Esri Headlines

Highlighting Esri technical topics, news, and 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.

GIS Tips & Tricks

When we learn something new or helpful, we like to pass it along.

Are you finding ArcGIS Pro is an adjustment? ArcMap 10.6 has been released but will no longer be supported after that version. If you need some assistance working with ArcGIS Pro, we have a couple of videos that provide some of the basics and more advanced topics.  Developed by NPGS Staff, these two video links walk you through some of ArcGIS Pro’s functionality  Part 1-An Introduction to ArcGIS Pro and Part 2-Advanced Practices fo ArcGIS Pro.

See these additional resources from ESRI on ArcGIS Pro.

Upcoming Events and Conferences

Events of interest for our GIS and web development folks.

Esri Partner Conference: March 3-5, Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA
NPGS is an Esri Partner and will be in attendance at the Partner Conference this year. We’re eager to learn what’s new and improved to provide the best possible solutions to our clients.

Esri Developers Summit: March 6-9, Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA
This conference is designed to show you how to build cutting-edge apps using advanced mapping technology. NPGS will be at this year’s Dev Summit to see new tools and get pro tips from developers who made them!

Esri Federal GIS Conference: March 20-21, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C
NPGS will have a vendor booth at the Federal GIS Conference. Stop by to meet our staff and learn about the solutions we can provide to your organization.

MID AMERICA GIS Conference: April 23-26, 2018 Omaha Doubletree, Omaha NE
NPGS will be an exhibitor at the MAGIC conference.  Meet up with NPGS staff at our exhibitor booth to talk the latest and greatest in GIS.

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