Over the past couple of months there has been a number of updates to Living Atlas and to the ArcGIS Open Data application. Both Living Atlas and the Open Data application host a range of authoritative datasets such as Census data, OS boundary data and other government driven datasets. In this post I will first look at the similarities between the two applications when contributing data. I will then focus on which one you might want to choose when downloading the data.Read More
Story Maps let you combine authoritative maps with text, images, and multimedia content, and make it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story. A recent Esri blog looked at the different ways that people are using them as a communication tool, so I thought I'd bring the examples closer to home.Read More
I haven't used ArcGIS Maps for Office for a while so the release of version 4.0 seemed like a good time to get reacquainted. I found the whole experience of creating and working with a map much more intuitive. The inclusion of smart mapping makes it really quick to add informative maps to your spreadsheet. Other new features include time based views and easy map based data selection.Read More
The release of ArcGIS Pro 1.2 included all sorts of goodies and you can read about them here. Tucked in amongst these is the introduction of topology based editing to Pro. This is an old area of interest for me so I thought I’d take a look at the new tools in Pro. It turns out to be a great example of the way Pro's interface provides a clearer editing workflow.Read More
Following Monday's update to ArcGIS Online you can try out the features I previewed in last week's post. There is also a good overview of the new features here, along with links to some examples. I've had a play with a couple of these, but for this post I'm focusing on the new multilayer basemap option.Read More
ArcGIS 10.4 will be released next week, in fact the help pages are live already. Both ArcGIS Server and ArcMap continue to evolve to reflect the needs of the user communities. If your organisation is running Portal alongside ArcGIS Server there are a raft of changes in the new release. A new version of ArcGIS Pro will follow on from the 10.4 release, so here's an overview for ArcGIS 10.4 and ArcGIS Pro 1.2.Read More
The next update to ArcGIS Online is planned for 29th February. There are new features for smart mapping, 3D web apps and analysis. Along with more flexibility for administering ArcGIS Online there is also a new a way to login using a Facebook or Google account.
So here's a taste of what will be coming.Read More
Currently in Beta, Survey123 is a simple and intuitive, form-centric data gathering solution for creating and analysing surveys. The application lets you create smart forms with simple and sophisticated features ranging from multiple choice questions to cascading selects. The survey allows field workers with mobile devices to capture data in any environment, with minimal training and quickly analyse the results to make more informed decisions. Here are my 5 favourite features.
Earlier this year we visited both Leeds and Trowbridge. It was great to see everyone there and hear how some of our local government customers have been using the platform. We are also grateful for the participation in the workshops. The workshops have helped us in the ArcGIS Localisation Team understand what you find valuable in the platform and helps us to focus on the right functional areas for our customers.Read More
A recent office debate revealed some confusion about the ways in which ArcGIS Online can control the editing of hosted feature services. Some new tools have been added to give administrators more control over who can edit content in your organisations.
Read how they can be used in two common scenarios.Read More
Looking for an alternative to the world geocoding service to find locations in the UK or geocode in British National Grid?
Esri UK have published a set of UK specific locators including OS Open Names, OS Code-Point Open and British National Grid. These locators can be used across the ArcGIS platform and are an alternative to the world geocoding service.
Read on to find out more about how you can use these locators across the ArcGIS Platform.Read More
As well as a bunch of improvements and some new features in the November update of ArcGIS Online, there were also some changes to the story map tools. These are focused on making it easier to create your story map.Read More
Following feedback from our customers on the standard address searching functionality within the ArcGIS Platform, Esri UK have developed a new developer widget to provide an alternative way of searching for addresses which allows the user to drilldown through the hierarchy of streets and properties to the individual records in the locator.
Read on to see it in action and for documentation on how to use the widget.Read More
With the rising success of our app Collector, there are many of you now taking photos out and about and adding them as attachments to your data in ArcGIS Online. Once you’ve collected all your data, you may want to collate all the attachments together to be able to use them within another system. Rather than clicking on each feature and saving the attachment locally you can use this method which takes all the attachments from a feature service and exports them into a folder.Read More
Do you want to see what Esri UK Tech Research team get up? Alongside understanding and exploring new releases from Esri Inc, we also get the opportunity to innovate with the Platform and explore the art of the possible. To date this has been behind closed doors, with many of our projects being for internal viewing only. That is now going to change, and we will be sharing our work through Esri UK Map Labs…Read More
Earlier this month, 40 participants entered Inmarsat's offices on Old Street roundabout to participate in GeoHackDay. GeoHackDay was an opportunity for developers, designers and idea makers to get together to help build software applications and/or hardware integrations to tackle real life problems.Read More
It's officially the end of the summer holidays but not to worry as ArcGIS Online had lots of great new features added. The following blog article aims to give you an overview of five of my favourite updates, including the new functionality and content for UK users.Read More
With the latest release of ArcGIS Online you now automatically get access to free high quality basemaps for Great Britain. We have created the new basemaps using the latest Ordnance Survey Open Data products and enhanced them for use in the ArcGIS platform. Enhancements include a consistent cartographic style to provide a clean and consistent mapping from small to large scale, as well as additional road and street labels at mid and large scales.Read More
The Esri training team ran a tip a day in June and have pulled all 30 together in this blog article. A couple of the desktop ones are things I’d done recently on a project to make life easier: setting the extent for the Full Extent command and giving the elements in ModelBuilder meaningful names.Read More