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The public beta version of ArcGIS Explorer Desktop 2012 is now available to install. This represents a significant release with many new capabilities.
Here at Esri, we always try to help one another out. Well the Local Government team asked if we could expand the functionality of the Attribute Assistant and make a series of construction tools to help with address data management workflows; and we obliged. We came up with some pretty cool new rules for the attribute assistant and some interesting construction tools that will be used to streamline address maintenance workflows. Even though these have been designed for managing address information, you may find them very helpful. Let’s first take a look at these new attribute assistant rules.
The first rule we needed to create was CASCADE_ATTRIBUTE. This rule will allow you to make a change to an attribute in a table or layer and push that new attribute value to every feature that contains the value. So in the address world, we have implemented a Master Street Name table. Say a road was renamed, we can go into the table, change the road name, and the rule will open up the Road Centerline layer and make that change to every road with the old name, then open up the Site Address Point Layer and update the road name as well. Pretty cool, huh?
The second rule we created was VALIDATE_ATTRIBUTE_LOOKUP. This rule will validate an attribute change against a look up table or layer. Let’s look out how you would use this in address land. If I created a new road and I want to make sure the road name matches a road in the Master Street Name table, I can set this rule up to monitor my Street Name field and check that value against the Master Street Name table. The cool thing about this rule is all I have to do is enter a piece of the road information. If it finds more than one record in the street name table, it presents a prompt, where you can select any of the matching values. How is that for data validation?
I also mentioned we are working on some new construction tools. These are still in development, but here is what we are working towards. One tool will allow the user to click a reference point, in our case, an address point that represents the location on the centerline of which the address is derived, create this point if it does not exist, then create a series of site address points with information from that reference point or the centerline underneath it. So basically, you can create a series of points all with information from source point. The second is a tool to draw a new road and split any intersecting roads and prorate their address information.
If you want to try the new rules out, as well as a few other enhancements, we have posted a beta of the tools on the forum.
Mike from the Water Team
Version 2.1 Beta of ArcGIS for SharePoint is now available. This will be the first public beta of ArcGIS for SharePoint, and is being made available as part of the Esri Beta Community. To get the beta, just go to the beta community, sign up, fill out a short survey, and download the setup.
This release is built on version 2.2 of the award-winning ArcGIS API for Silverlight. The beta offers many new features and enhancements, including:
- Map Contents with Legend Capabilities
- Editing support with feature services
- Pop-ups on click
- Automatic updates on all layer types
- On-demand feature retrieval for ArcGIS feature layers
- Support for proxy-secured layers
- Wrap-around support in the Map Web Part
- Localization (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish)
You can find more details on what the release includes in the What’s new in 2.1 topic. To get started using ArcGIS for SharePoint, refer to our online help. To explore building your own tools and functionality, check out the ArcGIS for SharePoint Interactive SDK. And if you have questions or run into issues, don’t forget to use the Beta Community’s forums and bug reporting capabilities.
Thanks for your interest in ArcGIS for SharePoint. We look forward to hearing your feedback on the Beta Community site.
The ArcGIS for SharePoint Development Team
We’re very excited to announce the Beta 2 release of the Silverlight Viewer. As with the previous beta, to get the bits just go to our Beta Community Web site, sign up, and download the setup. We’ve listened to the great feedback provided by the beta testing community thus far and have strived to make the product better. Two key areas we focused on were making the installation and set-up process much easier and enhancing the overall user experience.
Highlights of What’s New in the Beta 2 release:
- Simplified user experiences
- Adding tools
- Configuring geoprocessing services
- Set-up and install
- On-demand feature retrieval
- Auto-update on ArcGIS Server services
- Ability to specify URL directly to service or layer
- Support for secure services
- Map Contents with Legend capabilities
- Pop-Ups on click
- Save As and Copy site functionality
- Attribute table enhancements
- Geoprocessing service input parameters support for geoprocessing choice list and MultiValue list
- Map extent as input geometry
- More layouts
- Localization support
- Developer enhancements
- Configurable controls
- Support for tool configuration wizards
More detailed information is available at What’s New in ArcGIS Viewer for Microsoft Silverlight (Beta 2).
Thank you for your continued interest and participation in the ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight beta. We appreciate all your feedback and input. Let us know what you think about Beta 2 and keep the feedback coming!!!
ArcGIS Silverlight Development Team
After several months of hard work, the Desktop Team, is about to release beta 1 of ArcGIS 10.1. We encourage everyone to get involved with the beta program. For more info on beta see this post.
For more information on the themes for 10.1 checkout this new online article from ArcNews
Do you have summer or vacation plans for July?
July is going to be a busy month here at Esri as we have the International User Conference in San Diego and plan to release ArcGIS 10.1 Beta 1 in July. I hope that you’ll be able to join us in San Diego and be a part of the beta program. We need your help and feedback on the beta release.
We are going to use the ArcGIS Beta Community site available at http://betacommunity.esri.com
for the ArcGIS 10.1 beta program. You can sign up for the community
today, but the 10.1 beta program isn’t open for registration yet. It
will be open in a few weeks. Domestic users need to be current on
maintenance and approved by the maintenance contact for their
organization to participate. International users need to be nominated by
ArcGIS 10.1 Beta 1 is planned for release this July. We are going to use the ArcGIS Beta Community site available at http://betacommunity.esri.com for the ArcGIS 10.1 beta program. You can sign up for the community today, but the 10.1 beta program isn’t open for registration yet. It will be open in a few weeks. Domestic users need to be current on maintenance and approved by the maintenance contact for their organization to participate. International users need to be nominated by their distributor.
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.
Version 2.2 beta of the ArcGIS API for Microsoft Silverlight, WPF, and Windows Phone is now available for download from our new Beta Community Web site. This new site provides a place where ArcGIS users can test Esri software products before they are released to the public and provide us with feedback on the features and functionality in those products. You’ll need to login with an Esri Global account and walkthrough an initial survey to gain access. Once in the Beta Community you can register for any of the products listed. This includes the 2.2 beta for the ArcGIS API for Microsoft Silverlight, ArcGIS API for Microsoft WPF, and ArcGIS API for Windows Phone.
Here are a few highlights of what’s new in the Silverlight, WPF, and Windows Phone APIs included with 2.2 beta:
- Silverlight API and WPF API now packaged as separate installs
- New Windows Phone API install
- Map and task support for continuous pan, wrap-around mode
- Support for Map Notes and Popups in WebMaps
- Draw new graphic shape types arrow, triangle, circle, and ellipse
- Scale and rotate graphics interactively
- New ScaleLine and Attribution controls
- New GpsLayer integrates with location services (Windows Phone only)
Once registered for a beta program, you can download the software via the Software Download link under the Project Resources section in the sidebar. Use the Resource Center link under the Other Product Resources section to peruse the help. Be sure to review the My To-Do list to complete surveys and provide feedback on problems you encounter or recommendations you want to provide. Use the forums to ask questions and work with the beta community to resolve issues. The screenshot below highlights a couple of these key areas of interest on the ArcGIS API for Microsoft Silverlight beta program home page:
The ArcGIS Silverlight, WPF, and Windows Phone Development Teams