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.
Webinar, March 24, 2020, 12pm
Instructor: Sean Christian, PE, FAA 107
The use of geospatial technologies plays a critical role in Civil Engineering and is the underlying data that most construction, daily operations and permit compliance to rely on when operating sanitary landfills.
The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs coupled with advances in GIS/CAD capabilities is quickly changing how construction management, field operations, surveying, and design work together.
The presentation provides an overview:
- GIS and drone technology have in managing traditional operations of sanitary landfills
- Recycle centers and how low-cost investments in software and hardware
- Technology can yield significant payback in efficiency gains
- Infrastructure management and improved decision-making
Click here more more info and to register.
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.
A colleague sent me a picture taken at the ESRI Developer Summit going on right now in Palm Springs, and I can tell you very few people are there. Kind of looks like a ghost town. Further, according to the DevSummit Twitter feed, ESRI decided to make it a virtual event and not a live in-person conference.
ESRI sent out an email today about the 2020 ESRI Conference that will be in San Diego in mid July. This was at the bottom of the email:
Health and Safety at Esri Events: Coronavirus Response
In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be taking precautions at our events to protect the health and safety of all attendees. Please see the Esri User Conference FAQ for more information about current guidelines, event details, and assistance.
The conference is still on, but might change depending on the circumstances.