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Innovative Emerging Partners in the Esri Startup Zone at 2016 Esri UC

Jack Dangermond & Esri Startups

The Esri User Conference (Esri UC), June 27-July 1, 2016, in San Diego, California hosts 16,000 GIS users, managers and developers. 300 moderated sessions. 450 hours of technical training. 300 software vendors. Innovative Startup Zones. Inspirational keynotes. Competitions to test … Continue reading

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Cartography using ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud

For the past year or so, I’ve been part of a team at Esri that is developing the ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud application. Our goal is that this extension will provide Adobe Creative Cloud users with web maps so that they can download these maps directly into their Adobe design environment from ArcGIS Online. For example, with ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud, a  user  can  sign  into  their ArcGIS  Online  account  directly  from  Illustrator,  find geographic  content  that  fits  their  map  requirements,  and download this content into their Adobe Illustrator file. It is a seamless  workflow  since cartographers  and  designers  can create a map with spatial data without having to leave Adobe Illustrator.  The  result  is  a  vector  map  containing specifications  that  are  set  by  the  user. Designers and cartographers can then leverage Illustrator’s graphic editing power to design their map as they desire.

There  are  a  lot  of  mapping  and  GIS  organizations  and companies who have a GIS analyst or team and a designer or team  of  designers.  These two  groups,  GIS  analysts  and graphic designers, often have different priorities during their map-making  process,  and  this  application  we’ve  been developing  provides  a  collaborative  tool  for  analysts and designers  to  work  together  in  their  organization’s  map-production  workflow.  GIS analysts can add  their  well-prepared  and  precisely  analyzed  map  data  to  their organization’s  ArcGIS  Online  account,  and  designers  can easily  access  this  data  from  Adobe  Creative  Cloud applications. Allowing designers the opportunity to create their maps in a graphic design tool that they are familiar with greatly improves the map editing workflow efficiency and results. Of course there is the third type of user – the person who is skilled at both GIS and graphic design. The ArcGIS for Adobe Creative Cloud application is a great tool for these users as well.

A lot of static mapping is completed in Adobe Illustrator. In fact, as a cartographer myself, this is how I create most of my static maps, and even some design for interactive mapping. The GIS-export-to-Adobe Illustrator workflow for static mapping is  the  one  I  was  trained  to  follow  at  the  University  of Wisconsin-Madison. After I was hired as a cartographer at Kulshan  Cartographic  Services  in  Bellingham  I  discovered that this workflow is also common practice in the professional cartography world. Now that I am at Esri, it is very exciting to be part of a team that is making this process a lot easier and reproducible.

We have been conducting usability testing, and our plan is to have the beta version of ArcGIS for Adobe Creative Cloud released around the same time as our Esri User Conference this June. Visit esri.com/adobecc for more information and to sign up to be notified when the beta version is available.

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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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6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Maps

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ArcGIS allows you to explore your data and make useful maps of it. When you choose “Change Style” in ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise Map Viewer, smart mapping analyzes your data, and provides suggestions based on the fields and values … Continue reading

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Esri Startups at LAUNCH Festival 2016

Esri & Everyhome at LAUNCH

Ever since the California Gold Rush, entrepreneurs have flocked to San Francisco to strike gold. Merchants, shipbuilders, bankers, and tech companies have all staked their claim in the City by the Bay. The latest entrepreneurs, a slew of startups born … Continue reading

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Integrating R and ArcGIS – Free Webinar

Logo for the R package.

Posted on behalf of Shaun Walbridge and Steve Kopp We had a lot of interest and feedback last week from our Developer Summit presentation about using the statistical language R with ArcGIS. If you missed it, or you’re looking for more, Cameron Plouffe … Continue reading

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Briefing Book Retirement Announcement

At the June 2016 ArcGIS Solutions Release the Briefing Book and any ready-to-use maps and apps that contain the Briefing Book will move to the Retired Lifecycle Phase.

This includes:

Briefing Book was created by Esri’s Solutions Division to enable ArcGIS users to create Continue reading

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February 2016 Local Government, State Government, Emergency Management, Water, Gas and Electric Solution Updates

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At the end of February, 5 new solution products were added to ArcGIS, 26 existing solution products were updated and 1 solution product entered the Mature lifecycle phase. Solution products included with ArcGIS are ready-to-use maps and apps that reduce … Continue reading

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Esri Partner, Mapillary, Raises $8 Million Series A to Democratize Maps by Connecting the World’s Photos

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Technology has made the farthest corners of the planet more accessible than ever before. We can video call loved ones on the other side of the world; and we can view photos of foreign landmarks at the click of a … Continue reading

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Be Ready to Support the Next Election with New ArcGIS Election Solutions

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Before an election, citizens want to know where to vote.  On election day, voters want to know how long the wait is to cast a ballot so they can choose the best time to vote.  As the polls close, people … Continue reading

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