Tag Archives: ArcGIS Server
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
More organizations are moving towards using ArcGIS.com hosted feature services to serve data. One common task that has become a popular question of late is, “How do I automatically update the data within this hosted service?” For example, your organization may want to push nightly updates to keep synchronized with the daily changes made by your Desktop users. One of the easiest ways this can be done as this blog describes, is by overwriting the feature service completely with an updated one.
The following Python script demonstrates how to:
- Turn a map document into a sddraft.
- Modify the XML inside with the appropriate settings.
- Analyze the draft for errors.
- Stage the sddraft into a .sd (service definition) file.
- Upload the service to ArcGIS.com. Note that this code shares the feature service with everyone on ArcGIS.com.
Looking ahead to 2013, we want to share with you our plans for the ArcGIS for Local Government solution. In 2013, we’re excited to incorporate the functionality emerging across the entire ArcGIS platform into the ArcGIS for Local Government solution. Our focus in 2013 will be on ArcGIS Online and expanding the maps and apps in the solution offering. We want to make it easier for you to deploy ArcGIS Online in your organization, and enhance the solution offerings so you can continue to expand the value of GIS in your organization. Continue reading
As the New Year kicks in to high gear, we wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for their participation and feedback in 2012. We really appreciate the ongoing dialog with our local government users and look forward to … Continue reading
At the start of this new year, we’re happy to announce that a new version of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS is now available. . This release adds support for commonly requested functionality such as advanced military symbology, secure communication using PKI client certificates, simulating location updates, sorting and grouping query results, and much more. You can download the SDK here.
(contributed by: Bradley Songer, Esri Account Executive, @GeographicTech) A portion of this fall’s Transform Your Organization seminar series described the steps to add ArcGIS for Server map services to ArcGIS Online. It was an “Aha!” moment for many attendees who … Continue reading