ESRI Certification

How to Study for GIS Certification Exams

GIS Certification:GIS certification is one of those certifications where no one is completely sure of its exact value. I don’t know of any business or organization where it is mandatory, but sometimes you see it listed under “preferred” on job advertisements. When I asked a question about the value of certification versus portfolios in a LinkedIN group devoted[…]

Screenshot of Map App on Holocene Volcanoes and Historic Earthquakes

ArcGIS Hackathon-ish

ESRI sponsored Geo-Development Hackathon:Today I took part in an event put on by ESRI, the company that provides the software on which the majority of enterprise,  academic, and government GIS work takes place. As compared to the Geophysics Hackathon run by AgileGeosciences at the Society of Exploration Geophysics Annual Conference, this was more about learning tools and[…]

screen capture of Kayak Map ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Online WebMaps and MapApps

ArcGIS:For those that might be new to GIS, ArcGIS is the default enterprise GIS solution. This isn’t a great comparison, but it is similar to Microsoft in the 1990s but less evil and with no Apple. The company behind ArcGIS is ESRI. They provide a variety of geospatial products and services; ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server,[…]

Screen shot of pythonista screen showing results of "Get Location" script.

“Get Current Address” python script on phone

“Get Current Address” A Pythonista Script running on iPhone:“Get Current Address” is a pythonista script I created based on some google research. I wanted to take advantage of the iphone’s geolocation and geocoding abilities.I was also attempting to fill a very small niche. Although google maps and apple maps are good at showing where you are[…]