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!
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.
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.
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.
We all have those files, the PDFs and Microsoft Office documents describing geographic locations that we are forced to search one by one in order to find that perfect document for the perfect place. Learn how you can turn this data into spatial data that is not only visible in ArcGIS, but is also searchable within the Integrated Marco Commander and Integrated Marco Mystic applications.
A shale gas drilling boom over the last decade has propelled the United States from energy importer to energy exporter, making a giant leap toward the goal of energy independence. Our country's presence in the export of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) was never one expected. This means that as this commodity and those industries attached to it continue to boom and flex their new-found muscles, modifications to our own goals and expectations may need adjusting. This article speaks to this, discussing companies whose own energy industries may serve as models as well as how this may continue to impact our economy as a whole.