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Accomplish the Impossible: Utilizing Feature Classes in Tableau

Over the last year, Tableau has made great strides in bulking up its processing capabilities, adding spatial data to its brunch menu. The ability to pull file types like shapefiles directly into Tableau provides data ambassadors with spatial analysis options... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Cutting Edge Reactors and Marco Madness

We are shaking things up with today's Weekliii Round-Up, bringing in a couple high energy pieces in one efficient package. For those looking to get in-tune with their energetic side - whether that be nuclear, natural, or green - there... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Natural Gas Supply, ArcGIS, and More...

We have pulled together a few reads from this week to help you top off your Friday and settle into your weekend. They are a little on the nerdy side, but that makes them even cooler.

Extra bonus? There may even... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Map Tales, Mancos Shale, Harvey, and More...

Many Americans are heading into a long weekend filled with pool parties and shenanigans thanks to Labor Day. Many of those in Texas and Louisiana, unfortunately, will be involved in much less "fun" activities as they repair the damage caused... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Total Eclipse, Wealth Divides, Georeferencing in Pro, and More...

As our Houston office braces for rain and wind (hey there, Harvey!), we hope you're enjoying your Friday. Have a few minutes to spare while winding down for the afternoon? We've got just thing for you!

Catch up on our #DailyBrainCandiii... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Internet of Things, Oil and Gas Job Market, Tactile Maps, and More...

If you have been keeping up with our #DailyBrainCandiii posts this week, then you know these articles have been bustling, bountiful, and buzzworthy...and even better, truly BrainCandiii worthy. If you haven't? Well, that's why we're here. Grab another cup of... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Shale Revival, PENNY, New-Age Silicon Valley, and More...

If you are on the hunt for more than just Consumer Reports and Game of Thrones fan theories to add to your afternoon readings, you have come to the right place. "Variety is the spice of life" seemed to be... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: ArcGIS Hub, Sphinx, Iron Viz, and More...

If you are looking to catch up on a good read (or two...or five), you have come to the right place! In this week's #WeekliiiRoundUp, we take a look at insights in software development, Iron Viz imaginations, and newest innovations... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Search Trends, Models, Machine Learning, and More...

On the hunt for an article or two to get you through your afternoon or even reading to supplement with that third cup of coffee? No fear. We have you covered. Catch this week's picks for #DailyBrainCandiii posts as well... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Esri UC, Geospatial Tech, Indigenous Lands, and More...

Although we have spent much of this week getting back into the groove of things after a long, GIS-packed week in San Diego, we have managed to get a few things accomplished. You know, like rounding up these awesome #DailyBrainCandiii... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Virtual Reality, Drone Regulations, Flag Fam, and More...

We have had a lot of cool #DailyBrainCandiii posts this week - including lots of talk about drone technology and the virtual reality revolution. Here's a breakdown of all the good stuff for those of you looking to get geo-educated... [more]

 

Marco Studio Meets the Office

No matter how you found yourself here today, we welcome you with open arms and jokes a dime a dozen. If you are coming to this post from the Map Gallery (or live in the GIS world in general), you... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: ArcGIS Pro 2.0, Data-Based Marketing, Volcanoes, and More...

It has been a short week for some, but the fact still remains - We all made it here to this very same #WeekliiiRoundUp. Below is a collection of fun articles and maps from our #DailyBrainCandiii and #MapOfTheDay posts this... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Permian Basin, Ominous Octopus Cartography, Oceanography, and More...

Alright, alright, alright. While many of us are patiently waiting for the long weekend to begin, we thought it would be nice to give you a little reading material to help you relax and push off your workload by just... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Firefly Cartography, Smellscapes, ArcGIS Pro, and More...

It's Friday. We're here, you're here, and we're rounding up all these literary goodies for you from this week. Sit back, relax, and spend the end of your week getting your geoeducation.

(We also have a quick announcement as well, stay... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Command-Line Cartography, Animal Tracking, Self-Driving Cars, and More...

As Robert Smith once said, it's Friday and I'm in love...with all of our #DailyBrainCandiii posts! Experiencing too much excitement about your upcoming weekend plans? Need to look busy at work while you wait for that clock to strive 5?... [more]

 

Marco is a Hit...Literally

By nature, we like simplicity. We like being able to find an answer to a question almost as soon as we think it. (Thanks, Google!) We also like for everything to have its precise... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: World War II, Blend Modes, Sky Country, and More...

Today we so goodbye to yet another week and hello to another weekend. While we do so, let's recount the #DailyBrainCandiii articles we have shared through out this week. Dive into a lot of history, a little intrigue, and soar... [more]

 

For All Extents and Purposes...

On today’s wild ride on the #MarcoMonday express, let’s give a shout out to boxes. Okay, maybe not the cardboard kind. Boxes – or rather, more so boundaries – of the geographic kind are... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Flow Lines, Grand Canyon, Napoleon, and More...

If you are catching up on last minute tasks to close out your week at the office, we encourage you to add this one to your list. It may be a bit more fun than sending out memos about your... [more]

 

Marco and the Geographic Transformation

Welcome back to another edition of Ask Marco! Okay, sorry. I meant #MarcoMonday. This isn’t the beginnings of a "Dear Abby" column…or is it?

We are continuing our path down the Data Diagnosis Q +... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Mars Missions, Narrative Atlas, Big Data, and More...

Happy Friday, all! We have made it to the end of another week. The posts we've shared as part of our #DailyBrainCandiii campaign this week have incidentally followed a cartography and Big Data theme. Don't let that scare you off... [more]

 

Data Age is Just a Number

Do you remember that old saying? You know, the one that goes to the tune of, “Age is just a number”. It is an apt motto for many things in life, like that person you are dating, that couch in... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Offshore Technology, Datasaurus Dozen, Linguistics, and More...

We have had quite a few fun #DailyBrainCandiii posts this week. Looking at you, Datasaurus. There is a little bit of everything to get your Friday going - Mystery, intrigue, and data for all! For those celebrating Victoria Day with... [more]

 

Marco the Matchmaker

Imagine, you are perusing the spatial data housed on your network. Thousands upon thousands of files to be sorted through, but you only want to know one thing. Which of these files are associated... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Big Data, Healthcare, Stacked Channels, and More...

It is finally here, our favorite weekday friend - Friday. To ease you out of this long week and give you a little something to procrastinate, here is a list of reading materials and geo-education resources shared throughout this week... [more]

 

Meet the Product: Safe Neighbor Database

Effective management of stakeholder information across an enterprise has been a constant challenge to energy companies, especially those with an ever-growing need to do more with less, and while continuing to meet regulatory obligations. Communication with stakeholders and managing stakeholder... [more]

 

Fire It Up: Heat Mapping for Broken Data Sources

Here we are. Another #MarcoMonday, another route on our Q+A quest.

Piggy backing on last week’s journey to finding those users responsible for the most broken Map Documents and Layer Files, let’s delve more into... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Bidding Rounds, Open Data, Smart Cartography, and More...

Did you happen to catch all of our #DailyBrainCandiii posts of the week? If not, here they all are lined up in a row. Take a second to sit back, relax, and find a few cool fun facts to share... [more]

 

Finding Your Gerta: Asking Who Broke What in Spatial Data Terms

Last week in the #MarcoMonday-verse, we introduced you to a cheat sheet for your Data Diagnosis practices. Sample questions to be considered when analyzing spatial data inventories and health of enterprise networks were handed... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Smart Cities, Drone Mapping, DataViz, and More...

We like a good article, and we cannot lie. You other article-lovers can't deny...Is it wrong if a little piece of me hopes you rapped that in your head, Sir-Mix-a-Lot style? Let's go with no. Kick back, relax... [more]

 

Meet Forte: LiDAR Liaison for Vegetation Management

If you have worked for or within the Utilities industry, you know one or two things about RoW management. For instance, you know that I am not actually talking about swinging oars across a lake.

RoW - or Right-of-Way... [more]

 

Data Diagnosis Cheat Sheets and Semantics

Periodically evaluating the health of the data on your enterprise network is extremely important. I mean, you see your doctor for check-ups to make sure the old ticker and every other crucial part is working perfectly, right? I will just... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Sanborn, History Lessons, Mountain Peaks, and More...

Around here, we like Friday almost as much we like #DailyBrainCandiii and #MapOfTheDay posts. I mean, who wouldn't? Okay, maybe we do still have our favorites, but you did not hear that from me.

Here's a look at the articles we... [more]

 

Meet GDX: The Well and Seismic Survey Data Slayer

Both having your data and being able to use it sometimes seems like a bizarre request. We naturally expect – or at the very least, cross our fingers – that the data we spend the time and resources to acquire... [more]

 

Knowledge Management Know-How

For this week’s rendition of #MarcoMonday, we are taking a step back and giving you a post that is more on the visual side.

If you have been reading along here – or really, any of our social media accounts –... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Seismic Mapping, Sun Glitter, Legos, and More...

Here we are at the end of another week, albeit a very busy week. For those who dropped by to chat at the Esri Petroleum GIS Conference in Houston, we're glad you could make it! For now, we wish everyone... [more]

 

Meet Geomancy: Casting Calls

If you have any experience with Integrated Geomancy, you know that optimization is the name of its game. As of v3.2 of this application, it has added a whole new level to its game – that of casting.

No, it is... [more]

 

Spice Up Your Data at 2017 Esri PUG and Beyond

Well guys and gals, this is the week! What week? Well…#EsriPUG week, of course.

For anyone unfamiliar, Esri PUG – or the Esri Petroleum User Conference – is a show held in Houston, TX for those professionals embracing GIS in the... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Google Sheets, Virtual Reality, Poetic Caricatures, and More...

Here we are at the close of another week. For those who have faired well this week, we salute you. For those who have a struggle that more than one cup of coffee could not fix, we want to remind... [more]

 

Meet Rigger: Utilities Asset Inspection Toolkit

Organizations within the Utilities Industries wear many hats, involving themselves in the collection of asset data, managing the wealth of resources for which they are responsible, and maintaining best practices and standards that keep both their employees and customers safe.... [more]

 

Moving On Up to the ArcGIS Pro Side: Prepping Data for Conversion of Map Documents to Map Projects

If you have not heard of Esri’s ArcGIS Pro, it is safe to say that you have either been out of the GIS game for a while or have been living under a rock. Hopefully a well-furnished rock, but a... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Photography, Web Maps, Google, and More...

To help ease out of this long week, I have compiled an overview of our #DailyBrainCandiii posts from this week. There seems to be a theme to this week's posts - a little Google-heavy with a side of web maps.... [more]

 

Meet Geomancy: Optimization Exploration

Every one of us is a fan of having the ability to choose the path we want. Sure, having a surplus of options in any given direction can be overwhelming. However, we typically prefer to be able to have some... [more]

 

Mystifying Manners and Overpowering Options

If you have been reading along for previous #MarcoMonday posts, it is likely you have heard a word or two about Integrated Marco Mystic. No, this is not our local fortune teller…or is it?

Integrated Marco Mystic is a web-based client... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Citizen Science, Geospatial Data Portals, IronViz, and More...

Welcome one and all! We have successfully made it to the end of another week, welcoming in a new season and all that comes with it. For those winding down, I have put together a list of our #DailyBrainCandiii posts... [more]

 

Speed Showcases, Fast Talking, and Moon Walking

This week our team in Calgary, Alberta had the pleasure of speaking to GeoAlberta-goers during the conference's Speed Showcase sessions. For those unfamiliar with this format, each talk lasts ten minutes, allowing presenters to quickly show off their newest concepts,... [more]

 

Meet the Product: Integrated Python Geoprocessing (pygp)

If you have worked with geoprocessing long enough, there has likely been a thing or two you have wanted to automate to lighten your workload. I mean, there are companies that are built on... [more]

 

6 Steps for Spatial Spring Cleaning

Spring has sprung. Even though it has felt like it here in Houston for a while now, today we usher in the official start of a new season…or so my calendar tells me. Spring marks the start of pleasant weather,... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Geospatial Readiness, Life of Pi, Data Viz, and More...

Here we are, folks, at the end of yet another week! For those friends in the United States, if you have been able to make it through without taking naps under your desk or resorting to coffee on an IV... [more]

 

Meet Offsite: Overland Spill Modeling Automated

Planning is the key to accomplishing almost any endeavor. Want to get that diet under control? Plan ahead, prepping meals ahead of time when you know you will be busy. Want to squeeze more productivity out of the day? Schedule... [more]

 

Admin Anonymous: Adding Security to Marco Applications

We have all heard the tales of efforts gone awry when a person makes an error in a workflow, sparking chaos. Hours are derailed by a slip-up in a setting or accidentally initiating an alteration. Not only is there lost... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Human Geography, Tableau 10.2, Community Mapping, and More...

As the week is winding down and you are focusing on overlooked emails or traveling back to home-base from the Esri Dev Summit in Palm Springs, let's take a trip down memory lane. I would like to bundle up the... [more]

 

Meet Guardian: EDMS Online

Oil and gas operators are required by government regulations to maintain Environmental Assessment (EA) and Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) programs. Within this program, they must assess their environmental impact, monitor environmental aspects of their operations, and report this information on... [more]

 

Marco Goes Pro

There is a Nobel Laureate who once said, "The times they are a-changin'." Although I cannot speak for Bob Dylan, I think that were he a geographer he would be referencing the way we use ArcGIS.

Esri's ArcGIS platform is one... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Big Data, Color Palettes, Google Maps Tours, and More...

Relax, breathe. You have made it...both to this article and Friday. Congratulations! As a reward, I want to give you a breakdown of all the fun articles we have come across this week in #DailyBrainCandiii, share an even more fun... [more]

 

Meet Folio: Alignment Sheet Extraordinaire

Over the last couple of years, we have given several of our products makeovers. They refused a haircut and new wardrobe so we were forced to settle, opting instead for tailoring functionality and giving them classy new names. One such... [more]

 

The Broken Data Fight of the 21st Century

Few professionals know pain like a geographer scorn. Scorn not by their boss or colleagues, but by the data they have worked so tirelessly to wrangle as well as the ArcGIS Map Document in which it sits. The source of... [more]

 

Weekliii Round-Up: Mobile Onboarding, Problematic Projections, United States of Energy, and More...

Here we are at the end of the work week. Is it just us, or do short weeks always feel longer? Regardless though, one thing stands true -- We made it, folks! As you are winding down, sending out those... [more]

 

Meet Portage: Navigating Spatial Data Visualization

The world of Data Visualization is a vast and varied beast. For every piece of data you name, there is likely two or twelve or twenty-three ways in which it and its cohorts may be visualized...and potentially even more software... [more]

 

It's Just Another Marco Monday

I have been wracking my brain, trying to decide on the best way to introduce n00bs to Marco. Should I show off the helpful remapping, or perhaps the fields of data architecture produced during a Spatial Data Inventory? Maybe begin... [more]

 

Meet Geomancy: Feng Shui for Facility Siting

When you hear Feng Shui, what immediately comes to mind -- Arranging your couch just-so? Maybe even folding the socks in that dresser drawer the way Marie Kondo demanded of you? Better yet, do you think of the optimal placement... [more]