Category: ArcGIS Online

Latest DigitalGlobe imagery updates span the globe


Last week we updated our World Imagery map with more than 30 terabytes of high-resolution imagery from DigitalGlobe. This is our fifth release of significant global coverage this year, following updates in March, May, and two in June (global and … Continue reading

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Hydrology is online at the University of Texas – Austin

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Students at the University of Texas at Austin have found a reengineered GIS in Water Resources class this fall. The GIS class, which was first offered by Dr. David Maidment in 1996, has changed the way that the information is … Continue reading

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Want to see your Community Maps contribution published faster? Use the Local Government Information Model.


One of the most common questions potential Community Maps contributors ask is “How long will it take to see my map layers in the World Topographic Map after I submit them”?  While there are many factors that can influence the … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek at Updates to the Ocean Basemap

The Ocean Basemap team has always been focused on delivering a high quality cartographic product that fits the needs of our users.  We have been thrilled with the many compliments we have received.  However, we are still working to make the Ocean Basemap the best product we can.  After listening to suggestions from our users, the Ocean Basemap team decided to change the format of the basemap.  Continue reading

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ArcGIS for Windows Mobile 10.2 released!

The Mobile team has released version 10.2 of ArcGIS for Windows Mobile and it is now available from our Customer Care Portal! You can sign in and download it right now! Continue reading

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Collector v10.2 is coming soon!

There have been a number of questions coming in about the next update for Collector and we are happy to announce that we are putting the finishing touches on an update now and it should be in your hands later this month!

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Quick Tips: Consuming Feature Services with Geoprocessing

Identifying a feature service

Do you work with Feature Services? Do you want to use geoprocessing tools or Python to perform analysis with ArcGIS for Desktop? Here’s a few quick tips for using a hosted feature service from or your own ArcGIS for Server … Continue reading

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Launch a Story Map Tour at a Specific Tour Location


The Map Tour is one of the more popular Esri story map templates. It’s been used for stories like The Weird and Wonderful Inland Empire, the Longmont Colorado Flood, Exploring Estuaries in Cornwall, England, and others. A map tour consists … Continue reading

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Using Transparency to Make your Landscape Maps Clairvoyant


The transparency tool available for layers in the Viewer is typically used to adjust multiple layer transparencies so that they all remain visible, but obscure one another just a bit. The recent blog on the Whereabouts of Wolverines provides … Continue reading

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Beyond the Shutdown: U.S. Government Data on ArcGIS Online


Has the shutdown of the U.S. Government halted your access to the GIS data you rely on? Is that lack of access affecting your work? Good news, it does not have to.  ArcGIS Online has been serving much of that … Continue reading

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