Category: Web

Workflows for building and hosting cached map tiles in ArcGIS


One of the most effective ways to speed the performance of web and mobile apps is to pre-draw some or all of the map layers at various scales and save the images in a cache. These images are often called … Continue reading

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Creating an interactive photo map with ArcGIS Online

Final Map

Have you ever wanted to put your vacation photographs on a map and share them with friends and family? You can use ArcGIS Online to display the pictures on a web map so others can interact with the places you … Continue reading

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Version 3.1 of the ArcGIS API for Silverlight and ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight now available!

The next version of the ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight and award-winning ArcGIS API for Silverlight are now available for download.  We’ve worked hard over the last six months to improve both products by fixing issues, adding new capabilities, and aligning their release schedules.  Continue reading

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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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