Much of the GIS data used within the UK is stored in the British National Grid coordinate system (also known as Great Britain National Grid or BNG). ArcGIS Online is a global platform and in order to provide basemaps that are useful to a global community of users the default projection has to work globally. ArcGIS Online uses the WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) coordinate system. The ArcGIS Platform will re-project data on the fly but there are some things to consider depending on your work flows and these are discussed here.
A short guide to creating ArcGIS Online services that use the British National Grid coordinate system.
The new version of CityEngine has just been released. The developer team have been listening to our customers and in this release largely focuses on improving stability and fixing bugs to improve the user experience. This includes improving interoperability with various 3D formats.
A review of the Government’s Open Standards Principles against the Geospatial industry in general and Esri-based systems in particular.
Updated on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 11:27AM by Alasdair Hind
A new ESRI app was released this week. Explorer for ArcGIS compliments the existing apps by focusing on using maps as a communication tool. The initial release is for iOS but the Android and Mac version are in development.