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Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS v1.3 Developer Edition Available This Week!

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We would like to announce that Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS v1.3 Developer Edition, will be available for download this week from the ArcGIS for Developer’s site. The latest Developer Edition of Web AppBuilder includes many new capabilities that were added to … Continue reading

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ArcGIS API for JavaScript Version 3.15 released

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Version 3.15 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript introduces vector tiles, better maps through predominance renderers, legend improvements, and many other bug fixes and API enhancements. GeometryEngine and FeatureTable also are no longer beta.

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Accessing secure OGC services with ArcGIS Online

OGC services provide a great mechanism for achieving Interoperability. While OGC services are generally targeted for open environments, it is also true that many organizations disseminate “high value” information products using secure OGC protocols; secured using basic, digest or Integrated Windows authentication. In the past, ArcGIS Online had no options for dealing with these secure OGC web  services. With the latest release of ArcGIS Online, it is now possible for organizations to Continue reading

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Updates to the Imagery, Topographic, and Streets Basemaps Available!

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The latest ArcGIS Online release includes new and updated content from our user community. Thank you to our Contributors and Partners who help support the Living Atlas of the World by providing data and enriching these amazing resources.  This release incorporates new and … Continue reading

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ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.0 beta 2 released

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We are excited to announce that beta 2 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.0 is now available. We have been busy working on adding functionality to the next generation JavaScript API, which includes new layer types, a redesigned popup … Continue reading

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World Imagery Basemap Updated with Very High Resolution Imagery and Additional Scale Levels

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The World Imagery Basemap can now support imagery down to L23, which would potentially support imagery down to 2cm or 1in per pixel. Imagery has already been updated to include very high resolutions for several communities, down to L20 (15cm or … Continue reading

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Using Bower for custom builds of ArcGIS API for JavaScript

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Esri recently released a Bower package to enable local custom builds of the API. The advantage of using a custom build is that your application downloads and parses only the required JavaScript resources which will make your application load faster. … Continue reading

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What’s New in Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (November 2015)

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Chicago Black Hawks – Hockey. FC Barcelona and the US National Women’s Team – Soccer. Kansas City Royals – Baseball. The All Blacks – Rugby.

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User Community Updates World Topographic and World Imagery Maps

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The ArcGIS User Community has provided new content and updates to the Imagery and Topographic Basemaps. As part of ArcGIS Online, Esri’s Basemaps support a vast GIS community. Thank You to our Contributors and Partners who help support the Living Atlas of the World by providing data and enriching … Continue reading

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WCAG 2.0 AA – Top 5 Criteria to Consider as a Web Developer

In the United States, one in four Americans lives with a disability that affects their way of life, according to the Pew Research Center. Using the internet is a fundamental piece of most people’s lives – and we should strive to make an internet experience that tries to work for everyone. To that end, the W3C has authored Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG.) This is an international standard that helps keep technologies available to those with disabilities. The most recent version is WCAG 2.0. WCAG 2.0 AA is considered to be the new equivalent of Section 508 for those working with the United States government.

Frequently, as able-bodied web developers, designers, and content editors, we forget to add in the extra layer of accessibility that will help people navigate our apps because it’s low on our priority list, the documentation is overwhelming, and/or we’re just don’t know how. In this short series of posts, I will try to tackle the top five criteria that each of these roles should be considering. In this first post, I am approaching WCAG 2.0 AA from the mindset of a developer and offering the top criteria that will make the most difference to incorporate into your work now.

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