Big Data ST_Geometry Queries up to 20X Faster in Hive

The Big Data development team at Esri is excited to announce a major performance speedup in ST_Geometry for Hive, which is part of Esri’s open-source Spatial Framework for Hadoop.  The amount of performance gain depends on the type of spatial query run and on the size of the table in Hive.  The biggest gain comes with relational operations such as ST_Contains and ST_Overlaps.  In general, the performance gain will be greater with larger tables — exactly where it helps the most.

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Impact Summary: Dazzle Them With Your Data

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Esri’s Disaster Response Program helps support worldwide incidents, such as earthquakes, floods, wildfires, and severe weather. To increase public knowledge of the disaster impacts, we wanted an app to highlight areas and show related statistics, such as data that shows … Continue reading

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The Next Generation of Tapestry Segmentation is now available!

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Coupled with the recent release of our 2014 U.S. Updated Demographic data, Esri is proud to launch the next generation of Tapestry Segmentation in the U.S. Why was Tapestry Segmentation updated? The U.S. Census is collected and released every 10 … Continue reading

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Sneak peek of new Community page for developers

Looking to stay on top of what’s going on in the dev community? Well, you might want to bookmark the new page that will live at developers.arcgis.com/community soon.

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Now Available: Explorer for ArcGIS on Mac OS X

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Do you have a Mac notebook or desktop with a stunning high resolution display? Have you created beautiful maps that you would love to view on that stunning display? Well the wait is over! Esri’s newest addition to our growing … Continue reading

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New Live Feeds added to the Earth Observation collection in ArcGIS Online

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ArcGIS Online includes a living atlas of the world with beautiful and authoritative maps on many topics, including a rich collection of earth observation maps and layers that describe our planet’s current conditions, from earthquakes and fires to severe weather … Continue reading

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SPOT, Pléiades and DigitalGlobe added to World Imagery map

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We’ve recently updated our World Imagery map with the addition from three different satellite imagery products – SPOT, Pléiades and DigitalGlobe. View the map below for the coverage of the new imagery. SPOT Imagery was added across Canada, the Nordic countries, … Continue reading

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Community Maps Special Interest Group (SIG) Scheduled for Esri’s International User Conference 2014

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The annual pilgrimage to the San Diego, CA Convention Center for Esri’s International User Conference is scheduled for July 14 – 18. There are many reasons to attend. One these reasons is to learn about Community Maps and how to help curate content … Continue reading

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GeoForm: Editing via pop-UPs got you DOWN?

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Frustrated with submitting data via a pop-up? Collecting map information doesn’t need to be so map-centric. Many non-GIS users are accustomed to entering data via a form, not a map pop-up. It’s not always about the map, sometimes it’s about … Continue reading

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ArcGIS for Local Government June 2014 release now available!

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A few weeks ago we released a bunch of new and improved map and apps in Land Records, Water Utilities, Public Works, Fire Service, Emergency Management, and Law Enforcement. Like every release we updated the local government add-ins and the … Continue reading

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