Category: Python

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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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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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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Support for OGC GeoPackage specification in ArcGIS.

Have you heard about the OGC GeoPackage specification (http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/geopackage)?  It is a newly minted OGC spec that defines GeoPackages for exchange and GeoPackage SQLite Extensions for direct use of vector geospatial features and/or tile matrix sets. Esri has actively participated in the spec activity from the very beginning. To this end, we were one of the very early adopters of the specification ( early support even before the spec was approved by OGC membership). Continue reading

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Updating your hosted feature service for 10.2

In April 2013, we explained how you could use a Python script to automate the publishing and overwriting of your feature service on ArcGIS.com. This post explains how to perform that same workflow using ArcGIS 10.2 or 10.2.1. The following instructions will get you started, or, scroll to the bottom of this post for extra information on what’s changed at 10.2. Continue reading

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PyCon 2014!

It is only a few short months until PyCon 2014 and this year Esri is proud to be a Gold sponsor of this wonderful gathering of Python developers! The conference will be held April 11 – 13 in Montreal, QC.

PyCon is an excellent place to learn about Python and get updated with what’s happening within the community and the language. For more information about the conference and how it is organized, please visit the PyCon website at https://us.pycon.org/2014/.

On Sunday April 13 from 10:00am to 1:00pm, meet us in the Job Fair to learn how to become a part of our innovative team or visit http://www.esri.com/careers.

We hope to see you at PyCon 2014!

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Quick Tips: Consuming Feature Services with Geoprocessing

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Do you work with Feature Services? Do you want to use geoprocessing tools or Python to perform analysis with ArcGIS for Desktop? Here’s a few quick tips for using a hosted feature service from arcgis.com or your own ArcGIS for Server … Continue reading

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Make Topographic Grid and Update Map Template Released!

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Have you ever wanted to extend your map automation scripts to include layer masking and clipping without having to open the map document?  With the recent release of Esri Production Mapping 10.2 you can do just that and much more! … Continue reading

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Create Declination Diagram (North Arrow) with Python

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A declination diagram shows the angular relationship between grid, magnetic, and true north using a series of graphic arrows. A previous blog article on declination diagrams with ArcMap discussed what declination diagrams/north arrows are, and the different options for adding … Continue reading

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Extending Geoprocessing through Python Modules

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With the release of ArcGIS 10.2, you can utilize the Python Distribution Utilities (Distutils) as part of a process to efficiently distribute Python toolboxes and custom toolboxes containing Models and Script Tools in the form of Python modules. Once a … Continue reading

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