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ArcGIS for Server 10.2.2 in a Nutshell

ArcGIS 10.2.2 is now available for download from the Esri Customer Care site. For the most part 10.2.2 is about bug fixes. The complete list of issues addressed can be found here.  If you plan on upgrading your 10.2 or 10.2.1 ArcGIS Server site to 10.2.2, please read the Continue reading

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Get ready for the next release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDKs!


The next release of ArcGIS Runtime SDKs is coming soon! It brings performance improvements you’ve come to expect but also the ability to write applications that can work both online and offline using a single API. We’re introducing the new … Continue reading

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Needles in a haystack – finding a plane in the Indian Ocean

plane spotted in near infrared

In the weeks following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 there has been a huge international effort to locate the plane. People keep talking about finding a needle in a haystack; somehow I think the needle is easier to … Continue reading

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Welcome to Resampling!


You may have recently noticed some new behavior when zooming in to larger scales in the ArcGIS Online basemaps.  Previously, in areas that lacked content at large scales, you would get a gray box with a “Map data not yet available” label.  … Continue reading

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2014 Winners – 100 lines or less of ArcGIS JS

HackathonThanks to everyone who participated in the 100 lines or less ArcGIS contest just before the Dev Summit.  This year we added a little spin by giving extra points to the best responsive mapping app – apps that worked well on multiple screen sizes and devices. Once again we used GitHub’s Fork – Push – Pull workflow to accept submissions which were flowing in right until the final hour. As always there were a ton of super-awesome apps submitted, but in the end, there were only three winners.  We demoed the apps live on stage just before Chris Wanstrath’s excellent GitHub keynote, but be sure to check them out yourself to see what you can do in 100 lines or less of ArcGIS JS!

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Visualizing Player Movement in Sport using 3D Web GIS

Diorama Of Player Movement

In this blog I present a Diorama of Player Movement using ArcScene and Esri’s CityEngine Web Viewer. This unique 3D GIS visualization helps better understand the interaction of the spatial and temporal components of optical player tracking data and offers an … Continue reading

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Oceans and 3D are the focus for upcoming Community Maps webinar

Ocean And 3D Basemaps

It is time to announce the speakers for the next installment of the monthly Community Maps webinar.  This time we are thrilled to be joined by two members of the larger Community Maps content team – Caitlyn Raines and Brian … Continue reading

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Under the hood: Sharing code with ArcGIS Online

Over the past few years, ArcGIS Online has become a giant hub for people to share everything “geo”.  This includes items such as maps, packages, data, services, csv files, and more recently, documents.

You might not have known that you can share code samples too.  That means if you have some Python or ArcObjects .NET code just lying around, or a new JavaScript library that you just wrote, you can upload them to the cloud and share them with the geo-world.

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ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 for (Desktop, Engine, Server) Quality Improvement Patch

Today we released the ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 for (Desktop, Engine, Server) Quality Improvement Patch. This patch addresses issues that may affect workflows and general performance. Esri recommends that all users of ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 for Desktop, Engine and Server install this patch.

This patch includes enhancements and bug fixes focused on utility customers. Areas addressed by the patch include reconcile/conflict management, replication, geometric network tools and improved performance against enterprise geodatabases.

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10 open source projects every JavaScript geo dev should know about

Regardless of whether you’re a hacker or a well-seasoned developer, writing JavaScript geo apps from scratch takes some serious time, skill, and effort.  Thankfully there’s a few places you can go to get a head start, like the site.  There you’ll find over 170 geo projects on GitHub that are ready to go.  Most of the projects use the ArcGIS APIs and services to do something “geo”, but many integrate with other technologies as well, and others are pure JavaScript solutions.  The other cool thing is that they are all on GitHub, so if there’s a feature missing, it’s easy to make a pull request or log an issue to get it added!

Here are 10 projects that should help you get your JavaScript mapping apps out the door faster. Continue reading

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