Category: ArcGIS Online

Picasa and Google Photos: What story map authors need to know


UPDATE: This post was originally published on May 27, 2016. It was revised on Sept 13, 2016 with new information. You may have heard that Google is retiring Picasa and transitioning its cloud photo hosting services to Google Photos. You also … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Apps on iOS 10

You may have noticed the update badge appear on your iPhone or iPad today and wondered should I update to iOS 10?

If you use one of the following ArcGIS Apps, know that iOS 10 has been certified and you are just fine to update the OS:

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Adding and using photos and images in ArcGIS Online


You can add, share, and manage many types of items in ArcGIS Online. While not specifically intended as a warehouse for photos and other kinds of images, you may find that storing these item types in your account is useful. … Continue reading

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Enterprise meets Entertainment with the #WHERESTHELOVE Campaign

Where's The Love?

Both the GIS and entertainment industry carry the power to shine light on social issues. Geographic Information Systems provide understanding by shedding light on specific areas that suffer from multiple, highly interrelated spatial challenges, while the entertainment industry guides and … Continue reading

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Community Contributions Enhancing the Living Atlas of the World


New and updated map layers contributed through the Esri Community Maps Program released to the online basemaps! We recently released basemap content updates including new Community Map contributions for states, cities, counties, and universities across the United States and in … Continue reading

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Accessibility Guidelines: Color Contrast Testing for Configurable Apps

Many of the configurable applications available in ArcGIS Online allow you to choose a custom color scheme for the application. This lets you customize the app color scheme to match your organization colors, fit your app theme or just pick your favorite colors.

When choosing colors for your app it’s a good idea to consider the color contrast ratio to ensure that there is enough contrast between the text color and background so people with low vision can read the text.  This is especially important if your web application needs to conform to 508 or WCAG 2.0 standards. Continue reading

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What’s New in Esri Demographics (Aug 2016)


Esri Demographic content was updated in August to include detailed Puerto Rico Census 2010 data. Over 1,200 variables that cover topics such as age by race and Hispanic origin, families, group quarters, household size, housing by race, and owners vs. renters … Continue reading

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Survey123 for ArcGIS 1.7 is now available.

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


As part of the continued effort to release Esri Vector Tile Basemaps as a production version of maps on ArcGIS Online, we recently updated the Beta set of vector tiles used in the display of our tile layers.  This data … Continue reading

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