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ArcGIS Earth 1.5 enables Enterprise users who need a 3D globe app

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Esri supports hundreds of thousands of organizations across the globe. As each customer organization, may have its own configuration, infrastructure, and deployment pattern, the versatility of ArcGIS Earth with the ArcGIS Platform enables customers to configure and adapt Earth to … Continue reading

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What’s New In ArcGIS for AutoCAD 365

A new version of ArcGIS for AutoCAD 365 is now available for free download.  This popular Esri application is linking AutoCAD users with the ArcGIS platform. It provides self-service mapping to AutoCAD users through ArcGIS web services  along with the ability  to create and edit ArcGIS GIS data sets within AutoCAD drawing files.  The drawing files with ArcGIS data sets within them can be read and written by ArcGIS desktop and ArcGIS for AutoCAD creating flexible file-base and enterprise services interoperability workflows.  ArcGIS for AutoCAD works with 32bit and 64bit  basic-AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D and AutoCAD Map 3D versions 2013-2017.  Although not certified at this time it may also be used with AutoCAD 2018.

Watch this video for an overview of new features.  You can also find a series of videos demonstrating these new capabilities more in-depth here.

New features of ArcGIS for AutoCAD 365 Include

AutoCAD block attribute-based feature field values
AutoCAD block attributes and ArcGIS feature attributes are now automatically linked so that, once defined with the same field name and tag name you can edit attributes using any AutoCAD interface or ArcGIS for AutoCAD method.

ESRI_BLOCKTOFC converts AutoCAD Blocks with Attributes to Local Feature Classes
The new ESRI_BLOCKTOFC command creates feature classes for blocks and defines attribute fields in the resulting feature classes, one for each block attribute, where the tag name of the attribute is used as the feature field name.  Once created, field values will continue to be based on the block attribute value according to the new automatic block attribute and ArcGIS field matching behavior.

Feature Linked Labels: ESRI_PICKLABEL Command
The new ESRI_PICKLABEL command associates any selected AutoCAD text entity with an ArcGIS feature’s attribute field and is then used to populate and control that feature’s field value.  After invoking the ESRI_PICK label command users will be prompted to specify which field to link text to. The tool will automatically zoom to each of the selected features and allow users to pick the text they want to use to control that feature’s field value.

Shared Text Values:  ESRI_RELATETEXT Command
This new capability allows you to  select any collection of text entities and their values will be kept in agreement, including those already linked to a field value.   If you make a change to any of the text entities in the group or edit the field value linked to one of the text entities all of them are kept in agreement.  In combination the new linked text capability and the ESRI_RELATETEXT commands can support many flexible labeling and field editing workflows.

Elevation Analysis Service Tools
In this newest release Esri subscription customers can utilize Esri’s Premium Global Elevation Analysis Services to establish the elevation within AutoCAD for features anywhere on the earth’s surface.   The Esri subscription named user login is only required when accessing these premium services according to the established standard credit usage rate.

ESRI_ELEVATETOFIELD
The ESRI_ELEVATETOFIELD command will change the elevation of features based on any numeric field value to define the destination elevation.  This tool does NOT require a named user login.

ESRI_ELEVATEFEAUTRE
Is a premium Elevation Analysis tool that I can access when I login to ArcGIS with my named user credentials.  This tool will modify the elevation of features in my AutoCAD drawing based on the information from the Esri Global Elevation Service.

ESRI_ADDELEVATIONPROPERTIES
The ESRI_ADDELEVATIONPROPERTIES tool adds elevation, slope and aspect data to any features in an AutoCAD drawing to help users better understand the 3D location of a proposed building site or study area.

New AutoLISP Functions
A number of new AutoLISP routines have been added to this release.  These include AutoLISP functions to work with the new linked label and related text behaviors.  AutoLISP tools have been added to better control the automation and synchronization of feature services.

Updated Bonus Tools
The ArcGIS for AutoCAD sample AutoLISP functions have been updated to work with the new capabilities of ArcGIS for AutoCAD 365.  The block handling tools and label placement tools have been enhanced to take advantage of the new feature linking and editing capabilities of this new release.  This video outlines some of the new capabilities of this label placement sample tool.

You can download ArcGIS for AutoCAD 365, here.

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Lightning Talks to Strike at UC Again!

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Every year we get users who are looking for opportunities to show off some of the work they’ve done over the past year. Nothing ends up being a better way to do so than with Lightning Talks at UC! Lightning … Continue reading

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Developers to Leverage Esri’s Science of Where to Build Ground Breaking Apps in 24 Hours at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017

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Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, will join over 650 developers and thousands of startups, tech influencers, thought leaders and more at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 Hackathon, May 13-14, and Conference, May 15-17, in New York City. If … Continue reading

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Lights On & Lights Out

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Update: Here is an ArcGIS Pro project package that get get you going on creating a firefly basemap, like the one used here. This is a map showing where, in the past four years, nighttime lights have appeared, or been … Continue reading

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Impervious Surface Mapping Using Pro 1.4 – Part 2: Classification

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Impervious surface maps are used for important storm water management operations such as helping to identify Best Management Practices for removing pollution from storm water runoff, determining storm water utility fees on a parcel basis, or flood control and emergency … Continue reading

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What’s new in Survey123 for ArcGIS v 2.0?

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We are pleased to announce the availability of Survey123 version 2.0.  This releases brings key new features and enhancements. The survey123.arcgis.com web site has been updated. Remember to clear your browser cache to avoid any gotchas. The build number for … Continue reading

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What’s New in Basemaps (April 2017)

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Our Community Program contributors have added new and updated map layers to Esri’s Online Basemaps. There is new and updated content for 31 communities, spanning 3 continents. They include several counties, metropolitan areas, and facility sites in Africa, Australia, Europe, … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Environmental Screening

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The Environmental Screening solution enables interested parties to evaluate potential impacts to the natural environment based on proposed projects or development initiatives. The application uses Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS and a new widget, the Screening widget, to analyze your environmental … Continue reading

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Configuring charts and stats in ArcGIS Open Data pages

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The past month has seen a few releases of ArcGIS Open Data, which most notably include the ability to create dynamic charts and dynamic statistics on your site pages. Charts and stats are two great ways to showcase the data … Continue reading

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