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The ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2 for Java is now available!

Esri is pleased to announce the 10.2 release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java! You can get it now at Just sign up for a free developer subscription, hit the download button and the SDK is yours! Continue reading

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Introducing the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt!

Esri is pleased to introduce the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt, a new C++ SDK for ArcGIS developers! Continue reading

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Version 10.2 of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for WPF is now available!

Version 10.2 of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for WPF is now available for download on the ArcGIS Resource Center.   This is a significant release that includes pivotal fixes and updates, and provides easier access to the product download with more flexible licensing.

Here are a few highlights of what’s new with the WPF SDK:

  • Download the product and develop apps for free.  To get started, create an ArcGIS for Developers account to activate your ArcGIS subscription.   Login to the ArcGIS for Developers site, click on the Licensing menu, and follow the simple instructions.
  • Integration with Visual Studio 2013 and Blend for Visual Studio 2013.
  • Support for a new, simplified, task-based approach to asynchronous programming using async and await.
  • Set the rendering mode for graphics layers and feature layers.  Dynamic mode to retain a dynamic, interactive experience with graphics.  Static mode to improve drawing performance when displaying graphics.
  • Use symbol rotation parameters on renderers.
  • Define label properties for dynamic layers in ArcGIS map services.
  • Support for new ArcGIS Image Service features included with 10.2.
  • Create, update, and delete items on ArcGIS Online or on-premise ArcGIS Portals.
  • Use WebMapViewModel to integrate web maps into apps that employ MVVM design patterns.
  • Use IdentityManager with OAuth2 authentication workflows.

See the Release Notes for more details on what’s new and changed in version 10.2.

Source code for the Toolkit libraries is available on CodePlex and will be made available on GitHub soon.

Note, this release does not contain the new beta features included with other 10.2 ArcGIS Runtime SDKs, such as support for offline use of data for map display, sync-enabled editing, locators, and networks.   The new ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET, discussed in a blog post earlier this year, will support this new offline functionality.  The ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET will be available as 10.2.1 public beta in December 2013.


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ArcGIS Android development with IntelliJ IDEA

With the recent release of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android 10.2 we expanded the SDK to include resources deployed on disk.  These resources include all the API libraries and Javadoc’s to support working outside of the Eclipse developer environment.  Last year, almost to the day, we released a blog post about working with IntelliJ and ArcGIS Android API.  This is a follow up post which updates the process for working with the 10.2 release of the Android SDK. Continue reading

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Version 10.2 of ArcGIS Runtime SDKs for iOS and OS X are now available!

We’re pleased to announce that version 10.2 of ArcGIS Runtime SDKs for iOS and OS X are now available for download. With this release, you can now view, edit, and analyze geographic data entirely on an iOS device or a Mac without needing a network connection. Finally, you can build apps that cut the chord and take GIS out into the wild unknown. Support for iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks is also included so that you can take advantage of new platform features and deploy your apps to the widest possible audience.

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Announcing the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android v10.2 release!

The long awaited release is finally here!  The ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android team is proud to announce the release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android v10.2.  You can download the release here.

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android is the spatial mapping system that powers native Android applications.  It is our goal with this release to provide powerful features to broaden and increase Android mapping applications built with ArcGIS.

New in the API

Some of the new features in ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android 10.2 include:

API Simplification: We introduced a MapOptions class to instantiate a MapView with a pre-defined basemap, zoom level, and map center.

GeometryEngine: Added support for geodesic length, offset, ellipse, and sector operations.

Support for geometries with Z and M values.

New modes for Graphics and Feature layers:  Added support for dynamic and static mode on GraphicsLayer and FeatureLayer for different drawing performance options.

New Feature Interface: Graphic now implements this interface as well as the new Beta GdbFeature class.

New Beta functionality

This release introduces new Beta functionality related to working offline.  This includes the ability to do the following:

TileCacheTask: Clip, export and take tiled map services offline.

GeodatabaseTask: Provided ability to take operational data in hosted feature services offline.

Offline Routing and Geocoding: These tasks work with local locators and networks provisioned on your device.  This requires ArcGIS 10.2.1 locators and networks.


We have made a lot of improvements to the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android.  In past releases the SDK came exclusively as an Eclipse plugin. New at 10.2 the SDK will provide a local files system on disk to allow for easier integration with IDE’s outside of the Eclipse environment as well as local copies of SDK docs, samples, and tools.

New Sample Wizard

We redesigned the New ArcGIS Samples for Android workflow and wizard.  The new samples wizard works with samples in our ArcGIS for Android SDK Samples group on ArcGIS Online (hint: be sure to check the Show ArcGIS Desktop Content under All Results.  This allows us the ability to update and add samples in between release which you can pick up in the Eclipse IDE.

x86 binaries

We added support for x86 binaries which allows you to take advantage of Virtual Machine Acceleration.  We have noticed a significant performance increase in our testing and hope you will enjoy the performance improvements in your testing as well.

SDK Eclipse plugin

The SDK Eclipse plugin is integrated into the downloaded SDK and also provided as a public url updatesite for direct integration within Eclipse.  If you are familiar with installing Eclipse plugins you can use the update site URL as a new Remote Site in Eclipse Software Update dialog.

Visit the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android developers site for more information about ArcGIS Android SDK 10.2. Download the SDK to get started developing or testing with the new version.

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Pan faster than you can say optimizePanAnimation

The 3.7 release of the JavaScript API was a big one, with many great new features. One thing we added was a new map configuration option called optimizePanAnimation. It was a single bullet point in a long list so a follow-up post was in order to explain why we added it and what it does.

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The abc’s of AMD


To help our JavaScript SDK users still grasping Dojo’s AMD pattern we thought it would be worthwhile to compare one of the ‘latest and greatest’ AMD samples to the same app written using the older legacy pattern and discuss the differences.

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ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2 Oktoberfest


The new ArcGIS Runtime SDKs for 10.2 are almost here! And they’re full of new capabilities to help you stay productive when building and deploying your apps. Plus, with this release, the much-anticipated offline API will be available in beta! … Continue reading

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New weapons for your webmaps!


Our latest version of the JavaScript API (version 3.7) includes new map widgets for you to take advantage of and make killer apps. While creating web applications to aid our Disaster Response program, we noticed some commonly used mapping elements … Continue reading

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