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Quick Tip: ArcGIS API 4 for JS – When stuff is ready?

Jun 06 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  arcgis esri javascript

When working with the ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript, the occasion may come up when you ask yourself, Is my layer ready for me to use yet? This question popped on a recent email chain of mine recently, and I realized that there are handful of ways you could answer this question depending on what...

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Women in STEM: SFU Technovation Challenge

Jun 06 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about data sponsorship students women in tech

On May 6th we had a glimpse into the future and it looks amazing! Safe Software co-founders Dale Lutz and Don Murray with participants from the SFU Technovation Challenge If you’re worried about reports of a looming skills shortage in the tech sector, and that females remain underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) […]

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Arctic Elevation updated with new, high-resolution data

Jun 06 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online arcgis pro arctic elevation elevation imagery

With the largest release of data to date, the Polar Geospatial Center (PGC) has significantly expanded the high-resolution coverage of the Arctic Elevation dataset. The new data is available to ArcGIS users as a part of Esri’s ready-to-use Arctic Elevation … Continue reading


An Important Message About Web Security and Story Maps

Jun 06 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online security story maps

Attention Story Map Authors: Please read this important message as it may require you to take action and change how you build story maps. When you make a story map, you expect it to work and that your audience will … Continue reading


Forest Fragmentation and O&G Development in PA’s Susquehanna Basin

Jun 06 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles gas oil pennsylvania

In this analysis, FracTracker looked at existing vegetation height in the northern portion of Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River Basin.  The vegetation height data is available from LANDFIRE, a resource used by multiple federal agencies to assess wildfire potential by categorizing the vegetation growth in 30 by 30 meter pixels into different categories.  In the portion of […]

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Apple Maps gets smarter with iOS 11 indoor mapping, DND mode

Jun 06 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  apple maps geo news indoor mapping

Apple Maps are getting a lot more details and improvements with iOS 11, Apple has announced at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. Here’s what caught our eye: Indoor Mapping: Apple is looking at the great indoors for its next big mapping adventure. iOS 11 is going to introduce indoor maps for malls and airports in […]

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What’s Powering Your Phone Battery in Different Parts of the Country?

Jun 06 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  carto energy maps open data renewable energy

Because I worked for an electric utility company during an era of dramatic change in the industry, I was interested in understanding how the generation mix of the United States was evolving and if it was keeping up with technologies that would enable renewables. Also, as a millennial, I take a deep personal interest in […]

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Collector for ArcGIS Updated Today!

Jun 05 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis online collector collector for arcgis gnss

On June 5th, we released a new version of Collector that is now available in the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and the Windows Store. This is a minor update but adds some strategic new enhancements that … Continue reading


Insights for Water Utilities – Answering Questions with Powerful Analysis

Jun 05 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing arcgis 10.5 business intelligence insights insights for arcgis

Insights for ArcGIS is a new web-based application that helps you integrate spatial intelligence with your organization’s data.  Whether it is looking at adoption of rebate programs or analyzing your main breaks, Insights allows you to answer questions quickly and … Continue reading


World Imagery Updates (May 2017)

Jun 05 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online basemaps community maps digitalglobe imagery

As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance the World Imagery map, we released several more updates to our imagery last month.  The latest updates feature NAIP 2016 imagery from the USDA Farm Services Agency (FSA) for 16 states, as … Continue reading