Esri Headlines

Highlighting Esri technical topics, news, and updates.

Esri Has Offical Retired ArcPad
ArcPad was officially retired by Esri as of 1/1/2022. It has had a long and effective history since its release in 2000. What does this mean for your organization? While you can still use ArcPad for the time being, there will be no new development or live technical support from Esri. There are a number of tools within the ArcGIS Online or Enterprise suite that can replace and upgrade your experience including Survey123, Field Maps, QuickCapture, and AppStudio. You can read more about the retirement of ArcPad on Esri’s blog.

Transition to the New ArcGIS Online Home Page:
Create a user-friendly home page for your ArcGIS Organization by using the new home page editor. This new editor is easy to use and allows you to build a modern, scrolling home page. It also includes helpful resources and content for your organization’s members and the public, if you allow outside access. You must update your home page to the new version by March, 2022. To learn more about the new home page editor and how to use it visit Esri’s blog page here.

What’s New in ArcGIS AppStudio 5.2:
Many new features and enhancements as well as foundational updates to the product suite were included in the newest release of ArcGIS AppStudio 5.2. Here are some of those updates: Attachment Viewer template – New feature attribute editing capability, ArcGIS Runtime has been updated to 100.12, Qt has been updated to 5.15.6, and more! To learn more about this release of ArcGIS AppStudio 5.2 visit Esri’s blog page here.

What We’re Working on

How we implement Esri functionality into our applications.

North Point is excited to highlight our strategic partnerships!

We have been an Esri partner for over 10 years but we have two new collaborations to announce: Urban GIS and Woodland Solutions Group! Visit here to learn more about these great companies and keep an eye out for more information in the future.

SmartPermit is Officially on the Esri ArcGIS Marketplace.

NPGS is very excited to announce that our permitting application, SmartPermit, is now on the Esri ArcGIS Marketplace! This application was created to eliminate hand-written permit applications and allow users to apply and pay for their land use permits online with an easy-to-use application process. You can now check it out here.

NPGS Participated in a Diversity and Inclusion Business Discussion!

On February 17th a panel of five dynamic individuals from Esri, Locana, and other geospatial organizations hosted a discussion that focused on the diversity, equity and inclusion challenges businesses face when collaborating or partnering with other companies. You can watch the recording of this discussion here.

Carolyn is the MN GIS/LIS Conference-Chair Elect!

We are excited to announce that our very own Carolyn Adams is this year’s MN GIS/LIS Conference-Chair Elect, to read her featured bio visit here!

GIS Tips & Tricks

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

NPGS’s Next Geospatial Lunch & Learn 3/22/22: Integromat Integration with ArcGIS Online 

Take what you can do in ArcGIS Online and Survey123 to the next level with Integromat. Learn how to monitor your Survey123 data and ArcGIS Online content through powerful automation. Register here to learn more about this topic during our webinar.

What’s New with ArcGIS Online

Interested to learn about new features and updates that have been made to ArcGIS Online? Check out this demo that walks through all you need to know here!

Events and Conferences

Events of interest for our GIS and web development folks.

MAGIC Conference
April 10th-13th, 2022


This year’s event will be in-person and hosted in Branson, MO! The MidAmerica GIS Consortium will feature exhibits, presentations, and workshops you won’t want to miss! You can now register for this event.

IMAGIN Conference
June 5th-7th, 2022


Hosted on Mackinac Island, MI, this event’s conference, vendor, and sponsor registrations are now open! To register and learn more about the IMAGIN Conference, visit here.

MnCCC Annual Conference
June 6th-9th, 2022


The theme is “Get Back Together” for the MnCCC’s annual conference and will be held in-person at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, MN. Start brainstorming now for ideas or topics that you would like presented at the conference!

North Dakota
Geospatial Summit 

September 14th-15th, 2022


We are looking forward to the North Dakota Geospatial Summit returning this fall! To read more about this event and stay in the loop on more information visit here.

MN GIS/LIS Conference 
October 12th-14th, 2022


Save the date? With session presentations, exhibitors, and other networking events, the MN GIS/LIS Annual Conference and Workshops is a great opportunity to dive deeper into the GIS topics like remote sensing, data management, and GIS leadership opportunities. Please keep an eye on the MN GIS/LIS page for more details.

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