Release of the Deprecated Features Plan for ArcGIS 10.5.1

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This blog post provides the latest updates regarding deprecated features in the recent release of ArcGIS 10.5.1. With each release, Esri assesses and adjusts the products and functionality supported in the ArcGIS Platform based on customer needs and technological trends. The … Continue reading

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Three Methods for Clipping a Network Dataset in ArcGIS Desktop

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Imagine this: you’ve been assigned a project where you must find the drive times (at 5 minutes, 10 minutes, and 30 minutes) for 100 different customers and the best routes to deliver supplies to all customers. On top of that, you’ll need … Continue reading

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JavaScript Debugging Tips Part III – Advanced Google Chrome Developer Tools

This blog post is the third in a series of JavaScript debugging tips and tricks to help you on your way. See JavaScript Debugging Tips Part I  and also JavaScript Debugging Tips Part II for our previous segments.

In the past two JavaScript Debugging Tips posts on the Esri Support blog, we looked at the Network Tab and the Console Tab as part of the Google Chrome Developer Tools. While most modern browsers have some form of developer tools, here we use Chrome for our examples.

Our goal for this third blog post in the series is to introduce more advanced tips and tricks to enable you to more effectively debug and troubleshoot your JavaScript code. Specifically, we will focus on three areas: enhanced messaging to the console, better ways to set breakpoints using conditions specified at runtime, and a more efficient way of stepping through breakpoints in the Sources tab with a method called blackboxing. Continue reading

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Declining Decimal Degrees in Survey123 for ArcGIS

Whether you are a new user or a power user of Survey123 for ArcGIS, you know it is an extremely useful and powerful tool for collecting data in a form-based environment. In typical workflows, Survey123 for ArcGIS is used to store a spatial component of your data. In this post, I’ll provide a brief introduction for using calculations in Survey123 for ArcGIS to convert decimal degrees (DD) to degrees-minutes-seconds (DMS) and extend the application to better fit all survey requirements. Continue reading

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Recover Lost Licenses from My Esri

Nobody likes to talk about it, but sometimes computers can crash.  Yup, the entire thing just fails and nothing at all can be recovered (if you haven’t backed up your data, go do it now!) Or what if your laptop is stolen, or you flipped your kayak and your machine sank to the bottom of Lake Superior?  You just don’t have it anymore and there is absolutely nothing you can do to get it back. When these types of things happen, any Esri licenses that were authorized on the machine may be lost, too.

In the past, an authorized maintenance contact had to call Esri Technical Support to submit a license appeal and recover the lost licenses.  Now, this functionality is built in to My Esri, empowering your organization with self-service functionality and enabling you to get back up and running quickly. Continue reading

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Creating a Custom Widget for Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS using the Report Class

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Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (Developer Edition) version 2.4 supports a Report class with which you can print a file with a map, tables, and other supporting elements. Check out the ArcGIS blog post, Creating a Custom Widget for Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS using the … Continue reading

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Esri Support Update: Using My Esri and the Request Case form

As always, Esri Support aims to make your time with us as simple and pleasant as possible. We are constantly reviewing the ways we interact with you and making improvements so that you receive the best possible support from our highly qualified team of analysts.

Starting on April 3rd, we are deprecating the support@esri.com email address as a method for creating an Esri Support ticket. Instead, we request that all Email and Chat cases be created through the Support website. Continue reading

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A Survey: Your Esri Online Support Resources

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Here at Esri Support, our goal is to provide you with a world-class support experience and ensure your success with the ArcGIS Platform–one element of this experience is online support.

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Support Services at the Esri Developer Summit: March 6 – 9, 2017

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Are you going to the Esri Developer Summit this year? Perhaps you have some questions or need help and would like some special assistance from our Technical Support Analysts? Come see us at the GIS Technical Support Island (TSI) in the Esri Showcase. Esri … Continue reading

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JavaScript Debugging Tips Part II – Google Chrome and the Console Tab

This blog post is the 2nd in a series of JavaScript debugging tips and tricks to help you on your way. See JavaScript Debugging Tips Part I – Google Chrome and the Network Tab for our first segment.


The most enjoyable part of any programming assignment is right near the beginning when you sit down with a pile of tools and resources and start hammering away at raw clumps of code. The more difficult part comes when you attempt to launch the application, only to watch that tightly-written code unravel into multiple late nights staring at a computer screen. However, all is not lost, as we have an excellent recommendation for you, which is the subject of this blog: the Console tab inside your favorite browser’s Developer Tools. Continue reading

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