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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.

Inherently spatial: GIS in agriculture

Inherently spatial: GIS in agriculture

September 21, 2021

In this episode of the Field Notes podcast, we sit down with Elvis Takow, a Solutions Engineer on the Esri Natural Resources team. Elvis discusses the role of GIS in commercial agriculture and how it’s used to select sites, inspect crops, combat climate change, and more. 

Counting cats at UC 2021

Counting cats at UC 2021

August 12, 2021

In this episode of the Field Notes podcast, we talk about our highlights from UC 2021. From the Plenary sessions to the User Presentations, there were some great stories centered on Field Operations. 

Census, cola and crocodiles, oh my!

Census, cola and crocodiles, oh my!

July 20, 2021

In this episode, Josh and D'Maia sit down with Marika Vertzonis and talk about the history of using forms and GIS in the field and how mobile apps continue to evolve and streamline data collection. What do the census, vending machines and crocodiles all have in common?  Find out in this episode. 

Where did the field apps go?

Where did the field apps go?

June 8, 2021

The first episode of Field Notes is a conversation with Jeff Shaner, the Lead Product Engineer for the Field Apps team. We talk about the evolution of field apps and how we’ve landed on our newest product, ArcGIS Field Maps.

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