Category Archives: Telecommunications
On Wednesday September 19th, Apple will release a new version of their mobile operating system (iOS 6.0) ahead of launching new iPhone 5 devices. In certifying the final release seed of iOS 6.0 we have uncovered several problems with the existing ArcGIS application.
If your organization is currently using the ArcGIS application on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch devices we encourage you to wait until we update to the ArcGIS application before upgrading devices to iOS 6. We are finalizing our changes now and anticipate submitting to Apple’s App Store shortly. Once approved you will receive an update notification on your device and we will send out notification with another blog post.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
We are proud to announce the release and general availability of ArcGIS for Windows Mobile 3.1 from the Esri Customer Care Portal. Once you log in to the Customer Care portal, tap Software Downloads and look for ArcGIS for Windows Mobile product line.
The 3.1 release builds upon the success of 3.0 with minor software enhancements and quality improvements. However, the exciting news with 3.1 is our joint release of ArcGIS for Windows Mobile and Trimble® PositionsTM Software Suite by Trimble®. Continue reading
ArcGIS for Windows Mobile 3.0 opens the door to exciting new opportunities for you to leverage Mobile GIS and streamline your field operational needs. The ArcGIS application, available on rugged handheld devices, is being used today for mapping assets with precision and ease.
With the 3.0 release we have augmented the ArcGIS application with a new task that can be used to map underground assets. Using the Underground Collection Task you can connect your mobile device to a RadioDetection RD8000 Line Locator and accurately map the location and depth of buried pipe and cable.
This Resource Center is getting a facelift and a fresh new look. We’re updating the color and styling of the website, adding tutorials for you to try ArcGIS, improving the gallery and video experiences, and much more.
We’ve been testing the website improvements as part of ArcGIS 10.1 Beta and Prerelease and now, in conjunction with its release, we’re ready to share the website improvements with everyone.
Click here to preview what’s coming. Then, on the evening of 6/12/12, the improvements will be applied to this website: http://resources.arcgis.com. All your bookmarks and page share will continue to work; some pages will just look a little different, and there will be lots of great new content.
In this entry I want to take a closer look at a previous posting on using mosaic datasets for managing RF data in the wireless service provider world. In that article I talked about how mosaics can be very effective for storing larger raster datasets and also for seamlessly recombining them using mosaic operators. These mosaic operators allow users to get the correct best server view of the network across multiple markets and view the raster data as if it were one seamless dataset.
In this article we’ll take a closer look at the details of using these same structures and mechanisms as the enabler for performing outage analysis.
The release of 10.1 is closing in with many of you already in possession of the prerelease version of the software. For those of you using the Telecom Data Model and Fiber Editing Tools you are probably wondering if these will be updated? Well the answer is yes, and for those of you anxious to test things out we are releasing an early beta of the tools running on 10.1 Prerelease.
The 10.1 release of the tools adds some significant changes and improvements:
- Fiber cable configurations are now user editable via an XML file. This allows you to specify any size and configuration of cable. The old drop downs for Buffer Tube and Strand counts are gone. A new GUI is available to allow easy selection of cable configuration.
We just posted the beta of the 10.1 Telecommunications Resource Center.
The new look and feel will hopefully make it easier to find relevant GIS for Telecommunications content that can help solve your business problems. The site incorporates the latest in social media and blogs to help keep you up to date on Esri and partner offerings.
Have you ever wanted to add live weather, recent earthquakes, or perhaps current fire locations to your applications without writing any code? Many of the projects we address in Esri Technical Marketing have this very requirement.
We tackled this challenge by using what we call the Aggregated Live Feed methodology. This process downloads data from live sources such as NOAA and the USGS and aggregates it into a geodatabase, which is then served through ArcGIS Server as map services. You can see some of these feeds in action by visiting any of the ‘latest incident maps’ on the Esri Disaster Response site.
Recently we’ve developed a much simpler approach called ALF-Lite that doesn’t require specialized knowledge of the enterprise geodatabase or third-party components. This methodology can be deployed to any large or small environment that supports Esri’s ArcPy site package. Continue reading
I recently read this article from our maps and cartography team on the topic of Radial Flow Lines and it got me thinking about the potential uses of it for visualizing customer data, more specifically call detail records within a telecom network.