Monthly Archives: October 2015
The ArcGIS User Community has provided new content and updates to the Imagery and Topographic Basemaps. As part of ArcGIS Online, Esri’s Basemaps support a vast GIS community. Thank You to our Contributors and Partners who help support the Living Atlas of the World by providing data and enriching … Continue reading
In the United States, one in four Americans lives with a disability that affects their way of life, according to the Pew Research Center. Using the internet is a fundamental piece of most people’s lives – and we should strive to make an internet experience that tries to work for everyone. To that end, the W3C has authored Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG.) This is an international standard that helps keep technologies available to those with disabilities. The most recent version is WCAG 2.0. WCAG 2.0 AA is considered to be the new equivalent of Section 508 for those working with the United States government.
Frequently, as able-bodied web developers, designers, and content editors, we forget to add in the extra layer of accessibility that will help people navigate our apps because it’s low on our priority list, the documentation is overwhelming, and/or we’re just don’t know how. In this short series of posts, I will try to tackle the top five criteria that each of these roles should be considering. In this first post, I am approaching WCAG 2.0 AA from the mindset of a developer and offering the top criteria that will make the most difference to incorporate into your work now.
Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) populations are in decline. Although there are many contributing factors, one of the most important is habitat connectivity. Dams and other man-made structures can block the migration of Atlantic salmon from the ocean to preferred spawning habitat. … Continue reading
Are you an ArcGIS user familiar with selection methods such as Select by Location and Select by Attribute and tools such as Get Count and Clip? Similar functionality exists in GeoPlanner’s built-in analysis tools and dashboards. In this three-part miniseries, … Continue reading
The Data Reviewer team is pleased to announce the release of two new widgets – Report Feature and Reviewer Dashboard – for the Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS v1.2 Developer Edition. The widgets leverage services found in ArcGIS Data Reviewer for Server that support implementation of a holistic data quality management capability. Continue reading
We continue to get fantastic feedback about the ArcGIS Earth 1.0 beta! There have been several requests for more information about how to navigate in the app.
- Click left mouse button and hold while moving the mouse to pan the view
- Click right mouse button and hold while moving the mouse to orbit around a point on the terrain
- Mouse wheel zooms in (forward) and out (backward) Continue reading
This year Esri changed its business data source in the U.S. from D&B to Infogroup. Both companies excel in providing a comprehensive set of business listings, and each has their unique strengths. D&B’s strength is in its financial data and coverage of larger companies. Infogroup’s strength is in its small and local business listings. Infogroup’s strength in small and local businesses is what best meets the profile of Esri’s users and what caused Esri to change this data source. Continue reading