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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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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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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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Community Highlights 

Place of the Week 

 

Learn ArcGIS Space and Place IconLearn ArcGIS launched in July 2019 for educators to share experiences and materials for teaching GIS. Follow the Learn ArcGIS space to ask questions, start a discussion, or to get the latest updates on resources. The Learn ArcGIS team just shared an update to their lessons gallery that allows for sharable filtered URLs.  

 

--Related: Joseph Kerski curated a list of videos to get students excited and knowledgeable about geography. 

 

Featured Content Highlights 

Patrick Huls posted his latest entry in a new Telecommunications blog series called Geospatially Enabling Telecom. See Network Transformation: Strategic Planning, Remote Engineering, & Operational Awareness for video demos and links to resources for Strategic Planning Tools, Desktop & Walkout Surveys, Project Tracking, and more. 

-- Related: Register to attend GeoConX! Join electric, gas, and telecommunications professionals in Atlanta, GA from October 27-30, 2019.  

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:  

  • AppStudio for ArcGIS Version 4.0 has a release update including bug fixes and a list of deprecated features. 
  • My Esri released new updates to licensing, reports, and more. 
  • Classic Esri Story Maps announced a bug fix for loading embedded apps that are shared to a group and accessed by a group member from a different organization.  
  • Esri Vector Basemaps shared a mid-August update, including new content from the Community Maps Challenge. 

 

Community Tip 

Discussions about products and professional practices are happening every day in GeoNet. Keep your preferences in the community updated so you don’t miss the opportunity to join a discussion, answer a question, or find information that is relevant to you 

Here’s how to optimize your GeoNet preferences, including: 

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