For the past few years the various ArcGIS product development teams have hosted a few dozen separate blogs covering the width of the ArcGIS system. Now we have pulled those together into a single ArcGIS Blog so that you can more easily browse, subscribe to, learn from, and stay up-to-speed on the latest information from all our engineers and developers. In addition, the single blog reflects ArcGIS as a system and allows us to better tell big picture implementation stories that we couldn’t in the fragmented system.
If you do want to narrow your focus, just click a Category (under Technical Communities and Industry Communities) or Tag to see the posts for that particular area. You should find a category or tag that matches up with the subject area for each of the old separate blogs. A few may have been overlooked or thought to be unnecessary. We appreciate your feedback on specific categories or tags that should be added to help focus in on subject matter that is of interest to you.
We think you’ll find the new organization fits more cleanly to how you use the ArcGIS system a whole. You can browse, search, or subscribe to the articles as coarse-grained or as fine-grained as you want. Some still match, like the old Mapping Center blog and the new Mapping category, same goes for Mobile and Geodata. But some are organized a little better, for example, articles that used to be on the ArcGIS Server blog you’ll find more easily filtered by Web, Services, or Developer, depending on what kind of topics you’re interested in.
Our goal is to make this transition as seamless as possible for you. We’ve worked hard to migrate the 2800+ posts written over the past 5+ years into the new ArcGIS Blog and to redirect old links and feeds to their new location. In a fraction of cases, the migration and redirects of posts and feeds have not been in place or are not working correctly; we are fixing those issues as we find them. Please continue to let us know if you discover any of these.
While redirects are in place, we suggest that you update your feeds at your earliest convenience. This will eliminate the duplication of posts that you may be seeing in your RSS Readers if you subscribed to more than one of the team blogs. You can subscribe to the entire blog feed (http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/feed/) or you can subscribe only to those categories or tags that are of interest to you, http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/category/arcgis-online/feed/ or http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/tag/flex/feed/ for example.
Resource Center Team