Category: Web

Using AWS CloudFormation with ArcGIS for Server Amazon Machine Images

Recently, templates have been added to the ArcGIS help that you can use to launch ArcGIS Server instances on Amazon Web Services (AWS) using AWS CloudFormation.

AWS CloudFormation lets you deploy and provision instances with the hardware infrastructure and resources you specify in a template. The ArcGIS Server templates allow you to deploy and provision multiple, identical ArcGIS Server instances fronted by an Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) in Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) or Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). This sort of architecture, with redundant ArcGIS Server instances accessed through an ELB, is referred to as a siloed architecture, because each ArcGIS Server instance is not dependent on any of the other ArcGIS Server instances. If one of the ArcGIS Server instances goes down, the ELB can connect to one of the other instances with little to no down-time, making it ideal for users who require high-availability with redundancy.

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Abu Dhabi CityEngine workshop


The Emirate of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates strives to become a leading global destination for visitors from around the world. To achieve this vision, the Abu Dhabi government has created the “Plan Abu Dhabi 2030: Urban Structure … Continue reading

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Using the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex Application Builder source code


The source code is available for the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex Application Builder on GitHub.  In this post, we will cover the benefits of having access to both the Viewer and Application Builder source code.  In a previous post, we covered how to get the source … Continue reading

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Introducing the Data Reviewer Dashboard Widget for ArcGIS Viewer for Flex

Provide insight and raise awareness by reporting the scope and severity of errors in your data

Maintaining data to meet standards of quality is a challenging investment of both time and resources. This is especially true for those organizations with evolving business requirements because the definition of what constitutes “good quality” data keeps changing. As these … Continue reading

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Step-up to the boilerplate


Take some development work off of your plate and get a jump on building ArcGIS API for JavaScript apps by starting with the JavaScript Application Boilerplate. After developing a few ArcGIS Online hosted templates, such as the Social Media and … Continue reading

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Demo Applications: ArcGIS Server for Administrators sessions at the 2013 User Conference

Screen shot of Services Dashboard application

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

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Make an Impact with Your Map


This summer, the Esri Disaster Response Program has responded to several disasters, including floods, tornadoes, and wildfires to provide technical support, software, data and information maps. While we always provide public information maps, one of the most common requests we … Continue reading

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Custom Watersheds at the Click of a Button: Watershed Delineation in ArcGIS Online

Watershed Delineation Geoprocessing Tool

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

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Using the power of Amazon EC2 to build ArcGIS Server map caches


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

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Version 3.4 of ArcGIS API for Flex and ArcGIS Viewer for Flex Released

ArcGIS for Flex

Version 3.4 of both the ArcGIS API for Flex and ArcGIS Viewer for Flex was released on Wednesday July 3rd, 2013. This release has a major focus on integration with the next release of ArcGIS.  Many features to support Portal … Continue reading

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