Category: Mobile

Using the ArcGIS Android SDK with Android Studio – Part 2

In part 1 of this series we discussed how to integrate the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android with Android Studio.  The post stepped through the process of manually setting up a single project in Android Studio.  Today, the ArcGIS Android developer team is proud to announce an Early Access Preview (EAP) release of ArcGIS Android Gradle samples.  The samples are open source and can be forked from GithubAndroid Studio development environment is now in Beta and will be the official Android IDE once it’s ready.  We encourage you to collaborate with us working with the new Gradle based Android project structure.  Be aware that this is an EAP and if you are not comfortable using an unfinished product, you may want to use ArcGIS Android Samples in the Eclipse Plugin bundled with the ArcGIS Android SDK.

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So What’s GeoNet?

In all the excitement of the 2014 Esri UC, you may not have heard about GeoNet. Maybe you heard the name from Jack’s announcement during the plenary, maybe you got an email or saw it from your social media connections, maybe you’ve logged in but were not sure where to go. In any case, I wanted to help you understand more about GeoNet, how it applies to you and how you can get started.

Purpose of GeoNet
GeoNet is here to extend the user conference experience to 365 days a year. Take all of the networking, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and product support from the conference and combine them into a single community that spans the globe. From that, you have GeoNet. Continue reading

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Even kids can use Collector

Josh about to make a saleWhile the weather and electricity of the Esri UC in San Diego never disappoint, and there is more than enough to look at, make sure you check out the Youth Community GIS section of the posters. One of the posters tells the story of Josh, a Cub Scout tracking his popcorn sales using Collector.

Josh is the son of an Esri Business Partner, Skye, and when they heard about the popcorn sales, Dad asked if he’d like to use an app to help him do his work. They set up data, made a map, and took Collector to the field. I had a chance to chat with Josh and his dad, and hear about the project directly from the 10-year-old. Continue reading

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Impact Summary: Dazzle Them With Your Data

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Esri’s Disaster Response Program helps support worldwide incidents, such as earthquakes, floods, wildfires, and severe weather. To increase public knowledge of the disaster impacts, we wanted an app to highlight areas and show related statistics, such as data that shows … Continue reading

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Mobile Apps and ArcPad Group Meetings at the UC

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Do you want to know how people are successfully using Esri Mobile Apps? Do you want to meet colleagues who are facing the same mobile technology challenges as you? The Esri Apps Team invites User Conference attendees to join us … Continue reading

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Notice to Android users of Collector for ArcGIS

With the latest releases of the Android OS (KitKat versions 4.4.3 and 4.4.4) we have encountered a stability issue introduced within the OS updates that affects customers using Collector for ArcGIS and thought you should know. The issue appears when using the back button to move between screens with a map open – the app will slow down and may back right out to the home screen.

We are hoping that Google will resolve this issue soon however we are also investigating what we can do to work around the issue and provide an update as soon as possible. If you have not upgraded your devices to 4.4.3 or 4.4.4 then we encourage you to hold off until we resolve this issue and can provide an update. Please note that this issue does not appear within the ArcGIS app however you may see this issue within other Android apps as well.

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New Forums are on the Way!

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that we will soon be rolling out a new, evolved discussion forum over the next few weeks as part of the new Esri community platform called GeoNet.

For more information and to discuss further, feel free to jump into the conversation here.

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Do more with Collector using barcode scanners

Utility meters, poles, pipes, traffic signs – the fixed assets that you manage inside of the ArcGIS platform are not only mapped but are often tagged with durable, weather resistant barcodes that uniquely identify each asset inside of an asset management system.

Quite often we are asked if Collector for ArcGIS running on a smartphone or tablet can be paired with a barcode scanner so that as you map asset locations you can capture the barcodes placed on them as well…

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Repetitive Feature Collection made easy with Collector

When you are out in the field collecting data, quite often you find yourself collecting the same information over and over again – either multiple things at the same location or multiples of the same thing at different locations. If you have encountered this, then read on because there is a setting in Collector that you really need to know about… Continue reading

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CityEngine 2014.0 released!

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This year, there will be more CityEngine releases than in previous years so we can deliver you new features and bug fixes quicker. First up is CityEngine 2014.0, released on the 30th of May 2014 and available for download from … Continue reading

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