ArcGIS 10.3.1 Brings Smart Mapping and 3D Content Sharing to ArcGIS for Server

A 3D web scene can be viewed in a browser using the scene viewer in either ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS.

Smart Mapping Smart mapping is an innovative approach for creating maps that has been available through ArcGIS Online since March 2015. With ArcGIS 10.3.1, this capability is now also available in the map viewer of Portal for ArcGIS (included with ArcGIS for … Continue reading

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Pass the classification but hold the salt and pepper!

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ArcGIS has improved its suite of classification tools including advanced algorithms and the ability to segment an image. Segmentation looks at neighboring pixels and groups them together if they share the same spectral characteristics and it can also understand the … Continue reading

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Smart Mapping Part 4: Pairing Data with Maps

There are many kinds of thematic maps and each is highly flexible in its design. This variety is a blessing because we can tell a seemingly endless number of geographic stories. It is also a curse because thematic cartography is so open-ended and dozens of decisions may have no single, obvious answer: should I use color ramps or proportional sizes? If size, which shape? How much generalization to apply? What about data classification?  Smart Mapping is designed to change all of that.

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Visualizing Barcelona Spain using Imagery

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Sometimes it’s fun to take a virtual vacation using imagery to explore new places from the comfort of your home, a Viewcation.  With the availability of high resolution imagery, fast computers and better performing internet networks this is possible for … Continue reading

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Configuring the Basic Viewer template

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The Basic Viewer template, available in the ArcGIS Online template gallery, is a simple way to create an application that offers the following functionality: Search for locations and features Edit features and attributes Measure distance and area Easily navigate to … Continue reading

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Including Online Demographic Maps in Your Public Maps and Apps

Including Online Demographic Maps in Your Public Maps and Apps

In earlier posts, we provided information on how to enable public access to ArcGIS Online premium content such as routing and traffic maps and other live feeds. This workflow for sharing works well with most ArcGIS Online premium content (such … Continue reading

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Want Landsat? Access all the Band Combinations Online

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One of the advantages to working at Esri is the access to so many people resources to help answer questions.  The other day, I was writing a blog about the new Landsat 8 imagery available through ArcGIS Online.  I wanted … Continue reading

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2015 U.S. Esri Demographic data is now available!

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The 2015/2020 U.S. Esri Updated Demographic data is now available across the ArcGIS platform, and it reveals some very interesting trends about population growth, aging, diversity, housing and more. The 2015 U.S. population is 318,536,439, an increase of 3.2% since … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Open Data Update!

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The ArcGIS Open Data team has been working hard and deployed a minor update this week to help make it easier on you to change the world you live in with glorious Open Data. We call this a minor update … Continue reading

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Updates to the Living Atlas of the World Improve the World Topographic Map

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ArcGIS Online has been refreshed with new and updated content to Esri’s Basemaps. The user community has improved the World Topographic Map by adding new content for Berlin, Germany and new and updated content for cities, counties, national parks and universities in the United States. We … Continue reading

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