Three GIS trends that governments must embrace

As part of the Esri team that supports state government for the adoption of geographic information system (GIS) technology, we get the opportunity to work with a variety of state government agencies who are leading the way in adopting the latest trends and advancements in the field of location intelligence. There are three major trends emerging today in implementing these technologies across a variety of agencies: mobility, community engagement and machine learning, which is a subset of artificial intelligence. These trends […]

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New Visualization Capabilities in ArcGIS 10.4

ArcGIS 10.4 includes exciting new capabilities for visualizing and analyzing data. This release builds on recent improvements and new features added to ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro, including vector tiles, 3D scenes, and new formats for imagery. Extending Vector Tiles Vector tile maps download quickly, look great on high-resolution displays, and are easy to style and update. Users can customize the look and feel of vector tile maps and layers by simply editing the style of a tile layer. For […]

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Using the ArcGIS Platform to Visualize Facility Information

Fulton County, Georgia, needed an easy way to locate and inventory office assets, fulfill maintenance work orders, and improve security and communication. With 295 government facilities across 22 government sections, it was preferable to do this from one system, where facility managers could gain operational awareness for strategic planning. A 3D model of the interior of the Fulton County government center shows general locations in the buildings and includes two-way links to a very specific 2D floor plan map. The […]

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Esri Introduces New, Fast Global Geocoding as Service and Appliance

Location is becoming increasingly critical for many businesses. It can help find new customers and better support existing ones. Whether a business deals with patient records, utility bills, real estate properties, city services, or crime, most of its data contains location information. Leveraging this location information allows an organization to provide smarter access to health care, supply higher quality utility services, more aptly evaluate a property’s market potential, and more easily manage a city’s field operations and police patrolling. The […]

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Esri and Trimble Offer the R1 GNSS Receiver to Enhance Field GIS Workflows

Esri announced today the availability of the Trimble R1 Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver for collecting professional-grade GPS data with Collector for ArcGIS. The GNSS receiver is rugged certified MIL-STD-810, IP65 rated, compact, and lightweight and provides professional-grade positioning information to iOS, Android, or Windows mobile handhelds, smartphones, and tablets using Bluetooth connectivity for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) capabilities. “We’re very pleased that Esri will distribute the R1 GNSS receiver to its customers,” said Ron Bisio, general manager […]

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ArcGIS Earth Beta released!

ArcGIS Earth is a desktop-based viewer that enables anyone in the enterprise to rapidly open and work with 3D and 2D map data displayed on the globe. ArcGIS Earth can read Esri services and shapefiles and open standard formats (KML, KMZ). Users can display data and access popups with links and images, email and print map images, and launch the app from email or a file browser. ArcGIS Earth is fully integrated with the ArcGIS platform so you can work […]

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The ArcGIS Book: 10 Big Ideas about Applying Geography to Your World

Explore ten “big ideas” that encapsulate the technological and social trends that have pushed geographic information systems (GIS) onto the Internet in a significant way. See how to apply these ideas to your own world. Open your eyes to what is now possible with Web GIS, and put the technology and deep data resources in your hands via the Quickstarts and Learn ArcGIS lessons that are included in each chapter. 10 Ideas is mentioned in this book Maps, the Web and […]

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