ArcWatch: GIS News, Views, and Insights

May 2018

Geospatial Tech's Turn in the Sun

By Carla Wheeler
ArcWatch Editor

More than 2,000 people attended the 2018 Esri Developer Summit in Palm Springs, California, coming away more knowledgeable about the trends in geospatial app development, artificial intelligence, and virtual and augmented reality. They spent a week taking training, watching presentations, and attending workshops geared to help them develop the geospatial apps of the future. "You are clearly the people who are making a huge difference in our field," Esri president Jack Dangermond said as he opened the summit. Read the article.

Javier Gutierrez and Russell Roberts talked about the latest innovations in 3D mapping.

The Tip

Create Custom Labels with ArcGIS Arcade Expressions
How can you add informative custom labels to your maps? With ArcGIS Arcade, a scripting language in ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro, you can combine fields, perform calculations, and add text to create more descriptive labels without editing the source data. Read the tip.

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    Tech Time

    ArcGIS Hub: From Aspirations to Initiatives

    Does your government organization want to make it easier to solicit residents' opinions and ideas about issues such as economic development, pedestrian safety, homelessness, and opioid addiction? With the ArcGIS Hub web-based collaboration platform, people can work together on community initiatives online. See how ArcGIS Hub works.

    ArcGIS Enterprise Questions Answered

    Esri's Scott MacDonald answers four of the most common questions about ArcGIS Enterprise that were asked during the Esri Partner Conference, the Esri Developer Summit, and the Esri Federal GIS Conference. Read the blog.

    Tag and Search Microsoft SharePoint Content

    With ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint 5.0, you can geotag Microsoft SharePoint content to any point, line, or polygon feature on a map. Just drag and drop SharePoint documents onto the feature to create the association. Later, click the feature to see all the content geotagged to it. Learn more.

    Print Copies of Esri Story Map Cascade Stories

    Esri cartographer John Nelson clues you in to a great new capability in the Story Map Cascade app: the ability to print your story or turn it into a sleek PDF with clickable hyperlinks. Learn how.

    Maps & More

    Maps Take Flight

    Esri cartographer Andrew Skinner uses 3D maps to trace the routes of the first aviators who dared to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. The maiden flight was by a United States Navy crew that piloted a Curtiss NC-4 seaplane to Portugal in 1919. View the story map.

    Design and Publish Custom Basemaps

    Do you want to create and publish a custom basemap that includes your city and county data? This 90-minute Learn ArcGIS lesson walks you through each step, using ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online. Take the lesson.

    Hardware Offer

    With the Trimble R1 GNSS receiver and the optional ViewPoint RTX service, you can collect up to submeter-accuracy location data with your iOS or Android device running Collector for ArcGIS. Order today.

    The Last Word

    A Conversation with National Intelligence Official Susan M. Gordon

    Susan M. Gordon, principal deputy director of National Intelligence, is interviewed by Esri president Jack Dangermond about the role of geospatial information in her work and in presidential briefings. "Time and space make everything clearer—every issue," Gordon said. Watch the interview.

    See You in San Diego

    Preparations are in full swing for the Esri User Conference, to be held July 9–13, 2018, in San Diego, California. You can now view the agenda, download an attendance justification letter, and register for the largest GIS event in the world.
    Peruse the agenda.
    Download the justification letter.
    Register today.