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Rocking Gradients in Pro Layouts

Jun 05 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  cartography how to? mapping and visualization

Leverage that fade for all sorts of cartographic smoothness.


Automating utility network functions using command line

Jun 05 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  administration arcgis utility network management extension automation network administration rest api

While ArcGIS Pro is the primary smart client for the utility network, the REST API endpoints can also be used in tools for administration tasks.


Journal of a BCIT Student: My GIS Practicum at Safe Software

Jun 05 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Safe Software Blog under tags  about fme careers fme server hr recruiting

Each year, Safe Software offers practicum positions to BCIT students in the GIS program. I was lucky to be chosen for a position on the FME Server Experts Team. My goal was to create a new training course for the FME Server REST API. See also: 10 things you (probably) didn’t know the FME Server […]

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Sources of Free Lidar Data

Jun 05 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  3dep airborne lidar data government hydrographic lidar

This detailed article in Geospatial World by Anusuya Datta provides an extensive listing and description of a variety of free lidar data sources from around the world, as well as this informative introductory video. The USGS 3DEP program is the … Continue reading

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MapKit JS: Apple Maps Gets an API for Websites

Jun 05 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  apple apple maps developer tools web mapping

MapKit has been around for a few years as an API to allow iOS developers to embed Apple’s maps into their apps. What seems to be new this year is MapKit JS, which enables developers to do with Apple Maps that they’ve been able to do for years with Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, MapBox and even … Continue reading "MapKit JS: Apple Maps Gets an API for Websites"


Finally! iOS 12 will bring Google Maps, Waze to Apple CarPlay

Jun 05 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  apple maps geo news google maps ios 12 navigation

Ever since Apple launched CarPlay in 2014, the tech giant has tried to tie down its users in a monogamous relationship with Apple Maps. Not surprisingly, that has been a deal-breaker for many, with users forgoing Apple’s in-car infotainment system in favor of their favorite phone-based navigation app. But, things will soon change with the […]

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Generate Arcade expressions for data exploration web apps

Jun 05 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcade arcade expressions jsapi4 mapping and visualization smart mapping

You don't need an expression builder to take advantage of Arcade as a developer. You can generate expressions in behalf of your users.


Scene Layer Performance in ArcGIS Online, Part 2

Jun 05 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  3d gis mapping and visualization real-time gis

Reduced Memory Usage, Global Memory Management and Continuous Loading in the ArcGIS API for JavaScript version 4.7


Uber’s amazing geospatial data viz tool joins the open source community

Jun 05 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  geo news open source uber

Imagine a geospatial data visualization tool that doesn’t require coding, works in the browser, doesn’t need to be installed, can render millions of GPS points in the blink of an eye, and is super-easy to use. That’s Uber’s kepler.gl geospatial tool for you in a nutshell. Uber has always recognized location data as one of […]

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What’s New in Survey123 for ArcGIS v2.8

Jun 05 2018 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  announcements field mobility form local government mobile

Version 2.8 of Survey123 introduces great enhancements to the Survey123 website to help you design, share and understand surveys better.