Monthly Archives: September 2014

What’s New in the ArcGIS for Local Government September 2014 Release?

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In the September 2014 release, you’ll find several new and improved map and apps.  This release includes many web application enhancements and a new ArcGIS Online Maps and Apps Gallery.  Below is a summary of what you will find in … Continue reading

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Does the Bash (Shellshock) Vulnerability affect you?


On September 24, 2014, a security vulnerability was revealed affecting the standard bash login shell which is broadly deployed and used on Linux hosts. If you were wondering if ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, and Portal for ArcGIS application interfaces are … Continue reading

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Generate contours dynamically with a new raster function!

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Users of elevation data or other continuous data such as temperature or air pressure, take note! A new custom raster function has been made available for you to add into ArcGIS (version 10.2.1 or later) Desktop and/or Server. This can … Continue reading

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The GeoForm Graduates


Need to gather some simple information and put it on a map? The GeoForm is a configurable web mapping application template for form-based data editing of a Feature Service through the web browser. This application allows users to enter data through a form instead … Continue reading

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What does the NGA “Web Mercator” advisory mean for Esri Defense and Intelligence users?

WGS 1984 Web Mercator in ArcMap Data Frame Properties

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has released an advisory notice on the use of the Web Mercator coordinate system in military and intelligence applications. In the advisory, NGA warns about positional accuracy issues with Web Mercator, especially at higher latitudes, … Continue reading

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Esri Maps for SharePoint 4.0 Beta 2 released!

We are pleased to announce the release of Esri Maps for SharePoint 4.0 Beta 2. Esri Maps for SharePoint offers interactive and configurable mapping components that provide you with a geospatial view of your organization’s data, and leverages the ArcGIS platform for sharing and collaboration in your organization. Additionally, you can take advantage of the maps and data on ArcGIS to supplement your existing data.

Esri Maps for SharePoint 4.0 Beta 2 is available through Esri’s Beta Community.

Esri Maps for SharePoint version 4.0 Beta 2 includes the following updates and enhancements:

  • Support for working in a disconnected environment
  • Extensibility – create custom tools and behaviors for the JavaScript-based Esri Maps Web Part
  • Editing – add, modify, and delete features
  • Map Contents configuration options
  • Print tool
  • Measure tool

Setup and configuration details have changed for Esri Maps for SharePoint 4.0, so be sure to read the System Requirements and Configuration topics. If you have specific questions or issues, be sure to take advantage of the Esri Maps for SharePoint Beta Community forum.


~The Esri Maps for SharePoint team

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What’s New in ArcGIS Online (September 2014)


It’s time to refresh your browser - ArcGIS Online has been updated with the following new features and enhancements. This update includes significant changes and additions for configuring applications, publishing Open Data, administering organizations, and more. Application templates Configurable application templates … Continue reading

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User Contributions have Improved ArcGIS Online Basemaps and the Living Atlas for the Second Time This Month


For the second time this month, The ArcGIS Content Team has improved the Community Basemaps by incorporating both new and updated content to the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. Thanks to the user community, the World Topographic Map was refreshed with 7 new contributors and 8 updates … Continue reading

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Official Release!

Watershed Delineation with Multi-Directional Hillshade

Your efforts have made possible the official release of the Elevation Analysis Geoprocessing Services – Watershed, Trace Downstream, Profile, Viewshed, and Summarize Elevation. Delineate a watershed, trace downstream, see the elevation profile and calculate the viewshed on every continent. These … Continue reading

Posted in Analysis & Geoprocessing, ArcGIS Online, Community Maps, Hydro, Local Government, National Government, Oceans & Maritime, Public Safety, Spatial Statistics, Water Utilities | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Data Visualization with ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Enhancement Options


In the previous posts, we already learned how to display your data, and how to style your data by unique value with JavaScript API. You might feel content with simply displaying data on a map, but your audience may expect something beyond this. Where can they find the legend? What if they want more information about each feature on the map?

In this post, you will learn how to:

  • Use pop-up to provide additional information
  • Add legend
  • Trigger actions when a graphic is clicked

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