A number of developments from Esri lately, particularly for the enterprise user, might have you reading and asking questions. There’s been plenty of chatter online on such topics as GIS Day, Geographic literacy, Web GIS, ArcGIS Enterprise and more. And so, this week’s 5Things and 5 tips has a focus on Esri and related topics. Enjoy and happy Friday!
With ArcGIS maturing to the 10.5 release there’s some new products and names that you’ll be hearing lots about. ArcGIS Enterprise, the next evolution of the ArcGIS Server product line, is a full-featured mapping and analytics platform that includes a powerful ArcGIS Server plus dedicated Web GIS infrastructure for organizing and sharing your work in order to make maps, geographic information, and analyses available on any device, anywhere, at any time. Learn all about it here in this post Via the ArcGIS Server blog. Note, for more about ArcGIS Server at r 10.5 check out the Fall ArcNews feature on full Web GIS in your infrastructure
Chances are that you’ve been getting event email updates from Esri recently, after all, the busy, Spring conference kick off is just around the corner with events like the GEOdesign Summit, Fed UC, DevSummit and more taking place. For those of you interested in GIS and web GIS specifically for water and related water utilities take note of the Esri Water Conference, scheduled to run Feb. 7-9 in Orlando, Florida.
Story Maps let you combine maps with text, images, and multimedia content, making it easy to leverage geography to tell your story. So, now that you’ve spent all the time and effort researching, planning, and building your story map why not embed and share it on your website or blog? Bern Szukalski, Esri’s Story Map evangelist walks you trough the simple steps to do just that. Some great examples here!
Esri offers plenty of career and personal advancement opportunities, including a wealth of online training – note, you may require a named user account in order to have access to much of the materials, however, once you dig in you’ll be glad you spent the time! Many online seminars are archived online for your future viewing, including this recent session titled “ArcGIS App strategies”. Deploy apps that feature ArcGIS maps, content, and functionality with limited or no coding experience. This seminar presents three strategies to create apps. Do yourself a favor and spend a coffee break watching this one and learning!
Something for young and up and coming GIS professionals, the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) Story Maps Competition is a contest aimed at young people from around the world to help raise awareness of the global implications of local everyday actions. The story maps you create should relate to the Key Messages of the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) and be developed under one (or more) of their six themes for the year. The competition is open to high school and college age students to share their perspectives and research on topics associated with global understanding
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