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Public Works and GIS, a Retrospective of 2021 Success Stories (Adam Carnov, Esri)

It’s the time of year, end of one – beginning of another, to gain some inspiration by reviewing the top success stories of Public Works GIS in 2021. As challenging as 2021 was for all of us, the innovative uses of the geographic approach and GIS to help organizations do more with less, increase efficiencies, […]

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Teaching (and research using) GIS—Shifting to Modern GIS (Brian Baldwin, Esri)

From magnetic tape to mobile apps, geographic information system (GIS) technology has changed a lot over the course of its 50+ year history. Yet at many institutions, the curriculum and structure of GIS education has not kept pace with these changes. Looking at the skills that are required in the field today, there is clearly […]

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Improving Safety for Wildlife and People on Roadways (Sunny Fleming, Esri)

With its waterfalls, geysers, and wide variety of wildlife such as bison, cougars and grizzly bears, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming remains one of most beloved spots in the US, drawing nature lovers from around the world to gaze at its wildlife and astonishing vistas. Improving Safety for Wildlife and People on Roadways (esri.com)

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The Science of Where. What’s new in ArcGIS StoryMaps (September 2021) (Owen Evans, Esri)

ArcGIS StoryMaps helps you tell remarkable stories with custom maps that inform and inspire. A story can effect change, influence opinion, and create awareness—and maps are an integral part of storytelling. ArcGIS StoryMaps can give your narrative a stronger sense of place, illustrate spatial relationships, and add visual appeal and credibility to your ideas. What’s new […]

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The Science of Where. ArcGIS Indoors and Facility Management Systems (Silvia Pichler, Esri)

Facility data is visualized on an indoor map. The ArcGIS Indoors Space Planner helps plan space utilization and management and facilitates ad-hoc changes to space assignments. Facilities are transforming. They have been for a while, but the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the process tremendously. The adoption of the working-from-home model over the past 18 months has […]

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The Science of Where. What a Big Data Approach and Geospatial Tools Reveal about Human Mobility (Greg Milner, Esri)

Billions of people move through the landscape every day. For more than a century, geographers have searched for order in this apparent chaos. Now, empirical evidence built on cell phone data adds up to a humanity-scale travelogue. Big Data and Geospatial Tools Reveal Patterns of Human Mobility (esri.com)

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The Science of Where. Big globe, small world (John Nelson, Esri)

This is an 8 foot (aka 2.4 meters or 244 centimeters…why doesn’t anyone use decimeters? decimeters are underused) diameter globe that glows and slowly spins in a building on the campus of Esri. If you want to learn about it’s ideation, creation, inflation, and installation, check out this conflagration of information. Big globe, small world (esri.com)

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The Science of Where. Steal this ArcGIS Pro sunrise hack, please (John Nelson, Esri)

Wellllll, I shared some examples of this illumination effect almost five years ago but by golly the blog post was really light on specifics. Those who may have wanted to try it out were really up against it trying to reverse engineer it based on some descriptions and a screenshot. What was I thinking? Please forgive me […]

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The Science of Where. Work offline with Field Maps (Josh Clifford, D’Maia Curry, Esri)

When using a mobile device, there are few things more frustrating than losing internet connection, being in an area without Wi-Fi, or experiencing slow network speeds. Thankfully, ArcGIS Field Maps provides a few different options for taking maps offline, so your work is never interrupted due to a loss of connection. This means you can take your […]

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The Science of Where. Analyzing Unstructured Text With ArcGIS Pro Intelligence and ArcGIS LocateXT James Jones, Avonlea Fotheringham, Esri)

One of the really powerful things that you can do with ArcGIS Pro Intelligence and ArcGIS LocateXT is respond to rapidly changing situations, conduct meaningful analysis, and build relevant information products for key decision makers in your organizations. Sometimes this can entail using unstructured text-based data, which can come from a wide variety of sources, […]

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The Science of Where. Improvements to the USA Wildfires map’s Smoke Forecast (John Nelson, Jinnan Zhang, Esri)

Perhaps as important as fire to the USA Wildfires map is the smoke forecast layer. Fire is a punctuated risk, but the resulting smoke is a far-flung and pervasive risk. The National Weather Service smoke forecast layer is a helpful resource for understanding the current, and projected, concentrations of airborne particulates. Recent improvements to this live feed’s interface have […]

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The Science of Where. Dangermond Fellows Making a Difference in Our World (Raquel Perez, Esri)

Each year, the Jack and Laura Dangermond Fellows at the National Audubon Society receive hands-on training and mentorship that helps them advance their careers and leadership in conservation science, public policy, community engagement and digital mapping. As part of the enterprise GIS team at Audubon, they build tools that empower conservation scientists and policy experts to advocate for […]