For those of you who develop using the ArcGIS JavaScript API, have you ever wanted to measure a feature selected on the map? By extending the Measurement dijit, we can add a link to the map.infoWindow object, then add a click event handler to make the measurement dijit to measure the selected feature. The code

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At Bruce Harris and Associates, we’ve helped a lot of our clients share their maps through ArcGIS Online (AGOL). Many of these clients also have high quality aerial photography that provide high resolution at the ground level. However, when they try to mix their high quality tiled map services with basemaps provided by ESRI, things

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ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook by Daniela Cristiana Docan delivers detailed step-by-step technical instructions to help you get the most out of ArcGIS for Desktop. As a technical “cookbook”, it contains over 60 “recipes” to perform many common and advanced tasks in ArcGIS for Desktop. The book is available through Packt Publishing, and also on Amazon.

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I’ve got another ArcGIS JavaScript API hack for you, and this time we’re going to look at the draw toolbar, a tool used to interactively draw graphics on a web map. This post was inspired by a question I was pulled in on over at ESRI’s Geonet. The question revolved around capturing the beginning of

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So, a month ago, the GIS Certificate Institute issued a news release detailing some up-coming changes to their GIS Professional certification (a.k.a. the GISP). Before, you needed a portfolio showing at least four years of experience in GIS, plus some education hours and your documented contributions to GIS. As of July 2015, applicants will also

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