Category: Web

Introducing the Report Feature widget for ArcGIS Viewer for Flex

Deploy simple to use tools for gathering feedback on the quality of your data services

Harnessing data quality feedback on a daily basis is a great way to keep your GIS data up-to-date and relevant. Of even greater value is the ability to extend your data quality workflows to include participation from the public, who … Continue reading

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City of McKinney, TX creates useful web app using ArcGIS Community Maps

Community Maps contributors with the City of McKinney, TX have created a useful Web application that provides information about their community including everything from points of interest and school locations to demographics and planning information. The application allows the user to bookmark locations of interest, find an address, toggle between topographic, streets, and aerial basemaps and includes draw and measure capabilities. Continue reading

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See what’s new in ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 for Server

What's New video

We recently released Service Pack 1 of ArcGIS 10.1 for Server, and we encourage server administrators to upgrade their instances to this release as soon as possible. You can watch this video to see benefits and features in the service … Continue reading

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Version 3.1 of ArcGIS API for Flex and ArcGIS Viewer for Flex Released


Version 3.1 of both the ArcGIS API for Flex and ArcGIS Viewer for Flex were released on Thursday, December 13. This is a significant release with many new features, enhancements and bug fixes. The Flex Development Team is very excited … Continue reading

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Deploying web mapping apps on Amazon S3

This post describes an easy way to deploy web mapping applications using Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing.  But first, let’s review some background information about using ArcGIS for Server in the Amazon cloud. Continue reading

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Accelerating map cache creation

It can take a long time to create an ArcGIS Server map cache that covers large scales over a broad area. This post describes some of the biggest factors that affect caching speed. You can read other more detailed considerations in Tips and Best Practices for Map Caches. Continue reading

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Story Maps

For centuries, maps have been telling stories—chronicling discovery and conquest, documenting an understanding of the patterns and interrelationships that underlie human and natural systems. But only in the past few years have new technologies and new media vastly expanded the potential of maps to weave narratives. Continue reading

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ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight 3.0 released!

The Silverlight team here at Esri is pleased to announce that the next version of the ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight is now available.  We’ve been hard at work since the release of version 1.0.1 to bring you the capabilities you’ve been asking for.  Some of the enhancements in 3.0 include:

  • A configurable search tool that lets you use any ArcGIS Server Locator Service
  • Support for the high quality print service available with ArcGIS Server 10.1
  • A new measure tool that allows you to measure map features and graphics you draw
  • A new spatial bookmarks tool
  • Full source code available for all new tools (listed above)
  • Improved integration with ArcGIS Online, including better support for subscriptions and web maps

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ArcGIS app available in the Windows Store!


The ArcGIS app now available in the Windows Store provides a preview of features that integrate the new touch-centric view of Windows 8 and Windows RT with the ArcGIS Online mapping platform.  With the app you can explore a gallery of compelling maps … Continue reading

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CityEngine 2012.1 released!

CityEngine Web Scene

We’re pleased to announce the release of CityEngine 2012.1, the latest version of Esri’s innovative 3D city modeling and design software. This release of CityEngine provides many new enhancements that will make creating smart 3D city models easier than ever. We focused on … Continue reading

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