Category: Mapping

Accessing secure OGC services with ArcGIS Online

OGC services provide a great mechanism for achieving Interoperability. While OGC services are generally targeted for open environments, it is also true that many organizations disseminate “high value” information products using secure OGC protocols; secured using basic, digest or Integrated Windows authentication. In the past, ArcGIS Online had no options for dealing with these secure OGC web  services. With the latest release of ArcGIS Online, it is now possible for organizations to Continue reading

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Customize Esri Vector Basemap Boundaries and Labels

Local Language Labels

In an earlier post, we described how you can customize the Esri vector basemaps (now in beta release).  In that post, we provided an example of changing the colors for an existing map style to create a different look for … Continue reading

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Updates to the Imagery, Topographic, and Streets Basemaps Available!


The latest ArcGIS Online release includes new and updated content from our user community. Thank you to our Contributors and Partners who help support the Living Atlas of the World by providing data and enriching these amazing resources.  This release incorporates new and … Continue reading

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Geocoding Suggestions in StreetMap Premium North America HERE 2015 R2


The next update of StreetMap Premium (North America HERE) is now available, and it includes support for geocoding suggestions! What are geocoding suggestions?  It’s a searching capability.  Suggest is an auto-complete method that facilitates an interactive searching experience.  It makes … Continue reading

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How to Customize Esri Vector Basemaps

Create Custom Style for Vector Basemap

As described in this earlier post, Esri has introduced a new set of vector basemaps (now in beta release).  These vector basemaps offer several benefits (e.g. fast to download, look great on high-res displays, smaller and easier to update, etc), … Continue reading

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Introducing Esri Vector Basemaps (Beta)

Streets (Night)

Earlier this year, Esri announced plans for bringing vector tiles to the ArcGIS platform and shared a preview of vector basemaps being developed.  With the November update of ArcGIS Online, we are introducing initial support for vector tiles as a … Continue reading

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What’s New in Smart Mapping (November 2015)

Change Style tool

The best maps answers specific questions. How are you using ArcGIS Online to ask, and answer, the specific questions that are most relevant to your organization? The November 2015 release of ArcGIS Online includes additional smart mapping options to help … Continue reading

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What’s New in Navigator for ArcGIS (November 2015)

Navigator for ArcGIS 1.2 is out!

Navigator for ArcGIS 1.2 was released today for iOS! This update includes a few enhancements: Localized into Italian and Turkish, so the speakers of these languages can get voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions. Enhanced support for enterprise logins by adding Tivoli as an … Continue reading

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Using Python and QML to build native apps

matplotlib elevation profile

Python is a highly efficient and intuitive language that is pervasive throughout the ArcGIS Platform, as well as the larger scientific community. I personally love writing Python code because you can build sophisticated scripts that accomplish a wide array of … Continue reading

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Managing Imagery Data? Start Here!

Enterprise Image Management white paper

When people think about managing data, I can’t imagine anything as intimidating to an IT person as imagery data.  Why you may ask?  Because the file size is large, very large, the formats can be unfamiliar, and after you’ve acquired … Continue reading

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