Monthly Archives: September 2017

FeatureLayer rendering: taking advantage of WebGL in 2D

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The 4.5 version of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript allows users to opt in to rendering FeatureLayer with WebGL (beta) in 2D MapViews. This is a major step in improving the overall performance of FeatureLayer, providing you with the ability … Continue reading

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ArcGIS API for JavaScript versions 4.5 and 3.22 released

Version 4.5 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript adds some key capabilities and several smaller (but sweet) enhancements that will come in handy. Here are the highlights in 4.5 (as well as 3.22); a full overview detailing new features can be found in the release notes. Continue reading

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What’s New in Esri Demographics (September 2017)

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The September release contains demographic updates for Canada, the U.S., Japan, and 16 countries in North and South America. Read more about these updates below or jump ahead to learn how these updates affect you. Canada Updates from Environics Analytics to … Continue reading

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What’s New in Community Analyst (September 2017)

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The latest update of the Community Analyst is here. The primary focus of this release is data updates. Additionally, there are a few enhancements.  Here are the highlights: U.S. Data Updates Updated American Community Survey (ACS) data to 2011-2015 year … Continue reading

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What’s New in the Business Analyst Web App (September 2017)

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The latest update of the Business Analyst Web App is here. The primary focus of this release is data updates. Additionally, there are a few enhancements.  Here are the highlights: U.S. Data Updates Updated American Community Survey (ACS) data to … Continue reading

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What’s New in Configurable Apps (September 2017)

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The September 2017 update to ArcGIS Online introduces new features and enhancements.  For configurable apps, this release is predominately a bug fix and stability driven update.  We have included over 50 bug fixes and enhancements such as a new splash … Continue reading

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Working with and Customizing Esri Vector Basemaps: The Basics

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Vector Tile Layers can be used to create multi-scale maps that are efficient, high-resolution and customizable. Esri’s Living Atlas Content Team has created vector tile versions of most of our traditional basemaps (plus some new ones), and these work well in … Continue reading

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The Making of the “Bombing Missions of the Vietnam War” Story Map

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Over the course of the Vietnam War, the United States and its allies dropped over 7.5 million tons of bombs on Southeast Asia. But until recently, few people outside the U.S. military really knew where all these bombs fell. That … Continue reading

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Taking control of transformations with hosted feature layers (September 2017)

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Imagine how simple the world would be if there was only one projection.  In our quest to flatten the earth onto paper and device screens, we’ve created numerous projections to suit our purposes. Each projection has a set of goals, … Continue reading

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Location is Everything: Geocode to Success with ArcGIS

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“Where is the restaurant located?” In answer to that question, my friend pulled up a map on his cell phone to direct me there. Watching this, I marveled at how important mapmaking is to humans and human history. From ancient … Continue reading

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