Esri Headlines

Highlighting Esri technical topics, news, and updates.

Esri Announces the release of Map Viewer Beta:
ArcGIS Online has just released its newest map-making tool, Map Viewer Beta! With a fresh new look, Map Viewer Beta is designed to improve key map authoring workflows. Map Viewer beta now features a logical left-to-right flow to improve the creation of maps. This new tool is now available for all ArcGIS Online users. To learn about Map Viewer Beta and all its new features, visit Esri’s Blog to read their main article.

Navigator for ArcGIS now gives users more control over their routes:
Navigator, an application that allows ArcGIS users to create turn-by-turn voice navigation using their GIS data, is now rolling out new features to improve its functions. Navigator will now give users the ability to pause and resume routes without having to cancel them. The application is also now allowing skip stops or to mark stops as visited. To read more about the upgraded Navigator click here.

GIS Tips & Tricks

When we learn something new or helpful, we like to pass it along. 

Here’s what you should know when using the improved ArcGIS Scene viewer! 

With the addition of new functions and better performance capability, users will now have the ability to produce better 3D scenes.


Image credit: Esri

As seen above, Scene View allows for scale visibility which gives a better definition of GIS information and will display different layers of data at certain levels of scale. To learn more about using the ArcGIS Scene Viewer, follow this link to read Esri’s Blog.

Events and Conferences

Events of interest for our GIS and web development folks.

NPGS is Moving Office Spaces!
Early 2020


At the beginning of next year North Point will be moving offices to the Paulucci building in Canal Park. If you are interested in moving into our current office space, located in the Dewitt-Seitz building, please contact Carolyn Adams at 218-720-6747 x 2 or by Email: [email protected]

Esri Partner Conference 
March 7-9, Palm Springs CA


This coming March Esri will be holding its 2020 Partner Conference in sunny Palm Springs California. With workshops and Esri Partner activities taking place, there is a lot to explore at this year’s conference. Registration for this event is now open!

MidAmerican GIS Consortium 
April 20-23, Omaha NE


The 2020 MAGIC Conference will be held at the DoubleTree in Omaha Nebraska. This year’s conference will include GIS workshops, professional presentations, and Keynote speakers. This event is a great opportunity to network and gain knowledge on relevant GIS topics.

What We’re Working On

How we implement Esri functionality into our applications.

Our forestry application SmartFor, was featured on Esri’s ArcGIS Marketplace!

During the month of November, our app designed with foresters in mind, was featured on the front page of the ArcGIS Marketplace! We were so thrilled to have the opportunity to gain more exposure on Esri’s platform.

If you missed out on the chance to visit the ArcGIS Marketplace in November, no worries! Click here to learn more about SmartFor and  to start your free trial today!