Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS – Using Public Operation Views


During the evening of Monday, March 2, 2015, ArcGIS Online updated. That’s the beauty of the Cloud – it just updates for you. A lot of great new features came into the platform and you can find out everything that … Continue reading

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What’s New in ArcGIS Online (March 2015)


It’s time to refresh your browser - ArcGIS Online has been updated with the following new features and enhancements. This update includes new features and capabilities for authoring web maps, app templates, managing and administering organizations, and more. Map viewer enhancements … Continue reading

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Introducing Smart Mapping

We want to introduce you to Smart Mapping, an exciting new capability built into the March 2015 update to ArcGIS Online. Smart mapping is designed to give people confidence and power to quickly make maps that are visually stunning and useful. This makes it easier than ever for you to create attractive maps, maps that tell important stories. Here’s more about what we added and what you can expect when you try smart mapping.

We added new ways to symbolize your data, ‘smart’ defaults, and data-driven workflows to the ArcGIS Online map viewer. Continuous color ramps and proportional symbols, improved categorical mapping, heat maps, and new ways to use transparency effects to show additional details about your data are all now delivered via a streamlined and updated user interface.

But smart mapping is more than just new kinds of maps (as exciting as those are!). To power this experience, we’ve articulated and then programmed in deep cartographic first principles that become a set of interconnected ‘smart’ defaults that create data-driven workflows. Continue reading

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ArcGIS Full Motion Video 1.2.1 for ArcGIS 10.2 and 10.3


ArcGIS Full Motion Video 1.2.1 for ArcGIS 10.2 and 10.3 is now available for our users to download from My Esri. This release includes the Geoprocessing Tools in the zip file with Full Motion Video.  This Full Motion Video Add-in … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2.5 for Qt is now available

Imagine being able to write a single native application with a beautiful user experience that runs on an Android, iOS, Mac OS, Windows and Linux device…and you do it all with a simple yet powerful markup language. You “declare” it, using a syntax you’re already very familiar with.

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Custom Image Processing 2.0


You can now use Python to create your own raster functions in ArcGIS. Previously, this was done in the .NET framework. Python is more accessible for users and allows you to plug into any of the Python libraries, such as … Continue reading

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Access a World of Content in ArcGIS Online


Data is a critical element in any decision making. Whether it is improving the operation of utility networks, developing public safety response plans, or performing site selection analysis, access to accurate and up-to-date data is key to better insights. ArcGIS … Continue reading

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User Community Content continues to expand The Living Atlas of the World


The ArcGIS Content Team recently completed updates to the World Topographic Map. The data for the World Topographic Map is provided by the GIS community. This map is designed to be used as a basemap by GIS professionals and as a reference map … Continue reading

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Esri 2015 User Experience (UX) & User Interface (UI) Principles

Esri 2015 UX and UI Principles

Seeking a deeper understanding and a more clearly articulated vision for crafting engaging and aesthetically pleasing user experience and user interface designs, were the goals for crafting this list. Over time this will be an evolving, living document as expectations of … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Open Data Site of the Week: Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Governments and organizations have been hard at work creating Open Data sites to make their authoritative data accessible, discoverable, explorable, and collaborative. There are over 25,000 datasets in the Open Data catalog and over 100 sites in the ArcGIS Open Data site gallery for … Continue reading

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