Category Archives: Services
(Contributed by Mark Romero, Esri Imagery Team, Broomfield, Colorado)
In response to Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines, the US Government has provided access to a vast amount of DigitalGlobe Imagery for humanitarian purposes. This imagery can be accessed for free through the DigitalGlobe FirstLook Premium Service that’s part of ArcGIS Online. The service is constantly updated as imagery becomes available giving users’ access to the latest imagery. The service is easily accessible through ArcGIS Online and be can be used in any Esri client on the web, desktop, or mobile. This blog post outlines the steps to connect to these feeds in ArcMap. It demonstrates the benefits of working with metadata only available through a dynamic image service.
Do you work with Feature Services? Do you want to use geoprocessing tools or Python to perform analysis with ArcGIS for Desktop? Here’s a few quick tips for using a hosted feature service from arcgis.com or your own ArcGIS for Server … Continue reading
In ArcPad 10.2, direct support for synchronization with feature services was introduced as a replacement for synchronizing with the ArcPad Extension for ArcGIS Server. This new feature is easy to use and especially easy to incorporate into your existing ArcPad … Continue reading
This is a reminder that complimentary use of Microsoft’s Bing Maps with ArcGIS software will be phased out by December 31, 2013.
To continue using Bing Maps with ArcGIS after December 31, you will need to obtain your own Bing Maps key directly from Microsoft, then input the key into your ArcGIS products. We recommend that you start this process right away to avoid any service disruption. Continue reading
This is a reminder that the legacy geocoding and routing services will be retired on December 31, 2013. These services include: Geocoding European Address Locator North American Address Locator North American Address Locator (ArcGIS 10 style) United States Street Locator United … Continue reading
During the ArcGIS Server for Administrators technical workshops at the 2013 Esri International User Conference, two demo applications were presented; Popular Extents and Services Dashboard: Popular Extents This application plots extents requested from a map service as graphics in a … Continue reading
If you create a mosaic dataset in a file geodatabase on a Windows machine, and then copy it over to a Linux machine, your paths within the mosaic dataset will be incorrect. To publish the Windows mosaic dataset as an … Continue reading
By Steve Kopp, Esri For the water resources community, one of the highlights at this year’s Users Conference was the public beta release of the watershed delineation service in ArcGIS Online. This geoprocessing service is now available to everyone with … Continue reading
This post explains how you can use the power of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to create tiled map caches for use with ArcGIS Server. To provide some quick background: Map caching is a way you can speed up web … Continue reading
Recently Microsoft Windows Azure announced the General Availability of Virtual Machines. This allows you to start a virtual machine in the Windows Azure cloud (similar to what you can do with Hyper-V) while leveraging Windows Azure cloud features. It also means that you can now deploy ArcGIS 10.1 for Server on a Windows Azure virtual machine.
The ArcGIS for Server team is offering a workspace on http://ideas.esri.com under the name “Using ArcGIS 10.1 for Server on Microsoft Windows Azure”. You can join this workspace to find documents on how to deploy ArcGIS for Server on Windows Azure virtual machines. The workspace is also a great place to provide information about your interest in Windows Azure, give feedback, ask questions, and learn about the latest updates.
Although Windows Azure is not currently an officially supported platform for ArcGIS 10.1 for Server, Esri Support can still take your calls and will attempt to duplicate any issues on a supported platform. If the issue can be duplicated on the supported platform it will be logged for further investigation. See the Esri Supported Environment Policy for more information. Esri is looking into offering more extended support for Windows Azure virtual machines in the future.
Contributed by Marwa Mabrouk of Esri Product Management