Tag: Visualization

Visualizing data in web apps: leveraging the platform

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The ArcGIS API for JavaScript contains powerful visualization capabilities that bring your data to life on the web. Some of these include using unclassified or classified color, size, opacity, and any combination of them to visualize numbers; unique symbols for … Continue reading

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Take advantage of the JavaScript symbol playground

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The 4.3 release of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript introduced an app called the Symbol Playground. Its purpose is to provide an environment where you can design 2D or 3D symbols with a simple user interface, copy the code used … Continue reading

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Enliven your web apps with custom actions

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The 4.x series of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript introduced the concept of actions. An action is a task that can be triggered by a user by clicking its simple button interface. For example, clicking the magnifying glass button on … Continue reading

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Smooshing Layers Together for Normalized Maps

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If you orbit anywhere near GIS, you probably saw the seminal cultural comment on non-normalized mapping from the one and only Randall Munroe. If you are a cartographer, you probably took it to heart and gave it a gleeful barbaric … Continue reading

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Using Arcade expressions in web apps

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At the end of 2016 Esri released Arcade, a light-weight scripting language designed to evaluate expressions in labeling and rendering contexts with apps built on the ArcGIS platform. Arcade is similar to other scripting and expression languages, such as SQL, … Continue reading

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Using Smart Mapping in custom web apps

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Smart Mapping was released last year in the ArcGIS API for JavaScript, ArcGIS Online, and Portal for ArcGIS, providing easy-to-use tools for generating attractive default visualizations of geographic data on the web. The ArcGIS Online Map Viewer fully equips users … Continue reading

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3D visualization: Using attributes to represent real-world sizes of features

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This is the final post in a three-part series exploring 3D data-driven visualizations in web applications using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript version 4.0. 1. Working with icons, lines, and fill symbols 2. Working with objects, paths, and extrusion 3. … Continue reading

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3D visualization: working with objects, paths, and extrusion

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This is the second post in a three-part series exploring 3D data visualization in web applications using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript version 4.0. 1. Working with icons, lines, and fill symbols 2. Working with objects, paths, and extrusion 3. … Continue reading

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Multivariate Rendering – 2D visualization techniques in JavaScript

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Smart Mapping was added to the ArcGIS API for JavaScript in version 3.13 to provide web developers with an easy way to generate renderers with smart, visually pleasing defaults based on data distribution and the basemap. This new module helps … Continue reading

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Dimension Explorer 1.1 Released

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Originally posted by Dave Johnson, Esri Applications Prototype Lab A new version of Dimension Explorer, an addin tool for ArcMap, has just been released by the Esri Applications Prototype Lab! Dimension Explorer makes it easier to work with time-aware and … Continue reading

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