Monthly Archives: August 2013

Exciting changes planned for the Ocean Basemap


Over the last couple of years the Ocean Basemap team has concentrated on creating a consistent and easy to use basemap that contains significant bathymetric detail. We have had many compliments on the map (thank you all) and we believe that it … Continue reading

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Updated World Basemaps for Australia and New Zealand


By Andrew Green, Basemap Project Manager From Middle Earth to the middle of the Outback, the basemaps for New Zealand and Australia have been updated on Both countries offer a plethora of geographic and geologic wonders stretching from Australia’s … Continue reading

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Reminder: Bing Maps Use in ArcGIS Has Changed

This is a reminder that complimentary use of Microsoft’s Bing Maps with ArcGIS software will be phased out by December 31, 2013.

To continue using Bing Maps with ArcGIS after December 31, you will need to obtain your own Bing Maps key directly from Microsoft, then input the key into your ArcGIS products. We recommend that you start this process right away to avoid any service disruption. Continue reading

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Step-up to the boilerplate


Take some development work off of your plate and get a jump on building ArcGIS API for JavaScript apps by starting with the JavaScript Application Boilerplate. After developing a few ArcGIS Online hosted templates, such as the Social Media and … Continue reading

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Next Generation Community Analyst Q&A

Many of you are asking the same questions about the New Community Analyst, so I thought it might be helpful to have a little Q&A session of your most frequently asked questions.  So here goes… Continue reading

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Public Safety Recap from the 2013 National Security Summit and User Conference


Another User Conference and National Security Summit (which was formally known as the Homeland Security Summit) has come and gone.  It was great to see many of you again and also meet so many new folks.  There was a tremendous … Continue reading

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New raster geoprocessing tools in 10.2


There are several new raster geoprocessing features in the latest Desktop release. There are 3 new tools available: • The Compute Pansharpen Weights tool – calculates the pan-sharpening weights for any set of pan-sharpening datasets. • The Merge Mosaic Dataset … Continue reading

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2nd Reminder: Legacy Geocoding and Routing Services Will Be Retired on December 31, 2013


This is a reminder that the legacy geocoding and routing services will be retired on December 31, 2013. These services include: Geocoding European Address Locator North American Address Locator North American Address Locator (ArcGIS 10 style) United States Street Locator United … Continue reading

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Business Analyst Online New Feature Series – Create a Custom Variable

Create cust variable numbers

Business Analyst Online evolution of new features series continues with a feature that you have often requested, long hoped for and even dreamed about; oh, on second thought, that’s me that has been hoping, wishing and dreaming about creating my … Continue reading

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Make Topographic Grid and Update Map Template Released!


Have you ever wanted to extend your map automation scripts to include layer masking and clipping without having to open the map document?  With the recent release of Esri Production Mapping 10.2 you can do just that and much more! … Continue reading

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