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Esri Designates GEO Jobe as a Release Ready Specialty Partner

Esri Business Partner, GEO Jobe, is pleased to be an early recipient of the Esri, Release Ready Specialty designation

The most realistic 3D vehicle representation on Google Earth

Civil engineering is about making the world a better place and here at Plexscape we are committed to help engineers by always giving them the most accurate real-world view of their project sites

GEO Jobe COO to Give Keynote Address at Memphis Area Geographic Information Council Conference

David Hansen, GEO Jobe COO, will deliver a keynote titled, “Professional Adaptation to Change in Geospatial Technology” at the MAGIC Conference, find out …

New Features in Admin Tools

The latest version of Admin Tools provides the ArcGIS Administrator, and heavy hitter, even more functionality and abilities to perform their job even better, meaning you have more time to work on things that are important in your job!

Sputnik 1.3 a 3D GIS solution Software

Sputnik is simple and high performance system that unites common 2D GIS features with support of 3D spatial data. View extremely high-detailed 3D models with no limit on data size in the TLS data format or open and analyse GeoTIFF and Sputnik KMZ orthomosaics and digital elevation models.

New Office for GEO Jobe GIS Center for Research

GEO Jobe is pleased to announce a new location for our Mississippi-based office and Center for Research and Engineering. The Gulfport location is a full-service office with a multi-disciplined and talented GIS staff designing and implementing custom ArcGIS-based solutions as well as supporting enterprise scale clients

3 Ways Admin Tools for Portal Supports the ArcGIS Administrator

As fall approaches and plans for year end efficiencies approach, we share a few things that Admin Tools for Portal can do to help your organization

GEO Jobe GIS Recruits New Chief Marketing Officer

GEO Jobe GIS, developers of Admin Tools, Mapfolio, and geopowered cloud for Esri’s ArcGIS, welcomes Glenn Letham as new Chief Marketing Officer. Glenn comes to GEO Jobe with over 20 years of experience in marketing, social media strategy, community management, technology evangelism, writing, blogging, GIS project management, data capture and mapping services, and data analysis.

Python for Everyone – Free Python Training

Python for Everyone – Free Python Training

Python was introduced by Esri in ArcGIS platform version 9, and since then, it has been widely accepted as the scripting language of choice for ArcGIS users everywhere and continues to grow in popularity as more geospatial users start to understand the benefits of python scripting.

Python is an easy to learn, powerful language… (with) high-level data structures and a simple but effective approach to          object oriented programming. Python’s elegant syntax and dynamic typing…make it an ideal language for scripting…in many areas and on most platforms.” –python.org

Python for EveryonePython for Everyone is a free online self paced training course provided by Esri designed to help GIS analysts, GIS technicians, GIS specialists, data processors, and anyone else who is new to python and wants to learn how to write python scripts to automate their ArcGIS tasks.

It introduces users to the fundamental of python concepts while exploring the python scripting environment found in ArcGIS. It provides tips and techniques to help users master proper python syntax, script flow, and error handling.

Python for Everyone Will Teach You How to:

  • Choose the Python scripting environment that meets your needs
  • Choose appropriate data types and apply Python syntax rules when writing a script
  • Quickly create a script to automate a geoprocessing task using a Python snippet
  • Label map features using a Python expression
  • Understand common types of errors that can occur in a script and how to correct them

The courses assumes that you have either completed the ArcGIS Introduction to GIS course (also online and free) or have equivalent GIS & ArcGIS knowledge. To complete the course exercises, you also need to have ArcGIS for Desktop and PythonWin 2.7.  PythonWin is available as a free download and Esri offers a free 60 day ArcGIS trial if you do not already have acces to it.

Click here for more details and to register: http://training.esri.com/gateway/index.cfm?fa=catalog.webCourseDetail&courseid=2520

Here are some other python resources you may be interested in:

ColorBrewer Color Scheme Selector

ColorBrewer – an online tool for selecting colors for your maps

ColorBrewer 2.0 is a simple online tool that helps you choose appropriate color schemes to use with your online mapping projects. It works with 3 different types of data schemes: sequential (data that ranges from low to high), diverging (data with equal an emphasis on critical values and extremes) or qualitative ( best suited for nominal or categorical data). ColorBrewer

You start with a sample map that does not depict actual data but has been carefully designed for evaluating the robustness of color schemes.

Choose the types of data scheme that best suits your data set, next select the number of data classes and then select a color palette range. Then you will be provide with the color codes that best represents your data.

You can also download a ColorBrewer style file for use in ArcGIS, Excel file including all color schemes in one file, CartoCSS styles and several other formats.

You can find Color Brewer at colorbrewer2.org

The video below does a great job of demonstrating how to use the ColorBrewer tool.