I market Esri technology to defense organizations. I’m no longer using Esri technology for real-world military applications to solve problems. I’m a former US Army Topographic Engineer Officer. While in the Army, I used ARC/INFO and eventually ArcGIS.
Aside from marketing, I still use ArcGIS and other Esri technology offerings such as ArcGIS Online, snap2map iOS app, and Esri Story Maps. I learned about geospatial technology including geographic information systems (GIS) when their interfaces were a command line, aka C prompt. In the early to late 1990s, command line was being replaced by user interfaces that we have grown to know, mostly through the Windows® operating system. Let’s step into the 21st century with ArcGIS Pro!
Installing ArcGIS Pro 1.0 was quick and easy. I selected the defaults and it was a matter of minutes before I had the start screen come up.
NOTE: The Observation Post template is a pre-configured, ArcGIS for the Military—Land Operations template.
Look Ma, no hands!
This is amazing! With the deployment of ArcGIS Pro, I can have pre-configured templates available for anyone in my organization to use. The best part? When I start with an ArcGIS for the Military template, the maps, tools necessary styles and more for my work are automatically loaded!
Keep coming back to read more about my adventures with ArcGIS Pro.