There’s no doubt at all that Esri is in the spirit of giving this holiday season! This month the company has been steadily rolling out impressive updates to their entire product portfolio. Most notable are the big updates that users of ArcGIS at R. 105 are getting as well as the revamp of ArcGIS Online [Read more…] about There’s Tons of Holiday Cheer with the new ArcGIS 10.5 and ArcGIS Online
It seems Esri has rolled out loads of new updates for ArcGIS Online and Twitter is buzzing about it! Look for new animations, cloud data support, configurable apps, join feature improvements, story map updates and more. [Read more…] about Tons of New Features and Functionality for ArcGIS Online
Over the past several years this topic has popped up in many discussions that I’ve heard and overheard, essentially because Esri is privately owned with CEO Jack Dangermond steadily climbing on the Forbes List of wealthy Amerians. So what do Jack and Laura have planned for the future? Yesterday we received some information via an official PR from the Giving Pledge Foundation noting that the Dangermonds are included along with 17 Families Joining the Giving Pledge and Commit Majority of Wealth to Philanthropy Global group – this generous group now includes 154 philanthropic individuals and families from 16 countries.
The Giving Pledge is a multi-generational, global initiative created by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates that encourages billionaires to give the majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes. [Read more…] about Dangermond Family Pledges to donate Bulk of Wealth to Philanthropy Group
What can you do with Drone2Map? A presentation about the new, Drone2Map for ArcGIS filmed on location at the 2016 Esri DevSummit event, Palm Springs, CA. Learn about the capabilities of this new product from Esri, expected to be released later in 2016
The one where I drive back to San Diego from Palm Springs and talk about a few days at DevSummit with the GeoGeeks! In this solo edition I rolled a solo Devsummit summary while driving back from Palm Springs… What did you like most about DevSummit?
You may have heard recently about something calld ArcGIS Earth. If not I’m sure you will be hearing lots more in the very near future, particularly as the Esri conference season kicks off this month. Simply put, ArcGIS Earth is Esri’s response to Google Earth! With “Earth”, users can explore any place on Earth in 2 or 3D displaying a number of common data formats, including KML, SHP and other data from web services. Users also have the ability to view their own data, sketch, measure, and annotate – Think ArcGIS powered 3D Globe!
Are you up for another fun, geeky interview video? Recently, while visiting SoCal, I dropped into Redlands, CA to visit with some of the GeoGeeks. while there I ran into Jim Barry who heads up the EDN team with Esri. Join us while we drive around the Esri campus and the city center in Redlands talking about Geo developers, the Esri DevSummits, dodge ball, and a few other goodies. Enjoy! Note, you can find all the episodes of GeoGeeks driving in cars for coffee HERE
Today at 10:30 AM (PST) #GeoHub is a city- and countywide collaboration and data portal, with Location-as-a-Service and DIY mapping tools. It’s an innovation ecosystem. Open data made actionable. Today’s live stream will have Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Esri’s Jack Dangermond.
Something new from Esri as they share details of the latest story map featuring Flu hot spots around the USA. ‘Tis the season for the flu! The Walgreens Flu Index provides state and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and is compiled using retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat influenza across Walgreens locations nationwide.
Keep reading for the Top 10 States with Flu Activity [Read more…] about Mapping Flu Activity in Your Community with the Flu Index Map
Something new from Esri Press for those interested in LiDAR and working with LiDAR data. There’s no doubt the LiDAR is very popular, just look at the extensive archive of news on the topic that we’ve shared! This new Esri Workbook Teaches Analysis Skills, Combining Lidar Data and ArcGIS Software. About the book… Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Lidar: A Workbook presents problems that need to be solved using lidar data and the geospatial analysis tools in Esri’s GIS software, ArcGIS for Desktop.