Tag: User Conference
The 2017 Esri User Conference was the best attended ever, with the largest number of ArcGIS Pro users in attendance to date. It was so great to see the inspiring work you’re doing with Pro! With so many users, there … Continue reading
At the 2017 Esri User Conference in San Diego, California this week, there will be tons of presentations and events, covering hundreds of topics. To help you find your way to the Apps for the Field sessions and events, we … Continue reading
As a GIS lover, I’m a geek for data. Here’s the 2017 Esri User Conference by the numbers: 5 days, 300+ exhibitors, 450+ hours of hands-on training, 1000+ sessions, 17,000+ attendees, and several thousand opportunities interact with each other and … Continue reading
The 2017 Esri User Conference in San Diego is loaded with opportunities to learn about Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS. Come and learn best practices for your workflows, get answers to your questions, and discover the next generation web version of … Continue reading
At the 2017 Esri User Conference, Ken Field will dazzle you with an array of beautiful techniques and examples of Relief Representation. I’ll be there, too, as the peanut gallery, tossing in strange, maybe useful, sometimes ridiculous, examples of Digital … Continue reading
At this year’s Esri User Conference, there will be a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants-crazy-thematic-mapping-demo-fest session wherein the esteemed Dr. Kenneth Field and I trade barbs, quips, and mapping secrets. We’ll pool together some maps that we’ve made and take turns flying through how … Continue reading
A whole month has passed since the 2016 User Conference. I had the pleasure of meeting so many users, having really great conversations, and answering your questions about ArcGIS Pro. Every user that I met is doing something amazing with … Continue reading
Interested in ArcGIS for Local Government or ArcGIS for State Government? Attending the 2016 Esri User Conference?
Great! You’ll have many opportunities throughout the UC to learn about, see in action and discuss the configurable state and local government maps and apps included in ArcGIS.
During the UC Expo visit the Solutions Area in the Government Neighborhood to learn more about ArcGIS for State Government, ArcGIS for Local Government and ArcGIS for Continue reading
For the past year or so, I’ve been part of a team at Esri that is developing the ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud application. Our goal is that this extension will provide Adobe Creative Cloud users with web maps so that they can download these maps directly into their Adobe design environment from ArcGIS Online. For example, with ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud, a user can sign into their ArcGIS Online account directly from Illustrator, find geographic content that fits their map requirements, and download this content into their Adobe Illustrator file. It is a seamless workflow since cartographers and designers can create a map with spatial data without having to leave Adobe Illustrator. The result is a vector map containing specifications that are set by the user. Designers and cartographers can then leverage Illustrator’s graphic editing power to design their map as they desire.
There are a lot of mapping and GIS organizations and companies who have a GIS analyst or team and a designer or team of designers. These two groups, GIS analysts and graphic designers, often have different priorities during their map-making process, and this application we’ve been developing provides a collaborative tool for analysts and designers to work together in their organization’s map-production workflow. GIS analysts can add their well-prepared and precisely analyzed map data to their organization’s ArcGIS Online account, and designers can easily access this data from Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Allowing designers the opportunity to create their maps in a graphic design tool that they are familiar with greatly improves the map editing workflow efficiency and results. Of course there is the third type of user – the person who is skilled at both GIS and graphic design. The ArcGIS for Adobe Creative Cloud application is a great tool for these users as well.
A lot of static mapping is completed in Adobe Illustrator. In fact, as a cartographer myself, this is how I create most of my static maps, and even some design for interactive mapping. The GIS-export-to-Adobe Illustrator workflow for static mapping is the one I was trained to follow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After I was hired as a cartographer at Kulshan Cartographic Services in Bellingham I discovered that this workflow is also common practice in the professional cartography world. Now that I am at Esri, it is very exciting to be part of a team that is making this process a lot easier and reproducible.
We have been conducting usability testing, and our plan is to have the beta version of ArcGIS for Adobe Creative Cloud released around the same time as our Esri User Conference this June. Visit esri.com/adobecc for more information and to sign up to be notified when the beta version is available.