Category: Geodata

Resolve recent problems with ArcGIS Pro authorizations

If you are experiencing recent problems with signing in and authorizing ArcGIS Pro, it is likely that your organization was still using beta license entitlements. These beta licenses expired on November 17, 2014. Continue reading

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ArcGIS Pro software licensing changes in beta 5

License status in ArcGIS Pro

The beta 5 release of ArcGIS Pro is now available. You can download it from the ArcGIS Pro website or check for updates within ArcGIS Pro. This release has some important changes to the way you authorize your software license. … Continue reading

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Setting up a small budget Hadoop Cluster for Big Data Analysis

At the 2014 Esri User Conference, the Big Data team gave several presentations, including two technical workshops entitled: ‘Big Data and Analytics: The Fundamentals’ and ‘Big Data and Analytics with ArcGIS’. We presented our open source GIS Tools for Hadoop (shared on GitHub), as well as some research that we’re currently pursuing (exciting things to come!). We gave demos using both our open source tools as well as the prototype tools being currently researched.

For the demos (source data consisted of > 170 million data points that represent all the taxi cab trips in New York City in 2013), we ran all of our analytics on a Hadoop cluster back in Redlands. A twenty node cluster may seem like a big investment (and it can be); but, it doesn’t have to be. Enter the DREDD cluster… Continue reading

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Certain shapefiles crash ArcGIS 10.2

Is ArcGIS 10.2 crashing when attempting to add shapefiles to ArcMap? We see your error reports coming in and we want you to know there’s a fix! For more details about this issue, please see this blog.

This reminder comes from Kirsten Pinkston in Esri Technical Support.

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So What’s GeoNet?

In all the excitement of the 2014 Esri UC, you may not have heard about GeoNet. Maybe you heard the name from Jack’s announcement during the plenary, maybe you got an email or saw it from your social media connections, maybe you’ve logged in but were not sure where to go. In any case, I wanted to help you understand more about GeoNet, how it applies to you and how you can get started.

Purpose of GeoNet
GeoNet is here to extend the user conference experience to 365 days a year. Take all of the networking, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and product support from the conference and combine them into a single community that spans the globe. From that, you have GeoNet. Continue reading

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Big Data ST_Geometry Queries up to 20X Faster in Hive

The Big Data development team at Esri is excited to announce a major performance speedup in ST_Geometry for Hive, which is part of Esri’s open-source Spatial Framework for Hadoop.  The amount of performance gain depends on the type of spatial query run and on the size of the table in Hive.  The biggest gain comes with relational operations such as ST_Contains and ST_Overlaps.  In general, the performance gain will be greater with larger tables — exactly where it helps the most.

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New Forums are on the Way!

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that we will soon be rolling out a new, evolved discussion forum over the next few weeks as part of the new Esri community platform called GeoNet.

For more information and to discuss further, feel free to jump into the conversation here.

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Ready to get your data check-up at Esri UC 2014?

The data health checks are returning to this year’s User Conference. Bring a sample of your data in a file or personal geodatabase and an Esri industry expert will review the overall quality of your data. The health check is a quick and easy way to get an insight into whether or not your data meets your business rules. This year Esri is offering the health checks to users in the following industries: water/wastewater/stormwater, electric & gas, roads & highways, land records and addressing, and 3D. You can sign up for this 45-min review of your data by sending an email to datareviewer@esri.com.  Please include your name, organization, phone, email, dataset you’re bringing and preferred date/time for the appointment.

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Invitation to participate in an Esri software Usability Study at the User Conference

The Esri Development Team invites you to participate in a moderated and recorded Usability Study of 3 specific areas of ArcGIS Pro: GIS Content Management, Raster, and Map Authoring.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Existing ArcGIS for Desktop users
  • ArcGIS Online and App users interested in professional GIS software
  • Users of Esri Solutions (Local Government, Water Utilities, Land Records, Defense, Forestry, Hydrology)
  • Users with varying degrees of experience who manage GIS content, work with raster data, and author maps
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Announcing the ArcGIS Pro beta program

ArcGIS Pro project

Esri is pleased to announce the beta release of ArcGIS Pro, which is a new ArcGIS for Desktop application that provides many exciting features. ArcGIS Pro is designed for GIS professionals who need to visualize, edit, and perform analysis—in both … Continue reading

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