Monthly Archives: March 2013

New updates to the Ocean Basemap


2013′s first update to the Ocean Basemap (Ocean_Basemap) map service includes a few new areas of higher resolution bathymetric data! Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is a non-profit committed to the conservation and restoration of our oceans.

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Esri Defense code moving to GitHub

Vehicle Commander on GitHub

This month the Esri Defense team launched a series of ArcGIS for the Military GitHub Repositiories to share source code for our web, desktop, and mobile applications. For those that aren’t familiar with GitHub, it is a code sharing and … Continue reading

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GIS Hydro 2013 Pre-Conference Water Resources Workshop: More Coming Soon!

by Steve Kopp, Geoprocessing and Spatial Analysis Team, Esri

Jump-start your conference a day early by joining us for the 20th annual pre-conference Water Resources Workshop on Sunday July 7th. The Water Resources Workshop is a FREE, full day workshop focused on emerging trends in the integration of GIS and Water Resources and how you can use them in your work.

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Using Bing basemaps in ArcGIS Online


With the March 2013 update to ArcGIS Online, the complimentary use of Bing basemaps (Bing Maps Road, Bing Maps Aerial, and Bing Maps Hybrid) has been phased out. If you have an organizational account you can still continue to use … Continue reading

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2013 DevSummit Plenary Session

The plenary this morning showcased the full breadth of ArcGIS 10.2 highlights across the stack while driving home one solitary idea: The Platform.

In Scott Morehouse’s opening holistic view of esri’s direction, he pushed a vision of ArcGIS as a platform. A comprehensive unified information system for working with geographic data and maps that’s usable everywhere: desktop, browsers, tablets, mobile, online and offline.

The presentations that followed solidified the idea, walking the audience through an impressive collection of new development projects across the esri dev teams. Many of the presentations were driven from the new esri developer site, using sample apps and code directly from the site, and all available right now at

No point in me giving a detailed rundown of the proceedings as the videos are already available for your viewing pleasure RIGHT HERE.


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The new ArcGIS Runtime SDK for OS X Beta is available!

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We are pleased to announce the release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for OS X. This is a new SDK release for the Mac platform. Applications created with this SDK can either be installed or be distributed using the Apple … Continue reading

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The ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt 10.2 beta is now available!

Esri is pleased to announce the beta release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt.

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt is designed to help C++ developers use the Digia Qt framework to create highly functional GIS applications that use local services, yet the applications can have a small footprint. Local services allow for disconnected work in the field; an ArcGIS Server connection is not required.

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GIS Tools for Hadoop

On Sunday, David Kaiser and his Big Data crew released the GIS Tools for Hadoop Project on GitHub.

The project contains an open source framework and API that enables big data developers to author custom spatial applications for Hadoop. Continue reading

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ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Windows Store apps Beta is available!

We are pleased to announce the 10.2 beta release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Windows Store apps.  The ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Windows Store apps provides a high performance mapping experience for modern apps on Windows 8 and Windows RT.   The SDK is founded on an ArcGIS core runtime, built for the Windows Runtime, and provided for use by .NET developers.  The beta release of the SDK includes support for building XAML/.NET Windows Store apps.  Use the SDK to:

  • Mash-up map, feature, and image services from ArcGIS Online and your own on-premise ArcGIS Server to create unique maps
  • Search for features in a map using spatial or SQL criteria
  • Sketch points, lines and polygons on the map
  • Match addresses to locations (geocode) and locations to addresses (reverse-geocode)
  • Generate routes and driving directions
  • Use the geometry engine to perform geometric operations and compute spatial relationships between features
  • Search and use items in ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS

Download the SDK from the Esri Beta Community.  To start, you’ll need an Esri Global account, registered with the Beta Community.  Once registered, fill out a brief survey to be accepted into the beta program.  Once in the program, click on the Software Downloads link under the Project Resources section (bottom of the table of contents), download the VSIX file and install.  Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8 is required.

We invite you to browse the documentation for the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Windows Store apps at:

We also provide a set of repositories on GitHub with source code to help you get started and enhance your Windows Store apps quickly and easily:

We encourage you to participate and look forward to your feedback in the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Windows Store apps forum (login with your Esri Global account):


ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Windows Store apps Team

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ArcGIS API for JavaScript Version 3.4 Released

Version 3.4 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript is now available! Please refer to the What’s New in 3.4 document for the full list of features and bug fixes. Highlights include:

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