Monthly Archives: November 2013

New Spatial Analyst Supplemental tools, v1.3

Spatial Analyst Supplemental Tools v1.3

With this update to the Spatial Analyst Supplemental Toolbox, we have added a new Tabulate Area 2 tool, a new Zonal Statistics as Table 2 tool, and added a new parameter to the Maximum Upstream Elevation tool. Read on for … Continue reading

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Trimble Positions 10.2 update released

Trimble Positions

Trimble Positions Software Suite compliments ArcPad and ArcGIS for Windows Mobile by ensuring that the location of your critical infrastructure is spatially accurate as you map it.

Trimble has just released version 10.2 and it is available for download now. The 10.2 release fully supports both ArcPad 10.2 and ArcGIS for Windows Mobile 10.2. You can download Trimble Positions 10.2 from Trimble’s website now.

Also, Esri provides an end-to-end data collection solution called GeoCollector that will jump start your data collection projects. It couples Trimble Geo hardware + Trimble Positions Software Suite + ArcPad or ArcGIS for Windows Mobile together.

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Setting up the Android Emulator for ArcGIS Android development

The Android emulator is a key tool for Android developers and with Android 4.0.3 r2 it started support for OpenGL ES 2.0.  This allowed applications built with ArcGIS Android to run inside the emulator.

Virtual Machine Acceleration
We are excited to provide x86 native libs with our 10.2 release to support running an emulator inside an accelerated virtual machine.  The Android emulator allows for taking advantage of a CPU extension for running virtual machines (VM’s).  In order to take advantage of this feature you must make use of x86 system image target emulator and some additional configuration to your development system platform. To use virtual machine acceleration with the emulator you need the Android SDK tools, Revision 17 or higher and the Android x86 based AVD configuration.

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Community Map Layers Updated for the Arabian Peninsula, Central and Western Europe, United Kingdom and United States


Thanks to user contributions, the World Topographic Map has been updated with many improvements from the Arabian Peninsula to Europe and the United States.

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ArcGIS Online Update – Coming December 10, 2013


The next ArcGIS Online update is planned for December 10, 2013. In this blog post, we are providing you with information ahead of the release to give you an overview of what we’ve planned. We’ll also do another blog post … Continue reading

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Working with DigitalGlobe FirstLook in ArcGIS for the Philippines Response

(Contributed by Mark Romero, Esri Imagery Team, Broomfield, Colorado)

In response to Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines, the US Government has provided access to a vast amount of DigitalGlobe Imagery for humanitarian purposes.  This imagery can be accessed for free through the DigitalGlobe FirstLook Premium Service that’s part of ArcGIS Online.  The service is constantly updated as imagery becomes available giving users’ access to the latest imagery. The service is easily accessible through ArcGIS Online and be can be used in any Esri client on the web, desktop, or mobile. This blog post outlines the steps to connect to these feeds in ArcMap. It demonstrates the benefits of working with metadata only available through a dynamic image service.

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JFinteraKtive: The assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy

by Nathan Shephard and Kenneth Field

November 22nd 1963. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald while in Dallas, Texas. It’s been 50 years since the cataclysmic event in Dealey Plaza and the fascination, conspiracies and consistent speculation on what happened and why have been ever-present in the intervening years.

Here, we present JFinteraKtive, an interactive 3D Web Scene of the shocking moments that changed the world we live in. 

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Using ArcGIS Online Groups Effectively

(Contributed by Owen Evans, Esri Solution Engineer and Studio Team Lead, Vienna, Virginia)

Groups are a feature of ArcGIS organizations that help you organize, share, and secure content items.  Using groups effectively requires some understanding of the configuration settings that are available for groups as well as some forethought about the purpose of your groups.

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Esri Maps for Office 2.1.2 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Esri Maps for Office 2.1.2.

Esri Maps for Office is a powerful add-in for Microsoft Office that brings the capabilities of the ArcGIS platform to Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. Esri Maps for Office is available with an ArcGIS Online subscription and makes use of the extensive repository of available geographic information as well as the significant sharing, searching, and collaboration capabilities in ArcGIS Online.  Continue reading

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5 Things You Need to Know About the New Geotrigger Service

Snapshot of Geotrigger Editor

Today we launch the public beta version of Esri’s Geotrigger™ Service so developers can add location awareness and location-based alerts to apps for iPhone and Android. There’s so much excitement around this particular service—of the many we provide to developers … Continue reading

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