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Weekliii Round-Up: News on Story Maps 101 and Transmission and Pipeline Solutions

While you are finishing off your work week strong, we hope you take the chance to catch up with us and all we have shared throughout this week. With Esri's conference season kicking off with the Esri Partner Conference and Esri Developer Summit this week and our own team gearing up to participate in another year of St. John's Hacking Health Hackathon this weekend, there's plenty excitement to go around!

Oil production within the US continues to surge, according to a government report released this past month. For the first time since 1970, production was slated to top 10 million barrels a day. What's to attribute for this increase? It's believed that the incline in production rates over the last decade has been driven primarily by production from tight rock formations including shale and other fine-grained rock using horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to improve efficiency. Learn more about this report and its findings here.

Video of Esri Dev Summit 2018 conference in Palm Springs, California.

Didn't get a chance to attend Esri Dev Summit held this week in Palm Springs, CA? Still want to stay in the loop on what's happening? Check out the latest updates on the Dev Summit page as well as the Esri 2018 Developer Summit Plenary online now.

On the hunt for a way to revolutionize your workflows and business in the Natural Resources field? There may a solution - or five - you would be interested in! Check out the Transmission and Pipeline applications designed to simply common workflows by employing Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and customized development on the ArcGIS platform.

While maps are essential in allowing us a glimpse of a piece (or pieces) of information at a particular location and/or time, they do not often provide us with the opportunity of viewing the whole story. This is where Story Maps come into play.

Many have used this resource to attach a narrative to their spatial data, taking the map reader on a journey they may not be able to take with just a single map view.

Have you used this medium? How have others used it? What can be done with it? Find out more about Esri Story Maps 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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