Monatsarchiv: April 2016

Time Keeping at the Patrouille des Glaciers – A Look behind the Scenes

The Patrouille des Glaciers (PdG) is an international ski mountaineering race organised by the Swiss Armed Forces in which military and civilian teams compete. It is said to be the world’s toughest team competition. The very long race distance, the extreme route profile, the high altitude and the difficult alpine terrain with glaciers and couloir climbs are the main features of this unique competition. As announced in November 2015 Ernst Basler + Partner is teaming...

LoRaWAN: IoT Network for the Future?

If you follow someone from #TeamEBP on Twitter, you may have noticed that last week we installed a LoRaWAN gateway of The Things Network in our office building. And like some of my colleagues you may have wondered (or wonder now): What is this all about? Is EBP now into selling parrots (of course we could call our parrot Polly, not Lora)? Or are we supporting an alternative Zurich radio station? Good guesses. But it...

R: Auch etwas für Sie?

R bei EBP In diesem Blog haben wir schon verschiedentlich (teilweise) mit R erarbeitete Analysen und Visualisierungen gezeigt: etwa meine dreiteilige Serie über die Analyse von Velozähldaten mit R und Bence Tasnádys und Nadine Riesers unterhaltsamer dreiteiliger Bericht über die Eulertour mit dem Tram durch Zürich. Bei EBP setzen wir R sehr vielfältig ein: für die Bereinigung und Umformung von Daten, für deskriptive und inferentielle Analysen und für agentenbasierte Modellierung beispielsweise im Bereich von Energiepreisen...

Forget Apps – Bots Are the Future of Geo

Update 2016-12-01: We have a second version of our bot and a landing page at http://www.traindelaybot.ch. It now supports Facebook Messenger, Skype und Slack. The title of this blog post may seem hyperbolic, but during the last few months there has been an increasing buzz on personal assistants and bots like Amazon’s Echo, Apple’s Siri or Facebook’s „M“ – the latter being a shopping assistant in Facebook’s Messenger app. Some people proclaim that we experience...

2016 Esri Partner Conference and Developer Summit

Traditionally two members of #TeamEBP visit Esri’s annually DevSummit in order to hear the latest from the world of ArcGIS – and beyond. This year, my colleague Sarah Schöni and I had the chance to fly to California. In this post, we’d like to summarize the highlights from our point of view: The overall theme: „Web GIS is a System of Engagement“ The Keynote: Douglas Crockford The State of Esri Technology Python is now a first...