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Weekliii Round-Up: ArcGIS 10.6, GRS Standardization, and More...

Weekliii Round-Up: ArcGIS 10.6, GRS Standardization, and More...

We're looking forward to the weekend as we know you are. What with the beginning of a new series on the application of Knowledge Management practices for environmental resources as well as playing around with new features in Esri's pre-releases, it has been an eventful - albeit geonerdy - week. Sit back, relax, and spend a few minutes catching up this week's news and post below!

What's New in ArcGIS 10.6 and ArcGIS Pro 2.1

It's that time of year. You know, the time when organizations begin prepping to ring the New Year in with new software releases. As we await the final full release of ArcMap and rush headlong into the new Era of ArcGIS Pro, Esri has thrown us a bone with pre-release and beta versions for the time-being. ArcGIS 10.6 Pre-Release is now available from My Esri while ArcGIS Pro 2.1 Beta 1 can be accessed through Esri's Early Adopter Program. Full releases are expected in January 2018 with a breakdown of what to expect online.

Good Coordination Begins with Good Coordinates

As more organizations jump onto the GIS bandwagon, the importance of and advocacy for more standardized management of geospatial information has also grown. More agencies now see the value in geospatial reference systems and geodesy - especially as they relate to the work they do and the paths they foresee moving toward. This article talks about this, the modernization of GRSs, and how this may impact the GIS field as a whole.

Casting Calls

Temporal analysis in the planning process of full field development does not have to be the thing of sci-fi movies. Developing solutions for Full Field Optimization based on methodology like Backcasting and Forecasting offers benefits for various circumstances and is easy to do with the help of the Geomancy Decision Engine. Discover what these approaches look like and how they may benefit your next project in the post here.

Name Meets Place: Geotagging Non-Spatial Data

We all have those files, the PDFs and Office documents describing geographic locations that we are forced to search one by one in order to find that perfect document for the perfect place. Learn how you can turn this data into spatial data that is not only visible in ArcGIS, but is also searchable within Integrated Marco Commander and Integrated Marco Mystic.

Boom in American Liquefied Natural Gas is Shaking Up the Energy World

A shale gas drilling boom over the last decade has propelled the United States from energy importer to energy exporter, making a giant leap toward the goal of energy independence. Our country's presence in the export of liquefied natural gas was never one expected. This means that as this commodity and those industries attached to it continue to boom and flex their new-found muscles, modifications to our own goals and expectations may need adjusting. This article speaks to this, discussing companies whose own energy industries may serve as models as well as how this may continue to impact our economy as a whole.

#DailyBrainCandiii and #WeekliiiRoundUp are inspired by brain candiii, a division of Integrated Informatics that delivers and develops GIS training courses to meet the needs of Energy and Natural Resources professionals. Want to suggest a topic for us to cover? Twitter @iii_gis is an easy way to find us!

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