Monthly Archives: December 2013

December Community Maps Webinar Recap

MeetUp

Over 125 attendees joined representatives from the Esri Community Maps team on December 19th to kick off of our new webinar series.  The one hour online session included a discussion of the recent Community Maps survey, a demonstration of new … Continue reading

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Where can you go in that electric car?

Map of 35 mile, round trip driving range

Determining whether an electric car is practical for you is likely to depend heavily on its range. Can the car make it to your work and back home on a single charge? Would it be able to reach your favorite … Continue reading

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Quick Step Guide: Storytelling Map Tour

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Map Tours are an easy and interesting way to combine text, media (photos and videos), and and their geographic locations using an interactive map. Map Tours can be authored and published by anyone with an ArcGIS account – whether you’re … Continue reading

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The Twelfth Day of Esri Holiday Maps – ‘Twas the Night before Vacation

vacation

‘Twas the night before vacation, and on the Twelfth day of Esri Holiday Maps, we give to you a map of the potential for an adult to have taken three or more domestic vacations in the last twelve months.  From … Continue reading

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The Eleventh Day of Esri Holiday Maps – All I Want for Christmas is a Brand New Car

car

On the eleventh day of Esri Holiday Maps, we give to you a map of the potential for an adult to be very likely to buy a new vehicle in the next 12 months.  We all see the commercials around the holidays showing … Continue reading

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Final Reminder: Bing Maps Use in ArcGIS Has Changed

This is a last reminder that complimentary use of Microsoft’s Bing Maps with ArcGIS will end on 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 and then input the key into your ArcGIS products. Continue reading

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The Tenth Day of Esri Holiday Maps – GPS Is Coming to Town

GPS

On the tenth day of Esri Holiday Maps, we give to you a map of the potential for a household to own a portable GPS navigation device.  Gone are the days of fighting with paper maps when you are navigating.  … Continue reading

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Create a Runtime Geodatabase in Android API

With the ArcGIS Android v10.2 release we introduced a bunch of offline developer capabilities as beta features in the API.  One of the more important features is the ability to create your own ArcGIS Runtime Geodatabase programmatically for use with offline features.  In this post we will step through the programmatic workflow for creating these offline geodatabases.

Offline Patterns

There are two patterns for creating a Runtime Geodatabase offered below:

  1. Service pattern:  Best for supporting a large number of users as the data is exposed as a service which supports downloading parts or all of the features as a Runtime Geodatabase.
  2. Desktop pattern:  Coming with the 10.2.1 Desktop release you will be able to create a Runtime Geodatabase from ArcGIS for Desktop.  This content can include features, tabular data, tile caches, and network datasets.  This pattern is best for supporting applications with read-only data that require periodic updates.

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The Ninth Day of Esri Holiday Maps – Feliz Volunteer

Volunteer

On the ninth day of Esri Holiday Maps, we give to you a map of the potential to have volunteered for a charitable organization in the last twelve months.  Collecting and delivering toys or serving meals in a soup kitchen … Continue reading

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More adventures in overlay: point in polygon

Households and Districts

Counting the number of points in a polygon is a  common overlay operation. But unless you’re aware of what happens when points fall on polygon boundaries, or when points fall just outside the coverage of your polygons, you may not … Continue reading

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