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ROKMAPS™ - A Best-in-Class Web GIS Platform

Posted by Carey Jenkins on Aug 29, 2016 5:51:50 PM

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Topics: Amazon Web Services, ArcGIS JS API, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Server Hosting, big data, Cloud, Visualization

Big Data Has the Answers You Need to Achieve Sustainable Development

Posted by Emma Paz on Jul 8, 2016 11:47:47 AM


In our modern world it seems that every little change is turned into data somehow captured in space and time. Every car in traffic is counted; every gallon of water is accounted for; every grocery store patron’s habits tracked. All these tiny, seemingly insignificant facts are tallied and filed away, and for a long time have gone largely untapped by governments and corporations alike. With the power to know where people and things are and how they relate to one another, there are few tools as powerful as big data mining, especially when it comes to sustainable development.

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Topics: arcGIS, ArcGIS Online, big data solutions, Collaboration, environment, mapping, Mapping Services, opensource, resource management, Singapore, sustainable development, United Nations, urban planning

4 Surprising Ways Web Map Services Can Encourage Collaboration

Posted by Jason Harris on Jun 9, 2016 12:02:30 PM


Web map services are quickly becoming central to many industries interested in collaboration with a greater community. From municipal development projects and utility maintenance, to resource management and useful maps for outdoorsmen, web map services are crucial to creating a sense of community in that they offer an ease of data collection and storage across many platforms and from anywhere. If you are looking for the many benefits that exist in leveraging web map services, here are just a few to begin considering.

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Topics: ArcGIS Online, Cloud, Cloud Computing, Collaboration, opensource, web map service

Enjoy 3 Benefits When You Switch to a Virtual CAD Workstation

Posted by Jay Fowler on May 20, 2016 5:06:32 AM

Most CAD related industries are incredibly competitive, with constant pressure to meet market demands, and do it faster than the competition. With the demands of this industry, no one can afford to waste any time with unfit CAD workstations. If you have a few of these in your midst and you’re starting to feel the lag, you have a few options: you can either purchase new workstations that will give your employees the computing power they need to work more efficiently, or you can consider virtualization. In a world that is becoming increasingly cloud-centered, virtualized CAD workstations are probably your best bet, and here’s why.  

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Topics: ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Server, CAD, Cloud, Collaboration, high computing, virtual desktop, Virtualization

Why Wait to Transition GIS on Desktop to the Cloud?

Posted by Jay Fowler on Mar 19, 2016 5:54:28 AM

Moving your GIS on Desktop to the cloud is a big decision and one that often comes only after a long calculated decision. While it is no small task, the benefits far outweigh the time that goes into learning how to make the best use of your GIS on Desktop cloud capabilities. The GIS on Desktop platform comes with ArcGIS Online, which gives you access to all your data from anywhere in the world on a centralized secure server. This cloud computing solution for GIS on Desktop isn’t only more convenient for all your map making needs, but it is actually more cost effective. Don’t hesitate to make the move to the cloud if you’re looking for more scalability and flexibility.

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Topics: ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Platform, Cloud, GIS

How Quickly Can You Access Data for Asset Management?

Posted by Jason Harris on Mar 1, 2016 6:50:46 AM

ThinkstockPhotos-523293693.jpgThe asset intensive industries are far reaching, literally and figuratively. Covering everything from oil and gas to timber and railroads, there are many moving parts to a company whose business relies on their many assets spread across large geographic regions. Easy asset management is crucial to making these industries run, with a need for clear and quick communication from the corporate office to the workers in the field.

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Topics: arcGIS, ArcGIS Hosting, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Server, assets, management, MRO

3 Ways to Get ArcGIS Training in 2016

Posted by Emma Paz on Nov 25, 2015 6:38:53 PM

New year's resolutions are in the making yet again. Maybe you want to get in better shape, save for that vacation you’ve always wanted to take, or learn something completely new. If you’ve got the techy gene, or have a things for maps then maybe 2016 will be a year of building up your skills in something like ArcGIS. If that’s the case, then you’ll need to look into some ArcGIS training to get yourself familiar with this complex software.

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Topics: arcGIS, ArcGIS Online, Esri, GIS, GIS training, Training

How Technology Can Impact the Rise in Sea Level

Posted by Emma Paz on Nov 13, 2015 8:55:44 AM













Visual representations have been central to humanity’s understanding and experience of life as far back as we know. The impact of technology on the much beloved human practice of capturing memories and documenting moments has been monumental. Beyond Instagram, smartphone cameras, and the like, satellite images allow scientists to assess the health of the planet, and even track the effects of climate change, globalization, and urbanization, including the rise in sea level globally.

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Topics: Application Development, arcGIS, ArcGIS Online, climate change, rising sea level

My First Dance With Esri's Story Maps

Posted by Jay Fowler on Jul 8, 2015 8:35:46 PM

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Topics: Application Development, arcGIS, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Platform, Cloud, Configurable, CSV, GIS, Mapping Services, mobile, Mobile Applications, ROK Mobile, ROK Technologies, Story Map

ArcGIS Myth busters from SEUC

Posted by Carey Jenkins on Jun 8, 2015 1:28:33 PM

Our ROK team had a great time attending Esri’s Southeast User Conference in the beginning of May--Jason’s talk on Virtualized ArcGIS went well, we got to see a few of our clients, and brought back some good project ideas to work on. We also brought back a few good “myth buster” notes from Esri’s Plenary (hint: the myths are all… myths) that we thought we’d pass along.

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Topics: arcGIS, ArcGIS Hosting, ArcGIS Online, mobile, Mobile Applications, Uncategorized

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