The most recent Esri DevSummit took place from March 7-10 in Palm Springs. The DevSummit in general is geared at web developers who work with Esri technology and offers an overview of the most recent Esri technology. For those who couldn´t visit the event, Esri published a number of videos from the plenary session on its own website, while a playlist of 163 videos can be found on YouTube. Here are five great videos that caught my interest:
1. Getting Data Science with R and ArcGIS
Data science is a hot topic. This video discusses Esri´s involvement in the R community and support for R in the ArcGIS platform. If you want to know more about what R is and how it can enhance geospatial workflows, this is a great resource. It also compares the SciPy stack with R, features various demos on how to get started with the ArcGIS-R bridge and resources for writing custom R script tools.
2. Scientific Programming with the SciPy Stack
More data science, this time covering the Python programming language. A video dedicated exclusively to the SciPy stack and how it extends the ArcGIS platform. Features demos on NumPy, pandas, matplotlib, SymPy and SciPy, which is a separate package within the SciPy stack as a whole. After watching this video you will know what each package does and where to look for it. If you´re new to this stack, you´ll find a lot of resources on how to get started at the end of the video.
3. Git/GitHub for Geographers
Geographers and GIS analysts looking for an entry point to the world of Github don´t need to look any further as this video explains all about cloning, forking, branching, version control and much more.