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Wings in windowsills: restoring habitat with community science

Wings in windowsills: restoring habitat with community science

July 6, 2022

The Chicago Field Museum partners with the community on a variety of science projects, including an effort to restore the Eastern Monarch Butterfly population (which has declined 80% in the past two decades). We sit down with Mark Johnston and Karen Klinger, GIS analysts for the museum, and discuss how they employ community science to gather data, restore habitats, and raise awareness of conservation issues in Chicago and beyond.

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Field Snack #1: User Conference 2022

Field Snack #1: User Conference 2022

June 30, 2022

Welcome to our first Field Snack: a short form episode that delivers bite-sized information.

On this inaugural episode, we talk about the biggest Esri event of the year: the User Conference (UC). There is so much going on with Field Operations at UC 2022, and we break it all down in this episode. Hear from the presenters themselves, find out about different events taking place throughout the week, and learn how you can share your story with Esri staff (including the hosts of Field Notes).

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Disinfected data: keeping classrooms clean during a pandemic

Disinfected data: keeping classrooms clean during a pandemic

June 1, 2022

In this episode of Field Notes, we sit down with Levi Cecil, GIS Specialist for Portland Public Schools, and discuss how he and his team use floor-aware mapping, ArcGIS Survey123, and ArcGIS Field Maps to prioritize and maintain school sanitation during these unprecedented times.

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For more information about the episode, see the blog post announcement.

Live from Palm Springs: Dev Summit 2022

Live from Palm Springs: Dev Summit 2022

April 27, 2022

Last month we packed up our podcasting gear and traveled to Palm Springs, CA for the Esri Developer Summit. It was a jam-packed week filled with informative tech sessions, inspiring demos, and incredible conversations with Esri customers (some of which you’ll hear on this episode!).  We also met for the first-time in person! Listen to our live experience of the 2022 Dev Summit and hear firsthand from users of Esri Field Operations. 

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Let the city guide you: facilitating change with GIS

Let the city guide you: facilitating change with GIS

April 20, 2022

Dr. Christine Wacta is an architect and facilitator at the Savannah College of Art and Design. On this episode of Field Notes, Dr. Wacta talks about her personal journey with GIS and the importance of incorporating geography into her architecture classincluding using ArcGIS QuickCapture to collect data about the urban environment.

A gamechanger: developing mobile apps for non-profits

A gamechanger: developing mobile apps for non-profits

March 31, 2022

We’re kicking off Season 2 of the Field Notes podcast with Martha Rodgers, CEO and Founder of Bay Park Data Solutions. Martha and her team develop GIS solutions for non-profit organizations, including the focus of this episode: the Global CHE Network. In this episode, Martha talks about the common requirements for developing apps for non-profits and how ArcGIS AppStudio was perfect for creating an app for Global CHE (with little to no coding involved).

Field Notes Trailer

Field Notes Trailer

March 31, 2022

Welcome to the Field Notes podcast, where we explore all things Esri Field Operations. 

Everyone is a mobile worker: 2021 Field Notes year in review

Everyone is a mobile worker: 2021 Field Notes year in review

January 7, 2022

The first season of Field Notes has officially come to a close. On our final episode of the season, we talk about our favorite moments from the past six episodes and reflect on all we’ve learned. We’ve had the opportunity to interview some fantastic guests on our first season, with one theme tying them all together: everyone is a mobile worker. Visit the episode announcement blog post to fill out the survey and access the resources mentioned in this episode. 

ArcGIS Solutions, a participatory sport

ArcGIS Solutions, a participatory sport

December 2, 2021

On this episode of Field Notes, we interview the lead of ArcGIS Solutions, Scott Oppmann, and discuss the variety of solutions that Esri offers, the importance of citizen engagement to help improve communities, and how GIS continues to grow in its integration with mobile workflows. 

Restoring Birdtopia: GIS in Conservation

Restoring Birdtopia: GIS in Conservation

October 29, 2021

Scott Sambell is the founder of Ethos Environmental and our latest guest on the Field Notes podcast. Scott lives and works in New Zealand where he and his trusty dog, Milly, work to eradicate invasive species from island ecosystems. This effort involves a wide range of GIS technology, including drone imagery, heat sensing, offline data collection, location tracking, and much more. Listen to the latest episode of Field Notes to learn how Scott and his team use GIS to conserve the rich biodiversity of New Zealand.

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