Category: ArcGIS Online

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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USA Prime Imagery 2D service updated

7/22/08—The USA Prime Imagery 2D service, I3_Imagery_Prime_World_2D, 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.

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USA Topographic Map services updated

7/22/08—The USA Topographic Map services, NGS_Topo_US and NGS_Topo_US_2D, were updated to include detailed topo maps for the United States with shaded relief imagery. The updates also include more detailed topo maps for Alaska and Hawaii and improvements to the overall image quality of the topo maps. This update was a full replacement of cache at all scales below 1:2m scale for these services.
 
If you have previously used these services, you may need to clear your globe 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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World User Imagery now available

7/22/08—New ArcGIS Online World User Imagery services, CSP_Imagery_World and CSP_Imagery_World_2D, are now available containing data provided through ESRI’s ArcGIS Online Content Sharing Program (CSP). With this initial release, this service contains data for the:

  • State of Massachusetts
  • York County, South Carolina

The CSP_Imagery_World and CSP_Imagery_World_2D services contain 1m or better imagery collected in the past few years for their areas of interest. The services are meant to be overlaid on the ESRI_Imagery_World 2D and 3D services to provide more detailed or current imagery than the ESRI_Imagery_World services.

 

Additional imagery for other areas of interest will be added to the World User Imagery services in subsequent updates. The CSP_Imagery_World and CSP_Imagery_World_2D services will include medium- to high-resolution imagery (ranging from 15m to 1m or better) acquired from various sources. The services will only include the areas and levels for which imagery is available through the CSP and will otherwise return no data. ArcGIS Online services users will have access to free, high quality, useful data made available by organizations who wish to share data inside and outside their organization.

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Selected ArcGIS Online Services to be retired in August

7/11/08—ESRI will conclude the beta period for ArcGIS Online in August. In preparation for this, we intend to retire a set of services that are no longer necessary to retain. Most of these services have either been replaced with more current or complete services or contain outdated information that cannot be maintained.

Below is a list of the services that are to be retired. The services to be retired will include the 2D versions as well (*_2D), if applicable. These services will be retired and removed from the ArcGIS Online servers on or after August 14, 2008. 

Service to Retire Replacement Service
ESRI_StreetMap_NA ESRI_StreetMap_World, which includes more coverage and detail
I3_Topo_US NGS_Topo_US, which includes more coverage and detail
MODIS_BurnZone_SoCal N/A
MDA_Satellite_World ESRI_Imagery_World, which includes more coverage and detail
NASA_Elevation_World ESRI_Elevation_World, which includes more detail
NASA_SatelliteBathy_World ESRI_Imagery_World, which includes more detail
USGS_Elevation_World ESRI_Elevation_World, which includes more coverage
USGS_FirePerimeter_SoCal N/A

In some cases, we have listed services that we recommend you use instead of the service to be retired. We have removed any references to these services from our published maps, but, if you are referencing them in your maps and applications, please update the references before they are retired to prevent any broken connections.

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