Monthly Archives: October 2012

Announcing 64-bit Geoprocessing!


At the Esri 2012 User Conference, 64-bit Background Geoprocessing was announced and scheduled to be released with 10.1 service pack 1. Now, with the release of 10.1 service pack 1 the 64-bit Background Geoprocessing installation is available for download from … Continue reading

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My source mosaic dataset items already have statistics, why would I need to re-calculate them?

color balanced

The main reason you will need statistics for each raster dataset is because you want to color balance your mosaic dataset. The mosaic dataset items may have been radiometrically altered through a raster function, and therefore needs the most up … Continue reading

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Understanding the Community Maps Program Contribution Extent

All contributors to the Community Maps Program have a geographical extent associated with their account.  This polygon boundary is used to define the extent of data provided to the program.  We refer to this as the contribution extent.  The program currently supports one contribution extent per contributor, with plans to support multiple extents per contributor in the future. Continue reading

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Look Out! The Brand New Business Analyst iPad App is here!


I’m extremely excited to report that the brand new Business Analyst Online (BAO) iPad app has just hit the Apple App Store.  This is a major release and we’ve incorporated some great new features that we think you’ll love! Note: … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy – Damage Survey Reports on your smartphone

With continued support for emergency operations, the Disaster Response Team within Esri has provided ready-to-use Damage Survey templates for use with iPhones, iPads and Android devices. You can publish these templates within your ArcGIS Online organization and deploy to your response and recovery teams. Continue reading

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Developing with the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android and Intellij IDEA

This post is for ArcGIS Android SDK v10.1.1 and earlier. If you are using ArcGIS Android SDK v10.2 or above please refer to the more recent blog post here.

JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition offers advanced support for development of Android applications.  Currently the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android provides developer tooling exclusively for Eclipse but developers who use alternative Android developer environments can include the required libraries to enable development with the ArcGIS Runtime for Android.  In this post I will walk you through the basics of setting up an IntelliJ IDEA project for ArcGIS Android development. Continue reading

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New features for planning and monitoring map caches in ArcGIS 10.1

Calculate Cache Size

Building a cache of tiled map images can be a great way to speed up your map services, especially detailed basemaps that give your application a geographic context. If you’ve attempted to build a map cache before, you’re probably aware … Continue reading

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Coming soon: Esri Maps for IBM Cognos, Version 4.3.2

The upcoming release of Esri Maps for IBM Cognos offers significant enhancements in the areas of report navigation, querying, and map display. Here are some highlights:

  • Drill-through: Esri Maps for Cognos 4.3.2 is now fully integrated with IBM Cognos drill-through capabilities. Report authors can efficiently create reports that allow IBM Cognos report consumers to click on a map in a report to drill through to information on different report.  Continue reading
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ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight 3.0 released!

The Silverlight team here at Esri is pleased to announce that the next version of the ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight is now available.  We’ve been hard at work since the release of version 1.0.1 to bring you the capabilities you’ve been asking for.  Some of the enhancements in 3.0 include:

  • A configurable search tool that lets you use any ArcGIS Server Locator Service
  • Support for the high quality print service available with ArcGIS Server 10.1
  • A new measure tool that allows you to measure map features and graphics you draw
  • A new spatial bookmarks tool
  • Full source code available for all new tools (listed above)
  • Improved integration with ArcGIS Online, including better support for subscriptions and web maps

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Getting Started with Story Map Templates


Every map tells a story, and you can deliver an enhanced and richer experience by telling your ArcGIS Online web map story using one of the many story map templates. These templates continue to evolve, with new templates coming online … Continue reading

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