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Enjoy 3 Amazing Benefits of Virtualized ArcGIS Desktop​

Posted by Jason Harris on Feb 5, 2016 7:47:59 AM

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Are you wondering how to simplify your GIS services and packages? Chances are you have become frustrated with all the administration tasks of keeping your GIS operations up and running, and accessible to everyone who needs them. A full-service Cloud-GIS Enterprise offers users hosting of all your data so you no longer have to worry about what is happening behind the curtain to keep the gears spinning. When you virtualize ArcGIS Desktop, you can focus on delivering stellar solutions and leave the boring stuff to the hosting pros while you enjoy the benefits of having secure access to your real-time data everywhere you go.

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Topics: arcGIS, ArcGIS Hosting, cloud hosting, GIS, mobile, virtual desktop

Geospatial Information Systems to the Rescue

Posted by Ann Marie Houlihan on Jan 5, 2016 4:34:53 PM

ThinkstockPhotos-502066678.jpgWhile the advent of technology has allowed for data systems to grow more complex, it similarly provides endless solutions for putting our expanding knowledge to use. Geospatial Information Systems, now synonymous with Geographic Information Systems or GIS, are just one example of how new technologies are increasingly shaping our world - or at least our understanding of it. With more comprehensive ways to collect and apply geographic data through Geospatial Information Systems, organizations around the world are able to streamline their processes and increase their performance and even their safety standards.

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Topics: Disaster, disaster response, earthquake, geographic information systems, Geospatial, geospatial information systems, GIS, Mapping Services

How to Efficiently Use GIS for Problem Solving

Posted by Carey Jenkins on Dec 18, 2015 10:08:58 AM

In our modern world we can fly across whole continents in a day, enjoy exotic foods from around the world in our own kitchens, and even adopt children from virtually any country in need. In this increasingly global world, maps are crucial to understanding what has become so familiar to our daily lives, and yet is still so new to society. Using GIS for problem solving is an inevitable step in better understanding and planning the developing world.

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Topics: arcGIS, GIS, global solutions, Mapping Services, problem solving

5 Ways GIS Mapping Software Can Spur Leadership to Take Action

Posted by Carey Jenkins on Dec 11, 2015 4:15:25 PM

Whether your company has antiquated operations hindering its growth, or your industry needs top-down restructuring dependent upon reform, it’s never easy to sell the leadership on change. GIS mapping software can be used to convince the people in authority to make changes - and make them quickly - by representing the geography of change. Visualizing your data and solutions sends a powerful message to the leadership, helping them see and believe that change is for the best.

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Topics: arcGIS, geography of change, GIS, Mapping Services, mapping software

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

ROK Star Update - Union County Leisure Services

Posted by Emma Paz on Aug 17, 2015 3:07:54 PM

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Topics: Application Development, ArcGIS JS API, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Server REST, Bootstrap, Esri, GIS, jQuery, mobile, Mobile Applications

Debugging ArcGIS Server Performance Issues - Part 2

Posted by Jason Harris on Jul 27, 2015 1:08:28 PM

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Topics: Application Development, ArcGIS Hosting, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Server Hosting, ArcGIS Server REST, ArcSDE, ArcSDE SQL, Cloud, GeoDatabase, GIS, Performance, ROK Technologies, Uncategorized

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

ROK Star Update - Forest Preserve District of Will County

Posted by Emma Paz on Jun 22, 2015 1:58:49 PM

This month’s ROK Star Update goes out to the Forest Preserve District of Will County, based in Joliet, Illinois. We follow in celebration of their much anticipated interactive map release--a Flash application designed to let users find and explore their forest preserves, visitor centers, trails, and activities located throughout Will County’s 849 square miles.

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Topics: ArcGIS Hosting, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Server Hosting, Example Sites, GIS, Map Cache

Wait, there’s a difference between Loading and Appending data?

Posted by Emma Paz on Jun 8, 2015 11:27:54 AM

Recently, Jay came across what seemed likely to be a data-type discrepancy between an SDE Spatial View (SV) in SQL and its associated Feature Class (FC); the discrepancy was leading to a handful of unpopulated text fields (varchars and nvarchars).

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Topics: arcGIS, ArcSDE, ArcSDE SQL, Data, Esri, GeoDatabase, GIS

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