Important Access Changes to Community Analyst

As of July 7, 2014, Community Analyst will be accessible in the same manner as other Esri premium apps.  To access Community Analyst, the application must be provisioned to users’ ArcGIS Online organization (this is done by Esri Customer Service at the time of purchase) and shared with a group within that organizaiton.  Users who need access to Community Analyst must be a member of the group within the ArcGIS Online organization.  The administrator for the ArcGIS Online organization can control who is invited to the group.  Users who need access to Community Analyst should contact the administrator for their ArcGIS Online Organization.  

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Choosing the Best ArcGIS Online Basemap for Your Maps and Apps


We presented this Technical Workshop as part of the 2014 User Conference with the following goal: How to maximize the quality of your web map or app beginning with the selection of the best basemap. There are a number of … Continue reading

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Contribute to the Living Atlas of the World


ArcGIS includes a Living Atlas of the World with useful and authoritative maps on many topics. The Living Atlas of the World is a collection of thousands of maps, intelligent map layers, imagery, tools, and apps built by ArcGIS users … Continue reading

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Using Custom Roles with ArcGIS Open Data


About two months ago we introduced ArcGIS Open Data in beta, and on July 10th we deployed our first release to production which is now localized in 24 different languages. Since then there have been over 600 open data groups created in ArcGIS Online and many open data … Continue reading

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Storytelling with Maps Contest Winners


The entries came from across the globe, and the judges wrestled with a decision. But from a vast collection of entries a few where chosen as the best Story Maps in this year’s 2014 Esri User Conference Storytelling with Maps … Continue reading

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Enabling the power of search on Geospatial data within a Water Utility

There is no doubt that in today’s technology-centric world “Search” is one of the most powerful tools available.  One common challenge many utilities face is making data accessible to those who need it, and empowering them with the proper tools to find and use it.  This post focuses on some tools and workflows to enable search and broaden the reach of spatial data within a utility. Continue reading

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So What’s GeoNet?

In all the excitement of the 2014 Esri UC, you may not have heard about GeoNet. Maybe you heard the name from Jack’s announcement during the plenary, maybe you got an email or saw it from your social media connections, maybe you’ve logged in but were not sure where to go. In any case, I wanted to help you understand more about GeoNet, how it applies to you and how you can get started.

Purpose of GeoNet
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Even kids can use Collector

Josh about to make a saleWhile the weather and electricity of the Esri UC in San Diego never disappoint, and there is more than enough to look at, make sure you check out the Youth Community GIS section of the posters. One of the posters tells the story of Josh, a Cub Scout tracking his popcorn sales using Collector.

Josh is the son of an Esri Business Partner, Skye, and when they heard about the popcorn sales, Dad asked if he’d like to use an app to help him do his work. They set up data, made a map, and took Collector to the field. I had a chance to chat with Josh and his dad, and hear about the project directly from the 10-year-old. Continue reading

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Join Esri Devs at Tech Conferences this Summer

Because many of our folks are coding things for people who code, we try to attend, sponsor and present at a lot of tech conferences. Here are some of the ones we’ll be at in the coming months.
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App Updates Galore!

This past week was a big week for apps! Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS on Windows and in the browser, Collector for ArcGIS on the iOS and Android platforms and Explorer for ArcGIS on the iOS platform released updates into their respective stores.

Explorer for ArcGIS released a new app on the Mac as well.  This is the first time that Esri has released an app into the Mac App Store!

Each of the app updates introduce significant new features. Let’s take a closer look at each of them…

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