Category: ArcGIS Online

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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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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Using images as custom point symbols


When changing point symbols, you’ll find many different ones to choose from organized in categories. In addition to these symbols, you can use any hosted image as a custom symbol. Using an existing image To use an image as a … Continue reading

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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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Using URL parameters in pop-ups


URL parameters are a handy way to pass information from one web page to another. The ArcGIS Online map viewer takes the ID of the web map to open as a URL parameter, and ArcGIS Online web maps can make … Continue reading

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