Please ensure your MuseLab micro:bit Booster is running Firmware x.1.22 or higher! How to update?

How to use ArcGIS with micro:bit

ArcGIS

ArcGIS

What is ArcGIS?

ArcGIS Online (https://www.arcgis.com/) is an online, collaborative web GIS that allows you to use, create, and share maps data for analytics and visualization. One of the very interesting features of ArcGIS is the ability to collecting live sensor data via its RESTful API and publish data as a visual web layer. Below are the 7 steps needed to add new or update data from MuseLab micro:bit Booster to the ArcGIS system. It is also good to know that there are free trial accounts for anyone. ArcGIS does provide free non-commercial license and discount for schools and developers thereafter. Please contact a local Esri representative for further detail.

What is ArcGIS?

ArcGIS Online (https://www.arcgis.com/) is an online, collaborative web GIS that allows you to use, create, and share maps data for analytics and visualization. One of the very interesting features of ArcGIS is the ability to collecting live sensor data via its RESTful API and publish data as a visual web layer. Below are the 7 steps needed to add new or update data from MuseLab micro:bit Booster to the ArcGIS system. It is also good to know that there are free trial accounts for anyone. ArcGIS does provide free non-commercial license and discount for schools and developers thereafter. Please contact a local Esri representative for further detail.

ArcGIS

ArcGIS

Step 1. Sign Up to ArcGIS

Go to developer.arcgis.com and log in with your ArcGIS Online account.

Enter your name and email address, check the tick box and click the button to request a confirmation email.

Click the email link in the confirmation email in order to start setting up your account.

Step 2. Creating the first layer

Layers are the mechanism used to display geographic datasets in ArcMap, ArcGlobe, and ArcScene. Each layer references a dataset and specifies how that dataset is portrayed using symbols and text labels.

Step 3. 

Step 3. Turn on the MuseLab Wifi IOT Shield. Initialize and connect the WiFi network and start the “remote-controlled”-listening function as below.

Update Feature

Step 5. If you are all set and ready, click the start button. After you have clicked it, “Let’s go” window will be prompted. Confirm that message and a graph will be shown and updated in real-time, while values are read from your WiFi IoT Shield. Every new entry will automatically be given a timestamp, so it is easier to analyse your data later on.

Reminder:

If you have problems receiving the data and Excel throws an error message at you, please make sure that your computer and the WiFi IoT Shield are connected to the same network! For example, if the pc is now connected to the “muselab”, your shield should also connect to “muselab”.

 

If you do not have a WiFi Router or Access Point available, you can perhaps set up your own WiFi Hotspot. Under Windows 10 it is fairly easy, just click on the WiFi symbol and enable the hotspot function.

Repeat steps 3 to 5 if necessary and having fun logging your data!