Image services are a great way to allow others to use your service layers within their GIS projects. Did you know you can actually allow users to download your source files? By default, this option already enabled when you publish a mosaic dataset. Continue reading
The World Street Map was updated a few days ago, and we encourage you to take a look, especially if you haven’t used this service recently. We already mentioned that we extended the coverage to include more detailed data in metropolitan areas around the world. This map also features new data from DeLorme and NAVTEQ. You’ll notice as well that the cartography has been updated. Continue reading
The Ocean Basemap (Ocean_Basemap) map service was updated recently with
bathymetric data from the Seafloor Mapping Lab (SFML) of California State University Monterey Bay along the coast of California. Coverage was updated for U.S. waters down to 1:72k.
In cooperation with National Geographic, Esri recently released the National Geographic World Map. Esri and National Geographic collaborated to produce a high-quality basemap that reflects National Geographic’s cartographic design, typographic style, and map policies. View a web map.
Last night, the ArcGIS Online team made a big update to the following map services:
When you take a look at these services, you’ll see new levels of detail were added at 1:1,000 and 1:2,000 scales in many metropolitan areas around the world. We also added nationwide coverage at 1:5,000 in the same countries outside of the metropolitan areas. One of the goals was to provide consistency in coverage, particularly in metropolitan areas, when switching back and forth between these services. If you use World Imagery, you’ll notice there is more consistency in coverage with this service as well.
The following maps give you an idea of where the coverage is. The areas with levels of detail at 1:1,000 and 1:2,000 are highlighted in red. The areas in orange represent street level detail at the expanded 1:5,000 scale.
The ArcGIS Online team recently updated the task services. Geocoding and routing services now use NAVTEQ reference data. With the change to the reference data, you may notice that there might be a slight change in the coordinates of the geocoding candidates returned compared to the previously released version. Highlights include: Continue reading
Improved map display using HTML5 and CSS3
When supported by the browser, the API now uses CSS3 transforms to provide a smoother zooming and panning experience.
Support for the latest version of maps from ArcGIS Online
ArcGIS Online web maps with layers created from remotely hosted comma-separated values (CSV) files are supported. This includes fusion tables and CSV files hosted on the open web.
Enhancements to the Basemap Gallery widget
The Basemap Gallery now supports working with a group of maps within ArcGIS Online. To use a group, specify the basemapsGroup constructor parameter when creating a Basemap Gallery widget.
Support for new features in ArcGIS Server 10.1 beta 2
Additional API Enhancements and Bug Fixes
The ArcGIS Online task and map servers (tasks.arcgisonline.com and services.arcgisonline.com) will undergo maintenance during a 12 hour window on Tuesday, December 13, from 5
p.m. PDT until 5 a.m. PDT Wednesday, December 14. During this maintenance period, you may
notice some disruption in accessing the services. Please post questions or feedback to our forum at http://forums.arcgis.com/forums/30-ArcGIS-Online.
The third part of a three-part ArcGIS Online tutorial geared towards public safety users has just been posted, and can be viewed at the Esri Public Safety blog.
Part I covers how you can make simple interactive web maps by adding data from spreadsheets containing addresses.
Part II shows how you can style your map to communicate information effectively by choosing different basemaps, using a variety of symbolization options, and configuring the pop-up windows.
Part III shows you how you can take your map and share it with others, socialize it via social media, embed it into websites or blog posts, create presentations, and also build simple, custom web applications.