Category: ArcGIS Online

World Street Map 2D service updated

10/24/08—The World Street Map 2D map service, ESRI_StreetMap_World_2D, was updated this week to include more recent street data, enhanced cartography, and additional coverage and levels of detail. Updates include:

  • Recent Tele Atlas data and AND mapping data for North America,
    Europe, and other areas.
  • Enhanced cartography (i.e., better hill shading, labeling, symbology,
    and colors).
  • Expanded coverage for international areas, including Eastern Europe, Southern Africa, and selected cities, such as, Ankara, Athens, Istanbul, Jakarta, Moscow, and St. Petersburg.
  • Additional level of detail for large parts of Europe and
    selected urban areas in North America, Europe, and elsewhere.

If you have previously used the ESRI_StreetMap_World_2D
service may need to clear your map cache in order to see the updates.

How to clear the cache in ArcGIS Desktop:

  1. Right-click the service in the table of contents.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click the Cache tab.
  4. Click the Clear Local Cache Now button, and click OK.

How to clear the cache in ArcGIS Explorer:

  1. Click Tools > Options.
  2. Expand Cache and click Disk Cache.
  3. Under Cache Clean Up, select All Caches.
  4. Click the Delete Cache button, and click Yes to confirm. ArcGIS
    Explorer will need to restart as part of this process.
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USA Prime Imagery 3D service updated

10/13/08—The USA Prime Imagery 3D service, I3_Imagery_Prime_World, was updated to include more
recent, high-resolution imagery. Updated imagery was provided by
i-cubed for approximately 40% of the continental United States for this
release. The updated imagery comes from a variety of sources, including
recent NAIP imagery for several states (e.g., Washington, Nevada, Utah,
Arizona, Wyoming, Kansas, Oklahoma, Alabama, New York,  etc.) as well
as updates from Aerials Express for selected cities (e.g., Los Angeles,
San Diego, Phoenix, etc.). This update was applied for the most detailed, large scale levels below 1:50,000-scale for the service.

If you have previously used this service, you may need to clear your cache in order to see the updates.

How to clear the cache in ArcGIS Explorer:

  1. Click Tools > Options.
  2. Expand Cache and click Disk Cache.
  3. Under Cache Clean Up, select All Caches.
  4. Click the Delete Cache button, and click Yes to confirm. ArcGIS
    Explorer will need to restart as part of this process.

How to clear the cache in ArcGlobe:

  1. Right-click the service in the ArcGlobe table of contents.
  2. Click Refresh. It may take several seconds for the cache to be
    cleared.
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Upgrades to ArcGIS Online servers on October 10, 2008

10/10/08—On Friday, October 10, 2008, from 6 PM PST to midnight, ArcGIS Online will undergo system upgrades to improve our infrastructure. We anticipate minimal impact to your applications during this time, but you may need to reconnect to the ArcGIS Online
servers. However, if you experience any ongoing service availability or
performance issues as a result of this change, please post a description of
them to this blog.

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Post Hurricane Ike imagery for Galveston added to World User Imagery service

9/18/08—The World User Imagery 2D and 3D services, CSP_Imagery_World_2D and CSP_Imagery_World, were updated with imagery showing the
aftermath of Hurricane Ike in the Galveston, Texas, area.

ArcMap users can download the attachment below and open the MXD file to view the Hurricane Ike imagery.

ArcGIS Explorer users can download NMF map and layer files from the ArcGIS Explorer Blog.

ArcMap, ArcGlobe, and ArcGIS Explorer users can use the server URL http://services.arcgisonline.com/arcgis/services to access the CSP_Imagery_World_2D and CSP_Imagery_World services.

ArcMap and ArcGlobe users can connect to that server using the GIS Servers > Add ArcGIS Server command in the Add Data dialog or ArcCatalog.

ArcGIS Explorer users can connect to that server using the File > Open dialog and creating an ArcGIS Server connection under ‘Servers’.

If you have previously used these services, you may need to clear your cache in order to see the updates.

How to clear the cache in ArcGIS Desktop:

  1. Right-click the service in the table of contents.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click the Cache tab.
  4. Click the Clear Local Cache Now button, and click OK.

How to clear the cache in ArcGIS Explorer:

  1. Click Tools > Options.
  2. Expand Cache and click Disk Cache.
  3. Under Cache Clean Up, select All Caches.
  4. Click the Delete Cache button, and click Yes to confirm. ArcGIS
    Explorer will need to restart as part of this process.

How to clear the cache in ArcGlobe:

  1. Right-click the service in the ArcGlobe table of contents.
  2. Click Refresh. It may take several seconds for the cache to be
    cleared.
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USA Demographic services now available

9/16/08—Three demographic map services for the USA are now available for population change,
diversity, and median household income. These thematic services present some of
the most valuable current year content created by ESRI’s demographic team.
These services are valuable decision making tools that provide useful nationwide maps for visual overlay and comparison with other local or national data.

The
following services are available:

Additional demographic map services will be made available in the coming months.

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USA Prime Imagery map service on standard server retiring soon

9/15/08—The USA Prime Imagery map service, I3_Imagery_Prime_World_2D, will soon be disabled on the ArcGIS Online Services standard server (i.e., http://services.arcgisonline.com). This premium service was made freely available for preview and testing purposes during the ArcGIS Online Services beta period. Now that the beta period has ended, the USA Prime Imagery service is available for subscription access, including a free trial.

The I3_Imagery_Prime_World_2D service will be disabled on the http://services.arcgisonline.com server on or after Oct. 16, 2008. If you have references to this service built into your maps or applications, you can update them to reference another service such as the World Imagery service, ESRI_Imagery_World_2D, which is a standard service that will continue to be freely available. If you would like to continue using the USA Prime Imagery service, you may subscribe now to this service.

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Sample locator services for Europe and North America now available

9/5/08—New ArcGIS Online Sample Services for geocoding are available for Europe and North America. These sample services are composite geocoders intended for development and testing purposes. Each composite geocoder uses multiple geocoding services, and each service references multiple locators.

Learn more about these sample services at http://sampleserver1.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/Locators.

The sample services are accessible via http://sampleserver1.arcgisonline.com/arcgis
for use by:

  • ArcGIS Desktop Users
  • ArcGIS Engine Developers
  • JavaScript API developers
  • Flex API developers
  • .NET/Java Web Application developers

Developers may also build Web applications and ArcGIS Engine
applications that utilize these sample services.

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Retired ArcGIS Online Services

9/5/08—ESRI has retired a set of services that are no
longer necessary to retain. Most of these services were
replaced with more current or complete services or contained outdated
information that cannot be maintained.

The following services were retired:

Retired Service
Replacement Service
ESRI_StreetMap_NA ESRI_StreetMap_World, which includes more coverage and detail
ESRI_StreetMap_NA_2D ESRI_StreetMap_World_2D, which includes more coverage and detail
I3_Topo_US NGS_Topo_US, which includes more coverage and detail
I3_Topo_US_2D NGS_Topo_US_2D, which includes more coverage and detail
MDA_Satellite_World ESRI_Imagery_World, which includes more coverage and detail
MDA_Satellite_World_2D ESRI_Imagery_World_2D, which includes more coverage and detail
MODIS_BurnZone_SoCal N/A
MODIS_BurnZone_SoCal_2D N/A
NASA_Elevation_World ESRI_Elevation_World, which includes more detail
NASA_SatelliteBathy_World ESRI_Imagery_World, which includes more detail
NASA_SatelliteBathy_World_2D ESRI_Imagery_World_2D, which includes more detail
USGS_Elevation_World ESRI_Elevation_World, which includes more coverage
USGS_FirePerimeter_SoCal N/A
USGS_FirePerimeter_SoCal_2D N/A

In some cases, ESRI recommends a service to use in place of the retired service. ESRI removed any references to
the retired services from our published maps, but, if you are referencing
them in your maps and applications, please update the references.

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Premium Subscriptions for Microsoft Virtual Earth Maps and USA Prime Imagery now available

8/29/08—ArcGIS Online Services Premium subscriptions are now available: 

  • USA Prime Imagery service from i-cubed for use in ArcGIS Desktop or with ArcGIS Server can be previewed in the content showcase on the ArcGIS Online Resource Center home page.
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World Transportation Services Updated

7/31/08—The World Transportation services,
ESRI_Transportation_World and ESRI_Transportation_World_2D,
were updated with new data and improved cartography. The format for the 2D
service was updated to improve file size and enable proper display in Internet
Explorer 6 browsers for Web applications.

If you have previously used these services, you may need to clear your cache in order to see the updates.

How to clear the cache in ArcGIS Desktop:

  1. Right-click the service in the table of contents.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click the Cache tab.
  4. Click the Clear Local Cache Now button, and click OK.

How to clear the cache in ArcGIS Explorer:

  1. Click Tools > Options.
  2. Expand Cache and click Disk Cache.
  3. Under Cache Clean Up, select All Caches.
  4. Click the Delete Cache button, and click Yes to confirm. ArcGIS
    Explorer will need to restart as part of this process.

How to clear the cache in ArcGlobe:

  1. Right-click the service in the ArcGlobe table of contents.
  2. Click Refresh. It may take several seconds for the cache to be
    cleared.
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