Category: ArcGIS Online

Filter Water Utility Assets by Attributes in ArcGIS Online

Water Utilities often want to identify where pipes of a certain material and/or diameter exist in their system or where hydrants out of service or in need of repair are located. Did you know you could to do this using ArcGIS Online? As a GIS technician/analyst/manager, how much time would it save you to empower your users to do this themselves; as a user, how much time would it save you to do it yourself? Follow the steps below to learn how to create a Filter Application in ArcGIS Online.  Continue reading

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Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS 10.2 Update 1 released

This morning we released a minor update to the Operations Dashboard to address an issue connecting to services through a proxy (NIM097295). If you are using ArcGIS Online then you can  either wait for the Operations Dashboard to notify you of an update or you can uninstall and download the update from ArcGIS Online now. If you are using Portal for ArcGIS, we are uploading utility and it will be available inside of the Customer Care portal Monday January 27th. Look for a download  titled “Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS 10.2 Update 1 Deployment Utility”.

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Updating your hosted feature service for 10.2

In April 2013, we explained how you could use a Python script to automate the publishing and overwriting of your feature service on This post explains how to perform that same workflow using ArcGIS 10.2 or 10.2.1. The following instructions will get you started, or, scroll to the bottom of this post for extra information on what’s changed at 10.2. Continue reading

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10 open source projects every JavaScript geo dev should know about

Regardless of whether you’re a hacker or a well-seasoned developer, writing JavaScript geo apps from scratch takes some serious time, skill, and effort.  Thankfully there’s a few places you can go to get a head start, like the site.  There you’ll find over 170 geo projects on GitHub that are ready to go.  Most of the projects use the ArcGIS APIs and services to do something “geo”, but many integrate with other technologies as well, and others are pure JavaScript solutions.  The other cool thing is that they are all on GitHub, so if there’s a feature missing, it’s easy to make a pull request or log an issue to get it added!

Here are 10 projects that should help you get your JavaScript mapping apps out the door faster. Continue reading

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Beyond basemaps – An introduction to the Living Atlas


Esri’s content landscape has expanded tremendously. Through sharing content in hosted cloud services, access to a suite of basemaps and topics that describe earth, people, life and urban systems are available to everyone. Esri is building a global community; it … Continue reading

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Major Update to Operations Dashboard Coming in March!

Along with Collector for ArcGIS, last year we introduced a new app called the Operations Dashboard. Both Collector and Dashboard are simply a part of your ArcGIS organization. The Operations Dashboard is a great planning and monitoring tool that brings to life the power of the geospatial content you manage. Armed with a powerful collection of widgets you can view and interact with your data in both a spatial and statistical context. To learn more about the Operations Dashboard or to try it out yourself – check out our online doc site.

In March we will be releasing a major update (version 10.2.2). Here are some of the key features you can look forward to seeing…

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Adding CityEngine web scenes to your story map map tours


There’s all sorts of things you can add to your story map map tours, and we’ve covered adding videos and adding websites in previous posts. In this post we’ll venture into the realm of 3D visualization, and outline how you … Continue reading

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Maintenance upgrade to ArcGIS Online map servers next week


NOTE AS OF FEB. 5, 2014: The update was postponed because of some issues detected during the upgrade. The update will be re-scheduled as soon as the issues are resolved, and this post will be updated to reflect our plans. … Continue reading

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Adding websites to your story map map tours


In a recent post we outlined how you can add videos to your story map using the map tour builder. In addition to photos and videos, you can also add websites and other HTML documents. In this post we’ll take … Continue reading

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Liven up your map tours using “real-time” data


A previous post detailed how you can use live web cams (actually snapshots from live web cams) to author dynamic “real-time” story maps. These add an interesting context to any story map, and make it more relevant for telling certain … Continue reading

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