Find Areas at Risk of Flooding in a Cloudburst

Find Areas at Risk of Flooding in a Cloudburst

In recent years, Denmark has experienced a number of sudden, extreme rainfall events. These events, known as cloudbursts, overwhelm stormwater systems and cause flood damage to homes and businesses. One way to help municipalities prepare for the next cloudburst is … Continue reading

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Global Privacy Requirements

On October 6, 2015 the European Court of Justice declared that Safe Harbor alone is no longer considered adequate privacy assurance by itself for customers requiring EU’s data protection of personal data.  Media ran to the presses with the issues this might entail for European customers of US-based data holdings, however the UK Information Commissioner was quick to state “Keep calm, Safe Harbor is not the only route.”

To ensure our customers know what privacy assurance is available now and what we are working on, we have updated our Privacy overview page on our Trust site. We are strong advocates of your privacy and believe these efforts will help to ensure you remain in compliance with EU law.

Though Privacy is not called out as a specific fundamental right in the United States today, as it is by the EU, this is an area of active change as evidenced by the recent passage of the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA).  Previously, California privacy law did not cover electronic devices or digitally stored information, so now a warrant is required for the government to access electronic information – a step the EU considers the right direction.

Bottom line, some customers might want to utilize mechanisms in the short-term to help fulfill privacy regulation requirements such as Consent, EU Model Clauses, and even deployment models.  Esri plans to support Safe Harbor 2.0 when it is released to ensure we can all work together in the most effective manner and provide assurance to the privacy and security of our customers around the globe.

- The Security Standards & Architecture Team

Esri’s Trust site Privacy Summary
EU Model Clauses
EU FAQ’s To Understand Personal Data Transfer Requirements
Overview of new CalECPA Privacy Law

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Collector for ArcGIS v10.3.4 is out


We are pleased to announce the latest update to Collector for ArcGIS v 10.3.4. This is a minor bug fix update that addresses a number of customer reported issues on both the iOS and Android platforms. Here are a few … Continue reading

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Using Create Story to choose a Story Map


Story Maps harness the power of maps and geography to tell a story by combining web maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. Story maps use an interactive builder that guides you through the process of authoring a story. There … Continue reading

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Formatting an Excel table for use in ArcGIS

By Aileen Buckley, Esri Cartographer

Excel to ArcMap thumbnailTo use an Excel table in ArcGIS, it should first be formatted correctly so that ArcGIS can read the table without errors. This blog entry contains links to a table with guidelines for how to format your Excel table, as well as a couple of other useful related resources.

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Create a “glowing double ring” effect using Change Style


Smart Mapping provides a data-driven approach to symbolizing layers and exploring data. When changing style the choices you see are determined by the nature of your data. Once you have decided the initial form of your features—for example, circles or colors to show population—you … Continue reading

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A new beta for Collector for ArcGIS on Windows is available!

The related records feature is now in the latest beta for Collector for ArcGIS on Windows 10.

Since we released the first beta for Collector for ArcGIS last month, we have received great feedback from many of you about the app and its use in your data collection workflows. In addition to addressing a number of issues you … Continue reading

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What’s New on the Story Maps Website for October 2015


The Esri Story Maps website has been updated to make it faster and easier for you to start making story maps! There’s a new Create Story wizard that lets you pick one of the hosted Story Map apps and start … Continue reading

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Sending email from web map pop-ups


Email can be sent directly from web map pop-ups using pop-up configurations. Which configuration approach is best will be determined by how the email addresses are stored in the layer attributes. This post shows you how to send an email … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android v10.2.7 released

We are excited to announce a new release to the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android v10.2.7.  This is a bug fix release which includes the following issues addressed in our release notes.

To apply this fix, update your build.gradle file with the following dependency:

dependencies {
    compile ''

You can download the latest version of the SDK from our developers site. All of our samples have been updated to use the latest version and developer instructions on how to sync your local fork of the samples with our GitHub repository.  We invite you to collaborate with the community and the Esri development team on GeoNet & our GitHub samples.

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