Monthly Archives: October 2015

Driving ArcGIS Earth 1.0 beta with the Keyboard

ArcGIS Earth

ArcGIS Earth

Following up on my previous blog post about Mouse Navigation in ArcGIS Earth 1.0 beta, I’d like to share some information about how you can drive Earth using the Keyboard. Continue reading

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User Community Updates World Topographic and World Imagery Maps


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

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WCAG 2.0 AA – Top 5 Criteria to Consider as a Web Developer

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.

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Connect Streams to Salmon Migration

Atlantic Salmon

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

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GeoPlanner Tools and Methods – Part III: Overlay Layers

The trees represented by the blue points will be unaffected by the parking lot construction.

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

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Now Available on GitHub: Data Reviewer Widgets for Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS

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

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Mouse Navigation in ArcGIS Earth 1.0 beta

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.

Basic mouse navigation is pretty straightforward and matches closely to the web scene viewer JavaScript 3D experience that we have in ArcGIS Online and in Portal for ArcGIS Server. The essential pieces are:

  • 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
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Important Information about Retail MarketPlace and Business Summary Services, Layers, and Web Maps

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

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Creating a simple basemap picker for your apps in AppStudio using QML and JavaScript

A basemap is an essential mapping component for providing relativity and context to spatial data displayed on a map. Providing users the option to select from a variety of basemaps can offer a more refined finish and custom option to end users. The short video below demonstrates a simple basemap picker written in QML and JavaScript with AppStudio for ArcGIS. Continue reading

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3D Content in ArcGIS Earth 1.0 beta

The ArcGIS Beta has had a great start with lots of excellent feedback so far.  Many of you seem to like the UI and lightweight experience, while also observing that we have plenty of features to fill in and add to make Earth fully functional.

2.5D Satellite data in ArcGIS Earth from a KML GeoEvent service

2.5D Satellite data in ArcGIS Earth from a KML GeoEvent service

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