Tag: Google

Insights for ArcGIS – Get connected to any data source e.g. Google Sheets


The Insights team has been kicking the tires on an ambitious project to enable Insights to connect to any data source.  That’s right, I said any data source. NoSQL data stores Web services RDMSs Cloud drives With several patterns under … Continue reading

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Picasa and Google Photos: What story map authors need to know


UPDATE: This post was originally published on May 27, 2016. It was revised on Sept 13, 2016 with new information. You may have heard that Google is retiring Picasa and transitioning its cloud photo hosting services to Google Photos. You also … Continue reading

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View KML Timesliders and more OGC data in ArcGIS Earth 1.1

ArcGIS Earth 1.1 animation using NOAA Ocean Current KML

Our intent with the initial ArcGIS Earth 1.0 release was to demonstrate and validate that we could produce a lightweight, easy-to-use experience that would be usable by non-GIS stakeholders in large organizations.  So far, the feedback is that the experience … Continue reading

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Using Google Docs in your ArcGIS Online maps

In a previous post, we covered how you can use a spreadsheet (CSV file) from a Web location to add a layer to your ArcGIS Online map. You can do the same using Google Docs by following these simple steps.

In this example we have a Google Docs spreadsheet of crime locations containing latitude and longitude values. Under File choose Publish to the Web.

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ArcGIS to SketchUp and back

A lot of users need to be able to edit the geometry of their 3D objects or add/update the textures. Up until now this was a pretty cumbersome process. At ArcGIS10, this work-flow becomes much easier. Basically it comes to:

  • export the object you need to modify from ArcGIS as a COLLADA model
  • use the 3D modeling package of choice (for example SketchUp) and 
  • replace the old geometry with the new one in an ArcGIS edit session.

Have a look at the ‘Edit 3D geometry and textures’ video in our video gallery

Another good resource are these videos from Gary Smith, President of Green Mountain GeoGraphics.

They show similar ArcGIS <-> SketchUp work-flows.

Gert van Maren
3D Product Manager

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Adding charts and graphs to note popups with HTML

As mentioned in previous posts popups are an excellent and easy way to add content to your map.  Popups are found on notes as well as views and can be used to display a variety of information such as text, photos, web sites, videos, and more. 

Using HTML you can display formatted and non-formatted text strings, as well as more advanced things such as images and even graphs.  Suppose I’ve highlighted a section of my map with an area note that overlaps some of my own data or data coming from ArcGIS Online (census information, for example).  You may want to display a summary of that information in the note popup using HTML and a chart API. Here we’re using the Google chart API to accomplish that.

The HTML to make this note is relatively simple and looks like this:

In the first line we add the title “Gender” in bold. After adding a blank line we create our chart popup image by calling the Google chart API using the following parameters:

cht – chart type (p3 for pie chart)
chd – chart data (t is for text encoding, followed by the data to be used as percentages)
chs – chart size in pixels
chl – chart labels

Then we add a few more blank lines followed by a similar syntax for charting age.

It can be tedious to enter this information by hand, so you may find it easier to add this type of content via an Add-In.  The Query Demographics sample in the SDK Help demonstrates how to programmatically query census information from ArcGIS Online and create the chart content above.

(Submitted by: Larry Young, ArcGIS Explorer Team)

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