Tag: ArcMap

Formatting an Excel table for use in ArcGIS

By Aileen Buckley, Esri Cartographer

Excel to ArcMap thumbnailTo use an Excel table in ArcGIS, it should first be formatted correctly so that ArcGIS can read the table without errors. This blog entry contains links to a table with guidelines for how to format your Excel table, as well as a couple of other useful related resources.

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Making Bivariate Choropleth Maps with ArcMap


Here are links to the renderer and geoprocessing tool that can be used to make bivariate choropleth maps that I demonstrated at the 2015 Esri User Conference. Continue reading

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New Learn ArcGIS Lesson: Manage a Mobile Workforce

Manage a Mobile Workforce

By Kyle Bauer, Learn ArcGIS Team, and Paul Barker, Product Engineer  In the new Manage a Mobile Workforce lesson on the Learn ArcGIS website, you’ll learn how to streamline the process of transferring data to your GIS. This lesson lets you take on the … Continue reading

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New Learn ArcGIS Lesson: Get Started with ArcMap

Get Started with ArcMap

By Kyle Bauer, Learn ArcGIS Team One of the most deforested regions in the Amazon rainforest is Rondonia, Brazil. The construction of roads has increased deforestation since the 1960s. In 2011, a Brazilian judge prohibited the construction of a road … Continue reading

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Using Online Imagery in Your Maps and Apps


The ArcGIS Online platform includes a rich set of imagery content that is available to you with your ArcGIS Online subscription. The imagery is available for different coverage areas, at different levels of detail (from 250m to 1m per pixel … 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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Community contributed content to the ArcGIS Living Atlas includes Urban Systems


There are over 7 billion people on the planet, 50% percent of which live in urban areas. By the year 2050, this figure could reach or exceed 70%. This increase in urbanization will have a profound impact on our lives. … Continue reading

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Using your own Basemap layers with Collector for ArcGIS

Basemap layers play an important role in the field work that you do – they provide a geographic reference when collecting or updating data in the field. You can choose from a number of Esri-provided basemap layers or you can use the landbase, aerial imagery or any other reference layers you create and manage within your GIS.

When you need to work offline – Esri basemaps can be downloaded directly to your smartphone or tablet using the Collector app and we provide quite a few of them for you to choose from. Continue reading

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Important Patch Now Available for ArcGIS 10.2

There is an important patch that we wanted to make sure you are aware of…  If you are experiencing crashes when opening Shapefiles, make sure you get this patch (Knowledge Base Article 41680).

At ArcGIS 10.2 there is a shapefile issue which results in a crash. This is caused by a buffer overrun that is most likely to occur when there are large numbers of fields in the dBase file.

The patch to fix this issue is available now for ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop, Engine and Server users.

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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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