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Survey123 logo over a Microsoft Flow dialogue boxGeoNet Member Zoltan Kovacs created a three-part series on using Microsoft Flow to automate a workflow process with Survey123. Webhooks implemented upon a successful survey completion can trigger additional steps such as sending a notification e-mail, converting time zone data, and more. Start with Part 1 to learn how to automate your survey workflow and save some time. Read: Creating MS Flow webhooks for Survey123 surveys (in ArcGIS Online).

 

 

 

Highlight: See inspiring stories from GIS Day from all around the world in a blog by Joseph Kerski

 

Esri TrainingAs you reflect on your GIS goals for next year, have you thought about the training you might need to help you reach those goals? Follow Esri Training for updates on webinars, lesson availability, resources, and tips for optimizing your learning experience or learning opportunities for your organization.  Go to: Esri Training

 

 

3 Open Questions & Discussions

Persefoni Kapotas wants to show one to many relationships between buildings and parcels in ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online. What’s the best way to do this?

 

Cameron Van Hemmen wants to detect changes of feature classes in data driven pages based on a modified/created date field. Do you have a solution for this?

 

Vincent Launstorfer wants to customize the default pie-chart symbology into a doughnut and add additional details in the ArcGIS Online pop-up. Have you built customized symbology before?

 

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

 

4 Product and Service Updates

ArcGIS Online invites you to join the Early Adopter Community in time to see the Winter 2019 beta release. 

Esri Training announced a new web course to prepare you for Esri Technical Certification.

Explorer for ArcGIS: See highlights of the new release for Windows 10.

Survey123 for ArcGIS announced the Walt Disney Release 3.7. See what’s inside.

 

Community Tip:  List Your Skills & Endorse Other Member Skills

Did you add your skills to your GeoNet profile? If you’re a pro at Python, an avid ArcMap user, or specialize in data analytics, list it in your GeoNet profile so people can get a glimpse of your expertise and experience.  Additionally, you can endorse others for their skills if you feel confident about the demonstration of their skill set. If someone provided some detailed insights to your question or problem, acknowledge them with an endorsement on their GeoNet profile page. Here’s how to add your skills to your profile and endorse others.

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Dot Density Map from ArcGIS Online Map Viewer BetaHave you tested out the new ArcGIS Online Map Viewer Beta? The new feature has some enhancements that GeoNet Members contributed to by using our ArcGIS Ideas space. GeoNet Members Eric Neel, Jason Sawle, Owen Evans, Bryan Hemmer, Tom Bos, Russell Jordan, Rick Weisbond, Eric Svensen, and R. Scott Semmens submitted ideas including auto-sized pop-ups, dot-density maps (pictured), map rotations and more. Learn about GeoNet Member contributions to the ArcGIS Online Map Viewer Beta release in this blog by Peter Klingman. Read: Your Ideas in the ArcGIS Online Map Viewer Beta. 

 

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

 

 

Esri Software Security & Privacy BannerThe Esri Software Security & Privacy place hosts information and announcements about the latest compliance, security, and privacy topics for Esri products. Check out some of the Frequently Asked Questions in the place to learn about how to communicate your IT team’s security concerns. If you’re looking for white papers on best practices and security optimization guidance, see the Searchable Document Repository in the helpful link section.  Go to: Esri Software Security & Privacy

 

3 Open Questions & Discussions

Paul Doherty is looking for the best practice for symbolizing data manually in Survey123.

Chad Leftwich wants to know how to find the closest polygon(s) to a select polygon by roads and not by distance.

Natalee Desotell wants to change the width of a selected polygon outline in Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS

 

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

 

Community Tip:  Understanding ArcGIS Idea Statuses

Did you submit a great idea and want to understand its status with Esri? Ideas submitted to the ArcGIS Ideas place are acknowledged with eight statuses from respective product teams, including Reviewed, In Product Plan, and more. If you want to understand more about what In Product Plan or Under Consideration means, take a look at this reference document for Statuses for ArcGIS Ideas. 

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Find the Top Trending content you are following, unanswered questions, and blogs by selecting My News located in the GeoNet navigation bar. Got an idea or suggestion for future weekly updates? Comment below or contact us at geonet@esri.com. 

 

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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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Community Closeup is a member profile series where we get to know members in GeoNet, The Esri Community.

 

 

About Dan

Dan PattersonIf you have ever asked a question in the GeoNet Community, you likely received a response from Dan Patterson, or maybe you've been one of the several thousand users that have referred to his free tools and helpful guides from Py…blog where his wealth of knowledge has amassed to 119 blog posts. Dan is a GeoNet MVP from Ottawa, Canada, who has been a part of the Esri Community since 1992. 

 

"I was known as ‘the computer guy.’ I took my first computer science course in high school around 1968. When I got to university, I discovered most people hadn't had that opportunity." - Dan Patterson

 

When Dan finished his undergrad and graduate studies at Carleton University, the university decided to start a GIS program. Instead of continuing his studies to pursue his dreams of a Ph.D., he became full-time faculty with the developing program to teach Statistics, Intro to GIS, Intermediate Raster/Vector Geospatial Analysis Course, and Advanced Applications of GIS.

 

"Retired" written on a test punch cardHis guidance for GIS students and professionals online and offline led to his earned nickname 'ObiDan,' modeled after the revered mentor and teacher Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars. It fits for someone with an extensive history as an educator in the GIS field for 31 years. Students that are actively working in the geospatial industry experienced his "fail, figure out why, and fix it" teaching style that encouraged exploratory learning of spatial science. 

Pictured: His retirement notice for the last days of class.

 

 

 

Fun Fact from Dan: I got my first research assistant job in the summer of 1st year because of my ‘ability to program in Fortran’, which I knew nothing about, but 5 days later, I could DO-loop with the best of them.”

   DO-loop is a command that executes repetitive statements in Fortran, a programming language developed by IBM.

 

Q&A Interview 

 

Esri Canada HatWhat brought you to GeoNet?

I preceded GeoNet by many years, having participated in the ArcView 2.x/3.x forum, long before ArcMap was on the scene. I was looking for interesting questions that I could use as examples of real-world situations where GIS analysis was applied. In those early years, archeologists were dabbling, engineers of various flavours were trying to add new tools to their arsenal, and biologists were interested in things relating to fragmentation of landscapes and mapping in general. I was hooked when I ranked as an MVP with about 32 points in one quarter, and I got an Esri hat (pictured).

 

What unique value does the GeoNet Community have from your perspective? 

There is much talent out there amongst the users. If people spent more time sifting through the posts in a particular place, they might find answers to their questions or interesting things to pursue. It has been great in the last few years that some of the Esri staff have become active in taking over the moderation of spaces and providing answers. 

 

Dan enjoys spatial analysis and the reward of overcoming the math challenges that come with it. While he feels intimidated by math like most people, he faces it as a learning opportunity to create tools, write blogs, and answer questions to help the novice and the experienced professional get over the wall of labor-intensive effort or the lack of know-how.

 

What types of questions in the community are the most interesting to you? 

Questions relating to geometry, geometric constructs, computational geometry, and multidimensional raster stuff. I suck at math, and I just love reinventing the wheel for various algorithms.

 

How do you decide what to contribute?

I contribute answers when I need a break from what I am working on.  It provides a distraction. A quick pop-over to GeoNet, see what’s up, answer a question or two, then back to work. 

 

Now that I am retired from teaching, I want to blog about some of those ‘math’ things that most people hate or have avoided, just to provide a free record of things you can do. The “Free Tools”!!! blog came about because I was surprised people hadn’t discovered several things that require an Advanced License could be done without one by using the tools that Esri provided. Split By Attributes was my first venture into tools. I originally published it around 2005, but It wasn’t until 2016 that it became available at the basic level in ArcGIS.

 

What are your favorite applications or projects that use ArcGIS Pro and Python?

Julia SetI worked in the areas of the geometric properties of roads, permafrost modeling, some biomedical stuff like rabbit bladder dynamics (a cross-over between CT scans and raster analysis over time). The Center of the Ottawa project was fun.

 

Beyond the usual, I like working with NumPy and the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension.  I like ‘art’ and the purity of being able to represent things numeric in a visual form. Mandelbrot and Julia Sets are two examples (pictured). There are also areas that I have only dabbled in, like terrain simulation algorithms.

 

  NumPy is a programming language for scientific computing and processing of multidimensional array objects.

 

How has GeoNet played a role in your career or made an impact with members? 

Students always could get a hold of me at any time. I constantly get reminded by students that they were looking up solutions on GeoNet and came across my name and it reminded them of class. Many students going back decades still keep in touch professionally and personally.  I do love it when I get a big thanks from a person on GeoNet in my e-mail.  It usually comes with a more elaborate explanation of their problem and how the seemingly innocuous question I answered fit into a bigger picture.

 

How do you think other GeoNet members should contribute to the community?

Contribute your expertise on the fundamentals: Math, cartography, programming/scripting. If you can’t do it yourself, then line up the resources in terms of people or tools that will get the job done for you. Remember when you were a newbie? Now you might be the expert. People are strapped for time, but so what? Everyone is. If you see a question you can answer, spend 5 minutes on it. Also, don’t map boring stuff.

 

 

While Dan settles into his retirement plans of gardening and spending time with family, he has ideas to venture into Esri CityEngine but mainly will concentrate on writing more blogs. Writing blogs is a slight change from his original plan to write books. "I gave up on the notion of books. Even though I have a few on the go, I know I will never finish them. Besides, what interests me in education and educating is what I don't know."

 

For more from Dan, follow him on GeoNet to learn about his latest explorations with GIS. 

 

 

Dan Patterson

Extreme Closeup: Dan’s “5 Favs”

 Map Icon

What’s your favorite map, and why?

Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and all those inspired from them. I was impressed that Tolkien saw the maps as an integral part of his work. There is some good work done here by Robert Rose.

World

What’s your favorite place in the world?

I actually don't have one. I am not really a 'where' person, but a 'what' person. My 'travels' have been through the stories told by my students, who have come from, or traveled to all the continents.

Ear

What's your favorite thing to listen to while you’re working?

Sometimes radio news, but when I'm on the road, it’s tunes by Little Feat or Ry Cooder.

Desk Lamp

Favorite item on your desk?

Family pictures. They ground me and remind me that I really shouldn't be at my desk working .

Snacks

What’s your favorite office snack?

Costco mini dark chocolates.  You could buy them by the bag. I had them in my office for students for years. They were there for the grazing, and I, of course, did quality control testing to ensure that they were still fresh.  Occasionally I got pressured to buy the milk chocolate kind, but the dark chocolates are healthier (I think).

 

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City of Philadelphia ArcGIS Pro Map and 3D Rendering with Magnifying GlassRachel Weeden shared how Amory Hillengas, a GIS Analyst for the City of Philadelphia, used ArcGIS Pro, Network Analyst, ArcGIS StoryMaps, and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS to analyze local food access. One of the standout features of this use case is the application of 3D rendering of the neighborhood food retail landscape in the city. Learn more about the work behind this project and the decision-making to build this analysis with GIS. Read:  Philadelphia Department of Public Health Analyzes Food Access with ArcGIS.

 

 

 

Highlight: Have you seen the See What Others Can’t Campaign? Let us know your thoughts.

 

Defense and Intelligence PlaceIf you are a part of the Defense and Intelligence industry, ask questions, or provide your latest insights on working with Esri products through blogs, discussions, or by answering questions to share your expertise of ArcGIS. In this place, you can reach professionals in Cyber Defensive Operations, National Security, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), and other related focuses.

 

3 Open Questions & Discussions

Bartłomiej Dolecki is asking how to fix inverted walls on the 3D models that were imported from a GBD file in CityEngine.

Li DongYang is trying to use ArcGIS Pro to model a scene. Can you help with this?

Garrick Garcia wants to know if he can use a geoprocessing tool in ArcMap to show color-coded traffic volume.

 

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

 

3 Product and Service Updates:

For Educators, learn how to manage your updated Institution Agreement.

See how ArcGIS Hub is working to make downloads more resilient and reliable.

ArcGIS Pro and Python: Review this mini-guide for installing Spyder IDE.

 

Community Tip: Optimizing Content with Keyword Placement

Keep in mind the opportunity to be helpful to other users and GeoNet members who might have the same interests and questions you have. One way to do this is by utilizing keywords in your titles and content to help with discoverability.

Esri products, product features, programming languages, error codes, and universal terms to your industry or the geospatial industry are all examples of keywords that can be leveraged in your title and body of text to help people find your question or content.

 

Learn more about Optimizing Content with Keyword Placement.

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ArcGIS Monitor Excel Report for System Design

 
Noah Mayer shares a guide on using ArcGIS Monitor’s Excel Report feature to support System Design for your enterprise implementation of ArcGIS. ArcGIS Monitor is a tool that lets you view and manage your ArcGIS system status and usage.  

 

With the Excel Report in ArcGIS Monitoryou can configure a custom report to optimize your system design or use insights to help with migration from on-premises systems to a cloud platformRead: Using ArcGIS Monitor Excel Report in System Design.

 

 

 

Call for Esri User Conference 2020 Presentations extended to November 18, 2019: Learn more.

 

GIS Day PlaceNovember 13, 2019 is GIS DayIf you have an activity planned, check out the GIS Day place for a video introduction from Jack as he explains what GIS Day is for event planners that need a brief explainer at their event. The page also has a link to download posters and an active crowdsource story map of GIS Day activities happening around the world. 

 

3 Open Questions & Discussions

Carl Nettleton is asking how to set a default value in a binary field in Survey123.

Stacy Shutts wants to know if it’s necessary to have both ArcGIS Online and ArcMap to reduce costs.

Joe Borgione is looking for GPS logger apps for iPhone. Do you have any recommendations?


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

 

6 Product and Service Updates

ArcGIS API for Python v1.7.0 is now available.

Esri Training announced a free training: "Get Started with ArcGIS QuickCapture" on November 14 witDanielle Hopkins and Ismael Chivite.

Survey123 for ArcGIS announced the Paper Airplane Day release.

My Esri has updates for licensing and customer service features.

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt now has Augmented Reality Support.

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS has an announcement for the Developer Edition 2.14.

 

Community Tip: Creating A Discussion

Let’s say you have a question that could have multiple answers and perspectives, and you want to get a sense of the Esri Community’s thoughts on your topic.  This may be a great opportunity to start a discussion. Learn more about the format and the best way to use the discussion tool in Creating Discussions 

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ArcGIS Urban
Lisa Staehli answered some frequently asked questions about ArcGIS Urban  that have been asked over time, along with some insights on future updates in the 1.1 release.  See the answers to questions such as ”How do ArcGIS Pro and Urban work together?” and ”What type of data does Urban generate?” Read: ArcGIS Urban FAQs. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highlight: See What Others Can’t Campaign Launch: Learn about the campaign to bring awareness to your work in location technology and download free images for social media and more.  

 

AppStudio for ArcGIS

AppStudio for ArcGIS is buzzing with questions and content for users that are making apps like the Allegheny County Park Trails App and other custom location-based experiences. Check out blogs from the team for product announcements such as the Nearby Sample App blog that allows you to build an app using the discovery of nearby places. What are you building with AppStudio? Share your story in the AppStudio for ArcGIS to showcase your work. 

 

3 Open Questions & Discussions

Roberta Donaldson needs help with creating an SQL expression to append new data with Model Builder.   

Alyssa Soucy is looking for a way to perform batch interpolation in ArcGIS from an Excel file.  

Garrett Seay shared his workflow for selecting all assets associated with a project in Utility Network and is curious about how you do it.

 

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

 

2 Product and Service Updates:

ArcGIS API for Python Version 1.7.0 release announcement has notes on what’s new and what’s fixed. 

For Mac Users: CityEngine 2019.1 is not supported on OS Catalina. Learn more.  

 

Community Tip: Selecting Mark Correct vs. Helpful on Responses to Questions

It’s a win when you get an answer from the community to your questionHelp others find your question and answer by returning to mark a response correct or by identifying if a response was helpful. Here’s how to decide which one to choose:   

 Mark Correct

Choose a response to Mark Correct after you have tested the response that answered your question.  

 Mark Helpful

If a response didn’t quite answer your question, but it was helpful to your issue, you can mark a response to your question as “Helpful.”   

          

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Image of Survey123 and UASJosh Shelton, a GIS Manager from Pend Oreille County, Washington, shared a blog on how he used Survey123 for ArcGIS to perform an unmanned aerial aircraft (UAS) checklist and track UAS projects with County Surveyor Eric Roth. The blog includes lessons learned, the details of the survey design, and how they were able to validate benefits from using survey123 to save time and achieve their goals.

Read Story.

 

Do you have a story? Share your story about using products that helped your workflow or added value to your projects to inspire other users. See this week’s community tip below.  

 

 

Highlight: See What Others Can’t Campaign Launch: Learn about the campaign to bring awareness to your work in location technology and download free images for social media and more. See post. 


ArcGIS QuickCapture Place

ArcGIS QuickCapture has new content for you to check out from how to utilize ArcGISQuickCapture to create assignments in Workforce to understanding user inputs and exclusivity groups. Check out what’s new in the recently released 1.2 version. If you have plans for Halloween activities in your neighborhood this week, take a look at Ismael Chivite's blog on a fun Halloween 2019 trial project

 

Open Questions & Discussions

Hans Frederiksen is asking if there is a Workaround for Cloning Content with >1,000 Records from AGOL to Portal Using the"Clone_Items" API Module?
Shay Lavi wants to know: What's your preferred approach to debugging an app/widget? 

Khan Bahadur is looking for an opinion on if ArcGIS Web AppBuilder is the right choice for working with multiple users and use cases for this project.

 

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

 

4 Product and Service Updates:

ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World has a Learn ArcGIS learning path for incorporating Living Atlas content in your workflow.

The deadline to enter the ArcGIS StoryMaps StoryMapper of the Year Contest extended to December 15th, 2019.

My Esri has a new 5.3 release with new additions and fixes.

Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS has a change coming in December 2019 to dashboard views if you’re an ArcGIS Online user. 

 

Community Tip: How To Share Your Story in GeoNet

Share a story of an experience that saved you time or made an impact in the Esri Community to inspire and inform other members. Craft your story outline by 1) Identifying the problem you were trying to solve, 2) what resources and products you used, and 3) explaining the impact of implementing your approach. Take a look at a few resources from the GeoNet Resource Hub to help you publish your story from the “Creating Content” section, including Best Practices for Writing Content and How to Create a  Blog.

 

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A few Product Advocacy Leads from ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise, and ArcGIS Pro introduced blogs featuring their picks of the week for you to check out:

See What Others Can't Campaign: Learn more about how Esri is bringing awareness to your work in location technology. Read More.

Ocean Sciences PlaceThe Ocean and Atmospheric Forum is only weeks away! Esri headquarters in Redlands, CA, will host Ocean Science professionals from all over the world on November 5-7, 2019, to discuss the latest insights in the industry. See Drew Stephens's blog in the Ocean Sciences space for more on what to expect and connect with professionals in this space to continue conversations and discussions from the forum.

 

 

Open Questions & Discussions

Jeff Pope is asking if he can run a workflow against a feature service where he can prevent an end-user from editing a point unless they are within a certain distance.

Marcus Percival is asking if he can display pie charts as map points in ArcGIS Pro like he can in PowerBI.

Udaya Rao is asking what benefits you’ve found with moving from 10.6.1 to 10.7.1 in ArcGIS Enterprise.

Do you have experience in other areas? See if you can answer these unanswered questions in the community.

 

7 Product and Service Updates:

Navigator for ArcGIS released updates for iOS and Android devices. See the latest enhancements.
ArcGIS Urban has 30+ FAQ and a couple of insights on what’s coming in the 1.1 release.

Esri Training announced a new live seminar on October 24th for ArcGIS Deep Learning Tools for Imagery.

See what software is available in the Esri School Mapping Bundle for classroom and youth club instruction.

AppStudio for ArcGIS introduces Nearby, a sample app that showcases how to find the nearest places of interest worldwide.

ArcGIS Online renewed SAML signing and encryption certificates, and you’ll need to take action by December 5th if you enabled advanced SAML options.

ArcGIS QuickCapture has a fun Halloween Hunt sample project available for you to try while you’re out in the neighborhood.

 

Community Tip: How to Follow Content and Contributors in GeoNet

GeoNet members often share valuable content in the Community, from free tools to informative blogs. Follow a community member to stay updated on their content, create a stream customized just for your interests, or save your favorite content to revisit another time. Here are a few ways to stay connected to content from documents in the GeoNet Resource Hub:

  1. Connect to Other Users – See this guide on how to follow members that publish content of interest to you.
  2. Create a Custom Stream – Build a customized view of activity across GeoNet based on people, products, or other content of interest to you.
  3. Creating Bookmarks – Save and curate content that’s important to you to revisit later.

 

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Tile Layer Service Image

Peter Klingman wrote a blog highlighting several ideas submitted through ArcGIS Ideas from GeoNet Members that were implemented in the latest ArcGIS Online and Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS release this month. See how GeoNet Community members Burke Thompson, Tim Confare, Andrew Murphy, kanin s, Adam Breznicky, James Daniels, Derek Phyn, and series of Esri Staff and member exchanges shaped product innovation, experiences, and enhancements Read: Your Ideas in ArcGIS Online (October 2019).

 

For previous idea implementations from the Community, see this blog from Thomas Edghill in June 2019. 

 

Water Utilities Place

Water Utilities professionals can post industry-specific questions, discussions, or other content in a general Water management, Wastewater, or Stormwater category to connect with other professionals. See upcoming events planned across the U.S., including the Esri Water Summit: October 29-30, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, and several regional events scheduled through November 2019. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to have a Data Health Check at the Esri Gulf Coast UC.

 

Open Questions & Discussions 

Fawaz Amjad is looking for advice on finding a GIS Internship or entry-level position in the Northern Virginia or DC Metro Area. What advice do you have?  

Johanness Jamaludin is looking for guidance on Optimized Hotspot Analysis. 

Matthew Callahan is asking for guidance from Angular developers on how to unit test classes that implement the ArcGIS API for JavaScript
 

Do you have experience in other areas? See if you can answer these unanswered questions in the community. 


Product and Service Updates

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS has updates on a few widgets in this month’s release.

ArcGIS QuickCapture 1.2 has new features and a fix for a known issue with the photo icons.

Explorer for ArcGIS Beta 4 (Windows) has a few updates in their last beta release.

A new ArcGIS Conservation Easement Monitoring Solution is available for State and Local - Environment and Natural Resources. Learn more about using this solution.

ArcGIS Companion 2.release includes new experience enhancements and a few bug fixes.

Symbol files for debugging ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET are now available. See workflow examples for implementation.

ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.13 and 3.30 is released. Javascript 4.13 comes with several updates and bugs fixes. 

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS has a toolkit available with the latest release. 

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt Embedded Linux Beta 2 is released. Give the team feedback about the devices you’re looking to work with and the solutions you’re building.  

 

Community Tip: 5 Tips for Submitting or Commenting on An Idea

One of the popular features of The Esri Community is the ArcGIS Ideas place. ArcGIS Ideas is where you have an opportunity to suggest enhancements or innovations for Esri products. Here are some things to keep in mind when submitting an idea: 

  1. Be Detailed: Explain your workflow, process, and the products you’re using.  If you can record or document the steps you’ve taken that led you to the idea and the outcome you’re seeking, it can help people understand your idea more clearly.

  2. Use Visuals: Add an image, .gif, or video demonstrating where you think the improvement could be made: A picture is worth a thousand words!

  3. Give Context: Identify what industry you work in and what sparked this idea in your workflow or process to execute a task.  

  4. Add Impact:  If your idea were to be implemented, how impactful would it be? Would you save money, time, or other resources by having your idea implemented? Add a little impact statement to your idea.

  5. Apply A Category: Add a Category so that the right team sees your idea. An idea with no Category can get missed when teams review ideas, and an idea given too many categories becomes less focused and effective.

 

Comments are helpful additions to Ideas. If someone posted your idea already, be sure to comment with the same tips in mind after you vote on the idea.  For more information on Submitting Ideas, see the “Using Ideas” section from our GeoNet Resource Hub

 

 

Special thanks to the Customer Experience Team for contributing to this section!

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Survey123 image-map example

 

Survey123 for ArcGIS now allows for the use of SVG files in the field app to create options for selections. Check out Brett Stokes' article on how to implement this new feature on your next survey, including how to use an SVG from the web, convert a raster image into an SVG, and create an SVG from scratch. 

 

Read: Using the image-map appearance in Survey123.  

  

 


 

Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) PlaceArchitecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC): If you’re headed to the AEC Summit later this month (October 25-27th, 2019), follow AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) in GeoNet to start a new discussion or continue discussions you may pick up from the Summit. See if you can help Ewelina Kaminski by sharing your experience using geographic coordinate systems with Utility Network and ArcGIS Pro. 

 

 

Open Questions 

Shannon Groff is asking the community for their experience with setting up GIS Team collaborative software.  

Terri Waddell is asking how you keep track of data and item dependencies in your database? 
Sarah Fischer wants to know how to select grid cells on two-point layers that are divided by polygons to compare the data for analysis?  

Do you have experience in other areas? See if you can answer these unanswered questions in the community. 

 

 

4 Product and Service Update Announcements: 

Survey123 for ArcGIS Version 3.6 is now available with critical fixes, the ability to work with lines and polygons, a single choice grid in the field app, and more.  

ArcGIS Pro 2.4 Patch 2 is available 

Spilhaus Map of the Oceans will be supported in the next ArcGIS Pro release 

My Esri has updates for licensing and more. 

 

 

Community Tip: Using #Tags 

When asking a question or talking about your work in the community, don’t forget to reference what product(s) you’re using. The best way to include your product references is by tagging the product in your blog, discussion, or question within the body of your text. You can also categorize your post with tags. By doing so, you’re helping other members find your content that is related to a product or subject they want to focus on.  Learn how to tag your content. 

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Allegheny App on Tablet and Mobile

Daniel Wickens offers some GIS inspiration from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania’s Park Trail application. See how Allegheny County used Collector for ArcGIS, ArcMap, ArcGIS Online, Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS, and several other ArcGIS products to help hikers navigate through local trails. The app also features a widget from GeoNet MVP Robert Scheitlin, GISPRead: Get Inspired by Allegheny County, PA's Park Trails App!



Place of the Week: Utility Network 

Utility Network ImageThe Utility Network place gathers professionals from Electric and Gas, Water Utilities, and Telecommunications around the ArcGIS Utility Network Management extension for ArcGIS Enterprise See how utility professionals are solving problems and making connections by following this product place

 

 

--  Related: Is Utility GIS just about making digital versions of paper maps? Discover the Truth at GeoConX 2019: October 27-30th in Atlanta, GA.


Open Questions & Discussions

Carlos Bell wants to know how to automate the update of Min and/or Max Values of Symbology Classes using Python or Arcade.
Scott Fraser is designing a brochure with personalized maps and wants to know how to automate map insertion for each piece. Have you done this before?
 
Do you have experience in other areas? See if you can answer these unanswered questions in the community.


5 Product & Service Updates

Take a look at these product and service updates announced in GeoNet:


Community Tip: Share Content to Multiple Places

  Post Content in one place, then share it with other places.  If you have a complex question or other content that is related to several industries and/or multiple products, you can post your content in one place where the core idea is related, and then share your post to the other related products or industry places to broaden views on your content. Learn More.
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Community Highlights 

Place of the Week  
 
EducationThe Education place is full of content for educators and teachers seeking resources and tips for teaching the next generation of GIS professionals. See the range of categories for Higher Education, Students, Schools (K12), Informal Education, and Education Facilities in the place to find your interest. 

 

See Joseph Kerski's latest posts including a free lesson for working with field data in the classroom and how a 2nd Grade classroom developed ecoliteracy by completing one nature lesson a week for 15 weeks.

 

 

-- Related: Enter the 2020 ArcGIS Online Middle School & High School Student Competition. Learn more about the details of the contest. 

 

Featured Content Highlights 

Survey123 ScreenshotIsmael Chivite has a new blog for Survey123 for ArcGIS users who author forms with Survey123 Connect. See his blog for tips on working with XLS Forms and Microsoft Excel to improve your workflow and productivity: Survey123 Tricks of the Trade: Microsoft Excel.

 

 

 

 

 

Open Questions & Discussions 

Jeff Garcia wants to hear from users that access Operations dashboards on a mobile device. 

Andy Stratton is looking for some Python guidance for generating a list of datasets for the Analyze Datasets Tool. 

Ulrich Seiler is looking for users that worked with SAP Hana and Utility Network.  

 

Do you have knowledge in other areas? See if you can answer these unanswered questions in the community. 

 

Product & Service Updates Round-Up 

Take a look at these product and service updates announced in GeoNet: 

AppStudio 4.0: See what’s new in App Templates 

My Esri has a new release with updates on licensing and managing users 

ArcGIS Runtime Local Server SDK 100.6 is available for download. 

ArcGIS Online Security Update affects CityEngine 2017.1 and earlier. See what steps to take if you’re affected 

 

Community Tip 

Introduce Yourself in our new GeoNet Member Introductions place and connect with a fellow professional or student in the community. Complete your first three actions to get familiar with GeoNet. You can also discover your way around the Esri Community through a scavenger hunt 

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Community Highlights 


Place of the Week
  
 
SciencesCalling all scientists! Check out the Sciences group for a couple of announcements from Esri Chief Scientist Dawn Wright and to connect with fellow scientists in the fields of Ocean Sciences, Data, Ecological Marine, Weather & Climate and more. Start a discussion about things you are working on or blog about a successful project you worked on this year using GIS. 

 

 

Check out these announcements in Sciences: 

 

Featured Content Highlights 

Points on A Map

Mike Schoelen has a new explainer for GIS beginners in his In a GIF blog series. Learn how to turn addresses into points on a map with ArcGIS Online and an Excel spreadsheet. Share with someone who could use a brief understanding of how to get started with GIS.   

The blog includes a link to download a free Spatial Analysis poster.  
 

 

 

 

 

Charlie Fitzpatrick shared an announcement for the 2020 Middle School & High School Student Competition. Learn more about the details of the contest. 

 

 

Open Questions & Discussions 

 

Do you have knowledge in other areas? See if you can answer these unanswered questions in the community. 

 

Product & Service Updates Round-Up 

 

Take a look at these product and service updates announced in GeoNet:

 

 

Calls for feedback:

 

Community Tip 

Introduce Yourself in our new GeoNet Member Introductions place and connect with a fellow professional or student in the community. Complete your first three actions to get familiar with GeoNet. You can also discover your way around the Esri Community through a scavenger hunt 

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Community Highlights


Place of the Week

GeoNet Member Place ImageWhether you just became a member or you’ve been here for a while, introduce yourself in our new place! We just launched GeoNet Member Introductions for members to share a little about themselves and connect with other members on related interests.  Visit our new GeoNet Member Introductions space and introduce yourself to begin your networking journey in the community.

 

--Related:  Complete your first three actions to get familiar with GeoNet.  You can also discover your way around the Esri Community through a scavenger hunt.

 

Look out for a GeoNet member who may be in your industry or is located near you in the new Introduce Yourself area and say hello. 

 

Featured Content Highlights

Mobile Screenshot of Route Layers by Navigator for ArcGISJoshua Clifford shared a tutorial on Transforming Polylines into Route Layers in Navigator for ArcGIS. This step-by-step tutorial uses bus routes for transporting children from two local middle schools to a camping trip location as a scenario to demonstrate how to use your route layers in the field and on a mobile device.  

There are additional links to more resources and exercises for Navigator for ArcGIS included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you heard about the StoryMaps Contest? You can win $5,000 for the cause of your choice. Deadline to enter is September 30, 2019. Winners will be announced on GIS Day.

 

 

Open Questions & Discussions

 

Do you have knowledge in other areas? See if you can answer these unanswered questions in the community.

 

Product & Service Updates Round-Up

Take a look at these product and service updates announced in GeoNet:

 

Community Tip

Where do I post my question? Find a location in Product Communities, Industry Communities, or in Developer Communities that is relevant to your question and ask your question there. If it applies to multiple places, post in a primary-related space and share the question to other places by selecting Share in the GeoNet navigation bar.  

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