Showing posts from March, 2017

IBM PMQ Manufacturing Demo


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.

IBM Predictive Maintenance & Quality Solution


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…