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GeoNet Staff Picks of the Week

GeoNet Terms of Use UpdateGDPR updates

When logging into GeoNet this week, you will have noticed that you had to accept the GeoNet Terms of Use The Terms of Use, along with the Esri Privacy Statement have been updated to include new GDPR changes. Please be sure to take a few minutes to read the Terms of Use. If you have any questions about the changes to the Terms of Use or GDPR, please contact us at geonet@esri.com. You can also read the Important GDPR Updates to GeoNet, the Esri Community posted last week.

 

How-To Tip of the Week

Recently the GeoNet Resource space began a transformation to give a better experience for new members. That experience includes a journey for new members beginning with the initial login of their first 30-60-90 days. Here are a few links to important steps along your journey:

  • GeoNet Resource Hub - New members get a warm welcome from Jack Dangermond and useful links that help guide the initial journey.
  • Introduce Yourself! – We invite our new members to introduce themselves to the community. Our GeoNet Community Manager, @Michelle_Mathias responds to every post with a warm welcome. We encourage existing members to pop in a give a quick "Hello" as well.
  • GeoNet Community Guiding Principles - Learn how our Guiding Principles "Be Helpful. Be Human. Be Smart." help set the etiquette and tone for the Community by explaining the mission and principles of participation in GeoNet.
  • Community Terms Glossary - Review this guide to learn the terminology used within GeoNet, including terms such as tags, spaces, groups, categories.
  • Your First Three Actions - This document is a three-step guide to begin the GeoNet journey as a new member starting with the completion of the profile.

 

What's Happening on GeoNet

Check out this week's curated list of top, trending and highlighted contributions you might have missed. Want to see one of your favorite GeoNet posts on this list? Got an idea or suggestion for future weekly updates? Comment below or contact us at geonet@esri.com.

ArcGIS Living Atlas of the WorldFeatured Space

ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World

Did you know that we have a GeoNet community dedicated to ArcGIS Living Atlas? In the Living Atlas space, you can find useful resources and information about the latest releases, links to the newsletter, videos, special dates for Living Atlas events, answers to questions and so much more. Check it out >>

 

Featured Top Blog

 Minor update to the Survey123 Field App Available (2.8) - Ismael Chivite, Esri

Announcing a minor update for the Survey123 field app for Apple, Google Play, and Amazon app stores. Also available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Read more >>

 

Featured Unanswered Questions

Think you may have an answer? Help solve this week's featured unanswered question.

 

The Layer XXX is not responding / cannot be added to the map - L R, GeoNet Member, Portal for ArcGIS

How to add only points to a feature collection layer?? - Vijit Wadhwa, GeoNet Member ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET

Can you only use one geopoint in each survey? - David Nicholls, GeoNet Member, Survey123 for ArcGIS

 

 

My NewsGot more answers and knowledge to share? After answering this week's featured unanswered questions, you can find more unanswered questions needing your help in the My News located in the GeoNet navigation. The more questions you answer, the more we help our GeoNet Community.

 

Featured Answered Questions of the Week

 Security Issue in ArcGIS Server - Elizabeth Donahue, GeoNet Member

Elizabeth Donahue's question, "I received an email from Esri regarding security issue in ArcGIS server. We are currently using Server 10.1 SP1. Is our version affected by this issue?" has received many responses marked as "Helpful" this week. Read the responses >>

 

Change object attribute of a leaf shape? - Natalie Brandenberg

Natalie posted the question in CityEngine asking, 'Can you actually select just certain leaf shapes with ce.selection? How would I do that?" Check out the answer >>

 

Find solutions faster and check out more recently answered questions.

 

Featured Discussion

Help Out UC Newbies and Share Your UC Tips! 

Are you new to the User Conference experience? Read the tips and stories UC veterans offer to help new attendees to the User Conference.  

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We are wrapping up the month of May with a fresh new look to GeoNet's home page and want to "Thank You" for all the feedback and contributions that helped guide the GeoNet UX in this new direction. So, what has changed?

 

You may have noticed over the last week that GeoNet no longer has the floating GIF in the header. It has a people-focused Esri look.

GeoNet banner

 

The GeoNet navigation has been cleaned up to provide a simpler experience to find newsfeed, content, and communities. 

 

GeoNet navigation

 

The new look is cleaner with less scrolling to see the latest activity, ideas, and top collaborators. You can also easily find Community featured content that will be updated weekly. 

 

The GeoNet Resource Hub connects to the GeoNet Tools and Resources and when you visit the Product, Industry and Developer communities overview, you will see a simplified design to make finding the right community easier. 

 

Updated The search option was also removed from the home page, however, it is still available on spaces in the form of the search or "Ask". We encourage GeoNet Members to use the GeoNet: Spotlight Search to find all content within GeoNet. You can also read more about using the search feature on Finding Your Content in GeoNet or Finding, Searching, and Browsing Content.

 

Additional changes to GeoNet will take place over the next few months as the GeoNet team works to improve your experience. Continue to share your feedback and ideas. Your feedback is valuable and appreciated.

 

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GeoNet Staff Picks of the Week GeoNet Weekly News & Tips

Important GDPR Updates to GeoNet, the Esri Community

With the upcoming GDPR privacy changes, GeoNet will be implementing new changes to the Terms of Use and how we control user data. Users can manage their own privacy settings on GeoNet in a few simple steps. Learn more >>

 

Esri User Conference Behind-the-Scenes: Presenters

Ever wonder what it takes to become a presenter at the Esri User Conference each year? Charlotte Papp shares a Q&A interview with UC Presenter veteran, Derek Law, as he describes what it means to be a UC presenter. Read more >>

 

Public Safety Webinar Series

The Esri Startup Program posted an announcement for a FREE Public Safety Webinar Series on 3D GIS for Improved Event Response to be held on May 16, 2018. Interested? Click HERE to learn more and register.

 

Edit ProfileHow-To Tip of the Week

Last week we showed you how to update your privacy settings in your GeoNet profile. This week we share with you the steps to editing your profile in GeoNet. Learn how to edit your GeoNet profile bio and update your contact information. ...Learn more >>

 

What's Happening on GeoNet

Check out this week's curated list of top, trending and highlighted contributions you might have missed. Want to see one of your favorite GeoNet posts on this list? Got an idea or suggestion for future weekly updates? Comment below or contact us at geonet@esri.com.

Featured Top Blog

What's new in ArcGIS Maps for Power BI May 2018 update - Scott Ball, Esri

Announcing the integration between ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Maps for Power BI. This blog update is part of the Microsoft Power BI Desktop May 2018 Update and allows users to include feature layers and more...Read more >>

 

Featured Unanswered Questions

Think you may have an answer? Help solve this week's featured unanswered questions.

 

Setting the search tolerance for routing using the python api - Chan Lee, GeoNet Member

Chan Lee asks, "I am looking to iterate roughly 1MM records through a routing REST to enrich a pandas data frame with travel time and distance. How can I set the search tolerance using the arcgis.network.RouteLayer module? I have used the guide up to this point and it has worked great." Think you have an answer that can help?

 

How to place alt text in openstreetmap image url? - Amit Kumar, GeoNet Member

Amit Kumar needs your help to find a solution to his question for placing alt text in openstreetmap image url. He can see the alt text is null in the code he provided and needs a little extra guidance from our GeoNet Community to solve this one. ...Read more >>

 

Is there a comprehensive list of the config.js properties? - Justin Odell, GeoNet Member

Justin Odell posted, "I am familiar with the explanation of properties on this page:

Set advanced portal options—Portal for ArcGIS (10.5.x) | ArcGIS Enterprise

However, I was hoping there might be some more detailed explanation for all the other properties found within the Portal for ArcGIS config.js file.

Is there somewhere that documents all the properties in detail?"

Know the answer? Help Justin >>

 

Got more answers and knowledge to share? After answering this week's featured unanswered questions, follow the GeoNet News & Tips to see what we share next week. The more questions you answer the more we help our GeoNet Community.  

 

Featured Answered Questions of the Week

Find solutions faster and check out more recently answered questions.

 

How to use "if" and "then" on survey 123? - Marcos Antonio, GeoNet Member

Read how Esri staff and GeoNet Members help Marcos Antonio solve his question for using "if" and "then" to set a value in survey123 for ArcGIS. ...See more >>

 

Featured Discussion

 

See what happened during the Cartography. MOOC "Ask Me Anything"

Did you miss the Cartography. MOOC Ask Me Anything session? Check out the posted questions and see what our MOOC experts had to say. Career advise, cartography questions, GIS and technology advancements, and more.

View the conversation >>

 

Latest ArcGIS Living Atlas Gems newsletter

Tamara Grant, Esri, shares a link to the latest enhancements to the #LivingAtlas in ArcGIS Living Atlas Gems newsletter. Share your thoughts or ask questions about the latest enhancements in this featured discussion. ...Check it out >>

 

Effective May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a regulation approved and adopted by the European Union (EU), will replace the current Data Protection Directive 94/46/EC and is designed to protect the privacy of personal data for persons within the European Union. The new regulation will be strictly enforced for all websites, communities and social media sites that process user data in the context of goods and services to persons within the EU.

 

Esri is committed to GDPR readiness and has made a number of changes to various systems to comply.  GeoNet, in partnership with our platform host, is updating the Community and our GeoNet Terms of Use to include required changes enforced by the GDPR. You can read more about user privacy at Esri as well as our overall Privacy Statement.

 

The GeoNet Community is designed to provide a collaborative place for others to share information and get the support of services for questions, concerns or ideas posted in the Community. As an open online Community, some profile information and content created in GeoNet is viewable publicly and requests to delete user data means the deletion of the account.

 

What does this mean for GeoNet members?

Beginning May 24, 2018, GeoNet members and non-members entering the site will see a pop-up window alerting that we use cookies to ensure users get the best experience on our website.

 

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Use by Esri of user data within GeoNet is only for internal activity tracking and will not be sold to any third-party vendors.

 

Should you have any questions please contact the GeoNet team at geonet@esri.com or the Esri Privacy team at privacy@esri.com.

GeoNet Staff Picks of the Week

PetroleumIntroducing the New Petroleum Space

Did you go to the Esri Petroleum GIS Conference this week? You can follow the conference updates, shares and conversation from the PUG Conference on the new Petroleum space in GeoNet. Share your experience, learn, discuss and ask questions about Petroleum GIS. …Check it out >>

 

The Human Component of Technology  - Michael Green, Esri

Change management is a process that is often a second thought for most organizations. The Harvard Business Review posted in an article, Stop Using the Excuse “Organizational Change Is Hard,” that nearly 70% of all organizations fail with change management.

 

When implementing a project, technology or software product, at what point did your organization start their people-focused change management planning?  ...Take the poll and share your change management experience >>

 Cartography. MOOC AMA

May 15, 2018: Cartography. MOOC Ask Me Anything

Join us on Tuesday, May 15th at 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (PDT) for a LIVE Ask Me Anything session with our Cartography. MOOC guests. This is your opportunity to ask them questions about the MOOC course, cartography best practices, or anything that comes to mind. ...Post a question >>

 

Profile Preview - Everyone How-To Tip of the Week

Modifying Your Profile Privacy Settings 

With upcoming GDPR changes to privacy policies across the globe, GeoNet will be implementing new changes as well. You can manage your profile privacy in a few simple steps. ...Read more >>

 

 

What's Happening on GeoNet

Check out this week's curated list of top, trending and highlighted contributions you might have missed. Want to see one of your favorite GeoNet posts on this list? Got an idea or suggestion for future weekly updates? Comment below or contact us at geonet@esri.com.

Featured Top Blog

Is GIScience converging with Data Science? Should it? - David DiBiase, Esri

Esri staff, David DiBiase introduces his blog with a recent remark from GIS professional, Luc Anselin, questioning if GIScience is converging with Data Science. …Read more >>

 

Featured Unanswered Questions

Think you may have an answer? Help solve this week's featured unanswered question.

 

 

Still feeling helpful? Check out these recently asked and unanswered questions and help a fellow member solve a problem.

 

Featured Answered Questions of the Week

When will nested repeats become available? - Kacy Beck, GeoNet Member

Claire Proctor, Esri, and Doug Browning, GeoNet Member, assist Kacy answering her questions and plea for an efficient workaround to solve her problem with nested repeats.

 

How do I clip a layer exactly to the boundaries of a polygon? - Adam James, GeoNet Member

Christopher Donohue, GeoNet Champion and GIS professional, offers a great answer to the question posed by Adam James including a workflow and images. Thank you, Chris and GeoNet Members for your contributions and answers.

 

Find solutions faster and check out more recently answered questions.

 

Featured Discussion

Water Distribution Utility Network Migration Tools Preview - Howard Crothers, Esri

Howard Crothers shares a preview version of the Water Distribution Utility Network Migration Tools to gather GeoNet member feedback and help you transform water distribution system data. ...View the preview and join the discussion >>

GeoNet at User Conference 2018

We’re excited to announce that GeoNet will be part of the Lifelong Learning area in the Expo at this year’s User Conference in San Diego, California. We have many activities planned including GeoNet 101 sessions for new GeoNet Community members, Meet-Ups, the UC Plenary Live Blog, daily updates and more.

Check out the line-up >>

 

User Preferences Setting EmailsHow-To Tip of the Week

Want to get daily, or weekly updates from GeoNet sent to your email? In only a few simple steps you can set up your email preferences, so you get the updates you want when you want them. Click on the drop-down menu located to the left of your Profile avatar picture

 

Read more >>

 

 

What's Happening on GeoNet

Check out this week's curated list of top, trending and highlighted contributions you might have missed. Want to see one of your favorite GeoNet posts on this list? Got an idea or suggestion for future Monday updates? Comment below or contact us at geonet@esri.com.

Top Blog

Extending Survey123, Part 1: White Labeling - Jayson Ward

This new blog series is a guide for the customization processes in Survey123 for ArcGIS. Using a fictitious municipality user story, Jayson Ward gives a guided tour of the customization process for white labeling in Survey123

 

Read more >>

 

Introducing the Workforce Python Module! - Aaron Pulver

To simplify the automation of Workforce tasks with the recent update release to the ArcGIS API for Python (v1.4.1), Aaron Pulver shares the Jupyter notebook highlighting how to use the new Workforce module

 

Read more >>

 

Featured Unanswered Questions

Think you may have an answer? Help solve this week's featured unanswered question.

 

 

Still feeling helpful? Check out these recently asked and unanswered questions and help a fellow member solve a problem.

 

Featured Answered Questions of the Week

 

Problem with Arcpy.MakeXYEventLayer in Python Script

GeoNet Community Members work together to sharing links, resources, and script to help Jason Bartling solve the EOFError exception he receives when trying different inputs to MakeXYLayer tool ... Read more >>

 

Is it possible to use a Mosaic Dataset that is created in ArcPro in ArcMap?

Short answer, yes. Not only was this question answered and resolved, but it is also marked helpful six times. Think you may have the same question?  Read how the Esri team helps answer the question >>

 

Find solutions faster and check out more recently answered questions.

 

Featured Discussion

300 Layers - Dvir Shimol

Dvir asked, “What is the best approach to manage a Web map with 300 Layers?... What is the best way to archive that while keeping the capabilities of the layers customization through the portal for ArcGIS?”

Join the discussion and share your approach >>

GeoNet Weekly News & TipsGeoNet Downtime Due to System Update

Friday, April 27, 2018, GeoNet experienced planned downtime to begin the system updates for the new GDPR changes happening globally for all websites. The system update went smoothly and only took two hours starting at 6:00 p.m. PDT. We encountered no problems with the update and will share more details of the changes.

 

 

User Conference Updates in GeoNet

The 2018 Esri User Conference is quickly approaching and the User Conference space is active with content updates. Get updates on agendas, user conference tips, and more. Also, check out the Esri User Conference Behind-the-Scenes blogs each week as Charlotte Papp shares what it takes to prepare for UC 2018.

 

How-To Tip of the Week

Last week we showed you how to search for questions and content in GeoNet using the Spotlight Search feature. This week we bring to your steps for creating questions, marking them correct and helpful in GeoNet.

 

Creating Questions allows you to ask any question and find a specific solution, start a conversation to get feedback or make decisions. Members of the community can contribute by posting replies. There are three ways you can create and post a question in the GeoNet Community. The first is to use the "Ask" button on most pages within the community.

Ask the Esri Community

...Read More >>

 

What's Happening on GeoNet

Check out this week's curated list of top, trending and highlighted contributions you might have missed.

Top Blog

The Top 20 DevSummit Tech Session Videos - Viewable Now!

If you missed DevSummit, want to go back and view the sessions you could not attend, or just want to see them again, check out the Top 20 DevSummit videos blog. Grab your popcorn and watch them all. ...Check it out >>

My Favorite Enhancement in the April Update of ArcGIS Online

Adena Schutzberg shares her favorite enhancement from the September update that only ArcGIS Online administrators can see. What is it? ...Read more >>

 

Featured Unanswered Questions

Think you may have an answer? Help solve this week's featured unanswered question.

 

Save custom element problem ArcObject Add-in. 

"I developed command with ArcObject SDK Add-in for 10.5 ArcMap. I created my own polygon element  (MyElement) inherit PolygonElementClass, IElement, IPersistStream for Index Mapping jobs in ArcMap for customers. But I have a problem when I save and open the document after adding my Element (MyElement) in GraphicsContainer..." Read more >>

 Also, check out How Do You Track Installs >>

 

Still feeling helpful? Check out these recently asked and unanswered questions and help a fellow member solve a problem.

 

Featured Answered Questions of the Week

Here is a great discussion between two GeoNet Members helping each other solve this week's featured answered question. Thank you, Grahame Ross,Grahame Ross for posting the question and Richard Fairhurst for responding.

Python Cursors and Dictionaries- I am no Turbo Mechanic!

 

Find solutions faster and check out more recently answered questions.

 

Featured Discussion

This week we held our second Ask Me Anything (AMA) for the year with The Location Advantage MOOC guests Joseph Kerski and John Shramek If you were not able to join the conversation, you can still participate. Joseph and John are answering questions posted in the discussion. ...Post a question >>