Jen Jacob

Jen Jacob
Product Marketing, Esri.

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Join Esri at Qt World Summit in Berlin


Esri is headed to the Qt World Summit, hosted by The Qt Company in Berlin, Germany October 10-12, 2017. This three-day conference is the global event for all things Qt. It is an opportunity for developers to take advantage of … Continue reading

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ArcGIS API for JavaScript Versions 4.4 and 3.21 Are Here!

The latest releases of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript are packed with useful new enhancements and capabilities. Version 4.4 gives you more control over visualizing and interacting with 3D data, includes deeper web map support, and brings in OGC layer types (WMS and WTMS). Both 3.21 and 4.4 also enable vector tile layer printing and the ability to script pop-up content using Arcade (which is particularly useful if you need to calculate a new value to display using your attribute data). Here are some of the highlights of these two new releases. For a complete list, see the 4.4 and 3.21 release notes.

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Announcing ArcGIS Python API (Beta)

Python API What Can It Do

A common reaction when  users experience the ArcGIS Python API  for the first time is they think  it’s the return of Avenue, ArcPlot or AML for the modern [Web] GIS world. That is not far from the truth. For  millennials … Continue reading

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Esri will be participating at Xamarin Evolve 2016!

The Evolve conference hosted by Xamarin, is a premier cross-platform mobile event where 1,500 developers, industry leaders and Xamarin experts converge to define the future of apps. This year Esri is a silver sponsor for the event and will be participating in activities at Evolve16 in Orlando, Florida, April 24-28.

Esri will be showcasing opportunities for Xamarin developers, including leveraging ArcGIS technology that integrates seamlessly with the Xamarin platform.

Rex Hansen, ArcGIS Runtime product manager, and Rich Zwaap, lead software developer for the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Xamarin, will be giving a technical presentation on “Building Cross-Platform Mapping Apps with ArcGIS Runtime” for developers who need to build mapping apps for iOS, Android, and Windows. He’ll talk about what you need to get started, demonstrate how to add ArcGIS functionality to mobile apps, and touch on how you can share .NET code across iOS, Android and Windows platforms.

Through the Xamarin and Esri technology partnership, we are looking forward to showing the Xamarin developer community how they can integrate mapping and geospatial technology into the apps they create.

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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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A Shout Out to Our 2015 Launch Festival Hackathon Projects!

Launch Festival

It’s awesome to be able to recognize a handful of developers who immersed themselves inside Esri’s location platform for two straight days. At this year’s Launch Festival 2015 we saw our developer libraries being used in everything from smart car apps … Continue reading

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AT&T Developer Summit Hackathon – Showdown in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is obviously no stranger to gambling, but the first weekend in January more than usual flocked for a proverbial roll of the dice.

At the 2014 AT&T Developer Summit Hackathon, we watched over 600 cutting edge developers descend on the Palms Hotel and leverage location in their apps alongside smart watches, beacons, headsets, intelligent fabric and more. As always in Las Vegas, the stakes were high!

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ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2 Oktoberfest


The new ArcGIS Runtime SDKs for 10.2 are almost here! And they’re full of new capabilities to help you stay productive when building and deploying your apps. Plus, with this release, the much-anticipated offline API will be available in beta! … Continue reading

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