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Boundary Dropshadow Mega-Hack

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I find that vector items floating above a complex basemap can sometimes be hard to see. An imagery basemap will have light patches and dark patches. So what’s a vector to do? Let’s see… Here is a layer of US … Continue reading

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Map Design 101

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Drawing your audience into the story you’re telling  By Clint Brown and Christian Harder. Maps are interactive, rewarding experiences, and not just pretty pictures. The most valuable maps are information products that are visually interesting from the first time you … Continue reading

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Scalable hosted feature layers in ArcGIS Online: Tile queries and response caching

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Background Hosted feature layers come in all shapes and sizes; some start off big, some grow over time as data is updated. Regardless of their origins, it’s important that datasets remain performant, which brings me to the topic of today’s … Continue reading

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What’s New in ArcGIS Online? Firefly!

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Yes! Those curious glowing symbols that we just can’t look away from are now available right out of the box in ArcGIS Online…starting now. Now all that Firefly goodness is at your fantastic GIS-slinging cartographically-inclined fingertips. Go forth. How? Any … Continue reading

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What’s New in Business Analyst Web App (December 2017)

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The December update of Business Analyst Web App is here! This update enables you to add users to projects,  insert maps in custom reports, experience a new interactive comparison reports, use validation on location attributes, leverage major enhancements to infographics and … Continue reading

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Learn to Smart Map

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By Clint Brown and Christian Harder. The world is full of data, and maps help you make sense of it. There is a growing need to turn geographic data into compelling maps. People just want to create beautiful, interactive maps … Continue reading

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Water Lines…They need some space

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It’s not you, it’s them. They just need a little bit of space right now. In fact, the more space they get the more space they need. What First, let’s appreciate the magnificence of some outstanding examples from our forebearers. … Continue reading

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What is New in Survey123 for ArcGIS v 2.5 (November 2017)

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We are pleased to announce a new update to Survey123 across all supported platforms. Version 2.5 is a minor update, although it includes a good collection of fixes and enhancements across the Survey123 website, Survey123 Connect and the field app. … Continue reading

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Drone2Map 1.3 is now available for download

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Drone2Map for ArcGIS version 1.3 is available for download from My Esri and the Drone2Map for ArcGIS Help Site. Version 1.3 adds the ability to create compressed zlas point clouds, rolling shutter correction, GCP photo support, Integrated Windows Authentication, flight altitude adjustment tools, … Continue reading

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Web Mapping 101

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What is a Web Map, and How Do You Make One? By Clint Brown and Christian Harder. Web maps are online maps created with ArcGIS that provide a way to work and interact with geographic content organized as layers. They … Continue reading

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