The Monthly with All That Geo – May 2022

The Monthly with All That Geo – May 2022
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Welcome back to The Monthly with All That Geo by me, Cristina. Every issue will bring you a new learning experience on geospatial data visualisation, analysis and storytelling.

πŸ’¬ In this month's issue:


  • Reminder: your perks as a member of All That Geo

πŸ₯Ύ How to build a 3D hiking app

Now that the weather is getting warmer in the northern hemisphere, I'd like to invite you to hike - virtually! - in Geneva (Switzerland). So, in this month's tutorial, you'll build an app displaying hiking trails in 3D.

More specifically, you'll:

  • Get data from the Geneva Territory Information System (SITG).
  • Explore metadata and access web services.
  • Create a web scene with ArcGIS Scene Viewer (including setting up a local scene, choosing a basemap, adding layers, capturing slides and clipping to an extent).
  • Build a 3D Viewer App (including using the web scene you created earlier and configuring the app's details, interactivity, look and feel).
  • Publish your 3D hiking app.
  • Make a short URL to customise your app even further.
Explore Geneva's Best Hiking Trails 3D app
Click to access the tutorial.

πŸ€” But Cristina, why would I want to create a hiking app in 3D?

I'm glad you ask! Well, for multiple reasons:

  • Promote local trails in your region.
  • Showcase trails curated by you.
  • Take a virtual hike when you cannot join the hiking party.
  • Assess a trail before doing it in real life.
  • Share your hiking adventure with your friends.

Happy hiking!β€Œβ€Œ

πŸ’‘ Reminder: your perks as a member of All That Geo

Did you know that, as a member of All That Geo, you have exclusive access to special bonuses?

🎢 Enrol in a free mini-course: You’re sitting on a data goldmine! Visualise what you listen to on Spotify with ArcGIS Insights

🎁 Receive a discount code for the Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Public Health - an open-source approach course on Udemy. Reply to this email, and I'll get you one!

In addition, there are more open-access learning resources for you:

πŸ“– All That Geo's blog: data visualisation tools explored and reviewed; inspiring organisations and projects enabled by location data; and valuable tips & tricks to make your mapping and data visualisation journey easier.

πŸ“ Step-by-step tutorials on geospatial data visualisation, analysis and storytelling.

πŸ˜„ Tales of All That Geo webcomic (some would say this is not exactly learning content... decide for yourself!).

πŸ“¬ The Monthly with All That Geo newsletter archive.

Feel free to explore the website, and do not hesitate to let me know how I can enrich your learning journey in some other way.

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Take care and keep learning,

Cristinaβ€Œ | All That Geo