Category Archives: Spatial Statistics
At the Esri Oceans Summit there were several “hallway conversations” about a lack of spatial sampling tools in ArcGIS and how this had led people to use Hawth’s Tools (now Geospatial Modelling Environment) and other approaches in order to perform … Continue reading
by Tim Whiteaker, Research Associate, Center for Research in Water Resources, The University of Texas at Austin, email@example.com. I recently needed to create a mesh of hexagons covering a study area in the Arctic for a research proposal. These hexagons … Continue reading
Every time an election occurs, maps become a key component in telling the story, but what type of map best tells the story of the winners and losers? Red/blue choropleths? Areas shaded in an array of purples? Value by alpha maps? Dot density by County? Ultimately, the areas used (e.g. Counties) are arbitrary, exhaust space and dictate the visual pattern we see. We can warp them into cartograms but these sometimes distort geography too much for them to make much sense. The patterns we see are as much a product of the boundaries as the voting patterns of real people in real places. This blog entry explores different ways to map election results and describes a different type of map we made to show the 2012 Presidential election results…it’s a multiscale dasymetric dot density web map (viewable on ArcGIS Online).
The proliferation of mobile, social and sensor data has given us a new playground for analysis and visualization. It is an area we’ve beenparticularlyexcited about from our earliest experiments with streaming data. Since joining ESRI we’ve had the opportunity to focus on these emerging data sources, and integrate them into the larger concept of Real Time GIS. Baking our ideas into this broader framework gave us the opportunity to fully move past Tweets on a map. Continue reading
By Damien Demaj Late last year I introduced ArcGIS users to sports analytics, an emerging and exciting field within the GIS industry. Using ArcGIS for sports analytics can be read here. Recently I expanded the work by using a number … Continue reading
On Wednesday September 19th, Apple will release a new version of their mobile operating system (iOS 6.0) ahead of launching new iPhone 5 devices. In certifying the final release seed of iOS 6.0 we have uncovered several problems with the existing ArcGIS application.
If your organization is currently using the ArcGIS application on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch devices we encourage you to wait until we update to the ArcGIS application before upgrading devices to iOS 6. We are finalizing our changes now and anticipate submitting to Apple’s App Store shortly. Once approved you will receive an update notification on your device and we will send out notification with another blog post.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
By Damien Demaj, Cartographer The statistical component of sport has always provided a fascinating way to analyze performance and success. This might simply be the final score, but for some sports, such as football, baseball, cricket, golf and tennis, meaningful … Continue reading
In an ongoing effort to improve the quality of ArcGIS, I’m happy to announce the release of ArcGIS 10.0 Service Pack 5
This Service Pack includes many fixes since the 10.0 release. Here is list of issues fixed in SP5. If you have any feedback or questions regarding this service pack, please post in the ArcGIS Resource Center Forums or contact Esri Support.
If you have additional enhancements or ideas that you would like to see included in future service packs or releases, please post them on the ArcGIS Ideas site.
The ArcGIS 10.1 Pre-release program has come to a close, and the final release of ArcGIS 10.1 is expected to be available in the next few weeks. Thanks for all the great feedback during beta and pre-release. The 10.1 release has lots of new and exciting capabilities. For more information on ArcGIS 10.1 visit http://www.esri.com/whatscoming. And for details on what’s new, check out this PDF that list all the new functionality.
This Resource Center is getting a facelift and a fresh new look. We’re updating the color and styling of the website, adding tutorials for you to try ArcGIS, improving the gallery and video experiences, and much more.
We’ve been testing the website improvements as part of ArcGIS 10.1 Beta and Prerelease and now, in conjunction with its release, we’re ready to share the website improvements with everyone.
Click here to preview what’s coming. Then, on the evening of 6/12/12, the improvements will be applied to this website: http://resources.arcgis.com. All your bookmarks and page share will continue to work; some pages will just look a little different, and there will be lots of great new content.