ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt and the QML API: What’s ahead?

Now that the Beta 1 of ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.3 for Qt has been released and the champagne has run out, the Qt SDK development team immediately started scoping the next Beta and beyond.

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User Community Map Layers Improve the World Topographic Map and Add Content to the Living Atlas


The ArcGIS Content Team has updated the World Topographic Map for the second time this month! Another big thanks to the user community who are helping improve the Community Basemaps by submitting new and updated content to the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. This week’s refresh … Continue reading

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NAIP Image Layers updated with 2013 Imagery


Earlier this year, Esri published a new set of image layers featuring recent 1m resolution, multispectral imagery for the continental United States made available by the USDA Farm Service Agency. The National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) acquires aerial imagery during … Continue reading

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Free Data Health Checks at EGUG 2014

If you are an electric/gas user and missed signing up for a  GIS data health check at the UC 2014, you’ll be glad to hear that Esri is offering this at the Electric and Gas GIS Conference in Memphis, TN, Oct 26-29. A GIS data health check session is where an Esri electric/gas industry expert will review and analyze a geographic subset of your data (features and attributes) by running a number of data validation checks using the ArcGIS Data Reviewer extension for data quality management. Any findings will be shared with you along with reports showing percent accuracy. The health checks will be conducted in the Esri exhibit area during the times when the showcase is open. To schedule an appointment, e-mail with your name, organization, contact information, which dataset you are bringing (electric or gas), and a preferred date and time.

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Tech Preview of ArcGIS Server on Microsoft Azure now supports Portal for ArcGIS

We are pleased to announce that an update of the Tech Preview ArcGIS Server on Microsoft Azure, which we shared prior to User Conference 2014, is now available for download. You can read all about the prior announcement here.

We received excellent feedback from the user community who downloaded and tried out the software. The overwhelming request was for the ability to deploy Portal for ArcGIS in the same, simple to use manner as ArcGIS for Server. The team listened and has delivered!

With the updated tech preview package, you can now deploy both ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Server and Portal for ArcGIS 10.2.2 on the Microsoft Azure Cloud. The scripts and step-by-step documentation included with the updated tech preview package also allow you to configure ArcGIS for Server as a hosting server to the portal and achieve federation between ArcGIS Server and portal sites.

As always, we look forward to your feedback and learning about your experiences with the software. You can provide feedback in the blog comments section or join the ArcGIS Server on Microsoft Azure group on GeoNet.

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ArcGIS 10.2.1 & 10.2.2 for Desktop Hydrology Tools Ready-to-use-Services Patch

Ready-to-use Services

Esri announces the ArcGIS 10.2.1 & 10.2.2 for Desktop Hydrology Tools Ready-to-use-Services Patch. The Ready-to-use Services in ArcGIS Online did not previously offer the Watershed and Trace Downstream Hydrology Geoprocessing tools. This patch adds the Hydrology tools to Ready-to-use Services, … Continue reading

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An Ocean of Story Maps: Updated

New links have been added to the prior blog post An Ocean of Story Maps. Some of these include web maps and downloads in addition to the “traditional” Esri-style story map. Please feel free to bookmark and return as I will keep updating the original blog post throughout the year! There is a lot of wonderful work out there, including story maps in languages other than English.


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Data Visualization with ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Show Data by Color

Mapping data values by varying the color has been the most popular way to visualize geospatial data. Academically it is called choropleth by cartographers. If you do an image search for “US population map” online, 90% of the results would be choropleth maps. In this post, we will look at this well-known mapping technique, and learn how you can create a map with our contemporary, easy-to-use API.

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The 10.2.4 release of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java: What’s inside?

Java Rocks

The ArcGIS Java team is happy to introduce the 10.2.4 version of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java SE, now live and ready for download from Continue reading

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Esri Maps for IBM Cognos 6.0 Released!

We are pleased to announce the release of Esri Maps for IBM Cognos 6.0.

This release of Esri Maps for IBM Cognos offers the following updates:

  • Support for disconnected Portal for ArcGIS deployments
  • Configure interactions on dynamic map service layers
  • New drawing tools for triggering configured interactive behaviors
  • Filter features that are displayed on the map using the Filter layer tool
  • Measure area, distance, and X,Y coordinates using the Measure tool
  • Geocode addresses and find routes using the Get route tool
  • Configure Infographics and other map tools and settings
  • Change the map extent using an overview map and other navigation tools
  • Specify the WKID of X,Y coordinates when adding point data to the map
  • Configure multiple styles for a layer
  • Initiate interactive behaviors from pop-ups
  • View and print map-enabled reports in different formats
  • Performance enhancements for faster map loading
  • New capability for administrators to control which users can access and use Esri Maps for IBM Cognos
  • Support for IBM Cognos 10.2.1 Fix Packs 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Support for mobile browsers: Apple Safari on iOS and Google Chrome for Android

Visit to download and install Esri Maps for IBM Cognos 6.0.

For product documentation and other information about Esri Maps for IBM Cognos 6.0, see the Esri Maps for IBM Cognos Documentation, and be sure to visit GeoNet to get help from the community.

~The Esri Maps for IBM Cognos Team

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