Monthly Archives: September 2012

National Hydrography Dataset Plus Version 2


by Tommy Dewald, USEPA Office of Water The National Hydrography Dataset Plus (NHDPlus) is a suite of geospatial products that build upon and extend the capabilities of the NHD (1:100,000 scale) by integrating it with the National Elevation Dataset (30M) … Continue reading

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What happens with rectangular raster cells in Spatial Analyst?

Rectangular cells in Spatial Analyst

While it is common knowledge that Spatial Analyst tools are designed to operate on square cells, rasters with rectangular cells are supported as input. Have you ever wondered what happens when rasters with non-square cells are used? Basic behaviour When … Continue reading

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ArcGIS for iOS 2.3.2 adds iOS 6.0 and iPhone 5 support

Some of you may have noticed the ArcGIS update already on your iOS devices. We are pleased to announce that ArcGIS for iOS is now compatible with iOS 6.0 and the iPhone 5. For those of you waiting for the ArcGIS for iOS app update before upgrading to iOS 6, the wait is over.

If you haven’t already, please go download the ArcGIS application from the iTunes app store.

Mobile Team

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The new Fusion Report Designer, report creation made easy.

This is the fifth blog in a series of blogs about what’s new in Business Analyst 10.1.

In Business Analyst one of our major development focuses is to improve the user experience by making our software  more user friendly.  Another step in that direction is the new Fusion Report Designer where we have made some significant changes to the report creation process to make building custom reports easier and less time consuming.  In an effort to ease the transition from previous versions of our report editor, we thought it best to show you the changes rather than make a long list of the improvements.

To illustrate this I created a short tutorial video.

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Improving your organization’s home page graphics


With an ArcGIS Online subscription, organizations can customize the look and feel of their home site. You can change the graphics, the featured content ribbon, gallery contents, and more. In a previous post we provided an overview of how to … Continue reading

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Intersecting tools for creating intersecting route events released!


Recently released are two new templates – Intersecting Tools for ArcGIS 10 and Intersecting Tools for ArcGIS 10.1 – that contain several models and python scripts for producing intersecting route events that can be displayed on your straight line diagrams … Continue reading

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Multiprocessing with ArcGIS – Approaches and Considerations (Part 1)


The multiprocessing Python module provides functionality for distributing work between multiple processes on a given machine, taking advantage of multiple CPU cores and larger amounts of available system memory. When analyzing or working with large amounts of data in ArcGIS, … Continue reading

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Go directly home


When you visit when not signed in, you are redirected to the page where you can learn about ArcGIS Online for your organization. Many have asked how to skip this page, and go directly to the home … Continue reading

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Heat Up Your Webmaps


Looking to create a colorful heat-map using the ArcGIS JavaScript API? A beautiful heat-map is just a layer away using the heatmap.js library. This open source library developed by Patrick Wied uses JavaScript and HTML5 Canvas to draw ridiculously good-looking … Continue reading

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