New Landscape layers on ArcGIS Online!

Africa Crop Potato data layer in Living Atlas

The Esri Landscape Content Team is pleased to announce it has added more data layers to the Living Atlas. Continue reading

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ArcGIS Open Data Site of the Week: Open Data Institute Queensland

ODIQ

Governments and organizations have been hard at work creating Open Data sites to make their authoritative data accessible, discoverable, explorable, and collaborative. There are over 100 sites in the ArcGIS Open Data site gallery for you to explore!  The Site of the Week is a series … Continue reading

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

Ready-to-use Services

Download 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, which … Continue reading

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Global urban areas updated with Pléiades imagery

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As part of our continuing effort to update the World Imagery basemap, the next batch of Pléiades imagery was released for an additional 34 urban areas around the globe.  This is the second batch of Pléiades imagery released this year; … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Runtime and Xamarin – Part 2

Last month I published a blog post about the ArcGIS Runtime and Xamarin in which I stated that we had no immediate plans to support Xamarin.   However, I did solicit feedback on the topic to determine how important the Xamarin platform is to current and future projects.   Your response in favor of supporting Xamarin was overwhelming.   So after careful consideration, I’m excited to announce commercial support for Xamarin in the latter half of 2015.   We also seek to provide a beta in the first half of 2015.

Why are we waiting until late 2015 to support Xamarin?

We need time to create a consistent experience for ArcGIS Runtime .NET developers across Windows Store\Phone, iOS, and Android platforms.   This is not possible with bindings created on the current ArcGIS Runtime release of these platforms.

What can you do now?

Developers can create their own Xamarin bindings on our current ArcGIS Runtime SDKs for iOS and Android.   While this is technically possible, we will not directly support any development work via third-party Xamarin bindings.   Of course, we will continue to support use of the underlying native API.  Keep in mind, third-party bindings will need to be recreated when we release updates to the underlying ArcGIS Runtime SDK.  This will be required to enable developers to take advantage of new features or pick-up bug fixes and performance enhancements.  Also consider that any application code written against third-party bindings will need to be rewritten to work with our commercial product that supports Xamarin next year.

What should you do now?

If possible, I recommend waiting until we officially release an ArcGIS Runtime product that supports Xamarin.   If unable to wait, please take into account the time and effort that will be necessary to migrate ArcGIS Runtime applications you create today to our commercial product available next year.

In addition to commercial support, I’m also excited to announce that Esri and Xamarin are working together to enable a great experience for .NET developers doing cross-platform development with the ArcGIS Runtime.  We both look forward to supporting you now and into the future.

Euan Cameron
CTO, ArcGIS Runtime & APIs   

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Esri Maps for MicroStrategy 2.0 Released!

We are pleased to announce the release of Esri Maps for MicroStrategy 2.0.

This release of Esri Maps for MicroStrategy offers improvements and fixes in several areas such as the following:

  • New Esri Maps for MicroStrategy Mobile app
  • New tool for automatic map generation: Location Architect
  • Support for disconnected Portal for ArcGIS deployments
  • New drawing tools for triggering configured selectors and links
  • 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

Visit esri.com to download and install Esri Maps for MicroStrategy 2.0.

For more information about Esri Maps for MicroStrategy, see the Esri Maps for MicroStrategy product documentation, and be sure to visit GeoNet to get help from the community.

~The Esri Maps for MicroStrategy Team

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Managing your Sales Opportunities using Esri Maps for Salesforce

A common method of managing your company sales opportunities is to view the opportunities in a sales pipeline. A sales pipeline shows the all opportunities in the various stages of the company’s sales process. Although the sales pipeline is a powerful way of viewing the opportunities and which stage they are in, it does not show you how those opportunities are spatially distributed or provide geographic context around opportunities. Continue reading

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ArcGIS Open Data Site of the Week: Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County

Governments and organizations have been hard at work creating Open Data sites to make their authoritative data accessible, discoverable, explorable, and collaborative. There are over 100 sites in the ArcGIS Open Data site gallery for you to explore!  The Site of the Week is a series … Continue reading

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

When there are a bunch of numbers you want to visualize on map, in addition to the previously introduced show data by color approach, another popular technique is to show data by size. This technique is also called proportional symbol in cartographic context. In this blog post, you will learn how to create a sized-based visualization app with the ArcGIS API for JavaScript, and some tips that help optimize the information presentation in your app.
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Version 3.7 of ArcGIS API for Flex and ArcGIS Viewer for Flex Released

Version 3.7 of both the ArcGIS API for Flex and ArcGIS Viewer for Flex was released on Tuesday November 25th, 2014.  This release was focused on user enhancement requests and bug fixes for both the Viewer and API, as well as adding support for OAuth using Portal for ArcGIS 10.3.
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