Category: ArcGIS Online

Updated Community Contributions include Campuses, Cities, Counties, a Country, and more


We recently updated our World Topographic Map coverage with the addition of five new communities and 15 updated areas participating through our Community Maps Program. View a Story Map showcasing all of the latest community updates to the World Topo … Continue reading

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Visualizing Player Movement in Sport using 3D Web GIS

Diorama Of Player Movement

In this blog I present a Diorama of Player Movement using ArcScene and Esri’s CityEngine Web Viewer. This unique 3D GIS visualization helps better understand the interaction of the spatial and temporal components of optical player tracking data and offers an … Continue reading

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Basemap System Upgrade to ArcGIS 10.2 for Server Completed


The Esri ArcGIS Online Basemap system (i.e.,, was upgraded last night to ArcGIS 10.2 for Server. See Esri Basemap System Upgrade to ArcGIS 10.2 for Server for details about the new capabilities in ArcGIS 10.2 for Server and … Continue reading

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Esri’s Roadmap for Web Developers

This post is designed to provide clarity on the future of our Flex and Silverlight development efforts. In order to align our product road maps, we continually monitor general web technology trends and the direction of our customers’ development efforts. Advances in modern browser technology combined with limited browser support for Flex and Silverlight, encourage the use of JavaScript/HTML5 for web GIS implementations. JavaScript/HTML5 has become the technology of choice among our user community for web GIS solutions going forward. Continue reading

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Adding audio to your story map map tours


In previous posts we’ve covered adding websites, videos, and even CityEngine web scenes to story map map tours. In this post we’ll outline how you can add audio to enhance the storytelling experience for viewers of your tours. This example … Continue reading

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Collector – Disconnected editing and sync

With the 10.2.2 release of Collector for ArcGIS in March you will be able to use maps on your smartphone or tablet when disconnected from the network. We started blogging about this last month by discussing how you will be able to download maps to your device. In this article we want to discuss feature services, the flow of data, and synchronizing edits. Continue reading

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Oceans and 3D are the focus for upcoming Community Maps webinar

Ocean And 3D Basemaps

It is time to announce the speakers for the next installment of the monthly Community Maps webinar.  This time we are thrilled to be joined by two members of the larger Community Maps content team – Caitlyn Raines and Brian … Continue reading

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CityEngine 2013 key new features


The CityEngine 2013 release has some very exciting new features. Here is a quick overview: Create and Share Rule Packages Create a so-called rule package from a CityEngine rule and associated assets such as textures and generic 3D models. Share … Continue reading

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What’s coming in ArcGIS Online March 2014


The next ArcGIS Online update is targeted for early March, 2014. New features in this update will include the following: Custom Roles The existing organizational roles of Administrator, Publisher, and User are being complemented by the addition of custom roles. … Continue reading

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Preview of Open Data

Open Data Badge

Location provides a common context through which we can compare different domains of data in order to understand complex relationships. Government agencies gather this data as part of their mission and daily operations – but no one cares as much … Continue reading

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