Imagine accessing your ArcGIS Online content, apps, groups, and MyEsri with a single click, without having to navigate to your ArcGIS Organization. Wouldn’t it be convenient to have your content available at a glance without having to leave the browser tab you’re currently viewing?
So how do you get Echo for ArcGIS?
Simply go to Google Chrome Web Store and download the extension, or find Echo for ArcGIS on the ArcGIS Marketplace. Once you have it installed, simply connect to your organization or portal using your credentials, you can even connect multiple accounts. Start using it as a way to cut down clicks and easily toggle between all your ArcGIS Online and Enterprise accounts.
The great thing about Echo for ArcGIS is the way each role in a company can utilize this extension to their own advantage to make accessing content more efficient. To get a deeper understanding let’s look at some specific use cases from our staff and users.
GIS Administrator’s can use Echo for ArcGIS to streamline access to their content and make it easier to switch between their Portal and ArcGIS Online organizations. If you are using multiple organizations for development and testing or for distributed collaboration then Echo for ArcGIS will be a big help when switching between them. As well, it allows you quick access to information about your organization, your content, technical support, and training resources.
Enterprise Solutions Engineer
One of our Enterprise Solution Engineers uses Echo for ArcGIS to quickly navigate back and forth between multiple accounts and organizations to get connected for research and development testing. With different versions of ArcGIS Enterprise set up for testing on different versions in addition to ArcGIS Online, Echo for ArcGIS is a big help in reducing time switching back and forth between organizations and accounts.
They also use Echo for ArcGIS to quickly launch Esri applications to get directly to an application they need to test functionality or data interaction based on customer feedback. Using Echo for ArcGIS saves them time as they don’t have to go grab credentials for the test environment, log into a specific organization, and then go to the app launcher. Instead they use Echo for ArcGIS in their browser to access content or applications and be already logged in when the application opens.
For our Technical Support team being quick and responsive is essential to help troubleshoot customer concerns and checking for outages. Echo for ArcGIS gives them quick access to MyEsri, as well as Esri Support resources and ensures you’re always only one click away from managing your cases, speaking with chat support, or providing a bug report.
GIS Marketing Manager
As a GIS Marketer myself, I am always accessing the ArcGIS Marketplace and Esri Partner Community. My responsibility is to make sure our content is up-to-date and our branding is consistent across all channels. Echo for ArcGIS makes it easier to navigate from my email, and social media, right into the Marketplace and Partner Community when something needs to be addressed or updated. It provides the ability to streamline work, making me faster when addressing concerns or questions from senior staff and being more productive overall.
Another use for Echo for ArcGIS is during the upcoming Esri UC Virtual Conference. While using Echo, you can access your content without having to leave the page you’re on or needing to open a new tab just to reference an App or Item. We highly recommend grabbing this extension before the Esri UC Virtual Conference to make your attendance and workload easier to manage, as there should be plenty to browse through, online. As well, it will help if you want to test out various functionality alongside the presenters.
So there you have it; Echo for ArcGIS. It’s a great browser extension that helps streamline your workflow, making you more productive and cutting down on clicks, no matter what role you play in your company. With GeoMarvel offering this to the GIS community for free, there is no excuse not to try it.
Find out more about Echo here, or reach out to GeoMarvel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GeoMarvel and GEO Jobe – Partnership
GeoMarvel and GEO Jobe have had a long-standing partnership, working together to develop applications on a variety of projects. Their shared vision and collaborative efforts to design solutions have continued to serve the geospatial community.
As Esri partners, it’s always great to see organizations collaborate to achieve larger goals. We encourage you to follow both organizations on social media (@geomarvel & @geojobeGIS) to learn more, and to stay up-to-date with their latest successes.