Attending Esri GeoConX 2016? Want to get experience configuring and using the newest and most popular ArcGIS Solutions for Electric, Gas, and Telecommunications? Then stop by the ArcGIS Solutions Lab at GeoConx. No reservations required this year, just walk in … Continue reading
Over the weekend and throughout this week you could find Esri’s Startup and Developer Teams at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 Hackathon and Conference. #TCdisrupt debuts revolutionary startups, introduces game-changing technologies, and discusses what’s top of mind for the tech industry’s … Continue reading
What’s New with ArcGIS for Local Government, State Government, Emergency Management, Water, Gas and Telecommunications – September 2016
During the September 2016 ArcGIS Solutions Release 2 new Solution Products were added to ArcGIS, 22 Solution Products were updated, 2 were retired and 1 moved to the mature lifecycle phase. To simplify deployment of ArcGIS for Electric, Gas, Telecommunications … Continue reading
This blog post will give you a brief hands-on experience with the Image Classification Wizard in ArcGIS Pro 1.3. Image classification is the task of extracting information classes from a raster image. The results of an image classification can be … Continue reading
ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud Beta has Arrived We are pleased to announce that the public beta of ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud is now available! With ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud, design and communication professionals have … Continue reading
The ArcGIS for Developers team is proud to announce that the latest Quartz beta releases of the ArcGIS Runtime SDKs are now available! The evolution of ArcGIS technology has come a long way. If you are focused on creating native … Continue reading
Public transit (like buses and subways) serves the people of a community. It connects people with their jobs, schools, healthcare, recreation, and more. However, typical fixed-route transit systems serve only the people and areas within a short distance of transit … Continue reading
During the 2016 User Conference, Esri professionals will be showcasing GeoPlanner for ArcGIS in four unique sessions. To learn more about GeoPlanner and Geodesign, here is a day-by-day breakdown of each GeoPlanner session.
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
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.