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Microsoft Surface Videos

Blog Post created by rcarmichael-esristaff Employee on Jul 2, 2009

The Applications Prototype Lab at ESRI received a Microsoft Surface a few months ago.  The Surface is a vertical mounted multi-touch (and multi-user) screen.  Below are a list of recent prototypes developed for the Surface using (with one exception) the ArcGIS API for WPF.

GeoEye Imagery Explorer


This video demonstrates an application built for the Microsoft Surface using the ArcGIS API for WPF. Background map content is provided by ArcGIS Online. The application displays footprints from GeoEye's satellite image catalog. The presenter demonstrates how to select and manipulate thumbnails of GeoEye imagery.

 

 

Terrain Profile Computation


This video demonstrates an application built for the Microsoft Surface using the ArcGIS API for WPF. Background map content is provided by ArcGIS Online. This application display the terrain profile of a line drawn by the presenter on the surface. The terrain analysis is done using a remote geoprocessing service hosted by ArcGIS Server.

 

Message in a Bottle

 

This video demonstrates an application built for the Microsoft Surface using the ArcGIS API for WPF. Background map content is provided by ArcGIS Online. When the presenter touches a location on the ocean, a line drawn that displays where a object in the sea would travel in 365 days based on ocean currents. The analysis is being performed by a remote geoprocessing service hosted by ArcGIS Server.

 

ArcGIS Engine Globe Control


This video demonstrations an XNA application build for the Microsoft Surface using the ArcGIS Engine Globe control. The presenter shows how the Surface API has been used to control globe navigation and the use tagged values to change globes appearance or behavior.

 

Drive Time Geoprocessing


This video demonstrates an application built for the Microsoft Surface using the ArcGIS API for WPF. Background map content is provided by ArcGIS Online. When the presenter touches the surface a request is sent a remote server running ArcGIS Server to perform drive time analysis. The results are then returned to (and displayed) on the Surface.

 

CCM Analysis


This video demonstrates an application built for the Microsoft Surface using the ArcGIS API for WPF. In this example, the presenter is showing a geographic operation called "cross country mobility" with the aid of tagged objects. The objects represent parameters of units ability to traverse the cost surface.

 

CalTrans Traffic Viewer


This video demonstrates an application built for the Microsoft Surface using the ArcGIS API for WPF. Background map content is provided by ArcGIS Online. The map displays push pins for CalTrans traffic cameras, when pressed, live camera images are displayed on the Surface.

 

USGS Earthquake GeoRSS Feed


This video demonstrates an application built for the Microsoft Surface using the ArcGIS API for WPF. Background map content is provided by ArcGIS Online. The Surface map is displaying icons for recent earthquakes. The earthquake information is provide by a GeoRSS feed published by the USGS. When the presenter clicks on a earthquake icon, a request is sent to a remote geoprocessing service running on ArcGIS Server. The service returns the number of people within a hundred miles radio of the earthquake.

 

ArcGIS Online


This video demonstrates an application built for the Microsoft Surface using the ArcGIS API for WPF. Background map content is provided by ArcGIS Online. The presenter shows how the multi-touch surface can be used to navigate around the map. The presenter also shows an innovative "virtual magnifying glass" for revealing more detail.

 

Contributed by John G.

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