Monthly Archives: August 2012

Vehicle Commander Template is available for download

Vehicle Commander Application parts

The Vehicle Commander Template is available for download from  The vehicle commander application template is a model for developing an in-vehicle situational awareness application using ArcGIS Runtime SDK 1.0 for Java. You can use the Vehicle Commander template to … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight – New samples available!

We’re pleased to announce the release of two new samples for ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight: Query Related Records & Go To Coordinates. These samples are built on the ArcGIS API for Silverlight v2.4 and work with the current version of ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight (v1.0.1). Continue reading

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Field mapping and Python scripting

Field Map in the Append (Managemnet) tool dialog

A number of geoprocessing tools including Spatial Join (Analysis), Append (Management), Merge (Management), Feature Class To Feature Class (Conversion), and Table To Table (Conversion), have a parameter for controlling how fields from the input dataset(s) are processed and written, or … Continue reading

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Business Analyst 10.1 Performance Improvements – Really fast drivetime service areas

This is the second in a series of blogs about what’s new in Business Analyst 10.1.

Back when we released Business Analyst 10.0, I wrote a blog series where I illustrated some of the dramatic performance improvements of the Business search and data aggregation engines inside the ArcGIS extension.  You can view these blogs here:

Now that we have released the Business Analyst 10.1, I thought I would highlight one of the key performance improvements of this release.  Network Analyst drivetime service areas are dramatically faster with this release.  Much like we improved the speed of the data aggregation and reporting in the 10.0 release, drivetime service areas are 60x +++ faster with this release.  Continue reading

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Consuming WebMaps from with ArcGIS Runtime for iOS

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ArcGIS Online brings the concept of WebMaps, a ready to use intelligent map that includes a way to “mashup” of all your data. WebMaps are highly configurable for any user wanting to tell a story or share their geographic information. … Continue reading

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The Military Aspects of Terrain Template is available for download

Key Terrain

Terrain has long been recognized as a critically important factor in military operations; a clear understanding of how the terrain can shape the battlefield environment is essential in military planning. The Military Aspects of Terrain template, now available for download, is … Continue reading

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2012 Esri User Conference impressions from the Flex development team

Apache Flex

The Esri User Conference in San Diego, CA is always a great opportunity to learn about new Esri technology trends, reconnect with your colleagues, and meet some new folks in the community. This year was no different and we would … Continue reading

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Does your mosaic dataset look like a checkerboard?


Do any of your mosaic dataset items have a checkerboard pattern? If this is the case, it means that there is a problem accessing your mosaic dataset items. Any failure in opening a mosaic dataset item will result in a … Continue reading

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Python Add-Ins – How to add built-in commands to your custom toolbar or menu


This blog shows how you can add existing built-in commands to your existing custom toolbar or menu. ArcGIS 10.1 introduced Python to the list of languages for creating desktop add-ins. To get started with Python add-ins or to learn more … Continue reading

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Esri and Open Source Software: More Please


A few weeks ago GeoIQ joined Esri and, augmented by a few other Esri employees, we formed the Esri R&D Center, Washington DC, a.k.a the DC Dev Center. We immediately launched into action and are having fun brainstorming with our … Continue reading

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