Fall 2022, Vol. 44, No. 4

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At the 2022 Esri User Conference, presenters and attendees showed how innovative the GIS community can be when solving complex problems.

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NEWS

Climate Change
Climate Change

White House Releases New Climate Data Portal

The Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation portal is helping communities make data-driven decisions when faced with natural hazards.

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Collaboration
Collaboration

Briefly Noted

A new grant from Esri gives nonprofit organizations free geospatial software, and find out how to celebrate GIS Day!

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Oceans
Oceans

A Global Approach to Preventing Plastic from Reaching the Ocean

The GIS user community is key to figuring out which beaches around the world are consistently fouled by plastic and how to clean them up.

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ESRI TECHNOLOGY

ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Engine
ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Engine

Bringing Spatial Analysis of Big Data to the Cloud

With ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Engine, it takes minutes—rather than hours or days—to process massive volumes of spatial data.

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Cloud Computing
Cloud Computing

New Ways to Access Big Data in the Cloud

ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Enterprise now offer support for connecting to cloud data warehouses and publishing the data that’s stored there.

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ArcGIS Online
ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Online Extensions Get New Features

Recent updates focused on real-time and big data analysis, working with imagery, additional options for designing urban plans, and more.

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YOUR WORK

Transportation
Transportation

Belgian Rail Company Reenvisions Worker Safety

Government agency Infrabel developed two GIS-based apps that track train and worker movements—in some cases, down to the subfoot level.

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Transportation
Transportation

Standardized Location Data Transforms San Francisco Airport Operations

Thanks to three new data models, capital improvement projects have been streamlined to better meet the airport’s current and future needs.

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Mapping
Mapping

To Mark 50 Years, United Arab Emirates Maps Growth and Quality of Life

The country now has a set of authoritative maps that officials can use to monitor objectives and set initiatives for the next 50 years.

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GIS PEOPLE

Scientific Currents
Scientific Currents

An Inspiring Journey to Map the Deepest Part of the Ocean

Esri’s chief scientist became the first person of African descent to dive to Challenger Deep, where she surveyed its Western Pool.

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GIS Hero
GIS Hero

A Self-Learner Becomes an Influential GIS Lecturer

Charlotte Smith taught herself GIS using Esri’s Learn Lessons. Now, she’s a GIS professor and practitioner who’s making waves in the field.

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From the Meridian
From the Meridian

As Maps Transform, So Must the Ethics of Mapmaking

The potential for mapping—and what a map can be—is enormous. This potential comes with great responsibility.

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COLLABORATIONS

Esri Partners
Esri Partners

For Big Projects, Turn to Esri Partners

When organizations need to tell geospatial stories, standardize processes, or implement new systems, Esri partners make those jobs easier.

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Esri Startup Partners
Esri Startup Partners

SaaS Imagery Solution Helps Conservation Startup Detect Change Faster

To better manage and store imagery and improve change detection analysis, Esri partner Skytec implemented ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online.

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Esri Press
Esri Press

Esri Press

New books cover switching to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap, how to employ GIS in education, how to use location analytics, and more.

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