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Navigator for ArcGIS is an app that gets you or your workforce where it needs to be, improving efficiency and reliability. Like many consumer grade navigation products, Navigator calculates directions, searches for addresses and places, and guides you to your … Continue reading

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Collector for ArcGIS v10.3.2 release

If you use Collector for ArcGIS on an Android device, you may have noticed that we updated the app to version 10.3.2 on July 14th. It is available now for download in Google Play as well as the Amazon App Store. Today we submitted Collector to the Apple App Store and it should be available for download in the next couple of weeks. Continue reading

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Mobile Apps and ArcPad Group Meetings at UC 2015

Mobile SIG 2015

Do you want to know how people have successfully deployed mobile apps to their workforce? Do you want to meet and learn from others who are facing the same mobile technology challenges as you? The Esri Apps Team invites User … Continue reading

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The ArcGIS Book—Ten Big Ideas about Applying Geography to Your World

The ArcGIS Book

A hands-on website and a print book for seasoned GIS practitioners and newcomers to GIS Consumer mapping has opened the eyes of the world, and especially decision makers, to the value of maps and geography and consequently increased the demand … Continue reading

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Update to ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android: 10.2.6-2

We are excited to provide another quick turnaround on an update to our recent 10.2.6 release of the Android SDK.  This is bug fix only release and there is no new functionality included with this minor but important fix.

To apply this fix, update your build.gradle file with the following dependency:

dependencies {
        compile ''

If you’ve downloaded the local v10.2.6 download and use the local AAR library, you can get the updated AAR lib module in the 10.2.6-2 download file.  All other SDK components are the same, so no need to download if you use the AAR lib in the preferred method from our Bintray maven URL.

All of our samples have been updated to use our latest version and developer instructions on how to sync your local fork of the samples with our public repository.  We invite you to collaborate with the community and the Esri development team on GeoNet & our GitHub samples and maps-app repos.

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Collector for ArcGIS 10.3.1 released


Collector for ArcGIS version 10.3.1 released today in both the iTunes App Store as well as Google Play. This is a minor update for Collector that includes the following: An update to working with relationships between features where you now … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt: Migrating 10.2.5 Windows apps to 10.2.6 and DirectX

When you install 10.2.6, you will of course want to rebuild and run the projects you created in 10.2.5. When you do this on Windows, you may be unpleasantly surprised when your app crashes on start-up. Why does this happen?

ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2.6 for Qt builds for Windows use ANGLE instead of OpenGL for graphic drawing commands. Why? Because ANGLE translates OpenGL ES 2.0 API calls into DirectX 9 or DirectX 11 API calls. This is a good thing for Windows machines because this usually removes the need to install graphics drivers on machines before running your Runtime app. Even more importantly, DirectX is supported with Windows Remote Desktop Protocol, which allows you to run your apps over a Remote Desktop Connection, including connections to virtual machines. That’s new in 10.2.6, and massively useful.

That’s all great, but why does your 10.2.5 app crash when built with the 10.2.6 SDK? Because the 10.2.6 SDK libraries for Windows don’t include OpenGL libraries. When Qt attempts to access OpenGL libraries by default rather than use ANGLE, a crash results.

Luckily, there’s an easy fix to get your apps running again. Add this code at the beginning of your app.

#ifdef Q_OS_WIN
  // Force use of OpenGL ES through ANGLE on Windows 

To see exactly where to place this code, have a look at the example in the Runtime SDK C++ and QML template applications. We have added this code at the beginning of main.cpp source file in both templates, so you don’t need to do it yourself in apps created with the 10.2.6 version of the app templates. Follow this example and rebuild, and you will be up and running again in no time.

For more information, see the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt Release notes, and these external Web sites.

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Moving Beyond the ArcGIS App for Smartphones and Tablets


Back in 2010 Esri released its first native app for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone…the ArcGIS app.  This app has also been referred to as the “ArcGIS app for smartphones and tablets” and sometimes as the “Green App” (because of … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2.6 for Qt and QML is here, featuring DirectX support!

Today, we are pleased to announce the public release of ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2.6 for Qt, a focused and notable update. It includes new functionality and fulfills our goal of providing you with a better SDK with each release.  Continue reading

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AppStudio for ArcGIS Beta 2 released

Just a bit short of 2000 beta users, the AppStudio for ArcGIS beta program is full of great ideas and suggestions.  It is amazing to see the number of different apps built so far! You have helped guide our efforts and today we are pleased to announce the availability of AppStudio for ArcGIS Beta 2.

Your feedback has told us:

  • All platforms and form factors are important to you, but when it comes to building new apps, Windows is the most important to you.
  • You love creating apps from our templates
  • The ArcGIS Cloud Make service rocks: Being about to simply tick some boxes, and have Esri build installation files for you app for all the platforms – is pure gold!
  • We need to supply more guidance and help for creating your own apps

AppStudio for ArcGIS Beta 2 provides improvements in all of these areas plus more

  • AppStudio for ArcGIS now works great on a wider range of Windows devices including virtual machines. You can also use it over Remote Desktop.
  • The current templates have been updated with improved webmap and web services support. This is of particular importance to the Map Viewer template!
  • The Extend Apps tab at now contains topics to help you build your own app and we have started adding more video tutorials (more are coming soon!)
  • Localization is well underway for all 28 languages currently supported by ArcGIS.
  • A new AppStudio for ArcGIS video series has been created at In here you can watch the DevSummit Tech Sessions on AppStudio for ArcGIS as well as video tutorials etc

We will continue with a close eye in our forums. Keep your feedback coming!

The AppStudio for ArcGIS Team

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