Barbara Shields

Over 15 years at Esri, Barbara Leigh Shields has authored hundreds of articles about GIS technology, spanning more than 40 industries. Before joining Esri, Barbara worked as a business analyst for the County of Tulare, where she performed legal analysis, cost assessments, and program implementations. She holds a master’s degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in business. Barbara also has taught graduate-level business communications at California State University, San Bernardino.

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Managing Mining from Exploration to Reclamation

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Seeing Green in the Scenic Chattanooga Region

Thrive Regional Partnership is using geodesign technology and methodology to plan smartly and sustainably.

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Stumping for GIS

Forestry professionals from all over the world converged on Redlands, California, for three days to see how fellow foresters use GIS...

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Ships Use Sea-Ice and Iceberg Maps to Navigate in Polar Regions

The National Ice Center (NIC) uses an ArcGIS extension to process satellite imagery of polar regions.

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Forest Damage from Tornadoes Assessed with ArcGIS

The Alabama Forestry Commission used ArcGIS to map the damage to more than 200,000 acres of forestland after a swarm of deadly tornadoes.

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Protecting the Oceans and Shores

Twenty-five years ago, the Exxon Valdez struck a reef, causing a massive oil spill off Alaska.

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California City Uses Geodesign Technology to Plan for Growth of Facebook

PlaceWorks, Inc., uses GeoPlanner for ArcGIS to help the City of Menlo Park, California, plan for the expansion of Facebook headquarters...

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Crowdsourced Cleanup

New Jersey residents can use a new GIS-based crowdsourcing web app to report and map cases of illegal dumping.

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Accelerating Small-Town Services on a Small-Town Budget

Thanks to a new enterprise geodatabase and Esri technology like ArcGIS Pro and Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS, the GIS manager in Falls Church...

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Campaign Mounted to Save the Epicenter of American Music

The National Trust for Historic Preservation created an Esri Story Map Journal app called Telling Music Row's Story...

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Grounded in Reality

Esri Emerging Business Partner GroundVu Gives Texas County a True, 360-Degree View of the Hurricane Harvey Floods

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A Secret Weapon against Fraud

If you knew that at least 5 percent of revenue was leaching out of your business, would you try to stop it?

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