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There are lots of positive comments on Esri's latest MOOC, the Location Advantage. It focuses on the use of GIS, ArcGIS Online in particular, in business. I dropped out during the first week and explain why in this blog post. TL;DR: Lack of engagement.
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NVIDIA GPU Speeds ArcGIS for College
The rather promotional piece in TechTarget addresses how an unnamed midwest liberal arts school (Drake in Des Moines, IA) plunked NVIDA technology in its system to speed up ArcGIS.
Citrix's products weren't enough to improve performance for one particular app, however. Students who studied subjects involving geographic information systems at the school use ArcGIS, an app produced by Esri Inc. of Redlands, Calif. ArcGIS maps out topographical models and performs that modeling within the app.
The app is very graphics-intensive and broke down when used within the Citrix environment without any graphics acceleration, Mielke said.