A Dark Canvas for Bright People: Update

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Recently we blogged about a beta service for a Dark Gray Canvas basemap, available for you to try out and comment on, prior to a full release as an Esri Basemap. That blog can be found here. The original release … Continue reading

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Amber Case and Esri Take the Stage at the Local Data Summit

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Esri and Amber Case, Director of Esri’s R&D Center in Portland, have been fans of Street Fight and their Street Fight Summit for a good while now, and this year we were excited to learn they’d created a new event … Continue reading

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World Imagery Basemap adds Community Contributions

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World Imagery Basemap was recently updated with eight new areas of high-resolution imagery. These community contributions were made through the Community Maps Program. For a Story Map tour of all of these updates, click the image below. Included in this … Continue reading

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Updated Community Contributions include Campuses, Cities, Counties, a Country, and more

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We recently updated our World Topographic Map coverage with the addition of five new communities and 15 updated areas participating through our Community Maps Program. View a Story Map showcasing all of the latest community updates to the World Topo … Continue reading

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Visualizing Player Movement in Sport using 3D Web GIS

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In this blog I present a Diorama of Player Movement using ArcScene and Esri’s CityEngine Web Viewer. This unique 3D GIS visualization helps better understand the interaction of the spatial and temporal components of optical player tracking data and offers an … Continue reading

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New Elevation and Hydrologic Analysis Ready-To-Use Services in 10.2.1

Elevation and Hydrologic Analysis Ready-To-Use Services in 10.2.1

by Steve Kopp, Esri Have you ever wanted to draw a viewshed or elevation profile for a location but didn’t have the data? Or needed to know the slope of a road, predominant aspect of a forest plot, or where … Continue reading

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Basemap System Upgrade to ArcGIS 10.2 for Server Completed

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The Esri ArcGIS Online Basemap system (i.e., services.arcgisonline.com, server.arcgisonline.com) was upgraded last night to ArcGIS 10.2 for Server. See Esri Basemap System Upgrade to ArcGIS 10.2 for Server for details about the new capabilities in ArcGIS 10.2 for Server and … Continue reading

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Esri’s Roadmap for Web Developers

This post is designed to provide clarity on the future of our Flex and Silverlight development efforts. In order to align our product road maps, we continually monitor general web technology trends and the direction of our customers’ development efforts. Advances in modern browser technology combined with limited browser support for Flex and Silverlight, encourage the use of JavaScript/HTML5 for web GIS implementations. JavaScript/HTML5 has become the technology of choice among our user community for web GIS solutions going forward. Continue reading

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Adding audio to your story map map tours

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In previous posts we’ve covered adding websites, videos, and even CityEngine web scenes to story map map tours. In this post we’ll outline how you can add audio to enhance the storytelling experience for viewers of your tours. This example … Continue reading

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Introducing Esri’s Geotrigger Service: Welcome to the Future of Geofencing

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Today we are excited to announce the launch of Esri’s Geotrigger Service, a new product that helps developers add real-time location-based messaging and intelligence to iPhone and Android applications.

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