Category: ArcGIS Pro

Sun Glint Radial Hack

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While engaging in the miracle of human flight I like to look down at the wrinkled surface of our earth. And if the sun angle is just right, given the direction I’m facing, a radial sun glint chases me, shimmering … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool and Utility Network Package Tools Updates

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If you’re using or want to use the Utility Network Configurations, it’s important that you update the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool and the Utility Network Package Tools.  Last week we updated both to address some recently discovered bugs.  See below … Continue reading

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Back 2 School: Vector Tiles in Azimuthal? Check it…

Back2School

This post comes courtesy of cartographer Jonah Adkins, from Newport News, Virginia. Jonah is a GIS alchemist, routinely crafting beautiful and insightful work, and sharing his process. … Vector tiles in Azimuthal Equal Area?? NO WAY! Way I’ve been learning … Continue reading

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Invitation to participate in an ArcGIS Pro Usability Study at the 2018 Esri Developer Summit

The ArcGIS Pro User Experience Team invites you to participate in a moderated Usability evaluation targeting one of four (4) specific areas: ArcGIS Pro Data Management (Fields, Domains, Subtypes, and Versioning),  Licenses & License Management, ArcGIS Pro SDK, and developing for Accessibility. Continue reading

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Steal These Globe-ifiers Please

Globification

So I was making a series of maps to use in a bonkers new Story Map to continue my (apparently) annual contribution to the Geopolitical Curiosities serial (pt 1 | pt 2) and, as often happens to me, I fell down a … Continue reading

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Grid Line Tomfoolery

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Grid lines are handy for lots of reasons. They provide a local indication of direction, which is usually more accurate than a single north arrow, they provide a convenient means of visual tracking along shared ordinates, and they can help … Continue reading

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Graphic Complexity Index: A descriptor for 3D models in GIS

Models that represent the same real-world object may have vastly different characteristics.

In the last several years, Esri has put significant development into helping users consume, create, explore, analyze, and share 3D GIS data.  Users can automagically grow 3D data from 2D using procedural rules.  Users can sketch their own 3D shapes.  … Continue reading

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What’s New in 10.6 – Annotation Layers

Sample Annotation

Welcome to the next installation in the What’s New in 10.6 blog series. If you want to see a general overview of the new feature service capabilities in 10.6, see my other post: What’s New with Feature Services in 10.6. … Continue reading

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Exploring the utility network – Domain and structure networks

Following up on our first post, Vision and overview of the utility network, we wanted to give you an opportunity to ‘get under the hood’ of the utility network by discussing the foundational components of domain and structure networks. The utility network allows you to model how all components of the utility system are related, intelligently handle dense collections of features, and perform complex tracing analysis within the network. These capabilities are delivered through ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Enterprise with the ArcGIS Utility Network Management extension. Continue reading

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Not-So-Historic Survey Plan

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When I first saw this map of Waterloo, Ontario, by cartographer Warren Davison, I was so impressed with his application of texture and composition. Warren does beautiful work, but this map of his community shows specifically that the cartography of … Continue reading

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