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Weekliii Round-Up: News on GIS for Disaster Preparedness, Python Geoprocessing Libraries, and More

We here at Integrated have a few things up our sleeves this week. Not only have we been preparing for the Newleef conference in St. John's, Newfoundland next month, we have been full steam ahead working on projects and looking for lucky candidates to join the team as Software Engineers in the Houston, TX area. More information about these openings can be found on LinkedIn here.

Not on the hunt for a new opportunity? That's fine too. Catch our #WeekliiiRoundUp below!

This month has been a constant drill in discerning the effectiveness of a community's disaster preparedness. Whether a city or state has been directly impacted by the various hurricanes or wildfires that have run rampant so far, many local governments and organizations are taking the steps to ensure their own plans are as wrinkle-free and shiny as possible. One swiss army knife of an asset that these groups may not yet have realized is Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - or "mapping", if you are looking for a simple way to explain it. This article is chock-full of ideas for ensuring your community has access to useful resources for preparation with everything from mapping your neighborhood risk of certain disasters to showing evacuation routes and zones.

Article on using the Integrated Marco Commander application to gather metadata like ownership and status of ArcGIS spatial data files on an enterprise system.

Keeping track of the presence and health of the spatial data stored on an enterprise system is a necessary evil. With the right tools, it can be painless and easy-as-pie. With that said, determining the health of the data is not always just about the data itself. Sometimes we have to reach in and look behind the data - often at user responsible for it. This post walks you through ways to discern those data owners responsible for the bulk of broken or "unhealthy" spatial data on your network for whatever reason.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept that is continuously growing and evolving. Our guess is it will continue to do so over the coming years as more industries and organizations jump on board, finding new and innovative ways to harness its power. In recent years, its use within the Oil and Gas industry has seen an uptick. With the need of companies to introduce better efficiencies into their production and business, this article talks about the prediction of its true impact on these efforts - and how the industry is set to embrace it.

Every good development team has a trusty library in its arsenal. Here at Integrated, ours just so happens to be pygp. Learn more about the Integrated Python Geoprocessing (pygp) library resource here.

Article on the steps involved in constructing applications based on the Esri ArcGIS platform.

When constructing applications atop any piece of software platform, there are always guidelines and a rule of thumb (or two) that must be followed. These are outlined to make the best use of both your development efforts and the time the end-user will spend ramping up to use the features in the real world. In this White Paper, Esri's Patterns & Practices team has seen fit to bring together many of these best practices as they pertain to the ArcGIS platform.

Embracing the Online Platform

Making the move from paper maps or even the strict use of ArcGIS Map Documents to more versatile solutions like Web Apps and Web Maps can be hard for some organizations to grasp. With that said, what are the real benefits of making the switch? Find out here.


#DailyBrainCandiii and #WeekliiiRoundUp are inspired by brain candiii, a division of Integrated Informatics that develops Geographic Information System (GIS) training for Energy and Natural Resources professionals.


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