Finding My Center… Board
The paddle did work in one sense, but then again it didn’t provide us with the same productivity or performance we should have enjoyed, and indirectly lead to more slowing by contributing to a combination of issues that could have sunk us. The paddle was capable, flexible, but not the right equipment for the job. The right equipment, my boat’s centerboard, was on the shelf in the garage and afforded me no benefit where I was... at the beach.
It is becoming increasingly clear to me that I need access to the right tools for different working environments in the place I need them. In terms of GIS I need at different times to be working inside CAD, or in a web app, and other times collaborating with CAD, desktop and mobile colleagues with the same information, each in our own way at the same time.
I like how ArcGIS Server multi-user feature services allow me to edit geodatabases using just the free viewer on ArcGIS.com, or ArcMap, or with my I-phone, or soon with ArcGIS for AutoCAD all using the same online services. The ArcGIS system concept fueled by ArcGIS Server services make good sense and is simplifying how I work.
There is a new ArcGIS.com capability that allows me to upload file-based data into online web maps to share and edit. It spins-up my uploaded file-based data into a GIS service in the cloud that I can share and edit.
1. Bring the centerboard
2. Patch the hole in the deck
3. Check out the new ArcGIS.com file-based data upload capability <here>
4. Get ready for smooth sailing ahead