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Second winner in Competition to win ArcGIS for Desktop Training Day has been drawn!

Earlier today, Barb Angus, the Queensland Regional Office Manager of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), kindly agreed to draw the second (and last) winner in our Competition to win PolyGeo Training in ArcGIS for Desktop.

The competition closed on 15 January 2014 and attracted entrants from all states (except South Australia and the Northern Territory) as well as Canada, Finland and India.

To conduct the draw Barb was:

  1.  Provided with a numbered list of all individuals who responded to the ArcGIS for Desktop Training Survey 2013
  2. Asked to satisfy herself, by performing as many trials as she wanted, that a True Random Number Generator at RANDOM.ORG was indeed generating random numbers
  3. Asked to announce to me when she wanted the next number generated to be the winner

The winning number was 23, which made George Rowlinson of LandPartners the winner.  George’s prize is an ArcGIS for Desktop Training Day valued at $599 (including GST).

Many thanks to all of those who entered the competition but did not come away with a prize – better luck next year!

 

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First winner in Competition to win ArcGIS for Desktop Training Day has been drawn!

Yesterday, Jack de Lange, the Special Projects Officer of the Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA), kindly agreed to draw the first winner in our Competition to win PolyGeo Training in ArcGIS for Desktop.

The competition continues through December until 15 January 2014 with up to 9 more draws so, if you have not already, please enter ASAP!  You just need to check four multiple choice boxes.

To conduct the draw Jack was:

  1.  Provided with a numbered list of 24 individuals representing the first 20 Australian organisations (plus one Canadian) to respond to the ArcGIS for Desktop Training Survey 2013
  2. Asked to satisfy himself, by performing as many trials as he wanted, that a True Random Number Generator at RANDOM.ORG set to a range of 1-24 was indeed generating random numbers in that range
  3. Asked to announce to me when he wanted the next number generated to be the winner

The winning number was 9, which made Stephen Trent of Queensland’s Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) the winner.  Stephen’s photograph appears below shortly after receiving his voucher for an ArcGIS for Desktop Training Day valued at $590 (including GST).

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Top 10 Improvements I’d Like to See in ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop #2: Export direct to Excel

Coming in at #2 is a simple and straightforward request that appears to already be Under Consideration:

This has already been requested by 1,238 people but to ensure it gets over the line sooner rather than later, if you have not already voted for it, be sure to add your voice to the ArcGIS Idea link above.