5 Things on Friday 26 – GeoTech EDU, Eclipse Map, 360 Live and more

Welcome once again our 5Things on Friday where we share 5 very cool mappy related tips suggested by our team members this week. This week we’ve shared a couple of fine, online educational resources, some tips on where to view the eclipse this summer, a tip about sharing your ArcGIS Insights, and details of 360 videos for FB. Got a tip for a future edition? Please share with us in a comment below or on Twitter @geojobegis

Esri’s MOOC Program

Esri has a wealth of e-learning available to the public via their MOOC program.  According to Esri, millions of adult learners around the world use massive open online courses (MOOCs) to expand their horizons and advance their careers. The training is offered by Esri and partner universities.  Classes are free and open day and night and require only a couple of hours of study per week. Classes are being offered in spatial analysis, earth imagery, do it yourself geo apps and more. Stay informed on /Twitter @esrimooc

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Online Training using NPS Data and products

The USGS National Geospatial Program has developed a robust suite of geospatial products and services called The National Map (TNM). The publicly available TNM is a collaborative effort managed by the USGS in partnership with other Federal, State, and local geospatial agencies to improve and deliver topographic information for the Nation.

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Facebook 360 Degree Live Streaming

360 livestream has been seen before, think back to NationalGeo filming a Mars rover-like experience from the desert, and then there was the Obama farewell address streamed in 360 degrees. Well, now you can share your experiences in 360 degrees on FB too.  You will require a 360 degree capable camera, like the Samsung Gear 360. See also more info on getting started at facebook.com/live/create.


Mapping the 2017 Summer Solar Eclipse

Many people in America are planning their summer holidays around the coming solar eclipse that will occur on August 21, 2017. This resource maps the path of the best viewing of the eclipse which conveniently bisects the country nicely, giving people from all over a chance to get within prime viewing area easily. If you plan on driving you may wish to consult this drive time map.

Sharing your ArcGIS Insights via Story Map

Recall, with the release of ArcGIS 10.5 there’s much buzz out of Redlands about the roll out of the new ArcGIS analytics and visualization solution, Insights. The experts at Esri share, Insights for ArcGIS is a great product to use when you need to do analysis, but sometimes just doing the analysis isn’t enough.  Communicating your results with clients and colleagues is often required, and one of the best ways to share your results is through Story Maps.  This blog post will walk you through all the steps required.


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