Saturday, April 30, 2011


Emil Cherrington alerted me about the CarryMap 3.0 extension for ArcGIS, and the software sounds really useful. Emil enthusiastically says:
You've seriously all gotta check out DataEast's CarryMap 3.0 application. It includes a 30-day trial. I suppose the extension does something like what TerraGo's GeoPDF extension does. Except CarryMap creates portable .exe's as well as files that can be read on phones with Windows Mobile operating systems, and on iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. And a single CarryMap license costs about US $161, compared to TerraGo's $2,754 license.

I'm pretty sure that CarryMap will go far in allowing us to share our data with - and create virtual atlases for - folks who don't have access to expensive GIS software. The portable maps you create allow for querying, checking distances, turning on and off layers, and the usual. And unlike ArcExplorer or ArcReader, the person you give the portable map to doesn't have to install anything or browse for where the data is because the data's contained within the portable map already. It's worth checking out.

CarryMap needs ArcGIS 9.2/9.3.1/10.0. Thanks Emil - awaiting a map sample; and I'll give the app a try as well.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Trinidad Earthquake

An earthquake is predicted for Trinidad this week! However, this will be just a SIMULATION. The FAHUM 2001 (Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias/ Allied Forces Humanitarian) Exercise organised by the Government of Trinidad & Tobago in collaboration with the United States Government through the US Southern Command will be hosted this month in Trinidad. FA-HUM 2011 will be conducted to enhance Trinidad's response capabilities and interoperability with regional and international military forces and humanitarian assistance agencies; and the simulation scenario will be an earthquake. Regional and international agencies will be participating.