Why you need the ArcGIS API for Python in your life...

Why you need the ArcGIS API for Python in your life...

ArcGIS API for Python got a recent new release (v1.2.1), but what is it? ArcGIS API for Python is a web GIS integrator for arcpy and other Python 3 packages and you can think of it as a unifying technology for the ArcGIS Platform.

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Updated imagery you say….

Updated imagery you say….

We have two exciting announcements about World Imagery services. In the next month, we will be receiving a UK wide update to the Imagery and Imagery with Labels basemaps. This is in addition to the new World Imagery (Clarity) service. Read on to find out what’s changed and for more details on the World Imagery (Clarity) service.

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What’s new in the June ArcGIS Online update

What’s new in the June ArcGIS Online update

The June update to ArcGIS Online is now live. You may have read the blog I wrote earlier in the month highlighting some of the updated design features. These include improved filtering and searching, as well as the reorganisation of pages to ensure the content you need to access is in one easy to find location. The new design is pretty exciting, but I have been exploring the other updates as well.

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ArcGIS Pro 2.0 has been released!

ArcGIS Pro 2.0 has been released!

ArcGIS Pro 2.0, Esri’s next generation of desktop GIS, was released on Tuesday night and it is now available from My Esri. This article will discuss some of the new highlights and features I found interesting from the latest update. ArcGIS Pro 2.0 includes helpful additions to ease workflows, provide better data visualisations and integrates with the platform more than previous GIS desktop releases.

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Using Domains and Subtypes for Smart Data Collection

Using Domains and Subtypes for Smart Data Collection

If you’re using Collector for ArcGIS, or thinking about using it, you’ll have considered which fields you need to collect information. You could just use free text and type information into each field. I don’t know about you, but I have clumsy thumbs and there would be spelling mistakes everywhere. If you have access to ArcGIS for Desktop, you should consider using domains and subtypes.

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Vector Tiles Part 1 - Creation

Vector Tiles Part 1 - Creation

Vector tiles contain vector representations of data across a range of scales. Unlike raster tiles, they can adapt to the resolution of their display device and even be restyled for multiple uses. With ArcGIS Pro 1.4 users can now also publish their data as vector tiles using local projections such as British National Grid. In this first of two posts, I'll take you through the steps required to publish your own vector tiles using a local projection.

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Developer Challenge: 100 Lines or Less

Esri UK have recently announced the 100 lines or less developer challenge. If you’re a developer, or know someone that could be interested, there are some great prizes up for grabs!

Using the Esri ArcGIS API for JavaScript, the challenge is thinking about something creative and small enough to keep within the requirements of the competition. Those being - 100 Lines or beautified JavaScript code with a 100 character limit per line.

You can find out more information, rules and full terms and conditions at www.esriuk.com/100lines

Last day to submit your entry is the 23rd of April 2017. Good luck!