How about some must-have ArcGIS Reading material? With the end of 2016 it seemed that the team from Esri had no sign of slowing down at all. Truthfully, in December the Esri blogs, Twitter stream and other social media channels were bursting with new, interesting content, announcements, and updates, this thanks to the year-end roll-out of ArcGIS 10.5 and supporting product updates. This made for some awesome reading materials. We’ve culled through some of our favorite blog updates from Esri staffers and listed 10 interesting reads below – enjoy!
- Joseph Kerski describes how you can enhance presentations by Embedding ArcGIS Online Maps and Storymaps into Microsoft Sway Presentations
- A handy article from ArcNews, Tips and Tricks to Supercharge Your Web GIS
- Learn about security and new security features in ArcGIS
- The #1, Top live training session delivered by Esri was about Story Maps. Enjoy this recorded session for some great tips. NOTE, be sure to check out Esri’s TOP Story Maps from 2016!
- The team from SSP describes in detail the Electric Asset Locator in ArcGIS Online
- An introduction to Arcade, a new expression language for ArcGIS that allows you to do more across the ArcGIS Platform in a consistent way – Simply put, Arcade is a secure, portable expression language that ArcGIS knows how to read
- New at ArcGIS 10.5 is the concept of named user levels (think permission and access controls). Here’s your guide to named user levels, describing what they are and what each level can do.
- Something for the Defense and GeoInt community – What’s new in ArcGIS for Defense. During the December 2016 ArcGIS Solutions Release there were 3 new Solution Products added to ArcGIS, 3 Solution Products were updated and 23 had product lifecycle changes.
- How much does ArcGIS Online really cost? Insights provided by GIS consulting experts, Webmap solutions share a scenario with a customer that sheds some interesting light on pricing and pricing strategies.
- Something new from the Esri Labs to close out 2016 – Trek2there. Available for mobile users via the Google Play and iTunes stores, this app will use your direction of travel to tell you in what direction you should go to reach your destination following a straight line.
Bonus, be sure to read our list of 10 awesome things you’ll find in ArcGIS 10.5 and ArcGIS Online
Note, if you haven’t already done so, this would be a great time for you and your team to consider registering for coming events, notable, the Esri Federal User Conference (Feb 13-14, 2017) and Esri DevSummit (March 7-10, 2017) which are both just around the corner.
- Stay in touch with ArcGIS updates via the official ArcGIS Blog
- Official ArcGIS Resource for Developers
- Esri Github
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