Detecting Water Loss Early With ArcGIS – Using Nighttime Flow Analysis

As a GIS professional you know the value geography brings your utility. However, others in your organization, including engineers, can realize that value only when the two teams collaborate. Combining the science of geography with the rigor of engineering can solve problems, like water loss, specifically through nighttime flow analysis. Continue reading

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The new BAO Mobile App Brings Key Market Research Insights for More than 135 Countries to Android Devices

Understanding the local characteristics of a marketplace is key to making decisions on where to invest in a business. Business development and market research professionals especially in the real estate, food services, banking, and retail sectors are often visiting sites and assessing trade areas. They need access to market research insights not only in their offices but also on the go. The new BAO Mobile app helps them access demographic, spending, and market profile data anywhere, anytime on their iOS and now on Android devices.

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Here are some highlights of what you can do with the new app on Android devices: Continue reading

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Spatialize Your Water Utility Data with ArcGIS

As GIS professionals we all know that adding a spatial element to data makes it much more valuable. One of the key benefits of GIS has always been, and always will be, the integrative power to bring location information together in a map – and then analyze it for insights and patterns that help explain and improve efficiencies. Today bringing information from other systems into GIS is easy with the ArcGIS platform. In fact, Esri devotes a whole section to integration for water utilities. A few commonly integrated water industry data types include: Continue reading

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How to launch a Story Map Tour at a specific tour stop

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Story Map Tour is one of the most popular story maps, ideal for tours or for presenting a series of locations you’d like users to follow in sequence. By default a Map Tour opens to an introduction or the first tour … Continue reading

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Strengthening account security in your organization

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(By Blake Stearman, ArcGIS Online development team) As an administrator you want to keep your data workflows secure, but also allow members of your organization the freedom to accomplish tasks efficiently. ArcGIS Online continues to deliver improved capabilities for administering your … Continue reading

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March Updates to the ArcGIS Online Basemaps

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New contributions to the imagery basemap were published last week on ArcGIS Online, covering 3 communities from across the country. Haldimand County, located in southern Ontario on the shores of Lake Erie, contributed their 2010, 20cm resolution imagery. Across the … Continue reading

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Smart Mapping Part 3: Rounding classes for Color and Size drawing styles

(By Adelheid Freitag, ArcGIS Online development team)

Esri’s smart mapping initiative helps to add professional touches to your maps automatically. In part 3 of this series (part 1 and part 2) we explore how smart mapping can make attractive map legends on-the-fly that use a clever approach to rounding numeric labels. A good map legend is one that is uncluttered, offers good representative examples, and uses rounded numeric labels that are easy to read and easy to remember. For most of us, “2,500” is easier to remember and work with than “2,437.8938” and is simply a better candidate for a map legend.  Continue reading

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Using 3D web scenes in Story Maps

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A scene allows you to visualize and analyze geographic information in an interactive 3D environment. Using ArcGIS Pro you can author and publish scenes. Scenes can also be authored and viewed using the scene viewer, a built-in ArcGIS Online application. … Continue reading

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A Shout Out to Our 2015 Launch Festival Hackathon Projects!

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It’s awesome to be able to recognize a handful of developers who immersed themselves inside Esri’s location platform for two straight days. At this year’s Launch Festival 2015 we saw our developer libraries being used in everything from smart car apps … Continue reading

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AppStudio for ArcGIS: Build Native Apps in a Snap. Now in Beta!

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Today we are pleased to announce the availability of AppStudio for ArcGIS Beta. Here are three reasons why AppStudio for ArcGIS will matter to you. 

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