Introducing Esri Vector Basemaps (Beta)

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Earlier this year, Esri announced plans for bringing vector tiles to the ArcGIS platform and shared a preview of vector basemaps being developed.  With the November update of ArcGIS Online, we are introducing initial support for vector tiles as a … Continue reading

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World Imagery Basemap Updated with Very High Resolution Imagery and Additional Scale Levels


The World Imagery Basemap can now support imagery down to L23, which would potentially support imagery down to 2cm or 1in per pixel. Imagery has already been updated to include very high resolutions for several communities, down to L20 (15cm or … Continue reading

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What’s New in Smart Mapping (November 2015)

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The best maps answers specific questions. How are you using ArcGIS Online to ask, and answer, the specific questions that are most relevant to your organization? The November 2015 release of ArcGIS Online includes additional smart mapping options to help … Continue reading

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What’s New in Configurable Apps (November 2015)


With the November update to ArcGIS Online we have added new functionally and included numerous enhancements.  Here are the main highlights that impact configurable apps. Configurable App Selection There is a new user interface and experience for selecting which configurable … Continue reading

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What’s New in the Scene Viewer (November 2015)


What’s new in the Scene Viewer November 2015 Update The scene viewer is a viewer that allows you to bring your web GIS content into 3D space.  Check out the details below to see how you can take advantage of … Continue reading

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What’s New in Story Maps (November 2015)


Story Maps enable you to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story. They combine web maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia using an interactive builder; choose from a variety of configurable apps. Story Maps were recently updated, … Continue reading

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Community Analyst – What’s New (Nov 2015)


Community Analyst has been updated!

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Business Analyst – What’s new in the web and mobile apps (Nov 2015)


The Business Analyst web app has been updated!

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Journey Canvas: a business-oriented group brainstorming method

An example of a Journey Canvas

Let me start off with some background context. This past Summer I was introduced to two brainstorming / ideation techniques. First was SCIPAB, which is an acronym for “situation, complication, implication, position, action, and benefit.” It was created by Mandel … Continue reading

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What’s New in Navigator for ArcGIS (November 2015)

Navigator for ArcGIS 1.2 is out!

Navigator for ArcGIS 1.2 was released today for iOS! This update includes a few enhancements: Localized into Italian and Turkish, so the speakers of these languages can get voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions. Enhanced support for enterprise logins by adding Tivoli as an … Continue reading

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