Raster datasets have a large assortment of information beyond the basic pixel display. This information is stored in the properties and is helpful in understanding more about the data. Locating the properties of a raster dataset can be a tedious … Continue reading
The Esri Support Services team will be at the 2013 Esri International User Conference, and we will be offering appointments for your technical questions. Specialists in all areas of the software will be available to assist with your questions. Users … Continue reading
A recent Microsoft update (deployed as KB 2732673, KB 2775511, or KB 2824408) may result in data corruption when using ArcGIS on a Windows 7 system and writing data to remote data storage on a Windows Vista, 7, 2008/2008 R2, or 2012 system. This data corruption appears as truncation of a write request and has shown up in file geodatabases and shapefiles.
Microsoft has acknowledged the problem, identified the affected component as RDBSS.sys, and provided further details.
How Microsoft Made These Updates Available
KB 2732673 and KB 2824408 are hotfixes to address specific issues. The KB 2775511 update is a cumulative update that is available exclusively at http://catalog.update.microsoft.com. Because it is available only through the Windows update catalog, the KB 2775511 update is not considered a security update by Microsoft and is not being deployed broadly.
For further information and updates, please see Esri Knowledge Base article 41119.
Having trouble copying an ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight application from one machine to another? I would like to share with you how to transfer ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight applications between machines. Silverlight Viewer applications are not recognized by the Application Builder Home … Continue reading
The ArcGIS Beta Community is a one-stop shop for accessing Esri’s latest, non-released versions of products. As an early participant, you are one of the select few who get to influence future releases of our products and help us improve product quality.
The ArcGIS Beta Community is currently hosting several Beta programs that you can apply for and get insight into some of the really cool products that Esri is releasing over the next several months.
If you are wondering why Bing Maps basemaps are not appearing in the Add Basemap dialog through ArcMap anymore, then this post might answer some of your questions.
Complimentary Use of Microsoft’s Bing Maps with ArcGIS to be Phased Out by December 31, 2013.
ArcGIS will continue to be usable with Bing Maps, but you will need to obtain your own Bing Maps key directly from Microsoft and then input the key into ArcGIS products. We recommend that you start the process of obtaining a Bing Maps key right away if you wish to continue using Bing Maps after December 31.
As we move into an era that utilizes cloud-based services more and more frequently, it becomes inevitable that sometimes we are going to run into issues connecting our desktop machines to those services. Within ArcGIS for Desktop, the issues range from the Add Basemap dialog never loading to the system hanging once you click the “Add” button. Regardless of the exact symptoms, there are a few things that you can try to help narrow down the cause of the problem.
Lidar data is become increasingly available and there are likewise new tools to analyze and display the data. LAS is the public file format for the interchange of three dimensional point cloud data between data users. LAS information can be … Continue reading