Wines, vines and Arc GIS Online – doing more for organisations
It was a full house at the ArcGIS Online for Organisations: Essential Workflows workshop, with the latest features and capabilities of ArcGIS Online. The workshop aimed to help attendees get the most out of their ArcGIS Online organisation site from a configuration and security perspective, as well as providing best practice tips and tricks for publishing content in maps and apps.
During the first part of the workshop we were encouraged hearing how attendees from around the country were using ArcGIS Online to support business operations in a diverse range of fields, from agribusiness and local government through to water utilities and transportation logistics. Incorporating the ‘organic’ Ozri theme of this year’s conference, we employed a model organisation called VineCo to address each of the workshop objectives. It also gave us a chance to showcase the world renowned wine regions surrounding Adelaide, home of Ozri 2014.
Last night saw the July 2014 release of ArcGIS Online roll out and with it, some great new features and capabilities across the board. There’s something for everybody with enhancements to the Map Viewer, ready to use apps and application templates, and administration.
We understand there is no one-size-fits-all approach to training. To address this, we have developed an easy and efficient system that customises training to match your learning requirements – the condensed course builder.
The Esri Customer Care Portal is undergoing some changes. From 2 July, it will become My Esri – a user-friendly portal that provides you with easier access to your account and licensing information.
With a new year now well and truly upon us you may have found yourself setting some goals recently for the year ahead. It’s crazy to think that it’s been a year since we all started as graduates here at Esri Australia. With this in mind, we want to share one of the most rewarding opportunities we’ve had over the past 12 months and by doing so we hope to convince you to add Esri technical certification to your GIS goals in 2014.
Whether you’re an experienced GIS analyst in an organisation dependent on Esri technology and looking to make a strategic investment at work, or you’re new to the GIS environment and you want to improve your prospects by establishing a point of difference, an Esri technical certification can benefit both you and your employer.
Whether it’s a sporting event, a natural disaster or a key political debate – information streaming to us from live news broadcasts is always the most compelling. On-the-ground analysis from reporters gives us insights and context to the images captured by the camera crew, while an in-studio panel of journalists often use this information to predict how the event might unfold and what critical decisions could influence further outcomes.
In much the same way, live broadcasting the performance of your organisation’s assets and data and effectively managing events that impact your operations is the foundation of the work between OSIsoft and Esri.
OSIsoft is a company that specialises in the management of real-time data and events for operational, manufacturing and business data – enabling users to make decisions in real-time.
As the National Training Manager, I’m often asked by clients if it’s worth signing up to Esri Australia’s maintenance program. While access to new software updates and GIS technical support are big drawcards, maintenance also offers excellent benefits when it comes to training:
Discounted training services
If you’re part of the maintenance program, you’re automatically entitled to a 10 per cent discount on Esri Australia’s training services. So whether you want to attend one of our regular courses or customise a special training offering for your organisation – you can always access this special rate. Best of all, there’s no usage limit, so the savings can really add up throughout the year.
The next ArcGIS Online update is scheduled for release in mid-December. In this blog, we give you an early run-down of the new features, enhancements and changes being rolled out: Map Viewer New functionality for creating and viewing web maps will include:
- Copy and saving layers to enable you to configure different properties on the copied layer such as pop-up windows and symbols, and save the layer as a new item. You will also be able to save layers you import to your map such as CSV files and map notes.
- Administrators will be able to configure the default map units for the scalebar, and measure tool, directions, and analysis. Your ArcGIS Online members will be able to set the units they see through their profile page.
- New options for changing symbology will include point rotation, normalisation, point over polygons, and line size.
- Time-enabled layers will include an option to disable and enable the time animation.
As part of an ongoing graduate program development pathway I was privileged to recently attend the ArcGIS for Server: Sharing GIS Content on the Web training course offered by Esri Australia. While I’m now comfortable in the ArcGIS Desktop environment after a few months, the thought of attending an ArcGIS Server course was a daunting prospect. Like many Esri users in Australia I have become familiar with the latest functionality of ArcGIS Desktop at version 10.2, as well as publishing hosted services to the cloud based solution known as ArcGIS Online – but what about the ArcGIS platform more broadly? ArcGIS for Server: Sharing GIS Content on the Web builds on foundation knowledge from ArcGIS Desktop and new found workflows used to publish content to ArcGIS Online, utilising server infrastructure within your organisation. Continue reading
While 2013 is starting to wind down, our training offerings continue right throughout December. From intermediate training on the ArcGIS platform, to more advanced geodatabases courses – the training options below are a worthwhile investment If you’re looking to take your GIS skills to the next level.
Editing data using ArcGIS – Perfect for GIS specialists and experienced ArcGIS users, this course teaches you methods for accurately creating and maintaining data stored in a geodatabase.
Designing maps using ArcGIS – If you want to learn how to create attractive maps that your audience can easily understand and interpret, this is THE course for you. We’ll show you how by following a standard cartographic workflow, you can create high-quality maps for both print and online use.
Implementing Versioned Workflows in a Multiuser Geodatabase – In this advanced geodatabase course, we explore a variety of versioned editing workflows. You’ll also discover how versioning decisions impact data accuracy and database performance.
Distributing Data Using Geodatabase Replication – This course is designed for those who need to incorporate geodatabase replication into their organisation’s business and versioned editing workflows. You’ll learn about best practices for protecting the integrity of your production database, as well as how to meet the needs of desktop, mobile, and online users.
As always, make sure you take a look at our training schedule for dates in your nearest capital city, and remember – you can always contact us if you’d like to discuss an alternative time.