The first virtual Esri UC—held in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic—was attended by 88,000 people.

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Geospatial Infrastructure at Its Best

At the 2020 Esri User Conference, Regional Municipality of York was honored for creating a shared geospatial infrastructure.

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Table of contents for the Summer 2020 issue of ArcUser. Contribute to or advertise in ArcUser.

MANAGER'S CORNER
MANAGER'S CORNER

Adapting Voting Practices to Safeguard Elections

Counties across the United States are relying on GIS to adapt voting practices to the realities brought on by the (COVID-19 pandemic.

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FACES OF GIS
FACES OF GIS

Creating the Dashboard for the Pandemic

The story behind the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Dashboard, an iconic image of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

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SPECIAL

How to Change the Way We Talk about Climate Change

Feelings, not facts, have been shaping the discussion on climate change.

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LETTER

Interconnected on Many Levels

The GIS community came together for the Esri User Conference this year, as it has for the last 40 years.

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Find the Best Way to Organize Your Geospatial Talent

The way you organize your geospatial staff can greatly affect its effectiveness.

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FOCUS

Future Impacts of GeoAI on Mapping

Technology is the backbone of successful mapping organizations that helps them be more productive.

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DEVELOPER'S CORNER
DEVELOPER'S CORNER

Use Blend Modes to Make Web Apps Stand Out

Blend modes in ArcGIS let you determine how the layers in a map affect each other so you can highlight a specific aspect of the data.

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FOCUS

Studying Ancient Methods of Sustainable Development with GeoAI

A graduate student used the deep learning capabilities in ArcGIS Pro to map ancient irrigation systems in the Middle East.

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Coordinate Systems: What's the Difference?

Knowledge of coordinate systems is fundamental for GIS specialists, but there are so many confusing terms.

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Effectively Present Information about Race/Ethnicity (or Any Group)

Best practices for making subsets of data by race and ethnicity without making separate maps.

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EDUCATION
EDUCATION

Turning a Challenge into an Opportunity

A professor transformed a course from traditional classroom to remote interactive experience with the help of ArcGIS Notebooks.

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Give Your Maps an Edge with Vignettes

Vignettes are a handy and versatile tool that can be used to emphasize or de-emphasize features.

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Is Your Workforce Change Ready?

The key metrics for technology projects are speed and rate of user adoption.

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Mapping with Population-Weighted Centroids

Population-weighted centroids are one alternative to geometric centroids.

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END NOTES

Before Construction Starts, GIS Makes a Virtual Tour Possible

A civil engineering firm used ArcGIS to create a virtual reality tour to preview a proposed construction project.

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Many Possibilities for Policy Maps from Living Atlas Data

Using online layers from ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World lets anyone explore maps with no download required.

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Open Up ArcGIS StoryMaps to Your Organization

The new Storyteller user type lets anyone in your organization make ArcGIS StoryMap apps.

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Make Any Living Atlas Basemap Your Own

Use any basemap in the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World

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BOOKSHELF

GIS Bookshelf

Two new Esri Press books on Python scripting for ArcGIS Pro and Web GIS

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EDUCATION
EDUCATION

Introducing Business School Students to Location Analytics

Dr. Joseph J. Kerski, education manager at Esri, shares his thoughts on implementing location analytics in university’s business programs.

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BRIEFLY NOTED
BRIEFLY NOTED

Briefly Noted

Racial Equity microsite, Esri named leader in location intelligence

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