Category: ArcGIS Online

Guided Tours and coach marks are coming to ArcGIS Online!

An example of a coachmark displayed during a Guided Tour

The work that you do every day is important and we are looking for ways to help you be more productive and efficient (because we know your time is valuable). During your journey of using ArcGIS Online, we decided to … Continue reading

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New DigitalGlobe content released in World Imagery basemap

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The ArcGIS Online World Imagery basemap was updated this week with nearly 2TB of high-resolution imagery. This is the first of two updates of DigitalGlobe imagery planned for this year. This new content fills in areas previously not covered or … Continue reading

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Explorer for ArcGIS is coming!

Explorer for ArcGIS is coming and it is bringing exciting, new capabilities across the smartphone, tablet and desktop platforms. Explorer joins our family of apps that include Collector and Dashboard.

We have grand ambitions for Explorer and we chose this name for a reason! Yes we may have used it for product naming in the past but we are using it again because it best describes our vision. Collector and Operations Dashboard target the field data collection and operation management needs within your organization – Explorer targets the knowledge workers and decision makers that need to explore data in a geographic context and use maps to help them make better decisions and inform others. Continue reading

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Living Atlas updates include new Community Map layers in the World Topographic Map

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Thanks to user contributions, the World Topographic Map was refreshed with new and updated content for the country of Japan, cities and counties across the United States, and a college campus.

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ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS for Developers Subscriptions

Recently we launched a major update of the ArcGIS for Developers site and announced the ability to log in with your ArcGIS Online account to manage services, create applications and access developer tools. This has caused some confusion for users who have tried to login with Public accounts.

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Needles in a haystack – finding a plane in the Indian Ocean

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In the weeks following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 there has been a huge international effort to locate the plane. People keep talking about finding a needle in a haystack; somehow I think the needle is easier to … Continue reading

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The 2014 Community Maps Tour Dates Being Scheduled!

Community Maps Tour 2014

The Community Maps Team is taking a road trip across America. The 2014 Community Maps Tour is being scheduled. Members of our team will be making several stops this year to a town near you. We will be conducting Technical … Continue reading

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Using your own Basemap layers with Collector for ArcGIS

Basemap layers play an important role in the field work that you do – they provide a geographic reference when collecting or updating data in the field. You can choose from a number of Esri-provided basemap layers or you can use the landbase, aerial imagery or any other reference layers you create and manage within your GIS.

When you need to work offline – Esri basemaps can be downloaded directly to your smartphone or tablet using the Collector app and we provide quite a few of them for you to choose from. Continue reading

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Fairfax County Virginia Community Maps Success Story

Fairfax County in the State of Virginia has been a contributor to Esri’s Community Maps since 2010.  Brendan Ford, the County’s GIS Applications Manager was drawn to the program by the prospect of using ArcGIS Online basemaps instead of building their own basemaps to support applications.  Before joining the Community Maps, Brendan and his team spent a considerable amount of time  developing basemap content with their first released web applications.  Due to the subjective nature of the basemap cartography, where they started from scratch on symbols and label fonts, they struggled to develop a consistent basemap usable by multiple applications.  Using the high-quality cartography of the World Topographic Map on ArcGIS Online was an easy choice for the new versions of their web mapping applications. Continue reading

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Welcome to Resampling!

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You may have recently noticed some new behavior when zooming in to larger scales in the ArcGIS Online basemaps.  Previously, in areas that lacked content at large scales, you would get a gray box with a “Map data not yet available” label.  … Continue reading

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