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We are pleased to announce the release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for OS X. This is a new SDK release for the Mac platform. Applications created with this SDK can either be installed or be distributed using the Apple … Continue reading
ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt is designed to help C++ developers use the Digia Qt framework to create highly functional GIS applications that use local services, yet the applications can have a small footprint. Local services allow for disconnected work in the field; an ArcGIS Server connection is not required.
We are pleased to announce the 10.2 beta release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Windows Store apps. The ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Windows Store apps provides a high performance mapping experience for modern apps on Windows 8 and Windows RT. The SDK is founded on an ArcGIS core runtime, built for the Windows Runtime, and provided for use by .NET developers. The beta release of the SDK includes support for building XAML/.NET Windows Store apps. Use the SDK to:
- Mash-up map, feature, and image services from ArcGIS Online and your own on-premise ArcGIS Server to create unique maps
- Search for features in a map using spatial or SQL criteria
- Sketch points, lines and polygons on the map
- Match addresses to locations (geocode) and locations to addresses (reverse-geocode)
- Generate routes and driving directions
- Use the geometry engine to perform geometric operations and compute spatial relationships between features
- Search and use items in ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS
Download the SDK from the Esri Beta Community. To start, you’ll need an Esri Global account, registered with the Beta Community. Once registered, fill out a brief survey to be accepted into the beta program. Once in the program, click on the Software Downloads link under the Project Resources section (bottom of the table of contents), download the VSIX file and install. Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8 is required.
We invite you to browse the documentation for the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Windows Store apps at: http://developers.arcgis.com/en/windows-store
We also provide a set of repositories on GitHub with source code to help you get started and enhance your Windows Store apps quickly and easily:
- Download and use the interactive SDK to view brief, instructive samples on how to use the product: https://github.com/Esri/arcgis-samples-winstore
- Download and use the toolkit to enhance the SDK with addition controls: https://github.com/Esri/arcgis-toolkit-winstore
We encourage you to participate and look forward to your feedback in the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Windows Store apps forum (login with your Esri Global account): http://forums.arcgis.com/forums/231-ArcGIS-Runtime-SDK-for-Windows-Store-apps.
ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Windows Store apps Team
Here is another quick installment of how to code something with the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java that you may have had to do previously in ArcObjects. It is so quick that it may not even warrant the overhead of reading a … Continue reading
The use of a Definition Expression is an extremely powerful technique for displaying a subset of features in a layer that is satisfied by a standard SQL statement. For example, I have a “countries” layer used in my map, but at certain times in my application’s life-cycle I may only want to display Germany on the map. I could apply a temporary definition expression to the layer by giving a query such as “Country_name = ‘GERMANY’”. At this stage, only the polygon feature for Germany will be available for display and querying in that map layer.
ArcGIS applications built with the Runtime SDK for Java (or WPF, by the way) can have this same capability.
With our recent release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android v10.1.1 we dropped support for Android 2.2 API level 8. This allowed us to move up our support level to Android 2.3.3 API level 10 which has almost half, 47.4%, of the Android platform distribution as of Jan. 3, 2013. This is causing projects built prior to v10.1.1 not to be recognized by our Eclipse feature tooling. Continue reading
Google’s Android team recently released the ADT Bundle which provides everything you need to develop with the Android SDK including a version of the Eclipse IDE with a built in ADT (Android Developer Tools) plugin. This greatly simplifies setting up an Android developer environment.
Eclipse 3.8 and 4.2 were released concurrently as part of the Juno release. The Android team uses the 3.8 platform which is just the core and not a full packaged release. Features and plugins can be added from within the IDE. The Android team bundles the ADT in this fashion. You can install and develop with the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android v10.1.1 and the ADT bundle in the same way you would install and develop with a supported Eclipse platform. When installing features and plugins into the IDE Eclipse will contact all update sites during install to find any required software needed for the plugins. Since 3.8 is part of the Juno release it checks Juno repository during this process and will update the platform to 4.2. This results in ADT bundle branding and appearance to be overridden by Eclipse Juno. In order to keep the ADT branding you must make sure that the installer dialog checkbox for ‘Contact all update sites during install to find required software’, is not selected as shown below:
You can track this issue with Android.
We are pleased to announce the release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android v10.1.1. This release adds support for Network Analysis, secure communication using PKI client certificates, creating samples from ArcGIS Online, new layer types supporting KML, WMS, & Open Street Map, and much more. You can download the SDK here.
Those of you closely following the SDK releases will notice that the version number of this release (10.1.1) is significantly different from the version numbers we’ve been using in the past. This was done to synchronize the version numbers between various Runtime SDKs (Android, Java SE, WPF, Windows Phone) and the overall ArcGIS system. This synchronization not only reflects a common path of evolution going forward for each of the SDKs, but also a commonality in terms of their functionality and architecture.
We invite you to browse our updated ArcGIS Resources site. We have added lots of new developer guide documentation, updated our javadoc, and introduced online samples to compliment the samples that come with the SDK. We look forward to sharing all the new features with you as well as your feedback through our forum.
‘Tis the season for “What’s New” blog posts, right? That’s because the the ArcGIS Runtime SDKs are releasing at the same time, give or take a day or two, to ring in the 2013 new year! So, in keeping with this trend , we bring you some exciting insights into what is about to be released in the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for WPF product. EDN subscribers can look for this important update on the Customer Care portal shortly before Christmas (which is coming up way too fast!). The formal announcement will be forthcoming. As you may have heard, these SDK version numbers have been synchronized as “10.1.1″. Stay tuned for more information about this and why this makes sense. Continue reading
2012 is coming to a close. Already. We have all witnessed and experienced lot of great innovation within the ArcGIS System this past year. Now, to kick off your 2013, we are preparing a very exciting ”update” of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android, a version we are calling the 10.1.1 update. You’ll hear a lot more about the new version numbers soon, but in this quick post, we want to unveil some highlights for you. So here we go…
- There are new Network Analyst Tasks for supporting the following operations (in an “always connected” scenario) :
- Service Area
- Closest Facility
- We’ve added a new “Find” Task for searching through multiple layers and fields in a Map.
- There is now support for continuous panning in the Map across the International Date Line (“wrap around”).
- Time aware layers – We’ve added support for time-aware layers which store information about the changing state of a dataset over time.
- Highlight Features – Selected features have highlight symbology representation. There was always feature highlighting, but they were simple symbols.
- PKI Security support for accessing secured services from ArcGIS Online.
- Graphic elements in a GraphicsLayer now have a Z order property, giving developers control and management of the draw order of graphic objects.
- We’ve implemented a new Geocode service, which now handles single-line input fields.
New Layer Types
- KML (Support is limited to KML over the Internet)
- CSV- A comma-separated list of values (CSV) storing tabular data in plain text format.
- Open Street Map
- New Samples Wizard that includes remote samples from ArcGIS online – Sample wizard has been re-designed to allow for local or remote samples to be brought into your Eclipse developer environment.
- The Javadoc has a new look and feel
- Javadoc API searching made easier - you can search directly in the API reference.
- UML model integration into the Javadoc - There is much better visualization of object model relationships inside the API.
Changes to the API
- Advanced Symbology API changes have been made to support the updated 2525C Symbol Dictionary
- 10.1 Query Improvements
This new update strengthens the ArcGIS Android API for building world-class geo-centric applications for phones and tablets. We encourage your involvement in working with this new update, so stay tuned for the announcement in a short couple of weeks, and let us and your developer community hear from you on the user forums and on twitter: @ArcGIS_Runtime.