Monthly Archives: August 2016

Survey123 for ArcGIS 1.7 is now available.

Survey123 for ArcGIS Icon

[Source: Survey123 for ArcGIS Blog in GeoNet] Following our tradition to update Survey123 once a month, here you have our latest update. This time, we devote the release to the United Nations International Day Against Nuclear Tests. Commemorated on the … Continue reading

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What’s New in Business Analyst


The August update of the Esri Business Analyst web app brings to you 2010 Census data for Puerto Rico and several performance improvements. The following are some of the highlights: 2010 Puerto Rico Census Data The Business Analyst (BA) web … Continue reading

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A Beginners Guide to parallel processing with Geoprocessing Analysis Tools

Parallel Processing is available when using a number of Geoprocessing tools in the Analysis toolbox.  Parallel Processing could help you get better performance from your analysis if your data has a very large number of features (hundreds of thousands and millions), the data is complex and if the machine you are running your analysis on has enough resources to handle the processing of the data in parallel.

This blog will introduce you to those tools that use parallel processing, how parallel processing works in different ways depending on the tools you are using and provides insight into whether you should look into using parallel processing for your analysis workflows. Continue reading

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Cooling Centers for Customers


Summer season is a trying time for electric utilities.  Electric utilities have to deal with rolling blackouts and transformer loads as the grid gets stressed.  Utilities have programs to handle these load demands.  There’s marketing campaigns to get customers to … Continue reading

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Creating and Using Elevation Layers in ArcGIS Online & ArcGIS Pro


What is an Elevation Layer? Elevation layers can help with 3D visualizations by creating relief in your 3D scene. Elevation layers are composed of data coming from LIDAR, photogrammetry, spot, or contour sources. The raster elevation model you create from … Continue reading

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Legend item labels – singular or plural

By Aileen Buckley, PhD, Esri Research Cartographer

Legend Item Labels thumbnailI recently got a very good question from one of our users—”Is there a cartographic convention or guideline for legend item labels being singular or plural? Do plural labels imply something different if there are both singular and plural entries?”

Let’s start with the first question. As a rule, legend items labels should be singular nouns. Continue reading

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New Contributions and Sample Style for Vector Tile Basemaps (Beta)


Updated December 15, 2016:  The Esri Vector Basemaps are no longer in beta release and are now available to use in production web maps and apps. The best way to access them in ArcGIS Online is through the Esri owned Vector … Continue reading

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Make a stunning looking app with the 3DFx widget in Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS


The 3DFx widget in Web AppBuilder is designed to help you easily create impressive animated 3D web apps. Earlier this June, we included some exciting improvements to the 3DFx widget. Now, we are adding a total of five visualization types … Continue reading

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Patch 2 for ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2.6 for Qt coming soon

Patch 2 updates the SDK API libpng dependency to address security vulnerabilities. This update allows Android apps that are published to the Google Play store to be updated and any new published apps to comply with Google Play’s Malicious Behavior policy. You can read more about this vulnerability in CVE-2015-8540.

Patch 2 will also include all the changes provided in Patch 1 that was released in June 2016.

Look for the release of Patch 2 for ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2.6 for Qt within the next few weeks.

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Esri Visualizes NOAA’s National Water Model

National Water Model

For the first time ever, you can visualize NOAA’s stream-flow forecasts throughout the continental U.S. in ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS for Desktop or freely via the REST endpoint. By accessing the National Water Model map services, hosted on Esri’s server, … Continue reading

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