Follow the Olympic Torch’s Journey Around the United Kingdom In celebration of the 2012 Olympic games in London, we are featuring the Olympic torch’s journey around the United Kingdom. There were 8,000 torch-bearers that proudly carried the torch through 1,000 cities and … Continue reading
Make ArcGIS better by reporting software errors and joining the Esri User Experience Improvement Program
You are trying to finish up a project with a deadline, haven’t saved your edits all day, and then, poof, ArcMap closes unexpectedly. Esri strives to produce stable, quality software, but occasionally bad things happen and you see: “ArcGIS has … Continue reading
By Kenneth Field (Research Cartographer), Damien Demaj (ArcGIS Online Cartography) and Linda Beale (Geoprocessing)
At the 2012 Esri Education GIS Conference and the 2012 Esri International User Conference, we demonstrated how you can build informative thematic maps using the ArcGIS System. The purpose of the sessions was to take relatively simple datasets and create a range of alternative thematic map types that told a story in different ways. This demonstrated the techniques for creating the maps using ArcGIS for Desktop as our authoring environment and ArcGIS Online as our publishing mechanism. As the XXX Olympiad is currently taking place in London, UK we illustrated how alternative maps can be made to tell different stories of the relative success of nations over the period since the first Olympic games in 1896. Continue reading
The Esri International User Conference is coming this month, and it’s going to be an exciting one for all of us on the ArcGIS for Server development team. We can’t wait to show off the new features in the recent ArcGIS 10.1 for Server release, including a more web and cloud-friendly server architecture and a streamlined Manager. But at the same time, we also want to gather your feedback on how we can improve the software to help you be more successful.
So much is new in the 10.1 server that we’ve expanded the “What’s New” technical workshop into two parts. The links below display the rooms and times for these sessions.
- What’s New in ArcGIS for Server 10.1 – Server Framework
- What’s New in ArcGIS for Server 10.1 – The Services
In recent years, the Internet and the advancement of technology have enabled a wider audience to get access to geospatial information which in turn creates a demand for accessing and using spatial analysis over the web. You can provide these types of applications using geoprocessing services authored using ArcGIS for Desktop and published with ArcGIS for Server. The new Esri training seminar “Sharing Analysis Workflows on the Web Using Geoprocessing Services” describes how to use ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop and Server to author and publish geoprocessing services and use them in web applications.
To access the course, click here
The release of ArcGIS 10.1 provides many new enhancements that will make delivering engaging and powerful web applications easier than ever. The Flex Team is very excited to deliver these new capabilities to our Flex users with version 3.0. We think you’ll be very inspired to get started integrating this new functionality. Here are few of the key new features covered in this blog:
- Share your widgets with the Flex community
- Bring your services and data to life with new dynamic capabilities
- Deliver content through new ArcGIS Online and Portal Integration
- System Requirements for Version 3.0
- Mobile Application Developers
- What’s new in ArcGIS API 3.0 for Flex
- What’s new in ArcGIS Viewer 3.0 for Flex
The ArcGIS for Server development team has created a series of step-by-step videos to introduce you to version 10.1. These brief walkthroughs cover the basic tasks needed to install, configure, and administer an ArcGIS Server site. A few minutes exploring these videos can go a long way toward simplifying your transition to 10.1.
Have you been busy creating web maps on ArcGIS Online or your Portal for ArcGIS? If so, you are likely in need of an easy to use presentation layer to showcase your collection of maps. A brand new feature of ArcGIS Online is the ability to share an entire group of items in an easy-to-reference web page. Today, I’d like to introduce one of the templates you can apply to this page.
The Public Gallery template allows users to get an overview of your available maps and choose the ones they want to explore. It was inspired by the popular Public Maps Gallery template that you may have already been using, and has been implemented as an official template on ArcGIS Online.
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.