@esri_spain workshops about #bigdata, #arcgis, #ML and much more

From February 21th to 22th, at Jaume I University – Castellon de la Plana (Spain) a set of courses were held by Esri Spain. Workshop’s main topics were about detecting spatial patterns, analyzing big data and applying ML with ArcGIS platform.

During two days over 20 students – from the Geo-C project and Mastergeotech students – attended the lectures given by Alberto Céspedes and Dariya Ordanovich from Esri Spain. By the presentation of several examples, Alberto and Dariya explained how concepts like Machine Learning, Spatial Big Data, and Spatial Patterns fit into ArcGIS.

Initially, Alberto Céspedes taught how to use Insights for ArcGIS creating easy-to-use dashboards which integrate spatial and tabular data for contextual analysis. Insights for ArcGIS is a web-based tool for data analytics that delivers an integrated view of the results, including charts, graphs, and maps.

The applicability of machine learning algorithms using ArcGIS tools was also presented during these workshops by the application of image detection for an extensive amount of satellite images. Geo-analytics tools from ArcGIS Pro provides a better understanding of an enormous amount of spatial data, integrating data web services with spatial geoprocessing tools.

Finally, Dariya Ordanovich illustrated how to connect, install and use R with ArcGIS, making use of the R-Bridge for ArcGIS. This open source project allows R users to work with ArcGIS data, and ArcGIS users to leverage the analysis capabilities of R.

For more information, about the tools used during this workshop, visit

#Python, #Javascript and #AugmentedReality the topics most mentioned in the last Esri Developers Summit Europe

Over 300 developers, entrepreneurs, and students from several universities or research institutes found in European Esri Developer Summit the best opportunity to update their knowledge of the ArcGIS platform. From October 24 to October 26, the Berlin Congress Center was the place where they shared their developments and future projects.

Bringing the new features and capabilities of Esri developer platform, the JavaScript API versions 3x and 4x for 2D and 3D had an essential role in the plenary session. At the same time, Python and Python API for ArcGIS were demonstrated to be one of the central frameworks to developers as well as a bridge for other GI development platforms. Python is not only a powerful interface to geo-processing tools, but also a relevant scripting language for GIS administrators supporting the automatization of their administration tasks.
Jupyter and other interactive notebooks were a common factor along the parallel sessions in this event. The Esri Inc team promoted this useful tool to teach, guide and even create presentations that include Python as core language to use. The diversity of this online resource allowed users the possibility to design interactive guidelines to testing and deploying the ongoing projects and shared quickly with other colleagues.

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