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What’s new with GeoNet? Platform and Profile Updates

New Profile Changes

We are excited to announce a recent update to the GeoNet profiles making them more streamlined, easier to navigate, and a simplified look. The new profile layout will have:

  • The primary profile picture and the avatar are now one in the same. If a member has a different profile picture than their avatar, when this update takes place, the profile picture will become part of the picture gallery at the bottom of the new profile, and the current Avatar will be the profile pic at the top of the profile page.
  • The email and preferred address will only show if the user has indicated they want it to be public.
  • There will be one column for profile details and one for content activity.
  • A new navigation bar includes bookmarks, rewards, and calendar.
  • And, now you can add a banner image to dress up your profile.

 

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New Profanity Filters Profanity Filters

The GeoNet profanity filter is now on to prevent the use of profanity and block unwanted, potentially abusive or obscene content from being viewed when added in a post. What does this mean? If someone creates a post with profanity in the content, the word(s) will be hidden with asterisks. The change is also retroactive and will apply to existing content as well.

 

New Group Terminology

The name of the group types will be updated to simpler terms. The functionality and memberships of the groups will not change, just the nomenclature.

  • Open - changes to --> Public
  • Members Only - changes to --> Public Restricted
  • Private - changes to --> Private
  • Secret - changes to --> Private Unlisted

 

How-To Tip of the Week

Profile Banner Images

With the adoption of the new profile look and feel, you can update your profile with a great banner image that displays your character, passion, or work. It takes three simple steps in less than two minutes to update your banner image. Here’s how >> 

 

GeoNet Profile Banner Images

 

Top Blog of the Week

Mostly Mapping Map(s) of the Day - Hurricane Florence 

Bernie Szukalski shared a great blog with links to story maps for Hurricane and Tropical Cyclones Overview, Hurricane Florence Error Cone: Projected Impact, and more. Read on >>

 

Hurricane Florence Projected Impact Map

 

GIS DayFeatured Group of the Week

GIS Day

We bring to you GIS Day, the featured group of the week in GeoNet. Continuing with the September Back-to-School theme, learn all about GIS Day activities, how to plan for it, and how you can also contribute to the celebration of GIS Day, inspiring people of all ages to look at maps in a whole new way.

 We look forward to your contributions >>

 

Featured Discussion of the Week

Intro to Coding Webinar Discussion

This week the Women's Geospatial Forum posted a discussion about the WeCan “Intro to coding webinar” held on Thursday, September 13, 2018. The thread continues the conversation and learning started during the forum, and they are encouraging others to join in and offer any knowledge, questions, or shares.

Join the conversation >>

 


 

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GeoNet Staff Picks of the Week

 

FEMA’s Survey123 Templates for Preliminary Disaster Assessments Released

As Hurricane Florence barrels towards North Carolina growing in force, local agencies and civilians are preparing for disaster. Brenda Martinez's post, FEMA Releases Survey123 Templates for Preliminary Disaster Assessments explain why the release of the templates marks an ongoing digital transformation and addresses FEMA’s new strategic plan to make it easier for communities to receive assistance in times of crisis. Read more >>

 

Overview of hurricane

Taking it further, Ismael Chivite shares the details of how Using FEMA’s Survey123 Preliminary Damage Assessment Templates can be configured and optimized to support damage assessment efforts by State, Local and Tribal governments. Get more information >>

 

 

 

Get Ready for GIS Day! GIS Day Registration Now

Every year Esri hosts and encourages others to host an event for GIS Day. This year GIS Day is on November 14th. GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. Learn more about GIS Day 2018 Registration Now Online.

How-To Tip of the Week

Participating in a Discussion

This week we are hosting a DIY Geo Apps MOOC "Ask Me Anything" event. GeoNet members can post questions for our special guests and get real-time answers. Never participated in an Ask Me Anything event before? Don’t worry.  Read our instructional document, Participating in a Discussion, and learn all the steps to posting your questions and getting answers. Learn how >>

 

Participating in a discussion

 

Ask Me Anything EventAfter you learn how to participate in the discussion, join our guests for the “Live” DIY Geo Apps MOOC "Ask Me Anything" event on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 10 a.m. (PDT). Ask them anything and get immediate answers. Learn what it takes to be a Geo Apps expert, get answers to your Geo App questions, ask about their Esri experience and more. Read more >>

 

 

Featured Space or the Week

K12 InstructionK-12 Instruction in GIS

Developed in August 2014, the K12 Education space has grown as educators discover the benefit of using GIS in the classroom. Find answers from our GIS in Education experts passionate about helping educators such as Charlie Fitzpatrick. He shares the latest updates, information, and tips for using GIS in your classroom at all grade levels.

Check it out >>

 


 

Want more GeoNet news? Want to see one of your favorite GeoNet posts? You can find the Top Trending content you are following, unanswered questions, and feature blogs in the My News located in the GeoNet navigation.

 

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GeoNet Staff Picks of the Week

Certification - Same Program, New Design Jessi Mielke, Esri Staff

The Esri Technical Certification program is redesigning the program exam structure and offerings to best align with Esri’s product messaging and software release.

Read more >>

Technical Certification Redesign Schedule

GeoDev Webinar - Integrating Deep Learning with ArcGIS Using Python - Amy Niessen, Esri Staff

Did you miss the GeoDev Webinar hosted by Rohit Singh and Alberto Nieto No worries. Watch the webinar and share your thoughts in GeoNet.

Check it out >>

 

Finding content in GeoNetHow-To Tip of the Week

Finding, Searching, and Browsing Content

Do you need to find something on GeoNet, but don’t know where to begin? This helpful tip guides you through the different options to find content, answers to questions, and places within GeoNet.

Learn how >>

 

 

Featured Space of the Week

EducationGIS in Education

With schools starting back across the globe, we thought we would share the Education space in GeoNet with you this week. Education offers educators, administrators, and those who use the ArcGIS platform in all aspects of education a place to collaborate, connect with Esri staff, ask questions and stay up-to-date with the latest news about GIS in Education.

Follow Education >>

 

 

Featured Discussion

DIY Geo Apps MOOC "Ask Me Anything" Event Coming Soon!

Join instructor John Shramek and our special guests for the next Ask Me Anything event for the DIY Geo Apps MOOC on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 10 a.m. (PDT). Ask them anything and get immediate answers.
Read more >>

 

DIY Geo Apps MOOC AMA

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GeoNet Staff Picks of the Week

Fun with GIS 236: Competition and ChallengeEducation

Are you an educator in K-12? The 2018-19 school year marks the third year for Esri's "ArcGIS  Competition for High School and Middle School Students." It is also the second year for Esri's "Teacher Video Challenge." Details for both contests are in the latest post by Esri’s K-12 Education Manager, Charlie Fitzpatrick

Learn more >>

 GIS in Education

 

How-To Tip of the Week

Merging Multiple Esri and GeoNet Accounts

Each week the GeoNet team receives emails regarding multiple Esri and GeoNet accounts where users are uncertain which account they should use, is active or they cannot log in to any of the accounts. If you have multiple GeoNet or Esri accounts, this how-to is for you.

Read more >>

 

Featured Space or the Week

ArcGIS EnterpriseArcGIS Enterprise

The @ArcGIS_Enterprise space in GeoNet is a collaborative place for Enterprise users to learn about new features, updates, bug fixes and more. Members can also find solutions, ask questions, get answers and see the latest posts all in one place. Check it out >>

 

Featured Discussion

Re: Utility Network Data Models are just a starting point - Electric and Gas 

 Esri Staff, Larry Young, elaborates on the questions asked in GeoNet about missing fields within the UPDM 2018 model as the starting point for users and encourages them to modify the data fields. Read more >>

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Want more GeoNet news? Want to see one of your favorite GeoNet posts? You can find the Top Trending content you are following, unanswered questions, and feature blogs in the My News located in the GeoNet navigation.

 

Got an idea or suggestion for future weekly updates? Comment below or contact us at geonet@esri.com.

 

 

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