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Season 1 | Episode 13: All Problems Have Solutions

Season 1 | Episode 13: All Problems Have Solutions

We have solutions in this episode of the podcast! We welcome an ArcGIS Solutions Lead to talk about her work with public safety solutions. Then our mobile apps GeoGeek is back for a chat about new GeoAI functionality in ArcGIS Survey123. 

What's Making Us Mappy [2:45]  

Our hosts share one cool thing that is catching their eye in the world of ArcGIS. 

Mark starts things off by sharing his love of ArcGIS Pro’s new Neighborhood Explorer tool. This new tool, added in ArcGIS Pro 3.2, helps you prepare for statistical analysis by configuring, visualizing, and refining spatial relationships. By understanding the spatial proximity between features and their neighbours, users can model geographic effects accurately across various domains and problems. 

Maggie highlights a subtle but significant update to ArcGIS StoryMaps. Map actions have now been replaced with Media Actions, allowing you to create interactions not just the map but can be used to swap out the media entirely for a different piece of media. Want users to be able to add points to your map with a Survey123 form? Now you can add that form right to your story with media actions.  

Inside the Arc [6:59]  

Feature interview that takes our audience inside an Esri product or capability.  

Navigating the vast array of tools within the ArcGIS ecosystem can be daunting for many organizations. When responding to situations like natural disasters, damage assessments, or informing the public, every second counts. With ArcGIS Solutions, you can cut down on the time it takes to get to the heart of the issue by deploying industry-specific configurations that help you harness the potential of your GIS. 

We are pleased to welcome Lindsay Thomas to the podcast. She is the ArcGIS Solutions Lead for Public Safety at Esri Inc. She joined us to talk about her work and how it impacts on our communities. 

In our discussion, Lindsay answers key questions, including: 

  • What are ArcGIS Solutions, and how do we access them? 
  • What areas do public safety solutions cover? 
  • Who are the primary users of public safety solutions? 
  • How do organizations utilize these solutions? 
  • What are the most popular public safety solutions among users? 
  • What are the common challenges users face when they implement solutions? 

Guest: Lindsay Thomas, ArcGIS Solutions Lead for Public Safety at Esri Inc. 

GeoGeeks [20:42] 

Rotation of Esri Canada panelists shares what's new in ArcGIS technology.  

Today our mobile solutions GeoGeek, Sue Enyedy, Product Specialist for Mobile Solutions at Esri Canada, returns to the pod. Our focus? GeoAI in mobile apps. 

Sue dives into the impact of GeoAI post-Developer Summit, discussing its integration into our beloved ArcGIS Survey123. She walks us through the latest AI-driven features and even shares a fun wine-themed example, showcasing the Survey123 web designer assistants' prowess in survey construction. 

We also touch on the recent enhancements in Survey123's February 2024 release, including the intriguing Translator tool for multilingual surveys. 

Guest: Sue Enyedy, Product Specialist for Mobile Solutions at Esri Canada (LinkedIn

M versus M [30:46]  

Our hosts quiz each other about all things ArcGIS and GIS.  

In this riveting round of M vs M, Mark puts Maggie to the test with a thrilling challenge centered around everyone’s favourite line, the Equator. The game is simple: determine whether the named location lies to the north or south of this iconic line of latitude. Who will emerge victorious in this ultimate test of geographical prowess? 

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