Tag: Documentation

ArcGIS for Developers: Improved ArcGIS REST API Documentation

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As part of the continued improvement experience when accessing developer documentation, we have migrated the ArcGIS REST API documentation from the ArcGIS Resources site to its new home on the ArcGIS for Developers site. New Search, Organization and Updates The new design highlights search, a logical reorganization of … Continue reading

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Insights for ArcGIS help documentation has moved!

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The Insights for ArcGIS help documentation for ArcGIS Enterprise has moved to the doc.arcgis.com website.  The move took place so that all of the documentation for the Online and Enterprise versions of Insights can be found on the same site. … Continue reading

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What’s new in ArcGIS Enterprise documentation?

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The ArcGIS Enterprise documentation team is really excited to announce we’ve redesigned our web help experience for 10.6. As technical writers, we know our help documentation and product pages are essential tools for you, our users. We’re always striving toward … Continue reading

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Help content for ArcGIS 10.4 is live!

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While your laptops, desktops, and servers are not running ArcGIS 10.4 yet, you can get a not-so-sneak peek at the documentation for ArcGIS 10.4 right now. Last week we updated the ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS for Server websites to incorporate … Continue reading

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New release of Local Government Information Model supports upcoming Address and Facilities Maps and Apps

ArcGIS for Local Government provides a simple, harmonized local government information model that supports a series of maps and apps used by local governments. The information model reflects specific application requirements and the cartographic requirements necessary to produce rich, multi-scale base maps and operational layers.   You can download the information model from ArcGIS.com and migrate your content into this geodatabase design.  When you do, you can quickly take advantage of the maps and apps published on the ArcGIS for Local Government Resource Center.


The Local Government Information Model in ArcCatalog

This release of the local government information model includes a series of major updates.

Major Updates:

The Address feature dataset was updated to support the active management of site addresses. The SiteAddress feature class was retired and three new feature classes were added to the local government information model. This update supports a series of Address Editing apps currently under development. The new feature classes and a PostalAddress table in the local government information model are a physical implementation of the FGDC United States Thoroughfare, Landmark, and Postal Address Data Standard and were adapted to support site address maintenance in local government.

The FacilitiesStreets feature dataset was updated to support the active management of facilities and campuses.This update supports a series of Facility/Campus management apps currently under development.  For many who have already begun to use the features in this dataset, you’ll find we’ve done some pretty extensive work on the data model for features like, signs, streetlights, and signals. In addition, we’ve incorporated portions of the Building Interior Space Data Model (BISDM) to support building/interior space management and extended it to support exterior features found on government grounds, parks, and even campuses.  Much of this work will also support Public Works apps that require information about paved areas, pavement markings, poles, signs, signals, etc.

This update to the information model also supports a new campus basemap we will release later this summer.  When you begin to use this information model, you will be able to produce a great basemap for your government facilities, downtowns, and campuses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new campus basemap with sample data from the Esri Campus

This release of the local government information model also includes a series of more minor updates.

Minor Updates:

The Parcel Fabric, contained in the ParcelEditing feature dataset now supports the active management of PLSS Sixteenth Sections. A new parcel type was added to the ParcelType domain to accommodate this requirement.

The ParkRecInfo table was added to the local government information model to support the Parks and Recreation Finder application currently under development.

The ServiceRequest feature class in the CitizenService feature dataset now supports the creation of service requests within buildings.  The building floor and interior space attributes were added to the feature class to support Facilities Management applications currently under development.

Known Issues:

There are a few known issues we’re working to resolve in future releases.

Your imagery and surface models must be added to this schema manually.

Layer Packages (LPKs) do not currently support standalone tables in the geodatabase.  After you’ve created your schema, please copy the ten stand alone geodatabase tables from the sample dataset in a recent application download.  Refer to the Data Dictionary for a complete list of the standalone tables you’ll need to complete the Local Government Information Model.

If you are using ArcGIS Desktop SP1, the ParcelType domain will have to be applied to the Type field in the Parcel fabric class manually after you create your schema.  

Quick Summary:

We continue to evolve the local government information model as we add new maps and apps to the ArcGIS for Local Government system. Your feedback is vital. So don’t hesitate to let us know what you think about the information model and what maps and apps will help you in your local government.  

We’ve got some exciting things coming this summer and early fall so keep a close eye on the Local Government Blog or follow us on Twitter if you’d like to learn more about how ArcGIS for Local Government can help you effectively deploy GIS.  

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Historical map effects: Torn and creased parchment

By Wes Jones, Esri Design Cartographer

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In my last blog entry I wrote about how to achieve a particular waterway look that you might find on a historical map. In this entry, I want to show you how you can make your map look like it has a torn parchment edge.

Inevitably old paper maps become torn… or at least we like to think so. Therefore, having a map look a bit torn is a nice way to imply its agedness. Continue reading

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X-raying your ArcMap documents

By Mark Smithgall, Esri Cartographic Product Engineer

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One of the projects I am currently working on is updating the World Topographic Basemap. My map document contains several hundred layers (361 to be precise) distributed among twelve scale-dependent group layers. In order to add this to the online topo map, I will need to cache it, which will take approximately eight days. So I need to be confident I am not overlooking any minor details that will result in me having to re-cache; such as having the labels turned off for a particular label class in order to speed up labeling time when I’m adjusting the labels for another layer, or missing the “m” for “meters” at the end of the summit point elevations (the author is guilty on both accounts). Continue reading

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Xray for ArcGIS 10 Updated

ESRI, in conjunction with Vertex3, has released revised versions of Xray for ArcGIS 10.  The Xray Add-In for ArcCatalog can be used to develop, refine and document your geodatabase designs.  The Xray Add-In for ArcMap can be used to document the properties of your map documents (MXDs).

This release includes the following enhancements:

  • Added support for Dataset, Field, and Domain Descriptions. These tools will create spreadsheets where you can document all descriptions in one place.
  • Added support for SDE and Workgroup Geodatabases. You can now select .gds and .sde connection files in ArcCatalog to export/import XML Workspaces.
  • Default SVG settings/options can now be changed in an XML Document.
  • FGDC Metadata support (ESRI patch for ArcGIS Desktop).

This release also addressed the following bugs:

  • File locking error messages that were caused by a file reader object not being closed correctly in the application.
  • The SVG settings menu was not updating correctly when the “Visio” option was selected or checked.
  • Improved automatic layout of SVG graphics in Visio.

We hope you’ll find these tools valuable when developing and sharing your ArcGIS 10 geodatabases and map documents and look forward to your feedback.

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Xray for ArcGIS 10 Beta Available for Download

ESRI, in conjunction with Vertex3, has released Xray for ArcGIS 10 Beta.  This update of the Xray tools you’ve found previously on ArcScripts, provides two ArcGIS 10 Add-Ins you can use natively in ArcCatalog or ArcMap.    

The Xray Add-In for ArcCatalog can be used to develop, refine and document your geodatabase designs.  The Xray Add-In for ArcMap can be used to document the properties of your map documents (MXDs).

This release of Xray for ArcGIS 10 requires ArcGIS Desktop 10 and works with Personal and File Geodatabases.  Future releases will support Workgroup and Enterprise Geodatabases.  Xml workspace documents from earlier releases of ArcGIS can be opened, but users should upgrade their geodatabase to ArcGIS 10 before using Xray.  Installation help and additional release notes can be found in the attached.

We hope you’ll find these tools valuable when developing and sharing your ArcGIS 10 geodatabases and map documents and look forward to your feedback.  

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