The Quick Access Toolbar, located above the ribbon in ArcGIS Pro, is where you can add commands you often need. This toolbar quickly puts those commands at your fingertips. Check out his article which shows you how to customize it.
Monthly Archives: February 2021
A Safer, Speedier Flu Clinic
This one is interesting. The GIS Department for Carlton County, Minnesota, used ArcGIS Survey123, ArcGIS Hub, and ArcGIS Dashboards to help administer a drive-through flu vaccine clinic. Online forms created with ArcGIS technology made registration for the clinic safer, faster, and easier for the public. Dashboards provided real-time statistics, enabling county officials to quickly analyze how many people were being vaccinated. Click below to read the article.
ArcGIS Earth Technical Session
Join the ArcGIS Earth team on February 24 for a technical session at the ESRI Federal GIS Conference to introduce the newest capabilities available in ArcGIS Earth. Whether you’re a first-time user or a seasoned professional, this session is designed to bring value to all ArcGIS Earth users by delivering a product overview as well as a demonstration of some of the newest, most exciting capabilities currently available, and a sneak peek into what’s on the roadmap. The session will be followed by a live Q&A with the product team to field all your questions related to ArcGIS Earth. Click here for more info and to register.
US Power Outage Map
Here is an interesting site that shows power outages across the US. PowerOutage.US collects, records, and aggregates live power outage data from utilities all over the United States, with the goal to create the single most reliable and complete source of power outage information available. Click on a state and get county level information, including number of homes that are out of power and what power companies are having issues. Very interesting!
SCAG 2021 Student Showcase
SCAG is inviting college and university students in the region an opportunity to conceptualize, create, and submit ArcGIS StoryMaps using SCAG’s open data. This is a meaningful way to tell a story or provide insight, showcase plans and projects, engage supporters and stakeholders, illustrate the possibilities of data, and highlight the usefulness of open data at the regional level.
The 2021 Student Showcase will be a virtual StoryMap competition with two award categories: Innovation and Planning. An internal staff of planning professionals will evaluate the projects and select four winners.
In all, there will be a total of $6,000 awarded (one $2,000 first place prize and one runner-up $1,000 prize each per category).
Want to learn more about ArcGIS StoryMaps? Attend the Toolbox Tuesday on StoryMapping: Transforming Data Into Interactive Stories on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. Attendance is encouraged but not required. Entrants may also review meeting materials that will be posted online following the training to participate.
If you are looking at developing your cartography skills, why not take this free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in Cartography, presented by ESRI. You will learn how to make beautiful maps using ArcGIS Pro. You get free access to ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online.
The class has already started, Feb 3, but you can still jump in. Just register by Feb 14. Check it out!
Migrating from ArcGIS Desktop to Pro
You looking to migrate from ArcGIS Desktop to ArcGIS Pro? You could attend an ESRI class on it for $1500, or just spend about $33 and get the book below!
NASA Remote Sensing Webinar Series
NASA has a free remote sensing webinar series presented by their Applied Remote Sensing Training Program. Their introductory 4 part webinar will be about the use of Solar Induced Fluorescence (SIF) and LIDAR to assess vegetation change and vulnerability.
By the end of this training, attendees will be able to understand the basic concepts of SIF and LIDAR sensors, how to interpret the measurements, and how they can be used to address different applications. In addition, attendees will also be able to access, open, and analyze SIF and LIDAR data.
The series starts in March 2021. Click below for more info and to register.
You Need Python Skills
If you are looking for a new GIS job or just need to keep up with the new technology, you really need some Python skills to be able to manipulate data and automate GIS tasks … and to make yourself stand out if looking for that GIS job! Check out this interesting article about how to learn Python as quickly and inexpensively as possible.