Introducing Esri’s Next Generation Hillshade

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by Rajinder Nagi, Esri Product Engineer Recently, we released an update to the Esri global collection of multi-scale, multi-resolution and multi-source World Elevation services. These global elevation services enable you to create stunning visualizations, calculate aspect or slope, and provide … Continue reading

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Introducing Esri’s World Elevation Services

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by Rajinder Nagi, Esri Product Engineer Elevation data supports numerous GIS applications ranging from deriving slope and aspect, stream delineation, cut and fill analysis, viewshed analysis, orthorectification of aerial photography or satellite imagery, rendering 3D visualizations, creating relief maps, and … Continue reading

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Tech Preview of ArcGIS for Azure now available

The ArcGIS Team is excited to announce that the Tech Preview ArcGIS for Azure Starter Package is now available for download. This package includes step-by-step documentation and scripts to help you quickly deploy ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Server on the Microsoft Azure Cloud. Read more about our product roadmap and Azure support on the User Conference Q & A.

The package consists of a set of workflow driven scripts (using Windows PowerShell) that you can use to create VM Images, deploy working sites, and optionally register an enterprise geodatabase in Microsoft Azure SQL Database as ArcGIS Server’s managed database. Future updates will be provided that add functionality to automate user workflows in the area of security, multi-node deployment, and auto-scalable configurations, among others.

We look forward to your feedback and learning about your experiences with the software. You can provide feedback in the blog comments section or the “ArcGIS for Azure” workspace on ideas.arcgis.com.

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Choosing the Best ArcGIS Online Basemap for Your Maps and Apps

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We presented this Technical Workshop as part of the 2014 User Conference with the following goal: How to maximize the quality of your web map or app beginning with the selection of the best basemap. There are a number of … Continue reading

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Contribute to the Living Atlas of the World

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ArcGIS includes a Living Atlas of the World with useful and authoritative maps on many topics. The Living Atlas of the World is a collection of thousands of maps, intelligent map layers, imagery, tools, and apps built by ArcGIS users … Continue reading

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Using Custom Roles with ArcGIS Open Data

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About two months ago we introduced ArcGIS Open Data in beta, and on July 10th we deployed our first release to production which is now localized in 24 different languages. Since then there have been over 600 open data groups created in ArcGIS Online and many open data … Continue reading

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Storytelling with Maps Contest Winners

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The entries came from across the globe, and the judges wrestled with a decision. But from a vast collection of entries a few where chosen as the best Story Maps in this year’s 2014 Esri User Conference Storytelling with Maps … Continue reading

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Enabling the power of search on Geospatial data within a Water Utility

There is no doubt that in today’s technology-centric world “Search” is one of the most powerful tools available.  One common challenge many utilities face is making data accessible to those who need it, and empowering them with the proper tools to find and use it.  This post focuses on some tools and workflows to enable search and broaden the reach of spatial data within a utility. Continue reading

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So What’s GeoNet?

In all the excitement of the 2014 Esri UC, you may not have heard about GeoNet. Maybe you heard the name from Jack’s announcement during the plenary, maybe you got an email or saw it from your social media connections, maybe you’ve logged in but were not sure where to go. In any case, I wanted to help you understand more about GeoNet, how it applies to you and how you can get started.

Purpose of GeoNet
GeoNet is here to extend the user conference experience to 365 days a year. Take all of the networking, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and product support from the conference and combine them into a single community that spans the globe. From that, you have GeoNet. Continue reading

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Even kids can use Collector

Josh about to make a saleWhile the weather and electricity of the Esri UC in San Diego never disappoint, and there is more than enough to look at, make sure you check out the Youth Community GIS section of the posters. One of the posters tells the story of Josh, a Cub Scout tracking his popcorn sales using Collector.

Josh is the son of an Esri Business Partner, Skye, and when they heard about the popcorn sales, Dad asked if he’d like to use an app to help him do his work. They set up data, made a map, and took Collector to the field. I had a chance to chat with Josh and his dad, and hear about the project directly from the 10-year-old. Continue reading

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Join Esri Devs at Tech Conferences this Summer

Because many of our folks are coding things for people who code, we try to attend, sponsor and present at a lot of tech conferences. Here are some of the ones we’ll be at in the coming months.
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App Updates Galore!

This past week was a big week for apps! Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS on Windows and in the browser, Collector for ArcGIS on the iOS and Android platforms and Explorer for ArcGIS on the iOS platform released updates into their respective stores.

Explorer for ArcGIS released a new app on the Mac as well.  This is the first time that Esri has released an app into the Mac App Store!

Each of the app updates introduce significant new features. Let’s take a closer look at each of them…

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ArcGIS API for JavaScript Version 3.10 Released

Version 3.10 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript is now available! Below is a complete listing of new features, enhancements and changes included in this release. The same information is available in the What’s New in 3.10 page in the SDK.
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