Do more with Collector using barcode scanners

Utility meters, poles, pipes, traffic signs – the fixed assets that you manage inside of the ArcGIS platform are not only mapped but are often tagged with durable, weather resistant barcodes that uniquely identify each asset inside of an asset management system.

Quite often we are asked if Collector for ArcGIS running on a smartphone or tablet can be paired with a barcode scanner so that as you map asset locations you can capture the barcodes placed on them as well…

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The UC Will Have a Lot for Developers


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The Esri User Conference is an amazing experience for all users of Esri’s software, and it will be especially so for the rockstars of the GIS community – the geospatial developers, or GeoDevs. This July 14-18, there will be about 15,000 people in San Diego for the Esri UC, and we hope to see you there!
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Street Map updated in North America, now includes Community Map Contributions

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Update as of June 26, 2014:  Light Gray Canvas Basemap was released last night with updated North America content.  These layers now contain commercial data co-mingled with community contributions in select areas of the map.  The current list of communities in Light Gray … Continue reading

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World Imagery Updated at Multiple Scales

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The World Imagery basemap was recently refreshed with more recent and more detailed imagery from small to medium-scales.  From ~1:591M to ~1:577k, TerraColor 15m imagery is now displayed globally.  Between ~1:288k and ~1:72k, the primary source is SPOTMaps 2.5m imagery … Continue reading

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Increasing accuracy when using Full Motion Video

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Without jumping right into the nitty gritty of how full motion video works—I’ll do that below for the geeks who read this blog—you can use an elevation dataset to increase positional accuracy when working with FMV. To access the Accuracy … Continue reading

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175,000 U.S. Historical Maps–Now Online!

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More than 175,000 historical topographic maps from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are now available on ArcGIS Online. For over 130 years, the USGS has prepared these detailed maps to accurately show the complex geography of the nation. Maps cover … Continue reading

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How to Embed a Map Gallery in a Web Page

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You’ve put together a gallery of your authoritative maps and now you want to share it. Of course you can feature the gallery on your ArcGIS Online home page, but you can also embed it in your organization’s website, blog, … Continue reading

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Esri and the Science Community: Updated

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See important updates to the blog post Esri and the Science Community, including new information on the many projects and initiatives in place to support science and scientists. In the post, science community refers to researchers and practitioners within universities, … Continue reading

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Adding Flickr albums to story map tours (update)

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In a previous post we detailed how you can add Flickr sets to story map tours. Since that was posted there have been some changes to Flickr. Sets have now become albums, and while the steps are slightly different you … Continue reading

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ArcGIS for Local Government at the 2014 UC

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The 2014 Esri International User Conference (July 14-18) we’ll be offering several technical workshops and demo theaters dedicated to the ArcGIS for Local Government solution. These sessions focus on the maps and apps available within each local government community (Land Records, … Continue reading

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