Press Releases

Press Release: mapfolio Gets New Look and Auto Install

Press Release:  mapfolio Gets New Look and Auto Install Nashville, TN:  Just three months after the unveiling of the first personalized landing page for ArcGIS Online organizations, GEO-Jobe has been busy developing a new user interface and installation procedure for mapfolio users.  Unlike some of GEO-Jobe’s focused industry applications, like the land use editor and property search application, mapfolio was created as a template for all ArcGIS Online users to use as the landing page for their organization’s accounts.  The GIS industry has responded favorably to the idea, as the application is one of the most popular in the...
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How-To

3 Simple Tips for Creating Story Maps

As a marketing professional, I understand the power of storytelling. Why do you think you see so many case studies from Esri? Branding tells a story about someone’s business. Pretty much everything we do can be related back or told through a story. It is fundamental to us as human beings. Esri launched their Story Maps initiated several years ago. I’m sure you’ve seen the map tours around. I decided to create my own this week and wanted to share my story with you....
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Tools

4 Reasons to “Light Up” your Organization with the ArcGIS Platform

Last week I attended the 2014 Esri Partner Conference in Palm Springs, CA.  In addition to the immaculate weather, it was a wonderful opportunity to see where the ArcGIS platform is heading, hone business strategy and network. My takeaway from the conference only reaffirms my belief in Esri technologies.  Here’s why. What continues to motivate me is my belief that geospatial technology can bring value across our way of life. My focus remains on how best to make this vision a reality. While I’m sure I’ll hear from the critics, I believe the ArcGIS platform is our pathway to extending...
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How-To

Exporting Geodatabase Feature Attachments with Python

A few weeks ago I was tasked with merging two feature classes that each contained feature attachments. One approach to this problem would have been to start exporting geodatabase feature attachments one-by-one and re-attach them in the merged feature class, but that would have been time consuming and not very efficient.  So how do you get feature attachments out of a geodatabase in bulk? At this time there are some limitations to doing this with the built-in tools; the Append, Load, and Copy Features tools do not transfer feature attachments to another feature, and there isn’t a way to...
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How-To

Prepare Your GIS Data for ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Online is a great product, but it can be limited by the quality of your data. After assisting several clients with launching their ArcGIS Online Organization, I have noticed a recurring theme. ArcGIS Online exposes “dirty” data. What I mean by “dirty” is the organization of their geodatabase: feature class names, aliases, attributes, data entries, and lack of domains. This post by Nick Lawalin, GIS Specialist at GEO-Jobe GIS Consulting will show you five important steps in preparing your GIS Data for ArcGIS Online....
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