ArcGIS Earth Beta is Now Available

ArcGIS Earth

ArcGIS Earth

We are pleased to announce that the beta version of ArcGIS Earth is now available for download on the Esri Early Adopter site.  You may access the beta directly at this link:

By using the beta version, you will be among the first to test-drive our new 3D app and experience how it works. Continue reading

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The Art and Science of Imagery Change Detection

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Imagery is essential to understanding environmental change. Today, imagery is becoming even more valuable as new methodologies emerge to minimize change detection errors from sensor and seasonal variations that cloud our understanding of true change on the ground. A recent … Continue reading

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Hack for San Diego

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From October 3-10, San Diego State University hosted their first ever Big Data Hackathon, using the social media hashtag #Hack4SD. Their aim was the promote the development and data science and information technology solutions for San Diego on important civic … Continue reading

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The Living Atlas of the World Just Got Better!


The ArcGIS User Community has provided new content and updates to the Imagery and Topographic Basemaps. As part of ArcGIS Online, Esri’s Basemaps support a vast GIS community. Thank You to our Contributors and Partners who help support the Living Atlas of the World by providing … Continue reading

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New StreetMap Premium Region – Asia Pacific HERE


StreetMap Premium is now available for the Asia Pacific region. This is the 5th and final region of StreetMap Premium HERE, so now content is available globally for all regions of the world! Street Map for Bangkok, Thailand StreetMap Premium for … Continue reading

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Find Areas at Risk of Flooding in a Cloudburst

Find Areas at Risk of Flooding in a Cloudburst

In recent years, Denmark has experienced a number of sudden, extreme rainfall events. These events, known as cloudbursts, overwhelm stormwater systems and cause flood damage to homes and businesses. One way to help municipalities prepare for the next cloudburst is … Continue reading

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Global Privacy Requirements

On October 6, 2015 the European Court of Justice declared that Safe Harbor alone is no longer considered adequate privacy assurance by itself for customers requiring EU’s data protection of personal data.  Media ran to the presses with the issues this might entail for European customers of US-based data holdings, however the UK Information Commissioner was quick to state “Keep calm, Safe Harbor is not the only route.”

To ensure our customers know what privacy assurance is available now and what we are working on, we have updated our Privacy overview page on our Trust site. We are strong advocates of your privacy and believe these efforts will help to ensure you remain in compliance with EU law.

Though Privacy is not called out as a specific fundamental right in the United States today, as it is by the EU, this is an area of active change as evidenced by the recent passage of the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA).  Previously, California privacy law did not cover electronic devices or digitally stored information, so now a warrant is required for the government to access electronic information – a step the EU considers the right direction.

Bottom line, some customers might want to utilize mechanisms in the short-term to help fulfill privacy regulation requirements such as Consent, EU Model Clauses, and even deployment models.  Esri plans to support Safe Harbor 2.0 when it is released to ensure we can all work together in the most effective manner and provide assurance to the privacy and security of our customers around the globe.

- The Security Standards & Architecture Team

Esri’s Trust site Privacy Summary
EU Model Clauses
EU FAQ’s To Understand Personal Data Transfer Requirements
Overview of new CalECPA Privacy Law

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Collector for ArcGIS v10.3.4 is out


We are pleased to announce the latest update to Collector for ArcGIS v 10.3.4 (Android) and v 10.3.5 (iOS). This is a minor bug fix update that addresses a number of customer reported issues on both the iOS and Android … Continue reading

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Using Create Story to choose a Story Map


Story Maps harness the power of maps and geography to tell a story by combining web maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. Story maps use an interactive builder that guides you through the process of authoring a story. There … Continue reading

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Formatting an Excel table for use in ArcGIS

By Aileen Buckley, Esri Cartographer

Excel to ArcMap thumbnailTo use an Excel table in ArcGIS, it should first be formatted correctly so that ArcGIS can read the table without errors. This blog entry contains links to a table with guidelines for how to format your Excel table, as well as a couple of other useful related resources.

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