Esri Headlines

Highlighting Esri technical topics, news, and updates.

ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online is Here!
Now users have the ability to “manage, interpret, analyze, and share imagery and derived insights. Easily host imagery in the cloud, eliminating the need to manage your own infrastructure, and perform analytics at scale.” Esri is consistently creating applications to help improve the GIS experience for its users. Through the use of this tool, GIS professionals are given the opportunity to unlock the full potential of the world of remote sensing and data imagery. To learn more about ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online and all of its capabilities visit here.

Recent Updates in ArcGIS Experience Builder:
Esri has been working hard to improve the quality of its ArcGIS Experience Builder. The latest update of this application gives users “enhanced existing capabilities, including support for search suggestions and reordering fields with drag-and-drop in the Table widget, setting a link to a block or the top of the page for easy navigation on a scrolling page, displaying unique values only in the search suggestion in the List widget, and presetting routes to fly through in the Fly Controller widget.”

What We’re Working on

How we implement Esri functionality into our applications.

Welcome to our newest team member, Nathan!

Nathan is joining the NPGS team as a Web Application Developer Intern. “Nathan is set to graduate in December 2021 from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics. He is enamored by existence in itself and holds a deep love for furthering his understanding of the world around him.”  Welcome to the team, Nathan!

Geospatial Lunch & Learn: EDGE

If you were unable to jump on social media on 9/7/21 for our Geospatial Lunch & Learn, we invite you to join us for a webinar version on Tuesday, 9/21 at 11am CST. This Lunch and Learn will be all about EDGE: Ethnically Diverse Geospatial Engagement. You can register for the webinar here!

GIS Tips & Tricks

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

Planned ArcGIS Online Update

On September 21st, Esri will be pushing out an update for ArcGIS Online from 5:00 p.m. to midnight (PDT). The updates are subject to change but Esri will provide a comprehensive list of enhancements
via their What’s New email, blog article, and documentation. Contact NPGS with any questions regarding these updates.

Creating Accessibility with ArcGIS Story Map Content

With built-in accessibility functions, ArcGIS StoryMaps contains tools to make your content easy to read for people who have color blindness or other sight issues. Tips on how to create this accessible content can be found here.

Events and Conferences

Events of interest for our GIS and web development folks.

MN GIS/LIS Social Event
September 23rd, 2021

MN GIS/LIS Consortium & Northeast MN GIS User Group will be hosting a social event to kick off the fall season. With a fun evening of live music and networking at Bent Paddle Brewing in Duluth be sure to join in the action Thursday, September 23rd from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!

MN GIS/LIS Conference 
October 25th-29th, 2021

This event will now be held virtually! 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 continue to check the website for possible changes to this event.

North Dakota Geospatial Summit 

While we were looking forward to seeing everyone in North Dakota in October, it looks like we will be waiting until 2022. The Planning Committee is in the early stages of determining the 2022 date for the postponed Geospatial Summit. To read more about this event and stay in the loop on more information visit here.

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