Category: National Government

Invitation to participate in an Esri software Usability Study at the User Conference

The Esri development team would like to invite you to participate in a moderated and recorded usability study of a new application for GIS professionals currently under development.

Who we’re looking for…

  • Existing ArcGIS for Desktop users
  • ArcGIS Online and App users interested in professional GIS software
  • Users of Esri Solutions (Local Government, Water Utilities, Land Records, 3D cities and campuses)
  • Users with varying degrees of experience who author maps,  analyze \ edit data, and manage GIS content

In total, we’re looking for 30 committed testers.

How it works…
Our sole intent and goal for this study is to assess the usability of our next generation professional desktop software; we want you to test our software, we’re not testing your computer, nor ArcGIS skills.

To consider you as a usability tester, we require that you are registered and approved by your employer to attend Esri User Conference and complete a pre-screening questionnaire—details below. Your time in the test lab is about 40 minutes.

Your test session will be recorded and observed by one or more members of the development team.

Click here to sign up

We thank you in advance for your time and look forward to meeting you in San Diego.

Posted in 3D GIS, Analysis & Geoprocessing, Defense, Editing, Electric & Gas, Geodata, Hydro, Imagery, Local Government, Mapping, National Government, Oceans & Maritime, Petroleum, Public Safety, Python, Spatial Statistics, State Government, Telecommunications, Transportation, Water Utilities | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

New Geofabric Tutorials

Use Environmental Stream Attributes to extend stream and catchment attribution tutorial

The Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric (Geofabric) tutorial series has expanded, with a further two tutorials now available. The Geofabric is a specialised Geographic Information System. It registers the spatial relationships between important hydrological features such as rivers, water bodies, aquifers … Continue reading

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Get ready—2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season is underway

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The NOAA Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active to extremely active season this year. In their 2013 Hurricane Outlook, NOAA states there is a “70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms” with “3 to 6 major hurricanes”. With Hurricane … Continue reading

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A new tool for creating sampling hexagons

A new tool for creating sampling hexagons

by Tim Whiteaker, Research Associate, Center for Research in Water Resources, The University of Texas at Austin, twhit@mail.utexas.edu. I recently needed to create a mesh of hexagons covering a study area in the Arctic for a research proposal.  These hexagons … Continue reading

Posted in Analysis & Geoprocessing, Hydro, Local Government, Location Analytics, National Government, Petroleum, Public Safety, Spatial Statistics, State Government, Transportation, Uncategorized, Water Utilities | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

Red, Blue and Purple: mapping the 2012 US Presidential Election

Every time an election occurs, maps become a key component in telling the story, but what type of map best tells the story of the winners and losers? Red/blue choropleths? Areas shaded in an array of purples? Value by alpha maps? Dot density by County? Ultimately, the areas used (e.g. Counties) are arbitrary, exhaust space and dictate the visual pattern we see.  We can warp them into cartograms but these sometimes distort geography too much for them to make much sense. The patterns we see are as much a product of the boundaries as the voting patterns of real people in real places. This blog entry explores different ways to map election results and describes a different type of map we made to show the 2012 Presidential election results…it’s a multiscale dasymetric dot density web map (viewable on ArcGIS Online).

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GIS Hydro 2013 Pre-Conference Water Resources Workshop: More Coming Soon!

by Steve Kopp, Geoprocessing and Spatial Analysis Team, Esri

Jump-start your conference a day early by joining us for the 20th annual pre-conference Water Resources Workshop on Sunday July 7th. The Water Resources Workshop is a FREE, full day workshop focused on emerging trends in the integration of GIS and Water Resources and how you can use them in your work.

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Posted in 3D GIS, Analysis & Geoprocessing, ArcGIS Online, Community Maps, Editing, Electric & Gas, Geodata, Hydro, Imagery, Local Government, Mapping, National Government, Oceans & Maritime, Public Safety, Services, State Government, Transportation, Uncategorized, Water Utilities, Web | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

ArcPad Packages

Hi everyone,
We have created a new ArcPad Package type for organisations within ArcGIS Online. You can load two different types of package: Templates and Projects.
Upload your current ArcPad Templates and use ArcGIS Online as your content management system for distribution to field workers.

Once downloaded and opened, a template creates a new project. The template is reused and each created project can be uploaded to ArcGIS Online for collation within ArcGIS for Desktop e.g. a Council has different contractors working in the field and everyday the contractor must show the work they have done. Using the official Council ArcPad Template Package, they collect data each day and post the project folder back to ArcGIS Online. The GIS administrator can then download the data and compile the results.

Check out the QuickProject Template Tool – http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=c05ecfb600d4466a81d46efc82cde94a to help you create your templates ready to upload.
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Looking for Wetlands resources?

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Look no further than the Esri Hydro Resource Center! We now have an online experience entirely devoted to WETLANDS, that was curated by our friends at the US Fish and Wildlife Service.   Please browse our pages to learn about … Continue reading

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New Map Packages for the SSURGO Downloader

Map package from SSURGO Downloader

by Rich Nauman, Product Engineer, Esri. Do you need to use soil data in your analysis? Simply open the SSURGO Downloader Application, navigate to your project area, click the map to open a pop-up and then click the download link … Continue reading

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