What We Don't Need, a "New ArcGIS Blog website"

Discussion created by bixb0012 Champion on May 8, 2018
Latest reply on May 18, 2018 by KJones-esristaff

Hey Christopher Catania, Michelle Mathias, and Candace Loya; maybe one of you could poke over to Esri Development and let the Product Teams know the last thing Esri needs is a "New ArcGIS Blog website."  I thought product teams were in the process of moving over to GeoNet, why would Esri stand up a "new" ArcGIS Blogs site?


Here are my off-the-top thoughts of why this is senseless:

  • The last thing customers need are more locations to hunt for information.
    • I know ArcGIS Blogs has existed for a while, but why keep pumping resources into keeping it alive and separate from other platforms.
  • Esri has GeoNet, which last I checked, supports blogs
  • ArcGIS Blogs has no clean way to export the content to a printable/portable format.
    • The GeoNet "View as PDF" may be imperfect, but it is something.
  • ArcGIS Blogs has no way to comment on the posts.