Tag Archives: ArcGIS Online
The World Street Map was recently updated to include additional coverage for the Middle East and North Africa. The World Light Gray Base and World Light Gray Reference canvas maps were updated with similar coverage.
The apps team has released an update to the ArcGIS for Windows Phone app that greatly improves its use on Windows Phone 8 devices. You can download the updated app from the Windows Phone Store today!
The ArcGIS Online team is getting ready to update the cached demographic maps with 2012 data on or about May 16. There are some schema changes to consider with this release. Most maps have new fields to allow better popups … Continue reading
We recently deployed additional community contributions to the World Topographic Map (World_Topo_Map). These include Hong Kong and Macau as well as several areas in the United States. Community contributions also were added to the World Imagery map (World Imagery release … Continue reading
Yesterday we added DigitalGlobe high-resolution imagery for a number of areas around the world to the World Imagery map. In addition, the World Imagery map was updated with community content from 1:36k to 1:1k for Olesnica, Poland, and several areas … Continue reading
Every time an election occurs, maps become a key component in telling the story, but what type of map best tells the story of the winners and losers? Red/blue choropleths? Areas shaded in an array of purples? Value by alpha maps? Dot density by County? Ultimately, the areas used (e.g. Counties) are arbitrary, exhaust space and dictate the visual pattern we see. We can warp them into cartograms but these sometimes distort geography too much for them to make much sense. The patterns we see are as much a product of the boundaries as the voting patterns of real people in real places. This blog entry explores different ways to map election results and describes a different type of map we made to show the 2012 Presidential election results…it’s a multiscale dasymetric dot density web map (viewable on ArcGIS Online).
A few weeks ago we held a Live Training Seminar introducing the Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS. Monitoring Data Using Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS is available on the Esri Training web site so if you missed it you can sign in with your Esri Global account and watch it now! There were a lot of great questions asked over the course of the day and unfortunately we could not answer all of them during the Q&A. Continue reading
More organizations are moving towards using ArcGIS.com hosted feature services to serve data. One common task that has become a popular question of late is, “How do I automatically update the data within this hosted service?” For example, your organization may want to push nightly updates to keep synchronized with the daily changes made by your Desktop users. One of the easiest ways this can be done as this blog describes, is by overwriting the feature service completely with an updated one.
The following Python script demonstrates how to:
- Turn a map document into a sddraft.
- Modify the XML inside with the appropriate settings.
- Analyze the draft for errors.
- Stage the sddraft into a .sd (service definition) file.
- Upload the service to ArcGIS.com. Note that this code shares the feature service with everyone on ArcGIS.com.
We recently deployed additional community contributions to the World Topographic Map.
Legacy geocoding and routing services at http://tasks.arcgisonline.com will be retired on December 31, 2013
Over the past several months, Esri has published a new and expanded set of geocoding and routing services through the ArcGIS Online platform. These new services include substantially expanded coverage around the world, as well as new capabilities such as … Continue reading