Category: Developer

The Data Visualization App Challenge Is On!

Esri's Data Visualization App Challenge

Who doesn’t love a beautiful map that tells a great story, helps solve a complex problem, and provides even more value just a click or zoom away? That’s the power of data visualization, and we love it as much as … Continue reading

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Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS v1.1 Developer Edition Now Available!


Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS enables you to create and deploy new custom web apps that can run on any device without programming. Built on the ArcGIS API for JavaScript and HTML5 technology, the Developer Edition enables you to extend the … Continue reading

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Improve your scientific analysis with one simple trick!


When we talk about scientific data, the term is kind of a catch-all that really refers to three data formats commonly used in the scientific community: NetCDF, HDF, and GRIB. If a normal raster is a grid where each block … Continue reading

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Introducing the Dimension Explorer


Originally posted by Dave Johnson, Esri Applications Prototype Lab Dimension Explorer, an addin tool for ArcMap, has just been released by the Esri Applications Prototype Lab! Dimension Explorer 1.0 makes it easier to work with time-aware and multidimensional data in … Continue reading

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Esri Production Mapping for Server: Product on Demand (POD) Sample JavaScript Application Released

The Product on Demand (POD) sample JavaScript application is now released on Github. You can find it at: This application requires the new 10.3 ArcGIS for Server extension – Esri Production Mapping for Server.

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A Shout Out to Our 2015 Launch Festival Hackathon Projects!

Launch Festival

It’s awesome to be able to recognize a handful of developers who immersed themselves inside Esri’s location platform for two straight days. At this year’s Launch Festival 2015 we saw our developer libraries being used in everything from smart car apps … Continue reading

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Esri Optimized LAS (zLAS) I/O Runtime Library is Now Available

The zLAS I/O Library is a C++ runtime library that provides API access for reading and writing zLAS as well as converting between zLAS and LAS. It is comprised of a header file documenting the function interfaces, a lib file, and a DLL. Third party developers can use this to add support for zLAS to their applications. The library has an Apache 2.0 license which permits use and redistribution at no cost.

The library is available on GitHub:

See: Esri Optimized LAS (zLAS) FAQ

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Measuring distances and area with ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET


The ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET enables developers to build connected or offline Windows apps that provide end users with focused editing workflows across native Microsoft platforms (Desktop, Store, Phone).  A common developer requirement is to implement a measure tool … Continue reading

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Developer Summit 2015 areas of interest : Spatial Analyst

Are you a Developer in Palm Springs, CA this week for the 2015 Esri Developer Summit?  Are you a user of Spatial Analyst functionality, and would like to make sure you get the most out of your time?  Read on for some suggestions on sessions that might appeal to you. Continue reading

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ArcGIS API for JavaScript Version 3.13 Released


Version 3.13 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript is now available! Below is an overview of the release including new features, enhancements, and changes included in version 3.13.  For a complete list with API enhancements and bug fixes, check out … Continue reading

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