4 pointsYou can download for free ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) 10.6 legally for one year (extendable to two), non-commercial, with all extensions through a student license that grants enrollment in a Coursera course. Below are the steps to download and install ArcGIS Desktop for free (please follow the instructions exactly). 1.- Register in Coursera and confirm the registration email. 2.- Enroll in the Fundamentals of GIS course (in the blue button of the left panel). 3.- In the new “7-day Free Trial” window, click only on the lower part of the window on Audit the course. 4.- Request an ArcGIS Authorization Code and accept the conditions. 5.- Check your email (spam folder) sent by UC Dacis Coursera Team with subject ArcGIS for Desktop Student Trial License, and look for the License Key code. 6.- If you have an Esri account omit this step, otherwise create a new Esri account, accept the conditions and activate your account with the conformation link that comes to your email. 7.- Activate your authorization code at www.esri.com/educationedition by selecting I have an Esri Account, here enter the License Key you received in your email (step 5). 8.- In the new window select ArcGIS Pro 2.1 / ArcGIS 10.6 (or the version you require), then download ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap), it is recommended to use the English version. Optionally, you can download and then install ArcGIS Data Interoperability for Desktop (ArcMap). 9.- Install ArcGIS Desktop, in the installation wizard set the installation type to Complete, and proceed with the following button until the installation is complete. https://acolita.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Instalar-ArcGIS-Desktop-10.6.png 10.- When the installation is finished, it shows the ArcGIS Administrator window (if it was closed you can open it from the Windows start menu).11.- In 1. Select a product, on the right side select Advanced (ArcInfo) Single Use, in 2. Launch the Authorization Wizards for Single Use products select Authorize Now. Credit to GEO GEEK WEBSITE https://acolita.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/ArcGIS-Administrator.png 12.- In Authorization Options, select the first option “I have installed my software and need to authorize it“.https://acolita.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Opciones-de-autorizar-ArcGIS-Desktop.png 13.- In the next Authorization Method window, select the first option “Authorize with Esri now using the Internet“. 14.- In the following windows Authorization Information fills in the requested fields with the personal data of your Esri account, then the organization data select Education, Industry Higher Education, in yourself Student. https://acolita.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Autorizar-Informacion-ArcGIS-Desktop.png 15.- In the next window enter the License Key code you received in the email (step 5, similar to EVA123456789).16.- Now in the Authorize Software Extensions window select the first option “I do not want to authorize any extensions at this time“. 17.- Finally in the Evaluate Software Extensions window, do not make any changes, leave it by default and click next. 18.- Open ArcMap and enjoy for a year, after that time you remember “GeoGeek.xyz” and repeat the process to activate another year (unless Coursera does not want to give us more licenses), the student version is full, but only valid for two years for each Esri account. Don’t forget to activate the extensions from the Customize menu, if you want to learn ArcGIS you can download the book Fundamentals of GIS. This “trick” comes thanks to Geo Sem Fronteiras, who so far (18/06/2018) works without any problem. If you think it’s been useful, don’t forget to share with your entire geopeople.
4 pointsAt the Thirteenth GEO Plenary Meeting, held in St Petersburg, Russian Federation from 9-10 November, 2016, representatives from GEO’s 103 Member governments and 106 Participating Organizations (POs) convened to launch a new look for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Portal. Participants also addressed how best to advance GEO Initiatives linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and for the first time, to engage with the commercial sector through a Plenary panel session. “Open data not only maximizes tax payers’ money in government infrastructure, it promotes economic growth, education and capacity building.” said GEO Secretariat Director, Barbara Ryan. “GEO brings all sides of the conversation together so that data is broadly and openly available, free to the user and can be used to create value-added products and services to benefit society.” The Plenary meeting was held for the first time in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Region. New Member governments announced at the Plenary were Uruguay, United Arab Emirates and Mongolia. Among the new Participating Organizations approved in 2016 are the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC); the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT); the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS); the Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS); and the World Health Organization (WHO). Co-host Alexander Frolov, Head of Roshydromet said: “We express our pleasure at the success of the GEO-XIII Plenary due to strong cooperation between the GEO community, Roshydromet and Roscosmos. Numerous Side Events organized by Members and POs clearly demonstrate the constantly evolving influence of GEO as an Intergovernmental body.” Mikhail Khailov, Deputy Director General for Automatic Space Complexes of the State Corporation Roscosmos said “Coordination of activities, and the joint harvesting and usage the data of Earth Remote Sensing (ERS) that was organized at the GEO-XIII Plenary is very relevant for all of the GEO community. We are developing the technologies of ERS data processing and thematic services to benefit the people of the Earth through improved coverage, increased volume, quality and promptness of acquired ERS data.” Philemon Mjwara, Director-General, Department of Science and Technology, Republic of South Africa and Chair of the Session reiterated the benefits of having access to EO data as an “enabling resource that allows us to begin addressing the Water-Food-Energy nexus, and other nexus, as a stepping stone to clearly understanding how the Earth’s systems work, and ultimately realizing GEOSS.” Pengde Li, Deputy Director General National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation of China said,“Downscaling implementation of GEOSS at national and regional levels has become extremely important to ensure broad engagement and sufficient resources to realize our ambitious vision. Fortunately, we see more and more Members start establishing national inter-ministerial coordination and using regional initiatives as a vehicle for broad engagement.” The Plenary opened with a message from the International Space Station. In the recorded video message, the cosmonauts observed it is easy to understand the interconnected nature of the planet. Space technologies help to understand Earth’s complicated processes and problems. Humankind is facing global challenges today, and international cooperation plays a crucial role in tackling these issues. The work of GEO makes Earth observations more widely available and meaningful, for the benefit of humanity. Link: https://youtu.be/C7nmvNb1z14 sites : http://www.earthobservations.org/ portal : http://www.geoportal.org/