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  • by Kenneth Field, Senior Cartographic Product Engineer Standard techniques for representing terrain, like a hillshade, are adequate for many applications, but you may want to represent terrain under different lighting conditions, or perhaps use more artistic techniques. In these cases … Continue reading

  • We called on geo developers to build interactive, meaningful mapping applications that showcased the data visualization power of ArcGIS. Participants in the Esri Data Viz App Challenge used smart mapping and other ArcGIS for Developers tools to create apps that wowed the judges. Here … Continue reading

  • The Esri ArcGIS Online Basemap system (i.e.,, will be upgraded from ArcGIS 10.2 for Server to ArcGIS 10.3 for Server in early June. The update will improve system stability and performance, with no known issues at this time. … Continue reading

  • In this blog, you will see how to contribute your maps, apps, Story Maps, scenes and layers to the Living Atlas of the World. The focus is on how to use the new “contributor app” for the Living Atlas of … Continue reading

  • On May 13, 2015, a hypervisor vulnerability was disclosed CVE-2015-3456 referred to as VENOM that received significant media attention.  ArcGIS Online is not hosted within vulnerable cloud infrastructure providers and is therefore not vulnerable itself.   For customers utilizing our … Continue reading