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Esri UK Conference 2019 Recap

Every year towards the end of May, Esri UK, the UK distributer for Esri software, holds a user conference across the road from Westminster, the home of the UK parliament (when I was there I even got to see Jacob Reese Mogg). It’s held at the QE2 centre, and there are amazing views from the fifth floor which allow...

ArcGIS Indoors

What is it, and how will it work? Mapping has traditionally been the task of visually charting big outdoor spaces with pretty hills that look great with a few contours around them. Throw in a bit of hillshade, and you have a cartophile’s dream. The location intelligence company Esri, that has driven the market to...

Be Critical of the Data

Image above: The author’s view of Lake Michigan as he walked toward the lighthouse at Manitowoc. Not long ago, obtaining data for a surveying or GIS-based project was an arduous task. Because great time and effort was involved with either creating your own data or obtaining data that someone else created, you had to think...

Where on Earth Is the Offset in ArcGIS Pro?

Life used to be nice and easy for us GIS guys. We used to roll out of bed, click start on our GIS software, go back to bed for an hour, and then think about making a nice simple 2D map. Then, all of a sudden everyone starts talking about 3D GIS and being able...

What Is Esri?

Over the last few years we (at xyHt) have discussed Esri as an industry-leading GIS many times, but what is it? What is ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, or any of the other things with “Arc” names? The truth is a little confusing, but at the same time a little clever. In this blog I hope to demystify...

Chris Andrews

Interview with Esri’s Chris Andrews

When I knew that I was going to the Esri User Conference, I asked a few friends at Esri to find out who could tell me what super cool stuff was coming up in the platform. One name came up over and over: Chris Andrews, senior product manager for 3D. For those who haven’t heard...