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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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ESRI REST Api - need to download batches of tiles

So I wanted to use the ESRI REST Api to fetch map tiles for an application. Right now I am calling for each tile as I need it via its X/Y and zoom level(which is generating a bunch of http calls), but ...
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Get folder structure in code from arcgis/rest/services

I have never worked with maps before, and I got assigned on this project with ArcGIS. Noone to ask, cause noone has worked here either so I am turning to you guys. I have to create a tree of ...
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How to Add Basemap from ArcGIS Online to ArcMap 9.3? [closed]

I want to load a basemap into ArcMap 9.3 using "Add Data from ArcGIS Online" tools. Does anyone know the URL needed to load it?
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ArcGIS Online - Programmatically Upload Tabular Data Source

I have some ArcGIS Online maps and want to reference a simple data source like a CSV or XML file. I know that I can upload the file, but is there a way I could programmatically upload the data file ...
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ArcGIS for Developers Free Development and Testing Account suspended/expired?

I signed up for an ArcGIS for Developers Free Development and Testing Account and when I signed into it today, it said it was suspended and or expired? I thought the account was free for life? Do ...
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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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Citing background layer from ArcGIS Online that is used in ArcMap

How do you cite a background map layer that is used in ArcMap that is retrieved from ArcGIS Online? For example the background layer is suppose to be credited from the U.S. Geological Survey and in ...
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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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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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C# - Access content from ArcGIS Online

I have got an existing .NET C# desktop application which already reads various GIS formats. I would now like to add support to read data from ArcGIS Online. What options have I got to access ...
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Is there an API to ArcGIS Online's My Content listing?

This question pertains to ArcGIS Online, aka ArcGIS.com, aka ArcGIS for Organizations. If I log into ArcGIS.com then choose My Content, I can choose > Layers > Features to see the feature layers ...
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Make web map editable for group (arcgis.com)

I've created and web map and shared it with a group on arcgis.com. I want the other users of the group to be able to edit. I'm sure its a simple permissions issue, but the other users are only able ...
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How does ArcMap 10.1 decide ArcGIS Online and Basemaps are not reachable?

I am currently at a remote location and even though I have internet access (i.e. I can browse the web but not very quickly), when I start ArcMap 10.1 the Add Data options for Add Basemap and Add Data ...