GeoNet Weekly News & Tips: Community Closeup with Dan Patterson, GeoConX Recap, Map Viewer Beta as Place of the Week, and 7 Product and Service Updates

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GeoNet is enriched by the collective knowledge and diverse experience of its members, and we’re interested in getting to know more about the people who make up the Esri Community.  


We’re starting a member profile series called Community Closeup, and our first story is with Dan Patterson, a GeoNet MVP and recently retired Geomatics professor from Ottawa, Canada. Dan has a following of more than 450 followers in the community, has generated more than 13,000 downloads in the ArcGIS Code Sharing site, and is most visible in the Python space. Learn more about his background and his thoughts on the GeoNet community. Read: Community Closeup with Dan Patterson.  


Highlight: Get a recap on GeoConX 2019, the largest gathering of Utility & Telecommunications GIS Professionals from Patrick Huls



ArcGIS Online Map Viewer Beta PlaceThe new ArcGIS Online Map Viewer Beta launched last week with a new place to gather your questions and feedback on the product experience and provides key information about the map viewer functionality for your reference. Check out the new place for reference information on the beta features and more. Go to: Map Viewer Beta.


3 Open Questions & Discussions

Aurelius Dokeianos is looking for additional information and guidance on a cost-path and viewshed project.

Debra Hodges wants to know how to use ArcGIS API for JavaScript to show facilities in an area specified by a zip code entered in a search box

Brian Forschner is looking for people who have used SagesGov with ArcGIS Online. Can you answer his question about data interfacing with each other?


Take a few minutes to help a GeoNet member solve a problem today. See if you can answer these unanswered questions in the community.


7 Product and Service Updates

ArcGIS Experience Builder Beta version 2 is now available.

My Esri 5.5 release has updates on licensing, support, and other items.

ArcGIS Online Map Viewer Beta has a helpful compatibility guide and other documents to understand the new functionality for the release.  See the release announcement.

AppStudio for ArcGIS released version 4.1 with features, bug fixes, and more.

Learn more about the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and when Esri plans to ensure alignment in Esri Software Security & Privacy

Portal for ArcGIS released Security 2019 Update 2 Patch.

ArcGIS Online has an updated planned for December 10. See what’s coming.


Community Tip: Write a bio in your GeoNet Profile

Help the community get to know you by writing a professional bio for your GeoNet Profile.  If you need some help with writing your biography, this document has an outline to help you write some brief details to get started. If you have one already constructed, you can also reference this document for steps to populate your profile biography.


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