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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Important Access Changes to Business Analyst Online

As of July 7, 2014, Business Analyst Online will be accessible in the same manner as other Esri premium apps.  To access Business Analyst Online, the application must be provisioned to users’ ArcGIS Online organization (this is done by Esri Customer Service at the time of purchase) and shared with a group within that organization.  Users who need access to Business Analyst Online must be a member of the group within the ArcGIS Online organization.  The administrator for the ArcGIS Online organization can control who is invited to the group.  Users who need access to Business Analyst Online should contact the administrator for their ArcGIS Online Organization.  

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Important Access Changes to Community Analyst

As of July 7, 2014, Community Analyst will be accessible in the same manner as other Esri premium apps.  To access Community Analyst, the application must be provisioned to users’ ArcGIS Online organization (this is done by Esri Customer Service at the time of purchase) and shared with a group within that organizaiton.  Users who need access to Community Analyst must be a member of the group within the ArcGIS Online organization.  The administrator for the ArcGIS Online organization can control who is invited to the group.  Users who need access to Community Analyst should contact the administrator for their ArcGIS Online Organization.  

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Choosing the Best ArcGIS Online Basemap for Your Maps and Apps

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We presented this Technical Workshop as part of the 2014 User Conference with the following goal: How to maximize the quality of your web map or app beginning with the selection of the best basemap. There are a number of … Continue reading

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Contribute to the Living Atlas of the World

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ArcGIS includes a Living Atlas of the World with useful and authoritative maps on many topics. The Living Atlas of the World is a collection of thousands of maps, intelligent map layers, imagery, tools, and apps built by ArcGIS users … Continue reading

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Using Custom Roles with ArcGIS Open Data

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About two months ago we introduced ArcGIS Open Data in beta, and on July 10th we deployed our first release to production which is now localized in 24 different languages. Since then there have been over 600 open data groups created in ArcGIS Online and many open data … Continue reading

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Storytelling with Maps Contest Winners

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The entries came from across the globe, and the judges wrestled with a decision. But from a vast collection of entries a few where chosen as the best Story Maps in this year’s 2014 Esri User Conference Storytelling with Maps … Continue reading

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