Monthly Archives: October 2013

ArcGIS Android development with IntelliJ IDEA

With the recent release of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android 10.2 we expanded the SDK to include resources deployed on disk.  These resources include all the API libraries and Javadoc’s to support working outside of the Eclipse developer environment.  Last year, almost to the day, we released a blog post about working with IntelliJ and ArcGIS Android API.  This is a follow up post which updates the process for working with the 10.2 release of the Android SDK. Continue reading

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Version 10.2 of ArcGIS Runtime SDKs for iOS and OS X are now available!

We’re pleased to announce that version 10.2 of ArcGIS Runtime SDKs for iOS and OS X are now available for download. With this release, you can now view, edit, and analyze geographic data entirely on an iOS device or a Mac without needing a network connection. Finally, you can build apps that cut the chord and take GIS out into the wild unknown. Support for iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks is also included so that you can take advantage of new platform features and deploy your apps to the widest possible audience.

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Announcing the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android v10.2 release!

The long awaited release is finally here!  The ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android team is proud to announce the release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android v10.2.  You can download the release here.

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android is the spatial mapping system that powers native Android applications.  It is our goal with this release to provide powerful features to broaden and increase Android mapping applications built with ArcGIS.

New in the API

Some of the new features in ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android 10.2 include:

API Simplification: We introduced a MapOptions class to instantiate a MapView with a pre-defined basemap, zoom level, and map center.

GeometryEngine: Added support for geodesic length, offset, ellipse, and sector operations.

Support for geometries with Z and M values.

New modes for Graphics and Feature layers:  Added support for dynamic and static mode on GraphicsLayer and FeatureLayer for different drawing performance options.

New Feature Interface: Graphic now implements this interface as well as the new Beta GdbFeature class.

New Beta functionality

This release introduces new Beta functionality related to working offline.  This includes the ability to do the following:

TileCacheTask: Clip, export and take tiled map services offline.

GeodatabaseTask: Provided ability to take operational data in hosted feature services offline.

Offline Routing and Geocoding: These tasks work with local locators and networks provisioned on your device.  This requires ArcGIS 10.2.1 locators and networks.


We have made a lot of improvements to the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android.  In past releases the SDK came exclusively as an Eclipse plugin. New at 10.2 the SDK will provide a local files system on disk to allow for easier integration with IDE’s outside of the Eclipse environment as well as local copies of SDK docs, samples, and tools.

New Sample Wizard

We redesigned the New ArcGIS Samples for Android workflow and wizard.  The new samples wizard works with samples in our ArcGIS for Android SDK Samples group on ArcGIS Online (hint: be sure to check the Show ArcGIS Desktop Content under All Results.  This allows us the ability to update and add samples in between release which you can pick up in the Eclipse IDE.

x86 binaries

We added support for x86 binaries which allows you to take advantage of Virtual Machine Acceleration.  We have noticed a significant performance increase in our testing and hope you will enjoy the performance improvements in your testing as well.

SDK Eclipse plugin

The SDK Eclipse plugin is integrated into the downloaded SDK and also provided as a public url updatesite for direct integration within Eclipse.  If you are familiar with installing Eclipse plugins you can use the update site URL as a new Remote Site in Eclipse Software Update dialog.

Visit the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android developers site for more information about ArcGIS Android SDK 10.2. Download the SDK to get started developing or testing with the new version.

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Important Patch Now Available for ArcGIS 10.2

There is an important patch that we wanted to make sure you are aware of…  If you are experiencing crashes when opening Shapefiles, make sure you get this patch (Knowledge Base Article 41680).

At ArcGIS 10.2 there is a shapefile issue which results in a crash. This is caused by a buffer overrun that is most likely to occur when there are large numbers of fields in the dBase file.

The patch to fix this issue is available now for ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop, Engine and Server users.

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Because our World is 3D


We are pleased to announce the release of the 3D GIS landing page on Here you can find in one location: why 3D is important for GIS professionals, an overview of the 3D strengths of the ArcGIS system videos … Continue reading

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Community Maps contributors leverage their contributions across the organization


Community Maps contributors are finding creative ways to leverage their ArcGIS Online accounts. Many of these contributors have created well-designed web maps and applications to meet the goals and business needs of their organization. 

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Water Resources Annual Meeting videos now available on Esri Video!

The Water Resources Annual Meeting videos now available on Esri Video.

If you missed the Water Resources Annual meeting on Sunday, July 7, 2013 (GIS Hydro 2013 Sunday Preconference Seminar), you’re in luck! We recorded the entire day, and each session is available to watch on Esri Video. You can also access … Continue reading

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Download & Install The Business Analyst 2013 Data Update

The 2013 Data is now available for Business Analyst 10.2 Desktop and Server.  This is conveniently available for download on the Customer Care Portal.  For a quick look at how to download, assemble and install we’ve created a 9-min video that outlines the process.

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Google’s ArcGIS Toolbar for the Cloud


Our friends at Google released an integration with the ArcGIS Platform that enables users to access Google Maps Engine content within ArcGIS Desktop. Once the data is in ArcGIS Desktop, you can use all the advanced visualization and analysis capabilities … Continue reading

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Skip Factor – Part Deux (Best practices when calculating statistics)


Last week’s blog incited quite a bit of internal discussion on the raster team here at ESRI regarding the best practices when calculating stats, so I wanted to share some of those insights with you. You don’t always have to … Continue reading

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