ESRI has discovered a critical vulnerability in the ArcGIS Server component of ArcGIS Enterprise resulting in a Server Side Request Forgery (SSRF) issue when special steps are taken by someone with network access to the deployment. This can result in access to and control over other infrastructure resources by unauthenticated persons.
This security issue affects all supported versions prior to ArcGIS Server 10.8 on both Windows and Linux. Click here for more info and how to fix.
Starting December 8, 2020, ArcGIS Online will no longer support communication over HTTP, so it is imperative to update all of your items to HTTPS. Click here for more info.
Just found this one. “Pancakes and Silver” by Stanford University Libraries took the grand prize in ESRI’s 2019 StoryMapper of the Year competition. Check out that storymap and others by clicking below.
Apparently ESRI has a product called ArcGIS Drone Collections.
ArcGIS Drone Collections includes four prepackaged configurations of ArcGIS products specifically tailored for processing drone imagery and creating information products such as 3D visualizations and remote-sensing analysis. Each collection provides a different level of scalability and functionality to meet your organization’s imagery needs.
More info about it here.
The GIS Certification Institute is hosting a Map Contest. Submissions are open through the end of March 2020. First prize is $250. For more info click here.
Going to do a little boating soon? You better download the raster nautical charts (RNC) that you need since they are going away soon, as well as paper charts. RNC’s will be replaced with ENC’s, or electronic nautical charts, which are just vector files used in navigation systems. Check out the charts and download!
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), in conjunction with Idaho National Laboratory (INL), is hosting the 2020 Geothermal Design Challenge: GIS Mapping Student Competition. The design challenge focuses on a non-technical barrier to geothermal development to foster understanding and share the benefits of geothermal energy technologies. Student teams of two or three will use geographic information system (GIS) mapping to create a compelling infographic/poster or interactive map to discover potential opportunities from this renewable energy source.
High school (grades 9-12) and university (both undergraduate and graduate) students (full or part-time) enrolled at an accredited academic institution at the time of submission are eligible to participate. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to participate in the 2020 Geothermal Design Challenge. The deadline to submit draft entries for compliance review is March 30, 2020. For more info and to register, click below!
Any questions? Contact:
Geothermal Design Challenge™