Category: ArcGIS Online

Updating ArcGIS.com Hosted Feature Services with Python

Note: A this workflow has been updated for ArcGIS 10.2/10.2.1. Please read that post depending on your version. [January 24, 2014]

More organizations are moving towards using ArcGIS.com hosted feature services to serve data. One common task that has become a popular question of late is, “How do I automatically update the data within this hosted service?” For example, your organization may want to push nightly updates to keep synchronized with the daily changes made by your Desktop users. One of the easiest ways this can be done as this blog describes, is by overwriting the feature service completely with an updated one.

The following Python script demonstrates how to:

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Discover San Francisco Hackathon

Last weekend Esri joined forces with Airbnb, the City of San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office of Innovation, and GAFFTA to put on the Discover SF Hackathon.  This event brought together designers, developers, and entrepreneurs to hack the urban experience by promoting discovery and exploration for residents and tourists alike.

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Filtering, performing analysis, and building a web map application with ArcGIS Online

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With ArcGIS Online, individuals, governments, and organizations alike can create and share compelling map stories. For example, by using just two map layers, law enforcement officials could use ArcGIS Online to determine the locations where crimes are occurring, perform spatial … Continue reading

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Community contributions added to the World Topographic Map

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We recently deployed additional community contributions to the World Topographic Map.

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Legacy geocoding and routing services at http://tasks.arcgisonline.com will be retired on December 31, 2013

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Over the past several months, Esri has published a new and expanded set of geocoding and routing services through the ArcGIS Online platform. These new services include substantially expanded coverage around the world, as well as new capabilities such as … Continue reading

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U.S. Soils Data Added to World Water Online

By Lori Armstrong

The World Water Online (WWO) group in the ArcGIS Resource Center has 12 new web map applications based on the SSURGO soil survey database. These apps show soil characteristics that are useful for hydrologic modeling, such as drainage class, available water storage, water table depth, and ponding frequency. The hydrologic group code, which classifies soils based on infiltration rate, can be used to calculate curve number and model how much rain falling in an area will become runoff.

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New community contributions added to the World Topographic Map for March

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We recently deployed additional community contributions to the World Topographic Map for several areas in the United States.

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Using Stamen and MapBox tilesets as basemaps in ArcGIS.com

In his recent blog entry Adding tile layers to your web map, Chris Whitmore explained how the March 2013 enhancement to ArcGIS Online supported the addition of a range of new file types to web maps. Chris described the approach of adding tile layers to web maps which allows you to use web-accessible map tiles from a server directly using a URL request from the browser. In this blog entry I show you how this approach can be used to integrate Stamen and MapBox tilesets in your ArcGIS Online web maps.

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Adding links to captions in your Map Tour

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The Storytelling Map Tour template is one of the most popular story map templates, combining an interactive map, a photo and text panel, and a thumbnail carousel to create a compelling virtual tour. A recent example is the Palm Springs Map … Continue reading

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New updates to the Ocean Basemap

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2013′s first update to the Ocean Basemap (Ocean_Basemap) map service includes a few new areas of higher resolution bathymetric data! Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is a non-profit committed to the conservation and restoration of our oceans.

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