Enabling the power of search on Geospatial data within a Water Utility

There is no doubt that in today’s technology-centric world “Search” is one of the most powerful tools available.  One common challenge many utilities face is making data accessible to those who need it, and empowering them with the proper tools to find and use it.  This post focuses on some tools and workflows to enable search and broaden the reach of spatial data within a utility. Continue reading

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So What’s GeoNet?

In all the excitement of the 2014 Esri UC, you may not have heard about GeoNet. Maybe you heard the name from Jack’s announcement during the plenary, maybe you got an email or saw it from your social media connections, maybe you’ve logged in but were not sure where to go. In any case, I wanted to help you understand more about GeoNet, how it applies to you and how you can get started.

Purpose of GeoNet
GeoNet is here to extend the user conference experience to 365 days a year. Take all of the networking, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and product support from the conference and combine them into a single community that spans the globe. From that, you have GeoNet. Continue reading

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Even kids can use Collector

Josh about to make a saleWhile the weather and electricity of the Esri UC in San Diego never disappoint, and there is more than enough to look at, make sure you check out the Youth Community GIS section of the posters. One of the posters tells the story of Josh, a Cub Scout tracking his popcorn sales using Collector.

Josh is the son of an Esri Business Partner, Skye, and when they heard about the popcorn sales, Dad asked if he’d like to use an app to help him do his work. They set up data, made a map, and took Collector to the field. I had a chance to chat with Josh and his dad, and hear about the project directly from the 10-year-old. Continue reading

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Join Esri Devs at Tech Conferences this Summer

Because many of our folks are coding things for people who code, we try to attend, sponsor and present at a lot of tech conferences. Here are some of the ones we’ll be at in the coming months.
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App Updates Galore!

This past week was a big week for apps! Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS on Windows and in the browser, Collector for ArcGIS on the iOS and Android platforms and Explorer for ArcGIS on the iOS platform released updates into their respective stores.

Explorer for ArcGIS released a new app on the Mac as well.  This is the first time that Esri has released an app into the Mac App Store!

Each of the app updates introduce significant new features. Let’s take a closer look at each of them…

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ArcGIS API for JavaScript Version 3.10 Released

Version 3.10 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript is now available! Below is a complete listing of new features, enhancements and changes included in this release. The same information is available in the What’s New in 3.10 page in the SDK.
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Introducing Esri’s Next Generation Hillshade

Swiss Alps

by Rajinder Nagi, Esri Product Engineer Recently, we released an update to the Esri global collection of multi-scale, multi-resolution and multi-source World Elevation services. These global elevation services enable you to create stunning visualizations, calculate aspect or slope, and provide … Continue reading

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Esri 2014 US Data Available Online Now

Esri has just released the 2014 US Data Update online… so not only is this data available in ArcGIS Online maps and services, and products like Business Analyst Online (BAO) and Esri Maps… it’s also available to Business Analyst Desktop. Continue reading

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Virtualization session and SIG at the UC

The Performance Engineering  team has been doing a lot of testing on Pro in virtualized environments. This includes performance and scalability in Microsoft Hyper-V VDI and Citrix XenDesktop . Members of the team will be at the User Conference and look forward to talking about using ArcGIS Desktop and Server, especially Pro in virtualized environments. There will be a Tech Session and a SIG specifically on virtualization.

There will be a Virtualization Special Interest Group (SIG) on Wednesday 12:00pm-1:00pm Room 29A. This meeting will be interactive. We would like to learn which virtualization environments you work in, the requirements needed to host Pro and other ArcGIS products in you environment, performance issues related to virtualized environments, and other challenges. This will help us target our testing and certification efforts, deliver meaningful information to you and deliver better products. Also at this SIG will be a couple of individuals we have worked closely with from NVIDIA and Microsoft. They will be able to answer technical and road ahead questions.

There will be an ArcGIS in Virtualized Environments tech session on Thursday 3:15pm – 4:30pm Room 17A. We will discuss our testing results, configurations, tests, and other related topics during that session. This will include alot of information on test results of ArcMap and Pro in Citrix XenDesktop and Hyper-V VDI using the NVIDIA K1 card which is specially designed for virtualized environments.

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Native app developers, only one day to go ’til UC!

Our favorite week of the year is just about here. The ArcGIS Runtime team is anxious to see what you’ve been up to and show you want we’ve been up to!

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