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Title: Web 2.0/RIA Developers – Business Mapping Products
Location: Redlands, CA
Create a suite of business mapping applications that changes the way people make decisions about where to locate a business and market their products. Our Business Solutions team is searching for exceptional software architects and Web developers to create applications in Adobe Flex and AIR that set the benchmark for usability and desirability. In this role you will work with a small, highly accomplished team of product managers, engineers, and top-notch user experience design specialists that adhere to the principles of agile software development.
As a GIS professional at ESRI your contributions have a real impact on the next generation of GIS technology. Our product development staff works in a creative and challenging team setting where their ideas are encouraged and welcomed. This dynamic work environment allows employees to collaborate and guide a product along, giving them the opportunity to see an idea become a successful GIS software solution. We are looking for GIS professionals who have the skills and the mindset to thrive in a constantly changing, cutting-edge environment.
Design, develop, and implement enterprise applications for the Web.
Work closely with other developers to design and develop software components for the management, manipulation, and display of a wide variety of GIS data.
Release product on schedule.
Bachelors or masters in computer science, engineering, mathematics, GIS, or a related field, depending upon position level.
A minimum of two years of software development experience including designing and developing large Web software systems and experience developing in Flash/Flex or AJAX.
Strong analytical skills and ability to find sound solutions for software requirements.
Familiarity with relational databases, SQL, and the latest trends in Web development.
Effective time management, organization, and verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work with a team to meet objectives.
Knowledge of and experience developing on-line consumer based applications.
Knowledge of and experience developing applications for business, retail, and customer analytics.
Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. We develop and support innovative tools for visualizing, analyzing, and managing geographic data on the desktop, on a server, across the enterprise, in a mobile environment, and on the Web. With annual revenues of $660 million and our software used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide, ESRI is the market leader in GIS.
ESRI employs 2,700 people in the U.S., 1,900 of whom are based at our Redlands headquarters, a community ideally located in Southern California. We offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit sharing programs, scholarships, tuition assistance, a Cafe complete with Starbucks coffee bar, an onsite fitness center, and much more.
Learn more about a career in Product Development at ESRI and apply online at www.esri.com/giscareers.
A new internet service that allows people to virtually wander around cities will be launched by Google in the UK in spring.
Google Street View uses millions of 3D video images that are stitched together to create a virtual replica of city streets.
But critics say the site is a 'burglar's charter' that makes it easy for criminals to check out potential victims.
The service was launched in major American cities last year and is now available in France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South America. [...]
That leaves the "I have an army of (insert your technology of choice) programmers" argument. In general, it's a powerful argument. If you are going with .NET + SQL Server in the cloud, this one reason ends up having a heavy Microsoft tax associated with it.
In short, you pay a significant tax to Microsoft for the privilege of building your web applications in .NET + SQL Server in the cloud without getting any functional benefits for doing so.
An article by Ralph Peters in the June 2006 issue of the Armed Forces Journalimagines a redrawn map of the Middle East, where borders are shifted and new states are created to address local — and, thanks to the attention given to the Israel-Palestine situation, less well-known — injustices: ethnic groups separated by international borders are united, stateless minorities are given homelands (e.g. Kurdistan). No more than a thought experiment, but one bound to generate controversy. [...]
ALTADENA, Calif. — When space engineers made a map of a planet or a distant moon back in the old days, they made an 8-by-10 picture of part of the surface, identified a couple of landmarks — a crater and an outcrop, say — and measured the distance between them with a straightedge and a crayon. [...]
Posted by: Dmitry Sotnikov on: December 24, 2008
With Cloud Computing taking all the media attention, rapidly growing and generating so much hype no wonder that various industry events are starting to sprawl. Here’s my attempt to put together the schedule of the cloud computing conferences announced for 2009: [...]
When Google introduced the new Ancient Rome 3D layer last month there was a problem. The problem was the building models were derived from very complex data and the resulting 3D models in Google Earth were still too complicated for most computers to handle. I did some testing and it was clear in some cases a single building in Ancient Rome had tens to hundreds of thousands of polygons (a typical 3D building model in Google Earth may only have a few dozen or a couple of hundred polygons). It was little wonder there were many complaints that the new layer was too slow for most people to really use.
Well this past week, Google pushed out new improved Ancient Rome 3D models where the models have been simplified a great deal. I haven't seen an announcement yet, but I found out last week the models were much better. It still can take a few minutes to load the terrain and buildings (depending on your Internet connection and computer). But, I'm able to run the new layer on my Mac Book Pro laptop and fly around and look at the buildings much more fluidly than before. Building polygon counts are much better now. [...]
Flickr recently published the areal shapes of place names based on geotagged photos.Tom Taylor quickly developed a visualization for any particular place name.
The shapes are irresistible. We added a few locations into Geocommons. The data includes counts of the number of photos taken for any particular place name. For a better idea of what this looks like, take a look at San Francisco flickr data on OpenStreetMap: