Ian Sims

Ian Sims
Product Engineer at Esri (Redlands, CA). Originally from Warwickshire, England. Exploring, mapping, and photographing the world are my biggest passions.

Recent Posts

Working with SAP HANA in ArcGIS Pro

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In the Esri Performance Engineering Team, we often work with various new technologies.  We also test spatial data sources that can integrate with our Desktop GIS software.  This allows our users to leverage the powerful visualization and analysis features of … Continue reading

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PerfTools (Build 81) for ArcGIS Pro 1.4.x and 2.0.x is now available for download

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The Performance Engineering team is pleased to announce the availability of the new PerfTools Add-in for ArcGIS Pro, versions 1.4.x  and 2.0.x. This is a new release (Build 81) of a widely-used tool for assessing performance of ArcGIS Pro and … Continue reading

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How To: Use ArcGIS Pro PerfTools to measure performance of adding and rendering new layers

Adding new or additional layers to your maps or scenes is a common and essential task when using ArcGIS Pro.  This can have a major impact on performance.  The freely-available PerfTools Add-in for ArcGIS Pro allows you to easily measure these values.  Whether you’ve just rebuilt your spatial index or have made other optimizations, understanding how fast the underlying data loads is pivotal to a  responsive user experience. Continue reading

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How To: Use ArcGIS Pro PerfTools to measure bookmark rendering times

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Whether you’re planning an engaging presentation using ArcGIS Pro, or upgrading hardware in your GIS infrastructure, having an accurate measure of rendering performance is critical for planning purposes.  The freely-available PerfTools Add-in for ArcGIS Pro allows you to easily measure … Continue reading

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PerfTools (Build 1.4.0.61) for ArcGIS Pro 1.2 – 1.4 is now available for download

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**NOTE: The newly-released build 81 of PerfTools for ArcGIS Pro 1.4.x and 2.0.x is available here** The Performance Engineering team is pleased to announce the availability of the new PerfTools Add-in for ArcGIS Pro, versions 1.2 – 1.4.  This is … Continue reading

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PerfQAnalyzer: New 10.5/10.5.x Version (Build172) Available for Download

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The Performance Engineering team at Esri is excited to release a new build of PerfQAnalyzer (PQA) for ArcGIS Desktop 10.5.x.  This build (172) is the same version that we also recently released for Desktop versions 10.0-10.4, which we continue to … Continue reading

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