10.2.6 Update for ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android is now available

In keeping with our commitment to delivering great, high quality software in a timely fashion for you, our customers, we are happy to announce that the 10.2.6 update for ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android is ready and available!

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Cascadia graces the cover of the 2015 Esri Map Book

By David McCloskey, Cascadia-Institute.org
(posted by Aileen Buckley, Esri Cartographer)

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Chosen to grace the cover of the 2015 Esri Map Book, this map, by the Cascadia Institute, with cartography by Benchmark Maps, shows for the first time the natural integrity of Cascadia as a whole bioregion.

Cascadia is named for the whitewaters that pour down the slopes of her mountains. Home of salmon and rivers, mountains and forests, Cascadia rises as a Great Green Land from the Northeast Pacific Rim.

Cascadia curves from coast to crest—from the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains and Continental Divide. On the seafloor, Cascadia ranges from the Mendocino Fracture Zone to the Aleutian Trench in the corner of the Gulf of Alaska. Continue reading

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Take your terrain mapping to new heights

by Kenneth Field, Senior Cartographic Product Engineer

Standard techniques for representing terrain, like a hillshade, are adequate for many applications, but you may want to represent terrain under different lighting conditions, or perhaps use more artistic techniques. In these cases you might need to go a little further than creating a simple hillshade. For this reason (and because we like making tools that extend what we can do!) we’ve built a new toolbox, called Terrain Tools, that helps you take your terrain mapping to new heights. Continue reading

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Data Viz App Challenge Winners and Finalists Announced!


We called on geo developers to build interactive, meaningful mapping applications that showcased the data visualization power of ArcGIS. Participants in the Esri Data Viz App Challenge used smart mapping and other ArcGIS for Developers tools to create apps that wowed the judges. Here … Continue reading

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Maintenance upgrade to ArcGIS Online map servers in early June


The Esri ArcGIS Online Basemap system (i.e., services.arcgisonline.com, server.arcgisonline.com) will be upgraded from ArcGIS 10.2 for Server to ArcGIS 10.3 for Server in early June. The update will improve system stability and performance, with no known issues at this time. … Continue reading

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How to Contribute Maps to the Living Atlas of the World

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In this blog, you will see how to contribute your maps, apps, Story Maps, scenes and layers to the Living Atlas of the World. The focus is on how to use the new “contributor app” for the Living Atlas of … Continue reading

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VENOM & Logjam Vulnerability Hype


Mid-May was a busy month for vulnerabilities being covered by media, so we’ve consolidated information about two of the most broadcasted vulnerabilities here. VENOM Vulnerability Information: On May 13, 2015, a hypervisor vulnerability was disclosed CVE-2015-3456 referred to as VENOM that … Continue reading

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Updating your Community Maps Account Information


Hello Community Maps contributors! Has your contact information changed since you’ve registered with Community Maps? Then this blog post is for you!

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Civilian Topographic Map Released

The Civilian Topographic Map (CTM) is designed to allow you to easily create civilian style 25K topographic data and maps using Esri Production Mapping.  The first release of CTM includes a geodatabase data model as well as sample configurations for editing, quality assurance, and cartography for creating 1:25000 scale civilian style topographic maps. Continue reading

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Living Atlas of the World Updates Improve the World Topographic Map


ArcGIS Online has been refreshed with new and updated content to Esri’s Basemaps. The user community has improved the World Topographic Map. We appreciate our users and partners who are supporting the Living Atlas of the World by contributing useful information and applying this content to enhance their … Continue reading

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