Category: Mapping

Generate contours dynamically with a new raster function!

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Users of elevation data or other continuous data such as temperature or air pressure, take note! A new custom raster function has been made available for you to add into ArcGIS (version 10.2.1 or later) Desktop and/or Server. This can … Continue reading

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User Contributions have Improved ArcGIS Online Basemaps and the Living Atlas for the Second Time This Month

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For the second time this month, The ArcGIS Content Team has improved the Community Basemaps by incorporating both new and updated content to the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. Thanks to the user community, the World Topographic Map was refreshed with 7 new contributors and 8 updates … Continue reading

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Data Visualization with ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Enhancement Options

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In the previous posts, we already learned how to display your data, and how to style your data by unique value with JavaScript API. You might feel content with simply displaying data on a map, but your audience may expect something beyond this. Where can they find the legend? What if they want more information about each feature on the map?

In this post, you will learn how to:

  • Use pop-up to provide additional information
  • Add legend
  • Trigger actions when a graphic is clicked

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CityEngine 2014.1 released!

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As promised, here is another CityEngine release for this year. We are happy to announce CityEngine 2014.1, available for download from the customer care portal. This version introduces some new exciting functionality, many enhancements and is even more stable than the … Continue reading

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Data Visualization with ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Show Data by Unique Value

In the first post of this series, I mentioned a good way to determine which way to visualize your data is to ask questions about the purpose of the map. In addition to “where things are,” which we already examined in that post, you may also want answer questions like:

  • What chain does each restaurant belong to in my city?
  • What is the most predominant crop of each county in the US?
  • What level of crime risk does each census tract have?

Unique value renderer is good for answering your what questions.

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User Contributions have Improved the World Topographic Map

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The ArcGIS Content Team has improved the Community Basemaps by incorporating both new and updated content to the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. Thanks to the user community, the World Topographic Map was refreshed with 4 new contributors and 7 updates for cities and counties throughout the … Continue reading

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Esri Supports S-63 ENC Cells

Did you know that Esri supports S-63 ENC cells? S-63 is an International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) standard that details how electronic navigational charts, or ENCs, are encrypted, secured, and compressed. The IHO granted Esri Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) status in 2014 to support the decryption of S-63 ENC cells with Esri technology.  This status allows users to display the rich, authoritative data stored within the ENC cells throughout the ArcGIS platform. Continue reading

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Data Visualization with ArcGIS API for JavaScript

In the past year, we added some powerful, innovative, easy-to-use graphic drawing functionality in the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. Along with existing capabilities of the API, now you can easily create effective data visualizations on the map with a few lines of code. In this blog series, we will walk through various visualization capabilities in the API, and learn how you can utilize them to visualize your data.
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ArcGIS Pro software licensing changes in beta 5

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The beta 5 release of ArcGIS Pro is now available. You can download it from the ArcGIS Pro website or check for updates within ArcGIS Pro. This release has some important changes to the way you authorize your software license. … Continue reading

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User Contributions Continue to Improve Community Basemaps and the Living Atlas

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The ArcGIS Content Team continues to enhance the Community Basemaps by incorporating new and updated content to the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World, enhancing the basemap content collection. Thanks to the user community, the World Topographic Map has been updated with new contributions for North America, Canada … Continue reading

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