No matter how you found yourself here today, we welcome you with open arms and jokes a dime a dozen. If you are coming to this post from the Map Gallery - or live in the Geographic Information System (GIS) world in general - you know that today marks the kick-off of the 2017 Esri User Conference in San Diego! While our crew is hard at work soaking up as much Esri-coated knowledge in the Golden State as possible, we wanted to give you a chance to check in on our favorite friend, Marco, and his shenanigans in the office.
View our Map Gallery entry below or download the full version here. Stay tuned after the jump for a FAQ or two.
Marco Studio Meets the Office
Insights and Inspirations
What is "Marco"?
Marco is short for Integrated Marco Studio, a svelte suite of applications designed for the Knowledge Management of Geographic Information System (GIS) and spatial data.
Wait, I thought "Marco"was an IT guy?
Well, we like to think of him as the "ideal" IT guy. He is always around to get the job done, helping you whenever he can. His idealistic nature comes in when you realize he's not asking you to turn your machine off and on again or leaving energy drinks at your desk.
What applications are included in this suite?
Integrated Marco Studio is currently made up of five solutions, all varying in their platform and purpose. The applications include:
Integrated Marco Desktop - An Add-In for ArcGIS, this toolkit aides in the location (and fixing!) of broken layers and ArcGIS Map Documents as well as inventorying enterprise data, modifying files, and maintaining metadata.
Integrated Marco Pro - An Add-In for ArcGIS Pro, this toolkit helps to convert existing ArcGIS Map Documents to Pro-compatible Map Projects, in addition to inventorying and fixing broken files in your ArcGIS Pro environment.
Integrated Marco Palette - An Add-In for ArcGIS, this toolkit is designed to help you wrangle your corporate registries and keep access to files housed in multiple locations centralized for easy access. Its tools allow you to build and view data registries defining layers that may add to an ArcMap workspace.