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1st Kakamega International Investment Conference – KAIICO 2024

1st Kakamega International Investment Conference – KAIICO 2024

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From March 19th to 24th, the 1st Kakamega International Investment Conference (KAIICO 2024) took place at Masinde Muliro University of…
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Transforming Kenya’s Energy Sector

Transforming Kenya’s Energy Sector

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On Wednesday, March 6, 2024, industry leaders, experts, and stakeholders gathered at Emara Ole-Sereni Hotel in Nairobi, for the CEO’s…
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Celebrating Excellence: East Africa’s SAG Award Winners at Esri UC 2024

Celebrating Excellence: East Africa’s SAG Award Winners at Esri UC 2024

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The Esri User Conference 2024 has once again highlighted the incredible impact of GIS technology across the globe. This year,
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Bridging Continents: Esri Eastern Africa’s UC Watch Party at Cinemax 

Bridging Continents: Esri Eastern Africa’s UC Watch Party at Cinemax 

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In light of the ongoing Esri User Conference 2024, Esri Eastern Africa decided to bring a slice of the excitement…
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What’s New in Map Viewer (June 2024)

What’s New in Map Viewer (June 2024)

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The June 2024 update for Map Viewer introduces significant enhancements to attribute tables and data management, including a new field…
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What’s New in ArcGIS Online (June 2024)

What’s New in ArcGIS Online (June 2024)

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ArcGIS Online is a powerful tool that enables users to understand the world through interactive maps, connecting people…
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A Grand Return and Celebration of GIS Innovation

A Grand Return and Celebration of GIS Innovation

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This year’s conference gathered GIS professionals, enthusiasts, and experts from across the region for three days filled with…
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Utilizing ArcGIS Insights for Data-Driven Decision Making

Utilizing ArcGIS Insights for Data-Driven Decision Making

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Explore how ArcGIS Insights can be leveraged for data-driven decision making, learn its key features, benefits, and real-world applications.
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Exploring ArcGIS Experience Builder for Creating Engaging Web Apps

Exploring ArcGIS Experience Builder for Creating Engaging Web Apps

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This blog post explores the features, benefits, and real-world applications of ArcGIS Experience Builder, providing insights into how…
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Implementing ArcGIS Urban for Smart City Planning

Implementing ArcGIS Urban for Smart City Planning

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This article delves into the implementation of ArcGIS Urban for smart city planning, highlighting its features, benefits, and real-world applications.
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Streamlining Asset Management with ArcGIS Indoors

Streamlining Asset Management with ArcGIS Indoors

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Explore how ArcGIS Indoors streamlines asset management and why it’s a game-changer for modern organizations
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How ArcGIS Field Maps Can Revolutionize Field Data Collection

How ArcGIS Field Maps Can Revolutionize Field Data Collection

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Explore how ArcGIS Field Maps can transform field data collection processes, enhancing efficiency, accuracy, and collaboration
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Implementing Location-Based Marketing Strategies with ArcGIS

Implementing Location-Based Marketing Strategies with ArcGIS

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Explore how businesses can implement effective location-based marketing strategies using ArcGIS, driving customer…
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GIS for Transportation Planning and Traffic Management

GIS for Transportation Planning and Traffic Management

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This blog explores the role of GIS in transportation planning and traffic management, highlighting how ArcGIS enhances these processes.
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Enhancing Precision Agriculture with GIS Technology

Enhancing Precision Agriculture with GIS Technology

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This blog explores how GIS technology, particularly through ArcGIS, is revolutionizing precision agriculture
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Using Drones for High-Resolution Mapping and Surveying

Using Drones for High-Resolution Mapping and Surveying

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In the ever-evolving field of GIS, drones have emerged as a game-changing technology for high-resolution mapping and surveying.
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The Importance of Data Accuracy and Validation in GIS Projects

The Importance of Data Accuracy and Validation in GIS Projects

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Field data collection
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The Impact of an Esri YPN Member Badge

The Impact of an Esri YPN Member Badge

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YPN Member Badge
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Top GIS Trends to Watch in 2024

Top GIS Trends to Watch in 2024

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) continue to evolve, offering innovative solutions and powerful tools that drive advancements across various industries. As…
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Exciting Updates in ArcGIS StoryMaps (April 2024)

Exciting Updates in ArcGIS StoryMaps (April 2024)

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ArcGIS StoryMaps stands as the premier storytelling tool, allowing you to seamlessly transform your geographical insights into captivating interactive narratives…
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What’s New in the ArcGIS StoryMaps Briefings App (April 2024)

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Craft dynamic presentations, termed briefings, effortlessly with the ArcGIS StoryMaps builder, fusing vital information into easily shareable slides. Seamlessly transport…
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Tips & Tricks: Field Data Collection Best Practices

Tips & Tricks: Field Data Collection Best Practices

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In this blog article, we’ll delve into some indispensable tips and tricks to optimize your field data collection practices in…
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Three Things ArcGIS Online Credits Can Do for You

Three Things ArcGIS Online Credits Can Do for You

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ArcGIS Online credits is a form of currency that allows users to unlock various features and capabilities within the platform.
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Tips and Tricks with ArcGIS QuickCapture

Tips and Tricks with ArcGIS QuickCapture

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In the realm of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), data collection is the cornerstone of informed decision-making.
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Transforming Interior Spaces with ArcGIS Indoors

Transforming Interior Spaces with ArcGIS Indoors

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So, how exactly does ArcGIS Indoors work, and how can it be leveraged to transform interior spaces? Let’s delve into…
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Aegir Consult Receives Esri’s New Markets Award

Aegir Consult Receives Esri’s New Markets Award

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Aegir Consult received the New Markets Award at the 2024 Esri Partner Conference (EPC) held on March 10–11, 2024, in…
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Visualizing Real-Time Data for Effective Decision Making

Visualizing Real-Time Data for Effective Decision Making

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In today’s data-driven world, making informed decisions in real-time is crucial for organizations across diverse industries. Whether you’re managing a…
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Introducing the Latest in ArcGIS GeoBIM: February 2024 Release 

Introducing the Latest in ArcGIS GeoBIM: February 2024 Release 

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In the realm of architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC), effective collaboration is paramount. ArcGIS GeoBIM emerges as a game-changer…
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Uganda Flying Labs: Safeguarding Coffee Farmers Against Risk

Uganda Flying Labs: Safeguarding Coffee Farmers Against Risk

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In Uganda, where coffee reigns as the largest export crop, the stakes are high for farmers facing challenges of climate…
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ArcGIS API for JavaScript Version 3.x Retirement

ArcGIS API for JavaScript Version 3.x Retirement

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After 15 years of powering web mapping applications across various industries worldwide, the ArcGIS API for JavaScript Version 3.x will…
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ArcGIS Web AppBuilder Retirement

ArcGIS Web AppBuilder Retirement

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Web AppBuilder is heading into retirement, but fear not
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Top 3 Courses for ArcGIS Beginners

Top 3 Courses for ArcGIS Beginners

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Our instructor-led foundational courses are meticulously crafted to equip you with the essential skills and
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Mastering Geospatial Data Management in ArcGIS Pro

Mastering Geospatial Data Management in ArcGIS Pro

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In this blog post, we will explore essential tips and tricks to help you master ArcGIS Pro and streamline your…
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Transforming Urban Planning with ArcGIS: A New Era of Smart Cities

Transforming Urban Planning with ArcGIS: A New Era of Smart Cities

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The rapid pace of urbanization in the 21st century presents both opportunities and challenges for cities around the world. As…
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Drileyo Gilbert: The GIS Trailblazer Transforming Uganda’s Wildlife Conservation Landscape

Drileyo Gilbert: The GIS Trailblazer Transforming Uganda’s Wildlife Conservation Landscape

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In this edition, we focus on Drileyo Gilbert, a wildlife biologist and research scientist at the Uganda Wildlife Research &…
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Esri Eastern Africa’s Remarkable GIS Day Across Universities and Institutions

Esri Eastern Africa’s Remarkable GIS Day Across Universities and Institutions

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In a triumphant showcase of geospatial technology and expertise, Esri Eastern Africa marked GIS Day with a series of vibrant…
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Exploring the Latest Enhancements in ArcGIS Drone2Map (November 2023)

Exploring the Latest Enhancements in ArcGIS Drone2Map (November 2023)

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ArcGIS Drone2Map has recently unveiled its latest version, and it brings forth an array of exciting features and improvements. In…
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3 Things ArcGIS Network Analyst Can Do for You

3 Things ArcGIS Network Analyst Can Do for You

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ArcGIS Network Analyst is a versatile and powerful tool that brings a new dimension to spatial analysis within the ArcGIS…
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How to Leverage ArcGIS for Stunning Maps and Apps

How to Leverage ArcGIS for Stunning Maps and Apps

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Explore how you can leverage the full potential of ArcGIS to create stunning maps and applications.
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Maps and Apps Revolutionize Water Management in Arusha City

Maps and Apps Revolutionize Water Management in Arusha City

Case studies
The Arusha Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (AUWSA), entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing water supply and…
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Kenyatta University: A Beacon of GIS Excellence in Eastern Africa

Kenyatta University: A Beacon of GIS Excellence in Eastern Africa

Case studies
In a remarkable transformation, Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya, rapidly evolved into a distinguished center of GIS excellence in Eastern…
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Real-Time Ecological Monitoring Safeguards Kenya’s Endangered Rhinos

Real-Time Ecological Monitoring Safeguards Kenya’s Endangered Rhinos

Case studies
Fatu and Najin, the last two northern white rhinos on Earth, reside at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy (OPC), living under…
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KenGen’s GIS Portal Fueling a Digital Transformation

KenGen’s GIS Portal Fueling a Digital Transformation

Case studies
This transformation was vital as KenGen faced the challenges of rapid expansion in its production facilities and the dynamic landscape…
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GIS Transforms Uganda’s UEDCL, Expanding its Mission

GIS Transforms Uganda’s UEDCL, Expanding its Mission

Case studies
Challenges faced by the Ugandan electricity sector were multiple: aging assets, illegal connections, and equipment vandalism resulting in
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ArcGIS Tracker: Four Benefits of Location Tracking

ArcGIS Tracker: Four Benefits of Location Tracking

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The capacity to track assets and monitor activities in real-time has become a vital tool for businesses and organizations of…
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Three Things ArcGIS Spatial Analyst Can Do for You

Three Things ArcGIS Spatial Analyst Can Do for You

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ArcGIS Spatial Analyst is an extension for ArcGIS Desktop that provides a wide range of spatial analysis and modeling capabilities….
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ArcGIS Solutions: Unlocking the Power of Industry-Specific GIS

ArcGIS Solutions: Unlocking the Power of Industry-Specific GIS

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In today’s fast-paced and data-rich world, location matters more than ever. Whether you’re managing city infrastructure, optimizing crop yields, delivering…
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Get to Know ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online

Get to Know ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online

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In the world of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), ArcGIS Online is a powerful platform that has revolutionized the way we…
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ArcGIS Drone2Map: Do More with Your Drone Imagery

ArcGIS Drone2Map: Do More with Your Drone Imagery

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Drones have revolutionized the way we capture and analyze geographic information. These versatile aerial vehicles provide a wealth of data,…
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From Field to Map: Collecting and Analyzing Data with ArcGIS

From Field to Map: Collecting and Analyzing Data with ArcGIS

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In the realm of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the journey from field data collection to the creation of informative maps…
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ArcGIS Image: An Easier Way to Work with Imagery and Raster Data

ArcGIS Image: An Easier Way to Work with Imagery and Raster Data

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In today’s data-driven world, geographic information systems (GIS) play a pivotal role in helping us make sense of complex spatial…
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From Novice to Pro: Build Your Geospatial Skills with ArcGIS 

From Novice to Pro: Build Your Geospatial Skills with ArcGIS 

Training
Geospatial technology plays a crucial role in analyzing and visualizing spatial data for a wide range of industries and applications
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Five Tips to Improve Your ArcGIS Dashboards 

Five Tips to Improve Your ArcGIS Dashboards 

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ArcGIS Dashboards is a powerful tool that allows users to create interactive and visually appealing data visualizations.
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Three Things ArcGIS Workforce Can Do for You 

Three Things ArcGIS Workforce Can Do for You 

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In today’s fast-paced world, efficient management of resources, tasks, and personnel is crucial for organizations across various industries. ArcGIS Workforce,…
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A Holistic Approach to Protecting Africa’s Wildlife

A Holistic Approach to Protecting Africa’s Wildlife

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Africa’s breathtaking landscapes, teeming with diverse wildlife, have long been a source of wonder and fascination for people around the…
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Harnessing the Power of ArcGIS for Efficient Asset Management

Harnessing the Power of ArcGIS for Efficient Asset Management

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Effective asset management is crucial for businesses and organizations of all sizes in the first-paced world of today.
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ArcGIS Pro Review: 15 Reasons to Map Like a Pro

ArcGIS Pro Review: 15 Reasons to Map Like a Pro

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Mapping has become an essential tool for various industries, from urban planning and environmental management to business analytics and disaster…
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The Cloud-Based Solution for Geospatial Collaboration

The Cloud-Based Solution for Geospatial Collaboration

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In a world driven by data, location intelligence plays a pivotal role in decision-making across various industries.
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ArcGIS Hub: Empowering Collaborative Decision Making and Citizen Engagement

ArcGIS Hub: Empowering Collaborative Decision Making and Citizen Engagement

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The power of data and technology is changing how communities, organizations, and governments collaborate and make choices
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Smart Workplaces, Efficient Operations

Smart Workplaces, Efficient Operations

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In an age where technology is rapidly transforming the way we work and interact with our environment, businesses are constantly
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Maximizing Efficiency with ArcGIS Field Apps and Mobile Data Collection

Maximizing Efficiency with ArcGIS Field Apps and Mobile Data Collection

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In today’s fast-paced world, organizations across various industries are recognizing the transformative power of mobile technology
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Empowering Communities Through GIS #RIC2023

Empowering Communities Through GIS #RIC2023

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Esri’s presence at the conference was marked by a series of enlightening presentations that showcased the organization’s commitment to utilizing…
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Insights from Our Interns at Esri Eastern Africa

Insights from Our Interns at Esri Eastern Africa

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At Esri Eastern Africa, we believe in the power of learning, growth, and collaboration. Our commitment to fostering young talent…
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Geospatial Networking at its Finest

Geospatial Networking at its Finest

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Monday 10 July 2023, Esri Eastern Africa, the region’s leading geospatial solutions provider, set the stage for an unforgettable experience…
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Esri Eastern Africa and Masinde Muliro University Form Strategic Alliance

Esri Eastern Africa and Masinde Muliro University Form Strategic Alliance

News
January 2023, Esri Eastern Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Masinde Muliro University (MMUST).
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Getting Started with ArcGIS: A Beginner’s Guide to Mastering Geospatial Analysis

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Geospatial analysis is a powerful tool that allows us to understand the world around us in a whole new way….
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ArcGIS Python Automation: Streamlining Workflows for GIS Professionals

ArcGIS Python Automation: Streamlining Workflows for GIS Professionals

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With ArcGIS Python automation, the focus can shift from mundane administrative tasks to more strategic analysis and decision-making, ultimately driving…
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ArcGIS Online: Collaborative Mapping and Storytelling for GIS Professionals

ArcGIS Online: Collaborative Mapping and Storytelling for GIS Professionals

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In today’s interconnected world, collaboration and effective communication are key to successfully leveraging geographic information…
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Geocoding and Geoprocessing: Enhancing GIS Analysis with ArcGIS Tools and APIs

Geocoding and Geoprocessing: Enhancing GIS Analysis with ArcGIS Tools and APIs

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Geocoding and geoprocessing are two fundamental techniques that enhance GIS analysis, enabling us to extract…
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Harnessing the Power of Remote Sensing with ArcGIS

Harnessing the Power of Remote Sensing with ArcGIS

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Remote sensing, the science of acquiring information about the Earth’s surface without direct physical contact, has…
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Advanced Techniques Every GIS Professional Should Know

Advanced Techniques Every GIS Professional Should Know

General
Geographic Information System (GIS) technology has transformed the way we analyze and interpret spatial data. As GIS professionals, we
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ArcGIS Insights: A Comprehensive Data Analysis Tool for GIS Professionals

ArcGIS Insights: A Comprehensive Data Analysis Tool for GIS Professionals

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In the realm of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the ability to analyze and derive meaningful insights from spatial data is…
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ArcGIS for Forest Monitoring: An Essential Tool for Environmental Conservation

ArcGIS for Forest Monitoring: An Essential Tool for Environmental Conservation

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Forests are vital ecosystems that provide numerous benefits, including carbon sequestration, biodiversity conservation, and resource sustainability…
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ArcGIS Business Analyst: A Powerful Tool for Market Analysis and Planning

ArcGIS Business Analyst: A Powerful Tool for Market Analysis and Planning

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In today’s competitive business landscape, making informed decisions is crucial for success. Market analysis and strategic…
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ArcGIS for Schools: Empowering the Next Generation of GIS Professionals

ArcGIS for Schools: Empowering the Next Generation of GIS Professionals

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Geographic Information System (GIS) technology has become an essential tool in various industries, from urban planning to environmental…
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Announcement of an Acting CEO at Esri Eastern Africa

Announcement of an Acting CEO at Esri Eastern Africa

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We request that you all join us in welcoming Mr. Samuel Kimani in our midst as of 2nd June 2023….
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ArcGIS for Electric Utilities; optimizing grid performance & maintenance

ArcGIS for Electric Utilities; optimizing grid performance & maintenance

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The electricity grid is the backbone of modern society, powering homes, businesses, and industries. Ensuring the reliable and efficient…
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ArcGIS Workflow Manager: Streamlining GIS Workflows for Greater Efficiency

ArcGIS Workflow Manager: Streamlining GIS Workflows for Greater Efficiency

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ArcGIS Workflow Manager is a powerful extension of Esri’s ArcGIS platform that enables organizations to define, manage, and execute…
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ArcGIS Navigator: The Ultimate GPS Navigation Solution

ArcGIS Navigator: The Ultimate GPS Navigation Solution

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In today’s fast-paced world, where time is of the essence and efficiency is paramount, having a reliable GPS navigation solution…
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Exploring ArcGIS ModelBuilder for GIS Professionals

Exploring ArcGIS ModelBuilder for GIS Professionals

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Spatial modeling plays a crucial role in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) by enabling professionals to automate complex geoprocessing tasks
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Spatial Data Science: Extract Insights and Make Data-Driven Decisions

Spatial Data Science: Extract Insights and Make Data-Driven Decisions

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In today’s digital age, vast amounts of data are being generated every second from various sources, ranging from sensors and…
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Five Powerful Capabilities of ArcGIS 3D Analyst

Five Powerful Capabilities of ArcGIS 3D Analyst

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ArcGIS 3D Analyst provides a suite of tools to create and analyze 3D terrain, enabling users to understand the topography…
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Aegir Consult Awarded Esri’s System Ready Specialty 

Aegir Consult Awarded Esri’s System Ready Specialty 

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In December 2022, Aegir Consult was officially recognized as part of the ArcGIS System Ready Specialty. This accreditation is…
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Top Ten Reasons Why Professionals Should Get GIS Training

Top Ten Reasons Why Professionals Should Get GIS Training

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In today’s data-driven world, professionals across a wide range of industries need to be able to analyze and interpret spatial…
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3 Things ArcGIS Pro Can Do for You 

3 Things ArcGIS Pro Can Do for You 

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ArcGIS Pro has a modern and intuitive user interface that allows users to work more efficiently with maps, data, and…
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Helping farmers see the bigger picture.

Helping farmers see the bigger picture.

General
Any farmer knows that their success or failure can hinge on a single good season. But how often do they…
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Bringing Together the Power of GIS 

Bringing Together the Power of GIS 

News
Friday 16th September 2022, Esri Eastern Africa and GIS limited entered a Memorandum of Understanding.
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Esri Eastern Africa and Fahari Aviation Take to the Skies

Esri Eastern Africa and Fahari Aviation Take to the Skies

News
Wednesday 27 July 2022, Esri Eastern Africa, and Fahari Aviation (FAV) entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) towards closer collaboration.
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Harness the power of spatial analytics

Harness the power of spatial analytics

General
Imagine a world in which companies could improve their execution processes by dynamically calculating, assessing, and refining the way they…
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Know your options when it comes to GIS data formats

Know your options when it comes to GIS data formats

General
This article will get you started by teaching you about several commonly used GIS file formats for vector data and…
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Simplify your data collection efforts with ArcGIS Survey 123 

Simplify your data collection efforts with ArcGIS Survey 123 

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ArcGIS Survey 123 is a fast and easy way to gather outdoor survey data. Survey123 helps you collect data in…
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How GIS can be used to better plan your next camping trip

How GIS can be used to better plan your next camping trip

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Whether you’re a parent or a camper, one thing’s for sure: your next camping trip is going to be amazing!…
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Become a successful GIS analyst

Become a successful GIS analyst

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As a GIS analyst, you’re at a unique point in your career. It’s exciting, challenging, and as vital to the…
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ArcGIS Maritime Extension – making marine data accessible!

ArcGIS Maritime Extension – making marine data accessible!

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ArcGIS Maritime Extension provides SQL capabilities, as well as topological tools to effectively process data from over ten thousand vector…
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Five tips to get started in GIS

Five tips to get started in GIS

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Here are five tips that can help you get started in Geographic Information System (GIS).
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Propelling organizations to greater heights

Propelling organizations to greater heights

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How good is your location? Is it time to kick your agency into high gear? With Geospatial Intelligence, you can…
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And the Special Achievement Award in GIS Goes To…GSE!

And the Special Achievement Award in GIS Goes To…GSE!

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Geological Survey of Ethiopia (GSE) was awarded the 2022 Special Achievement Award in GIS during the Esri User Conference in…
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Powering Data Online

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Members of the group used Esri technology to create an ArcGIS Online organizational account where geographic data from respective organizations…
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Kenyatta University Launches a GIS Lab

Kenyatta University Launches a GIS Lab

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With the provision of the license from Esri, Kenyatta University launched a GIS lab to promote knowledge of GIS and…
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Buy Online!

Buy Online!

News
To stay competitive in this new business and economic environment, requires new strategies and practices.
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A pillar of research!

A pillar of research!

Case studies
The University embraced use of GIS in teaching and Research in 2012 and has successfully become a GIS lighthouse with…
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Esri EA exhibits at the non-revenue water management symposium

Esri EA exhibits at the non-revenue water management symposium

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ater is central to economic and social development. It is necessary for maintaining health, growing food, generating energy, managing the…
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A contemporary strategy for public health readiness

A contemporary strategy for public health readiness

General
GIS can help public health departments assess their readiness for pandemics and other events by providing them with tools to…
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ArcGIS Desktop Migration

ArcGIS Desktop Migration

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Why you should consider the migration
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Uganda Bureau of Statistics Bags a GIS Award

Uganda Bureau of Statistics Bags a GIS Award

News
The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) was awarded the 2022 Special Achievement Award in GIS during the Esri User Conference…
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Connected Summit 2022!

Connected Summit 2022!

News
ICT is the broadest enabler of GIS. Today, traditional manual or automated cartography procedures are far less versatile than the…
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Esri EA attends Kenya Institute of Planners 1st Regional Conference

Esri EA attends Kenya Institute of Planners 1st Regional Conference

News
On March 31st and April 1st, 2022, Esri EA, attended the first Kenya Planners Regional (KIP) Conference in Nakuru.
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Meet Our Q3 Interns

Meet Our Q3 Interns

News
Every Quarter Esri Eastern Africa offers internship and attachment opportunities to students and graduates, from different Eastern Africa countries that…
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Climate change is a spatial issue

Climate change is a spatial issue

General
Climate change is one of the biggest environmental concerns of the 21st century. Anyone who has spent any time digital…
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Maps for Marketers

Maps for Marketers

General
Maps allow you to visualize where exactly your customers and competition are located. These maps can be further enriched with…
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Promoting Sustainable Agriculture

Promoting Sustainable Agriculture

General
GIS offers an incredible array of benefits to agriculture because it uses modern technology to produce accurate maps, a better…
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Smarter Solutions for a Smarter Future

Smarter Solutions for a Smarter Future

General
By analyzing and combining location data streams and visualizing concepts for everyone, GIS mapping creates billions of complex maps, fusing…
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ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst Extension

ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst Extension

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ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst lets you make accurate predictions about an area based on sample data points. You can explore spatial…
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Location – Driven Market Insights: A Roadmap to Intelligent Business Development!

Location – Driven Market Insights: A Roadmap to Intelligent Business Development!

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Location intelligence is the methodology of deriving insights from location data to answer spatial questions.
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Raster Analysis Using ArcGIS Pro

Raster Analysis Using ArcGIS Pro

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With this software, you may run custom algorithms on big collections of raster data by applying basic raster processing tools…
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A Spatial Perspective for Resilient, Contemporary and Sustainable Infrastructure

A Spatial Perspective for Resilient, Contemporary and Sustainable Infrastructure

General
Here’s why tackling the life cycle of infrastructure initiatives requires a spatial approach.
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Digitally Transforming the Future Natural Resources

Digitally Transforming the Future Natural Resources

General
Just as the rest of the world is now beginning to understand the importance of paying more attention to the…
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Why Teach with GIS?

Why Teach with GIS?

General
As the world struggles with complicated issues such as famine, drought, population growth and COVID-19, higher education institutions must keep…
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Automation of Dynamic Data Updates from Google Spreadsheets

Automation of Dynamic Data Updates from Google Spreadsheets

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Automation of data is a rising trend in the GIS industry to reduce workflow processes..
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Pushing the Boundaries of Geography

Pushing the Boundaries of Geography

General
While Geography gives you a deeper understanding of today’s most challenging issues such as health, natural resources, climate, and population….
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What is Spatial Data?

What is Spatial Data?

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Spatial data, or geospatial data is any piece of information that specifically refers to a particular geographic region or location….
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Unleashing Data’s Potential in Banking

Unleashing Data’s Potential in Banking

General
With the drastic developments in the banking industry, it’s only fair for the banking sector to look for greater resources…
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GIS Career Suggestions to Help you Land Your Dream Job

GIS Career Suggestions to Help you Land Your Dream Job

General
If you’re having problems getting your foot in the door for a GIS job, we have some career suggestions to…
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Managing, Processing and Analysis of Drone Imagery with Site Scan for ArcGIS

Managing, Processing and Analysis of Drone Imagery with Site Scan for ArcGIS

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Site Scan for ArcGIS is an end-to-end cloud-based drone mapping tool created to revolutionize the gathering, processing, and analysis of…
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Discover the Digital Mapping Industry: GIS

Discover the Digital Mapping Industry: GIS

General
Despite being unknown, GIS technology is frequently used in our everyday lives. We’re all curious about where things are. Real-time…
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What Does a GIS Analyst Do?

What Does a GIS Analyst Do?

General
A GIS analyst is a hybrid career combining data analysis, cartography (the creation of maps), and programming. In other words,…
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Turning Drone Imagery to Geospatial Intelligence

Turning Drone Imagery to Geospatial Intelligence

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Drones are changing how we work in practically every aspect, and the possibilities for their use are only limited by…
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Modern Technology Developing the Ancient World

Modern Technology Developing the Ancient World

General
To build a more sustainable future, we must make the most of our brightest minds, creative abilities, design skills, technological…
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Imagery Analysis in ArcGIS Pro

Imagery Analysis in ArcGIS Pro

Products
Imagery analysis is a 3-day course that not only focuses on the analysis but also in interpretation by extracting information…
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Add GIS Skills to Your Portfolio

Add GIS Skills to Your Portfolio

Training
A career in which GIS is an integral part of your daily routine allows you to immerse yourself in a…
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Evaluating Urban Development Plans with ArcGIS GeoPlanner

Evaluating Urban Development Plans with ArcGIS GeoPlanner

Recorded webinars
Due to limited land resources, development demands, and intricate planning procedures, planning authorities have substantial obstacles in protecting key places…
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Leveraging GIS for Sustainable African Cities 

Leveraging GIS for Sustainable African Cities 

Products
Like the rest of the world, the rapid growth in population has caught many African cities unprepared. Key sectors struggle…
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How to Perform Multidimensional raster analysis in ArcGIS Pro 

How to Perform Multidimensional raster analysis in ArcGIS Pro 

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Multidimensional data represents data captured at multiple times or multiple depths or heights and it includes the elements of time…
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What’s New in Map Viewer (June 2024)
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What’s New in Map Viewer (June 2024)

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A Grand Return and Celebration of GIS Innovation
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Implementing ArcGIS Urban for Smart City Planning

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Using Drones for High-Resolution Mapping and Surveying
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Using Drones for High-Resolution Mapping and Surveying

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The Impact of an Esri YPN Member Badge

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Visualizing Real-Time Data for Effective Decision Making
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Visualizing Real-Time Data for Effective Decision Making

In today’s data-driven world, making informed decisions in real-time is crucial for organizations across diverse industries. Whether you’re managing a smart city, monitoring environmental changes, overseeing logistics, or tracking sales performance, having access to up-to-the-minute data is a game-changer. That’s where ArcGIS Dashboards step in, offering a dynamic and visually compelling way to monitor, analyze, and act on real-time information.

The power of real-time visualization

ArcGIS Dashboards are more than just data visualization tools; they are powerful decision support systems that transform complex data into actionable insights. These dashboards allow you to monitor live data streams, track key performance indicators, and visualize trends and patterns, all in real-time. Here’s why ArcGIS Dashboards are a game-changer for effective decision making:

Immediate insights

ArcGIS Dashboards provide immediate access to your data, enabling you to respond promptly to changing conditions. Whether it’s traffic congestion, weather events, or customer behavior, you can see what’s happening right now and make decisions accordingly.

Customizable layouts

Tailor your dashboard to your specific needs. With an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, you can create custom layouts that display the information most relevant to your goals. This flexibility ensures that your dashboard aligns perfectly with your decision-making processes.

Visual storytelling

Data can be overwhelming, but ArcGIS Dashboards transform it into visual stories. Use charts, graphs, maps, and images to convey complex information in an easily digestible format. This makes it easier for stakeholders to grasp critical insights at a glance.

Integration capabilities

ArcGIS Dashboards seamlessly integrate with other data sources, applications, and sensors. Whether it’s IoT devices, databases, or third-party software, you can bring all your data into one centralized platform for comprehensive analysis.

Collaboration

Decision making is rarely a solo endeavor. ArcGIS Dashboards enable collaboration by allowing you to share your real-time visualizations with team members and stakeholders, ensuring everyone is on the same page.

Industry applications

Let’s explore how ArcGIS Dashboards are revolutionizing decision making across various industries:

Smart cities

In the realm of urban planning, ArcGIS Dashboards help city officials monitor traffic flow, air quality, energy consumption, and emergency response in real-time. This data-driven approach allows cities to enhance citizen services and optimize resource allocation.

Logistics and supply chain

For logistics companies, ArcGIS Dashboards provide insights into inventory levels, delivery routes, and transportation conditions. This real-time visibility enables efficient route planning, reduces delays, and enhances customer satisfaction.

Environmental monitoring

Environmental organizations use ArcGIS Dashboards to track climate data, water quality, and habitat changes. Rapid response to environmental threats becomes possible, aiding in conservation and disaster management.

Sales and marketing

In the business world, ArcGIS Dashboards assist in tracking sales performance, customer demographics, and market trends. Companies can make data-driven decisions on marketing strategies and product placements, leading to improved ROI.

The ability to make informed decisions in real-time is no longer a luxury but a necessity. ArcGIS Dashboards are your gateway to achieving just that. As organizations continue to embrace data-driven strategies, these dashboards will play a pivotal role in shaping a brighter and more efficient future across industries. Harness the power of real-time data visualization and take your decision-making processes to the next level with ArcGIS Dashboards.

Introducing the Latest in ArcGIS GeoBIM: February 2024 Release 
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Introducing the Latest in ArcGIS GeoBIM: February 2024 Release 

Uganda Flying Labs: Safeguarding Coffee Farmers Against Risk
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Uganda Flying Labs: Safeguarding Coffee Farmers Against Risk

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High-resolution drone imagery of project area
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ArcGIS API for JavaScript Version 3.x Retirement

 

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ArcGIS Web AppBuilder Retirement

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Top 3 Courses for ArcGIS Beginners
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Top 3 Courses for ArcGIS Beginners

ArcGIS, a versatile and robust platform, offers a plethora of features for mapping, data analysis, and efficient data management. Embracing a new software application can seem like a daunting task, but fear not, as we have an array of courses tailored to ease your introduction to ArcGIS. Our instructor-led foundational courses are meticulously crafted to equip you with the essential skills and insights needed to confidently translate your newfound knowledge into practical, real-world applications and projects.

You will also receive a certificate for each course you complete.

Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS

Introduction to GIS Using ArcGIS is a 3-day course for those who are completely new to geographic information systems (GIS) and want to learn fundamental GIS terminology and capabilities. Learn how to use GIS tools to visualize and analyse data to solve spatial problems and make more informed decisions. You’ll also discover how ArcGIS helps organizations address business needs.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

· Identify appropriate data to support a mapping project.

· Create a map, add data to it, and symbolize map features to support the map’s purpose.

· Share data, maps, and other content to an organizational portal.

· Perform spatial analysis to obtain information about map features within an area of interest.

ArcGIS Pro: Essential Workflows

ArcGIS Pro: Essential Workflows is a 4-day course that introduces you to the power of Esri’s professional desktop software and explores the tools to integrate, visualize, analyse, and share data. You will learn the basic functionality of ArcGIS Pro and gain confidence in using the software.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

· Organize, create, and edit geographic data.

· Manage, symbolize, and label map layers.

· Analyse and model GIS data to solve spatial problems.

· Share maps and analysis results.

· Putting ArcGIS across your organization.

Putting ArcGIS across your organization

Putting ArcGIS across your organization is a 3-day course that offers a comprehensive introduction to The ArcGIS platform components and capabilities. In this course, you explore ArcGIS apps used for mapping and visualization, data collection and management, spatial analytics, collaboration and sharing. Discover how the ArcGIS platform helps organizations address common business challenges and apply location-based insights to streamline operations and improve decision making.

Learn ArcGIS your own way

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

· Map and analyze business data using ArcGIS apps and tools.

· Create and share data, web maps, and web apps using an ArcGIS portal.

· Streamline field data collection workflows.

· Configure web apps and dashboards to monitor field operations in real time.

You can sign up for physical or virtual course here.  For more information, contact Esri Eastern Africa training department: training@esriea.com.

Mastering Geospatial Data Management in ArcGIS Pro
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Mastering Geospatial Data Management in ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro provides a robust platform for managing, analyzing, and visualizing geospatial data. However, harnessing its full potential requires a solid understanding of its features and a mastery of efficient data management techniques. In this blog post, we will explore essential tips and tricks to help you master ArcGIS Pro and streamline your geospatial data management workflow. 

Tips for mastering ArcGIS Pro 

Here are some useful tips for mastering geospatial data management in ArcGIS Pro: 

Take advantage of project organization 

Effective project organization is one of the first stages towards efficient data management. ArcGIS Pro has a project-based approach, which allows you to create and manage many projects from a single interface. To structure your projects and maintain a clear data hierarchy, use folders, geodatabases, and naming standards. 

Projects in ArcGIS Pro | Documentation

Use geodatabases 

Geodatabases are a powerful tool for storing and managing geospatial data. Consider combining your data into a geodatabase rather than using shapefiles or individual feature classes. Geodatabases improve data integrity, provide complex geodatabase functions, and enable data versioning and replication. 

Focus on geodatabases

Make use of geoprocessing tools 

ArcGIS Pro includes a plethora of geoprocessing tools that can help you streamline your workflows and automate tedious operations. Explore the Geoprocessing window, which has tools for data conversion, analysis, and manipulation. Learn how to use the ModelBuilder to develop unique geoprocessing workflows and increase your efficiency. 

Related: Geocoding and Geoprocessing – Enhancing GIS Analysis with ArcGIS Tools and APIs

Use python scripting 

ArcGIS Pro includes strong Python scripting capability, allowing you to automate complicated operations and increase the software’s functionality. You may construct scripts to execute batch processing, automate data changes, and create customized tools using the arcpy Python package. Python scripting brings us a whole new universe of possibilities for optimizing geospatial procedures. 

Related: ArcGIS Python Automation – Streamlining Workflows for GIS Professionals

Use Python Scripting

Use metadata for documentation 

Metadata is crucial for effective data management and sharing. ArcGIS Pro allows you to create and manage metadata for your geospatial datasets, providing essential information about data sources, accuracy, and usage. By documenting your data with metadata, you enhance its discoverability and ensure its proper understanding by other users.  

Employ map series for batch map production 

If you need to generate multiple maps based on a common template, Map series is your go-to tool. Map series in ArcGIS Pro enables you to automate the production of a series of maps with varying extents or data-driven pages. It’s particularly useful for creating atlases, reports, or map books, saving you considerable time and effort. 

Map series in ArcGIS Pro

Use data compression and mosaicking 

Large datasets might be difficult to maintain and analyze in an efficient manner. ArcGIS Pro has tools for optimizing data storage and performance. Using data compression techniques like file geodatabase compression can help you save storage space while retaining data correctness. Furthermore, mosaic datasets can be used to easily store and manage imagery and raster data, allowing for seamless presentation and analysis. 

Make use of 3D visualization and analysis 

ArcGIS Pro excels at 3D visualization and analysis, allowing you to explore and analyze geographic data in three dimensions. Make use of the 3D scene view to visualize landscape, buildings, and infrastructure, as well as perform sophisticated studies like line of sight, viewshed analysis, and volumetric calculations. These abilities can considerably improve your grasp of spatial relationships and help you make decisions. 

Related: Five powerful Capabilities of ArcGIS 3D Analyst

Collaborate with ArcGIS Online 

ArcGIS Pro interacts smoothly with ArcGIS Online, a cloud-based platform for sharing and collaborating on geospatial data. You can use this integration to publish your maps and data to ArcGIS Online, share them with colleagues or clients, and work on projects together. ArcGIS Online also has a large library of ready-to-use datasets, basemaps, and analytic tools. 

Transforming Urban Planning with ArcGIS: A New Era of Smart Cities
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Transforming Urban Planning with ArcGIS: A New Era of Smart Cities

The rapid pace of urbanization in the 21st century presents both opportunities and challenges for cities around the world. As more people flock to urban centers, the need for efficient urban planning becomes paramount. Fortunately, GIS technology, particularly ArcGIS platform, has emerged as a powerful tool to transform urban planning and usher in a new era of smart cities. In this blog post, we’ll explore how ArcGIS is shaping the future of urban planning and helping cities become more sustainable, resilient, and livable.

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ArcGIS allows urban planners, city officials, and stakeholders to collect, manage, analyze, and visualize spatial data. It leverages the power of maps to provide valuable insights into urban environments, facilitating data-driven decision-making in various aspects of urban planning.

Key Applications of ArcGIS in Urban Planning

Here are some applications of ArcGIS in urban planning:

Data integration

ArcGIS enables urban planners to integrate diverse datasets, including demographic information, land use, transportation networks, environmental data, and more. This comprehensive view of the city’s data landscape helps identify patterns and trends critical for informed planning.

Data integration, zoning and land use planning

Zoning and land use planning

ArcGIS provides tools to model land use scenarios, allowing planners to assess the impact of zoning changes, land development, and infrastructure investments. This aids in optimizing land use, reducing congestion, and enhancing overall urban functionality.

Transportation and planning

Efficient transportation systems are the lifeblood of cities. ArcGIS helps planners analyze traffic flow, optimize public transportation routes, and plan for pedestrian and cyclist-friendly infrastructure, ultimately reducing traffic congestion and improving mobility.

Transportation and planning

Disaster management

Smart cities are resilient cities. ArcGIS assists in disaster preparedness and response by providing real-time data on hazards, vulnerabilities, and evacuation routes. This is crucial for minimizing the impact of natural disasters and other emergencies.

Environmental sustainability

Urban planning in the 21st century must prioritize environmental sustainability. ArcGIS allows cities to monitor air and water quality, track green spaces, and plan for sustainable urban development, fostering a healthier and more livable environment.

Environmental sustainability

Community engagement

Engaging citizens in the planning process is vital. ArcGIS facilitates public participation through interactive maps and apps, enabling citizens to provide feedback and contribute to shaping their cities.

Benefits of ArcGIS in urban planning

  • Data driven decision-making: ArcGIS empowers urban planners with data-driven insights, reducing guesswork and enabling more informed decisions that align with the city’s goals and priorities.
  • Efficiency and cost savings: By optimizing resource allocation and infrastructure planning, cities can save both time and money. ArcGIS helps identify cost-effective solutions for urban challenges.
  • Improved quality of life: Smart cities created with the help of ArcGIS are designed to enhance the quality of life for residents. This includes improved transportation, cleaner environments, safer communities, and more accessible services.
  • Sustainability: ArcGIS supports the development of sustainable urban environments, reducing the ecological footprint of cities and promoting long-term environmental health.
  • Resilience: The ability to plan for and respond to crises, be they natural disasters or public health emergencies, makes cities more resilient and better equipped to handle unexpected challenges.
Benefits of urban planning

The integration of ArcGIS technology into urban planning processes marks a significant step towards building smarter, more livable cities. By harnessing the power of spatial data and analytics, cities can optimize their infrastructure, improve the well-being of their citizens, and become more resilient in the face of global challenges. As we move forward, ArcGIS will continue to play a pivotal role in transforming urban planning and shaping the future of our cities for the better. It’s an exciting era for urban development, one where data-driven decisions pave the way for smarter, more sustainable, and more resilient cities.

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Drileyo Gilbert: The GIS Trailblazer Transforming Uganda’s Wildlife Conservation Landscape
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Drileyo Gilbert: The GIS Trailblazer Transforming Uganda’s Wildlife Conservation Landscape

Drileyo Gilbert conducting mobile work.
Drileyo Gilbert conducting mobile work.
Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Sighting/Distribution Maps And Patrol Tracklogs (sample)
Gilbert conducted mobile work and photographed a female African lion.
Gilbert conducted mobile work and photographed a female African lion.
GIS training session for students at the Uganda Wildlife Research & Training Institute.
GIS training session for students at the Uganda Wildlife Research & Training Institute.
Gilbert conducting research in a lab.
Gilbert conducting research in a lab.
Esri Eastern Africa’s Remarkable GIS Day Across Universities and Institutions
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Esri Eastern Africa’s Remarkable GIS Day Across Universities and Institutions

Kenyatta University Staff
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Moi University

Moi University presentation
Moi University Presentation
Nakuru County
Nakuru County
Nakuru County
KCCA presentations
Commission for Science and Technology in Tanzania
Exploring the Latest Enhancements in ArcGIS Drone2Map (November 2023)
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Exploring the Latest Enhancements in ArcGIS Drone2Map (November 2023)

3 Things ArcGIS Network Analyst Can Do for You
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3 Things ArcGIS Network Analyst Can Do for You

Professionals across various industries rely on cutting-edge tools to optimize their workflows and make informed decisions. One such tool that has proven indispensable for many is the ArcGIS Network Analyst. Designed to tackle complex spatial problems related to network-based analysis, this extension of the ArcGIS platform offers a range of functionalities that can significantly enhance your analytical capabilities. In this blog post, we’ll explore three key things ArcGIS Network Analyst can do for you.

Optimized routes, trade areas and location

What ArcGIS Network Analyst Can Do

Here are 3 key things ArcGIS Network Analyst can do for you:

Optimizing route planning

One of the primary strengths of ArcGIS Network Analyst is its ability to streamline route planning and optimization. Whether you’re managing a fleet of vehicles, planning delivery routes, or organizing fieldwork, Network Analyst provides a robust set of tools to find the most efficient paths. With features like the Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP) solver, you can dynamically adjust routes based on real-time data, such as traffic conditions or unexpected road closures. This not only saves time and resources but also ensures that your operations are responsive and adaptable.

Vehicle routing problem and spatial network analysis

Facility location analysis

For businesses and organizations looking to establish new facilities or optimize the locations of existing ones, ArcGIS Network Analyst offers powerful facility location analysis tools. The Location-Allocation solver, for example, helps determine the optimal placement of facilities to minimize travel time or distance for customers or clients. This can be crucial for industries like retail, healthcare, or emergency services where accessibility and proximity play a pivotal role. By leveraging Network Analyst, decision-makers can make data-driven choices that enhance service coverage while minimizing operational costs.

Optimized routes, trade areas and location - allocation

Spatial analysis for network connectivity

Understanding and visualizing connectivity within a network is essential for a variety of applications, from telecommunications to urban planning. ArcGIS Network Analyst excels in providing tools for spatial analysis related to network connectivity. By modeling and analyzing network elements such as junctions, edges, and barriers, you can gain insights into the structure of your network. This can be invaluable for identifying critical points, potential bottlenecks, and areas for improvement. With Network Analyst, you can assess network performance, plan for expansions, and ensure the overall resilience of your infrastructure.

ArcGIS Network Analyst is a versatile and powerful tool that brings a new dimension to spatial analysis within the ArcGIS platform. As the demand for efficient and data-driven solutions continues to grow, ArcGIS Network Analyst stands out as a valuable asset for professionals seeking to unlock the full potential of their geographic information.

How to Leverage ArcGIS for Stunning Maps and Apps
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How to Leverage ArcGIS for Stunning Maps and Apps

In the world of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), ArcGIS stands as a titan, known for its robust capabilities in mapping, spatial analysis, and application development. ArcGIS has become an essential tool for individuals and organizations seeking to harness the power of geospatial data for a wide range of applications. In this article, we will explore how you can leverage the full potential of ArcGIS to create stunning maps and applications.

Understand the ArcGIS ecosystem

Before diving into map and app development, it’s crucial to have a solid understanding of the ArcGIS ecosystem. ArcGIS is a comprehensive suite of software and tools, consisting of desktop, web, and mobile applications. Familiarize yourself with ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro), and ArcGIS Enterprise, as they play a crucial role in map and app development.

Understand the ArcGIS ecosystem

How to leverage the power of ArcGIS

Here is how to leverage the power of ArcGIS to create stunning maps and apps:

1. Collect data

At the heart of every map and application is data. ArcGIS provides a wealth of data sources, including basemaps, imagery, and feature layers. However, you can also import your own data or connect to external sources. Ensure your data is accurate, well-organized, and properly structured to create compelling and informative maps and apps.

Related: From Field to Map: Collecting and Analyzing Data With ArcGIS

Collect data

2. Choose the right map

Selecting the appropriate map type is essential to convey your message effectively. ArcGIS offers a variety of map templates and styles to suit your purpose, such as topographic, street, imagery, or custom styles. Consider your audience and what you want to convey, and choose the map style that best fits your goals.

3. Use smart cartography

The ArcGIS platform provides tools for intelligent cartography. Pay attention to symbolization, color schemes, and labeling to ensure your maps are visually appealing and easy to understand. Experiment with different symbols and labeling options to find the best combination for your data.

4. Customize your Apps

ArcGIS allows you to create custom web and mobile apps tailored to your specific needs. You can use templates, such as Web AppBuilder or Experience Builder, to quickly create apps without coding. Alternatively, you can use the ArcGIS API for JavaScript to build entirely custom applications. Customize the app’s appearance, functionality, and interactivity to create a user-friendly experience.

Customize your apps

5. Incorporate GIS analysis

ArcGIS is not just for mapping; it’s a robust spatial analysis platform. Use it to uncover hidden patterns, perform geoprocessing, and solve complex spatial problems. Integrating GIS analysis into your applications adds depth and insight, making them more valuable to users.

6. Collaboration and sharing

ArcGIS emphasizes collaboration and sharing. You can easily share your maps and apps with specific users or the public. This is particularly useful for disseminating information, collaborating on projects, or crowdsourcing data. Leverage these capabilities to reach a wider audience and engage with your users.

Collaboration and sharing
Collaboration and sharing

7. Keep up with training and resources

ArcGIS is a powerful platform with a vast array of features and capabilities. To make the most of it, continuously invest in your knowledge and skills. Esri offers extensive documentation, tutorials, and training resources. Staying updated on the latest features and best practices will help you create increasingly stunning maps and apps.

Related: From Novice to Pro – Build Your Geospatial Skills with ArcGIS

ArcGIS is an invaluable tool for individuals and organizations looking to harness the power of geospatial data. By understanding the ArcGIS ecosystem, using high-quality data, choosing the right map style, customizing your apps, incorporating GIS analysis, collaborating, and keeping up with training and resources, you can create stunning maps and applications that effectively convey information and empower your users. Unlock the full potential of ArcGIS, and your maps and apps will become a powerful asset in your toolbox. You can also join our training program to explore more.

Maps and Apps Revolutionize Water Management in Arusha City
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Maps and Apps Revolutionize Water Management in Arusha City

The Arusha Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (AUWSA), entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing water supply and sewerage services in Arusha City, Tanzania, has embraced technological innovation to enhance operational efficiency. AUWSA’s mission centers around the efficient delivery of quality water and sanitation services using available resources and sustainable technologies.

In 2019, AUWSA embarked on a transformative journey by adopting ArcGIS, Esri’s comprehensive mapping and spatial analytics software. This transition was driven by the need for a robust Geographic Information System (GIS) package that could provide advanced capabilities for mobile data collection, visualization, and data management.

AUWSA staff perform leakage repair.
AUWSA staff perform leakage repair

Enhancing nonrevenue water management through GIS

ArcGIS quickly became an indispensable tool for AUWSA, supporting various aspects of their operations, including asset management, customer service, network planning, and leakage repair. This powerful GIS system played a pivotal role in the utility’s quest to reduce nonrevenue water.

Before ArcGIS implementation, leakage data was not tracked in the GIS, and there was no comprehensive information about nonrevenue water. However, ArcGIS Collector was introduced to collect leakage data from the field, empowering plumbers and surveyors with the tools to report and document leakages. This involved comprehensive training, including office-based and field-based instruction. Even engineers embraced the Collector app, reporting leakages while working in the field or at the office.

The visualization capabilities of ArcGIS Dashboards were harnessed to gain insights into the number of leaks and their repair progress. Additionally, AUWSA established district metered areas and conducted network isolations to identify problematic pipes. This led to a strategic pipe rehabilitation plan, resulting in an impressive 83 percent reduction in leakage rates and a 6 percent reduction in nonrevenue water.

ArcGIS also played a crucial role in understanding water consumption patterns. It provided analytical tools to identify anomalies, such as meters reporting zero consumption, facilitating prompt issue resolution.

The AUWSA Leakage Dashboard enables staff to monitor active leaks and repairs by day, week, month, or year as well as repairs by individual plumbers. Dashboards are also used to understand leakages per pipe diameter, material, and location.
The AUWSA Leakage Dashboard enables staff to monitor active leaks and repairs by day, week, month, or year as well as repairs by individual plumbers. Dashboards are also used to understand leakages per pipe diameter, material, and location.

Mitigating unauthorized water connection

To address illegal connections, AUWSA integrated ArcGIS Workforce and Survey123, streamlining the process of surveying and documenting meter statuses. This initiative involved surveying 3,883 houses, uncovering 545 plots with anomalies. Resolving these issues promises to boost revenue in the area significantly.

ArcGIS Dashboards played a key role in tracking project progress and performance measurements for individual workers. This enhanced transparency and improved management of daily operations. Managers could access dashboards on tablets, and large screens displayed data at the main office.

Upper left: A map showing an overview of customers in Block 1 of the survey. Next to it is a screen shot from the same block in Esri’s ArcGIS Workforce. Note that there are more Workforce tasks than customers. This is due to the fact that unmetered houses are added to Workforce as survey tasks. Lower Right: A screen shot of the survey staff use in the field to complete a meter status questionnaire. Analysis of survey data shown in ArcGIS Survey123

The expansion of water services into remote areas presented another challenge, but ArcGIS assisted in accurately mapping existing infrastructure and managing network expansion. The introduction of handheld Garmin GPS receivers paired with Collector allowed for precise asset location capture.

Key lessons learned include the need for smart devices for field applications, efficient staff training, clear strategy development with management support, and the establishment of a GIS department to serve all organization departments. AUWSA also has plans to use drones for leak identification and inspection of remote areas.

Delivering water and sanitation services

AUWSA’s adoption of ArcGIS has proven to be a transformative step. It has increased data quality, efficiency, and decision-making capabilities, ultimately supporting the utility’s goal of delivering quality water and sanitation services efficiently and effectively. ArcGIS has not only improved daily operations but also set a path for the utility’s future endeavors.

This story was first published by esri.com, view full story here

Kenyatta University: A Beacon of GIS Excellence in Eastern Africa
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Kenyatta University: A Beacon of GIS Excellence in Eastern Africa

In a remarkable transformation, Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya, rapidly evolved into a distinguished center of GIS excellence in Eastern Africa. This profound shift, propelled by an Esri enterprise license agreement under the 100 African Universities program, expanded the use of GIS technology from a limited research tool to a comprehensive multicampus ArcGIS implementation within just two years.

Kenyatta University, initially established as Kenyatta College in 1965, transitioned into a full-fledged university in 1985, bearing the name of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s first president post-independence from Britain in 1963. Today, the university boasts 12 campuses, catering to over 88,000 students.

Related: Kenyatta University Launches a GIS Lab

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Photo courtesy of Ninara/Flickr

Pioneering change

Simon M. Onywere, an associate professor and lecturer in the School of Environmental Studies, discovered GIS as an undergraduate in the late 1980s. Recognizing its potential, he championed the introduction of GIS across the university. The catalyst for this transformation was the announcement of Esri’s 100 African Universities program in 2011, aimed at fostering sustainable GIS curriculums in African universities.

Related: Esri Eastern Africa and Masinde Muliro University Form a Strategic Alliance

Esri’s 100 African Universities program

Under this program, participating universities were granted a three-year enterprise license agreement for ArcGIS. However, universities had to meet specific requirements, particularly concerning computer infrastructure. Onywere, the driving force behind Kenyatta University’s endeavor, initiated the application process in 2012. It became evident that the existing server infrastructure was insufficient to support the anticipated use of ArcGIS, necessitating a convincing pitch to the university’s vice chancellor for additional server space.

By September 2013, the entire campus was fully equipped with GIS capabilities, marking a pivotal moment. To facilitate learning, Esri provided abundant online resources, including books, courses, and related materials as part of the program.

Introductory courses in ArcGIS aided the adoption of the software across the campus.

Customized learning

Initially, Onywere assumed that the students, being tech-savvy and with access to online educational materials, would swiftly embrace ArcGIS. However, the reality was different, as many students required introductory training to familiarize themselves with the software.

Recognizing this hurdle, Onywere developed an introductory ArcGIS training course that integrated with the existing curricula, making it accessible and relevant to students. This initiative not only boosted their confidence but also laid the foundation for geospatial literacy at Kenyatta University.

To scale up training efforts, Onywere collaborated with the former Institute for Research, Science & Technology, which was partnered with the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Nairobi. Utilizing the GIS capabilities established by the research group, Onywere secured assistance from two interns to expedite training efforts. In just one year, over 1,000 Kenyatta University students had acquired essential ArcGIS skills.

Today, GIS is integrated into more than 15 areas of study across the university, contributing to diverse projects, including tourism resource mapping and the implementation of the University Geographical Data Portal.

Related: Why Teach With GIS?

Kenyatta University School of Environmental Studies faculty pose with visiting Esri staff members Joseph Kerski and Michael Gould.
Kenyatta University School of Environmental Studies faculty pose with visiting Esri staff members Joseph Kerski and Michael Gould.

Charting the future

The Esri enterprise license agreement has a broader objective in preparing Kenyatta University students to support the government’s goals outlined in Kenya Vision 2030, a national redevelopment program launched in 2008. The program seeks to elevate the quality of life, social well-being, and democratic voice of its citizens through economic, social, and political reforms.

Onywere firmly believes that GIS applications have a significant role to play in achieving these goals, spanning environmental management, land reform, agriculture, urban planning, and infrastructure development. The newly acquired GIS skills of Kenyatta University students align perfectly with these areas of study, poised to contribute to the government’s vision for a brighter future.

This story was first published by Jim Baumann. Read full story here

Real-Time Ecological Monitoring Safeguards Kenya’s Endangered Rhinos
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Real-Time Ecological Monitoring Safeguards Kenya’s Endangered Rhinos

Fatu and Najin, the last two northern white rhinos on Earth, reside at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy (OPC), living under 24-hour armed protection. Despite their massive size, their existence hangs by a thread, representing the last hope for their critically endangered species, driven to the brink of extinction by habitat loss and poaching. OPC has embarked on innovative measures to protect these iconic creatures, using cutting-edge technology, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

To better understand the complex dynamics of wildlife at the conservancy, OPC employs GIS technology. Data analysts utilize GIS to visualize animal movements and relationships among migratory wildlife, enhancing awareness and facilitating informed decision-making. Kennedy Muriithi, senior officer at OPC’s Innovation and Tech Lab, highlights how GIS aids in monitoring wildlife, ecosystem health, addressing human-wildlife conflicts, combatting poaching, and aiding injured wildlife.

Related: A Holistic Approach to Protecting Africa’s Wildlife

Real-Time Monitoring

Modern environmental monitoring techniques have been integrated into OPC’s field operations. Rangers use GIS data collection tools to record wildlife observations, images, and habitat parameters, enabling real-time synchronization with an online repository and the creation of dashboards for each monitoring program. This transition has streamlined OPC’s workflow, eliminating the cumbersome process of paper-based field notes and manual data entry into spreadsheets, which often led to data inconsistencies and inaccuracies.

Alfred Kibungei, the conservation data analyst at OPC, emphasizes the improved accuracy in reporting wildlife findings with the implementation of GIS technology. The ability to collect geospatial data in real-time ensures precision and timely data delivery, improving management actions.

Ol Pajeta uses Ecological Monitoring Units dashboard to guide decision-making
Ol Pajeta uses Ecological Monitoring Units dashboard to guide decision-making

One of OPC’s flagship species is the critically endangered eastern black rhino. Their numbers have steadily risen at OPC, thanks to conservation efforts and successful breeding programs. OPC employs rhino protection squads and veterinary experts to ensure the well-being of these animals. Additionally, they monitor other endangered species such as elephants, wild dogs, cheetahs, Grevy’s zebras, and Jackson’s hartebeest. Dashboards support 10 key conservation programs, including monitoring pasture conditions, rainfall, and wildlife mortality.

Harnessing technology to care for endangered wildlife

To protect the Jackson’s hartebeest, which is on the decline due to predation by lions, OPC conducts regular monitoring to study population dynamics and habitat utilization. The data-driven maps reveal critical information about the interactions between hartebeest and lions, allowing the conservancy to implement strategies to support hartebeest populations.

The mother and daughter duo Fatu and Najin offer the last hope for the continuation of the northern white rhino. (Image courtesy Ol Pejeta Conservancy)
The mother and daughter duo Fatu and Najin offer the last hope for the continuation of the northern white rhino. (Image courtesy Ol Pejeta Conservancy)

Conserving the environment

OPC relies on tourism and agriculture for revenue, aiming to strike a balance between conservation and sustainable land use. The ecological monitoring team assesses pastures quarterly using GIS apps to optimize grazing practices for wildlife and cattle. To mitigate human-wildlife conflicts, OPC records incidents and uses GIS to identify hotspots, enabling faster response times and efficient conflict management.

Related: Digitally Transforming the Future of Natural Resources

The basemap of Ol Pejeta Conservancy marks important details about infrastructure and wildlife. It includes the location of tourist camps, fencing, gates, and solar power stations. It also serves to track patrols and monitor any gaps in fencing. (Screenshot courtesy Ol Pejeta Conservancy)
The basemap of Ol Pejeta Conservancy marks important details about infrastructure and wildlife. It includes the location of tourist camps, fencing, gates, and solar power stations. It also serves to track patrols and monitor any gaps in fencing. (Screenshot courtesy Ol Pejeta Conservancy)

As human populations expand and habitats shrink due to climate change and development, OPC’s ecological monitoring work has become increasingly crucial. The organization strives to maintain the integrity of habitats, ensure the health of wildlife, and minimize human impacts while protecting endangered species like Fatu, Najin, and the eastern black rhino.

This story was first published by David Gadsden. Read full story here

KenGen’s GIS Portal Fueling a Digital Transformation
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KenGen’s GIS Portal Fueling a Digital Transformation

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), a global leader in sustainable energy production, has undergone a remarkable digital transformation through the implementation of a Geographic Information System (GIS) portal and spatial data store. This transformation was vital as KenGen faced the challenges of rapid expansion in its production facilities and the dynamic landscape of renewable energy.

Related: GIS Transforms Uganda’s UEDCL, Expanding its Mission

Challenge

Traditionally, data management was cumbersome, leading to inefficiencies and duplicated information. Additionally, providing a comprehensive view of plant performance to decision-makers was time-consuming and error-prone. In response to these challenges, KenGen’s geomatics team devised the Integrated Resource Management Information System (IRMIS), a GIS-based solution.

KenGen's GIS portal provides information for all its generation assets
KenGen’s GIS portal provides information for all its generation assets

Solution

IRMIS empowers KenGen decision-makers by offering real-time insights into their assets, including geothermal wells, buildings, power plants, and hydro dams. It also aids in power distribution management, preventing supply disruptions. This transformation is underpinned by ArcGIS Enterprise, enabling efficient asset tracking and management.

IRMIS comprises seven major sections, including an Executive Dashboard and various portals dedicated to specific asset categories. Users can effortlessly query assets, perform analytics, and generate reports, enhancing operational efficiency. KenGen also integrated this data with its SAP plant management system.

The geomatics team followed a structured process for the implementation, aligning digital goals with the organization’s needs, selecting appropriate technology enablers, and fostering a digital culture among staff.

Related: Powering Data Online

This interactive Kipevu application displays all the layers they have data for
This interactive Kipevu application displays all the layers they have data for

Partner

Collaborating with Esri Eastern Africa, KenGen successfully consolidated spatial data, eliminating duplicate and inconsistent information. This transformation has led to cost savings, greater expertise, and streamlined operations. Users can create custom maps, reducing the burden on geomatics staff.

The Integrated Resource Management Information System (IRMIS) models KenGen's extensive geothermal resources
The Integrated Resource Management Information System (IRMIS) models KenGen’s extensive geothermal resources

Results

IRMIS facilitates data access for various purposes, from engineering and design to project management, ultimately improving decision-making, reducing errors, and enhancing safety.

To meet the growing demand for this innovative system, KenGen plans to migrate to the cloud for improved scalability and performance. It also intends to expand self-service capabilities, enabling users to create custom maps and analytics. KenGen is actively sharing its success with other power suppliers in the region, thereby enhancing overall power plant efficiency.

Using ArcGIS Dashboards, KenGen decision-makers can view power generation performance
Using ArcGIS Dashboards, KenGen decision-makers can view power generation performance

In the future, KenGen aims to incorporate drone-captured imagery, 3D asset representations, and the system as a critical component for its digital twin, reinforcing its commitment to innovation and sustainability.

This story was first published by esri.com. Read full story here

GIS Transforms Uganda’s UEDCL, Expanding its Mission
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GIS Transforms Uganda’s UEDCL, Expanding its Mission

In 2001, Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL) emerged as a pivotal player in Uganda’s electricity sector, responsible for managing all distribution assets and overseeing private operator contracts. UEDCL’s mission was clear: to enhance operations for existing electricity consumers and extend access to those still without power.

Related: KenGen’s GIS Portal Fueling a Digital Transformation

The GIS Portal Unifies Information Access throughout UEDCL
The GIS Portal Unifies Information Access throughout UEDCL

Challenge

Challenges faced by the Ugandan electricity sector were many: aging assets, illegal connections, and equipment vandalism resulting in reduced efficiency and financial losses. A substantial portion of the population struggled to pay their electricity bills, with only half the population having access to electricity.

Historically, UEDCL relied on hard-copy records and later spreadsheets to inventory and assess asset conditions, but these methods were found to be inaccurate and lacked locational context. UEDCL lacked essential insights into potential customer locations, future demand, and faced difficulties integrating real-time systems like SCADA due to its dual role as an asset owner and operator.

The Geospatial Infrastructure View for the Call Center
The Geospatial Infrastructure View for the Call Center

Solution

UEDCL recognized the need for a change. In 2016, a GIS team was formed, selecting ArcGIS Enterprise as their GIS software. They initiated the creation of an asset registry and mapped their network, subsequently migrating data from spreadsheets. They then expanded their data collection capabilities using ArcGIS Field Maps.

Results

The pivotal moment came in 2018 when UEDCL deployed a GIS system based on ArcGIS Enterprise, which included a GIS portal and web apps. Dashboards created with ArcGIS Dashboards improved visibility, operational efficiency, and advanced UEDCL’s mission to connect more customers.

UEDCL’s GIS team harnessed ArcGIS’s spatial analysis capabilities to identify potential customers near the distribution grid, creating a list of low-hanging fruit opportunities and a highly accurate future load forecast. They distinguished between various types of buildings using imagery, facilitating future planning.

Spatial analysis determines viable areas for investment to connect identified potential customers
Spatial analysis determines viable areas for investment to connect identified potential customers

Partner

UEDCL collaborated with Esri Eastern Africa, and together they developed the system, provided consultation, configurations, training. In addition, UEDCL—in collaboration with the electric utility stakeholders in Uganda—is a member of Energy Sector GIS Working Group Uganda, which is committed to addressing the issues the sector faces, heavily leveraging the capabilities of GIS.

Benefits

The benefits were significant: efficient records management, unified information access, and data analytics capabilities, enabling better planning for network expansion, theft prevention, and improved customer interactions in the call center.

Spatial analysis determines viable areas for investment to connect identified potential customers
Spatial analysis determines viable areas for investment to connect identified potential customers

UEDCL’s future steps include integrating operational systems for optimized workflows and enhanced data capture during field operations. Their long-term goal is to provide affordable electricity to Uganda’s entire population, a mission made achievable through GIS.

This story was first published by esri.com. Read full story here

ArcGIS Tracker: Four Benefits of Location Tracking
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ArcGIS Tracker: Four Benefits of Location Tracking

The capacity to track assets and monitor activities in real-time has become a vital tool for businesses and organizations of all kinds. Whether you’re managing a fleet of vehicles, conducting field surveys, or overseeing a distributed workforce, efficiently tracking the locations of your assets and personnel at any given moment is essential for operations and decision-making. ArcGIS Tracker, an extension of the ArcGIS platform, helps organizations harness the power of location tracking. In this article, we’ll explore four key benefits of using ArcGIS Tracker for location tracking.

Related: ArcGIS Navigator – The Ultimate GPS Navigation Solution

1. Real-time asset monitoring

ArcGIS Tracker provides the means to track the real-time location of assets, vehicles, or field personnel using mobile devices. This real-time tracking capability is invaluable for organizations with mobile workforces. Here’s how it benefits you:

Use location data to make better decisions

Improved efficiency

By knowing the precise location of your assets and personnel, you can optimize routes, schedule tasks, and allocate resources more efficiently. This results in reduced fuel costs, faster response times, and improved service delivery

Enhanced safety

Real-time tracking enables you to monitor the safety of field workers. In case of emergencies or unexpected situations, you can quickly send assistance to their exact location.

Accountability

Tracker promotes accountability by providing a transparent view of where your personnel are and what they are doing. This is particularly important for organizations in industries such as construction, utilities, or transportation.

2. Historical location analysis

Beyond real-time tracking, ArcGIS Tracker also records historical location data. This information can be invaluable for various purposes:

performance analysis

Performance analysis

You can review historical location data to assess the performance of your field operations. It identifies trends, patterns, and areas where improvements are needed.

Compliance and reporting

Many industries require documentation of activities and locations for compliance purposes. Tracker simplifies this process by automatically recording and storing location data.

Evidence collection

For organizations involved in legal or dispute situations, historical location data can serve as valuable evidence to support or refute claims.

Related: From Field to Map – Collecting and Analyzing Data with ArcGIS

3. Geofencing and notifications

ArcGIS Tracker supports geofencing, which involves creating virtual boundaries around specific locations or areas. Geofencing has several practical applications:

Trigger notifications

When a tracked asset or person enters or exits a geofenced area, Tracker can automatically send notifications. This feature is beneficial for monitoring unauthorized entries or departures from designated zones.

Trigger notifications

Event management

Geofencing is used to automate various events or actions. For example, when a delivery vehicle enters a predefined zone, a confirmation message can be sent to the customer.

Enhanced security

In high-security environments or construction sites, geofencing helps control access to restricted areas by notifying security personnel of any intrusions.

4. Integration with ArcGIS Platform

One of the key advantages of using ArcGIS Tracker is its seamless integration with the ArcGIS platform. This integration opens up a world of possibilities:

Spatial analysis

Spatial analysis

You can combine tracked location data with other GIS layers, enabling you to perform spatial analysis, such as identifying optimal routes or assessing the impact of location patterns.

Related: Maximizing Efficiency with ArcGIS Field Apps and Mobile Data Collection

Custom applications

Tracker can be customized to suit your organization’s unique needs. You can create custom apps and dashboards to visualize and analyze location data according to your requirements.

Collaboration

Location data from Tracker can be easily shared with other team members or stakeholders, fostering better collaboration and decision-making.

By leveraging the benefits of Tracker, you can improve the efficiency and safety of your operations, make data-driven decisions, and enhance overall productivity. Whether you’re in transportation, field services, or asset management, ArcGIS Tracker can help you take location tracking to the next level, turning location data into actionable insights. Explore more here

Three Things ArcGIS Spatial Analyst Can Do for You
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Three Things ArcGIS Spatial Analyst Can Do for You

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst is an extension for ArcGIS Desktop that provides a wide range of spatial analysis and modeling capabilities. Whether you’re a seasoned GIS professional or just getting started with spatial analysis, ArcGIS Spatial Analyst can offer a host of benefits. In this article, we’ll explore three key things that this software can do for you.

Related: 3 Things ArcGIS 3D Analyst Can Do for You

1. Site selection and suitability analysis

One of the primary uses of ArcGIS Spatial Analyst is to perform site selection and suitability analysis. This is invaluable for businesses, government agencies, and environmental organizations looking to make informed decisions about where to locate a new facility, develop a new project, or assess environmental conditions. Here’s how this software helps in this regard:

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst

Multi-criteria evaluation

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst allows you to combine various datasets, such as land use, soil type, slope, proximity to roads, and more, to create a comprehensive suitability model. By assigning different weights to these criteria, you can prioritize factors that are most important for your project and generate suitability maps to identify the best locations.

Cost-distance analysis

This tool enables you to calculate the least-cost path or distance between two locations, considering factors like terrain, travel restrictions, and elevation. It’s crucial for determining optimal routes for infrastructure development, like roads or pipelines.

Hotspot analysis

Spatial Analyst also provides tools for identifying hotspots or areas of concentrated activity. This is essential for businesses looking to find the best locations for their services or stores based on consumer behavior and market trends.

2. Terrain analysis and hydrological modeling

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst offers a robust set of tools for terrain analysis and hydrological modeling. These features are vital for a wide range of applications, from flood risk assessment to landscape design. Here’s how they can benefit you:

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst

Slope and aspect analysis

With the Slope and Aspect tools, you can determine the steepness of the terrain and its orientation, which is valuable for land management, agriculture, and urban planning.

Viewshed analysis

You can assess what areas are visible from a specific point, making it useful for tasks such as sighting cell towers, wind turbines, or surveillance cameras.

Hydrological modeling

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst provides tools for watershed delineation, flow accumulation, and stream network analysis. These are essential for understanding water flow patterns, managing water resources, and assessing flood risk.

Related: Five Powerful Capabilities of ArcGIS 3D Analyst

3. Spatial data transformation and conversion

Another remarkable feature of ArcGIS Spatial Analyst is its ability to transform and convert spatial data into different formats and projections. This functionality is beneficial for professionals dealing with data from various sources and applications. Here’s how it can assist you:

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst

Related: What is Spatial Data?

Data reclassification

You can quickly reclassify data to simplify it for your analysis or to make it compatible with other datasets.

Projections and coordinate transformations

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst allows you to reproject data to ensure that all your layers align correctly and share the same coordinate system. This is crucial when working with data from different sources or when integrating GIS with other applications.

Raster-to-vector conversion

You can convert raster data into vector formats, which is essential for tasks like converting satellite imagery into polygons for land cover classification or creating contour lines from elevation data.

By using ArcGIS Spatial Analyst, you can unlock the full potential of your spatial data, gaining insights that will drive better planning, resource management, and decision-making. So, if you haven’t already, explore the vast possibilities that this software has to offer and elevate your spatial analysis projects to a new level. Click here to explore

ArcGIS Solutions: Unlocking the Power of Industry-Specific GIS
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ArcGIS Solutions: Unlocking the Power of Industry-Specific GIS

In today’s fast-paced and data-rich world, location matters more than ever. Whether you’re managing city infrastructure, optimizing crop yields, delivering healthcare services, or safeguarding the environment, understanding the spatial context of your data is essential. GIS has long been the compass guiding organizations in their quest for location-based insights. However, as technology continues to evolve, GIS has reached new heights, enabling tailored solutions for industry-specific challenges. ArcGIS Solutions takes it a step further by offering industry-specific solutions that cater to the unique needs and challenges of different sectors.

Related: Smarter Solutions for a Smarter Future

What is ArcGIS Solutions?

ArcGIS Solutions configure industry-specific setups for ArcGIS, designed to fulfill crucial business requirements and facilitate common workflows within your organization. Each solution comprises one or more applications, surveys, maps, feature layers, and ArcGIS Pro projects that you can tailor to your specific needs.

Unlocking the power of industry - specific GIS

Unlocking the power of industry-specific GIS

Here’s how ArcGIS Solutions unlocks the power of industry-specific GIS:

Accelerated deployment

One of the key advantages of ArcGIS Solutions is its ability to accelerate the deployment of GIS capabilities. Rather than starting from scratch, organizations can leverage pre-configured templates and workflows tailored to their industry. This means quicker implementation and faster results.

Mapping solutions

Industry best practices

ArcGIS Solutions are built upon industry best practices and insights. They incorporate the knowledge and expertise of GIS professionals and domain specialists who understand the unique needs and challenges of each sector. This ensures that organizations are working with solutions that are tried and tested, helping them achieve better outcomes.

Streamlined workflows

Efficiency is a critical factor in today’s fast-paced world. ArcGIS Solutions streamline workflows by providing ready-made tools and processes that eliminate redundancy and optimize data management. This allows organizations to focus more on analysis and decision-making rather than routine data tasks.

Mapping solutions

Scalability and flexibility

While ArcGIS Solutions offer ready-to-use templates, they are also highly customizable to suit specific organizational needs. This flexibility allows organizations to adapt and evolve their GIS solutions as their requirements change over time.

Industry-specific applications

Let’s take a closer look at how ArcGIS Solutions are transforming various industries:

Urban planning

In urban planning, ArcGIS Solutions help city officials and planners make informed decisions about land use, zoning, transportation, and infrastructure development. Solutions like the Urban Planning Solution streamline the process of managing and visualizing complex urban data.

Mapping solutions

Agriculture

For the agriculture industry, ArcGIS Solutions aid in precision farming, crop monitoring, and land management. These solutions provide insights into crop health, soil conditions, and weather patterns, enabling farmers to optimize their operations and maximize yield.

Healthcare

Healthcare organizations utilize GIS to analyze patient data, track disease outbreaks, and plan healthcare facilities’ locations efficiently. ArcGIS Solutions for Healthcare support healthcare providers in making data-driven decisions for improved patient care.

Related: Integrating GIS with Healthcare Solutions

Mapping solutions

Environmental management

Environmental organizations and agencies rely on GIS to monitor ecosystems, track wildlife, and manage natural resources. With ArcGIS Solutions, they can better understand and protect the environment by analyzing and visualizing complex environmental data.

Related: Digitally Transforming the Future of Natural Resources

ArcGIS Solutions is a game-changer for organizations looking to harness the power of GIS for their industry-specific needs. It streamlines the implementation process, offers industry best practices, enhances workflow efficiency, and provides scalability and flexibility. It’s time to embrace the power of industry-specific GIS solutions and transform the way you work. Click here to explore the product.

Get to Know ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online
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Get to Know ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online

In the world of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), ArcGIS Online is a powerful platform that has revolutionized the way we create, analyze, and share spatial data. It offers a wide range of tools and capabilities for GIS professionals, and one of the exciting features it brings to the table is “ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online.” In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at this remarkable feature and explore how it can enhance your GIS workflows.

Understanding ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online is a specialized extension of ArcGIS Online that focuses on managing, analyzing, and sharing imagery and remotely sensed data. Its design enables it to handle massive collections of imagery and offers a user-friendly interface for conducting advanced geospatial analysis.

Related: ArcGIS Image: An Easier Way to Work with Imagery and Raster Data

ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online

Key features and benefits

Here are some key features and benefits of this tool:

Easy Data Management

ArcGIS Image simplifies the organization and management of your imagery. You can upload, store, and manage large volumes of imagery and raster data securely in the cloud.

Image Analysis Tools

It offers a suite of image analysis tools that allow you to perform tasks like change detection, land cover classification, and image enhancement. These tools are accessible through a web browser, making advanced image analysis accessible to a broader audience.

Scalability

Whether you’re working with a small collection of images or vast archives, ArcGIS Image can scale to meet your needs. It’s design enables it to handle the processing and analysis of large datasets efficiently.

Collaboration and Sharing

You can easily share your imagery and analysis results with colleagues, stakeholders, or the public through web maps and apps created in ArcGIS Online. This promotes collaboration and data sharing within your organization and beyond.

Cloud-Based

Because ArcGIS Image operates in the cloud, you don’t need to worry about hardware and infrastructure management. Esri takes care of the backend, allowing you to focus on your analysis tasks.

Related: The Cloud-Based Solution for Geospatial Collaboration

Use cases

ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online has a wide range of applications across various industries:

  1. Agriculture: Monitor crop health, assess soil moisture, and detect crop diseases using satellite imagery and drones.
  2. Environmental Management: Analyze changes in land cover, track deforestation, and monitor natural disasters like wildfires and floods.
  3. Urban Planning: Evaluate urban sprawl, traffic patterns, and land use changes using high-resolution aerial imagery.
  4. Natural Resource Management: Assess forest health, inventory resources, and monitor wildlife habitats.
  5. Emergency Response: Quickly assess disaster-affected areas and plan response efforts using up-to-date satellite imagery.

Getting Started

To begin using ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online, you’ll need an ArcGIS Online subscription. Once you have access, you can start uploading your imagery, perform analysis, and share your findings with others. Esri offers comprehensive documentation and tutorials to assist you in getting started. Additionally, Esri’s user community and support resources are invaluable for troubleshooting and sharing knowledge.

ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online is a valuable tool that expands the capabilities of ArcGIS Online, making it easier to work with imagery and remotely sensed data. Whether you’re a GIS professional, researcher, or enthusiast, this feature can enhance your geospatial analysis and open up new possibilities for understanding our world through the lens of imagery. Explore its capabilities and see how it can benefit your specific projects and workflows. Learn more here

ArcGIS Drone2Map: Do More with Your Drone Imagery
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ArcGIS Drone2Map: Do More with Your Drone Imagery

Drones have revolutionized the way we capture and analyze geographic information. These versatile aerial vehicles provide a wealth of data, from stunning high-resolution imagery to detailed 3D models of landscapes. However, to truly unlock the potential of drone imagery, you need the right tools. That’s where ArcGIS Drone2Map comes in. In this article, we’ll explore how this powerful software can help you do more with your drone imagery.

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How ArcGIS Drone2Map can help you do more

Here is how ArcGIS Drone2Map ca help you do more with your drone imagery:

Transform imagery into actionable information

This software is designed to turn raw drone imagery into actionable information. Whether you’re in agriculture, construction, environmental monitoring, or any other industry, it can help you extract valuable insights from your data. You can create orthomosaics, 3D point clouds, and digital surface models with ease.

Streamline data processing

Processing drone imagery can be a daunting task, especially when dealing with large datasets. ArcGIS Drone2Map simplifies this process by providing an intuitive interface for data processing. It allows you to stitch together hundreds or even thousands of images into seamless maps and models. With automated workflows, you can save time and resources while still achieving high-quality results.

Accurate and detailed mapping

One of the key advantages of using this software is its ability to generate highly accurate maps and models. This precision is crucial for tasks like land surveying, crop monitoring, and infrastructure inspection. You can trust that the data you collect with your drone will be transformed into reliable and detailed information for better decision-making.

Integration with ArcGIS ecosystem

This software seamlessly integrates with the broader ArcGIS ecosystem. This means you can combine drone data with other spatial information, such as GIS layers, demographic data, and environmental factors. The ability to overlay and analyze multiple data sources empowers you to make informed decisions and gain deeper insights.

Collaborative workflows

Collaboration is often essential in today’s projects. ArcGIS Drone2Map enables teams to work together efficiently by sharing and collaborating on drone data and maps. This collaborative environment fosters better communication and helps organizations maximize the value of their drone imagery.

Versatile output formats

ArcGIS Drone2Map supports various output formats, making it compatible with a wide range of applications. You can export your data in formats like GeoTIFF, LAS, and 3D PDF, ensuring that your data can be used in your preferred GIS software or shared with stakeholders easily.

Related: Know Your Options When it Comes to GIS Data Formats

Enhanced decision-making

Incorporating drone imagery into your workflows can lead to more informed decision-making. Whether you’re assessing the health of crops, planning construction projects, or monitoring environmental changes, having access to accurate and up-to-date drone data can be a game-changer.

Related: Turning Drone Imagery Into Geospatial Intelligence

ArcGIS Drone2Map empowers professionals across industries to harness the full potential of their drone imagery. From accurate mapping to streamlined data processing and collaborative workflows, this software offers a comprehensive solution for turning drone data into actionable insights. Explore its capabilities and take your drone imagery to new heights. Click here to learn more.

From Field to Map: Collecting and Analyzing Data with ArcGIS
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From Field to Map: Collecting and Analyzing Data with ArcGIS

In the realm of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the journey from field data collection to the creation of informative maps has been revolutionized ArcGIS platform. This powerful toolset enables organizations, from environmental agencies to utility companies, to efficiently collect, analyze, and visualize geospatial data. In this article, we’ll explore how ArcGIS facilitates the seamless transition of data from the field to the map, providing valuable insights for decision-makers across various industries.

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ArcGIS in Data Collection and Analysis

ArcGIS is a comprehensive GIS platform that encompasses a suite of software, apps, and tools designed to work together seamlessly. One of its key strengths lies in its ability to bridge the gap between data collection in the field and the creation of meaningful maps and spatial analyses.

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Data Collection with ArcGIS

  1. Mobile Data Collection: ArcGIS offers mobile apps like Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123, which allow field personnel to collect data using smartphones and tablets. Users can capture location-based information, attach photos, and fill out customized forms in real-time, ensuring accurate and up-to-date data.
  2. Integration with GPS Technology: ArcGIS integrates with Global Positioning System (GPS) devices, enabling precise location data capture. This is invaluable for tasks like asset management, wildlife tracking, and surveying.
  3. Offline Data Collection: Fieldwork often takes place in remote areas with limited or no internet connectivity. ArcGIS provides the ability to collect data offline, ensuring that critical information is not lost in areas with poor network coverage.
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Data Analysis with ArcGIS

  1. Spatial Analysis: ArcGIS offers a wide array of spatial analysis tools to extract meaningful insights from collected data. This includes proximity analysis, density mapping, and spatial statistics, which help organizations identify patterns, trends, and correlations.
  2. Geoprocessing: Geoprocessing tools in ArcGIS allow users to automate complex spatial analyses and data transformations. This streamlines repetitive tasks and ensures consistency in data processing.
  3. Visualization: Creating compelling maps and visualizations is a hallmark of ArcGIS. It provides tools to generate professional-quality maps, 3D scenes, and dashboards to communicate data effectively to stakeholders.
  4. Decision Support: ArcGIS’s analytical capabilities empower decision-makers by providing them with a data-driven foundation. Whether it’s optimizing logistics, planning urban development, or managing natural resources, ArcGIS aids in making informed choices.
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Benefits of ArcGIS in Data Collection and Analysis

  1. Efficiency: ArcGIS streamlines data collection and analysis workflows, reducing manual data entry and processing time. This leads to more efficient operations and quicker decision-making.
  2. Data Quality: The real-time data validation features in ArcGIS apps help maintain data accuracy. Field personnel can receive immediate feedback on data quality, ensuring high-quality data collection.
  3. Cost Savings: By optimizing fieldwork and resource allocation, organizations can reduce operational costs. ArcGIS helps identify cost-effective solutions and improve overall resource management.
  4. Informed Decision-Making: The ability to analyze and visualize data in ArcGIS empowers organizations to make informed decisions. This is invaluable in a variety of sectors, from agriculture to emergency management.
Benefits of ArcGIS in data collection and analysis

ArcGIS has transformed the way organizations collect and analyze geospatial data, ushering in a new era of efficiency, accuracy, and data-driven decision-making. The ability to seamlessly transition data from the field to informative maps and spatial analyses has far-reaching implications across industries. Whether it’s improving environmental conservation efforts, enhancing public infrastructure, or optimizing business operations, ArcGIS is at the forefront of facilitating the journey from field data to actionable insights. As we continue to advance in the realm of geospatial technology, ArcGIS will undoubtedly remain a cornerstone in turning data into knowledge and maps into informed decisions.

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ArcGIS Image: An Easier Way to Work with Imagery and Raster Data
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ArcGIS Image: An Easier Way to Work with Imagery and Raster Data

In today’s data-driven world, geographic information systems (GIS) play a pivotal role in helping us make sense of complex spatial information. Among the many tools available, ArcGIS stands out as one of the most comprehensive and widely used GIS platforms. Within the ArcGIS ecosystem, there’s a powerful tool known as ArcGIS Image that makes working with imagery and raster data a breeze. In this article, we’ll explore what ArcGIS Image is and how it simplifies the process of handling imagery and raster data.

Understanding ArcGIS Image

ArcGIS Image is an extension of ArcGIS that specializes in handling and analyzing imagery and raster data. Raster data is a type of spatial data that is represented as a grid of cells, where each cell contains a value or attribute. Imagery, such as satellite or aerial photos, is often stored as raster data. ArcGIS Image provides tools and workflows to effectively manage, process, and analyze these types of data, unlocking valuable insights for a wide range of applications, including agriculture, urban planning, environmental monitoring, and more.

Key Features of ArcGIS Image

Here are some key features of ArcGIS Image:

Advance image processing

ArcGIS Image offers a suite of advanced image processing tools, making it easy to enhance and manipulate imagery. You can perform tasks like image classification, change detection, and object detection to extract valuable information from your imagery.

Orthorectification

Ensuring the accuracy of spatial data is critical in GIS, and ArcGIS Image excels in this aspect. It allows you to orthorectify imagery, correcting distortions caused by terrain variations and sensor characteristics, resulting in highly accurate georeferenced images.

Mosaic datasets

Handling multiple images or datasets is a common requirement in GIS projects. ArcGIS Image provides mosaic datasets, a powerful tool for managing and organizing large collections of imagery. Mosaic datasets allow you to efficiently store, display, and analyze vast amounts of data seamlessly.

Deep learning integration

In recent years, deep learning has revolutionized image analysis. ArcGIS Image integrates with deep learning frameworks, allowing you to train and deploy custom deep learning models for tasks like image classification and object detection, enhancing your analysis capabilities.

Cloud integration

With the growing popularity of cloud computing, ArcGIS Image is designed to work seamlessly with cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). This means you can leverage the scalability and storage capabilities of the cloud to handle large imagery datasets.

Benefits of Using ArcGIS Image

Here are some benefits of ArcGIS Image:

Streamlined workflow

ArcGIS Image provides a user-friendly interface that simplifies complex image processing tasks. This enables GIS professionals to be more productive and reduces the learning curve for newcomers to the field.

Enhanced decision-making

By harnessing the power of imagery and raster data, ArcGIS Image enables organizations to make data-driven decisions with confidence. Whether it’s assessing crop health, monitoring deforestation, or analyzing urban expansion, the insights gained from imagery can inform more effective policies and strategies.

Interoperability

ArcGIS Image seamlessly integrates with other ArcGIS tools and extensions, creating a holistic GIS environment. This interoperability ensures that your imagery and raster data can be easily incorporated into larger GIS projects.

Scalability

As data volumes continue to grow, ArcGIS Image’s cloud integration ensures that your GIS infrastructure can scale to meet your needs without the burden of costly hardware investments.

ArcGIS Image is a game-changer for GIS professionals and organizations that rely on imagery and raster data for decision-making and analysis. Its advanced tools, cloud integration, and user-friendly interface make it easier than ever to work with these complex data types. Whether you’re in agriculture, urban planning, environmental management, or any other field that relies on spatial data, ArcGIS Image can help you unlock the potential of your imagery and raster data, paving the way for more informed and impactful decisions. So, if you’re looking for an easier way to work with imagery and raster data, ArcGIS Image is definitely worth exploring.

From Novice to Pro: Build Your Geospatial Skills with ArcGIS 
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From Novice to Pro: Build Your Geospatial Skills with ArcGIS 

Geospatial technology plays a crucial role in analyzing and visualizing spatial data for a wide range of industries and applications. ArcGIS is one of the most widely used geographic information system (GIS) software platforms available today. Whether you’re a beginner or an aspiring GIS professional, ArcGIS offers a comprehensive set of tools and resources to help you build your geospatial skills and unlock the full potential of spatial analysis. In this article, we will explore a roadmap to take you from a novice to a pro in ArcGIS. 

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Roadmap to take you from novice to pro 

Here is a roadmap to help you become proficient in GIS: 

Understanding the basics: Getting started with ArcGIS 

Before diving into the advanced features of this software, it’s essential to understand the basics. Familiarize yourself with the its interface, explore the different components such as the Catalog, Map, and Geoprocessing windows, and learn how to navigate through the software. Start by creating and managing projects, loading data, and exploring the different types of spatial data formats supported by ArcGIS. 

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Exploring data and cartography: Mastering the art of map creation 

One of the primary strengths of ArcGIS is its ability to create visually appealing and informative maps. Learn about cartography principles, including map design, symbolization, labeling, and color schemes. Understand how to work with different types of data, such as points, lines, polygons, and rasters, and explore the various tools available in the software for data exploration, visualization, and querying. 

Spatial analysis: Unleashing the power of GIS 

Spatial analysis forms the core of GIS, enabling you to derive meaningful insights from spatial data. Dive into the world of spatial analysis in ArcGIS, starting with basic operations like overlaying, buffering, and proximity analysis. As you progress, explore more advanced techniques such as spatial interpolation, network analysis, geostatistics, and spatial modeling. Gain hands-on experience by working on real-world projects and practice combining multiple analysis techniques to solve complex geospatial problems. 

Related: What is Spatial Data?

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Geodatabases and data management: Organizing and managing your data 

Efficient data management is crucial when working with geospatial data. Learn about geodatabases, the spatial data storage format used by ArcGIS, and understand how to create, import, export, and manage geodatabases. Explore different types of data relationships, such as topologies and networks, and learn how to maintain data integrity, update attribute information, and handle data versioning in multi-user environments. 

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Python scripting and automation: Extending ArcGIS capabilities 

Python scripting is a powerful tool for automating tasks, extending ArcGIS functionality, and creating custom tools. Familiarize yourself with the basics of Python programming and understand how to utilize ArcPy, the Python library for ArcGIS. Start by writing simple scripts to automate repetitive tasks, and gradually progress to developing more advanced scripts that integrate with other Python libraries and perform complex geoprocessing workflows. 

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Web mapping and ArcGIS Online: Sharing and collaboration 

AGOL is a cloud-based platform that allows you to create, share, and collaborate on web maps and applications. Learn how to create interactive web maps using AGOL, publish your maps and data, and explore the different ways to share your work with others. Understand the principles of web mapping, including configuring pop-ups, creating custom symbology, and embedding maps into websites and applications. 

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Specialized applications: Exploring industry-specific extensions 

ArcGIS offers a range of industry-specific extensions and applications tailored to different sectors, such as environmental management, urban planning, emergency response, and agriculture. Explore the available extensions relevant to your field of interest and gain expertise in utilizing their specialized tools and workflows. 

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Five Tips to Improve Your ArcGIS Dashboards 
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Five Tips to Improve Your ArcGIS Dashboards 

ArcGIS Dashboards is a powerful tool that allows users to create interactive and visually appealing data visualizations. Whether you’re presenting information to stakeholders, monitoring real-time data, or analyzing spatial patterns, optimizing your ArcGIS Dashboards can significantly enhance the impact and usability of your visualizations. In this article, we’ll explore five tips to improve your ArcGIS Dashboards and take your data presentations to the next level. 

Tips to improve your ArcGIS Dashboards 

Here are 5 tips to improve your ArcGIS Dashboards: 

Define clear objectives and target audience 

Before diving into the design and configuration of your ArcGIS Dashboard, it’s crucial to define clear objectives and identify your target audience. Determine the key messages you want to convey and the specific insights you want your audience to gain from the dashboard. This understanding will guide your design choices and ensure that your dashboard effectively communicates the desired information to the intended recipients. 

Streamline your layout 

A well-organized and visually appealing layout is essential for an effective dashboard. Consider the following tips to streamline your layout:  

a. Use a grid-based system: Aligning elements to a grid creates a consistent and structured layout.  

b. Keep it simple: Avoid cluttering the dashboard with unnecessary elements. Focus on presenting the most critical information.  

c. Utilize white space: Give elements room to breathe by incorporating ample white space, which helps improve readability and overall aesthetics. 

Choose Appropriate Visualizations 

Selecting the right visualizations is crucial for effectively conveying information. Consider the following factors when choosing visualizations for your ArcGIS Dashboard:  

a. Data types: Different data types require specific visualizations. For example, use bar charts or pie charts for categorical data and line charts for temporal trends.  

b. Audience comprehension: Consider your audience’s familiarity with different visualization types. Opt for visualizations that are easily interpretable by your intended audience.  

c. Interactivity: Leverage the interactivity features of ArcGIS Dashboards, such as filtering and drill-down options, to allow users to explore the data in a more dynamic and engaging way. 

Incorporate strategic interactivity 

ArcGIS Dashboards offer various interactive features that can significantly enhance user engagement and data exploration. Here are some tips to incorporate strategic interactivity:  

a. Utilize filters: Add interactive filters to enable users to interactively explore subsets of the data based on specific criteria or variables. 

 b. Drill-down capabilities: Allow users to drill down into specific areas or data points to reveal more detailed information.  

c. Use actions and URL parameters: Link different components within your dashboard or external webpages to create seamless navigation and provide additional context. 

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Regularly review and update 

Lastly, it’s essential to regularly review and update your ArcGIS Dashboards to ensure they remain relevant and effective. Consider the following practices:  

a. Collect feedback: Seek feedback from your audience and stakeholders to understand their needs and identify areas for improvement.  

b. Monitor data sources: Continuously monitor the data sources feeding your dashboards. Ensure that data is accurate, up-to-date, and reflects the most recent insights.  

c. Iterative improvement: Implement a cycle of iteration and improvement based on feedback, changing requirements, and emerging trends. Regularly evaluate your dashboards’ performance and refine them accordingly. 

With these best practices in mind, you’ll be well on your way to presenting data in a more engaging and informative manner, empowering your audience to make better-informed decisions. 

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Three Things ArcGIS Workforce Can Do for You 
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Three Things ArcGIS Workforce Can Do for You 

In today’s fast-paced world, efficient management of resources, tasks, and personnel is crucial for organizations across various industries. ArcGIS Workforce, a powerful workforce management solution helps streamline and optimize field operations. This provides organizations with the tools they need to effectively coordinate and manage their workforce. In this article, we explore three key benefits of ArcGIS Workforce and how it can enhance operational efficiency and productivity. 

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Three key benefits of ArcGIS Workforce 

Here are 3 key benefits of ArcGIS Workforce: 

Efficient workforce coordination 

ArcGIS Workforce offers organizations a comprehensive platform to manage and coordinate their workforce effectively. It enables dispatchers to assign tasks and monitor their progress in real-time, ensuring efficient allocation of field personnel based on their skills, proximity, and availability. With a user-friendly interface, dispatchers can easily create and assign tasks, set deadlines, and track progress, allowing for optimal resource allocation and reducing the risk of duplication or miscommunication. 

Furthermore, field workers can access task details, navigate to work locations using integrated maps, and provide updates on their progress directly through the mobile app. This seamless communication and coordination fostered by ArcGIS Workforce result in streamlined workflows, reduced response times, and improved customer satisfaction. 

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Enhanced field data collection and integration 

ArcGIS Workforce empowers organizations to capture, manage, and integrate field data seamlessly. Field workers can collect and update data using the mobile app, including capturing photos, recording measurements, and documenting observations. This real-time data collection eliminates the need for manual data entry, reducing errors and improving data accuracy. 

The collected data can be instantly synchronized with the central database, allowing dispatchers and managers to access up-to-date information and make informed decisions promptly. Integration with other ArcGIS solutions enables the seamless flow of data between different workflows, such as field data collection, asset management, and spatial analysis. This integration enhances data-driven decision-making, facilitates better resource planning, and supports overall operational efficiency. 

Real-time monitoring and analytics 

ArcGIS Workforce offers real-time monitoring and analytics capabilities that enable organizations to gain valuable insights into their field operations. Dispatchers and managers can track the status of tasks, monitor worker locations, and receive notifications on task completion or delays. This real-time visibility into field activities allows for proactive decision-making, enabling managers to address any emerging issues promptly. 

In addition, ArcGIS Workforce provides advanced analytics tools that allow organizations to analyze workforce performance, identify trends, and generate comprehensive reports. You can use these insights to optimize workflows, identify bottlenecks, and allocate resources more effectively. By leveraging data-driven analytics, organizations can continuously improve their operations, reduce costs, and enhance overall productivity. 

By leveraging ArcGIS Workforce, organizations can allocate resources effectively, improve communication and collaboration between dispatchers and field personnel, and make data-driven decisions. Ultimately, this results in streamlined workflows, reduced response times, and improved customer satisfaction. Whether in utilities, public safety, or any other industry that relies on field operations, ArcGIS Workforce can provide significant benefits and contribute to the success of organizations in today’s dynamic business landscape. 

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A Holistic Approach to Protecting Africa’s Wildlife
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A Holistic Approach to Protecting Africa’s Wildlife

Africa’s breathtaking landscapes, teeming with diverse wildlife, have long been a source of wonder and fascination for people around the world. However, the very existence of these incredible natural treasures is under threat from various factors including poaching, habitat destruction, and climate change. To combat these challenges and ensure survival of Africa’s protected areas and wildlife, a holistic strategy is essential. Space for Giants, a conservation organization, exemplifies this holistic approach, leveraging GIS technology to protect and preserve Africa’s natural heritage.

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Leveraging GIS technology

Since its inception in 2011, Space for Giants has been at the forefront of using GIS to gain crucial insights into elephant behavior, track poaching activities, and protect key elephant corridors. This technology allows them to collect and analyze data from various sources, including satellites and GPS tracking collars. By mapping out elephant movements and identifying areas of high poaching activity, Space for Giants can strategically deploy resources to safeguard these magnificent creatures.

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Mitigating impacts of climate change

Furthermore, Space for Giants recognizes the pressing need to address climate change, which poses a significant threat to Africa’s ecosystems. Leveraging their monitoring expertise, they are now channeling their efforts into generating carbon credits. This innovative approach helps mitigate the impacts of climate change and provides essential financial support for ongoing conservation efforts.

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Providing evidence for wildlife trafficking prosecution

One of the most significant challenges in wildlife conservation is bringing perpetrators of wildlife crimes to justice. Space for Giants’ wildlife law and justice program plays a pivotal role in this arena. They use GIS technology to gather and present critical evidence in wildlife trafficking cases. By mapping out the movement of illegally traded wildlife and identifying trafficking routes, they empower prosecutors with the data they need to build strong cases against wildlife criminals.

Protecting Africa’s protected areas and wildlife demands a multifaceted approach that considers the ecological, social, and economic aspects of conservation. Space for Giants exemplifies this holistic strategy by leveraging GIS technology to gain insights, protect habitats, combat climate change, and bring wildlife criminals to justice. Their tireless efforts serve as a beacon of hope for preserving Africa’s natural heritage for generations to come.

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Harnessing the Power of ArcGIS for Efficient Asset Management
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Harnessing the Power of ArcGIS for Efficient Asset Management

Effective asset management is crucial for businesses and organizations of all sizes in the first-paced world of today. Whether you’re managing infrastructure, utilities, or facilities, the capacity to monitor, maintain, and optimize assets can have a substantial impact on operational effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. ArcGIS provides a potent toolkit for effective asset management that goes above and beyond conventional approaches. This article explores how utilizing ArcGIS’s capability can transform asset management procedures and produce real results.

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Understanding asset management

Asset management involves tracking, analyzing, and maintaining physical assets to ensure optimal performance throughout their lifecycle. This includes everything from equipment and machinery to facilities, pipelines, and utilities. Efficient asset management minimizes downtime, extends asset lifespan, reduces costs, and enhances overall productivity.

The ArcGIS advantage

ArcGIS provides a geospatial foundation for asset management the integrates location-based information with attributes and real-time data. This spatial context enriches asset information, enabling better decision-making and streamlined workflows.

Here is how ArcGIS enables efficient asset management:

Data centralization and visualization

ArcGIS allows users to create comprehensive asset inventories by storing asset information in a centralized database. Geospatial data visualizations provide a clear overview of asset locations, conditions, and relationships. Maps and dashboards help stakeholders understand asset distribution and status at a glance.

Data analysis and insights

ArcGIS offers advanced spatial analysis tools that go beyond tabular data. Users can perform proximity analysis, identify asset clusters, and assess environmental impacts. By overlaying assets with geographic data such as land use and demographics, organizations gain insights that inform planning and resource allocation.

Real-time monitoring and predictive maintenance

ArcGIS integrates with Internet of Things (IoT) devices, enabling real-time asset monitoring. Sensors placed on assets can transmit data on performance, temperature, and other critical parameters. This data can be analyzed using ArcGIS tools to predict maintenance needs, preventing costly breakdowns.

Reporting and compliance

ArcGIS streamlines reporting for regulatory compliance. Organizations can generate custom reports and visualize data trends, making it easier to demonstrate compliance with environmental standards, safety regulations, and other requirements.

Mobile data collection

ArcGIS enables field workers to collect data directly in the field using mobile devices. They can update asset information, track maintenance activities, and submit reports in real time. This minimizes paperwork, reduces errors, and ensures accurate and up-to-date records.

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Risk assessment and decision support

By analyzing asset data in the context of geographical factors such as terrain and proximity to hazards, ArcGIS facilitates risk assessment. This helps organizations make informed decisions about asset placement, emergency response planning, and disaster recovery.

Collaboration and stakeholder engagement

 ArcGIS Online allows for easy data sharing and collaboration among stakeholders. Whether it’s internal teams, regulatory agencies, or the public, sharing geospatial data fosters transparency, improves communication, and aligns efforts.

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ArcGIS Pro Review: 15 Reasons to Map Like a Pro
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ArcGIS Pro Review: 15 Reasons to Map Like a Pro

Mapping has become an essential tool for various industries, from urban planning and environmental management to business analytics and disaster response. Among the many software options available, ArcGIS Pro stands out as a powerful and versatile solution. ArcGIS Pro offers a wide range of capabilities for mapping and spatial analysis. In this blog post, we will explore 15 reasons why you should consider using ArcGIS Pro to map like a pro.

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Why ArcGIS Pro?

Here are 15 reasons why you should consider using ArcGIS Pro to map like a pro:

Modern and intuitive interface

ArcGIS Pro presents a sleek and modern user interface that is easy to navigate. Its ribbon-style menu organizes tools and functions logically, ensuring a smooth learning curve for new users.

3D mapping and visualization

ArcGIS Pro allows you to create stunning 3D visualizations, enabling you to explore and analyze your data in new ways. With support for advanced rendering techniques and realistic shading, you can bring your maps to life.

Extensive geoprocessing toolbox

ArcGIS Pro offers a comprehensive set of geoprocessing tools, allowing you to perform complex spatial analyses. From basic operations like buffering and overlaying to advanced modeling and machine learning, the toolbox has you covered.

Related: Geocoding and Geoprocessing-Enhancing GIS Analysis with ArcGIS Tools and APIs

Integration with ArcGIS Online

With seamless integration with ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro enables you to leverage a wealth of web-based maps, data, and analysis tools. You can easily access your organization’s content, collaborate with colleagues, and share your work with the wider community.

Related: The Cloud-Based Solution for Geospatial Collaboration

Enhanced data management

ArcGIS Pro provides robust data management capabilities, allowing you to handle large datasets efficiently. You can easily organize, query, and edit your spatial data, ensuring data integrity and accuracy.

Advanced cartographic tools

Creating visually appealing and informative maps is a breeze with ArcGIS Pro. The software offers a wide range of cartographic tools and symbol libraries, enabling you to customize map elements and create professional-looking layouts.

Spatial analysis and modeling

ArcGIS Pro excels in spatial analysis and modeling. Whether you need to perform network analysis, spatial statistics, or site suitability modeling, the software offers an array of powerful tools to support your decision-making processes.

Python scripting and automation

For users with programming skills, ArcGIS Pro provides extensive support for Python scripting. You can automate repetitive tasks, build custom tools, and extend the software’s functionality using the ArcPy library.

Real-time data integration

ArcGIS Pro enables you to incorporate real-time data feeds into your maps and analysis workflows. By visualizing and analyzing live data streams, you can gain valuable insights and make informed decisions in dynamic situations.

Mobile mapping and field data collection

With ArcGIS Pro, you can extend your mapping capabilities to the field. The software seamlessly integrates with mobile devices, enabling you to collect data, update maps, and collaborate with team members in real-time, even in offline environments.

Related: Maximizing Efficiency with ArcGIS Field Apps and Mobile Data Collection

Lidar data processing

ArcGIS Pro provides robust support for processing and analyzing Lidar data. You can derive elevation models, extract features, and conduct terrain analysis with ease, opening new possibilities for applications such as forestry, urban planning, and flood modeling.

Time-series analysis

For analyzing temporal data, ArcGIS Pro offers powerful time-series analysis tools. You can explore trends, detect patterns, and perform change detection over time, empowering you to understand the dynamics of your spatial data.

Enhanced 3D editing

When it comes to editing 3D data, ArcGIS Pro delivers a seamless experience. You can edit features in 3D space, align and adjust geometries, and create accurate 3D models, streamlining your editing workflows.

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Advanced symbology options

With ArcGIS Pro, you can choose from a wide variety of advanced symbology options to represent your data in visually appealing and informative ways.

Extensive data support

ArcGIS Pro supports a wide range of data formats, including shapefiles, geodatabases, CAD files, raster datasets, and more. You can easily import, visualize, and analyze various types of spatial data.

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The Cloud-Based Solution for Geospatial Collaboration
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The Cloud-Based Solution for Geospatial Collaboration

In a world driven by data, location intelligence plays a pivotal role in decision-making across various industries. GIS technology has revolutionized the way we understand and interact with spatial data, offering powerful tools for analysis, visualization, and collaboration. ArcGIS Online, Esri’s cloud-based GIS platform, stands out as a versatile and accessible solution that empowers organizations to harness the full potential of geospatial data while fostering collaboration among teams.

Unleashing the power of cloud-based GIS

ArcGIS Online represents a paradigm shift in GIS technology, offering a wide array of benefits for organizations and individuals alike:

Accessibility and scalability

One of the primary advantages of ArcGIS Online is its accessibility. With just an internet connection, users can access geospatial data and applications from anywhere at any time. This level of flexibility is particularly valuable for organizations with distributed teams or those working remotely. Furthermore, ArcGIS Online’s scalability ensures that it can meet the needs of both small businesses and large enterprises, making it an inclusive solution for all.

Collaboration and data sharing

ArcGIS Online excels in facilitating collaboration and data sharing. Users can create, share, and collaborate on maps, apps, and datasets with ease. This feature is invaluable for teams working on projects that require geospatial data, allowing for real-time collaboration, feedback, and decision-making. Whether it’s urban planning, disaster response, or environmental conservation, ArcGIS Online streamlines teamwork.

Map creation and storytelling

Creating compelling maps and stories is a breeze with ArcGIS Online. The platform provides user-friendly tools for designing maps and configuring applications, making it accessible to users of all skill levels. These maps can be used for a variety of purposes, from presenting data to telling engaging stories that drive understanding and action.

Real-time data and analytics

ArcGIS Online integrates seamlessly with real-time data sources, ensuring that users have access to the most up-to-date information. Additionally, the platform offers robust analytics tools for performing spatial analysis, helping organizations make informed decisions based on geographic data.

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Security and compliance

Esri places a strong emphasis on security and compliance with ArcGIS Online. Organizations can rest assured that their geospatial data is protected and compliant with industry standards and regulations.

Real-world applications

ArcGIS Online has found its way into numerous industries, transforming the way organizations operate:

  • Urban planning: City governments use ArcGIS Online to manage land use, infrastructure, and zoning, facilitating informed urban development.
  • Environmental conservation: Conservationists use the platform to track wildlife, monitor deforestation, and protect natural habitats.
  • Emergency response: During disasters, ArcGIS Online aids emergency responders in coordinating efforts, visualizing impacted areas, and providing real-time information to affected communities.
  • Business intelligence: Retailers and businesses leverage location analytics to optimize site selection, marketing strategies, and supply chain management.
  • Education: ArcGIS Online is used in educational institutions to teach students about geography, spatial analysis, and data visualization.

ArcGIS Online is more than just a cloud-based GIS platform; it’s a transformative tool that empowers organizations to collaborate, make data-driven decisions, and create meaningful maps and applications. Whether it’s improving urban planning, conserving the environment, or responding to emergencies, ArcGIS Online provides the foundation for unlocking the true potential of geospatial data in the modern world. With its user-friendly interface and robust capabilities, it’s a game-changer for geospatial collaboration and analysis.

ArcGIS Hub: Empowering Collaborative Decision Making and Citizen Engagement
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ArcGIS Hub: Empowering Collaborative Decision Making and Citizen Engagement

The power of data and technology is changing how communities, organizations, and governments collaborate and make choices. Thanks to ArcGIS Hub, organizations can now communicate, collaborate, and engage efficiently. In this article, we explore ArcGIS Hub’s transformative capabilities, highlighting how it supports active citizen participation in community planning and enables group decision-making processes.

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What is ArcGIS Hub?

ArcGIS Hub is a robust platform for collaboration, knowledge management, citizen engagement, and program execution. It’s a cloud-based service designed to help organizations make informed decisions by leveraging crowd sourced inputs from citizens, businesses and governments that reside in multiple geographies across the globe. Organizations of any type and any size, including government agencies, nonprofit groups, and academia, can maximize engagement, communication, collaboration, and data sharing using the ArcGIS Hub initiative-based approach.

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Transformative capabilities of ArcGIS Hub

Some transformative capabilities of this software include:

A unified hub for data, collaboration, and engagement

It serves as a centralized platform that brings together data, maps, apps, and people. It acts as a hub of information exchange, connecting stakeholders across various sectors – government agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses, and citizens – in a shared digital environment. The platform facilitates the creation of “hubs” or collaborative spaces, each with its own unique focus and objectives.

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Promotes citizen engagement

One of its standout features is the ability to promote citizen engagement. Informed citizens are vital to a vibrant democracy, and ArcGIS Hub empowers individuals to actively participate in shaping their communities. Through the platform, citizens can access interactive maps, dashboards, and surveys that provide insights into local issues, policies, and initiatives. This transparent and accessible information fosters meaningful discussions and informed decision-making processes.

Citizen engagement

Enables storytelling with data

ArcGIS Hub goes beyond presenting raw data – it enables users to tell compelling stories using data-driven narratives. These stories can shed light on important topics, challenges, and successes within a community. By combining data, maps, images, and text, stakeholders can create narratives that resonate with citizens and drive positive change. This storytelling approach is an effective way to communicate complex issues and solutions in an easily understandable format.

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Open data sharing and collaboration

Transparency is key to building trust between government institutions and the public. This software facilitates open data sharing by providing a platform for government agencies to publish datasets, making them accessible to citizens, researchers, and businesses. This open exchange of information encourages collaboration, sparks innovation, and enables data-driven decision-making processes that benefit stakeholders.

Open data sharing and collaboration

Builds stronger communities through collaboration

ArcGIS Hub encourages collaboration not only between citizens and government but also across different organizations and sectors. By creating collaborative initiatives, communities can address challenges collectively, leverage each other’s expertise, and pool resources for more efficient problem-solving. This collaborative ecosystem fosters a sense of ownership and responsibility among stakeholders, resulting in more sustainable and impactful outcomes.

Related: ArcGIS Online – Collaborative Mapping and Storytelling for GIS professional

ArcGIS Hub is a catalyst for change in the way we engage with our communities, make decisions, and drive positive outcomes. By providing a platform for collaborative decision-making and citizen management, ArcGIS Hub empowers individuals and organizations to actively shape the places they live and work.

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Smart Workplaces, Efficient Operations
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Smart Workplaces, Efficient Operations

In an age where technology is rapidly transforming the way we work and interact with our environment, businesses are constantly seeking innovative solutions to optimize their operations. One such solution that has emerged as a game-changer for modern workplaces is ArcGIS Indoors. By seamlessly integrating indoor mapping, navigation, and data analytics, ArcGIS Indoors is revolutionizing how businesses manage their physical spaces, streamline operations, and enhance the overall employee experience.

Related: ArcGIS Business Analyst: A Powerful Tool for Market Analysis and Planning

The evolution of workplace management

Traditionally, workplace management was confined to floor plans and static layouts. However, the rise of smart buildings and the Internet of Things (IoT) has ushered in a new era of possibilities. ArcGIS Indoors takes this evolution a step further by providing dynamic, interactive indoor maps that enable businesses to gain insights into how their spaces are used and optimize them for maximum efficiency.

How ArcGIS Indoors is enabling smart workplaces

Here is how ArcGIS Indoors is enabling smart workplaces for efficient operations:

Efficient space utilization

ArcGIS Indoors allows businesses to understand how their spaces are utilized in real-time. With accurate indoor maps, companies can track the movement of employees, equipment, and assets throughout the workplace. This data-driven approach enables organizations to identify underutilized areas, optimize office layouts, and allocate resources more effectively. By eliminating wasted space, businesses can reduce overhead costs and create a more agile and responsive environment.

Related: ArcGIS Workflow Manager: Streamlining GIS Workflows for Greater Efficiency

ArcGIS Indoors

Enhance employee experience

A well-designed workspace not only improves operational efficiency but also contributes to employee satisfaction and productivity. ArcGIS Indoors empowers employees with tools to navigate complex office layouts, find meeting rooms, locate colleagues, and access essential facilities seamlessly. This reduces the time spent on wayfinding and enhances overall workplace satisfaction. Moreover, businesses can use indoor maps to create more engaging and comfortable environments, promoting a positive work culture.

Facility management and maintenance

Maintaining a large business facility can be challenging, especially when it comes to regular inspections, repairs, and maintenance. ArcGIS Indoors simplifies this process by providing facility managers with a visual representation of the building’s infrastructure. This makes it easier to identify maintenance needs, plan repairs, and ensure that equipment is functioning optimally. With improved maintenance planning, businesses can prevent downtime, reduce costs, and extend the lifespan of their assets.

Data-driven decision making

One of the most valuable aspects of ArcGIS Indoors is its data analytics capabilities. By collecting and analyzing data on foot traffic, space usage, and resource allocation, businesses can make informed decisions to improve operations. For example, understanding peak usage times and traffic patterns can lead to better staffing decisions, optimized space allocation, and more efficient customer service.

Related: A Roadmap to Intelligent Business Development

ArcGIS Indoors

In the digital age, businesses are constantly seeking ways to stay competitive and agile. ArcGIS Indoors offers a comprehensive solution for smart workplace management, enabling businesses to harness the power of indoor mapping, navigation, and data analytics. As the technology continues to evolve, ArcGIS Indoors is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of efficient workplace operations for businesses around the world. Learn more about ArcGIS here.

Maximizing Efficiency with ArcGIS Field Apps and Mobile Data Collection
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Maximizing Efficiency with ArcGIS Field Apps and Mobile Data Collection

In today’s fast-paced world, organizations across various industries are recognizing the transformative power of mobile technology for data collection and field operations. As geospatial professionals, we always want to be as efficient as possible. There are many ways to get information pertaining to our project and its needs in the field most efficiently. One way is by harnessing the power of ArcGIS Field Apps – a suite of cutting-edge mobile tools that enable efficient data collection, real-time collaboration, and informed decision-making, all while harnessing the power of location intelligence. In this article, we explore how these field apps can revolutionize your operations, streamline workflows, and maximize efficiency.

Related: ArcGIS Navigator: The Ultimate GPS Navigation Solution

How field apps revolutionize operations

Here is how apps can revolutionize your operations:

Empowering field work

Gone are the days of tiresome paper forms and manual data entry. ArcGIS Field Apps bring the digital revolution to the field, empowering your workforce with tools that fit right in their pockets. This Apps include:

ArcGIS Field Maps: Helps fieldworkers to perform mobile data collection and editing, find assets and information, and report their real-time locations.

ArcGIS Collector: Collector enables workers to gather data with precision and accuracy, capturing everything from asset conditions to environmental observations. The best part? It integrates data into your GIS platform, providing insights back at the office in real time.

ArcGIS Survey123: With ArcGIS Survey123, you can create customized surveys that meet your specific data needs. This tool enables you to collect information effortlessly via mobile devices, tablets, or even web browsers, all while maintaining data integrity and consistency.

Read more: Simplify Your Data Collection Efforts with ArcGIS Survey123

ArcGIS Workforce: Workforce streamlines fieldwork coordination, ensuring that tasks are assigned to the right personnel at the right time. Work orders, inspections, and assignments are managed seamlessly, boosting productivity, and minimizing delays.

ArcGIS Tracker: Tracker provides a real-time view of field operations by tracking the location of field workers and assets. This not only enhances safety and security but also enables proactive decision-making based on live location data.

ArcGIS Quickcapture: ArcGIS Quickcapture is the quickest method for gathering field observations. With the help of this app, you can easily collect field observations when travelling and scouting potential places, doing aerial surveys, or evaluating damage. It also helps you eliminate the need for manual note-processing time by sending data back to the office for analysis in real time.

Related: ArcGIS Quickcapture

Transforming workflows

The integration of ArcGIS Field Apps into your workflow has the potential to transform the way you operate. This Apps ensure:

Improved accuracy: ArcGIS Field Apps ensure data is captured correctly and uniformly, reducing chances of costly mistakes down the line.

Faster decision-making: Real-time data availability means faster decision-making. Whether it’s adjusting routes for delivery trucks or responding to emergencies, you’re equipped with up-to-the-minute information.

Enhanced collaboration: ArcGIS Field Apps foster collaboration between field teams and office staff. Field workers can instantly communicate changes, report issues, and seek guidance, enhancing overall team efficiency.

Streamlined processes: By eliminating paper-based processes, you cut down on manual paperwork, administrative overhead, and redundant tasks. His translates to more time spent on meaningful work.

A world of possibilities

From utilities and public works to environmental agencies and beyond, ArcGIS Field Apps are versatile tools that cater to a wide range of industries:

Utilities: Streamline maintenance tasks, monitor assets, and respond to outages swiftly.

Construction: Track progress, manage resources, and ensure projects stay on schedule.

Environmental management: Monitor natural resources, conduct surveys, and assess habitat conditions.

Emergency response: Coordinate response efforts, allocate resources, and assess damage in real time.

Getting started

Ready to experience the game-changing benefits of ArcGIS Field Apps? Visit our website to explore the suite of apps tailored to your needs and industry. Revolutionize your field operations, streamline your workflows, and unlock a new level of efficiency through the power of location intelligence.

Empowering Communities Through GIS #RIC2023
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Empowering Communities Through GIS #RIC2023

Every year, the Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) hosts a conference. The conference brings together thousands of participants and provides an excellent platform of how geo-science can effectively be used to inform policy. This year’s event spanned from 8th to 10th August with the theme “NEXT LEVEL: Space to Community,” which aimed to bridge the gap between space-based technologies and the communities they serve, reflecting the growing synergy between cutting-edge technology and grassroot impacts.

Esri’s presence at the conference was marked by a series of enlightening presentations that showcased the organization’s commitment to utilizing GIS for the betterment of society. Olivier, one of Esri’s seasoned experts, took the podium and passionately discussed disaster risk management (DRM). He emphasized the critical part that GIS plays in proactive catastrophe management with a mesmerizing blend of images and practical examples. His presentation shed light on the revolutionary potential of using spatial data to anticipate, plan for, and lessen the effects of natural disasters.

Pauline Okeyo’s presentation revealed a wealth of free resources, instruction, and tools offered by the Africa Geoportal. Her explanation of these resources excited the African User Community, who were eager to use this wealth of knowledge to advance their own initiatives and endeavors.

The integration of ArcGIS into the post-2020 UN Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) was a major topic of David Gadsden’s presentation. His insights into how this potent tool could be used to track and monitor progress towards the ambitious goals established by the United Nations to protect our planet’s biodiversity enthralled the audience. David’s talk emphasized how technology may close the gap between international agreements and local implementation, fostering hope for a more sustainable future.

Lorien Innes took the stage to shed light on the intricate intersection of space data, GIS technology, and agricultural subsidy management. The difficulties experienced by farmers in Africa because of conflicts and climate change were eloquently depicted in Lorien’s presentation. She outlined how GIS technology may enable agricultural communities to manage subsidies and inputs effectively, promoting food security even in the face of adversity, with eloquence and precision.

The Esri team left an indelible mark on the minds of attendees. Their presentations weren’t just technical demonstrations; rather, they were potent tales that showed the way to a future that is more resilient, connected, and sustainable. The participation of Esri team at the RCMRD conference served as a shining example of how cutting-edge technology and the quest for a better world can exist harmoniously, supporting the conference’s overarching theme of “NEXT LEVEL: Space to Community” in every way.

Insights from Our Interns at Esri Eastern Africa
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Insights from Our Interns at Esri Eastern Africa

At Esri Eastern Africa, we believe in the power of learning, growth, and collaboration. Our commitment to fostering young talent is a cornerstone of our mission, and we are proud to provide internship opportunities that open doors to new horizons. As we embark on a journey of continuous innovation and exploration, we take immense pride in presenting the voices of our interns—bright minds who have experienced firsthand the dynamic environment and boundless opportunities that Esri Eastern Africa has to offer.

Every quarter, we welcome a cohort of passionate and driven individuals into our fold, offering them a platform to immerse themselves in the world of geospatial technologies, solutions, and innovations. These young minds bring fresh perspectives and a thirst for knowledge that invigorates our workspace and pushes the boundaries of what’s possible.

Here is what Kelvin Karanja had to say…

Why were you interested in an internship at Esri EA?

I was interested in interning at Esri EA because I had the privilege of training with the organization before. This prior experience provided me with insights into the exceptional learning opportunities, industry expertise, and innovative use of geospatial technology at Esri EA. The chance to further develop my skills, contribute to real-world projects, and learn from the talented professionals within the company greatly motivated me. Additionally, the positive work environment and collaborative culture at Esri EA made it a highly appealing choice for my internship.

Can you tell us about a project or accomplishment you’re proud of and why?

During my internship at Esri EA, I had the privilege of collaborating with a talented partner on a project-the development of a flood early warning system. Together, we utilized GIS technologies to analyze data, create a predictive model, and integrate communication platforms for sending SMS alerts to the community when River Nyando water level reached a specific threshold. This experience emphasized the significance of teamwork and effective communication. I take pride in the successful outcome of the project and the opportunity to contribute to enhancing community safety through our efforts.

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