Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Starting to work with ArcGIS Online

This is still a long way off in terms of development work we are undertaking at RouteShoot, but here is something we have been researching - ArcGIS Online.

Below is an ArcGIS Online map we have created. Simply click on the red car, then click on the thumbnail image that comes up, and off you go! RouteShoot in ArcGIS. Not very sophisticated yet, but a proof of concept.

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We think this is the beginning of some exciting development work which will benefit our commercial customers - allowing them to use RouteShoot video together with their existing GIS data, and using ArcGIS Online to provide "collaboration" layers where site workers can add GIS data in the field at the same time as collecting video to share with office-based staff.

To find out more about RouteShoot and its potential application in ArcGIS Online please contact our commercial team using this link.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Weekly Update - have a giggle on us

For those of you that don't know, RouteShoot was an idea born out of an engineering application that our sister company Wilson Pym May sells to highways authorities and road maintenance companies. In a salute to our colleagues in the highways maintenance industry we thought that this week we would share this YouTube video from Worcestershire County Council. While there is clearly an important message they are getting across - encouraging people to report problems on the roads - you have to admire the fun approach. It certainly made us giggle.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Weekly Update - blog your holiday fun

Ok everyone, the sun is still shining here in the West Country. Is anyone thinking of popping down for a bit of fun on our gorgeous coastline? If you are, why not RouteShoot it and create a really great holiday blog?

Here is some footage of jet-skiers between Teignmouth and Torquay - and ok this is from a couple of months ago, but the sky is going to be this blue, and the sea considerably warmer this weekend.
You get the idea.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Weekly Update - is that really the sun up there?

Well, after our little distraction with Glastonbury, it is back to thinking about RouteShoot. This week we have mainly been focusing on promotion: Videos, PowerPoint presentations, business awards, AdWords etc etc. Sometimes this all seems a little frustrating - we would much rather be creating new features or talking to customers; but hey, we guess that promotion is all part of running the business - and we will be looking to reap the rewards further down the line.

We also tested out a new in-vehicle mount for the iPhone 5 this week, and the products from RAM Mount UK got a big thumbs up from us. A definite improvement on our previous mount which suffered from quite a bit of vibration due to the design. We certainly recommend the RAM Mount for people using RouteShoot in their car.

Finally a big thanks to the team at iGeeksBlog for the great review they gave us today. To find out what they are saying about RouteShoot please click here.

P.S. Looking back at Glastonbury, it seems our FD was wrong about Primal Scream - his kids report that the Stones were very good, and it seems that 65daysofstatic (@65dos) created a pretty big impression as well.