Monthly Archives: May 2015

Incredible Antarctica and the Larsen B Ice Shelf

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Antarctica…one of the last wilderness frontiers.  With all the talk in the news these days about the Larsen B Ice Shelf in Antarctica breaking apart, I thought I’d see what information I could find out about it from an imagery … Continue reading

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Virtualizing ArcGIS Pro: Nvidia Grid vGPU Profiles


During the development of ArcGIS Pro, the Performance Engineering Team at Esri has been testing ArcGIS Pro in virtualized environments with shareable GPU’s extensively within our lab.   ArcGIS Pro needs to virtualize well and since GPU acceleration can be shared … Continue reading

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Virtualizing ArcGIS Pro: CPUs and GPUs

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Virtualizing ArcGIS Pro Projects deploying ArcGIS Pro in virtualized environments are underway. As the IT industry virtualizes more desktops and applications, ArcGIS Pro will be virtualized and is expected to work well in those environments. For that reason the Performance … Continue reading

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10.2.6 Update for ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android is now available

In keeping with our commitment to delivering great, high quality software in a timely fashion for you, our customers, we are happy to announce that the 10.2.6 update for ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android is ready and available!

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Cascadia graces the cover of the 2015 Esri Map Book


Chosen to grace the cover of the 2015 Esri Map Book, this map, by the Cascadia Institute with cartography by Benchmark Maps, shows for the first time the natural integrity of Cascadia as a whole bioregion. Continue reading

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Take your terrain mapping to new heights


by Kenneth Field, Senior Cartographic Product Engineer Standard techniques for representing terrain, like a hillshade, are adequate for many applications, but you may want to represent terrain under different lighting conditions, or perhaps use more artistic techniques. In these cases … Continue reading

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Data Viz App Challenge Winners and Finalists Announced!


We called on geo developers to build interactive, meaningful mapping applications that showcased the data visualization power of ArcGIS. Participants in the Esri Data Viz App Challenge used smart mapping and other ArcGIS for Developers tools to create apps that wowed the judges. Here … Continue reading

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Maintenance upgrade to ArcGIS Online map servers on Tuesday, June 9


The Esri ArcGIS Online Basemap system (i.e.,, will be upgraded from ArcGIS 10.2 for Server to ArcGIS 10.3 for Server on Tuesday June 9. The update will improve system stability and performance, with no known issues at this … Continue reading

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How to Contribute Maps to the Living Atlas of the World

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In this blog, you will see how to contribute your maps, apps, Story Maps, scenes and layers to the Living Atlas of the World. The focus is on how to use the new “contributor app” for the Living Atlas of … Continue reading

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VENOM & Logjam Vulnerability Hype


Mid-May was a busy month for vulnerabilities being covered by media, so we’ve consolidated information about two of the most broadcasted vulnerabilities here. VENOM Vulnerability Information: On May 13, 2015, a hypervisor vulnerability was disclosed CVE-2015-3456 referred to as VENOM that … Continue reading

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