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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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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Esri UK and open systems

In the world of Government IT we often make the mistake of thinking open means free and I include myself in that. In fact, open normally means interoperable and accessible. Many organisations building an open system start by thinking they need to choose between commercial software and open-source software. This is incorrect. Commercial software can still be compatible with open standards, making it ‘open’ and able to easily share data with other systems and other people.
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