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Monday, 3 June 2013

Walking With The Wounded

"Get your glam frock on, darling - we're off to a ball!" I said to my dear wife and whipped out the two invitations to the Walking With The Wounded Crystal Ball that would be attended by HRH Prince Harry and most of the UK "Team Glenfiddich" complement. I met two of them during the Esri UK User Conference 2013 the week before: Major Kate Philp and Capt. Ibrar Ali who were both inspirational. On the night, in addition we had (Sgt?) Duncan Slater who really now should get into comedy.

Anyway, the glamorous stuff aside, I know that we're using ArcGIS Online to provide the mapping on the WWTW website. We've supported this charity with web mapping since their inaugral North Pole trek in 2011; the maps coming from ArcGIS Server running on a couple of AWS instances. The Everest Trek also had some mapping with a new interactive viewer (http://wwtw.esriuk.com/Everestexplorer/) that was feature-rich and informative.

Now we have a new web map from ArcGIS Online for the latest trek. We've found that projections are a bit different down on the South Pole as well as being quite featureless.....( check out their route map here )
One of the Helly Hansen winter suits - up for auction
The event is an inspirational exercise in human endurance and willpower. All power to all participants, including HRH Prince Harry.

On a completely different note, I found a very useful ink about Performance tips in ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1 (http://resources.arcgis.com/content/enterprisegis/10.0/services_performance)