Thursday, February 27, 2014

Esri Federal Conference Videos

From Charlie Fitzpatrick, Esri Schools Program Manager:

Esri event videos are great for seeing what is possible and what is coming. Videos from the recent Esri Federal Conference are now online:

4 videos that may be of interest:

Our Technology (3:42) -- high-level presentation of our technology
Landscape Apps (7:49) -- powerful analysis of landscape content, in a browser
ArcGIS Pro (11:42) -- new app coming this summer
3D Everywhere (4:56) -- totally cool! 3D in a standard browser

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

New ArcGIS Training Videos

Esri posted some new training videos about doing exploration and analysis using online tools. These "seminars" are free, requiring just an Esri Global ID to log in:

Gain Geographic Insight with ArcGIS Online Analysis Tools

Create Enhanced Information Products with Esri Maps for Office

Here is a video covering Esri content with Jack Dangermond and Suzanne Foss

Finally, Landscape Analyst is now available from the Esri Marketplace

Original post by Charlie Fitzpatrick, Esri Schools Program Manager

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Congress App Challenge

From Esri Schools Manager Charlie Fitzpatrick: 

Congress wants kids to create apps! Show this to your high school and middle school audiences, CTE friends, guidance counselors, computer science colleagues, and mobile app junkies. Esri has many tools for building map-based apps. This is a fabulous opportunity to share how geotools and geographic thinking help to solve problems.

Register for the App Challenge at

Friday, January 24, 2014

Search for GIS Books and Tutorials

From Esri Schools Manager Charlie Fitzpatrick:

Esri Press has a downloadable catalog and an app (both facilitate browsing), and offers desk copies to instructors. These resources are especially valuable for CTE instructors working with ArcGIS Desktop. 
For instance, there's a great new book integrating GIS and remote sensing. Go to for more. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

ArcGIS Online Updates

ArcGIS Online has been updated with new features and enhancements for configuring applications, authoring web maps, administering your organization, and more.

Check what's new in ArcGIS Online here.

Original post by Bern Szukalski, ArcGIS Resources 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Happy GIS Day

Happy GIS Day from Women in Technology's GeoTech Hawaii!

GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.
The first formal GIS Day took place in 1999. Esri president and co-founder Jack Dangermond credits Ralph Nader with being the person who inspired the creation of GIS Day. He considered GIS Day a good initiative for people to learn about geography and the uses of GIS. He wanted GIS Day to be a grassroots effort and open to everyone to participate. 
Check out for events, activities, and resources! 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

It's Geography Awareness Week!

Celebrate Geography and The New Age of Exploration this year from November 17th through the 23rd in 2013. Celebrated in conjunction with the National Geographic Society’s 125th Birthday the week's theme focuses on how geography enables us all to be intrepid explorers in our own way. Check out the newly created archive of past Geography Awareness Week materials, a new suite of resources all about Geography as a field and discipline, and even more tips and tools to plan your own GeoWeek celebrations!

Read more about the history and purpose behind Geography Awareness Week. 

Looking for even more resources? Check out the Geography Awareness Week Archive for material dating back all the way to 2000!

Maui Economic Development Board's Women in Technology Project kicked off Geography Awareness Week a little early. They hosted a GIS and Geography celebration event at Queen Kaahumanu Center in Kahului, Hawaii this past Saturday, November 16. Both children and adults had a wonderful time checking out National Geographic's Giant Traveling Map of the Pacific Ocean, doing fun GIS activities, and meeting local geotech professionals.