Esri Headlines

Highlighting Esri technical topics, news, and updates.

What’s New in Esri’s ArcGIS Workforce:
ArcGIS Workforce is a tool designed to improve the planning and coordination of users out in the field. With its latest release, there have been major improvements to support offline use and for migrating projects. To learn more about this application visit Esri’s Blog!

Esri Will No Longer Support Internet Explorer 11:
With the retirement of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 11 and Edge Legacy, they will no longer be supported with ArcGIS Online. Esri now recommends using the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or  Microsoft Edge. To find out more about this change from Esri, click here.

What We’re Working on

How we implement Esri functionality into our applications.

North Point would like to give a warm welcome to our two newest employees!

Kray and Kerry are our two new GIS Web Developers who joined us in October and November. We are excited for these two to be a part of our team!


GIS Tips & Tricks

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

Optimize group setting for ArcGIS StoryMaps.

With Esri’s ArcGIS Online group setting, you can collaborate on ArcGIS StoryMaps with users outside your organization without needing to make your content public. This is a great way to work with different organizations and content creators to enhance your StoryMaps before you make them publicly available. To learn more about this tip from Esri and their three recommended sharing workflows, visit here.

Events and Conferences

Events of interest for our GIS and web development folks.

Geospatial Lunch & Learn 
December 21st, 2020

NPGS will be hosting our next Geospatial Lunch & Learn on Monday, December 21st! Kray will be going live on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to demonstrate how to take your Survey123 forms to the next level by utilizing custom JavaScript files. Be sure to be following us on these platforms so you don’t miss out!

Wisconsin Land Information Association Conference
February 15-19th, 2021, Virtual

The WLIA will be hosting their annual conference virtually this year. This conference will feature learning opportunities, networking events, and special interest groups. Click here to learn more details about this event. 

Esri Federal GIS Conference 
February 22-24th, 2021, Virtual

This year’s annual Esri Federal conference will be hosted virtually, but there will still be plenty of opportunities to attend sessions and further your knowledge on industry-specific topics, as well as meet with vendors. To learn more about this conference and register, click here

Stay Up-to-Date

Stay in the loop with NPGS and the latest GIS topics.

GIS Day 2020 was a success!

Our team celebrated #GISDay as a virtual event this year with a tasty cake made by staff member Heidi Fish and by attending the Spacital Forum put on by the University of Minnesota!

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