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The Most Important 18th-Century Map of California
If you have some cash to spend, like $600,000 to $800,000, you too could own this rare map of California! COSTANSÓ, MIGUEL DE. 1741-1814: Original Manuscript Map of Coastal California Signed (“Miguel de Costansó”).
Costansó was the engineer for the Portola Expedition, creating the first land based maps of the California coastline, and discovering and mapping the port of San Francisco for the first time. There are only 4 copies that still exist, and you can own one of them! Check it out, and good luck on your bid!
ArcGIS Online Updates
ESRI will be updating ArcGIS Online on November 9th. Some update highlights include:
- Map Viewer Enhancements
- Greater support for feature aggregation
- Enhanced visualization in heat maps
- New and enhanced editor for Arcade expressions
- Greater visibility, customization, and control of hatch fills
- Support for uploading PNG, GIF, SVG, or JPEG files as custom symbols
- Improvements to Administrative Workflows
- Visibility of last viewed date in the administrator’s item report
- Ability to specify a default set of member categories for new members
- ArcGIS Instant Apps
- Support for exporting data as a CSV file in Sidebar
- Animation of two or more numeric fields in Slider
- Deprecations and Retirements
- ArcGIS Dashboards Classic
- Legacy Home Page in ArcGIS Online
- Presentation for Map Viewer Classic
- Minimalist Template in ArcGIS Instant Apps
For more information on the update, visit their posting about it here.
2022-23 CGIA Community Council Coordinating Committee Nomination
The California Geographic Information Association (CGIA) is looking for nominations for their new Coordinating Committee. The Coordinating Committee assists the Chair and Vice-Chair in the governance of the Council “on internal business matters such as developing agendas for Council meetings, maintaining the Council website, supporting communications, holding elections, responding to requests from Council members or constituencies, and establishing workgroups.”
Nominations close at 5:00 pm Friday, September 30, 2022. For more information, visit their announcement here.
Webinar – ArcGIS Utility Network
There is a webinar today at 10am PDT about the ArcGIS Utility Network Management Options. There is also another webinar next month on Implementation Considerations. For more info and to register, follow this link.
Webinar – Rapid Data Collection
If you have a need to quickly collect data while out in the field, check out this webinar about ESRI’s QuickCapture software product. See how easy it is to incorporate rapid data collection at your organization.
For more info and to requester, click here. The webinar is on September 14 at 9am PDT.
Webinar – Threat Monitoring and Response
ESRI has a webinar that explores addressing challenges associated with gathering, filtering, and leveraging a myriad of threat and risk data feeds and then disseminating threat information and alert stakeholders of issues.
Click here for more info and to register. The webinar is on September 7 at 11am-12pm PDT.
US Interagency Elevation Inventory
The USGS National Geospatial Program is again updating the US Interagency Elevation Inventory. If you have elevation data, they would like you to give them information so that your data is discoverable by others. Your data need not be in the public domain, and the entry will provide a link to inquire about the data, or to a download site if available. This is not a repository for data; it is a way to make data findable.
Click here for more information and links on the CGIA website.
Webinar – Regional Planning with ArcGIS Urban
Date: August 24, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. (PDT)
In this webinar you will hear from planning staff at regional groups (counties, councils of government [COG], and others) on how they are applying GIS-enabled tools to meet these challenges:
- Exploring the impact of density bonuses
- Visualizing and evaluating proposed developments
- Assessing regional growth patterns and capacities
- Supporting local planning projects
ArcGIS Enterprise 11
ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0 is here. Before you jump on the bandwagon, be aware that ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0 includes several retired and modified workflows. These architecture and application changes are likely to impact your environment when upgrading from an earlier version of the software. For example, the removal of the ArcMap-based runtime will prevent you from publishing map services using ArcMap. You will also need to convert ArcMap based services to ArcGIS Pro based services. You should consider 10.9.1 until you are ready for 11.