Something on the Esri blogs this week giving us a clue as to what we can expect to see on the main stage at ESRIUC this July – ArcGIS Earth – Esri’s new effort to support the transition to an ESRI solution from the Google Earth Pro environment.
Such a tragedy seeing the flooding and devastation in the South this week… we hope all of our readers and colleagues are staying dry and safe! To help those of you interested in tracking and/or monitoring the current situation, Esri has developed a U.S. Flooding Public Information Map which provides continuously updated information from the National Weather Service showing:
- Observed flooding locations
- Current and forecasted precipitation
- Flood warning areas
You Esri app developers, take note that the App Challenge is ending Monday. Esri is offering up some nice prize money ($10K, $2K, $1K) to the top apps. Entries will be accepted until Monday, April 27 5 PM PDT with winners being announced May 11.
Here’s an fun competition from Esri for those of you who can’t get enough of making awesome maps
An interesting MOOC from Esri with a focus on Location analytics starts soon. This from Esri… The Location Advantage is a free, instructor-led massive open online course (MOOC) that will be offered by Esri for the first time on May 12th in 2015 and lasts 6 weeks.
Learn how location information can help businesses question, analyze, interpret, and visualize data, enabling more informed decisions
A challenge to developers from Esri designed to encourage Geo devs to build a great mapping app – enter the Esri DataViz App Challenge. From Esri… Esri challenges any and all geo developers to make brilliant, interactive, meaningful mapping applications that showcase the data visualization power of ArcGIS.
Competition closes April 27, 2015
This free online training from Esri kicks off tomorrow, March 3 so you better be quick if you want to take advantage of this! From Esri… ” This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is for people who know something about data analysis and want to learn about the special capabilities of spatial data analysis. – See more
I have to thank Twitter colleague, Craig Williams (@williamscraigm) for some tips and insight on this one! Those of you who are baseball fans may be aware that the 2016 MLB All Star game was recently awarded to the San Diego Padres! WAY COOL you might think, but sit back and think of years past and ask yourself, isn’t the All Star game usually the same week as the Annual ESRIUC which is also in San Diego? Bingo!! Indeed it is.