What’s New in Community Analyst (September 2017)

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The latest update of the Community Analyst is here. The primary focus of this release is data updates. Additionally, there are a few enhancements.  Here are the highlights: U.S. Data Updates Updated American Community Survey (ACS) data to 2011-2015 year … Continue reading

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

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The latest update of the Business Analyst Web App is here. The primary focus of this release is data updates. Additionally, there are a few enhancements.  Here are the highlights: U.S. Data Updates Updated American Community Survey (ACS) data to … Continue reading

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What’s New in Configurable Apps (September 2017)

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The September 2017 update to ArcGIS Online introduces new features and enhancements.  For configurable apps, this release is predominately a bug fix and stability driven update.  We have included over 50 bug fixes and enhancements such as a new splash … Continue reading

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Working with and Customizing Esri Vector Basemaps: The Basics

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Vector Tile Layers can be used to create multi-scale maps that are efficient, high-resolution and customizable. Esri’s Living Atlas Content Team has created vector tile versions of most of our traditional basemaps (plus some new ones), and these work well in … Continue reading

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The Making of the “Bombing Missions of the Vietnam War” Story Map

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Over the course of the Vietnam War, the United States and its allies dropped over 7.5 million tons of bombs on Southeast Asia. But until recently, few people outside the U.S. military really knew where all these bombs fell. That … Continue reading

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Taking control of transformations with hosted feature layers (September 2017)

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Imagine how simple the world would be if there was only one projection.  In our quest to flatten the earth onto paper and device screens, we’ve created numerous projections to suit our purposes. Each projection has a set of goals, … Continue reading

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Location is Everything: Geocode to Success with ArcGIS

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“Where is the restaurant located?” In answer to that question, my friend pulled up a map on his cell phone to direct me there. Watching this, I marveled at how important mapmaking is to humans and human history. From ancient … Continue reading

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What’s New in World Imagery Basemap (September 2017)

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In case you missed it, or perhaps you just want a refresh, our June 2017 post highlighted over 100 million km² of high resolution satellite imagery updates through our partnership with DigitalGlobe. A quick reflection on the past year reveals a massive expansion … Continue reading

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MGRS/USNG Coordinates to Web Map Made Easy

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Have you ever received files containing coordinates in Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) or United States National Grid (USNG) format and wondered… “what now?  Can I use these coordinate values as easily as I use XY values?”  If so, we … Continue reading

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Explore Climate Trends with the Water Balance App

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Most discussion of climate change has focused on temperature or sea level rise, but changes in freshwater availability will be an even larger challenge in many regions of the world. This topic is often ignored because it is difficult to … Continue reading

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