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Story Map of a Work Trip

During the week of March 22-29th I had the opportunity to go back to Reynosa, Mexico. The first time I made this trip, I took only my son and 11 others. This event was larger with 24 folks from my church and I took my entire family (6 of us). 

I had been looking for an opportunity to create an Esri Story Map for one reason or another. Just to get the professional experience (configuration, coding and what-not). This trip finally provided good reason to do that and maybe some explanation to our customers of why I was completely off the grid for 7 days.  Reynosa Story

Story Maps are the latest iteration of your Uncle Ted showing your family slides of his trip to the Badlands on your cousins bedsheets over TV Dinners. It's a nice display when the data calls for a map but awkward of it doesn't. If you look at images and ask, "OK where is this now?", that's a time for a story map.  As you can see below, It's cross-platform and responsive. 

If you would like help in setting up a story map, let us know. After having do one I can see all kinds of applications, local government as well as private. 

And if you'd like to ask question about my trip to Reynosa. I'd love to, but lets keep business out of it;

ArcGIS Online Specialists in Town!

ROANOKE, Illinois - Friday, September 20, 2013- Cloudpoint Geographics Inc. has received the designation of being a ArcGIS Online Specialist from Esri Inc of Redlands California.  The ArcGIS Online Specialty  is for partners who have made ArcGIS Online an integral part of their business and want to increase their business around Web GIS and the ArcGIS platform.

ArcGIS Online is a collaborative, cloud-based platform that lets members of an organization create, share, and access maps, applications, and data, including authoritative basemaps published by Esri. Through ArcGIS Online, you get access to Esri’s secure cloud, where you can manage, create, store, and access hosted web services, and because ArcGIS Online is an integral part of the ArcGIS system, you can use it to extend the capabilities of ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS for Server, ArcGIS applications, and ArcGIS APIs and Runtime SDKs.

"We have worked hard to provide our customers with the best possible solution for their online geospatial needs."  Says, Jonathan Hodel President and CEO of Cloudpoint Geographics. "Becoming an ArcGIS Online Specialist opens possibilities to integrating desktop data that may have previously been limited to only a few users. It also helps introduce new opportunities in a more user-friendly enterprise environment."

Ten Months ago in December of 2012, Cloudpoint was awarded the honor of becoming one of Esri's most nimble and newest Business Partners. This past July we also joined an exclusive community of Value Added Resellers for Esri Software. There are precious few in downstate Illinois and it's a pleasure for us to serve our customers in that way.   

Time after time ArcGIS Online has been our go-to solution for security, access and easy application deployment into the cloud. This designation from Esri validates our efforts and endorses the best practices we have promoted.  Cloudpoint has the experience with ArcGIS Online and now the endorsement by Esri to confidently assist your organization with set-up and administration of ArcGIS Online. Please contact us with any questions of opportunities we may help with:

Micah Williamson

Geospatial Services Manager