ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET 10.2.5 is now available!

The 10.2.5 release of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET is now available to download from the ArcGIS for Developers web site.  This quality release follows the 10.2.4 release in October 2014 and addresses some critical issues you asked us to fix.  You can read the full list of enhancements, issues addressed, and known limitations in the release notes.   We’ve also enhanced the search and browse experience for sample content by integrating within the ArcGIS for Developers web site.

Keep in mind the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET and Toolkit are also available as NuGet packages:


NuGet is integrated with Visual Studio and makes it easy to get started developing apps with the product and retrieving updates when available.


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Build a Real-time Traffic Dashboard in 15 minutes or less!

Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS is designed to monitor day to day operations. It just comes with your ArcGIS organization and includes a Windows app that you can use to author a view of your work and stand up inside of your operations center or share across desktops and tablets throughout your organization.

You can create exciting, responsive views without any programming, that improve situational awareness, enable you to make more informed and timely decisions!

The Operations Dashboard is extremely easy to configure. So much so that in this article we are going to set up a real-time traffic camera monitoring system in just 15 minutes. The data is linked here so you can follow along. Guaranteed – you will be the GIS hero by the end of the day and you’ll discover a 1000 different ways that you can use the Operations Dashboard inside your organization! Continue reading

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Learn ArcGIS Pro with online lessons

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Ready to turn Pro? Get Started with ArcGIS Pro, the new project from Learn ArcGIS, is a great introduction to the software. This online series of lessons walks you step-by-step through the process of both 2D and 3D mapping using … Continue reading

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User Community content is helping build the Living Atlas of the World


Hundreds of organizations in Esri’s user community are helping build the Living Atlas of the World by contributing their authoritative content. The Living Atlas of the World is composed of a variety of collections, all of which are supported by the ArcGIS … Continue reading

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Esri Managed Cloud Services (EMCS) achieves FedRAMP Moderate compliance


On January 29th, 2015, the Esri Managed Cloud Services (EMCS) achieved FedRAMP Moderate compliance. This milestone provides assurance to customers that EMCS aligns with today’s latest rigorous security controls required for cloud systems at the moderate impact level (specifically FedRAMP … Continue reading

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Does Ghost haunt you?


On January 27, 2015, a serious Linux operating system security vulnerability dubbed “Ghost” was announced concerning the glibc low level system library that can allow attackers to remotely take complete control of a victims system.  This issue does not affect ArcGIS web … Continue reading

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Collector for ArcGIS v10.3 is out and it’s a big deal!!

Version 10.3 of Collector for ArcGIS is available inside of Google Play right now and this is a big update! It will be coming soon in the iTunes App Store so that you can use it on iPhone and iPad devices, but we just couldn’t wait any longer to share it with our Android community!

What’s hot in 10.3… Continue reading

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8 Facts You Didn’t Know About Community Maps

By Don Cooke

ArcGIS now comes with so much free content that it has evolved into a Living Atlas of the World. Esri gets Content for the Living Atlas from three sources:

  • Partners including Navteq, which is now known as “Here,” and Digital Globe
  • Open sources such as OpenStreetMap
  • The community of ArcGIS users, many of whom serve as data stewards for important foundational themes Continue reading
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New Data Preparation Tools Workshops Available

The ArcGIS Content Team has created new Preparing Data for Community Maps Workshops. The main focus of these workshops are the Community Maps Data Prep Tools. The workshops also introduce students to the Living Atlas of the World, and provide an overview of each step in the Community Maps workflow. Continue reading

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Announcing the new Community Maps Documentation Center

After more than two years, the venerable Community Maps Resource Center is getting an upgrade.  This means more and better organized resources to help you join and participate in the growing Living Atlas community.

The first thing you will notice when visiting the new documentation center is that the look and feel is consistent with other ArcGIS documentation collections, with a blue, tabbed navigation bar at the top and a Home page that contains quick links to the documentation topics and other resources, including videos, blog posts and our Living Atlas of the World Discussion Group on GeoNet.

The documentation categories step you through all of the facets of Esri Community Maps membership – from a detailed explanation of how the program works and who is currently participating, to instructions on how to contribute your Living Atlas content and take advantage of the published products to build useful applications.  There is even a comprehensive library of support resources to help answer your questions.

One of the more noticeable and important enhancements in this site is the expanded information on the variety of data layers accepted by Esri Community Maps.  Where the former resource center focused almost solely on basemap layers, the new doc center includes details on how to contribute to other Living Atlas themes, such as imagery, elevation and hydrology.

Of course, the new site also includes updated documentation on the entire Community Maps contribution process, from applying and preparing your content, to uploading and reviewing it prior to publishing in the Living Atlas of the World.

This documentation, which incorporates the new Data Preparation Tools workshop, will ensure that all Community Maps members have the information they need to be successful contributors.

So visit the new Community Maps Documentation Center soon, and explore all of resources it has to offer.  And remember, if there is something you need that is not there, let us know.

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