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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ArcGIS Online Basemaps and the Living Atlas have been updated with User Contributions


In our continued commitment to improve the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World, the ArcGIS Content Team has enhanced the Community Basemaps by incorporating new and updated content. Thanks to the user community, the World Topographic Map has been updated with new contributions and updates in … Continue reading

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How to Update ArcGIS Online User Information


Wondering how to update e-mail addresses and other user information within your ArcGIS Online subscription? It’s easy. As an ArcGIS Online administrator, you can use the tools found under My Organization. Here’s how you do it: Sign in to your … Continue reading

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Power your Enterprise with ArcGIS Apps

On Thursday September 25th, Esri hosted a live training seminar titled Power your Enterprise with ArcGIS Apps and if you missed it, the recording is now available for you to watch through the training course catalogThe seminar provided an overview of Esri’s apps strategy and then focused on 3 essential mapping apps:

During the seminar there were a lot of great questions and unfortunately we were not able to answer them all. If you have burning questions about these apps or our strategy, let us know! Email, or or join the discussions about apps on GeoNet.

Apps Team

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Public Access to ArcGIS Online Routing and Traffic Services


Do you need to publish public maps and apps using ArcGIS Online routing and traffic content?  For example, you may want to use the Traffic Service within a county 511 web site.  Or maybe you want to allow public citizens … Continue reading

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Recent Poisoned API’s and SEO’s


The recent compromise of a jQuery server brought to light risks associated with utilizing Application Program Interfaces (API’s) that are not hosted on your system infrastructure.  Fortunately, the worse-case scenario did not happen, as the API files were not modified or … Continue reading

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Announcing the Esri Water Utilities Meetup

You’ve spoken, and we heard you.  For several months, the Esri water community has asked for a monthly collaboration and meeting.  A modern place for water, wastewater, and stormwater ArcGIS users to gather and exchange ideas.

Good news!

It’s here.

You’re invited to join the Water Utilities Meetup.  Continue reading

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