What does the NGA “Web Mercator” advisory mean for Esri Defense and Intelligence users?

WGS 1984 Web Mercator in ArcMap Data Frame Properties

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has released an advisory notice on the use of the Web Mercator coordinate system in military and intelligence applications. In the advisory, NGA warns about positional accuracy issues with Web Mercator, especially at higher latitudes, … Continue reading

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Esri Maps for SharePoint 4.0 Beta 2 released!

We are pleased to announce the release of Esri Maps for SharePoint 4.0 Beta 2. Esri Maps for SharePoint offers interactive and configurable mapping components that provide you with a geospatial view of your organization’s data, and leverages the ArcGIS platform for sharing and collaboration in your organization. Additionally, you can take advantage of the maps and data on ArcGIS to supplement your existing data.

Esri Maps for SharePoint 4.0 Beta 2 is available through Esri’s Beta Community.

Esri Maps for SharePoint version 4.0 Beta 2 includes the following updates and enhancements:

  • Support for working in a disconnected environment
  • Extensibility – create custom tools and behaviors for the JavaScript-based Esri Maps Web Part
  • Editing – add, modify, and delete features
  • Map Contents configuration options
  • Print tool
  • Measure tool

Setup and configuration details have changed for Esri Maps for SharePoint 4.0, so be sure to read the System Requirements and Configuration topics. If you have specific questions or issues, be sure to take advantage of the Esri Maps for SharePoint Beta Community forum.


~The Esri Maps for SharePoint team

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What’s New in ArcGIS Online (September 2014)


It’s time to refresh your browser - ArcGIS Online has been updated with the following new features and enhancements. This update includes significant changes and additions for configuring applications, publishing Open Data, administering organizations, and more. Application templates Configurable application templates … Continue reading

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User Contributions have Improved ArcGIS Online Basemaps and the Living Atlas for the Second Time This Month


For the second time this month, The ArcGIS Content Team has improved the Community Basemaps by incorporating both new and updated content to the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. Thanks to the user community, the World Topographic Map was refreshed with 7 new contributors and 8 updates … Continue reading

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Official Release!

Watershed Delineation with Multi-Directional Hillshade

Your efforts have made possible the official release of the Elevation Analysis Geoprocessing Services – Watershed, Trace Downstream, Profile, Viewshed, and Summarize Elevation. Delineate a watershed, trace downstream, see the elevation profile and calculate the viewshed on every continent. These … Continue reading

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Data Visualization with ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Enhancement Options


In the previous posts, we already learned how to display your data, and how to style your data by unique value with JavaScript API. You might feel content with simply displaying data on a map, but your audience may expect something beyond this. Where can they find the legend? What if they want more information about each feature on the map?

In this post, you will learn how to:

  • Use pop-up to provide additional information
  • Add legend
  • Trigger actions when a graphic is clicked

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A new gallery app for ArcGIS Online!


This week, a new gallery app was added to ArcGIS Online! The Maps and Apps Gallery, like all ArcGIS Online gallery apps, is a great way to share the content of an ArcGIS Online group with others who may not … Continue reading

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How to create a hosted feature service

Createing a Service

Did you know you can create a new feature service in ArcGIS Online, without needing to create it in ArcGIS for Desktop first? This blog lists the main ways to create a new feature service that is hosted in your … Continue reading

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Coming to a Beta near you: Native app development for everyone

Imagine you are 1 of 2 people running an entire department, and your boss says:

Get those interactive maps out there to our public. You have 2 days to make it happen. Oh, and put them in that app store thingy my family keeps talkin’ about.

You’ve never had a computer science course in your life. This is the 11th hat you need to start wearing. Continue reading

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Sending email from web map pop-ups


Email can be sent directly from web map pop-ups using pop-up configurations. Which configuration approach is best will be determined by how the email addresses are stored in the layer attributes. This post covers two examples of how the email … Continue reading

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