About the authors

Joseph Kerski

Joseph is an Education Manager for Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri)  in Colorado, USA. He served for 21 years as Geographer at the US Geological Survey and at the US Census Bureau. He has taught as Adjunct Instructor of GIS in traditional and online settings at Sinte Gleska University on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation and at other universities. Joseph holds three degrees in Geography.  He seeks and fosters educational partnerships, creates curricular materials focused on spatial thinking and geotechnologies in education, conducts research in the effectiveness and implementation of these technologies in education, and teaches classes and workshops in geotechnologies and in spatial thinking.  Joseph believes that spatial thinking and the use of geotechnologies are critical not simply as an educational tool, but that they are critical to our planet’s future.

Jill Clark

Jill is a freelance technical author. She has over 20 years experience in GI application development and implementation, GI software development, GI and IT service provision, technical writing and consultancy. She specialised in enterprise spatial database technology, data modelling, data management, and technical writing. She has broad experience in the design and implementation of GI systems and services in the public and private sectors, both in the USA and UK.

  1. czimmerman
    May 18, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Just found your site. Like the focus on legal issues, scale, and open data.Will refer to others.
    Carl Zimmerman, phd
    WestCOG
    Stamford CT

  2. November 11, 2015 at 2:21 am

    Carl, thanks for your comment! Feel free to spread the word about this site and the book to your colleagues!

  3. January 22, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Please remove the site for Proctor Academy on your site under NH rest areas as this is a data breach and is not safe for our schools liability and is not good for the schools emergency management. We have NOT given permission for this access. Please respond.

    • josephkerski
      February 17, 2020 at 4:24 pm

      The list is not ours – we have merely reviewed the list here. But I will send your note to the creator of the list.

    • February 17, 2020 at 8:40 pm

      @Lynn George – I curate the list of ArcGIS server addresses that Joseph Kerski reviewed. I just checked the list and there is nothing there for Proctor Academy. Since I update the list once a week it is possible that the ArcGIS server for your school was in an earlier version of the list.

      Joseph Elfelt

  4. June 28, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    Thanks for all your great info in Spatial Reserves. It is very practical and I find lots of good tips.
    Would you be interested in doing anything on managing files in AGOL? I find it very cumbersome as I cannot see everything that I have easily – I am a data manager for multiple projects, so I have hundreds of files to manage. I also create surveys in S123, so I have many tests, (failures), re-tests, etc.
    Also, multiple files created when you publish a web map from Pro, for example, quickly jam up my content-especially when I have multiple attempts. I realize I need to delete some files, but when they are connected to surveys I don’t want to until we are done with that survey as they seem to ‘break’ quite easily.
    I have searched for some suggestions on how to control the data file explosion in AGOL, but with no luck.
    My steps used successfully in AC and AM to keep track of my data do not work well in AGOL. Do you have any suggestions?
    Thank you,
    Peg

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