Tag: ArcGIS Web Mapping API
New versions of the ArcGIS API for Silverlight and ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight are now available for download. The 3.3 release is focused on bug fixes and targeted enhancements to improve product quality and integration with the ArcGIS platform. Changes include:
- Support for GdbVersion on ArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer and RelationshipParameter classes
- Support for feature collection items in web maps
- Exposed symbol properties to modify the editing experience with Editor, TemplatePicker, and EditorWidget
- Support for OAuth authentication when connecting to ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS content
- Support for services with multi-point geometry
- Fallback to authentication using proxy when service connections fail
In addition to the changes above, the 3.3 release includes support for Visual Studio Community 2013. You can learn more about what’s new in the API here, and what’s new in the Viewer here. The Viewer’s source code is available on GitHub here.
In recent years, the Internet and the advancement of technology have enabled a wider audience to get access to geospatial information which in turn creates a demand for accessing and using spatial analysis over the web. You can provide these types of applications using geoprocessing services authored using ArcGIS for Desktop and published with ArcGIS for Server. The new Esri training seminar “Sharing Analysis Workflows on the Web Using Geoprocessing Services” describes how to use ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop and Server to author and publish geoprocessing services and use them in web applications.
To access the course, click here
This is the developer event for ArcGIS. Plan now to attend and get the inside developer details on ArcGIS 10.1
For the second year in a row, Esri won in the Mapping and GIS Components category of Visual StudioMagazine’s (VSM’s) Readers Choice Awards for its ArcGIS API for Microsoft Silverlight/Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). In addition, Esri received merit awards for ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS for SharePoint.
Esri created the ArcGIS API for Microsoft Silverlight/WPF for developers who want to create web-based mapping applications quickly and easily with minimal coding. Many governments and businesses use the API because it provides an intuitive framework for creating GIS web applications, such as data portals and interactive map viewers, and combines multiple technologies into a single development platform. Esri received the same recognition for the API in the 2010 VSM Readers Choice Awards.
This is the first year Esri received merit for ArcGIS for Desktop in the GIS and Components category. ArcGIS for Desktop is a complete system for managing, analyzing, and serving maps and geographic information. Esri also won its first merit award in the SharePoint Tools and Components category for ArcGIS for SharePoint, an out-of-the-box software solution that helps users quickly create, display, and share tabular information on dynamic interactive maps within SharePoint.
“It is gratifying to see our mapping tools being widely adopted and used by the developer community,” says Jack Dangermond, Esri president.
The VSM Readers Choice Awards are based on the responses of hundreds of select VSM subscribers. The online ballot, which was compiled by the editors of VSM, included more than 400 products.
“We’re honored to have been recognized by the Visual Studio Magazine community for the second year in a row,” says Art Haddad, lead software architect at Esri. “It’s great to be recognized for ArcGIS API for Microsoft Silverlight/WPF and especially to see the complete ArcGIS system receive meritorious recognition in the GIS and Components category.”
The winners are highlighted in the November issue of Visual Studio Magazine. Visit Visual Studio Magazine to see the full list of award recipients.
The primary theme for ArcGIS 10.1, which is expected to be released in early 2012, is sharing and collaboration. Users will find that this release makes it simpler to put mapping and geospatial analytics into the hands of more people without requiring that they be GIS experts. ArcGIS users will be able to deliver any GIS resource, such as maps, imagery, geodatabases, and tools, as a web service. The ability to access these services will be built into ArcGIS, as well as any application built with one of the ArcGIS APIs.
With this release, cloud computing—both public and private clouds—will play an increasingly critical role in how users get their work accomplished. ArcGIS software will take advantage of the powerful, scalable, and ubiquitous nature of cloud infrastructures to store and distribute geospatial content. Users will be able to easily package their maps and layers and make that content available to staff, stakeholders, partners, or the public via online groups while maintaining complete control and ownership of their content. Additionally, users will be able to quickly deploy GIS servers in the cloud when they need them as fully functional production systems for publishing services and supporting desktop, mobile, and web applications.
At 10.1, ArcGIS for Server will run natively on 64-bit operating systems. Users will notice significant performance improvements for activities such as web editing, map caching, spatial analysis, finding addresses, and using imagery.
Imagery will also be better integrated into the core of ArcGIS. ArcGIS will not only make it simpler to use imagery but also support more imagery sources, as well as lidar and radar.
An exciting addition to ArcGIS at 10.1 will be ArcGIS Runtime, which lets developers create and deploy focused, stand-alone GIS applications for desktop users, who have been asking for a small, lightweight deployment that, in terms of capabilities, fits between ArcGIS Engine and the ArcGIS Web Mapping APIs. The new runtime is designed for both desktop and cloud development. It has a fast display and does not require installation; it can be run directly from a CD. The learning curve for the new runtime is expected to be very gentle for developers familiar with the web APIs.
In addition to these enhancements to ArcGIS, Esri has also concentrated on providing core GIS tools to help users create better maps. These tools range from dynamic legends to contextual generalization, the ability to track edits, parcel editing tools, analysis tools, and a whole lot more.
Finally, as Esri moves toward ArcGIS 10.1, Python is becoming foundational to ArcGIS. It essentially bridges the gap between GIS analysts and programmers.
We will be sharing more and more about what’s coming in ArcGIS 10.1 over the next few months so check back often.
Yesterday the following was added to the ArcGIS Beta Community at: http://betacommunity.esri.com
- ArcGIS API for Microsoft Silverlight
- ArcGIS API for Microsoft WPF
- ArcGIS API for Windows Phone
- ArcGIS Viewer for Microsoft Silverlight
These are all public (open) betas that anyone can join. So if you are Microsoft developer, today is a good day.