No more “for” in ArcGIS

In the ESRI UC 2016 Q&A that is online here, I found this little tidbit about what are the product names:

Several years ago, as part of the naming standards issue, we changed the names to be consistent with ArcGIS for Server and ArcGIS for Desktop, etc. What we found is that we made a mistake, and that our users are more comfortable referring to these products as ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Desktop, so starting now ESRI is changing these names back to ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server.

These changes will be implemented on our website and in the software over the next release cycles.

All us old timers rejoice! 🙂

GIS Technician I at IRWD

Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) has an opening for a GIS Technician I.  GIS Technician I is a trainee level classification in the GIS Technicians series.  Under close supervision, incumbents maintain and update the District’s Geographic Information Systems. Incumbents are required to have a fundamental knowledge of Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) based products, conversion tools, and functionalities. Assignments are within the basic principles of GIS cartography skills with framework established by higher-level employees.

For more info and to apply, click here.

Do-It-Yourself Geo Apps

ESRI is having another free MOOC on building apps.  This course will show you how to combine location and narrative in one application to better communicate and broadcast your story, create custom web applications that solve problems in your community, and build powerful native applications for iOS and Android devices without touching a piece of code. If you are a developer, you’ll be interested in ESRI’s APIs, SDKs, and the buzzing GeoDev community.

The free course goes on for 4 weeks (July 20 to August 17) and you will receive a certificate of completion and awards.  Check out the syllabus and sign up if you are interested.


AutoCAD Drafter at SCE

Southern California Edison has two full-time openings for an entry level AutoCAD Drafter (TSP1 – 71015063) and (TSP1 – 71015098). The successful candidates will maintain data in a GIS database using AutoCAD Map 3D software by interpreting work order/field maps. If you know of anyone that might be interested please direct them to the Southern California Edison link below. The positions will be posted externally until Friday 7/8/2016.