Road Centerline Data Prep Tool

A new Community Maps data prep tool is available for those contributing Road Centerline features.  This tool will convert your road polyline features and attributes to the Community Maps model so your roads can be used in the World Topographic Basemap.

The tool is split up into two separate (Part 1 and Part 2) GeoProcessing tools which are to be run in sequence. Continue reading

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Choosing the right Story Map

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When you set out to create a Story Map a key decision will be – what Story Map app should I use? Most often the choice is obvious, but sometimes not. There are a number of ways to figure out … Continue reading

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Community Updates to World Imagery

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The latest World Imagery update on ArcGIS.com provides a widely-spread tour across the continent. Contributors in this release are from communities along the Great Lakes to coastal California, from one of the fastest growing prairie cities, to a community along … Continue reading

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Open Data Workflows in the Enterprise

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As your organization’s open data strategy matures it’s important to know that ArcGIS Online provides everything needed to help you implement an easy-to-use open data publication and approval workflow. All you need to do is create an additional group and … Continue reading

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Summarize Your Telecom Data in an Insightful Way

With this latest update of ArcGIS Online, the Impact Summary App Template was released as an out of the box configurable template.  This template allows you to quickly and easily summarize numeric attributes from your data, and display the data on a clean, simple, and responsive web application.  You can GeoEnrich your data with demographic statistics in ArcGIS Online, or use existing attribute data.  Here are a couple examples of the Impact Summary app used to summarize telecommunications data.

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Water, water…nowhere

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I was reading the LA Times yesterday, and there was an interesting story about how difficult it has been for the state of California to accurately measure the amount of water that is consumed. Earlier this year, the state mandate … Continue reading

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Setting up a small budget Hadoop Cluster for Big Data Analysis

At the 2014 Esri User Conference, the Big Data team gave several presentations, including two technical workshops entitled: ‘Big Data and Analytics: The Fundamentals’ and ‘Big Data and Analytics with ArcGIS’. We presented our open source GIS Tools for Hadoop (shared on GitHub), as well as some research that we’re currently pursuing (exciting things to come!). We gave demos using both our open source tools as well as the prototype tools being currently researched.

For the demos (source data consisted of > 170 million data points that represent all the taxi cab trips in New York City in 2013), we ran all of our analytics on a Hadoop cluster back in Redlands. A twenty node cluster may seem like a big investment (and it can be); but, it doesn’t have to be. Enter the DREDD cluster… Continue reading

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Certain shapefiles crash ArcGIS 10.2

Is ArcGIS 10.2 crashing when attempting to add shapefiles to ArcMap? We see your error reports coming in and we want you to know there’s a fix! For more details about this issue, please see this blog.

This reminder comes from Kirsten Pinkston in Esri Technical Support.

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64-bit Background Geoprocessing for Esri Business Analyst

At the 2014 User Conference we demonstrated Business Analyst 64-bit Background Geoprocessing in various presentations and at the Location Analytics island.  The reception was overwhelmingly positive and this functionality has been a huge “want” for users to integrate into their workflows.

The benefits are bountiful, namely:

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Calculate How Many Service Credits Your Analysis Needs

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Wondering how many service credits you might use when running analysis in ArcGIS Online? Find out before you run your analysis by clicking the Show credits button in the selected spatial analysis tool. After inputting the data layers and analysis … Continue reading

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