GeoNet Weekly News & Tips: Urban Observatory theme added, uploading files, featured space of the week, and women in cybersecurity

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GeoNet Staff Picks of the Week

 GeoNet Update: “Online” word omission issue

Recently, we have had several reports that GeoNet is experiencing a “bug” when our members use the word  in comments and replies. Linking to ArcGIS  or posting the word  within a comment/reply in GeoNet will result in an omission of the word from the content, URL, or HTML once it is posted. As an exception to the bug, when “@mentioning” the ArcGIS Online space this issue does not occur. 



Ecology theme added to the Urban ObservatoryUrban Observatory theme

Joseph Kerski shares a new theme added to the Urban Observatory that will be useful in teaching geography, geology, and environmental science. The theme allows users to compare bioclimate, landform type, lithology, and land cover for any city.




Working with distributed data using ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Pro

David Watkins clarifies plans to support the ArcMap geodatabase replication workflows in ArcGIS Pro expressing, “The need to access authoritative GIS data from anywhere at any time is more important than ever.”


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Uploading files to GeoNetHow-To Tip of the Week

Uploading Files

An uploaded file in GeoNet is used the same way as a collaborative document. When you want to collaborate on a file, you can upload it to the GeoNet Community and allow others to assist with the file. Files can also be attached to other GeoNet content types.


Keep in mind not all collaborators have the same permissions, software or operating systems and may not be able to open an uploaded or attached file. Files must not be larger than 50 MB and can be a Microsoft Office file (ppt, doc, xls) or PDF.


Find out how to Upload Files >>


Featured Space of the Week

Comunidad Esri Colombia - Ecuador - Panamá 

El espacio Comunidad Esri Colombia - Ecuador - Panamá se creó en 2017 para brindar un espacio a nuestros miembros de Colombia, Ecuador y Panamá, en donde podrán publicar preguntas, obtener respuestas y compartir ideas en español. Siga a la Comunidad Esri Colombia - Ecuador - Panamá para obtener las últimas actualizaciones de Sistema de Información Geográfica (SIG). Conozca más sobre el mundo de SIG y descargue contenido en español en nuestra Guía de Publicaciones Esri 2018.


Comunidad Esri Colombia - Ecuador - Panamá



The Esri Colombia - Ecuador - Panamá community space was created in 2017 to provide a space for our members from Colombia, Ecuador, and Panamá, where they can post questions, get answers and share ideas in Spanish. Follow the Esri Colombia - Ecuador - Panamá community to get the latest Geographic Information System (GIS) updates. Learn more about the world of GIS and download content in Spanish in our Esri Publications Guide 2018.


Featured Discussion of the Week

Women In Cybersecurity - Women's Geospatial Forum

According to the 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS), women in the cybersecurity profession have remained stagnant at only 11% of the global cybersecurity workforce. The number is increasing each year slightly as more women enter the field, with North America leading the movement. Carmen Payne shares a link and a membership promo code for Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS), offering networking, education, and conferences for women in cybersecurity.


Learn more and join the discussion >>



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