Web app for selecting restaurant locations

Using ArcGIS online and some simple instructions from Dr. Pinde Fu of Esri, I re-created a simple web app for selecting restaurant locations in USA.  This web app allows users to choose between two competing locations for opening a full service restaurant based on some interesting analytics capabilities like driving distance in time based on historical traffic patterns, the latest demographic information of the locations including population, disposable income, etc.

Here is a screenshot of the results of analysis done on service area of one of the locations based on a 15-minute drive time distance if usual traffic at 6pm on a Friday is taken into account:

You can access the web app in all its glory here:

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

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A simple survey using Survey123 for ArcGIS

I created a simple survey for collecting Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) using Survey123 for ArcGIS.  I found this this tool intuitive and easy to use.  It still has some restrictions (I am sure there are better survey tools out there) but I was able to get up and running very quickly.  Of course, I love the mapping option that makes this survey tool unique - it instantly maps the location of the VGI.

I have not yet tried the Analyze and Data capabilities of this tool but in order to give it a serious test, I need lots of people to complete my survey.  Here is a link to the survey:

Link to my survey

When you click on the link (assuming you are using a mobile device), you will be asked to open the survey in the Survey123 for ArcGIS app.  Please download this app from your neighborhood app store (it's free and took me less than 30 seconds to download).  Once you download the app, filling out the survey will take you less than 60 seconds.

Thanks in advance for filling out my…

Deadliest Airplane Disasters

I created a web app on the deadliest airplane disasters (fatalities >= 200) in recorded history (upto 25 Feb 2017).  I created the dataset based on the information contained in this wikipedia page.

Here is the web app in all it's glory:

If you want to explore the web app on a separate web page, please click here.

I have built in various charting and querying options to help you explore the data.  Additionally, you can search the map by the name of the airline.

I have also configured this web app to work on various IO/S and Android devices so feel free to check it out on a mobile device of your choice.

I'd love to hear what you think of my web app so please let me know by leaving a comment below.

Historic Earthquakes and Hurricanes in the US

Here's a web app I designed showcasing historic earthquakes and hurricanes in the US from 2000 to 2008:

Click here!

Here is what an image of the app looks like with a Dark Gray Canvas base map:

I used a map created by Dr. Pinde Fu of Esri to design this app.  It has been designed to work on many IO/S and Android devices so when you are ready, take it for a test drive!

ICC Cricket World Cup (1975 - 2015): a visual history

Being the cricket obsessed fan that I am (my obsession has gotten worse since I moved away from India and Australia to the US where I am starved of watching live cricket - distance does make the heart grow fonder!), I worked on a fun project this weekend.  I first started with a story map tour of all the cities that have hosted the finals of the various ICC Cricket World Cup tournaments from inception (1975) until the last edition (2015).

You can access the story map tour web app here:

Next, I created a map of all the countries that have ever participated in the World Cup.  Here is what the map looks like:

The size of the flag indicates the number of times that a country has been the world champion (min value = 0; max value = 5).

Then I focused on the two World Cups (held in 1987 and 2011) that were hosted by Asian countries.  For each of these editions, I created a map that marked the various venues where the cricket matches were played.  Here is what the map …