New Learn ArcGIS Lesson: Monitor Real-Time Emergencies

Monitor Real-Time Emergencies

By Tim Ormsby, Learn ArcGIS Team, and Greg Tieman, Solutions Professional Services In medical, police, and fire departments, each department uses its own method to track real-time emergencies throughout the city. The current method is not as efficient as it … Continue reading

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New Learn ArcGIS Lesson: Manage a Mobile Workforce

Manage a Mobile Workforce

By Kyle Bauer, Learn ArcGIS Team, and Paul Barker, Product Engineer  In the new Manage a Mobile Workforce lesson on the Learn ArcGIS website, you’ll learn how to streamline the process of transferring data to your GIS. This lesson lets you take on the … Continue reading

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New Learn ArcGIS Lesson: Live Above, Shop Below

Live Above, Shop Below

By Tim Ormsby, Learn ArcGIS Team An area with suitable mixed-use development is one with shops and restaurants at ground level and housing three or four floors above. Finding the proper suitable areas can be difficult—you need to know the target demographic … Continue reading

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New Learn ArcGIS Lesson: Get Started with ArcMap

By Kyle Bauer, Learn ArcGIS Team

Get Started with ArcMapOne of the most deforested regions in the Amazon rainforest is Rondonia, Brazil. The construction of roads has increased deforestation since the 1960s. In 2011, a Brazilian judge prohibited the construction of a road that would have traveled through a large stretch of protected land in Rondonia, with the goal of preventing more deforestation in the rainforest.

In the new Get Started with ArcMap lesson on the Learn ArcGIS website, you’ll learn to use ArcMap to estimate how much deforestation was prevented by prohibiting the proposed road. You’ll compare roads and deforestation within the study area to determine the pattern of existing deforestation. Then, you’ll digitize a road in the protected area to see what the pattern would have been there. At the end, you’ll communicate the results by designing a map.

Platform: ArcMap

Time: 3 hours

Level: Beginner

Build skills in these areas:

  • Adding data to a map
  • Analyzing relationships between data
  • Digitizing features
  • Symbolizing and organizing data
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What’s new in Open Data July 2015


  This month the Open Data team brings you another release with improved data visualization, support for standards-based metadata, public commenting on datasets and much more! We made some major harvesting improvements under the hood to improve data quality and … Continue reading

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What’s New in the Configurable Apps

Subscriber Content Setting

Several new capabilities and enhancements were added to the configurable apps in the July update. Here are some of the biggest enhancements. Subscriber Content Setting This new setting makes it easier to share apps that contain subscriber and premium content … Continue reading

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New Release of ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro represents Esri’s strategy for creating modern GIS desktop software that tightly integrates with the entire ArcGIS Platform.  ArcGIS Pro 1.0 was first released in January as a strong tool for visualization, supporting both 2D and 3D; analysis, containing the vast majority of the Geoprocessing tools; support for multiple layouts; and sharing via packages, 2D web maps and 3D web scenes.

We have continued to listen to your feedback and to build upon the strong foundation of ArcGIS Pro. This week, Esri has released ArcGIS Pro 1.1 which has many of the top enhancements that you have asked for:

  • A new SDK for .NET to customize and extend ArcGIS Pro
  • A Range Slider that allows you to dissect and visually analyze your numeric data
  • The ability to publish 3D scenes containing multipatches
  • Layout enhancements, like guides and snapping and the ability to add extent indicators
  • Support for working with Excel tables directly
  • Date line wrapping allowing you to pan, edit, and work across the international date line

Additionally, there are many more enhancements in ArcGIS Pro 1.1 related to geoprocessing, imagery and raster, 3D Analyst, Network Analyst, and Workflow Manager.  Visit the What’s New in ArcGIS Pro section for more details.

What’s Coming After Pro 1.1
We envision that at the end of this year, we will release ArcGIS Pro 1.2 with even more capabilities including:

  • Strong KML support
  • The ability to publish and use vector tiles
  • Mobile Map Packages for deployment on all your devices
  • Additional 3D Web Scene capabilities
  • Data Driven Pages
  • Animations, Charts and Graphs
  • And more Geoprocessing tools

There are also plans to improve integration of analysis with ArcGIS Online, both with tools and information sets, and for a number of new analysis capabilities and tools including:

  • Improved suitability analysis
  • Cost distance analysis
  • Space time anomaly detection
  • Empirical Bayesian Kriging (EBK) for multi- variant analysis
  • Enhanced projection support

The ArcGIS Pro releases coming later in 2016 will focus on support for some major solutions including Utility Management, Parcel Management, and Transportation and Pipeline (Linear Referencing).  We will also continue to enhance our cartographic, imagery, and analysis capabilities.

The ArcGIS Pro adventure is just getting started, so look for the notification inside of ArcGIS Pro to update to ArcGIS Pro 1.1. If aren’t currently using ArcGIS Pro and you haven’t had a chance to try it out yet, visit for a free 60-day trial.

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Mobile Apps and ArcPad Group Meetings at UC 2015

Mobile SIG 2015

Do you want to know how people have successfully deployed mobile apps to their workforce? Do you want to meet and learn from others who are facing the same mobile technology challenges as you? The Esri Apps Team invites User … Continue reading

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ArcGIS API for JavaScript Version 3.14 Released

ArcGIS API for JavaScript

The 3.14 version of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript is now available, which adds more than 30 new classes, dozens of bug fixes, and other enhancements to the API. You can see a complete list of these improvements and bug … Continue reading

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