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Shine a new light on your geographic data with ArcGIS Insights

The longest daylight is upon us in summer, and all that solar illumination visually “enlightens” our world. Similarly, shine a light on your geographic data to gain luminous insights.

What are insights?

An insight (singular) is a clear, deep and sometimes sudden understanding of a complicated problem or situation. Insights (plural), therefore, are the understanding of multiple complicated problems or situations. Having multiple insights into our geographic data is something we could all benefit from.

How can I gain insights?

Bask in the results provided by ArcGIS Insights. Insights is Esri’s premier analytics software, and it’s intuitive for any analyst to use. GIS professionals, researchers, data scientists, statisticians, business analysts and analysts in other industries can use ArcGIS Insights to fuse location analytics with open data science and business intelligence workflows. ArcGIS Insights empowers analysts of all skill levels across departments to directly connect to data from multiple sources, and then drag-and-drop features to quickly map any location value, perform advanced analytics, enhance with optional scripting and share findings.

A top-down view of an outdoor swimming pool. The tiles at the bottom of the pool are visible through the water. The ArcGIS Insights logo is printed at the bottom of the pool. In the pool are two re-and-white flotation devices. A green dragon mascot, called Drag-N Drop, is using one of the flotation devices. A cartoon sun is overlaid on the top right corner of the image.

Fall in love with the drag-and-drop features that make ArcGIS Insights so accessible with the guidance of Drag-N Drop, Esri’s expert on drag-and-drop features! He loves helping users of ArcGIS Insights so keep an eye out for him in the Insights documentation.

Learn more about ArcGIS Insights

ArcGIS Insights might just be an unintentionally best-kept secret. It’s simpler than ArcGIS Pro and can help you understand multiple situations with spatial and non-spatial data. With ArcGIS Insights, you can easily combine attractive data visualizations and reproducible analyses to explore problems and accelerate decision making. Use the following resources if you want to shed some more light on Insights:

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About the Author

Charlene Nielsen is a Certified ArcGIS Instructor with Esri Canada’s National Training Team. She has an Interdisciplinary PhD in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences & Medical Sciences—Pediatrics and an MSc in Geography with Specialization in GIS and Remote Sensing. With over 20 years of experience educating and researching with GIS, she has developed and applied spatial data science solutions in several inter-organizational collaborations involving children's environmental health, habitat conservation and climate change vulnerability. Charlene delivers courses in ArcGIS Pro and extensions, ArcGIS Online and web apps, ArcGIS Insights, Python and change management.

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