Esri Developers Need to Learn the Term GeoEnrichment
iOS and Android versions are coming soon.
The blogger includes details about the cost of using these services:
GeoEnrichment is a service that consumes credits depending on how much data you use. If you consume 1,000 data variables you will be charged 10 credits.
And, she notes we non-developers can use GeoEnrichment, too:
You can use the “Perform Analysis” function in your organization ArcGIS Online account and use “Data Enrichment” to get some of this GeoEnrichment data around points on your map.
The term "geo-enrichment" is not new. Yahoo used the term back in 2009 with its Placemaker (now Boss Geo) offering:
PlaceSpotter is not a geocoder, but rather a geo-enrichment service that assists developers in determining the 'whereness' of unstructured and atomic content, making the Internet more location-aware.
Gnip uses the term, too, in its Profile Geo enrichment offering announced just a few weeks ago.
The Profile Geo enrichment is simple. Location data is provided publicly by millions of users in their profiles on social networks, but it’s rarely delivered in a normalized format with consistent latitude/longitude coordinates that are necessary for software to ingest the data and make use of it. The Profile Geo enrichment from Gnip normalizes this data to common geographies (for instance, “NYC,” “Manhattan,” etc. all map to “New York City, NY, US”) and provides latitude/longitude coordinates for those places so it’s easy to plot social data on a map.