Welcome to the new unified ArcGIS Blog

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

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  1. ebnesom says:

    That is great. However If I remove my rss feed in outlook I lose all of the older posts. They don’t seem to be here. Is there a link to the ArcGIS Server blog with the old posts in it somewhere? I still like to refer to those to re-learn.

    • cjones says:

      Hi ebnesom – I’m glad to hear this post is starting to clear up some of your confusion. The old ArcGIS Server blog content has been migrated to this new blog (nothing was removed) and is now primarily in the Services Category. There also has other Categories and Tags that you can use. It’s based on what you’re interested in. For example, if your interest is in services, web, or developing server you could use the following RSS Feeds:
      - Services: http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/category/services/feed/
      - Web: http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/category/web/feed/
      - Developing: http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/category/developer/feed/

    • cjones says:

      Hi – I’ve found some more information if you happen to be using an Outlook Reader.

      With an RSS feed in Outlook, you can create a local Outlook Data File and copy the RSS posts into a local folder under that. You shouldn’t lose anything since it will be a local copy of everything. At that point they can delete references to the old feeds which aren’t really useful anymore.

      As for each RSS post they’ve been collecting, the link inside of each RSS post still points to the old blog URL, but we redirect that to the new WP post on our end. So those won’t be broken/lost either.

      Hope this helps!

  2. coli3213 says:

    none of your technical communities are working – I keep getting taken back to your Welcome to the new unified ArcGIS Blog page … HELP I need to read the editing blogs ASAP

    • cjones says:

      Hi coli3213 – can you describe a little more what you’re doing? For example, what are you clicking on, what do you see, and what do you expect to see? Are you trying to get to the Editing Technical Community? If so, you can either click the link on the left, or this link: http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/category/editing/. It may start with the Welcome post, as that was flagged for all Communities, but you’ll notice other posts if you scroll down and/or click Previous Entries at the bottom of the page.