Category: Mapping

Resolve recent problems with ArcGIS Pro authorizations

If you are experiencing recent problems with signing in and authorizing ArcGIS Pro, it is likely that your organization was still using beta license entitlements. These beta licenses expired on November 17, 2014. Continue reading

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Increase your transparency with ArcGIS Pro

By Kenneth Field, Senior Cartographic Product Engineer

One of the main benefits of redesigning a software package from the ground up is you can reflect on some of the limitations of what went before and deal with them head on. Most people who have a long history with ArcMap have at one time or another wanted to apply a little transparency to their symbols and have been frustrated to find the options limited (I’m one of these people!). This is something of which we’ve been acutely aware as we began the process of designing and building ArcGIS Pro. The completely redesigned graphics engine in ArcGIS Pro supports a rich array of possibilities for improved control over your graphics which has major benefits for your mapping. Let’s take a quick look at how modifying transparency for your map layers and symbols can begin to extend your cartographic possibilities.

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The User Community Has Provided Updates to the Living Atlas Through Community Maps

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The ArcGIS Content Team has updated the World Topographic Map! Another big thanks to the user community who are helping improve the Community Basemaps by submitting new and updated content to the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. Updates this week includes 3 new contributions and … Continue reading

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Esri Southwest User Conference Includes a Community Maps Post-Conference Workshop!

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Attending Esri’s Southwest User Conference? The Conference will be held at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, located at 201 West Marcy Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, December 2 – 4, 2014. Members of the Content Team will be hosting a Post-Conference Workshop. … Continue reading

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Brewing a new color palette for ArcGIS Pro

By Kenneth “there’s a u in colour” Field, Senior Cartographic Product Engineer

ArcGIS Pro offers a rich new experience for making maps. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing many of the new and exciting features that will help you better design and share beautiful maps. Today we’ll look at how we’ve rebuilt the color palettes to provide better default options and an improved selection of color choices.

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Strengthening the Link between GIS and Science with the SciPy Stack

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From an Esri Insider blog post by Matt Artz and Kevin Butler Geography is the science of our world, and GIS is a foundational technology for helping us to better understand that science. To further strengthen the link between GIS … Continue reading

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Community Contributions Added to World Imagery

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Over the past two months, we have expanded the World Imagery basemap to include more and more community contributions. High-resolution imagery was published from both new contributors as well as updates from communities that are active participants in the program. … Continue reading

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Esri LAS Optimizer Updated With Several Key Enhancements

An update to Esri’s LAS Optimizer is now available. LAS Optimizer 1.2 enhancements include:

- Support for LAS 1.4, all point record formats.
- Output zLAS files are backward compatible when LAS 1.3 or earlier payload is used.
- Retain original time stamp upon decompression if LAS file not altered in any way.
- Command line switch to verify integrity of zLAS files.
- Option to stop process when encountering error with a file.
- Drag and drop files/folders into application dialog from Windows Explorer.
- Does not overwrite log file.

The new version can be found here: http://bit.ly/19bCrMq

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Esri’s Living Atlas of the World and Community Maps Year-End Review

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The ArcGIS Platform brings together maps, apps, data, and people to make smarter decisions and enable innovation in your organization and community. ArcGIS includes a Living Atlas of the World with beautiful and authoritative maps on hundreds of topics. The Living Atlas combines reference and … Continue reading

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Imagery and Elevation will be the focus of the next Community Maps webinar

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Please join the Community Maps team on November 6th, 11:00 a.m. – noon Pacific time, for another free webinar filled with exciting news about the Esri Community Maps!  Here’s a quick look at this month’s agenda:  Steve Sharp of the … Continue reading

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