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North Point Client Highlighted in Esri Case Study
In collaboration with Bayfield County, WI, North Point’s developers have created a land-use permitting solution, SmartPermit, which leverages Esri’s ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Field Maps. A product that is truly a team effort with an ongoing vision for the application to soon integrate many other permit types. NPGS and Bayfield County have been featured in an Esri case study, highlighting SmartPermit and how this collaboration has brought this product to life. Read about SmartPermit and Bayfield County’s Esri case study here.

Esri Announces ArcGIS Field Maps Will Replace These Applications:
ArcGIS Field Maps, an application that allows mobile workers to collect data, mark up maps, and track their location, incorporates the capabilities of three mobile apps—ArcGIS Collector, ArcGIS Explorer, and ArcGIS Tracker. With the introduction of ArcGIS Field Maps, Esri announced the retirement of these three applications: Collector, Explorer, and Tracker. To learn more about the migration to ArcGIS Field Maps read Esri’s blog here and if you have any questions regarding this topic or if you need assistance with migration of these applications, please contact NPGS at [email protected].

What We’re Working on

How we implement Esri functionality into our applications.

We’re Officially Esri State and Local Government Specialty Certified!

North Point Geographic Solutions is very excited to announce we officially earned the Esri State and Local Government Specialty! NPGS is honored to be able to add this distinction to our partnership with Esri.

“Partners in the State and Local Government Specialty apply their knowledge and expertise in ArcGIS and ArcGIS Solutions to develop and configure ready-to-use solutions. They also offer implementation services for customers in city, state, and provincial governments.” – Esri

GIS Tips & Tricks

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

Geospatial Lunch & Learn: Experience Builder

Join us on December 14th at 11am CST as our team demonstrates the effectiveness of Esri’s ArcGIS Experience Builder. Empowering you to quickly transform your data into compelling web apps without writing a single line of code, we will introduce what Experience Builder is, why you would use it and how to get started with it. We will also go over creating Experience Builder applications with pre-built templates and highly customizable templates. You will learn how to implement and organize widgets, and we will briefly cover designing for mobile devices.

Esri Releases Effects in Map Viewer

With the September 2021 release of ArcGIS Online, Esri added a new capability to Map Viewer called Effects. Effects bring Photoshop-like capabilities to your layers in your web maps. You can use effects on all layers types that are supported in Map Viewer. Learn more about these new features here.

Events and Conferences

Events of interest for our GIS and web development folks.

Esri Federal GIS Conference
February 8th-9th, 2022


Register now for this year’s Esri Federal GIS Conference! This is the largest GIS event for the federal government with professional development workshops, networking opportunities, and a plenary session. You don’t want to miss out on this special event happening at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Plan your attendance here!

Esri Partner Conference and Developer Summit
March 5th-12th, 2021


Returning to sunny Palm Springs, CA is this year’s Esri Partner Conference and Developer Summit! This event is a great opportunity to grow your GIS skills by learning from leaders in the industry by attending in person or virtually. To register for this event or learn more information visit here.

North Dakota
Geospatial Summit 

September 14th-15th, 2022


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 has now set the date for September 14th-15th 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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