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! 

The science behind our Coastal Views map

The science behind our Coastal Views map

When you're at the coast and gaze off into the horizon, do you know which countries are directly across the sea from you? I recently tried to answer this question by creating a map that went on to be featured on The Telegraph, Mail Online, BBC News and, more recently, Esri's Maps We Love gallery. 

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Living Atlas of the World Site Update

Living Atlas of the World Site Update

The Living Atlas of the World is the foremost collection of global geographic information and is part of the ArcGIS Platform. You can explore maps and data from Esri and thousands of other organisations, then combine them with your own data to create new maps and applications. The latest update to the website has made browsing this content easier than ever before.

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Authoritative Natural England Open Data Services Now in ArcGIS Online

Authoritative Natural England Open Data Services Now in ArcGIS Online

Do you use Natural England datasets such as Areas of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) or Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) within your work? This post highlights recent changes to the way in which these services are provided within the ArcGIS Platform. 

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Discovering GeoAnalytics (or what is GeoAnalytics, and why should I care?)

Discovering GeoAnalytics (or what is GeoAnalytics, and why should I care?)

GeoAnalytics is one of the new server roles now available with ArcGIS Enterprise, released at 10.5. You may already have heard about it or seen one of the hugely impressive (and impressively huge) demos at recent events. Perhaps you're still wondering what GeoAnalytics is, how it works and how you can use it in your organisation? 

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Cracking into the geoprocessing abilities in QuestionWhere

Cracking into the geoprocessing abilities in QuestionWhere

QuestionWhere is an Esri UK application that allows you to easily build a questionnaire or survey. By using the ArcGIS platform, the survey can go beyond recording peoples answers and work with your businesses workflows and processes. This blog highlights the functionality that QuestionWhere has to offer and shows how you can benefit from using them in an example survey.

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