Category: ArcGIS Online

The Living Atlas of the World has expanded to include new user community content in the World Topographic Map

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The ArcGIS Content Team has just completed another update to the Living Atlas of the World. The user community has provided new and updated World Topographic Map content for cities, counties and universities in the United States, Canada, and Japan. Another thanks … Continue reading

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Detecting Water Loss Early With ArcGIS – Using Nighttime Flow Analysis

As a GIS professional you know the value geography brings your utility. However, others in your organization, including engineers, can realize that value only when the two teams collaborate. Combining the science of geography with the rigor of engineering can solve problems, like water loss, specifically through nighttime flow analysis. Continue reading

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Spatialize Your Water Utility Data with ArcGIS

As GIS professionals we all know that adding a spatial element to data makes it much more valuable. One of the key benefits of GIS has always been, and always will be, the integrative power to bring location information together in a map – and then analyze it for insights and patterns that help explain and improve efficiencies. Today bringing information from other systems into GIS is easy with the ArcGIS platform. In fact, Esri devotes a whole section to integration for water utilities. A few commonly integrated water industry data types include: Continue reading

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How to launch a Story Map Tour at a specific tour stop

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Story Map Tour is one of the most popular story maps, ideal for tours or for presenting a series of locations you’d like users to follow in sequence. By default a Map Tour opens to an introduction or the first tour … Continue reading

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Strengthening account security in your organization

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(By Blake Stearman, ArcGIS Online development team) As an administrator you want to keep your data workflows secure, but also allow members of your organization the freedom to accomplish tasks efficiently. ArcGIS Online continues to deliver improved capabilities for administering your … Continue reading

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March Updates to the ArcGIS Online Basemaps

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New contributions to the imagery basemap were published last week on ArcGIS Online, covering 3 communities from across the country. Haldimand County, located in southern Ontario on the shores of Lake Erie, contributed their 2010, 20cm resolution imagery. Across the … Continue reading

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Smart Mapping Part 3: Rounding classes for Color and Size drawing styles

(By Adelheid Freitag, ArcGIS Online development team)

Esri’s smart mapping initiative helps to add professional touches to your maps automatically. In part 3 of this series (part 1 and part 2) we explore how smart mapping can make attractive map legends on-the-fly that use a clever approach to rounding numeric labels. A good map legend is one that is uncluttered, offers good representative examples, and uses rounded numeric labels that are easy to read and easy to remember. For most of us, “2,500” is easier to remember and work with than “2,437.8938” and is simply a better candidate for a map legend.  Continue reading

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Using 3D web scenes in Story Maps

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A scene allows you to visualize and analyze geographic information in an interactive 3D environment. Using ArcGIS Pro you can author and publish scenes. Scenes can also be authored and viewed using the scene viewer, a built-in ArcGIS Online application. … Continue reading

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Hundreds of urban areas updated in World Imagery basemap

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With our most recent release, the World Imagery basemap now contains updated coverage of more than 230 urban areas around the globe. This is our third, and by far the largest, batch of Pléiades imagery released. We released Pléiades imagery … Continue reading

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New Learn ArcGIS Lesson: No Dumping – Drains to Ocean

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In the No Dumping – Drains to Ocean project, you’ll learn how to find the area that contributes to a storm drain and the route that pollutants will take if they are dumped or washed into the drain. Continue reading

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