Highlighting Esri technical topics, news, and updates.
EXCITING NEW ARCGIS ONLINE UPDATES!
– Hosted feature layers will support appending new features and updating existing features without overwriting the entire layer. Supported formats for this workflow will include CSV, XLS, SHP, GDB, and GeoJSON.
– Direct data loading from other cloud providers including Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive, and Dropbox will be a supported way to create feature layers.
– Insights for ArcGIS, Esri’s data analytics workbench, will be available in ArcGIS Online.
Administrators will be able to:
– enable others to reset passwords through the expanded administrative privileges
– enable SAML-based group membership
The Newest release of ArcMap is a available!
Click what’s new to find out the updates to this latest version of ArcMap. ArcMap version 10.6 will be the last version of this desktop application as Esri moves toward only supporting ArcGIS Pro in the future.
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Programming Corner: ArcGIS Python API: Getting Started
Highlighting programming: languages, tidbits, updates and news.
The Summer of 2017, Esri released v1.2 of its ArcGIS API for Python. Powered by web GIS, the ArcGIS API for Python is a library that works with maps and geospatial data. It includes many simple and efficient tools for the analysis of your data (both vector and raster), making maps, and finding routes. It can also help with the organization of your web GIS users, groups, and information items.
There are several ways to install the API and SDK. You can use Conda, ArcGIS Pro, try it live in Sandbox, or as a Docker image.
One thing to remember is, in order to use this API, you must have Python v3.5 or later.
After you have the API installed, a great way to get started is to browse the samples in the form of Jupyter Notebook.