Tag: ArcGIS Desktop

Toggle Between Data Vintages With Business Analyst Desktop (2011, 2012, 2013, etc.)


The Business Analyst 2013 Data Update has just been released and one of the great features is the ability to access multiple data vintages on the same machine without the need to re-install.  For example, you can install the 2013 … Continue reading

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Update: Announcing the Esri Ocean GIS Forum


This original July 31st post updated October 2, 2013. In November 2012, Esri held a historic, one-time-only Oceans Summit: a high-level, strategic workshop with an eye toward helping Esri to move forward in its approaches to ocean-centric software, associated data … Continue reading

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Connecting to Portal for ArcGIS via ArcGIS Desktop

ArcGIS Online extends ArcGIS Desktop with basemaps and layers, and when you connect to your organization you can access your organization’s maps, layers, and tools, and use other online capabilities.

Portal for ArcGIS offers the same collaboration and sharing tools as ArcGIS Online, but differs in where it is hosted and what content is available to users. Portal for ArcGIS can be deployed behind your organization’s firewall when that is an organizational requirement.

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Esri and the Science Community


Shawn Otto, CEO and cofounder of ScienceDebate.org recently pointed out: “We are poised over the next 40 years to create as much new knowledge as we have in the past 400 years. At the same time, our major unresolved policy … Continue reading

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Invitation to participate in an Esri software Usability Study at the User Conference

The Esri development team would like to invite you to participate in a moderated and recorded usability study of a new application for GIS professionals currently under development.

Who we’re looking for…

  • Existing ArcGIS for Desktop users
  • ArcGIS Online and App users interested in professional GIS software
  • Users of Esri Solutions (Local Government, Water Utilities, Land Records, 3D cities and campuses)
  • Users with varying degrees of experience who author maps,  analyze \ edit data, and manage GIS content

In total, we’re looking for 30 committed testers.

How it works…
Our sole intent and goal for this study is to assess the usability of our next generation professional desktop software; we want you to test our software, we’re not testing your computer, nor ArcGIS skills.

To consider you as a usability tester, we require that you are registered and approved by your employer to attend Esri User Conference and complete a pre-screening questionnaire—details below. Your time in the test lab is about 40 minutes.

Your test session will be recorded and observed by one or more members of the development team.

Click here to sign up

We thank you in advance for your time and look forward to meeting you in San Diego.

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How is GIS Meeting the Needs of Ocean (and other) Sciences? Plus, Minus, Interesting…


Among the most important activities at the Esri Oceans Summit (November 7–8, 2012; see prior blog post 1 and prior prior blog post 2) were the breakout groups, where participants were called upon to identify major barriers to the use … Continue reading

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Spatial Sampling in the Ocean: A Modest Proposal


At the Esri Oceans Summit there were several “hallway conversations” about a lack of spatial sampling tools in ArcGIS and how this had led people to use Hawth’s Tools (now Geospatial Modelling Environment) and other approaches in order to perform … Continue reading

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Need Help Preparing for Spring Flooding?


The heavy spring rain and late season snowfall have forced many communities in the Midwest to deal with seasonal river flooding. As warmer temperatures move north, the snow melt and additional rainfall will increase the chance of flooding down river. … Continue reading

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ArcGIS for Local Government: The Road Ahead in 2013

Looking ahead to 2013, we want to share with you our plans for the ArcGIS for Local Government solution.  In 2013, we’re excited to incorporate the functionality emerging across the entire ArcGIS platform into the ArcGIS for Local Government solution.  Our focus in 2013 will be on ArcGIS Online and expanding the maps and apps in the solution offering.  We want to make it easier for you to deploy ArcGIS Online in your organization, and enhance the solution offerings so you can continue to expand the value of GIS in your organization.  Continue reading

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A Recap of the ArcGIS for Local Government Solution in 2012


As the New Year kicks in to high gear, we wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for their participation and feedback in 2012. We really appreciate the ongoing dialog with our local government users and look forward to … Continue reading

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