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Pass the classification but hold the salt and pepper!

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ArcGIS has improved its suite of classification tools including advanced algorithms and the ability to segment an image. Segmentation looks at neighboring pixels and groups them together if they share the same spectral characteristics and it can also understand the … Continue reading

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Configuring the Basic Viewer template

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The Basic Viewer template, available in the ArcGIS Online template gallery, is a simple way to create an application that offers the following functionality: Search for locations and features Edit features and attributes Measure distance and area Easily navigate to … Continue reading

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Bring Your Well-Earned GPS Tracks to Life

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Many runners and cyclists these days are logging their routes with GPS so they can view the path that they just completed when they get back home. ArcGIS allows you to create stunning web maps and applications that display all your … Continue reading

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Maps and Imagery of the Nepal Earthquake

Compare pre- and post-event imagery to explore damage caused by the Nepal Earthquake.  *After earthquake imagery provided by Airbus Defense and Space.

The Esri Disaster Response team has assembled a collection of maps and imagery of the Nepal Earthquake (Himalayan earthquake) and the response effort.  These are available for you to use at no cost.  The collection includes a swipe map that compares imagery … Continue reading

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Live Stream Gauges in the Living Atlas

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The static blue lines you see on a map don’t tell us much about what those rivers really look like on the ground. Flash floods kill more people each year than tornados, hurricanes, and lightning combined, while drought devastates entire … Continue reading

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Clarifying 3 questions about Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS

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Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS enables you to create new custom web mapping applications in an intuitive, easy to use, WYSIWYG wizard-like environment. It provides you with the optimal means to create and deploy new web apps without programming. Built on … Continue reading

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Spatialize Your Water Utility Data with ArcGIS

As GIS professionals we all know that adding a spatial element to data makes it much more valuable. One of the key benefits of GIS has always been, and always will be, the integrative power to bring location information together in a map – and then analyze it for insights and patterns that help explain and improve efficiencies. Today bringing information from other systems into GIS is easy with the ArcGIS platform. In fact, Esri devotes a whole section to integration for water utilities. A few commonly integrated water industry data types include: Continue reading

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Sharing Web GIS Services? Always enable TLS

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Thousands of public Web GIS services are worthless for enterprise consumption, but there is a simple cure.  These increasingly worthless sites are configured without TLS (HTTPS) support.  Frequently, the operators of the sites are unaware that their lack of TLS … Continue reading

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Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS – Using Public Operation Views

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During the evening of Monday, March 2, 2015, ArcGIS Online updated. That’s the beauty of the Cloud – it just updates for you. A lot of great new features came into the platform and you can find out everything that … Continue reading

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Esri 2015 User Experience (UX) & User Interface (UI) Principles

Esri 2015 UX and UI Principles

Seeking a deeper understanding and a more clearly articulated vision for crafting engaging and aesthetically pleasing user experience and user interface designs, were the goals for creating this list. Over time this will be an evolving, living document as expectations of … Continue reading

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