• Recap of the 2020 Esri Science Symposium

    Many thanks again to those who attended the Science Symposium as part of the 2020 virtual Esri User Conference. Your participation made for the greatest event ever, with 1183 attending from at least 20 count...
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  • How many tech support cases do you submit per year?

    I got curious, so I went to https://my.esri.com/reports/#/support/cases and filtered the Submitted For field for my name, and it looks like I've submitted at least 86 cases since the beginning of 2013. ...
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  • Pulling data from geopoint questions

    [Last Updated February 23, 2019]   In a previous post, we explored how expressions in the calculation column of your XLSForm could be used to programmatically set values on a geopoint question. In this occasion,...
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  • Survey123 Tricks of the Trade: Groups, Grids and Pages

    In this blog post I will explore a handful of XLSForm techniques to help you better control the organization and layout of questions within a form. You will learn about groups, grids and pages, but also other tricks t...
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  • What's new in Survey123 (August 2020)

    It took longer than we expected, but a new update to Survey123 is now available! This update is part of our 3.10 release cycle, which commenced a few weeks ago with new features introduced in the Survey123 web app, we...
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  • What is new in Survey123 (July 3, 2020)

    We are happy to announce a new update to Survey123. This update only touches on the web components of Survey123 (Survey123 website, report services and the web app) and it is available in anticipation to our official ...
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  • Survey123 Tricks of the Trade: Photos

    Survey123 includes powerful capabilities to help you specify how photos should be captured from your smart form. With the 3.10 release, even more powerful new features were introduced: multiline appearance and the met...
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  • Upcoming changes to Survey123 web form's query parameters

    [Updated March 28, 2020] [Updated April 3, 2020] What is changing?   Survey123 version 3.4 introduced the ability in the Survey123 web app (aka web form) to update and view existing GIS features using the mode...
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  • Ideas for Hosting Virtual GIS Day Events

    Despite the changes our world has experienced this year, GIS is still here.  In fact, GIS is more important than ever.  The pandemic has raised global awareness of the relevance of GIS as a decision making t...
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  • Updated XLSForm templates for Survey123

    The XLSForm templates for ArcGIS Survey123 have been updated with a fresh new look in version 3.10. The new templates are available in Survey123 Connect in the New Survey dialog under Templates.   It's impo...
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  • Higher Education Social Hour During Education Summit

    Join us Friday, August 7, 2020 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT) for the Higher Education Social Hour during the 2020 Education Summit. We’ll have virtual rooms where you can connect with your peers around specific ...
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  • What's New in ArcGIS Workforce

    On Tuesday August 4th, we released an exciting new version of ArcGIS Workforce that supports offline workflows, has a completely new experience (and listings) for the mobile apps, and much more.    Please v...
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  • Conditional Field display with Arcade in Pop Ups

    The June 2017 Release of ArcGIS Online enabled the capability to write custom Arcade expressions for use in Pop Ups!! A common request was to be able to format pop ups to display attribute values and labels when value...
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  • Create an IDLE shortcut for the ArcGIS Python you want

    IDLE is easy and fast and is always there with Python distributions. It isn't fancy, but it does get the job done. Old Unix hands will nod in agreement when it is praised as "the vi of Python IDEs".   The&#...
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  • Convert Field Type to AddField_management keyword

    This function maps the field types reported by Describe or Field to the keyword used by the Add Field tool.   def AddFieldType(tbl, field_name):     """Determines keyword to create a field with the...
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  • Using a user-specific Python startup script

    The following script gives you the ability to fully customize your python environment.   The example below is set up for ArcGIS 10.2 with ArcGIS background GP and  anaconda 32 and anaconda 64 installed. ...
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  • Handy functions to save and restore the arcpy environment

    I have run across the need to save and restore the arcpy environment. For example, a function (or a tool packaged in a function) may alter the environment and it would be nice to have an easy way to set it back at the...
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  • Fixing broken Python

    Sometimes the Python environment can get broken so ArcGIS will not work right; import arcpy fails, or tools will not open. Not an uncommon problem. A full install of ArcGIS includes both x32 (ArcMap) and x64 (backgrou...
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  • Using env.parallelProcessingFactor in Python

    I have been attempting to get into Python multiprocessing. Just a warning, it's not for the faint of heart. It's great when it works, but there are many gotchas! Here's some background on that if you want to read up: ...
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  • How To Name Things In ArcGIS

    The Rules  Avoid spaces or any special characters in pathnames. Including spaces in folder names may work, until you run into a script or tool that doesn't handle spaces anywhere in the full path. Avoid lo...
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