Kristian Ekenes

Kristian is a Senior Product Engineer at Esri. His work focuses on data visualization and Arcade integration in the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. His goal is to help developers be successful, efficient, and confident in building web applications with the JS API, especially when it comes to visualizing data. Prior to joining Esri he worked as a GIS Specialist for an environmental consulting company. He enjoys cartography, GIS analysis, and building GIS applications for genealogy.

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Binning now available in the ArcGIS API for JavaScript

Version 4.24 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript introduced client-side binning as a new feature reduction method for aggregating points.

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How to create heat maps that work at all scales

Heat maps are notoriously sensitive to scale. Learn four things you should consider when creating heat maps so they work across all scale levels.

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Heat maps now render faster and smoother in the browser

Heat maps in the ArcGIS API for JavaScript are now faster, smoother, and can render more data in the browser than ever before.

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Create a diversity map with Arcade

Learn how to map diversity by creating an index using ArcGIS Arcade.

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Summarize and explore point clusters with Arcade in popups

Learn how to use Arcade to display more detailed information in cluster popups with charts, tables, and custom HTML elements.

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A better experience for styling layers using Arcade in ArcGIS Online

Styling all layers with Arcade expressions and any data from GeoJSON and CSV layers is faster than it's ever been.

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Techniques for visualizing high density data on the web

The ArcGIS API for JavaScript added documentation that helps guide you in making decisions for visualizing large, dense datasets.

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How and why to configure feature display order in web apps

Learn how to sort features by data value in web apps to establish a clear visual hierarchy and bring focus to your maps.

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Six ways to visualize change over time in web maps

Explore six ways you can visualize change over time in web mapping applications.

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