If you missed the 2022 ESRI Developer Summit back in March, check out this recap posting. It includes videos about the new animated flow renderer, ArcGIS Maps SDK for game engines, knowledge graphs in ArcGIS Pro, using CAD and BIM in ArcGIS, automating deployments, spatial statistics, and other topics.
In collaboration with the US Department of Labor, the National Geospatial Technology Center is updating the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) and is seeking input. Your input is hugely valuable in helping to define which professional and technical competencies are crucial to a successful GIS employee. For more information, click here.
The Climate Prediction Center at NOAA has a site for current and future drought estimations. Check out their Drought Monitor interactive map and Monthly Drought Outlook and Seasonal Drought Outlook maps. There are other tools too.
The US Census Bureau has a new data tool, called My Community Explorer, that allows users to view the demographics of their individual communities. The interactive dashboard offers profiles of all US counties based on the data collected from the census survey. Beginning with a state, users can filter by demographic data including race and ethnic makeup, income and economic statistics, and industry and business profiles. Check it out!