ArcGIS API for JavaScript Version 3.9 Released

Version 3.9 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript is now available! Below is a complete listing of new features, enhancements and bug fixes included in this release. The same information is available in the What’s New in 3.9 page in the SDK.
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Using OpenLayers to work with REST and OGC services from ArcGIS Server

While the ArcGIS Javascript Api continues to be very popular, many of our users out there are interested in leveraging some of our Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Service implementations using Javascript client libraries from No problem.

The following link ( put together by Kevin Sigwart (Esri) has a nice set of links that provide help for users wanting to leverage OpenLayers against services from an ArcGIS Server. Continue reading

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Support for serving Multi-Dimensional Data using the WMS 1.3 implementation in ArcGIS Server 10.2.1


A Web Map Service (WMS) is a standard protocol for serving georeferenced map images over the Internet that are generated by a map server using data from a GIS database. The first version of the specification was released in 1999. The … Continue reading

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Esri Global Demographics…Where, What, and How?

Click on the image to visit the Esri Demographics Global Coverage Story Map

Esri Demographics powers the ArcGIS platform with a comprehensive set of global demographic and spending data for mapping and analysis purposes.  Esri Demographics can be accessed through web maps and GeoEnrichment services, which include data enrichment, reports and infographics. We … Continue reading

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Get ready for the next release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDKs!


The next release of ArcGIS Runtime SDKs is coming soon! It brings performance improvements you’ve come to expect but also the ability to write applications that can work both online and offline using a single API. We’re introducing the new … Continue reading

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Mapping social media in Esri Maps for Office

Trending venues sized by user check-ins

Microsoft Excel can be a great front-end for a variety of systems, from SQL server databases to business intelligence warehouses. With the help of Excel’s new Power Query add-in, we can now use various web APIs to retrieve data, including … Continue reading

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Story Map Map Tour updates


The popular story map map tour hosted application and downloadable source have been recently updated. The updates focus on visual changes to improve the application appearance. Changes include the following: Header fonts and text color The header fonts have been … Continue reading

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Drought and vegetation monitoring


Remote sensing is incredibly useful for informing us about things that we would have a hard time figuring out on our own, either because of high costs or difficulty accessing remote areas, or the time it would take to survey … Continue reading

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Operations Dashboard in a browser

In March we rolled out quite a few updates to Esri products and the Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS was no exception. A lot of exciting new features were added and you can find a full list of updates on our doc site or a preview of them from this blog article.

Perhaps the most sought after request that we added this release is to extend the reach of Dashboard beyond Windows Desktops and laptops and add support for tablets (iPads and Android tablets) so that more people within the organization can use it. With the 10.2.2 release, we have done just that by building Dashboard into the browser so it can run across platforms.

This blog article will describe how you can author operation views that target the browser and highlight capabilities within the browser app itself. Continue reading

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Esri Maps for Office 2.1.3 is now available

We are pleased to announce the release of Esri Maps for Office 2.1.3.

Our Portal users will be happy to hear that we’ve added support for LDAP authentication. We also vastly improved our implementation of PKI authentication.

Another new feature is support for ArcGIS custom roles. With custom roles, you can better manage the privileges of people in your organization. To find out more about custom role support in Maps for Office, see our configuration help page.

Also, we tracked down the issue that caused Maps for Office to crash when disconnected from the internet. It’s fixed!

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