Category: Analysis & Geoprocessing

Cartography Is for Everyone: New ways to make, see, and use maps

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Socializing your map is the core concept of Chapter 2 of The ArcGIS Book Chapter 2 in The ArcGIS Book zeroes in on the evolution of the map into web mapping. This has the tremendous consequence of exploding the reach … Continue reading

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Maps, the Web, and You: Power and possibility with Web GIS

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Understand the concept of applied geography in Chapter 1 of The ArcGIS Book The first chapter in The ArcGIS Book acknowledges the work of current GIS professionals and introduces concepts and terminology to aspiring GIS users. It invites both long-time … Continue reading

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Dimension Explorer 1.1 Released

Originally posted by Dave Johnson, Esri Applications Prototype Lab


A new version of Dimension Explorer, an addin tool for ArcMap, has just been released by the Esri Applications Prototype Lab!

Dimension Explorer makes it easier to work with time-aware and multidimensional data in ArcMap 10.3.x by providing slider controls for navigation. It works by retrieving dimensional information from a map layer to build an interactive dimensional model that can be edited and saved in the map document. Dimension Explorer is the successor to the Timeliner addin for ArcMap, which also works in ArcMap 10.3.

Here’s what’s new in version 1.1:

  • map layers created with the Make NetCDF Raster Layer and Make NetCDF Feature Layer geoprocessing tools are now supported.
  • map layers with vertical dimension values defined as ranges (e.g. 0-10 meters, 5-50 meters, etc) are now supported.
  • export a map animation in ArcMap to a series of still images to create video animations with applications such as Windows Movie Maker and ffmpeg. various bug fixes and optimizations.

Read more, download the new version, and see a video animation at Dave Johnson’s original blog post. Let Dave know what you think!

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

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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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ArcGIS Imagery and Remote Sensing Update

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This has been a very busy month for the ArcGIS Imagery and Remote Sensing team at Esri.  If you’ve been a fan of Esri imagery technology for a while, you’ll realize we’ve modified the name.  Yes, we have renamed our team … Continue reading

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Special Weather Presentation at Esri UC 2015

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Weather is a factor that can seriously impact your business, and having accurate information in a timely manner can help you make better decisions.  We have a special presentation, AccuWeather: Weather, GIS and Big Data, planned this year at Esri … Continue reading

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Water Resources Layers on ArcGIS Online

Water Resources on ArcGIS OnlineEsri’s hosted content on ArcGIS Online now includes five new layers to use in your water resources maps and analyses.

To use these services, you can either add them to your ArcGIS Online (AGOL) map directly from their respective AGOL content item or make a direct connection to the landscape1.arcgis.com server in ArcMap (Add ArcGIS Server connection).

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Accessing Multidimensional Scientific Data using Python

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With the 10.2 release, a new Python library, netCDF4, began shipping as part of the ArcGIS platform.  netCDF4 allows you to easily inspect, read, aggregate and write netCDF files.  NetCDF (Network Common Data Form) is one of the most important … Continue reading

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Asia & Australia SRTM 30 m in Esri World Elevation Services

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Esri World Elevation Layers  are enhanced with more detailed void-free 1 arc second (~ 30 meters) SRTM data for Asia and Australia. The Australian DEM (DEM-S), which is a cleaned and smoothed version of SRTM 1 arc sec, is courtesy … Continue reading

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ArcGIS for Desktop Functionality Matrix

By Aileen Buckley, Cartographer

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Although it has been around for a while, some people don’t know about the ArcGIS for Desktop Functionality Matrix. This handy document provides information about the license levels required to perform different tasks. ArcGIS for Desktop allows you to author geographic information to examine relationships; analyze your data; test predictions; and, ultimately, make better decisions. It is available in three license levels—Basic, Standard, and Advanced. These license levels have the same integrated applications, user interfaces, and development environment. This document helps you determine the license level required for the tasks you want to complete.

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