Today I had the pleasure of co-presenting a “Getting Mobile with GIS” pre-conference Ozri tutorial with Kai Hübner. Kai is one of the most enthusiastic trainers and developers that we have – who knew that coding X-Code could be so exciting?
The twenty-odd participants came from a range of backgrounds and experiences including Local Government, Natural Resource Management and Defence but all with the common interest of extending their GIS into the field and beyond.
We started the session by posing the question: “What is mobile?” and acknowledging that the universe had shifted in a fundamental way. Before you think we at Esri Australia are going all existential, let me explain and assure you that we are still firmly grounded in GIS land.
Gordon and I have have kicked off the Ozri sessions with our first of two presentations on some of the mobile offerings from Esri. In case you missed it, here is how it went down…
First of all we set the scene by going over some of the different options available and then we highlighted a few of the devices used for deploying Esri technology in the field. I introduced ArcPad and demonstrated how easy it is to compile a new project and then compile that project into a geodatabase.
I wouldn’t normally blog about a new book hitting our online bookstore… but this is one new release that has proved to be very popular overseas and I think you may find it useful. If you’re interested in learning about how to boost your GIS skills in the online environment, and if you’re in the market for a new book, then read on… Continue reading →