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Struts Vulnerability Bandwagon

Mar 16 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  security ssamymlgp vulnerability

While we don’t have a habit of announcing when our products are NOT vulnerable to a specific security issue, sometimes IT teams pounce on the panic button (understandably) when they hear about a new critical vulnerability that hit the media mainstream.  … Continue reading


Drones use what3words addresses system to deliver packages

Mar 16 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  delivery drones what3words

The rise of UAVs technology significantly changed many industries, from crop inspection to medical services. Applying drone powered solutions on such a scale required simplification and automation of drone control. Today UAVs can operate fully autonomously but the challenge is how to define the landing spot. The most efficient way so far was to define […]

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Adding a map to the side panel in Story Map Journal or Series

Mar 16 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online story map journal story maps

Anyone who has created a Story Map Journal or Story Map Series knows that a web map can be used in the main stage, but this post covers another way to use maps in these types of stories — adding … Continue reading


The Evolving Local Government Information Model and its Impact on Water Utilities

Mar 16 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis for water utilities lgim local government local government information model water utilities

In March 2017, we made changes to the Local Government Information Model and as a result we’ve received several questions from the water, wastewater and stormwater ArcGIS user community.  We thought it would be useful to answer some of your … Continue reading


World Imagery Updates for Africa and More

Mar 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis content arcgis online basemaps community maps dg

Earlier this month, we announced several updates to the World Imagery basemap as part of the March updates to ArcGIS Online.  Well, those updates are continuing and this week we have released another large batch of updates with DigitalGlobe and … Continue reading


Using Elm with ArcGIS API for JavaScript

Mar 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at odoenet under tags  elm elm-lang esri javascript

I’m a big fan of Elm. I think it’s a great language to work in, the debugging tools are awesome and once you get the hang of it, it really makes app development flow much easier and just starts to make sense. This is all due to the simplicity of the Elm Architecture. Now, I...

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How to Make Smart Color Choices in Your Maps

Mar 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis enterprise arcgis online arcgis online tutorial arcgis portal cartographic design

As the map-maker, you are the most valuable tool when creating a narrative around your data. An important way to get the intended reaction out of your audience is to be conscious about what colors you use in your map. … Continue reading


Arborist Use Case – Tree Inventory and Inspection

Mar 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog use cases

Opening a Perspective on Maps as Administrative Tools   “GIS Cloud has allowed me to streamline the administrative side of workflow which allows me to work more effectively and provide tree care of a higher quality.” – Sean Grant All of those whose job is connected with managing a lot of fieldwork know that it...


Enable Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS Developer Edition to work with CA signed Certificates

Mar 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app developers apps arcgis developer blog arcgis developer community arcgis online

This blog post was contributed by Craig Cleveland, a Solution Engineer on the National Government Team in the Esri Washington, DC office. Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS Developer Edition is the version of the app that you download and install on … Continue reading


Civilian Topographic Map Release 4 Now Available!

Mar 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis workflow manager arcmap defense editing esri production mapping

Last Fall, Esri released version 3 of the Civilian Topographic Map (CTM) which allows users to use ArcGIS Workflow Manager to manage in-house and contractor data extraction and quality control. Recently, we released version 4. What’s new? Generalization is an … Continue reading


Using Living Atlas subscriber content in public maps and apps

Mar 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online living atlas premium content story maps subscriber content

The Living Atlas of the World is a collection of thousands of maps, data, imagery, tools, and apps produced by Esri and its partners, as well as ArcGIS users worldwide. It is a curated subset of ArcGIS Online items contributed and maintained … Continue reading


Journey Under the Earth’s Surface in Street View

Mar 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

More than a thousand miles off the coast of Australia is the remote country of Vanuatu, an archipelago of 80 tiny islands—brimming with lush green jungles, pristine black sand beaches, and nine erupting volcanoes.

Vanuatu 2
Walk the beaches of Ambrym 

Starting today in Google Maps, we invite you to join us on a journey to the edge of one of the largest boiling lava lakes in the world on the Vanuatuan island of Ambrym. To get  inside  the active volcano, we partnered with explorers Geoff Mackley and Chris Horsly, who repelled 400 meters into the Marum crater with a Street View Trekker collecting 360-degree imagery of the journey down to the molten lava lake, which is roughly the size of two football fields. 

You only realize how insignificant humans are when you’re standing next to a giant lake of fiery boiling rock. Geoff Mackley
V 3
Marum Lava Lake 

“Standing at the edge and feeling the heat lick your skin is phenomenal,” said Chris Horsly after returning from his descent into the crater. “I hope that by putting this place on the map people will realize what a beautiful world we live in.”

v 4
Marum Lava Lake 

Ambrym is defined by the desolate 39 square mile volcanic caldera hosting two active volcanic cones called Benbow and Marum. But the tropical island is also home to more than 7,000 people who live in the rainforest down the mountain. While the volcano has played a significant role in defining their history due to unpredictable eruptions and influence on agriculture and environment, they’ve learned to live in harmony with this beautiful yet deadly natural phenomena.

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Chief Moses in the local village of Endu explains, “We believe that the volcanoes Marum and Benbow are devils. If you go up to a volcano you have to be very careful because the two volcanoes could get angry at any time. We believe that Benbo is the husband and Marum is the wife. Sometimes when they don’t agree there’s an eruption which means the spirit is angry so we sacrifice a pig or fawel to the volcano.” As part of the Google Maps journey, Chief Moses of Endu invites you to take a walk through his village and hopes you’ll be inspired to visit this sacred place he calls home. Following Cyclone Pam a few years ago, the country has been rebuilding its infrastructure. Now Chief Moses and his village are ready to welcome travelers back to Vanuatu to experience its stunning beauty and learn about its cultural traditions. He believes making Vanuatu more accessible to the world is a key step in the island’s recovery and ability to  establish a sustainable economy and preserve its culture.

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Villiage of Ambrym 

In Street View you can wander the streets of 81 countries and visit incredible historical and natural sites around the world like the Samburu National Park in Kenya, The Grand Canyon, or New Zealand’s walking tracks. Today, for the first time, Street View is going beneath the surface and into the heart of the earth—enjoy exploring Vanuatu’s Marum Crater and Endu village at Ambrym.


Journey under the Earth’s surface in Street View

Mar 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

More than a thousand miles off the coast of Australia is the remote country of Vanuatu, an archipelago of 80 tiny islands—brimming with lush green jungles, pristine black sand beaches, and nine erupting volcanoes.

Vanuatu 2
Walk the beaches of Ambrym 

Starting today in Google Maps, we invite you to join us on a journey to the edge of one of the largest boiling lava lakes in the world on the Vanuatuan island of Ambrym. To get  inside  the active volcano, we partnered with explorers Geoff Mackley and Chris Horsley, who repelled 400 meters into the Marum crater with a Street View Trekker collecting 360-degree imagery of the journey down to the molten lava lake, which is roughly the size of two football fields. 

You only realize how insignificant humans are when you’re standing next to a giant lake of fiery boiling rock. Geoff Mackley
V 3
Marum Lava Lake 

“Standing at the edge and feeling the heat lick your skin is phenomenal,” said Chris Horsley after returning from his descent into the crater. “I hope that by putting this place on the map people will realize what a beautiful world we live in.”

v 4
Marum Lava Lake 

Ambrym is defined by the desolate 39 square mile volcanic caldera hosting two active volcanic cones called Benbow and Marum. But the tropical island is also home to more than 7,000 people who live in the rainforest down the mountain. While the volcano has played a significant role in defining their history due to unpredictable eruptions and influence on agriculture and environment, they’ve learned to live in harmony with this beautiful yet deadly natural phenomena.

V 5

Chief Moses in the local village of Endu explains, “We believe that the volcanoes Marum and Benbow are devils. If you go up to a volcano you have to be very careful because the two volcanoes could get angry at any time. We believe that Benbo is the husband and Marum is the wife. Sometimes when they don’t agree there’s an eruption which means the spirit is angry so we sacrifice a pig or fawel to the volcano.” As part of the Google Maps journey, Chief Moses of Endu invites you to take a walk through his village and hopes you’ll be inspired to visit this sacred place he calls home. Following Cyclone Pam a few years ago, the country has been rebuilding its infrastructure. Now Chief Moses and his village are ready to welcome travelers back to Vanuatu to experience its stunning beauty and learn about its cultural traditions. He believes making Vanuatu more accessible to the world is a key step in the island’s recovery and ability to  establish a sustainable economy and preserve its culture.

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Village of Endu

In Street View you can wander the streets of 81 countries and visit incredible historical and natural sites around the world like the Samburu National Park in Kenya, The Grand Canyon, or  New Zealand's Great Walks. Today, for the first time, Street View is going beneath the surface and into the heart of the earth—enjoy exploring Vanuatu’s Marum Crater and Endu village at Ambrym.


Journey under the Earth’s surface in Street View

Mar 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

More than a thousand miles off the coast of Australia is the remote country of Vanuatu, an archipelago of 80 tiny islands—brimming with lush green jungles, pristine black sand beaches, and nine erupting volcanoes.

Vanuatu 2
Walk the beaches of Ambrym 

Starting today in Google Maps, we invite you to join us on a journey to the edge of one of the largest boiling lava lakes in the world on the Vanuatuan island of Ambrym. To get  inside  the active volcano, we partnered with explorers Geoff Mackley and Chris Horsley, who rappelled 400 meters into the Marum crater with a Street View Trekker collecting 360-degree imagery of the journey down to the molten lava lake, which is roughly the size of two football fields. 

You only realize how insignificant humans are when you’re standing next to a giant lake of fiery boiling rock. Geoff Mackley
V 3
Marum Lava Lake 

“Standing at the edge and feeling the heat lick your skin is phenomenal,” said Chris Horsley after returning from his descent into the crater. “I hope that by putting this place on the map people will realize what a beautiful world we live in.”

v 4
Marum Lava Lake 

Ambrym is defined by the desolate 39 square mile volcanic caldera hosting two active volcanic cones called Benbow and Marum. But the tropical island is also home to more than 7,000 people who live in the rainforest down the mountain. While the volcano has played a significant role in defining their history due to unpredictable eruptions and influence on agriculture and environment, they’ve learned to live in harmony with this beautiful yet deadly natural phenomena.

V 5

Chief Moses in the local village of Endu explains, “We believe that the volcanoes Marum and Benbow are devils. If you go up to a volcano you have to be very careful because the two volcanoes could get angry at any time. We believe that Benbo is the husband and Marum is the wife. Sometimes when they don’t agree there’s an eruption which means the spirit is angry so we sacrifice a pig or fawel to the volcano.” As part of the Google Maps journey, Chief Moses of Endu invites you to take a walk through his village and hopes you’ll be inspired to visit this sacred place he calls home. Following Cyclone Pam a few years ago, the country has been rebuilding its infrastructure. Now Chief Moses and his village are ready to welcome travelers back to Vanuatu to experience its stunning beauty and learn about its cultural traditions. He believes making Vanuatu more accessible to the world is a key step in the island’s recovery and ability to  establish a sustainable economy and preserve its culture.

V 6
Village of Endu

In Street View you can wander the streets of 81 countries and visit incredible historical and natural sites around the world like the Samburu National Park in Kenya, The Grand Canyon, or  New Zealand's Great Walks. Today, for the first time, Street View is going beneath the surface and into the heart of the earth—enjoy exploring Vanuatu’s Marum Crater and Endu village at Ambrym.


Journey under the Earth’s surface in Street View

Mar 15 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

More than a thousand miles off the coast of Australia is the remote country of Vanuatu, an archipelago of 80 tiny islands—brimming with lush green jungles, pristine black sand beaches, and nine erupting volcanoes.

Vanuatu 2
Walk the beaches of Ambrym 

Starting today in Google Maps, we invite you to join us on a journey to the edge of one of the largest boiling lava lakes in the world on the Vanuatuan island of Ambrym. To get  inside  the active volcano, we partnered with explorers Geoff Mackley and Chris Horsley, who rappelled 400 meters into the Marum crater with a Street View Trekker collecting 360-degree imagery of the journey down to the molten lava lake, which is roughly the size of two football fields. 

You only realize how insignificant humans are when you’re standing next to a giant lake of fiery boiling rock. Geoff Mackley
V 3
Marum Lava Lake 

“Standing at the edge and feeling the heat lick your skin is phenomenal,” said Chris Horsley after returning from his descent into the crater. “I hope that by putting this place on the map people will realize what a beautiful world we live in.”

v 4
Marum Lava Lake 

Ambrym is defined by the desolate 39 square mile volcanic caldera hosting two active volcanic cones called Benbow and Marum. But the tropical island is also home to more than 7,000 people who live in the rainforest down the mountain. While the volcano has played a significant role in defining their history due to unpredictable eruptions and influence on agriculture and environment, they’ve learned to live in harmony with this beautiful yet deadly natural phenomena.

V 5

Chief Moses in the local village of Endu explains, “We believe that the volcanoes Marum and Benbow are devils. If you go up to a volcano you have to be very careful because the two volcanoes could get angry at any time. We believe that Benbo is the husband and Marum is the wife. Sometimes when they don’t agree there’s an eruption which means the spirit is angry so we sacrifice a pig or fawel to the volcano.” As part of the Google Maps journey, Chief Moses of Endu invites you to take a walk through his village and hopes you’ll be inspired to visit this sacred place he calls home. Following Cyclone Pam a few years ago, the country has been rebuilding its infrastructure. Now Chief Moses and his village are ready to welcome travelers back to Vanuatu to experience its stunning beauty and learn about its cultural traditions. He believes making Vanuatu more accessible to the world is a key step in the island’s recovery and ability to  establish a sustainable economy and preserve its culture.

V 6
Village of Endu

In Street View you can wander the streets of 81 countries and visit incredible historical and natural sites around the world like the Samburu National Park in Kenya, The Grand Canyon, or  New Zealand's Great Walks. Today, for the first time, Street View is going beneath the surface and into the heart of the earth—enjoy exploring Vanuatu’s Marum Crater and Endu village at Ambrym.



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