April 2016 Local Government, State Government & Utilities Solutions Updates

During the April 2016 ArcGIS Solutions Release 2 new Solution Products were added to ArcGIS, 16 Solution Products were updated and 1 Solution Product moved to the Mature Lifecycle Phase.

New Solution Products

Retail Store Locator helps telecommunications companies inform people about the location of retail stores and Continue reading

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Esri Business Analyst for Mobile v5.2 Released

Esri Business Analyst

Major enhancements to Esri Business Analyst Mobile include the following: Create analysis sites on your iOS or Android devices and share them with your organization Advanced options for creating Drive Time-based analysis sites Support for running custom Business Analyst reports … Continue reading

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(Updated) 3D Content in ArcGIS Earth (part deux)

This post was originally published as a blog around the ArcGIS Earth 1.0 Beta release.  All of the services that were published then, continue to work for ArcGIS Earth 1.1 and beyond.  If you haven’t downloaded Earth yet, you can get ArcGIS Earth here.
Update 4/25/2016: Added New York City and Washington DC open data untextured buildings.  NYC has over 1,000,000 buildings!

Last year I published a brief article and video on adding content into ArcGIS Earth. It turns out that I forgot one of the most important items… the list of services that we publish through ArcGIS Online that you can use!

San Francisco KML and Pictometry data in Earth

Mixing a little San Francisco KML and Pictometry scene layer data in Earth

Here are some example services that will work in ArcGIS Earth. You can drag-and-drop, add by URL, or even find them in the Online search (though we have a couple of issues we’re fixing to make that easier). Continue reading

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April 2016 Living Atlas Community Webinar Recording Available


The April 2016 Living Atlas Community Webinar is now available!

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England & Wales high resolution elevation in Esri World Elevation Services

Pagham coastal area

Recently, an extensive collection of Lidar data of England and Wales was made available by Environment agency of England and Natural Resources Wales respectively.  At 2 meters resolution (cell size), the lidar derived DTM (bare earth) covers nearly three quarters (~70%) of England and Wales. The … Continue reading

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What’s New with ArcGIS for Telecommunications

Curious about what’s happening with ArcGIS for Telecommunications?

Good! Because 2016 is going to be a big year for ArcGIS for Telecommunications. So far this year we’ve released 2 new solutions and updated 8 existing solutions. And we have much more in the works for the rest of the year.

Before we dive into the year so far and the future, let’s make sure everyone understands what ArcGIS for Telecommunications is. ArcGIS for Telecommunications is a collection of products that extent ArcGIS to provide additional wireline, cable, and wireless telecommunications specific capabilities. These products are typically ready-to-use maps and apps that can be rapidly implemented as is, can be used as a starting point for a custom application, or serve as a developer sample. All of the products included in ArcGIS for Telecommunications are available as free downloads and are fully supported by Esri as part of an organization’s Esri Maintenance Program.

April 2016 Release Highlights

In April, we released two new solutions: the Wireless Network Viewer and the Retail Store Locator. The Wireless Network Viewer enables an organization to easily deploy a common searchable map of network assets to all staff on any device. Wireless Network Viewer

The Retail Store Locator enables people to locate and navigate to telecommunication company retail stores and authorized resellers. You can also discover information about retail stores like hours and services offered.

Retail Store Locator

The Model Organization for Wireless now includes additional groups to enable an entire organization to better leverage a single mapping portal. Along with an update to groups, the Model Organization now automates the registering of key Esri demographic, land use, traffic, and weather data to an organization. Making this data available within a mapping portal enables users to easily incorporate valuable datasets included in ArcGIS Online subscriptions.

February 2016 Release Updates

In February, we released updates to the Point of Sale and Service Qualification apps. We also updated the Model Organization for Wireless and Model Organization for Wireline and Cable to streamline the automated creation of groups and registration of Esri services to an ArcGIS Online Organization.

Plans for the rest of 2016

Looking toward the rest of 2016, new solutions will be released focusing on telephone and broadband reporting and field operations. Finally, existing solutions will continue to be updated and enhanced.

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Esri will be participating at Xamarin Evolve 2016!

The Evolve conference hosted by Xamarin, is a premier cross-platform mobile event where 1,500 developers, industry leaders and Xamarin experts converge to define the future of apps. This year Esri is a silver sponsor for the event and will be participating in activities at Evolve16 in Orlando, Florida, April 24-28.

Esri will be showcasing opportunities for Xamarin developers, including leveraging ArcGIS technology that integrates seamlessly with the Xamarin platform.

Rex Hansen, ArcGIS Runtime product manager, and Rich Zwaap, lead software developer for the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Xamarin, will be giving a technical presentation on “Building Cross-Platform Mapping Apps with ArcGIS Runtime” for developers who need to build mapping apps for iOS, Android, and Windows. He’ll talk about what you need to get started, demonstrate how to add ArcGIS functionality to mobile apps, and touch on how you can share .NET code across iOS, Android and Windows platforms.

Through the Xamarin and Esri technology partnership, we are looking forward to showing the Xamarin developer community how they can integrate mapping and geospatial technology into the apps they create.

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Esri’s Living Atlas Improved with Community Contributions


Our user community has just added new and updated content to the World Topographic Map! The most recent World Topographic Map release includes new Community Map contributions across Europe and several cities and counties throughout the United States. These contributions help enhance … Continue reading

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Turning a Story Map Journal into a Story Map Blog


Story Map Journal is one of the more popular and powerful Story Maps, and is ideal when you want to combine narrative text with maps and other embedded content. A Map Journal contains entries, or sections, that users scroll through. Each … Continue reading

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Turning a Story Map Series into a Story Map Countdown


Story Map Series is one of the more popular Story Maps, enabling you to present a series of maps via tabs, numbered bullets, or an expandable side accordion. In addition to maps, you can include images, video,and web content in … Continue reading

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