Microsoft has recently released Windows 8 and we have just released ArcGIS 10.1 Service Pack 1. I’m pleased to announce that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 are now supported operating systems for ArcGIS 10.1 SP1.
For all you developers make sure and check out the upcoming live training seminar on ArcGIS Runtime for WPF on Thursday, August 23rd.
In an ongoing effort to improve the quality of ArcGIS, I’m happy to announce the release of ArcGIS 10.0 Service Pack 5
This Service Pack includes many fixes since the 10.0 release. Here is list of issues fixed in SP5. If you have any feedback or questions regarding this service pack, please post in the ArcGIS Resource Center Forums or contact Esri Support.
If you have additional enhancements or ideas that you would like to see included in future service packs or releases, please post them on the ArcGIS Ideas site.
To build on the success of recent Developer Summit in California, we’ve decided to take the event on the road. Esri will be hosting 3 Dev Summits in Europe this September.
I hope developers from all over Europe and the world will come together in Rotterdam, Berlin or London (all 3 if you want). The technical sessions will focus on becoming more effective at building web, mobile and desktop applications. Senior Esri development staff will be presenting so you’ll get a chance to see what’s coming next. Registration information will be available soon but mark your calendar now and plan to join us in Europe.
We are happy to announce the release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK 1.0 for WPF. A huge thanks to our users for great feedback given during Beta and Pre-Release stages that helped to shape this Final Release.
So, what is the ArcGIS Runtime SDK 1.0 for WPF?
The ArcGIS Runtime SDK 1.0 for WPF enables developers to build rich, highly functional GIS applications that take full advantage of the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) platform, yet the applications can be lightweight and have a small footprint. Version 3.0 of the ArcGIS API for WPF has been renamed to the ArcGIS Runtime SDK 1.0 for WPF and includes new functionality to support local mapping, geocoding and geoprocessing via the runtime local server and a new accelerated display.
The new ArcGIS Runtime SDK for WPF and Java on Windows is now available to all Esri Developer Network (EDN) subscribers. This new SDK provides the development tools and resources that allow you to create focused mapping applications. The SDK enables you to integrate both online and local maps, locators, and geoprocessing models to create rich, highly functional GIS applications that take full advantage of the Java platform for Desktop or Microsoft’s WPF technology.
The ArcGIS 10.1 Pre-release program has come to a close, and the final release of ArcGIS 10.1 is expected to be available in the next few weeks. Thanks for all the great feedback during beta and pre-release. The 10.1 release has lots of new and exciting capabilities. For more information on ArcGIS 10.1 visit http://www.esri.com/whatscoming. And for details on what’s new, check out this PDF that list all the new functionality.
I’m happy to announce the availability of the Pre-Release of the new ArcGIS Runtime SDK for WPF and Java. For more information visit www.esri.com/runtime.
ArcGIS Runtime SDK for WPF and Java enables developers to build rich, highly functional GIS applications that take full advantage of the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) or the Java SE platform, yet the applications can have a small footprint.
In a connected scenario, the application can consume content and services from ArcGIS Server, or ArcGIS Online (including hosted services available as part of an ArcGIS Online subscription), and Portal for ArcGIS. In a disconnected scenario (your users don’t have a network or Internet connection), you can provision their devices with local packages containing GIS resources, such as maps, data, and geoprocessing tools, so that users can work while disconnected. Spatial analysis, geocoding, routing, and editing can all be performed against the local packages.
Your application can have both online and local content and capabilities.ArcGIS Runtime allows for modular deployment; you select the subset of ArcGIS Runtime components necessary to support the GIS functionality you have chosen to include with your application.
The National Geographic basemap has now been added to the File > Add Data > Add Basemap dialog in ArcGIS Desktop 10. It has also been added into the list of basemaps that appears if you choose the File > Add Data From ArcGIS Online command in ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1.
In the Add Basemap dialog, the Shaded Relief basemap entry has been removed in order to make space for the National Geographic basemap and keep the number of basemaps to 12. However, we have updated the Terrain basemap so that it includes the Shaded Relief service. So if you want to add shaded relief to your map, choose the Terrain basemap, and then in the Table Of Contents you can choose between the terrain service and the shaded relief service, whichever looks best for your map. The layer also includes reference overlays that you can turn on.