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Free Esri MOOC - Expand Your Skills with Geo Apps, February 3 - March 2

Learn how to build engaging apps to better communicate the value of your work with the rest of your organization. The best part? You'll do all this using free cloud services and without having to write any code. This massive open online course (MOOC) runs for four weeks and includes seven sections. Each section includes approximately one to two hours of content. Participants who complete all content earn a certificate of completion from Esri. Sign up »

Esri Releases Vector Basemaps in Beta

Vector basemaps in eight map styles built using a single vector tile service are now available from the Esri Vector Basemaps (Beta) group in ArcGIS Online. Read more »

Next-Gen ArcGIS API for JavaScript

See all the new things you can do with beta 3 of ArcGIS API 4.0 for JavaScript, including reading web scenes and creating pop-ups that can be used to show analysis results.
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Manage Imagery with ArcGIS

Find out how Esri ArcGIS can simplify managing imagery and remote-sensing data. Read more »

3D Software CityEngine Could Change the Way We Plan Our Cities

Esri CityEngine, software that provides a design framework for geographic data, creates full 3D models of cities and is already influencing cities around the globe with its unique capabilities.
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Esri Startup Program ArcGIS Technical Basics Webinar and Blog

Get started by following these simple steps to access and activate ArcGIS software and learn how to use python to automate data management and image processing. Read more »




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