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Three Methods for Clipping a Network Dataset in ArcGIS Desktop


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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Tips and Tricks for Working with 3D Data on the ArcGIS Platform

3D data is becoming more ubiquitous nowadays and is especially promoted throughout the ArcGIS Platform. From web scenes, to CityEngine, to ArcGIS Pro, there are many different applications to import, manage, model, and share your 3D data. To get the output you are looking for, it may require numerous steps and tools. To navigate some of these steps and tools, here are some tips and tricks for working with 3D data in ArcGIS. Continue reading

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Classifying Images in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.4

With the addition of the Train Random Trees Classifier, Create Accuracy Assessment Points, Update Accuracy Assessment Points, and Compute Confusion Matrix tools in ArcMap 10.4, as well as all of the image classification tools in ArcGIS Pro 1.3, it is a great time to check out the image segmentation and classification tools in ArcGIS for Desktop. Here we discuss image segmentation, compare the four classifiers (Train Iso Cluster Classifier, Train Maximum Likelihood Classifier, random trees, and Support Vector Machine), and review the basic classification workflow. Continue reading

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Updating Your Enterprise Geodatabase License Just Got Easier

With the release of ArcGIS 10.4 comes a brand new geoprocessing tool that allows you to update your enterprise geodatabase license efficiently through ArcGIS for Desktop. The Update Enterprise Geodatabase License tool is now included in the Geodatabase Administration toolset in the Data Management toolbox. Continue reading

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Women in Esri Support

In 2014, Dr. Linda Loubert from Morgan State University put together a crowd-sourced Story Map of women in GIS to celebrate Women’s History Month and to highlight the number of women working in GIS professions. The Story Map, “Women in GIS: Helping Map a Better World,” has over 50,000 views and contains thousands of data points representing women across the globe who work with GIS in various sectors. Continue reading

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Announcing New Locations for ArcGIS 10.3 Web Help!

We are pleased to announce that web help for ArcGIS 10.3 has a new home! To access the web help, please click the respective links below.

ArcGIS for Desktop

ArcGIS for Server

Similar to the help websites for ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online, the new web help is a comprehensive place to find documentation and other resources related to ArcGIS 10.3. Continue reading

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Smart debugging for Android and iOS applications

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android and for iOS allows developers to consume different kinds of awesome services from ArcGIS for Server. However, when debugging a mobile application, sometimes it is difficult to determine if the issue comes from the service or from the application. Setting up the server and making it send an HTTP response for a test can be a lot of work. But what if we can stop time and make a “fake” response? Continue reading

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Common resolutions to being unable to view Virtual Campus videos

Virtual Campus courses are an online community of users that are receiving training in a fully self-paced environment. Several different kinds of Virtual Campus courses can be taken at Sometimes, after registering for a course, users are unable to view the course videos. When this happens, the following steps are recommended for users to troubleshoot the issue. Continue reading

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Bing Maps Use in ArcMap Has Changed

If you are wondering why Bing Maps basemaps are not appearing in the Add Basemap dialog through ArcMap anymore, then this post might answer some of your questions.

Complimentary Use of Microsoft’s Bing Maps with ArcGIS to be Phased Out by December 31, 2013.

ArcGIS will continue to be usable with Bing Maps, but you will need to obtain your own Bing Maps key directly from Microsoft and then input the key into ArcGIS products. We recommend that you start the process of obtaining a Bing Maps key right away if you wish to continue using Bing Maps after December 31.

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Easy Connect – Connecting to ArcSDE just got easier!

Database Connection Properties using the Oracle Easy Connect string for Instance

A lot of changes were made at ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 regarding database connections within the client software. The ‘Add Spatial Database Connection’ dialog is renamed to  ‘Add Database Connection’, and new functionality is added, allowing connections to enterprise geodatabases and other … Continue reading

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