NAD 83 (2011) is a new NAD 83 “realization”. It does not use a new datum. It is a refinement of the NAD 83 datum using data from a network of very accurate GPS receivers at Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS). From the point of view of GIS use, the difference is very slight and it will not be an issue when overlaying your older NAD 83 data.
Landsat image services in ArcGIS Online will be updated this spring with Landsat Collection 2 imagery, recently released by the US Geological Survey (USGS). Landsat Collection 1 imagery will be retired. Click below to read more about it.
Earlier this year, ESRI launched a new product called ArcGIS Platform, a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering that makes it easier to integrate ESRI location services into apps, solutions, and business systems. As a GIS professional, you already realize the benefits of GIS. However, it can be a challenge when developers in your organization need location services but are not familiar with the ArcGIS system or require the additional functionality provided by it. With ArcGIS Platform, developers and IT professionals can take advantage of location services—including basemaps, routing, geocoding, data, and geoenrichment—within their development environment through an industry-standard development experience, instead of needing a stand-alone set of services. This month, the ESRI state and local government team will present the following:
How this new product will make it easier for developers to integrate our location services into their apps and business systems
The immediate benefits of adopting these new capabilities including easily accessible services and a metered transaction business model
How GIS professionals can communicate the benefits and capabilities of ArcGIS Platform to the developers they work with
The webinar is March 17 at 10am. For more info and to register, click here.
The California Geographic Information Association (CGIA) will host a webinar today with the California State GIO about California GIS initiatives and a conversation about supporting new GIS professionals. The webinar will be today at 12:30pm. Click here for more info and to RSVP.
The National Maps Corps is an online crowdsourcing mapping project with volunteers successfully editing structures in all 50 States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Structures include schools, hospitals, post offices, police stations, cemeteries, and other important public buildings. By updating and verifying structures data, volunteers are making significant contributions to USGS National Structures Database, The National Map, and ultimately US Topo Maps.
If you have some time, why not do a little data editing? Click below and check it out.