5Things on Friday 10 – US Zip Tapestry, Early Voting Maps, ArcGIS 10.5

Time once again for us to share 5 more very cool things in Geo technology with our readers (aka 5things on Friday), we hope you enjoy and find something here that may help you to be even more awesome in your role as a GeoGeek, ArcGIS Administrator, or Geo professional. This week we share a tip about some amazing open data, a wealth of educational and informative videos,a demographic profiling web service, and a peek at ArcGIS 10.5

Esri Videos

Here’s the scenario. There was an Esri conference or event that took place and you REALLY wish you could have been there. Perhaps there was a main stage session at ESRIUC, or maybe there was a really cool how to video presentation for developers, or maybe Jack Dangermond was overseas making headline at a big event. Well, you may be in luck thanks to the Esri E360 video resource. Browse hundreds of high quality.

Esri videos
Esri videos

ArcGIS 10.5 – a move to Web GIS

Don’t get too excited, 10.5 isn’t here yet, well, not totally, however, Esri has just announced over the Esri blogs that the 10.5 pre-release is now available. The pre-release setups for ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Desktop can be found at MyEsri for qualified customers. Along with ArcGIS 10.5 Pre-release, you can also sign up for ArcGIS Pro 1.4 Alpha. Some noteworthy updates with this release include: ArcGIS for Server has been renamed to ArcGIS Enterprise; New server roles include the highly anticipated ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Server; Current ArcGIS for Server users will find that transitioning to ArcGIS Enterprise is very straight-forward; finally, One of the new features of ArcGIS Enterprise is the ability to engage in portal to portal collaboration

ArcGIS 10.5
ArcGIS 10.5

National Transit Map Data from the BTS

We all love Open Data, more open data means more data for your maps, webmaps, and apps. Recently, the BTS has made available some interesting data products in the form of National Transit Map data. Developers can access and download  a national dataset/data catalog, data services which include national data feeds that provide open, machine spatial and tabular data about the nation’s transit systems stops, routes, and schedules; maps of transit data service providers, and there’s even a national dataset of transit stops and buffers.

National Transit Map (Data, Maps and Apps)
National Transit Map (Data, Maps and Apps)

 Mapping Early Voting in the US Election

PEW Research has produced some interesting maps and data that look at the popular trend of early voting in the US Presidential election. The research shares maps and data about trends in early voting, looks at areas with the highest rates of early voter turn-out, and other topics of interest discovered via research and election surveys.

PEW Research - Election Day is already here
PEW Research – Election Day is already here

 ZIP Tapestry, Mapping America’s Lifestyle

HEre’s a fabulous data resource and web service that enables anyone to quickly and easily see demographic and lifestyle information for any neighborhood. Start by typing a ZIP code, then view a lifestyle segmentation of the region as well as detailed income, age and population characterstics. According to the site, Esri’s Tapestry™ Lifestyle Segmentation classifies the US population into 67 market segments and provides comprehensive lifestyle details.

ZIP Lookup
ZIP Lookup

We hope you found something of interest here. If you have a cool GIS, GeTech, Geo EDU, UAV or other story/tip of interest, please share with us via email (hit the Contact Us link to the right) or drop us a tweet @GEOjobeGIS

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