As a crowd of geospatial nerds we spend a lot of time at Esri UK talking about maps, spatial technology and all things in between. We get excited about what’s new in GIS tech, share stories about the amazing ways GIS is used across all industries, and swap tips and tricks. A group of us decided to hit record on some of our coffee chats and share them as the Spatial Jam podcast. We hope you’ll join us.
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Meet the hosts
Beth is a product manager in our Content team and is also responsible for the product marketing for all Esri UK data and data service offerings. She works with all our data partners and coordinates the UK content in the ArcGIS Living Atlas – an amazing repository of spatial data riches.
Favourite part of ArcGIS: The ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World!
Top tip: Join a MOOC – you can learn a lot, alongside thousands of others
Favourite map: Children’s Map (Living Atlas)
Favourite non-GIS thing to do: Spending time with my dog
Favourite river: River Ribble – just for the name!
As our resident Cartographer, Sam is usually found putting ArcGIS Pro through its paces to create his next amazing map. You might have seen some of them in the national media – including the Guardian and the BBC. Sam also loves a storymap and has been known to combine these with another passion – photography.
Favourite part of ArcGIS: Pro’s recently added colour picker
Top tip: In ArcGIS Storymaps you can use google fonts with over 1,000 choices
Favourite map: The Global Sharknado Threat by John Nelson
Favourite non-GIS thing to do: Photography
Favourite river: Chicago River
Alasdair’s ArcGIS story started over 20 years ago and he has been with Esri UK for most of that time. Working in the Product Communications team, he uses his experience to help deliver technical content across our blogs, webinars and events. He’s always looking for new ways to share the stories of the ArcGIS tech and how it can help users.
Favourite part of ArcGIS: ArcGIS Storymaps
Top tip: Learn a bit of Arcade
Favourite map: any OS Explorer map
Favourite non-GIS thing to do: hill running
Favourite river: River Dee
Favourite part of ArcGIS: Deep learning packages in the Living Atlas
Top tip: Try the learning plans on Esri Training
Favourite map: 3D Mars map
Favourite non-GIS thing to do: Yoga / Meditation
Favourite river: River Chess (technically a stream)