Asia & Australia SRTM 30 m in Esri World Elevation Services

SRTM 30 Asia & Aus

Esri World Elevation Layers  are enhanced with more detailed void-free 1 arc second (~ 30 meters) SRTM data for Asia and Australia. The Australian DEM (DEM-S), which is a cleaned and smoothed version of SRTM 1 arc sec, is courtesy … Continue reading

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ArcGIS for Server on Microsoft Azure (beta) is now available

The ArcGIS team is thrilled to announce that we now have an ArcGIS 10.3.1 for Server virtual machine (VM) image available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. This image is available in all public Azure data centers world wide.

To complement the image, we provide a Windows-based desktop application called ArcGIS Server Cloud Builder for Microsoft Azure, which you can download.

You can use Cloud Builder to deploy a GIS server or a full web GIS on Microsoft Azure virtual machines. This allows you to take advantage of the flexibility and scalability that Azure offers, along with the mapping and sharing capabilities inherent in the ArcGIS platform. Cloud Builder is currently in beta and the team is hard at work to deliver the final version.

We look forward to your feedback and learning about your experiences with the software. Please join the Early Adopter group to provide feedback and receive troubleshooting assistance.  To learn more about the software, see the ArcGIS Server on Microsoft Azure documentation.

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National Day of Civic Hacking


The US National Day of Civic Hacking is a day where thousands of developers, data scientists, government staff, civic hackers and citizens gather to create innovative solutions for communities to improve local services. It’s a unique opportunity to meet neighbors and use … Continue reading

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Invitation to participate in an Esri software Usability Study at the User Conference

The Esri Development Team invites you to participate in a moderated and recorded Usability Study of 3 specific areas of ArcGIS Pro: Geodatabase Management, specifically schema design and data modeling, Map Layout, and 3D Editing.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Existing ArcGIS for Desktop or current ArcGIS Pro users in the above mentioned areas
  • Users of Esri Solutions (Local Government, Water Utilities, Land Records, Defense, Forestry, Hydrology)
  • Users with varying degrees of experience who set up geodatabase schemas and model data, edit data, and design map layouts

In total, we’re looking for 30 testers.

How it works:

Our goal for this study is to assess the usability of the map layout, the 3D editing, and the schema design and data modeling functionalities of ArcGIS Pro; we want you to test our software, we’re not testing your ArcGIS skills.

To consider you as a usability tester, we require that you are registered and approved by your employer to attend the 2015 Esri User Conference and complete a pre-screening questionnaire—details below. Your time in the test lab is about 40 minutes.

Your test session will be recorded and observed by one or more members of the Development Team.

Click here to sign up.

We thank you in advance for your time and look forward to meeting you in San Diego.

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ArcGIS for Desktop Functionality Matrix

By Aileen Buckley, Cartographer

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Although it has been around for a while, some people don’t know about the ArcGIS for Desktop Functionality Matrix. This handy document provides information about the license levels required to perform different tasks. ArcGIS for Desktop allows you to author geographic information to examine relationships; analyze your data; test predictions; and, ultimately, make better decisions. It is available in three license levels—Basic, Standard, and Advanced. These license levels have the same integrated applications, user interfaces, and development environment. This document helps you determine the license level required for the tasks you want to complete.

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StreetMap Premium for ArcGIS with HERE content for 2015


StreetMap Premium for ArcGIS North America HERE (formerly NAVTEQ) enhanced street dataset is now available. The dataset provides routing, geocoding, and high-quality cartographic display for countries in North America using ArcGIS for Desktop or ArcGIS for Server. For 2015, all … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt: Migrating 10.2.5 Windows apps to 10.2.6 and DirectX

When you install 10.2.6, you will of course want to rebuild and run the projects you created in 10.2.5. When you do this on Windows, you may be unpleasantly surprised when your app crashes on start-up. Why does this happen?

ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2.6 for Qt builds for Windows use ANGLE instead of OpenGL for graphic drawing commands. Why? Because ANGLE translates OpenGL ES 2.0 API calls into DirectX 9 or DirectX 11 API calls. This is a good thing for Windows machines because this usually removes the need to install graphics drivers on machines before running your Runtime app. Even more importantly, DirectX is supported with Windows Remote Desktop Protocol, which allows you to run your apps over a Remote Desktop Connection, including connections to virtual machines. That’s new in 10.2.6, and massively useful.

That’s all great, but why does your 10.2.5 app crash when built with the 10.2.6 SDK? Because the 10.2.6 SDK libraries for Windows don’t include OpenGL libraries. When Qt attempts to access OpenGL libraries by default rather than use ANGLE, a crash results.

Luckily, there’s an easy fix to get your apps running again. Add this code at the beginning of your app.

#ifdef Q_OS_WIN
  // Force use of OpenGL ES through ANGLE on Windows 

To see exactly where to place this code, have a look at the example in the Runtime SDK C++ and QML template applications. We have added this code at the beginning of main.cpp source file in both templates, so you don’t need to do it yourself in apps created with the 10.2.6 version of the app templates. Follow this example and rebuild, and you will be up and running again in no time.

For more information, see the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt Release notes, and these external Web sites.

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Introducing My Stories


It’s time to refresh your browser—the Story Maps website has been recently updated and now includes My Stories, a new and easy way to manage all of your story map applications. My Stories is a one-stop place to view and manage … Continue reading

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Tour the Star Wars Galaxy

A long time ago. . .

On May 25, 1977, the greatest movie ever made was released. On May 19, 1999, the adventure started all over again. On December 18, 2015, the journey continues. Naturally, I am talking about Star Wars.

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Moving Beyond the ArcGIS App for Smartphones and Tablets


Back in 2010 Esri released its first native app for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone…the ArcGIS app.  This app has also been referred to as the “ArcGIS app for smartphones and tablets” and sometimes as the “Green App” (because of … Continue reading

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