5 Things on Friday #47 – Best Practices, Fall Colors Map, Nat Geo #1, the new MapThis! GeoSwag Shop

Time for another 5 Things on Friday, welcome to fall edition! We’ve shared some goodies to kick off the fall (PSL) season including a best practices e-book, a mobile collection comparison, a fall color webmap, a little National Geographic history, and our new and awesome, low-priced MapThis shop for GeoSwag – enjoy! Got a tip for a future edition? Please share with us in a comment below or on Twitter @geojobegis

Best Practices in Architecting the ArcGIS Platform

Some weekend reading from Esri. This free E-book {PDF} will walk you through the latest in ArcGIS technology and some best practices in building on the ArcGIS platform. This document presents some implementation guidelines in the form of a conceptual reference architecture diagram and associated best practice briefs. Organizations can use these guidelines to maximize the value of their ArcGIS implementation and meet their organizational objectives.

Survey 123, Collector Comparison

We’ve been on the hunt for a good chart that compares the features of mobile collection tools (still looking so if you have a tip please share). This post on Geonet from a couple of years ago is a good start and provides a glimpse at the functionality provided to users of Collector and Survey 123.

survey 123 and collector

First Day of Fall

From Vox… Today is the autumnal equinox signaling the start of fall — and celebrated by a Google doodle. This season brings many changes, but none are more spectacular than this: In the coming weeks, billions of leaves will turn from green to auburn and gold. Check out the map in this article that uses a fun slider that changes the colors on the map to reveal where and when maximum fall foliage will appear – clever! Thanks to our friends at BlueRaster for the tip…

fall foliage map

Happy Birthday, National Geographic Magazine VOL #1!

On this day in 1888 – The first edition of National Geographic Magazine no yellow border, but LOTS of geography – I bet you wish you had this one on your bookshelf! On September 22, 1888, the National Geographic Society published the first issue of National Geographic magazine. Today, National Geographic is published in more than 30 languages around the world.

national geographic magazine 1888

The MapThis! Shop – Cool clothing for Geographers!

A little shameless self-promo here but I figure we’re entitled to it periodically, right? This week we rolled out a new shop (on a third party site) where you can browse and shop for cool and fun “Geo Swag”. USing our popular MapThis slogan, you can browse the shop for T-shirts, long sleeves, hoodies, hats and more. All the designs are original and are geared towards GIS professionals, mappers, geographers, and geo-geeks. We’ve got fun designs for men and women, each item available in various sizes (even tall) and several colors. We’ve tested the shop extensively and have ordered a number of products to ensure that yes indeed, the quality and service is excellent! We’ve priced items as low as we possibly can and receive no commission at all, we’ve waived it to keep prices low. Shipping is efficient and very low priced! Check it out, look back periodically as there are often sales and discount codes offered and if there’s something you don’t see, please ask us, perhaps we can add it to the shop. Your feedback is welcomed and appreciated! #MapThis – https://geo-jobe.com/shop

mapthis geo swag store

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