Category: ArcGIS Online
by Rajinder Nagi, Lead Community Elevation In a country like Netherlands, where about half of its land is less than 1 meter (3.3 ft) above sea level, having detailed and precise elevation data is vital for applications like flood management, climate … Continue reading
by Rajinder Nagi, Lead Community Elevation Esri World Elevation Layers are enhanced with more detailed void-free 1 arc-second (~ 30 meters) SRTM data (Version 3.0) from NASA for South America, Western Europe, Central America and Caribbean Islands. With this update, … Continue reading
Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS is designed to monitor day to day operations. It just comes with your ArcGIS organization and includes a Windows app that you can use to author a view of your work and stand up inside of … Continue reading
Ready to turn Pro? Get Started with ArcGIS Pro, the new project from Learn ArcGIS, is a great introduction to the software. This online series of lessons walks you step-by-step through the process of both 2D and 3D mapping using … Continue reading
Hundreds of organizations in Esri’s user community are helping build the Living Atlas of the World by contributing their authoritative content. The Living Atlas of the World is composed of a variety of collections, all of which are supported by the ArcGIS … Continue reading
By Don Cooke
ArcGIS now comes with so much free content that it has evolved into a Living Atlas of the World. Esri gets Content for the Living Atlas from three sources:
- Partners including Navteq, which is now known as “Here,” and Digital Globe
- Open sources such as OpenStreetMap
- The community of ArcGIS users, many of whom serve as data stewards for important foundational themes Continue reading
The ArcGIS Content Team has created new Preparing Data for Community Maps Workshops. The main focus of these workshops are the Community Maps Data Prep Tools. The workshops also introduce students to the Living Atlas of the World, and provide an overview of each step in the Community Maps workflow. Continue reading
After more than two years, the venerable Community Maps Resource Center is getting an upgrade. This means more and better organized resources to help you join and participate in the growing Living Atlas community. The first thing you will notice … Continue reading
Governments and organizations have been hard at work creating Open Data sites to make their authoritative data accessible, discoverable, explorable, and collaborative. There are over 100 sites in the ArcGIS Open Data site gallery for you to explore! The Site of the Week is a series … Continue reading
ArcGIS Pro is now available, and it is part of ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop. This new desktop application includes many of the features and enhancements you’ve been asking for, including multiple layouts, 2D and 3D editing, 64-bit processing, project workflows, better performance, and so much more.
2D and 3D Together
ArcGIS Pro is all about the map, and it is time to re-envision the maps that you make. 2D, printed maps are now only one piece in your total map-making arsenal. With ArcGIS Pro, you can now create 3D maps and globes as interactive scenes to visualize information with a new and more complete perspective. You can also create fully functional web scenes and share them with others through ArcGIS Online.
Modern But Familiar
Although ArcGIS Pro is different from ArcMap, it has a familiar look. The new ribbon interface will help you find the right tools and options as you need them, and the same tools you love will still be available. And don’t forget: You can install ArcGIS Pro on the same machine as any version of ArcMap.
ArcGIS Pro features hundreds of geoprocessing tools, lets you create models with ModelBuilder, and allows you to script workflows with Python. ArcGIS Pro is also a powerful raster and imagery application; use it to perform raster analysis on the fly and work with large lidar datasets in 3D.
You can get started with ArcGIS Pro right away by importing ArcMap documents, scenes, or globes. You’ll still be able to edit your existing data and geodatabases and use many of your ArcMap Python scripts and models. At the initial launch of ArcGIS Pro, you can also work with many popular desktop extensions including Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst, Network Analyst, Workflow Manager, and Data Reviewer.
An Integral Part of the Platform
ArcGIS Pro is closely integrated with ArcGIS Online and the rest of the ArcGIS platform. So, with ArcGIS Pro you can author, publish, and view web layers and maps either using your organization’s Portal or ArcGIS Online instance. And you’ll have the power to create web maps directly within ArcGIS Pro. Why is this a big deal? Any web maps you create with ArcGIS Pro can be immediately accessed and used by all the web and mobile apps in the ArcGIS platform, such as Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS and Collector for ArcGIS.
More to Come
We’re just getting started with ArcGIS Pro. You can expect a more rapid release cycle to provide you with additional features and capabilities to support the work you do. We invite you to give ArcGIS a try and let us know what you think. You can submit your suggestions using the ArcGIS Ideas site.
For information on getting started with ArcGIS Pro, visit pro.arcgis.com.