Have you ever been doing a process that you have done time and time again, but the results are different or acting sporadic? Examples of this could be an inability to snap a to layer, being unable to save your … Continue reading
Esri is pleased to announce that ArcGIS for Windows Mobile 3.0 was released today, and is available for download on the Esri Customer Care Site. ArcGIS for Windows Mobile 3.0 is compatible with ArcGIS 10.1 software, and the versions have been renamed to 3.x to better align with other mobile offerings from Esri.
For more information from the development team visit the related blog post on the ArcGIS Blog.
Are you working to put together a migration plan for the transition to ArcSDE 10.1? There are some new changes for connecting and disconnecting users with ArcSDE 10.1!
Good to Know
One of the more significant changes with ArcSDE 10.1 is that the default means of connecting to the geodatabases is via Direct Connections. And gone is the script, i.e. sde:sqlserver:servername, replaced by simply providing the instance name where the RDBMS resides.
In Support Services, as we answer various types of ArcPad calls throughout the day, we are often asked the magical question:
Which version of ArcPad should I install onto my desktop and mobile device?
Which is always followed up with:
Where can I get the latest version of ArcPad?
Subscriptions for ArcGIS Online has officially launched and is now available for purchase or a 30-day free trial.
With ArcGIS Online, organizations can create feature and tile services, publish their maps and data in the Esri cloud, and leverage all of the existing basemaps to create great looking maps that can be shared with others. With an ArcGIS Online account, administrators can also manage user accounts, permissions and content.
I’ve been doing some load testing against ArcGIS Server recently, and it came to mind that while we often tell users to use load testing tools prior to going public with a GIS application, we don’t go into too much detail into how to go about setting up those tests. In this blog, I’ll describe how to configure and run tests using an open source Java tool called JMeter to assist with load testing your GIS Server installation and application. Continue reading
The Esri International User Conference is just around the corner, and Support Services is preparing for another year of presentations and live support!
Tech Support Events
Esri Support Services (ESS) will be giving presentations and demonstrations throughout the User Conference on a variety of topics such as troubleshooting issues in ArcGIS, streamlining the support experience, and developing your staff with Esri training. We’ll have discussions on what’s working and what can be improved in Esri Support to help us best respond to the ever-changing demands in the marketplace and give you options on the best way to resolve technical concerns. For a complete listing of presentations and times, visit Support Appointments – Support Exhibits.
A common question that I see in Desktop Support is “Why is ArcMap performing so slowly?” This can be a particularly tricky question as the answer depends on so many factors. For some, the answer is related to having a DEM with ½ centimeter accuracy turned on for the entire contiguous U.S., along with parcels, hydrology, streets network, and land use data for an entire county, with a 50% transparency set to each layer. Of course this example is an exaggeration, but it is true that we (myself included) expect our computers to handle whatever we throw at them and still get optimal performance. While the solution to the question can sometimes be to reduce the amount of layers ArcMap needs to draw, there can be times where the analyses that we are running are completely reasonable and the performance that we are experiencing is not. Here are several troubleshooting steps that resolve a lot of performance related issues that I see in Desktop Support.
The Add Raster to Mosaic Dataset tool has many input options to consider when adding your data, including choice of raster type. Within the help documentation, there are twenty one different raster types to choose from among sensor products, aerial imagery, … Continue reading
CityEngine, through the use of CGA rules, allows for mass modeling of cities. In the current software, GIS support is available in the advanced version of CityEngine. You can access values such as land use, building heights, roof type, tree heights, etc. from a GIS feature’s attribute table and then use that value to drive mass modeling rules. Below is a screen shot from the CityEngine Inspector window that shows GIS attributes for a shape that has been initialized for use through a rule file. Continue reading