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What are Esri's new “ArcGIS for Professionals” and “ArcGIS Pro”?

After looking through all the stuff that was released or talked about at the Esri UC I am still genuinely confused by what ArcGIS for Professionals is. I will admit that it looks pretty cool, and has ...
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Alternatives to ArcGIS Online?

I am considering purchasing ArcGIS Online for a group of users who currently use about 5% of ArcGIS capabilities (ArcMap, simple map creation and information display) about 80% of the time. Primary ...
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Using web mapping and geocoding to track genealogical data

Over the last year I have gotten involved in researching my family tree. My paternal grandfather came from a remote island in the Atlantic, along with hundreds of others of his generation, and many of ...
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Using ArcGIS Online Base Maps without Esri Software?

Since the end of January 2011: "ArcGIS Online map services are available at no cost regardless of use." - http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcgisonline/standard-maps.html However, the ...
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What are Pros and Cons to ArcGIS Online Organizational Account?

Esri is making a big push towards ArcGIS Online as a means for map applications. They pushed it really hard at the recent Southeast User Conference and did a good job at highlighting its advantages. ...
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Creating simple maps to view on Mobile devices?

My organization wants to create a few maps that will be interactive and viewable via phones (android, iphones,etc) and ipads. We already have a solution using Geocortex (Silverlight) for browser ...
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Synchronize data edits between ArcMap and ArcGIS Online

What, if any, workflows are available to round trip data between ArcGIS Desktop and an ArcGIS Online for Organizations (AGOL) web map with editable feature layers? For example, we have a web map with ...
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Ideas for Kids GIS Workshop

I'm working on getting an 8 hour workshop made for Middle and High Schoolers for GIS. I know it can be hard to grab their attention so I was wondering if you guys had any ideas about what we can do to ...
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online map of 242,888 locations: which service to use? (what if temporal heat map?)

I have a 161.8 MB large CSV file with geocoded locations (with latitude and longitude) for 242,888 lines. I want to have an embeddable online map of all this. I wonder which service could deal with ...
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How do we add a custom basemap in ArcGIS.Com that can be used in Javascript API?

It's possible to add a layer as a basemap in ArcGIS.com by checking the check box use as baselayer: But when I consume the map using: var mapDeferred = esri.arcgis.utils.createMap("<guid>", ...
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Which feature has highest value within extent

I have a layer in which I need to find out the maximum value of a given field within the current map extent, and then return back the value from a different field. e.g. Find state with highest ...
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How to update the Service Definition of a Feature service on ArcGIS Online (AGOL)?

Here's my workflow: create a file geodatabase containing lots of data create an MXD to display this data > File > Share As > Service within ArcMap publish to ArcGIS Online* the dataset and its ...
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How to access a Feature service hosted on arcgis.com which is shared only with particular groups or organization

In my C# application, I am trying to access a Feature service which is hosted on arcgis.com. The feature service is shared only with a group or organization and is NOT public. How can I access this ...
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Best practice for managing content for multiple users within ArcGIS Collector App

I have a hundreds of people collecting data. Each user has an ArcGIS Online login. I want to be able to filter content visible in the ArcGIS Collector App based on the logged in user, but don't want ...
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Creating Local Cache From ArcGIS Online Basemaps

I am contemplating creating a local caches from the standard ArcGIS Online Basemaps; streetmap, imagery and topo. I need to do this because the environment the web application will be hosted is DOES ...
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Turn Popups On/Off in ArcGIS Online Webmap via Javascript API Web Application

I am writing my first ArcGIS Javascript API web map application and consuming a web map authored in ArcGIS Online. The ArcGIS Online web map apparently does most of the work for me in terms of ...
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Can a custom javascript web application be uploaded and run on ArcGIS online?

I'm researching arcgis online and have a subscription account. From what I can make out from the documentation and some experimentation, I've found the following: You can create a feature service or ...
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ArcGIS Online without basemap

I am trying to create a Web App, using the ArcGIS Online feature of downloading the javascript code, with the map id being used for connecting to the ArcGIS Online. I was able to do that successfully ...
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Exporting Arcgis Online content as georss or geojson? [duplicate]

There are number of sites talking about how to add a georss feed to an ArcGIS Online map (see silverlight and flex examples from esri_webapi), but I haven't located anything about exporting a georss ...
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Why ArcGIS Online over ArcGIS Server?

I do not understand why Esri has two products serving similar purpose. Why one should have ArcGIS Server and why one should choose ArcGIS Online?
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WebMap that automatically links to Google Drive Spreadsheet

I would like to create a webmap from a contacts spreadsheet stored in Google Drive that will update the map automatically when new data is added to the spreadsheet. I know I can do this with an ArcGIS ...
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Are there alternatives to ESRI Community Analyst?

Is anybody aware of any commercial products that are equivalent to ESRI Community Analyst? We are in need of a solution that provides similar products/reports dealing with demographics for a variety ...
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Use Arcgis.com map package as a web map?

In Arcmap 10 there is a menu item to create a map package and upload to Arcgis Online (File > Create Map Package > upload to...). That works fairly smoothly, if a tad slow sometimes. However once ...
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How do I export symbology to ArcGIS Online?

We're planning to put up a bunch of our maps into ArcGIS Online and we'd like to create a streamlined process to do so, with as much automation (Python) as possible. This is our first test with a map ...
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How to add a table from ArcGIS Online to ArcMap

When you're signed into ArcGIS Online within an ArcMap session, there is an option Add Data From ArcGIS Online: I have a service in ArcGIS Online which consists of 2 feature layers and 1 table: ...
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Options to Replace Interactive Mapping System

I have been tasked with replacing our organizations online interactive mapping system. It is your run of the mill County Government interactive map. Its bulky, unreliable, slow and out of date. It is ...
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Does the ArcGIS Online “Spatial Analysis Service” require data to be hosted on ArcGIS.com?

I'm exploring the new-ish ArcGIS.com Spatial Analysis Service. The Spatial Analysis service contains a number of tasks that allow you to perform common spatial analyses on your hosted data. ...
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Showing snapping error in ArcGIS Online

I am doing some test in ArcGIS online to know how much helpful it is for my firm, But when I opened my road line .Zip shapefile in ArcGIS online it is showing some snapping issues as well as changed ...
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How do I create a drop down box / combo box of bookmarks from an ArcGIS Online webmap?

Without using the clunky ArcGIS bookmark dijit, how do I create a drop down box of bookmarks from an ArcGIS Online webmap (or JSON) that zoom to the extents when clicked? //FYI, JSON format ...
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Arcgis Online - public viewers and private editors

In ArcGIS Online For Organizations, how does one publish a hosted feature service that is shared with Everyone for viewing, while restricting editing to specific users or groups, and different kinds ...
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Packaging Error - General function failure

Have some problems with sharing my map on ArcGIS Online: As a student, I am now working with my master thesis and I use ArcGIS Online as a workflow based sharing network. I work locally on my ...
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What is the best way to parse ESRI geocoding results?

My project uses one of ESRI's ArcGIS online geocoding services to provide address searching capability. Specifically I use this locator (only through the premium subscription model): ...
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Why is Add Basemap grayed out in ArcMap?

Why can't I add a base map to my data frame in ArcMap? I am using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop and the options under Add Data for Add Basemap and Add Data From ArcGIS Online are both disabled (grayed ...
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ArcGIS Online heatmap

ArcGIS 10.2, ESRI Maps for MS Office Why a heatmap that was created in Excel and looks fine and is still fine on a preview of a map if I publish it it ArcGIS Online but turns into black points if I ...
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How can I download a feature class from an ArcGIS Online web map?

I'm new to ArcGIS Online (or ArcGIS.com as they're calling it now), and I'm confused as to how data is organized, and how it is accessible. I created a new map, chose Add -> Create Editable Layer, and ...
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Tracking field personnal using android app and showing in ArcGISonline

Planning to equip field personnel with GPS enabled phones (android) and collect the location and photograph of assets. Can we use ArcGIS for android in the phone, use this to upload GPS and photos , ...
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adding line breaks to labels in ArcGIS Online

I'm using the new labeling functionality in ArcGIS Online. My question is how do I add a line break to the label if I want to use more than one field?
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Does ArcGIS.com support dynamic map services (or only feature services and tiled services)?

Using ArcGIS Server it is possible to publish a map service, which has a URL like http://services.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/Demographics/USA_1990-2000_Population_Change/MapServer/1 In ...
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Is it possible to make OGC WMS/WFS look like a ArcGIS Server layer, including functionality?

ESRI contacted me about this question. After a good talk the conclusion was that it is not wise to build a wrapper around WMS/WFS because of possible changes to the REST interface of ArcGIS Online ...
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Question on ArcGIS Online credits

I've been browsing the new ArcGIS Online credits policy, but I don't understand very much how much money this service would cost to my company. I've read two webpages: ...
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How can I use Leaflet with esri-leaflet and ArcGIS Online services

I've used public ArcGIS Online services plenty of times in ESRI JS web apps and I imagine that using them as layers in Leaflet is pretty much the same. The one problem I can see is how would one ...
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Is it possible to customize an ArcGIS Online application template and upload it back to ArcGIS Online?

It's is possible to customize a template for web application in ArcGIS Online? What I mean, none of the templates 100% suits our needs so I'm wondering if I could download the code of basic viewer, ...
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How to add link in ArcGIS Online web map popup to google or bing driving directions?

I have an ArcGIS webmap with school boundaries. I would like to provide a link in the pop up that takes a public user to a free routing website like Bing or Google with the directions to their ...
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Converting QGIS Labels to a Polygon Shapefile

I am trying to create an annotation feature from labels and then export this out as a polygon shapefile (the resulting shapefile can then be loaded into ArcGIS online to basically have labels without ...
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How to share a hosted feature service with an application on ArcGIS Online?

According to the ESRI REST API documentation on authentication, a registered application can log in to AGOL via an App ID and App Secret and will then have access to the data that has been shared with ...
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What data does Esri use to create their US_RoofTop locator?

I'm creating address locators to be published on my local ArcGIS server instance and used by various applications. My server does not have access to the internet so I'm unable to use Esri's online ...
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Using ArcGIS Online for public participation?

We have an ArcGIS Online Organizational account setup with several maps facing the public. I would like to create an application using one of our maps that has the added functionality of allowing ...
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how are range domains validated when editing a feature service in ArcGIS Online?

I have a feature class and a range domain is applied to a field. I know we can use the "Validate Features" command for validation. My question is that when the feature class is published to ArcGIS ...
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Can ArcGIS Online navigate and identify large GIS datasets?

For my upcoming project, I want to see if ArcGIS Online can provide a viable solution. Users will need to have access to webmap on their desktops with basic navigation and identify. This will be an ...
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How to convert data from a .gdb into a shapefile without ArcMap?

I have a .gdb folder with LOCK Files, FREELIST Files, ATX Files, GDBINDEXES Files, GDBTABLE Files, GDBTABLEX Files and, SPX Files. I want to convert the parcel data within this folder into a ...