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Weekliii Round-Up: News on ArcGIS 10.6 and ArcGIS Pro 2.1 Releases, Coordinate Systems, and More

We're looking forward to the weekend as we know you are. What with the beginning of a new series on the application of Knowledge Management practices for environmental resources as well as playing around with new features in Esri's pre-releases, it has been an eventful - albeit geonerdy - week. Sit back, relax, and spend a few minutes catching up this week's news and post below!

What's New in ArcGIS 10.6 and ArcGIS Pro 2.1

Graphic showing the applications offered in the Esri ArcGIS software platform.

It's that time of year. You know, the time when organizations begin prepping to ring the New Year in with new software releases. As we await the final full release of ArcMap and rush headlong into the new Era of ArcGIS Pro, Esri has thrown us a bone with pre-release and beta versions for the time-being. ArcGIS 10.6 Pre-Release is now available from My Esri while ArcGIS Pro 2.1 Beta 1 can be accessed through Esri's Early Adopter Program. Full releases are expected in January 2018 with a breakdown of what to expect online.

Good Coordination Begins with Good Coordinates

As more organizations jump onto the Geographic Information System (GIS) bandwagon, the importance of and advocacy for more standardized management of geospatial information has also grown.

More agencies now see the value in Geospatial Reference Systems (GRS) and geodesy - especially as they relate to the work they do and the paths they foresee moving toward.

This article talks about this, the modernization of GRSs, and how this may impact the GIS field as a whole.

Casting Calls: Backcasting and Forecasting for Oil and Gas Asset Planning

Temporal analysis in the planning process of full field development does not have to be the thing of sci-fi movies. Developing solutions for Full Field Optimization based on methodology like Backcasting and Forecasting offers benefits for various circumstances and is easy to do with the help of the Integrated Geomancy toolkit for ArcGIS. Discover what these approaches look like and how they may benefit your next project in the post here.

Name Meets Place: Geotagging Non-Spatial Data

Article and video outlining how the Integrated Marco Commander and Marco Mystic applications for ArcGIS can be used to geotag and geoenrich Microsoft Office documents and PDF files.