricing/m-p/2411350#M56 <P>Hi,</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I am planning to use azure map to fetch address based on latitude and longitude.</P><P>In a day I have around 7000 transactions. In every 15 min there are 64 transactions in a day.</P><P>So in a month I have 200000 transactions.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I saw the gen 2 pricing , is it per 1000 transactions, so if i have&nbsp;200000&nbsp; transactions, so i come under tier 1 ? and it will cost me 200000 * 3.01$ / 1000 i.e&nbsp;602 dollars?</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="harshdamaniahd_1-1622703569008.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/285846i210C895CE2BF39A6/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="harshdamaniahd_1-1622703569008.png" alt="harshdamaniahd_1-1622703569008.png" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;where as if i s0 pricing it cost be 100 dollars&nbsp;</P><P>0.50 * 200000 / 1000</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="harshdamaniahd_2-1622703668624.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/285847iE768410EFDB30D52/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="harshdamaniahd_2-1622703668624.png" alt="harshdamaniahd_2-1622703668624.png" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>is that correct ?</P> Thu, 03 Jun 2021 07:03:43 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-map-pricing/m-p/2411350#M56 damyou06 2021-06-03T07:03:43Z Address Collection with Azure Maps Search https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/address-collection-with-azure-maps-search/m-p/2264305#M53 <P>Whether you have a list of addresses or need to collect addresses from customers, the challenge exists that those addresses map to a real location! &nbsp;As you or your company are taking valuable time to collect and likely paying for space to store this information it is important that it be free of misspelling and contain only verified information.&nbsp; With Azure Maps you can create your own address generation experience that covers the world (<A href="#" target="_blank">Geocoding coverage in Microsoft Azure Maps Search service | Microsoft Docs</A>) and tailor it to meet your needs.&nbsp; Here are some ideas how you might power your address collection solution by leveraging Azure Maps Search API.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Use Predictive Mode to provide suggested addresses</H2> <P>If you are building an experience that collects address information through a web site or form, you can allow only suggested addresses to be entered by having the client enter their address details and only select from a drop down of addresses choices. The Azure Maps Search API has a parameter,&nbsp;typeahead&nbsp;that when set to&nbsp;true will treat the query value as a partial input and sets the API into a predictive mode, assuming that this is incomplete data. You can try our sample solution yourself at <A href="#" target="_blank">Fill Address Form with Autosuggest - Azure Maps Web SDK Samples (azuremapscodesamples.azurewebsites.net)</A> and pull the code from GitHub to modify for use in your solution. Using the samples steps in the <A href="#" target="_blank">Best practices for Azure Maps Search Service | Microsoft Docs</A> you will see the following drop-down experience in the sample:</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_3-1617989741938.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/271566iD5643CCA931EC976/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_3-1617989741938.png" alt="IoTGirl_3-1617989741938.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>And each of these choices will have a corresponding address in the Search response. Let’s choose the first one, Charlotte.&nbsp; It has the following address that includes some deeper detail:</P> <P>"address": {</P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "streetName": "Microsoft Way",</P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "municipalitySubdivision": "Charlotte",</P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "municipality": "Charlotte",</P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "countrySecondarySubdivision": "Mecklenburg",</P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "countryTertiarySubdivision": "Township 1 Charlotte",</P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "countrySubdivision": "NC",</P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "countrySubdivisionName": "North Carolina",</P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "postalCode": "28273",</P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "extendedPostalCode": "282738105, 282738106, 282738108, 2827382, 282738200",</P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "countryCode": "US",</P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "country": "United States",</P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "countryCodeISO3": "USA",</P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "freeformAddress": "Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273"</P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; }</P> <P>Once I select that option from the drop down the form can be filled with the values from the Search call response, confident that this is a valid address as shown:</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_4-1617989741940.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/271567iDE7FBE54D75B6F5A/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_4-1617989741940.png" alt="IoTGirl_4-1617989741940.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Confirming visual address location with Azure Maps Search</H2> <P>If you are building an experience to validate a physical delivery address, you can use the same method but validate the location against a map instead of entering text in a form.&nbsp; As in the prior sample, the client enters the details of the delivery location but now they can confirm that the correct location by seeing where a pin is placed on the map. If not, they can type more details to change the suggestion options. To try this scenario for yourself, go to <A href="#" target="_blank">Search Autosuggest and JQuery UI - Azure Maps Web SDK Samples (azurewebsites.us)</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_5-1617989741948.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/271568iB1FAC36595F8BB74/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_5-1617989741948.png" alt="IoTGirl_5-1617989741948.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Existing address match with Azure Maps Search</H2> <P>Last but not least, if you already have a database or collection of addresses you want to check, the same Azure Maps&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">Get Search Address API</A>&nbsp;receives queries that contain location information, and returns results as latitude and longitude coordinates. This API can be called individually or as a batch as documented here <A href="#" target="_blank">Search - Post Search Address Batch (Azure Maps) | Microsoft Docs</A>. By filtering the results, you can identify addresses that failed to resolve and reach out to that client for an update to their address, ensuring that invalid addresses are identified and repaired.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In summary, with Azure Maps, there is a path to only keeping valuable and verified addresses in your solution. Please find these interactive samples and many more to help you with your Azure Maps solution at <A href="#" target="_blank">Azure Maps Web SDK Samples (azuremapscodesamples.azurewebsites.net)</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Fri, 09 Apr 2021 17:37:41 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/address-collection-with-azure-maps-search/m-p/2264305#M53 IoTGirl 2021-04-09T17:37:41Z Depth layer in Azure Maps https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/depth-layer-in-azure-maps/m-p/2237567#M52 <P>Greetings!</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I have absolutely no idea if this is the right place to ask this question but here goes anyway...</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I'm looking for a layer that helps me visualize earthquakes not only by magnitude but also by depth.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I created this sample some few years ago using Power BI - It's not in English but you'll probably get the drill.<BR />(see here:&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">https://app.powerbi.com/view?r=eyJrIjoiNjliYjgxZDMtODc0ZC00MTEyLWE1NGUtZWRlNzcwODM2M2FjIiwidCI6IjQwMjY1ZWI5LTY3ZTQtNGYxYi1iMDMyLTEzNGM5NjY1MWYwNSIsImMiOjh9</A>&nbsp;)&nbsp;<BR /><BR />I'm using MapBox here but I'd like to see what is possible for the ever growing Azure Map which is a visual within the visualization family of Power BI<BR /><BR />Now using only Azure Maps in Power BI the closest I've got to showing the depth is using bar charts instead of bubbles but the problem is obviously that that the bars go up when they really should go down. Adding negative values just stops at zero so no point changing the values.<BR /><BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Capture.PNG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/267423i3FE894D992EA2593/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Capture.PNG" alt="Capture.PNG" /></span><BR /><BR /><BR /></P><P>I'm now looking for some kind of a layer that I can use and map the depth values accordingly but I'm totally lost on how to do that and of course I'm also missing the magnitude measure so this really is a question of a 3D rendered visual that takes into account the magnitude of the earthquake and also depth by latitude and longitude.<BR /><BR />I've looked at Mapbox and Arcgis also but with no luck.<BR /><BR />Any help appreciated!</P><P>&nbsp;</P> Fri, 26 Mar 2021 12:04:36 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/depth-layer-in-azure-maps/m-p/2237567#M52 Yggdrasill 2021-03-26T12:04:36Z Azure maps geocoding and SSIS https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-geocoding-and-ssis/m-p/2121231#M50 <P>Can someone offer pointers on integrating Azure maps geocoding capabilities in SSIS? Is their a more streamlined way of leveraging this than creating a C# script component within SSIS? I've not used Data Factory before - but wondering if that would be an elegant way of handling this.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>End goal is attaching lat/longitude values to address information in SQL Server database.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>TIA</P> Thu, 11 Feb 2021 02:50:40 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-geocoding-and-ssis/m-p/2121231#M50 jpbartle 2021-02-11T02:50:40Z Maps country codes Northern Ireland https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/maps-country-codes-northern-ireland/m-p/1984337#M48 <P>I am using the Maps API to get and verify addresses. As of January 1st, Northern Ireland will have a new country code; I could not find anything about this in the documentation, but does someone know if the Azure Maps API will use that country code for addresses from Northern Ireland directly?</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Thanks,</P><P>Jeroen</P> Mon, 14 Dec 2020 07:19:11 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/maps-country-codes-northern-ireland/m-p/1984337#M48 Jeroen_5CA 2020-12-14T07:19:11Z Preview of new Azure Maps Elevation service REST APIs https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/preview-of-new-azure-maps-elevation-service-rest-apis/m-p/1957321#M47 <P><SPAN class="TextRun Highlight SCXW160849213 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW160849213 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" data-ccp-charstyle-defn="{&quot;ObjectId&quot;:&quot;498cf00b-0973-4455-9230-b883c11eb1f3|20&quot;,&quot;Properties&quot;:[134233614,&quot;true&quot;,201340122,&quot;1&quot;,469775450,&quot;normaltextrun&quot;,469778129,&quot;normaltextrun&quot;,469778324,&quot;Default Paragraph Font&quot;],&quot;ClassId&quot;:1179649}">This blog post was authored by Igor Vodov, Principal Program Manager, Azure Maps.</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW160849213 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW160849213 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop" data-ccp-charstyle-defn="{&quot;ObjectId&quot;:&quot;498cf00b-0973-4455-9230-b883c11eb1f3|21&quot;,&quot;Properties&quot;:[134233614,&quot;true&quot;,201340122,&quot;1&quot;,469775450,&quot;eop&quot;,469778129,&quot;eop&quot;,469778324,&quot;Default Paragraph Font&quot;],&quot;ClassId&quot;:1179649}"> </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW160849213 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">We</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">'re&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">excited to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">announce</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;that new geospatial features</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none"> </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">are coming to Microsoft Azure Maps.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">With these new features, developers will be able to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">add&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">elevation data&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">their&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">applications</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">and start supporting scenarios&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">that&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">require ground truth terrain information.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Read on to learn more about the latest&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">elevation&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">features and integrations&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">with Airbus digital elevation model for&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Azure Maps</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">As urbanization continues&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">grow,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">cities&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">must</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">adapt</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;their</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">urban planning&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">infrastructure&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">operation strategies to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">address</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">physical and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">economic</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;challenges</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">To unlock their full economic&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">potential</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">, cities&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">can&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">use digital technologies to transform and interconnect key areas of their ecosystem</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">, such as&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">roads, buildings, energy grids, and water networks.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">The ground truth elevation data can be used to build the digital twins</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">to</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;validate the predictions</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">against&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">the underlying physical-based models.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">For example, when a water department of a city&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">creates a water network and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">must</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">determine&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">where to lay out&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">the water pipelines</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">they</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">can</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;use elevation data to understand the layout and health of water&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">pipeline</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">in&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">event of a flood.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">By using elevation data in&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">the</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ir</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;flood analysis,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">city</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">engineers&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">can correct&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">the</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">water pipeline layout</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;to minimize impact in the event of a&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">rupture</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Also, it will be possible for them to</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;predict the impact to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">local&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">businesses when a water pipe breaks down.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">If they&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">are able to</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;translate the downtime of a business to actual economic losses, they can develop strategies&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">make cities around the world more livable, sustainable, and economically viable.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Similarly, energy companies can use elevation data to analyze where to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">place their&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">power-generating equipment</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Also, c</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">onstruction</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;companies can</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;use elevation data</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">determine&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">where to build roads or bridges</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">The ability&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">retrieve</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;elevation data at a global scale is powered by Azure Maps</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">. Azure Maps uses</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">24-meter</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">WorldDEM4Ortho dataset from&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Airbus&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">WorldDEM</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;portfolio</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;which covers the Earth’s entire land surface.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">The dataset represents</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">a</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;consistent and accurate elevation model at a global scale, meaning that regardless of the area you’d like to query, the dataset features 4-meter vertical accuracy in a 24-meter raster.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Identified disturbing terrain artifacts are removed,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">and bodies of water like lakes or seas are flattened.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Rivers are stepped with a flow that follows the surrounding shorelines.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Adaptive smoothing processes are also applied to different landscapes and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">land-use such as urban areas.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">You can use the new&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">e</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">levation</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;features in your development environment through easy-to-use&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Azure Maps APIs</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">You can pass in</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;latitude&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">longitude&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">pairs into the APIs or define a polyline described by latitude and longitude pairs.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">One of the interesting features of this API is the ability to provide elevation data&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">as a bounding box for&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">a region on the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Earth</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">’s surface.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">The elevation values are calculated using the geoid sea level Earth model.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">The geoid sea level mode uses the Earth Gravitational Model 2008 (EGM2008)</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;and computes a sea level based on the local value of gravity.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">This screenshot shows&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">how to use the map control to display elevation&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">data at a coordinate point.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorRon Vincent_1" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorRon Vincent_3" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="elevation.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/237789iB4E71779894D45AC/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="elevation.png" alt="elevation.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Y</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ou can also use&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Azure Maps Render v2 API</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;to retrieve&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">elevation</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;data in tile format.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">With terrain tiles, you have the power to customize the visual appearance of your map on the fly and perform complicated analysis on the client.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Some example use cases for this API are:</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="-" data-font="Segoe UI" data-listid="1" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="0" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">P</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">rovid</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">e</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;the end-user with elevation information at specific points&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="-" data-font="Segoe UI" data-listid="1" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="0" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Visualiz</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">e</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;the elevation profile along a pre-computed route line</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="-" data-font="Segoe UI" data-listid="1" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="0" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Provid</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">e</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;end-user with a 3D experience by g</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">enerating hil</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">l</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">-</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">shades</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Here is an example of API call to look up elevation for&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">two</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">latitude and longitude pairs</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">:</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://atlas.microsoft.com/elevation/pointhttps://techcommunity.microsoft.com/json?subscription-key={Azure-Maps-Primary-Subscription-key}&amp;api-version=1.0&amp;points=-73.998672,40.714728|150.644,-34.397&nbsp;</A></STRONG></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">{</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">"data": [</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; {</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "coordinate": {</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "latitude": 40.714728,</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "longitude": -73.998672</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; },</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">elevationInMeter</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">": 12.142355447638208</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; },</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; {</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "coordinate": {</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "latitude": -34.397,</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "longitude": 150.644</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; },</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">elevationInMeter</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">": 384.47041445517846</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; }</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">]</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">}</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:2,&quot;335559740&quot;:270}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">These capabilities are</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">now</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;in Public Preview</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">with many more features to follow soon.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">To&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;start experimenting with these new capabilities in your organization</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">, see our</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">How to Request Elevation Data in Azure Maps</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">We can’t wait to see what you build with these APIs.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Fri, 04 Dec 2020 19:51:54 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/preview-of-new-azure-maps-elevation-service-rest-apis/m-p/1957321#M47 Ron Vincent 2020-12-04T19:51:54Z Error map paused because potential out-of-memory crash https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/error-map-paused-because-potential-out-of-memory-crash/m-p/1783166#M44 <P>I try load a large shapefile (2 GB) and get a error "map paused because potential out-of-memory crash".</P><P><SPAN>Which are possible solution to load this&nbsp;shapefile ?</SPAN></P> Thu, 15 Oct 2020 11:18:10 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/error-map-paused-because-potential-out-of-memory-crash/m-p/1783166#M44 VarQwerty 2020-10-15T11:18:10Z Using Azure Maps in ArcGIS and QGIS https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/using-azure-maps-in-arcgis-and-qgis/m-p/1744966#M43 <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Azure Maps allows you to c</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">reate location-aware web and mobile applications using simple and secure geospatial services, APIs, and SDKs in Azure.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;It includes services for maps, traffic, search, routing, spatial operations,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">mobility, weather, etc. See&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">here</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;for more information.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">With that said, m</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">oving to the cloud can be a huge shift. You have to learn how Microsoft Azure works, learn dozens of new services, change how an organization budgets, build cloud apps, etc. It’s a daunting task so in this article I’m going to show how you can bring the cloud to your existing GIS using a few very simple steps. I’m going to show how to display the Azure Maps base maps&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">in</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro and QGIS.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorRon Vincent_2" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P aria-level="2"><FONT size="5"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Obtain your Azure Maps account key</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The first thing you need to do is get your Azure subscription. Follow the steps&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">here</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;for a $200 credit or buy a subscription.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Once you have a subscription</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;you can now create an Azure Maps account by following these&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">instructions</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. Once you have your Azure Maps account, get your Primary Key from the Azure Portal as described&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">here</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;Note&nbsp;it because you’ll need it in later steps.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">You now have an account and a key to&nbsp;start&nbsp;using Azure Maps in ArcGIS</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;or QGIS</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P aria-level="2"><FONT size="5"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Using Azure Maps in ArcGIS Online</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">You are now ready to use the Azure Maps base maps&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">in ArcGIS Online but first let’s review what kind of base maps are available.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Azure Maps has several map styles which are referred to as&nbsp;basemaps&nbsp;in ArcGIS.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">See&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">this document</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;for a description of each one.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">However, to use a</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">n</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;Azure Maps map</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;you will need to refer to it via a URL when adding a tiled layer.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;The Azure Maps&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Render API is&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">described</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">here</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. The URL will look like this:&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">https://atlas.microsoft.com/map/tile?api-version=2.0&amp;tilesetId={tilesetId}&amp;zoom={zoom}&amp;x={x}&amp;y={y}</SPAN></A><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">I</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">n order</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;to</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;actually use the map</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;you’ll need to provide a&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">T</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ilesetId&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">and also a subscription key</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;(Primary Key)</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The&nbsp;TilesetID</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;list is&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">located near the&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">bottom of th</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">is</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;page</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and listed here for reference:</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <TABLE data-tablestyle="MsoTable15Plain2" data-tablelook="1184"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD data-celllook="256"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Name</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD data-celllook="256"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Type</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" data-celllook="256"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Description</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD data-celllook="257"> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">microsoft.base</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" data-celllook="257"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">string</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD data-celllook="257"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">A base map is a standard map that displays roads, natural and artificial features along with the labels for those features in a vector tile.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Supports zoom levels 0 through 22. Format: vector (pbf).</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">microsoft.base.darkgrey</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">string</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">All&nbsp;layers&nbsp;with&nbsp;our dark grey style.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Supports zoom levels 0 through 18. Format: raster (png).</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD data-celllook="257"> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">microsoft.base.hybrid</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" data-celllook="257"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">string</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD data-celllook="257"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Displays road, boundary and label data in a vector tile.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Supports zoom levels 0 through 22. Format: vector (pbf).</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">microsoft.base.hybrid.road</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">string</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Road, boundary and label data in our main style.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Supports zoom levels 0 through 18. Format: raster (png).</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD data-celllook="257"> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">microsoft.base.labels</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" data-celllook="257"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">string</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD data-celllook="257"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Displays&nbsp;labels for roads, natural and artificial features in a vector tile.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Supports zoom levels 0 through 22. Format: vector (pbf).</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">microsoft.base.labels.road</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">string</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Label data in our main style.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Supports zoom levels 0 through 18. Format: raster (png).</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD data-celllook="257"> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">microsoft.base.road</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" data-celllook="257"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">string</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD data-celllook="257"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">All&nbsp;layers&nbsp;with our main style.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Supports zoom levels 0 through 18. Format: raster (png).</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">microsoft.imagery</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">string</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">A combination of satellite and aerial imagery. Only available in S1 pricing SKU.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Supports&nbsp;zoom&nbsp;levels 1 through 19. Format:&nbsp;raster&nbsp;(jpeg).</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD data-celllook="257"> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">microsoft.terra.main</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" data-celllook="257"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">string</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD data-celllook="257"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Shaded relief and&nbsp;terra&nbsp;layers.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Supports&nbsp;zoom&nbsp;levels 0 through 6. Format: raster (png).</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD data-celllook="257"> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">microsoft.weather.infrared.main</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" data-celllook="257"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">string</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD data-celllook="257"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Weather infrared tiles. Latest Infrared Satellite images shows clouds by their temperature. Please see </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">coverage information</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none"> for Azure Maps Weather service. To learn more about the returned Satellite data, please see </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Weather concepts</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;<BR /></SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Supports&nbsp;zoom&nbsp;levels 0 through 15. Format: raster (png).</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">microsoft.weather.radar.main</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">string</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Weather radar tiles.&nbsp;Latest&nbsp;weather radar images including areas of rain, snow, ice and mixed conditions. Please see </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">coverage information</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none"> for Azure Maps Weather service. To learn more about the Radar data, please see </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Weather concepts</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Supports&nbsp;zoom&nbsp;levels 0 through 15. Format: raster (png).</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">To use one of these style</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;you’ll need to pass in the&nbsp;TilesetID&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">and your&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Primary K</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ey as shown here:</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://atlas.microsoft.com/map/tile?zoom={z}&amp;x={x}&amp;y={y</A>}</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&amp;tilesetId=</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">microsoft.imagery</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&amp;api-version=2.0</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&amp;subscription-key=</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Be sure&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">replace those&nbsp;Xs&nbsp;with your&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Azure Maps&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">account&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Primary K</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ey you noted earlier</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">To use one of the styles you will need to create a new map in ArcGIS Online.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;See&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">here</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">From ArcGIS Online</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;click the</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Add</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;button&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">and then&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">click&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Add Layer from&nbsp;Web</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. Select&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">A Tile Layer</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;from the dropdown option. Paste in the URL we just created. Click&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Use as&nbsp;Basemap</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">(optional)</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. Enter a title such as&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">“</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Azure Maps&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Imagery</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">”</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and the credit</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;would be&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">“</SPAN><STRONG>© TomTom, Microsoft”</STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;See here:</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorRon Vincent_0" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><STRONG><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="agol_tile.png" style="width: 494px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/224150i644D3809D72B066D/image-dimensions/494x380?v=v2" width="494" height="380" role="button" title="agol_tile.png" alt="agol_tile.png" /></span></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The imagery should appear on the map. You can now add other layers and other content to your map.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">For example, to use the weather data add another layer and pass in the following URL:</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">https://atlas.microsoft.com/map/tile?zoom={z}&amp;x={x}&amp;y={y}&amp;tilesetId=</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">microsoft.weather.radar.main</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">&amp;api-version=2.0&amp;subscription-key=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX</SPAN></A><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">To use this map in ArcGIS Pro be sure to save the map.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P aria-level="2">&nbsp;</P> <P aria-level="2"><FONT size="5"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Use the imagery in ArcGIS Pro</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Now that you have a map with an Azure Maps map</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, you can now use it in ArcGIS Pro.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">See the section called&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Add a web map or web scene to the project</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">here</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P aria-level="2"><FONT size="5"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Use Azure Maps in QGIS</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Another option is to use Azure Maps in&nbsp;Quantum&nbsp;GIS (</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Q</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">GIS). This too is a very easy task. Open QGIS and under the Browser&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">window&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">right-click on XYZ Tile and click <STRONG>New Connection…</STRONG></SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">enter in&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">a</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG>Name</STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG>such as Imagery and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">pass in</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;any one of the previous URLs</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Click&nbsp;OK.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Double-click the layer to add it to the Layers Panel.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Re-order the layers as necessary.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="qgis_connection.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/224151i1EEE061956DD50DD/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="qgis_connection.png" alt="qgis_connection.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW234628051 BCX8" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW234628051 BCX8">The results will be added to the map as shown here:</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW234628051 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><SPAN class="EOP SCXW234628051 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="qgis_azmaps.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/224152i6A3F203DF9E2AEDC/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="qgis_azmaps.png" alt="qgis_azmaps.png" /></span></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;<SPAN class="TextRun SCXW40203191 BCX8" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW40203191 BCX8">Happy mapping. Please provide any feedback below.</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW40203191 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 07 Oct 2020 13:12:36 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/using-azure-maps-in-arcgis-and-qgis/m-p/1744966#M43 Ron Vincent 2020-10-07T13:12:36Z Maps updates and accuracy https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/maps-updates-and-accuracy/m-p/1679988#M38 <P>I know Azure Maps would be kept quite up-to-date and should be very reliable. Just wondering if anyone knows of metrics? E.g. If I'm doing a reverse geocode, are there metrics around the accuracy of the data I get back? What about for new neighborhoods, how often is the maps data updated?</P> Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:47:17 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/maps-updates-and-accuracy/m-p/1679988#M38 ericfeunekes 2020-09-17T17:47:17Z Azure maps: Trying to draw direct line between two point at two corners of world https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-trying-to-draw-direct-line-between-two-point-at-two/m-p/1613237#M30 <P>Am trying to plot direct line between "green arrow location" (right top corner) to "destination popup point". But it's moving all around world as shown in picture. Any suggestion? Please find image for reference.</P><P>Other lines whose points are not on world edges are working fine.</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Screen Shot 2020-08-26 at 9.21.05 pm.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/214785iAF3659F513611B46/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Screen Shot 2020-08-26 at 9.21.05 pm.png" alt="Screen Shot 2020-08-26 at 9.21.05 pm.png" /></span></P> Wed, 26 Aug 2020 11:50:27 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-trying-to-draw-direct-line-between-two-point-at-two/m-p/1613237#M30 welcomenxj 2020-08-26T11:50:27Z Azure Maps: What does it all mean? https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-what-does-it-all-mean/m-p/1581354#M29 <P>Azure Maps is Microsoft’s geospatial Platform-As-A-Service. It is a set of APIs and SDKs, and end-user apps. This slide covers the basics of what it covers:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="AzureMapsOverview.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/211769iA84F2EFDCCA020E3/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="AzureMapsOverview.png" alt="AzureMapsOverview.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>However, this overview doesn’t quite capture the implications of having these geospatial capabilities in Azure. Let’s discuss them here.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>One of the first things to realize about Azure Maps is just the idea that these capabilities are built into Azure. Azure Maps is a first party service like the other 200+ services in Azure. As such, it can be used in many ways with many other services. You can use it for IoT, Digital Twins, data processing, dashboards, geocoding, indoor mapping, as part of a function app, logic app, eventing system, machine learning, artificial intelligence, etc. In fact, Azure Maps integrates with some of the other Azure services without you having to do very much.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Another way to think about this is that in the past an organization would need to go out and purchase “best in breed” of different technologies and then spend a lot of time and money having to integrate them together. This made sense for many years and is still a viable option in many cases. However, the cloud and Azure Maps are changing the equation. If you combine Azure Maps with Azure IoT, Azure Digital Twins, Azure Stream Analytics, and other Azure services, then you in effect have a multiplicative effect with these services that can in many cases cancel out the need to build and integrate different technologies. The cost and time to integrate are radically different because in some cases there’s nothing to integrate or the integration is just a few clicks away.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Another key component of this is the scale and reliability you get out of a PaaS. With Azure Maps, it literally takes 5 minutes to create an Azure Maps account and you are up and running. Compare that to how long it takes to implement a traditional GIS whether on-premises or even in Azure. It’s hard to compare minutes to weeks or even months in the traditional paradigm. Also, because Azure Maps is a PaaS it comes with a Service Level Agreement of 99.9% so you can rest assured that it’s up and running. Likewise, because Azure Maps is a global service (non-regional), it is available in most Azure regions once you create your account. <STRONG>In five minutes, you have a global GIS</STRONG>. That is amazing! You also don’t have to upgrade anything either. When new features arrive, you just get them as part of your account. There’s nothing to upgrade in a traditional sense.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Another aspect to consider is the cost. The cloud has changed the whole cost dynamic for IT and that is no different with Azure Maps. First, there is no upfront cost. You don’t need to download anything and you certainly don’t need to open a box. There also aren’t any maintenance fees, or termination fees. You only pay for what you use. That’s it. If you don’t consume anything, you don’t pay anything. Most importantly though is that if you only use one API such as the routing API, that’s all you pay for. You won’t get charged for everything else. Another way to think about this is that GIS has gone from being a capital expenditure to an operational expenditure.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Even more important than that, is the fact of economies of scale reduces how much you have to pay for compute and storage which is built into the PaaS. That means that using an Azure Maps API is significantly cheaper than the traditional GIS. Instead of having to pay for servers or even VMs to perform some geospatial operation, you don’t have them. That has been abstracted away. The cost per API call is much less because the cloud infrastructure and storage are so much cheaper due to economies of scale.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Another key component of this is that Azure Maps is secure. Azure Maps must adhere to the same compliance as any other Azure service. As noted on the Azure Maps website, “Microsoft employs more than 3,500 security experts who are completely focused on securing your game data and privacy.” That includes Azure Maps. Likewise, Azure Maps respects privacy and is GDPR compliant without you having to do anything. Azure Maps can also take advantage of Azure Active Directory, Azure Security Center, Azure Lighthouse, and many other services.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>And now for System Integrators and Independent Software Vendors, consider this: Because Azure Maps is a PaaS, that means you can build a SaaS on top it. You can build a general-purpose mapping SaaS so your customers can build maps, perform analysis, integrate with your products, etc. You can also use the APIs to integrate into your apps and place them in the Azure marketplace so your customers can take advantage of them. You can even automate the process of creating an Azure Maps account. Better yet, you can become a Cloud Solution Provider along with Azure Lighthouse and deploy your app in Azure using an Azure App Service and manage customer resources with Azure Lighthouse.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Lastly, at the beginning of this entry, I showed the high-level capabilities. This is just the beginning of Azure Maps. As more services are brought online you will be able to opt in and take advantages of those services and all of the other sister services in Azure to build nearly anything and once again you won’t have to upgrade, the security will be built in along with privacy, and many, many other benefits. There is much more to consider so check out the Azure Maps site which points you to the documentation where you can learn more: <A href="#" target="_blank">https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/azure-maps/</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:01:49 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-what-does-it-all-mean/m-p/1581354#M29 Ron Vincent 2020-08-11T14:01:49Z The Future of GIS is NOW https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/the-future-of-gis-is-now/m-p/1571271#M28 <P>Back in 2017 I wrote an article about <A href="#" target="_self">GIS and DevOps</A> with a prediction that DevOps would become part of GIS. Since then that has happened at a technical level but there is a deeper implication that is just now starting to get explored. In this article I plan to delve more into this subject.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>There is no doubt that many GIS groups/departments have started to move to the cloud, automate tasks in tools like Azure DevOps, and even started to question calling itself GIS. This is natural extension of the broader changes happening in IT but let’s take this to the next level. For example, many are starting to question calling themselves GIS professionals. Makes sense since GIS has tended to be part of a department or a group in IT. Being in a silo has meant that GIS takes specialization which has resulted in thick client desktop GIS app that only GIS experts could use. There has certainly existed the capability to publish geospatial data as a service but this has led to an approach to have to purchase large and expensive platforms which appears to provide a Swiss Army knife approach. Hundreds of tools embedded in one executable. This appears to be fine but as noted earlier, it leads to specialization, expensive thick clients, and implicitly limits agility. Say what? Let me quote the following from “<EM>A Seat At the Table”</EM> by Mark Schwartz:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>“A product is a marketing concept—it is a set of capabilities grouped together to be saleable, an abstraction of features to which a price can be attached. In the old world, custom-developed applications were sort of like that, too: grouped sets of capabilities that were bound together as single executables. That is no longer the case.”</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Also, “We have forced our users into talking about applications, as well—it is buried deeply in their way of thinking about IT. We give our systems cute names (I used to use cartoon character names—Casper, Nemo, etc.) or we teach users to refer to the product name (“then we look them up in Salesforce”). But why should users care about system names? Why should they even care what “application” or “system” a particular capability is found in?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Yet this idea of grouping capabilities into systems or products or applications persists. One reason for this is that we continue to think of the capabilities as something we have to make build-or-buy decisions on. If we can buy the capabilities, then they make up a product in the vendor’s eyes and an application to us, organized and bounded based on the vendor’s marketing approach. Or perhaps we talk about applications to satisfy the template zombies, who have organized their change control and security processes around applications. Or for the finance folks, who need to identify an asset and capitalize it. The one thing I’m sure of is that this notion of an application is getting farther and farther away from the actual architecture of our capabilities. A seated CIO presides over an architecture of resources, tiny building blocks that can be composed into different Lego-like constructions, and the units we used to deal in—applications or systems—are no longer meaningful. This is good: in the Agile world, we want to work in small units.”</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>And that is a key idea here. GIS isn’t dead and certainly isn’t dying. It is being diluted. It is being turned into small units that can be deployed in multiple scenarios which in return increases our organizational agility.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>OK, but what about the GIS professional? That too is becoming diluted. Instead of being “T” shaped, meaning applying our expertise across multiple industries, the GIS professional needs to become more fork-shaped. In other words, multiple skillsets across multiple industries. Today that means knowing something about data science, geospatial, infrastructure, operations, etc. Of course, we all know this is happening but there is an insistence in keeping GIS as a role. Why?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>One of the great movements in IT these days is DevOps. Much of what I have been discussing here is about DevOps but applies to other industries as well. It’s not just developer and operations, it’s also marketing, business, networking, computer graphics, and anything else the team needs. I’ve personally had to learn about all of these topics over the years.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If you look at the literature on GIS, even the father of GIS, Roger Tomlinson, and take a step back, it becomes clear that his book, <EM>Thinking About GIS</EM>, is clearly a waterfall approach. It is a linear series of steps. See Tomlinson’s “A 10-Stage GIS Planning Methodology.” Don’t get me wrong, this made sense just like waterfall software development did during its time. Things have changed.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>These days instead of waterfall development we have Agile (with a big A). Also, instead of departments/groups sitting in a vertical siloes we have moved to horizontal value streams.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="vsm.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/210694i7D8A94AD020CF050/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="vsm.png" alt="vsm.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The result of this is a team or teams that support the value stream. The organization is now focusing on delivering business value in a continuous flow inside a cross-functional team. The organization has been tilted 90 degrees. There is no GIS professional, no specialized desktop app, just focusing on delivering value. This may certainly include geospatial but in a very specific sense using an API that is either purchased or developed in-house.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>But what is value? I often hear people, especially in the GIS or Geospatial community still talk about requirements. Let’s refer to Mark Swartz again about this in “<EM>The Art of Business Value”</EM>:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>“But how does leadership know what indicators of business value are the right ones to follow in order to achieve the desired business outcomes? My answer may be obvious by now. They don’t know. They have a hypothesis. They can use this hypothesis to influence natural selection in the organization and observe the results. As they see the results, they can alter their course. Natural selection eliminates leaders that do not deliver on shareholder expectations. Yes, we are ready now for my definition of business value: <STRONG>Business value is a hypothesis held by the organization’s leadership as to what will best accomplish the organization’s ultimate goals or desired outcomes.”</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>How do we know if including Geospatial will deliver value? We don’t. We have a hypothesis. Even the most obvious of technical capabilities is nothing more than a hypothesis, even if it is a tried and true. How do we do this? We use Hypothesis Driven Development. That’s how spatial statistics works but often this is not how it is done with other technical aspects of GIS. I often here people say “I have a requirement of X.” My responses, “What’s your hypothesis?”</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Once again geospatial could be very well part of the value stream if the hypothesis is supported by evidence from the customer that value was delivered.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>So, what is the future of GIS when it comes to technology? Once again it is diluted among a plethora of options for delivering value. In the past it has taken months to implement GIS before the first inkling of value is delivered. It took hiring a specialist. It took complex tools. None of this still holds. It’s now possible to go into Microsoft Azure and stand up a geospatial Platform-As-A-Service in a matter of minutes. It’s also possible for anyone to make maps with tools like Power BI. It’s possible to insert very specific APIs in the value stream for delivering value. The flexibility and capacity are at anyone’s fingertips. One can create a Logic Apps and do some geocoding by calling Azure Maps Geocoding REST APIs, or grab the current temperature outside and display that in a web app that supports a value stream, or determine the time it takes for someone to drive across a city or the time it takes to cross a city on a bus and tram, and so on. None of this takes specialization, it also didn’t take upfront cost, maintenance fees, etc. That doesn’t mean that specialization isn’t needed. Remember, you’re now fork-shaped so you get to keep your current knowledge but with other tines. In this team, you also learn about other fields and as a whole the team learns from each other which spurs creativity and that leads to innovation.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In summary, it’s time for GIS as an isolated specialist field to come to an end but it’s also time for geospatial to explode and made available to everyone for the express purpose of delivering value to customers/citizens at the fastest possible means.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In future articles, I will delve deeper into these concepts so stay tuned.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 06 Aug 2020 21:33:03 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/the-future-of-gis-is-now/m-p/1571271#M28 Ron Vincent 2020-08-06T21:33:03Z Need to know about the pricing in transaction of azure map https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/need-to-know-about-the-pricing-in-transaction-of-azure-map/m-p/1541309#M27 <P>I want to know answers of mine few queries regarding the billing which are mentioned below<BR />1) When azure maps load then how much transaction it usually takes for loading ?<BR />2) Also Each zoom in and Zoom out in Map takes the transaction ? If yes than how many transaction it takes in zoom in and Zoom out ?<BR />3) Is number of features(like points, polygons using bubble layer or symbol layer) creating on Map, effect its cost ?<BR />4) can we reduce the costing by cache the tiles or using any other caching technique ?&nbsp;<BR /><BR />Thanks &amp; Regards<BR />Pankaj khemani</P> Thu, 23 Jul 2020 15:27:49 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/need-to-know-about-the-pricing-in-transaction-of-azure-map/m-p/1541309#M27 Pankaj009 2020-07-23T15:27:49Z Azure Maps Covid-19 Open Source Project for Healthcare Agencies https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-covid-19-open-source-project-for-healthcare-agencies/m-p/1230024#M25 <P>John Snow’s Cholera map is generally regarded as the first attempt to use geospatial analytics to better understand patterns in the spread of a pandemic. His maps uncovered the cause of the Broad Street cholera outbreak of 1854 (and was part of the 1846–1860 cholera pandemic happening worldwide) in the Soho district of the City of Westminster, London. With the prevalence of data and mapping tools, its something that data journalists and healthcare organizations do on a regular basis to understand hidden patterns and causes of viral outbreaks.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="johnsnow.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/177103iCB61746445196B59/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="johnsnow.jpg" alt="johnsnow.jpg" /></span></P> <P>Today, COVID-19 is on our minds as the situation evolves across the globe. Many of us at Microsoft, are using our technology &amp; innovative ideas to help address the many issues around dealing with the pandemic. The Azure Maps team is passionate about enabling our customers with geospatial insights: the ability to unlock interesting insights and patterns from combinations of publicly available data. In an attempt to empower healthcare agencies from around the world to easily use our geospatial capabilities, we decided to pull together a dashboard that analyzed the progression of the Covid-19 virus over time.</P> <P>Our goal is to enable, healthcare agencies &amp; others to reuse the code that we built out, but use data sources of their choice, add local data, like for instance, nearby hospitals, capacity information, contacts and more. The dashboard can be customized for specific geographies and enhanced with proprietary and local information. The dashboard is designed for use for internal as well as external communication and reporting.</P> <P>We chose to make the source code available to healthcare agencies and others, specifically so that they can customize it for the information and KPIs that they want to track, analyze and communicate. We feel that healthcare professionals best understand the nuances in epidemiology and the calculations needed for getting the right insights. As a result, we made our platform &amp; code available for them to quickly be up and running. We built out the dashboard by connecting to the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">data repository for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Visual Dashboard operated by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering</A> (JHU CSSE). &nbsp;The dashboard was setup to analyze the spatio temporal data available and animate the time series as the virus spread across the globe over time.</P> <P>We hope the source code is useful for healthcare agencies around the world who can focus on analyzing the data, understanding the patterns and making valuable decisions with it.</P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorShiSh Shridhar_1" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ShiSh Shridhar_1-1584333208430.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/177100iA49D4CCA0975AD85/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="ShiSh Shridhar_1-1584333208430.png" alt="ShiSh Shridhar_1-1584333208430.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>You can download the source code from the GitHub repo</STRONG>: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://bit.ly/2QbfWk4</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For more information about Azure Maps:</P> <UL> <LI>Overview: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://azure.com/maps</A></LI> <LI>Documentation: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsDocs</A></LI> <LI>Getting Started: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsGettingStarted</A></LI> <LI>Code Samples: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsSamples</A></LI> <LI>Videos: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsVideos</A></LI> <LI>Blog: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsBlog</A></LI> <LI>Developer Forums: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsForums</A></LI> <LI>Azure Maps IoT School: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsIoTSchool&nbsp;</A></LI> <LI>Case Studies: <A style="font-family: inherit; background-color: #ffffff;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsCaseStudies</A></LI> </UL> Tue, 17 Mar 2020 02:51:13 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-covid-19-open-source-project-for-healthcare-agencies/m-p/1230024#M25 ShiSh Shridhar 2020-03-17T02:51:13Z Helping Reduce CO2-Emissions with Azure Maps https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/helping-reduce-co2-emissions-with-azure-maps/m-p/1163125#M24 <DIV id="tinyMceEditorShiSh Shridhar_6" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="ShiSh Shridhar_0-1581277036960.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/169947iAA00062DA8FCF5EC/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="ShiSh Shridhar_0-1581277036960.png" alt="ShiSh Shridhar_0-1581277036960.png" /></span></P> <H1><FONT size="5">Transportation and Carbon Dioxide Emissions</FONT></H1> <P>Even though the switch from coal power to less-polluting natural gas has reduced CO2 emissions from its electric grid, transportation has become the largest source of planet-warming greenhouse gases in the United States today, and the bulk of those emissions come from driving in our cities and suburbs. According to the EPA, 60% of those emissions are from the 250 million passenger cars, SUVs and pickup trucks. Freight trucks contribute to an additional 23%.</P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorShiSh Shridhar_1" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorShiSh Shridhar_8" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="2.jpg" style="width: 745px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/169953i67D36EBE56F91B8A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="2.jpg" alt="2.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Source: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks</A></P> <H1><FONT size="5">Eco-Friendly Route Optimization</FONT></H1> <P>Knowing that transportation accounts for a significant share of CO2-Emissions, undertaking responsibilities for its environmental impact are critical. While solutions to reduce emissions are being developed and implemented, it may not have an immediate impact on the existing infrastructure and fleets around the world. A strategic approach to reducing emissions instantly, for existing transportation options, could be through route optimization. Today, many organizations use Route Optimization for optimizing time and expense. They can expand on this, to account for sustainability by optimizing for environmental impact such as fuel consumption and CO2-Emissions.</P> <H1><FONT size="5">Azure Maps and Eco-Friendly Routing</FONT></H1> <P>The expectations for eco-friendly routing optimization requires routing algorithms to take into account various factors about the geography and terrain including elevation, inclination, type of roads and location intelligence about traffic &amp; weather patterns along the route.</P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorShiSh Shridhar_2" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ShiSh Shridhar_2-1581277036998.png" style="width: 824px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/169946iCDE3093C3CA27CAD/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="ShiSh Shridhar_2-1581277036998.png" alt="ShiSh Shridhar_2-1581277036998.png" /></span></P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorShiSh Shridhar_3" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>To enable eco-friending transportation, Azure Maps has best of breed content partnerships with TomTom, Moovit and AccuWeather. The Azure Maps partnership with <A href="#" target="_self">TomTom</A> enables customers to access the freshest maps and traffic-based routing information. Moovit provides real time transit and rideshare data through the Azure Maps API. Integrating Moovit’s transit data into Azure Maps help developers build richer apps that can enable optimizing public transportation options in cities. With the inclusion of Weather Services (in partnership with AccuWeather) as part of the Azure Maps API, customers can seamlessly integrate current &amp; forecast weather as well as weather along a route into their applications. The content partnerships enable Azure Maps users to factor in weather, traffic, public transit and terrain into their routing solutions.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Partnerships.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/170658i4CEEE27F34BAEB1D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Partnerships.jpg" alt="Partnerships.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The Azure Maps Routing API’s <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">detailed here</A> include API’s for getting <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">route directions</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">route range</A> and many other options that include batch and matrix routing. The Routing API’s return a route between an origin and a destination, passing through waypoints if they are specified. The route will consider factors such as current traffic and the typical road speeds on the requested day of the week and time of day. This can help determine the most environmentally sustainable routes based on road speeds and traffic. Information returned includes the distance, estimated travel time, and a representation of the route geometry. Additional routing information such as optimized waypoint order or turn by turn instructions is also available, depending on the options selected. The most interesting, from an eco-friendly route optimization perspective, is that the routing service provides a set of parameters for a detailed description of the vehicle-specific <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Consumption Model</A>. You can specific through the various parameters of the Routing API’s, the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">engine type of the vehicle</A> for which the routing has to be done: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">combustion or electric</A>. Depending on the type of the engine and other parameters that you specify including constant speed consumption, acceleration, deceleration, uphill, downhill efficiency and more, the consumption model for the specific vehicle will be created. See the details of the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Consumption Model here</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="4.jpg" style="width: 800px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/169969iDEC66E0A10C20C06/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="4.jpg" alt="4.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Weather along a route API</A> in Azure Maps returns hyperlocal (one kilometer or less), up-to-the-minute weather nowcasts, weather hazard assessments, and notifications along a route described as a sequence of waypoints. This includes a list of weather hazards affecting the waypoint or route, and the aggregated hazard index for each waypoint might be used to paint each portion of a route according to how safe it is for the driver. Data is updated every five minutes. The service supplements the Azure Maps Route Service that allows you to first request a route between an origin and a destination and use that as an input for Weather Along Route endpoint. This enables better route planning using weather based influencers for optimizing the carbon footprint of the trip.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><FONT size="5">Azure Maps &amp; EV Routing</FONT></STRONG></P> <P>Also, of interest, is that Azure Maps builds out the Electric Vehicle consumption model when the type of engine is specified as Electric. In this case the Routing API’s enable you to enter parameters that include constant speed consumption in kWh Per hundred km, current charge in kWh, maximum charge in kWh and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">much more</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorShiSh Shridhar_4" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="location-range.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/169957i5870F694270F1E35/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="location-range.png" alt="location-range.png" /></span></P> <P>Routing for Electric Vehicles can take into account, locations of charging stations, remaining charge, traffic congestion, best times for travel based on weather conditions and traffic and more.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Most electric vehicle batteries lose a percentage of their charge when the temperature dips below freezing. With <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps Weather Services</A>, you can use current or forecasted temperatures to determine your vehicle’s range. Range can determine how far a vehicle can drive along a route, set better expectations for estimated arrival times, and define the route based on locations of charging stations.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #333333; cursor: text; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">For a hands on experience with the EV Routing capabilities in Azure Maps, have a look at our Azure Notebooks (Python) based tutorial and walkthrough here: </SPAN><A style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #146cac; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: underline; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tutorial: Route electric vehicles by using Azure Notebooks (Python)</A><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #333333; cursor: text; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">.</SPAN></P> <H1><FONT size="5">Managing Routing Exceptions with Geofencing</FONT></H1> <P>Geofencing is typically used for enabling a virtual perimeter or fence around a geographical area. They have been used for defining danger zones in construction areas, creating perimeters around areas to prevent heavy equipment from entering, for triggering notifications and workflows when someone or something enters a marked zone and much more. Geofencing can also be used for fleet management when combined with routing for exception reporting on activities of fleets and driver behavior.</P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorShiSh Shridhar_5" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="ShiSh Shridhar_5-1581277037043.png" style="width: 778px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/169949i9FE5355D9CC19B52/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="ShiSh Shridhar_5-1581277037043.png" alt="ShiSh Shridhar_5-1581277037043.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>When using the parameters in Azure Maps routing to enable eco-friendly route optimization, companies can use geofencing in conjunction with Routing to ensure that the defined routes are being followed.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Azure Maps provides several <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">spatial services</A> as part of this API’s. The Azure Maps <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">GET Geofence</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">POST Geofence</A> APIs allow you to retrieve proximity of a coordinate relative to a provided geofence or set of fences.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>An excellent video walkthrough of the Geofencing capabilities is an episode of the Azure IoT Show with <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">OIivier Bloch</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Jim Bennet</A>: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Geofencing with Azure Maps</A>. For a detailed tutorial and walkthrough of the Geofencing capabilities in Azure Maps, have a look at this: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tutorial:</A> <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Set up a geofence by using Azure Maps</A>. Another tutorial that delves into how a combination of IoT and Azure Maps capabilities can help track fleets can be found here: Tutorial<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">: Implement IoT spatial analytics using Azure Maps</A>.</P> <H1><FONT size="5">Azure Maps &amp; Environmental Impact</FONT></H1> <P>With the increasing threat of climate change, an eco-friendly approach to fleet management and transportation routing is becoming necessary. Through the adoption of alternative fuels and eco-friendly routing options, we can make an impact on the world.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For more details on Azure Maps here are some resources:</P> <UL> <LI>Overview: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://azure.com/maps</A></LI> <LI>Documentation: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsDocs</A></LI> <LI>Getting Started: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsGettingStarted</A></LI> <LI>Code Samples: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsSamples</A></LI> <LI>Videos: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsVideos</A></LI> <LI>Blog: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsBlog</A></LI> <LI>Developer Forums: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsForums</A></LI> <LI>Azure Maps IoT School: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsIoTSchool</A></LI> <LI>Case Studies: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsCaseStudies</A></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 11 Feb 2020 23:16:04 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/helping-reduce-co2-emissions-with-azure-maps/m-p/1163125#M24 ShiSh Shridhar 2020-02-11T23:16:04Z Azure Maps at the IATA Air Hackathon Seattle https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-at-the-iata-air-hackathon-seattle/m-p/1143073#M23 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="clipboard_image_0.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/168321iC7585E00E2D3C911/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="clipboard_image_0.png" alt="clipboard_image_0.png" /></span></P> <P>The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that there are more than 1B disabled people worldwide, equivalent to 15% of the world population. Travel is becoming one of the latest frontiers in the journey toward accessibility, and we are seeing more destinations become wheelchair-friendly. In addition to the travel destination itself, there is a need to ensure that the booking process is designed with accessibility in mind.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The <A href="#" target="_blank">IATA Air Hackathon Seattle</A> is focused on helping build solutions to enhance the booking experience for passengers with mobility aids (wheelchairs) and/or tracking or mobility aids (wheelchairs).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The AIR Hackathon will comprise of:</P> <UL> <LI>A one-week ideation phase to prepare your project around leisure and business travel (ideation is available only for registered participants and they will be invited on 14 February 2020)</LI> <LI>A 28-hour coding experience in Seattle, to work on your projects and pitch ideas to a team of industry experts and mentors.</LI> </UL> <P>The 28-hour coding experience runs from Feb 21 to 23 at the Microsoft campus in Redmond. You will be able to attend some of the workshops that will take place on-site and gain access to mentors that will support you through the Hackathon experience. I will be involved with the IATA AIR Hackathon Seattle on Feb 21-23 to help participants use the Azure Maps API’s if needed.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>I encourage participants to explore the Azure Maps API’s to enable the location intelligence &amp; mobility aspects of the solutions.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Azure Maps makes it easy for all users to navigate an interactive map experience. Users can interact with maps using a mouse, touch, or keyboard. Azure Maps provides screen readers with enhanced descriptions that can combine multiple updates into a single message that is easier to digest and understand. Recently Azure Maps achieved exciting new capabilities &amp; Microsoft certification around accessibility. All apps that use Azure Maps will benefit from the accessibility features that are provided out of the box.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Azure Maps also relies on best of breed content partnerships for everything from the maps data, traffic, real time transit, ride share, to weather data. One of the Azure Maps content partnerships is with <A href="#" target="_blank">Moovit</A>. Launched in 2011 in Israel, Moovit has become the world’s most popular transit-planning and navigation app, with more than 500 million users and service in over 3,000 cities across 94 countries. The company is also a leader in inclusive technology, with innovative work that helps people across the disability spectrum use buses, trains, subways, ride-hailing services, and other modes of public transit.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In addition to offering a consumer app in 45 languages, Moovit has partnered with Microsoft to provide its multi-modal transit data to developers who use Azure Maps. The partnership will enable the creation of more inclusive cities and more accessible transportation and travel apps.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For those of you keen on exploring the Azure Maps API’s for the hackathon, I would like the share the following resources:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Overview: <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">https://azure.com/maps</A></SPAN></LI> <LI>Documentation: <A href="#" target="_blank">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsDocs</A></LI> <LI>Getting Started: <A href="#" target="_blank">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsGettingStarted</A></LI> <LI>Code Samples: <A href="#" target="_blank">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsSamples</A></LI> <LI>Videos: <A href="#" target="_blank">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsVideos</A></LI> <LI>Blog: <A href="#" target="_blank">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsBlog</A></LI> <LI>Developer Forums: <A href="#" target="_blank">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsForums</A></LI> <LI>Azure Maps IoT School: <A href="#" target="_blank">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsIoTSchool</A></LI> <LI>Case Studies: <A href="#" target="_blank">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsCaseStudies</A></LI> </UL> <P>I also encourage you to watch this episode of the Azure IoT Show with Olivier Bloch and Outi Nyman discussing the Mobility Services in Azure Maps: <A href="#" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2NMbt61</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The documentation for the Azure Maps Mobility Services can be found at: <A href="#" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/332vWZv</A> . I will be doing a short presentation on Azure Maps API’s before the Hackathon begins, and I look forward to seeing you all.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Fri, 31 Jan 2020 15:08:42 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-at-the-iata-air-hackathon-seattle/m-p/1143073#M23 ShiSh Shridhar 2020-01-31T15:08:42Z Azure Maps Partner Solutions https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-partner-solutions/m-p/1130315#M22 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="aira1.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/167397iEF90108AAA1F1A0C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="aira1.jpg" alt="aira1.jpg" /></span></P> <P>You may have seen the press release over the weekend about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Optio3</A> &amp; the partnership with Azure Maps:&nbsp; <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Optio3 to bring Microsoft Azure Cloud and Azure Maps to commercial transportation fleets</A>. The solution from Optio3 for Fleet Management is a great example of how Geospatial / Location Intelligence comes together with IoT with the help of Azure Maps, Azure IoT and Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform. According to Optio3, Azure Maps gives them a rich set of geospatial capabilities that they need to make their real time fleet operations management solution location-aware.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In addition to Optio3, I would love to highlight a small sample of partner solutions that use Azure Maps in innovative ways:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD style="width: 117.99px;"> <P><STRONG><EM>Company</EM></STRONG></P> </TD> <TD style="width: 180.91px;"> <P><STRONG>Solution Description</STRONG></P> </TD> <TD style="width: 280.94px;"> <P><STRONG>Additional Resources</STRONG></P> </TD> <TD style="width: 143.96px;"> <P><STRONG>Industry</STRONG></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD style="width: 117.99px;"> <P><STRONG><EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Aira</A></EM></STRONG></P> </TD> <TD style="width: 180.91px;"> <P>One of the companies that is leveraging the geospatial and mapping capabilities from Azure Maps and the transit capabilities from Moovit, is Aira. Aira is a technology company dedicated to making lives simpler and more engaging. Based in San Diego, California, they build solutions to connect people who are blind, have low vision, or are simply aging into a digital world, with highly-trained professionals who provide visual information on demand. Public transportation is the lifeline to jobs, education, healthcare, and more, yet many blind or low vision riders still have trouble getting to their destination. They may be uncertain that they’ve caught the right bus, or unable to read the entrance sign they need to follow in order to access the subway. In addition, as populations age, the number of people experiencing age-related vision loss rises every day.</P> </TD> <TD style="width: 280.94px;"> <P>Press:</P> <P>Moovit, Microsoft and Aira Just Made Public Transportation Better For People With Vision Impairments <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://bit.ly/2tJmKgx</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> <TD style="width: 143.96px;"> <P>Smart City, Public Sector</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD style="width: 117.99px;"> <P><STRONG><EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Optio3</A></EM></STRONG></P> </TD> <TD style="width: 180.91px;"> <P>Optio3 announced an integrated Microsoft Azure IoT and Optio3 remote operations monitoring solution to commercial transportation, motor coach, and transit fleets. Optio3 already uses Azure Maps and Azure Cloud and is looking at utilizing the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform. The initial focus is on serving the aftermarket tractor, trailer, truck, bus, van, and motor coach market of existing fleet vehicles. This collaboration is the natural extension of Microsoft and Optio3 joining the Smart Transportation Council, whose mission is to orchestrate remote operations management product development activities across OEMs, to advocate open standards, and to help OEMs deliver streamlined and more powerful solutions to fleet owners and operators at a lower total cost of ownership.</P> </TD> <TD style="width: 280.94px;"> <P>Press:</P> <P>Optio3 to bring Microsoft Azure Cloud and Azure Maps to commercial transportation fleets <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://bit.ly/2Gd3iLW</A></P> </TD> <TD style="width: 143.96px;"> <P>Logistics, Transportation, Fleet Management</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD style="width: 117.99px;"> <P><STRONG><EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Espatial</A></EM></STRONG></P> </TD> <TD style="width: 180.91px;"> <P>With eSpatial Mapping Software, you can find hidden detail in your data with location analytics which allows you to segment and filter your data to connect business activity directly to a location. You get an interactive snapshot of your data for instant understanding with color-coded maps, graphs, charts, and annotations. You can map and manage your territories for rapid assignment and balancing which allows you to manage your resources more effectively. You can plan sales or service calls with radius and nearest neighbor analysis and make the most of your time in the field with optimized routing.</P> </TD> <TD style="width: 280.94px;"> <P>Product Info:</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://bit.ly/2RfttYB</A></P> </TD> <TD style="width: 143.96px;"> <P>Retail</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD style="width: 117.99px;"> <P><STRONG><EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EasyTerritory</A></EM></STRONG></P> </TD> <TD style="width: 180.91px;"> <P>EasyTerritory for IoT is a robust application for visualizing and monitoring IoT device status and geofence alerts. EasyTerritory can be used stand-alone or integrated with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power BI to asset and device locations and trigger geofence alerts using the immersive Azure Maps!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>EasyTerritory for Retail is a robust application for boundary management and data visualization for franchisers and retailers. EasyTerritory can be used stand-alone or integrated with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power BI to map stores, franchise boundaries, and areas of protection (AOPs) using the immersive Azure Maps!</P> </TD> <TD style="width: 280.94px;"> <P>Appsource EasyTerritory for IoT: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://bit.ly/2RwWTAg</A></P> <P>Appsource EasyTerritory for Retail: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://bit.ly/36eafqF</A></P> </TD> <TD style="width: 143.96px;"> <P>Retail</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD style="width: 117.99px;"> <P><STRONG><EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Hexagon</A></EM></STRONG></P> </TD> <TD style="width: 180.91px;"> <P>A great example of a partner that is delivering solutions on Azure Government cloud is Hexagon Safety and Infrastructure. Their HXGN OnCall portfolio helps public safety agencies of all sizes be more agile and resilient through modernized capabilities spanning call-taking and dispatch, records, analytics, major event management, and mobility. Here is what Kalyn sims, CTO of Hexagon Safety and Infrastructure had to say: “Through our partnership with Azure Maps, Hexagon delivers a rich map experience in our SaaS version of HxGN OnCall, our new portfolio of public safety solutions. It enables public safety agencies to leverage a highly available, CJIS-compliant mapping solution as they serve citizens during some of life’s most crucial moments.”</P> </TD> <TD style="width: 280.94px;"> <P>Video: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://youtu.be/ZXuY16cMZhQ</A></P> </TD> <TD style="width: 143.96px;"> <P>Public Sector</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD style="width: 117.99px;"> <P><STRONG><EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">AudaxLabs</A></EM></STRONG></P> </TD> <TD style="width: 180.91px;"> <P>Solution for analyzing store locations using Azure Map. The Solution builds an Isochrone around a store location and enables retailers to analyze the around the store. <SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #333333; cursor: text; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">Audax Labs is available to help customers with solving their business challenges using Azure Maps and Geospatial Analytics</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD style="width: 280.94px;"> <P>Demo:</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://aka.ms/audaxdemo</A></P> </TD> <TD style="width: 143.96px;"> <P>Retail</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD style="width: 117.99px;"> <P><STRONG><EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Beca</A></EM></STRONG></P> </TD> <TD style="width: 180.91px;"> <P>Earthquakes are a reality of life in some places and their impact can be devastating. New Zealand-based professional services consultancy Beca is using Microsoft Azure to help earthquake-struck communities. Its cloud-based solution, Beacon System, notifies users of the likely impact on properties and organizations. By combining real time earthquake information with knowledge of their client’s assets, it calculates the likelihood of damage. This provides clients with immediate information to help them</P> <P>understand the impacts, make informed decisions, communicate with stakeholders and ultimately get back to business quicker. Beca is using Microsoft Azure Maps to cut analysis time from hours to seconds. Its previous Geospatial Imaging System (GIS) could not generate maps with the speed or scalability necessary for the solution.&nbsp;</P> </TD> <TD style="width: 280.94px;"> <P>Here is a link to the story via The Technology Record : <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://bit.ly/2XL21Xy</A></P> <P>Here is a video that tells the story of how Beca helps manage the impact of earthquakes with an Azure Maps based solution: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://bit.ly/34ffQfD</A></P> </TD> <TD style="width: 143.96px;"> <P>Public Sector</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD style="width: 117.99px;"> <P><STRONG><EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Perceptual Informatics</A></EM></STRONG></P> </TD> <TD style="width: 180.91px;"> <P>Perceptual Informatics, is an environmental startup, that was recently awarded Microsoft’s AI for Earth Grant to further its research on the economic effects of climate change on the agriculture industry. Perceptual has selected Azure Maps as their Geospatial &amp; Data Visualization platform and is doing some amazing work with it to identify the sustainability of short- and long-term agricultural investments and to determine costs and mitigate risks associated with climate change. Perceptual Informatics is available to help customers with solving their business challenges using Azure Maps and Geospatial Analytics.</P> </TD> <TD style="width: 280.94px;"> <P>Here is a link to a small example of their work (they have plenty of additional models including volatility and risk models):&nbsp; <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Historical Corn Viewer</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For the Smart City Expo, the team at Perceptual decided to build a Smart City Dashboard demo using two data sources: (1) satellite radar from the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">European Space Agency's Sentinel-1 system</A>, and (2) observations from <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Barcelona's City Hall Open Data Service</A>. They built the dashboard as a showcase for Barcelona City planners to explore various datasets overlaid on the city map. They use remote sensing data from satellite radar to show the depth of the tree canopy cover over the city as well as standing rainwater across the city. You can also compare demographics data, residential &amp; non residential water hookups. They are using the Air Quality data across the city. You can <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">access the demo here</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> <TD style="width: 143.96px;"> <P>Retail, Smart City, Agriculture</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>I am currently collaborating with several other partners and will publish a more exhaustive list of partner solutions using Azure Maps. I would love to hear of any solutions that you are aware of that uses Azure Maps. Please respond in the comments or reach out to me via <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=mailto:shishirs@microsoft.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">email</A>.&nbsp;</P> Sun, 26 Jan 2020 03:01:21 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-partner-solutions/m-p/1130315#M22 ShiSh Shridhar 2020-01-26T03:01:21Z Azure Maps at NRF 2020 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-at-nrf-2020/m-p/1086532#M21 <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="nrf.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/163574i717349AB8670B0F0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="nrf.png" alt="nrf.png" /></span></P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">After participating in the NRF Big Show for the past 15 years as part of the Retail team, I am thrilled to participate in the event in a new role and with a new perspective: I will be representing the Azure Maps team at NRF 2020 and focusing on Location Intelligence in Retail.</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">I will be available in the Microsoft Booth (#4501) for meetings to discuss Geospatial Analytics and Location Intelligence scenarios for Retail. You can <A style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #146cac; text-decoration: underline;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">schedule a meeting using this LINK</A>.&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">Retailers can gain valuable customer insights by leveraging location intelligence that correlates retail store &amp; customer locations with demographic data, spend behavior data and a lot more. They can use geospatial platforms like Azure Maps to create solutions that identify the most profitable locations as well as enable them to optimize targeted promotions to specific locations based on the geo-segmentations.</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">Data drives growth and digital transformation for Retail and Retailers have realized the value of geospatial data. To become personal and relevant to customers, and goods, it is important for retailers to know the socioeconomic information of their customers. Geospatial data can provide retailers data on income, housing/rent prices, surrounding business performance, population, and age. This provides insight into the inventory and assortment that they need to carry at a hyperlocal level. Another way retail uses geospatial data is in combination with weather pattern predictions. Weather patterns and correlated buying patterns (especially those related to extreme weather) are critical to reduce overstock and out of stock situations. Weather pattern analysis allows grocery stores to determine when they should stock up on non-perishable items.</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">These are just some of the topics that I will be available to discuss &amp; help with during NRF 2020:&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;"><FONT size="4" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><STRONG style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: bold;">Retail Catchment Analysis:&nbsp;</STRONG></FONT></P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="clipboard_image_0.png" style="width: 725px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/163571iCA2EE80C87DB9D02/image-dimensions/725x349?v=v2" width="725" height="349" role="button" title="clipboard_image_0.png" alt="clipboard_image_0.png" /></span><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="clipboard_image_1.png" style="width: 721px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/163570i70F60FA8C0C5C81B/image-dimensions/721x349?v=v2" width="721" height="349" role="button" title="clipboard_image_1.png" alt="clipboard_image_1.png" /></span></P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">Catchment is defined as the sphere of influence from which retailers draw their customers. Azure Maps&nbsp; can be used by Retailers to better understand a location and analyze business drivers and disruptors from a spatial perspective. By building isochrones around the store location retailers can search within the Isochrone to determine the demographic mix, parking spaces, competitors and other information that could potentially help drive traffic to, or from, the business.&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">I have collaborated with a partner called <A style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #146cac; text-decoration: underline;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Audax Labs</A> to make a Retail Catchment Analysis solution available to retailers. I will be showcasing a demo of the solution at NRF 2020.&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">Here are some additional, around catchment analysis &amp; Azure Maps:</P> <UL style="box-sizing: border-box; clear: left; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; list-style-image: none; list-style-position: outside; list-style-type: disc; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-top: 0px; orphans: 2; padding-left: 2.5em; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-weight: 400;"><A style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #146cac; text-decoration: underline;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Catchment Area Analysis for a Starbucks Store in Seattle using Azure Maps</A> &nbsp;</LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-weight: 400;">Jupyter Notebook Sourcecode for Retail Catchment Demo on <A style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #146cac; text-decoration: underline;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Github</A></LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-weight: 400;">Azure IoT Show <A style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #146cac; text-decoration: underline;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Retail Location Analytics with Azure Maps</A></LI> </UL> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;"><STRONG style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: bold;">Logistics &amp; Last Mile Delivery</STRONG></P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="fleetmanagement.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/163593i2359D96C347773F2/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="fleetmanagement.gif" alt="fleetmanagement.gif" /></span></P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">Azure Maps provides capabilities that enable retailers in dealing with logistics and last mile delivery challenges with capabilities that enable fleet management, efficient routing, real time traffic, real time weather and multimodal transportation options. I will be walking through a demo solution that uses many of the capabilities available in Azure Maps for Route Optimization, Batch and Matrix Routing. Our partnership with Moovit also enables us to make real time transit and ride share information available through the Azure Maps API.&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;"><STRONG>Driving Retail Profitability with Location + Weather Intelligence</STRONG></P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;"><STRONG><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="weather.png" style="width: 712px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/158700iF40AF7CE966301B9/image-dimensions/712x383?v=v2" width="712" height="383" role="button" title="weather.png" alt="weather.png" /></span></STRONG></P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">When predicting retail sales, models consider various data points including historical shopping trend data and influencers like economic indicators. In addition, shifting seasons can seriously affect retail sales. Consumers change their buying habits when temperatures spike or drop. The food we eat, the clothes we wear and a lot more can be determined by fluctuations in the weather. Retailers can use weather forecasting to guide inventory decisions while marketing can use it to drive personalized promotions &amp; advertising.&nbsp;Because Location &amp; Weather Intelligence are key components for decision making, Azure Maps is proud to share, in partnership with AccuWeather, the preview of a new set of Weather Services for Azure customers to integrate into their applications. Azure Maps Weather Services adds a new layer of real-time, location-aware information to our portfolio of native Azure geospatial services powering Microsoft enterprise customer applications. I will be talking about &amp; demonstrating how retailers can use weather &amp; location data for better planning.&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">Additional Resources:</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">1.&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Driving Retail Profitability with Location + Weather Intelligence&nbsp;</A></P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">2.&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Rain or shine: Azure Maps Weather Services will bring insights to your enterprise</A></P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;"><STRONG style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: bold;">Power BI Visualization &amp; Location Analytics&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="clipboard_image_5.jpeg" style="width: 725px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/163594i4C7A0F170B2D1228/image-dimensions/725x431?v=v2" width="725" height="431" role="button" title="clipboard_image_5.jpeg" alt="clipboard_image_5.jpeg" /></span></P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">We will be releasing the Azure Maps control for Power BI in February. I have built out several Power BI Location Analytics demos for Retail that I will be showcasing at NRF 2020. With the addition of Power BI, Azure Maps can now be used by non-developers to quickly analyze store locations, better understand customers based on geospatial information and plan logistics and last mile delivery using geospatial capabilities.&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">I look forward to engaging with you. Please <A style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #146cac; text-decoration: underline;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">schedule a meeting in the Microsoft booth with me using this link</A>.&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> Fri, 03 Jan 2020 00:55:45 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-at-nrf-2020/m-p/1086532#M21 ShiSh Shridhar 2020-01-03T00:55:45Z Announcing: Google Maps to Azure Maps Migration Guide https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/announcing-google-maps-to-azure-maps-migration-guide/m-p/1075400#M20 <P><A href="#" target="_blank">Microsoft Azure</A> is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organization meet your business challenges. It enables the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your favorite tools and frameworks. The complete list of Azure Services, including <A href="#" target="_blank">Azure Maps</A> (under the Internet of Things category), can be <A href="#" target="_blank">found here</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="a2.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/162667iF9D1BBBD323ADBC6/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="a2.png" alt="a2.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank">Azure Maps</A> provides developers from all industries, powerful geospatial capabilities, packed with the freshest mapping data available to provide geographic context to web and mobile applications. Azure Maps is an Azure One API compliant set of REST APIs for Maps, Search, Routing, Traffic, Mobility, Time Zones, Geolocation, Geofencing, Map Data, and Spatial Operations accompanied by both Web and Android SDKs to make development easy, flexible, and portable across multiple platforms.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="azmap1.PNG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/162666iF66BC5AF3656C00D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="azmap1.PNG" alt="azmap1.PNG" /></span></P> <P>For individuals &amp; organizations that already subscribe to Microsoft Azure, Azure Maps is already included in your subscription. For those of you using Google Maps, with your existing Microsoft Azure Account, you can explore Azure Maps for its <A href="#" target="_blank">capabilities</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank">pricing</A>, best of breed <A href="#" target="_blank">content partnerships</A> and ability to <A href="#" target="_blank">integrate with other Azure services</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="weather1 (3).jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/162665i539370ECA6696FF4/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="weather1 (3).jpg" alt="weather1 (3).jpg" /></span><I></I><U></U><STRIKE></STRIKE></P> <P>You can <A href="#" target="_blank">manage your Azure Maps account</A> through the Azure portal. After you have an account, you can implement the APIs in your website or mobile application. If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a <A href="#" target="_blank">free account</A> before you begin.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>To get started with the Google Maps migration guide, <A href="#" target="_blank">click on this link</A></STRONG>. It includes details on migrating web apps, Android Apps and web services.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here is a list of useful technical resources for Azure Maps:</P> <UL> <LI>Overview: <A href="#" target="_blank">https://azure.com/maps&nbsp;</A></LI> <LI>Documentation: <A href="#" target="_blank">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsDocs&nbsp;</A></LI> <LI>Web SDK Code Samples: <A href="#" target="_blank">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsSamples&nbsp;</A></LI> <LI>Developer Forums: <A href="#" target="_blank">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsForums&nbsp;</A></LI> <LI>Videos: <A href="#" target="_blank">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsVideos&nbsp;</A></LI> <LI>Blog: <A href="#" target="_blank">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsBlog&nbsp;</A></LI> <LI>Azure Maps Feedback (UserVoice): <A href="#" target="_blank">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsFeedback&nbsp;</A></LI> </UL> Fri, 20 Dec 2019 02:06:03 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/announcing-google-maps-to-azure-maps-migration-guide/m-p/1075400#M20 ShiSh Shridhar 2019-12-20T02:06:03Z Driving Sustainable Mobility for Smart Cities using Azure Maps https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/driving-sustainable-mobility-for-smart-cities-using-azure-maps/m-p/1048798#M19 <DIV id="tinyMceEditorclipboard_image_0" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="sustainable mobility.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/160206i0ED1FF319BB8BCE7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="sustainable mobility.jpg" alt="sustainable mobility.jpg" /></span></P> <P>Smart Cities are increasingly exploring ways to reduce the social, environmental and climate impact of their mobility/transportation options with sustainable mobility solutions.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>There are many definitions of sustainable mobility (or sustainable transportation). One such definition, from the European Union Council of Ministers of Transport, defines a sustainable transportation system as one that:</P> <UL> <LI>Allows the basic access and development needs of individuals, companies and society to be met safely and in a manner consistent with human and ecosystem health, and promotes equity within and between successive generations.</LI> <LI>Is affordable, operates fairly and efficiently, offers a choice of transport mode, and supports a competitive economy, as well as balanced regional development.</LI> <LI>Limits emissions and waste within the planet's ability to absorb them, uses renewable resources at or below their rates of generation, and uses non-renewable resources at or below the rates of development of renewable substitutes, while minimizing the impact on the use of land and the generation of noise.</LI> </UL> <P>The Azure Maps team participated in the Smart City Expo World Congress in November and was engaged in several conversations with City Planners on ways to drive sustainable mobility. Azure Maps, partners with best of breed content providers to make data that is critical for city planning available natively through its API. This includes mapping data and real time traffic data from TomTom, real time transit and ride share data from Moovit and current and forecast weather data from AccuWeather.</P> <P>One of the Azure Maps content partnerships is with <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-bi-area="content" data-event="page-clicked-link" data-bi-id="page-clicked-link">Moovit</A>. Launched in 2011 in Israel, Moovit has become the world’s most popular transit-planning and navigation app, with more than 500 million users and service in over 3,000 cities across 94 countries. The company is also a leader in inclusive technology, with innovative work that helps people across the disability spectrum use buses, trains, subways, ride-hailing services, and other modes of public transit.</P> <P>In addition to offering a consumer app in 45 languages, Moovit has partnered with Microsoft to provide its multi-modal transit data to developers who use Azure Maps, and a set of mobility-as-a-service solutions to cities, governments, and organizations. The partnership will enable the creation of more inclusive smart cities and more accessible &amp; sustainable transit apps.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To showcase the multi-modal transit options as well as sustainable mobility options, the Azure Maps team partnered with <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gus Salloum</A>, a program manager in Microsoft, with a deep passion for finding creative ways of commuting to work in a sustainable way while getting his minimum physical activity goals accomplished by biking part of the way. Gus brought his ideas and vision to the annual <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Hackathon</A>, billed to be one of the biggest private hackathons on the planet, to help make his multimodal commute app real. To add the sustainability element he built out a costing algorithm for every commute option indicating the route and transport options environmental impact. A great example of how, many cities calculate the social and environmental impact of transportation can be found online from the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">City of Calgary</A>.</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="clipboard_image_0.png" style="width: 620px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/160197i4B23B6855A20B72D/image-dimensions/620x183?v=v2" width="620" height="183" role="button" title="clipboard_image_0.png" alt="clipboard_image_0.png" /></span></A></P> <P>You can find a detailed video walkthrough of Gus’s hackathon project at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">LINK</A></P> <P><LI-VIDEO size="large" vid="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX_FepMPPEk&amp;t=1s" align="center" width="600" height="338" uploading="false" thumbnail="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/WX_FepMPPEk/hqdefault.jpg" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P>We would love to help city planners with sustainable mobility solutions for your cities.&nbsp;</P> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 20:08:03 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/driving-sustainable-mobility-for-smart-cities-using-azure-maps/m-p/1048798#M19 ShiSh Shridhar 2019-12-18T20:08:03Z Smart City Dashboard by Perceptual Informatics https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/smart-city-dashboard-by-perceptual-informatics/m-p/1043159#M18 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="perceptual1.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/159674i412930E1CC2AEFD3/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="perceptual1.png" alt="perceptual1.png" /></span></P> <P>Although the earliest use of radar monitoring of the Earth was achieved in the 1950’s using airplanes, a lot has changed in recent years thanks to many new satellite systems with onboard radar instrument payloads that are able to image the Earth’s surface weekly at high resolution. These advances in satellite capabilities are leading to wider use of this longstanding technology and to improvements in the quality of life for people in cities.</P> <P><BR />Radar sensors transmit radiation at radio wavelengths (i.e. from around 1 cm to several meters) and use the measured return to infer properties of the earth’s surface. Radar offers distinctive perspectives on the earth. In addition, the transparency of the atmosphere at radar wavelengths means that cloud cover does not prevent observation of the earth, so radar is well suited to monitoring purposes.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Perceptual Informatics</A> has been involved in a lot of work around Satellite Radar analysis and has partnered with Clemson University's Life Sciences Outreach Center (LSOC) to develop a new object-detection database to assist AI-powered systems to recognize forest fragmentation in satellite images. The collaboration will deliver both a searchable image database of global high-resolution satellite imagery and a prototype AI model that detects the early signs of forest fragmentation. The project will bring together Clemson students, faculty, the U.S. Forest Service, lay citizen scientists, and industry professionals, and will be executed upon successful funding through the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and Microsoft's AI for Earth Innovation Grant.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Forests are recognized as vital natural resources for clean air, water, natural habitat and recreation. More and more cities are recognizing that urban trees can also improve air quality, reduce road noise and serve as a source for shared cultural values for people across many ethnic backgrounds. Perceptual Informatics worked on retooling its monitoring technology for natural forests to work on urban landscapes through its urban data map viewer called the Smart City Dashboard. The Smart City Dashboard is a great way for City Planners to get insights into the City from various perspectives through data.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In addition to information on demographic shifts, water usage, and air quality, this Smart City Dashboard includes a prototype map layer for testing that uses satellite radar-- a “greenzone canopy” layer that estimates the abundance of tree canopy cover along city streets, rivers, in parks and throughout the City of Barcelona. Like many cities, Barcelona already keeps track of its trees through a database of many thousands of point locations. However, still more information is needed in order to measure how well the trees are facilitating noise reduction and buffering air pollution. The greenzone canopy layer provides information on the thickness of canopy cover, which is an indicator of pollution and noise buffering capacity, and is capable of monitoring for additions and reductions in buffering capacity over time. What this allows city planners to do is to monitor where they are doing a good job in terms of serving citizens and at-risk demographic groups, as well as to project forward and plan for future needs and changing demographics on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis.<BR /> <BR />I recently participated in the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Smart City Expo World Congress</A> to showcase how <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps</A> can benefit city officials to analyze city data with a combination of open data, purchased data and satellite data. Perceptual Informatics was gracious enough to lend their expertise in working with satellite &amp; other geospatial data &amp; customized their Smart City Dashboard for the City of Barcelona by overlaying Satellite data from the European Space Agency's <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sentinel-1 system</A> &amp; <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Barcelona’s City Hall Open Data Service</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Microsoft_SmartCities_Barcelona2019_4029.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/161572i7D90BCA022C3A212/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Microsoft_SmartCities_Barcelona2019_4029.jpg" alt="Microsoft_SmartCities_Barcelona2019_4029.jpg" /></span></P> <P>You can try out the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Smart City Dashboard for Barcelona</A> by clicking <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>. <BR />Perceptual Informatics designed the interface to have two identical navigation bars for controlling the data shown on the left and right side of the swipe bar on the map.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>A caveat: This demo was built by Perceptual in under a day, so was purely for demo purposes, has not undergone any rigorous testing and represents a very small part of what Perceptual Informatics really does. The goal was to showcase what is possible by combining Satellite data and open data to analyze city information on a geospatial platform.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Perceptual Informatics is eager to help cities around the world to get better insights and drive action through better planning using Satellite and other data combined with the power of Azure Maps and AI. I encourage you to reach out to them <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">via their web site</A>.</P> Fri, 13 Dec 2019 02:40:47 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/smart-city-dashboard-by-perceptual-informatics/m-p/1043159#M18 ShiSh Shridhar 2019-12-13T02:40:47Z Driving Retail Profitability with Location + Weather Intelligence https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/driving-retail-profitability-with-location-weather-intelligence/m-p/1029412#M17 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Annotation 2019-11-24 111905.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/158695i79673B606A6AF395/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Annotation 2019-11-24 111905.png" alt="Annotation 2019-11-24 111905.png" /></span></P> <P>When predicting retail sales, models consider various data points including historical shopping trend data and influencers like economic indicators. In addition, shifting seasons can seriously affect retail sales. Consumers change their buying habits when temperatures spike or drop. The food we eat, the clothes we wear and a lot more can be determined by fluctuations in the weather. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">According to the British Retail Consortium</A>, Weather has the biggest influence on consumer behavior, after the economy. Some interesting insights:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>On wet or cold days there was a 12% increase in website traffic for retailers in the home &amp; furniture, wholesale, and clothing verticals - compared to that on warm and sunny days.</LI> <LI>Experiments show consumers would willingly pay 37% more for green tea and 56% more for gym membership after being exposed to sunlight.</LI> <LI>If temperatures reach over 18 degrees in the UK, supermarkets know that there will be a 22% increase in fizzy drinks, 20% increase in juices, and 90% increase in garden furniture</LI> <LI>A 1-degree Fahrenheit drop in temperature in the US can lead to a huge increase in sales of soup, porridge, and lip-care products.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Retailers can use weather forecasting to guide inventory decisions while marketing can use it to drive personalized promotions &amp; advertising.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For example, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">DressByWeather</A> is a fun little site that provides clothing suggestions based on your current location’s weather report. It’s a great example of how retailers can tune their recommendations to weather forecasts. Home Depot is a great example of a retailer that uses Weather forecasts to optimize operations. Three days before Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, the hardware retailer received an alert from a weather service and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">activated its disaster-response plan to get supplies to those in the storm’s path</A>, while turning a profit, too. Here is an <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">old infographic</A> from Fortune Magazine detailing Home Depot’s disaster response plan.&nbsp;McDonald’s is tapping artificial intelligence to customize its outdoor digital menu displays to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">show food based on weather</A>, time of day, current traffic and trending menu items.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="weather.png" style="width: 610px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/158700iF40AF7CE966301B9/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="weather.png" alt="weather.png" /></span></P> <P>Because Location &amp; Weather Intelligence are key components for decision making, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps</A> is proud to share, in partnership with AccuWeather, the preview of a new set of Weather Services for Azure customers to integrate into their applications.&nbsp;Azure Maps Weather Services adds a new layer of real-time, location-aware information to our portfolio of native Azure geospatial services powering Microsoft enterprise customer applications.&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Chris Pendleton</A>, talks about the details of the new Weather Service in his <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">blog post</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The Weather Service Preview is now available for use. You can find the documentation of the Weather Service API <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>. In addition you will also find a <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">demo</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">sample code</A> <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Climate change &amp; shifting seasons can seriously impact retailer performance. Consumer shopping habits fluctuate with the spike &amp; drop of temperatures and preparing your business for the changing demands is essential. One of the best ways to do this is to combine Location Intelligence with Weather Intelligence.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here are some useful Azure Maps resources:</P> <P><BR />• Overview of Azure Maps: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://azure.com/maps</A> &nbsp;<BR />• Weather services documentation:&nbsp;<U><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;" color="#0b0117"><A href="#" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/34iGe8R</A></FONT></U></P> <P>• Getting Started with Azure Maps: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsGettingStarted</A> &nbsp;<BR />• Show weather overlays on a map <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">code sample</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Try <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps with the new Weather Service today</A></P> Mon, 25 Nov 2019 18:56:25 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/driving-retail-profitability-with-location-weather-intelligence/m-p/1029412#M17 ShiSh Shridhar 2019-11-25T18:56:25Z Azure Maps at Smart City Expo & World Congress https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-at-smart-city-expo-amp-world-congress/m-p/1010051#M16 <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN style="font-family: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif;">According to the UN</SPAN></A><SPAN style="font-family: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif;">, we will see the worlds urban populations grow from todays 55% to 68% by 2050. With almost a billion people on the path to be urban dwellers, most cities are still unfriendly to people with disabilities. As more people flock to cities, making our cities smarter and more inclusive will become increasingly important. The concept of smart cities is all about developing strategies that leverage data and technology to enhance urban life: The Internet of things plays a central role in collecting sensor data and then using the insights gained from that data to manage assets, resources and services efficiently. </SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif;">As city planners tackle the complex challenges of increasing urbanization, managing scarce resources, climate change and creating safer more accessible cities, Azure Maps, set of Geospatial APIs, becomes a critical tool for city planners.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif;">In order to connect with cities on their journeys for digital transformation, the Azure Maps team will be at </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN style="font-family: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif;">Smart City Expo World Congress</SPAN></A><SPAN style="font-family: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif;">, the industry-leading event for urbanization, showcasing technologies and partners enabling the digital transformation of smart cities. </SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif;">Visit our booth at Gran Via, Hall P2, Stand 223 and chat with us on how Geospatial Analytics &amp; Location Intelligence can help Smart Cities. I will be showcasing interesting solutions from partners as well as showcasing some of the demos that the team has put together.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif;">We will have Azure Maps demos from :</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif;">1. <A href="#" target="_self">Perceptual Informatics</A></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif;">2. <A href="#" target="_self">Aira</A></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif;">3. <A href="#" target="_self">Moovit&nbsp;</A></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif;">4. <A href="#" target="_self">Unacast</A></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="EJWgMAZU0AA6U3C.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/157298iA94674456ABD30EF/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="EJWgMAZU0AA6U3C.jpg" alt="EJWgMAZU0AA6U3C.jpg" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif;">I have been working with an early developer preview of the Azure Maps integration with Power BI. This will be available for Public Preview in early CY20. I will be showcasing a few scenarios for Smart CIties including Transit &amp; Mobility and several other scenarios combining Weather, traffic and Open Data from Cities. </SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif;">Swing by the Microsoft Azure Maps station at the Microsoft Booth for some interesting ideas, conversation &amp; demos to help inspire you with Smart City solutions.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif;">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:58:41 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-at-smart-city-expo-amp-world-congress/m-p/1010051#M16 ShiSh Shridhar 2019-11-14T22:58:41Z Azure Maps: Best of Breed Content Partnerships https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-best-of-breed-content-partnerships/m-p/962499#M15 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="weather1 (3).jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/151725i98CB413B7B75C5B8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="weather1 (3).jpg" alt="weather1 (3).jpg" /></span></P> <P>Continuing on the path to provide customers with the best of breed content in a seamless manner, the Azure Maps team is pleased to announce, in partnership with Accuweather, the preview of a new set of Weather Services for Azure customers to integrate into their applications. With the inclusion of Weather Services as part of the Azure Maps API, customers can seamlessly integrate current &amp; forecast weather into their geospatial analytics as well as weather along a route.&nbsp;</P> <P>Azure Maps users can now seamlessly access TomTom, Moovit and Accuweather content seamlessly using the Azure Maps API without the overhead of data integration and licensing costs.&nbsp;</P> <P>The Azure Maps partnership with TomTom enables customers to access the freshest maps and traffic information.&nbsp;Moovit is an early pioneer of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and the developer of a free public transit app with more than 300 million registered users in over 2,600 cities in 85 countries. Moovit amasses four billion anonymous data points a day to add to the world’s largest repository of transit &amp; ride share data.&nbsp;Integrating Moovit’s transit data into Azure Maps help developers build richer apps using public transit&amp; ride share data.&nbsp;</P> <P>The combination of the data sources like real time traffic, real time transit and ride share data as well as real time &amp; forecast weather with the geospatial and location intelligence capabilities of Azure Maps enables customers to solve business challenges that take into account weather, traffic and transit options.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We would love to hear interesting stories and examples of how you have used the various content sources with Azure Maps.&nbsp;</P> Tue, 29 Oct 2019 14:28:55 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-best-of-breed-content-partnerships/m-p/962499#M15 ShiSh Shridhar 2019-10-29T14:28:55Z Azure Maps now available of Azure Government Cloud https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-now-available-of-azure-government-cloud/m-p/961088#M14 <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Azure Government</A> delivers a cloud platform built upon the foundational principles of security, privacy and control, compliance, and transparency. Public Sector entities receive a physically isolated instance of Microsoft Azure that employs world-class security and compliance services critical to U.S. government for all systems and applications built on its architecture.&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Today, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps</A> is announcing, its availability on Azure Government Cloud.&nbsp;</STRONG>Azure Government offers the most extensive compliance certifications of any cloud provider on the market. And, as regulations change, your compliance coverage will keep pace with their evolution. Learn more at the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Trust Center</A>. The availability of Azure Maps on Azure Government Cloud means that you can now easily include Geospatial &amp; Location Intelligence capabilities in solutions deployed on Azure Government Cloud. Some of the use cases for Azure Maps include:</P> <P><STRONG>Smart Mobility:</STRONG> Despite developing solutions to address traffic congestion, governments across many countries continue to battle lengthening commute times. The increase in urban populations combined with the rise of populations in suburban areas is generating complex commuting between &amp; within these areas. Azure Maps is central to providing a technology platform that forms the backbone of a city: with its real time traffic information, combined with real time transit and ride share information, it can enable cities to better plan efficient mobility for its citizens that takes into account traffic forecasts, route planning and more.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="clipboard_image_0.jpeg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/151634iB2D3AFE095C16D89/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="clipboard_image_0.jpeg" alt="clipboard_image_0.jpeg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Public safety</STRONG>: Most often, the planning &amp; preparedness required to help reduce loss of life and property, during emergencies requires geographic information and intelligence. Planners need to understand areas where emergency events could occur, where citizen safety is at risk and where community vulnerabilities exist. Azure Maps provides the capability to ingest data from various sources and analyze the information so that cities can be better equipped to deal with public safety challenges. Azure Maps can help Public Safety Agencies by providing first responders information to make optimized safety decisions. Using Azure Maps, agencies can better plan on recovering from emergencies quickly and providing business continuity.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>A great example of a partner that is delivering solutions on Azure Government cloud is <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Hexagon Safety and Infrastructure</A>. Their <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">HXGN OnCall portfolio</A> helps public safety agencies of all sizes be more agile and resilient through modernized capabilities spanning call-taking and dispatch, records, analytics, major event management, and mobility.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Disaster and Emergency Management</STRONG>: In large, complex emergency situations, the services of multiple departments and agencies come into play. There is a need to obtain, analyze &amp; share data from multiple locations. Azure Maps can be used to quickly gather the data, analyze for insights and make assessments of risks and hazards to property, populations and natural resources. The platform also helps agencies better manage an incident by combining data from multiple sources and helping them understand the scope of the emergency. When resources are scarce, Azure Maps can help agencies assign these resources where they are needed most.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Criminal Justice</STRONG>: Geospatial platforms are very useful for identifying crime hotspots, assigning resources and mapping crime. Azure Maps can give geospatial context to real world incidents and help police officers optimize the time in narrowing down on and apprehending suspects. Azure Maps, by using its data &amp; spatial analysis capabilities (in combination with Azure AI &amp; Azure IoT), empower law enforcement to optimize their operations and augment their capabilities through geofencing, efficient routing and location prediction.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Stay tuned for detailed information on Azure Maps on Gov Cloud at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://azuremaps.com</A></P> Tue, 29 Oct 2019 04:18:17 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-now-available-of-azure-government-cloud/m-p/961088#M14 ShiSh Shridhar 2019-10-29T04:18:17Z Perceptual Informatics uses Azure Maps for their AI for Earth research https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/perceptual-informatics-uses-azure-maps-for-their-ai-for-earth/m-p/917288#M13 <P>I had the opportunity to meet &amp; chat with Ted Bradley and Bjorn Brooks of <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Perceptual Informatics</A> today at the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">AI for Earth</A> Summit at the Microsoft campus. Perceptual Informatics, an environmental startup company, has been awarded <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft's AI for Earth Grant</A> to further its research on the economic effects of climate change on the agriculture industry. During our meeting, Ted Bradley talked about the work he was doing analyzing weather data and correlating to harvest data across multiple years. He also demoed the work he was doing using&nbsp; <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps</A>. Perceptual has selected Azure Maps as their Geospatial &amp; Data Visualization platform and is doing some amazing work with it to identify the sustainability of short- and long-term agricultural investments and to determine costs and mitigate risks associated with climate change.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Here is a link to a small example of their work</STRONG> (they have plenty of additional models including volatility and risk models)&nbsp; <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Historical Corn Viewer</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="3.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/138191iBB28A1009CB5EFBA/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="3.png" alt="3.png" /></span></P> <P>Read more about their work <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:20:48 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/perceptual-informatics-uses-azure-maps-for-their-ai-for-earth/m-p/917288#M13 ShiSh Shridhar 2019-10-17T15:20:48Z Sales Territory Management with Azure Maps https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/sales-territory-management-with-azure-maps/m-p/902471#M12 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="az13.PNG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/136129iCDB9E9A267FF9F95/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="az13.PNG" alt="az13.PNG" /></span></P> <P>For the Azure Maps team, its always gratifying to see interesting ways in which Azure Maps is being used to solve business challenges. I love what our partner, EasyTerritory, has been doing to solve complex sales territory management, sales capacity planning and salesperson productivity challenges using a combination of tools including Azure Maps, Dynamics 365, Power BI and the Power Platform. Here is a video they published this week that walks through some of the business challenges they solve using Azure Maps:</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.linkedin.com/embed/feed/update/urn:li:ugcPost:6587387919357526016" width="504" height="571" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" title="Embedded post"></IFRAME></P> <P>Thank you, to the team at EasyTerritory, for the excellent work.&nbsp;</P> Wed, 09 Oct 2019 15:38:45 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/sales-territory-management-with-azure-maps/m-p/902471#M12 ShiSh Shridhar 2019-10-09T15:38:45Z Powerplatform control using Azure Maps to bring data to life https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/powerplatform-control-using-azure-maps-to-bring-data-to-life/m-p/902447#M11 <P>Here is an example of using Azure Maps in PowerPlatform Model-Driven / Dynamics 365 app.<BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="azure-maps-pcf-control-powerapps.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/136127iD2815C3E738F25BD/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="azure-maps-pcf-control-powerapps.jpg" alt="azure-maps-pcf-control-powerapps.jpg" /></span><BR />Read more her: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.powerappsguy.com/blog/powerapps-pcf-control-to-integrate-azure-maps/</A></P> Wed, 09 Oct 2019 15:20:12 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/powerplatform-control-using-azure-maps-to-bring-data-to-life/m-p/902447#M11 Jensschroder 2019-10-09T15:20:12Z Determine the Transit Score for your Home/Business using Azure Maps https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/determine-the-transit-score-for-your-home-business-using-azure/m-p/895283#M9 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="PreviewImage.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/135563i0A316F679F5CAD09/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="PreviewImage.png" alt="PreviewImage.png" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Moovit</A>, the world’s largest urban mobility data and analytics company, integrates its public transit information with <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps</A> to help developers build richer apps using public transit data. To learn more about the public transit data , you can explore the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mobility API's in the Azure Maps documentation</A>.&nbsp;</P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorclipboard_image_0" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>Businesses, Realtors &amp; Retailers can determine the profitability of a business (or the appeal of a home) based on its <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Walk Score</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Transit Score</A>. &nbsp;The Transit Score is a two digit numbers that enable businesses to determine how well a location is served by public transit on a scale from 0 to 100.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>My previous post on <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">analyzing the catchment area for retail</A> provides a good basis for calculating the walk score for a location. You can use the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Python code sample</A> that I made available on GitHub, as the basis for building your own walk score for different business drivers and disruptors (I would love to see the results).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In this post, I experiment with the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mobility API&nbsp;</A>in Azure Maps to determine how accessible a location is to Public Transit. I built the code using Jupyter Notebooks (<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Notebooks</A>) and Python. I have built out the process for getting details of the nearby transit options for any address as well as the details of every line that goes through those stops. Using this, you can score, the number of stops, the distance to the stops, the routes served by the stops and the destinations to arrive at a Transit Score for your location.&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">The returned data can be used for calculating the Transit Score based on:</P> <UL style="box-sizing: border-box; clear: left; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; list-style-image: none; list-style-position: outside; list-style-type: disc; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-top: 0px; orphans: 2; padding-left: 2.5em; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot;">Number of Transit Stops within the specified Radius</LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot;">Distance to the Transit Stops from your location</LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot;">Number of lines that go through the Transit Stops</LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot;">Destinations of each of the lines</LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot;">Frequency &amp; timings of the transit options</LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot;">&amp; more</LI> </UL> <P>I ran the analysis for an address in Seattle : 400, Pine Street, Seattle (you can edit this address in the code and run your own analysis). The results showed me the transit stops around the location. I also called additional API's to get details of all the lines that pass through the stops and their destinations. I also use the Get Route Directions API to calculate the distance and time to walk to each of the stops. All of this information can be used to build your own transit scoring mechanism for locations.&nbsp;</P> <P>Here is a sample of the results that I extracted:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="az12.PNG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/135633iE7E895AFCC05AAB3/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="az12.PNG" alt="az12.PNG" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>You can download the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">code sample from GitHub</A></STRONG></P> <OL> <LI style="font-weight: 400;"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get your Free Azure Account</A></LI> <LI style="font-weight: 400;"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow these steps for creating a free Azure Maps Subscription Key</A></LI> <LI style="font-weight: 400;">Upload the code to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Notebooks</A> to test, personalize and extend it.&nbsp;</LI> </OL> Mon, 07 Oct 2019 01:55:41 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/determine-the-transit-score-for-your-home-business-using-azure/m-p/895283#M9 ShiSh Shridhar 2019-10-07T01:55:41Z 9 Tutorials from the Azure Maps Team https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/9-tutorials-from-the-azure-maps-team/m-p/893514#M8 <P>In order to showcase the possibilities with the Azure Maps API's, the Azure Maps team has put together a few walkthrough tutorials. They are great if you want to kick the tires and get a feel of whats possible with Azure Maps.. Try them out :</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <OL> <LI style="font-weight: 400;"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Setting Up a Geofence</A></LI> <LI style="font-weight: 400;"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Implement IoT spatial analytics using Azure Maps</A></LI> <LI style="font-weight: 400;"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Electric vehicle routing using Azure Notebooks (Python)</A></LI> <LI style="font-weight: 400;"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Search nearby points of interest using Azure Maps</A></LI> <LI style="font-weight: 400;"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Route to a point of interest using Azure Maps</A></LI> <LI style="font-weight: 400;"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Find routes for different modes of travel using Azure Maps</A></LI> <LI style="font-weight: 400;"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Create a store locator by using Azure Maps</A></LI> <LI style="font-weight: 400;"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Retail Catchment Area Analysis</A></LI> <LI style="font-weight: 400;"><A href="#" target="_blank">Analyze Weather Data using Azure Notebooks</A></LI> </OL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="geofence.png" style="width: 925px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/135438iC8782540CD2285E6/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="geofence.png" alt="geofence.png" /></span></P> Wed, 08 Jan 2020 21:30:16 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/9-tutorials-from-the-azure-maps-team/m-p/893514#M8 ShiSh Shridhar 2020-01-08T21:30:16Z Electric Vehicle Scenario Tutorial with Azure Maps & Python https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/electric-vehicle-scenario-tutorial-with-azure-maps-amp-python/m-p/892421#M7 <P>The Azure Maps team has released their first <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Python + Jupyter Notebooks tutorial</A>. As a non-experienced developer, this is particularly exciting for me, since I can explore Azure Maps API’s and scenarios using the interactive Notebook environment. Python’s support and ever evolving libraries make it a good choice for Data Science/AI/ML and we see interesting Geo-AI scenarios evolving from here.</P> <P>I encourage you to head over to the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">tutorial</A> ,download the code from <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Github</A>, upload it to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Notebooks</A> and walk through the step-by-step example of helping an Electric Vehicle, running low on battery charge, find a charging station within its drivable range.</P> <P>The excellent thing about running the demo in Azure Notebooks is that we can step through the code in the interactive environment and personalize/customize the demo for local areas by editing the variables.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="location-range.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/135385i5683A613A8E95DA0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="location-range.png" alt="location-range.png" /></span></P> <P>I would love to hear your feedback and most importantly the Azure Maps team would love to see interesting &amp; creative variations of the code. THANK YOU to Outi Nyman &amp; Ricky Brundritt for the work on this.</P> Thu, 03 Oct 2019 22:26:56 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/electric-vehicle-scenario-tutorial-with-azure-maps-amp-python/m-p/892421#M7 ShiSh Shridhar 2019-10-03T22:26:56Z Catchment Area Analysis for a Café in Seattle using Azure Maps https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/catchment-area-analysis-for-a-caf%C3%A9-in-seattle-using-azure-maps/m-p/881096#M6 <P>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE style="width: 100%; border-collapse: collapse; border-style: hidden;" border="0"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD style="border-style: hidden; width: 50%;">Jump directly to the code, if you'd rather:</TD> <TD style="border-style: hidden; width: 50%;"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://bit.ly/2lAC2jS&nbsp;</A></TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Catchment is defined as the sphere of influence from which retailers draw their customers. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps</A>&nbsp; can be used by Retailers to better understand a location and analyze business drivers and disruptors from a spatial perspective. By building isochrones around the store location retailers can search within the Isochrone to determine the demographic mix, parking spaces, competitors and other information that could potentially help drive traffic to, or from, the business.&nbsp; <span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="az11.PNG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/133981i8A50B8BB39309409/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="az11.PNG" alt="az11.PNG" /></span></P> <P>I have been experimenting with Jupyter Notebooks as a great way<SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #111111; font-family: 'Segoe UI',Arial,Helvetica,Sans-Serif; font-size: 16px; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 24px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> to create and share my Azure Maps experiments with live code, visualizations and narrative text. Jupyter Notebooks are also an excellent way to do ad-hoc analysis using its interactive code-base environment.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #111111; font-family: 'Segoe UI',Arial,Helvetica,Sans-Serif; font-size: 16px; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 24px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">The <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Route Range (Isochrone) API</A>&nbsp; helps calculate a set of locations that can be reached from the origin point based on fuel, energy, or time budget that is specified. A polygon boundary (or Isochrone) is returned in a counterclockwise orientation as well as the precise polygon center which was the result of the origin point. This API is excellent for determining the Catchment Area for a retail location. In my code experiment, I used a 10-minute walking zone around a Starbucks store in downtown Seattle. Once I built the Isochrone around the store, I could use the<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Search Geometry endpoint</A> to try and find business drivers and disruptors for that Starbucks store. &nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #111111; font-family: 'Segoe UI',Arial,Helvetica,Sans-Serif; font-size: 16px; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 24px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">For instance, fastfood chains are now a big disruptor to coffee chains like Starbucks and could be considered business disruptors. I set the search term in my code to "fastfood" and it found 11 fastfood establishments within a 10 minute walk of the Starbucks location:<BR /></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #111111; font-family: 'Segoe UI',Arial,Helvetica,Sans-Serif; font-size: 16px; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 24px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">1 . Gyros Place<BR />2 . Peach Labs<BR />3 . McDonald's<BR />4 . Hot Dog Joes<BR />5 . Taqueria<BR />6 . Gyro Stop<BR />7 . Jack in the Box<BR />8 . McDonald's<BR />9 . Buffalo Wild Wings<BR />10 . Street Hot Dog Stand<BR />11 . Monster Dogs</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #111111; font-family: 'Segoe UI',Arial,Helvetica,Sans-Serif; font-size: 16px; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 24px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">On the other hand, an abundance of parking locations is a business driver. When I change the query to look for Parking within a 10 minute zone of the Starbucks, I do get plenty of options (it shows over 50 parking lots within the isochrone). Try experimenting by changing the query to different business drivers and disruptors. Establishing a score for the business drivers and disruptors will enable you to establish a profitability score for your location.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #111111; font-family: 'Segoe UI',Arial,Helvetica,Sans-Serif; font-size: 16px; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 24px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">You can download the code from my <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">github repo</A>. You can experiment with the downloaded code using <A href="#" target="_self">Azure Notebooks</A>. I will be posting a detailed blog shortly but the embedded narrative in the Jupyter Notebook, is, I hope, pretty detailed.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:54:38 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/catchment-area-analysis-for-a-caf%C3%A9-in-seattle-using-azure-maps/m-p/881096#M6 ShiSh Shridhar 2019-10-14T16:54:38Z Visualizing locations and paths on a map with Azure Maps https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/visualizing-locations-and-paths-on-a-map-with-azure-maps/m-p/877828#M5 <P><SPAN>I've been working on tracking animals (fake ones, not real ones!) for an example project using a GPS device connected to Azure&nbsp;IoT Hub. I wanted to plot this data on an interactive map control shown on a web page, showing individual sightings as pins and&nbsp;continuous tracking as paths. I did this using Azure Maps, and&nbsp;wrote a blog post on how to show pins and paths:</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_self">dev.to/azure/visualizing-locations-and-paths-on-a-map-with-azure-maps-906</A>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Follow me on </SPAN><A href="#" target="_self" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Twitter</A><SPAN> for updates when I publish more Azure Maps and IoT content.</SPAN></P> Thu, 26 Sep 2019 20:26:32 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/visualizing-locations-and-paths-on-a-map-with-azure-maps/m-p/877828#M5 Jim Bennett 2019-09-26T20:26:32Z Checking Geofences with Azure Maps https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/checking-geofences-with-azure-maps/m-p/877800#M4 <P>I've been playing with Geofences recently. I have an IoT device with a GPS sensor and wanted to track when this device leaves a geofence - a defined region on a map. In my case I'm building a sample for a wildlife tracker, so I want to be notified if the animal enters an area of population. My GPS data feeds into Azure IoT Hub, and a Function is triggered off each event to check the GPS coordinates against a geofence.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Read the blog post here:&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_self">dev.to/azure/are-you-where-you-should-be-checking-geofences-using-azure-maps-2icd</A>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Follow me on <A href="#" target="_self">Twitter</A> for updates when I publish more Azure Maps and IoT content.</P> Thu, 26 Sep 2019 20:26:08 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/checking-geofences-with-azure-maps/m-p/877800#M4 Jim Bennett 2019-09-26T20:26:08Z I know What You Did Last Summer: The Power & Privacy Risks of Location Data https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/i-know-what-you-did-last-summer-the-power-amp-privacy-risks-of/m-p/862083#M3 <P>Location data is about knowing where people go and the patterns of their movement from place to place. It’s a vital piece of intel that enables businesses to answer a range of questions: Where are the most profitable locations for business? Where should they drive promotions ? And More. <BR /><BR />Azure Maps provides geographic context for all of the location data and enables companies to derive insights and drive spatial actions using a combination of data from various sources. This session, in the Greater Seattle area (Issaquah to be specific) will be a discussion on Location Data, Spatial Use Cases using Azure Maps.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Click Here to Register</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Big Data Meetup Oct 2.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/132426iB78CEFAD85DCB511/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Big Data Meetup Oct 2.jpg" alt="Big Data Meetup Oct 2.jpg" /></span></P> Thu, 19 Sep 2019 02:11:11 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/i-know-what-you-did-last-summer-the-power-amp-privacy-risks-of/m-p/862083#M3 ShiSh Shridhar 2019-09-19T02:11:11Z Meet the Azure Maps team at IoT Solutions World Congress, Barcelona https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/meet-the-azure-maps-team-at-iot-solutions-world-congress/m-p/859697#M2 <P>The <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Iot Solutions World Congress</A> happens in Barcelona Oct 29-31 2019. Chris Pendleton, Head of Azure Maps, will be at the Conference speaking about the Location of Things. <BR /><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Session Info</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ChrisSession.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/132209i5459EB33BEA1BB3B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="ChrisSession.png" alt="ChrisSession.png" /></span></A></P> <P><SPAN style="text-align: left; color: #242429; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline; white-space: normal; box-sizing: border-box; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;">Providing spatial intelligence to IoT devices means greater insights into not just what’s happening, but where it’s happening.</SPAN><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #333333; font-family: 'SegoeUI','Lato','Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">&nbsp;Azure Maps provides geographic context for information and, as it pertains to IoT, thus geographic insights based on IoT information. Read Chris's thoughts on Location of things in his latest blog post: </SPAN><A style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #146cac; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: underline; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer">Harnessing the power of the Location of Things with Azure Maps</A></P> Wed, 09 Oct 2019 18:32:48 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/meet-the-azure-maps-team-at-iot-solutions-world-congress/m-p/859697#M2 ShiSh Shridhar 2019-10-09T18:32:48Z 5 Ways Location Intelligence Takes Marketing Analytics to New Levels https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/5-ways-location-intelligence-takes-marketing-analytics-to-new/m-p/859683#M1 <P>If you are in the Seattle area, you are welcome to join my session (Sept 17th) on using Location Intelligence for Marketing Analytics at Club SUR in Seattle in the SODO DISTRICT. I will be covering some interesting Geospatial use cases with Geofencing, Isochrones and Route Ranges using Azure Maps to help Marketers better engage with their audiences. I will be making the slides available after the event.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link to Session Details &amp; Registration</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="SeattleMarketingAnalytics.png" style="width: 793px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/132203i8CAB1D43587F422B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="SeattleMarketingAnalytics.png" alt="SeattleMarketingAnalytics.png" /></span></P> Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:05:52 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/5-ways-location-intelligence-takes-marketing-analytics-to-new/m-p/859683#M1 ShiSh Shridhar 2019-09-17T19:05:52Z