Monthly Archives: May 2014

Mapping Time – Kraak’s new book now available

By Aileen Buckley, Esri Professional Cartographer

Presentation - ThumbnailReknown cartographer, Menno-Jan Kraak, has published a new book! I’ve been waiting for this — and it was worth waiting for! With beautiful maps and graphics, Menno-Jan illustrates how to visualize temporal data in a compelling and informative way, as only he can.  Take the time to check this out! Continue reading

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Tips for getting your Story Map noticed


You’ve worked hard to make a great story map, now take a few minutes to make it easy for people, including the Story Maps team, to find your work. The Story Maps Gallery showcases story map applications from Esri and … Continue reading

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Invitation to participate in an Esri software Usability Study at the User Conference

The Esri Development Team invites you to participate in a moderated and recorded Usability Study of 3 specific areas of ArcGIS Pro: GIS Content Management, Raster, and Map Authoring.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Existing ArcGIS for Desktop users
  • ArcGIS Online and App users interested in professional GIS software
  • Users of Esri Solutions (Local Government, Water Utilities, Land Records, Defense, Forestry, Hydrology)
  • Users with varying degrees of experience who manage GIS content, work with raster data, and author maps
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New and Improved Community Maps Data Prep Tools!

AllLayers.MXD and GolfCourses.MXD

We are happy to announce that the next iteration of the Community Maps Data Prep Tools has been released! You can find the domestic version here and the international version here. The tools are no longer in beta, and version … Continue reading

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Community contributed content to the ArcGIS Living Atlas includes Urban Systems


There are over 7 billion people on the planet, 50% percent of which live in urban areas. By the year 2050, this figure could reach or exceed 70%. This increase in urbanization will have a profound impact on our lives. … Continue reading

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Elevation Profile toolbar Add-In is available for download

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Have you been looking for a simple way to create profile graphs for anywhere in the world?  With the Elevation Profile add-in toolbar, you can create them either interactively on the display or from selections on your own linear feature data. The … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET 10.2.3 Beta is available!

The ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET 10.2.3 beta is now available on the Esri Beta Community.   This is a quality release that resolves some issues encountered in the previous beta.  A number of enhancements have also been included with the product:

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Using the ArcGIS Android SDK with Android Studio – Part 1

Google’s Android Studio is a developer IDE based on IntelliJ IDEA platform.  The platform is still in early access preview. If you are not comfortable using an unfinished product, you may want to continue to use the Eclipse Plugin bundled with the ArcGIS Android SDK.

Android Studio Basics

In Eclipse you have the concept of a workspace which can consist of multiple projects linked or unlinked.  In Android Studio, projects are replaced by App Modules and Libary Modules.  Modules are a discrete unit of functionality that can be run, tested, and debugged independently.  Modules are somewhat similar to an Eclipse project with a few key differences: Continue reading

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Community Maps in focus at the 2014 Esri UC


The 2014 Esri International User Conference and Education GIS Conference will feature plenty of opportunities for anyone who is interested in Community Maps. Whether you are a long time Community Maps contributor or just want to find out what it … Continue reading

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Announcing the 10.2.3 Release of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for WPF!

We are pleased to announce the 10.2.3 release of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for WPF. You can download the SDK today from ArcGIS for Developers. Continue reading

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