Android Studio is the official IDE for Android and is the default IDE for ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android. This post will guide you through migrating your ArcGIS Android projects from Eclipse to Android Studio.
Import Eclipse project to Android Studio
Importing your Eclipse projects directly into Android Studio is the preferred approach as it will detect many source libs and replace them with maven dependencies, e.g. Android Support Library, which means you no longer have to maintain the libraries manually. Additionally, it will rewrite the project using the new canonical Android Gradle project structure. Continue reading
The 10.2.5 release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android has arrived, and we are very excited to share the work that’s been done to modernize and enhance the professional development experience for ArcGIS Android developers. As you may have … Continue reading
Calling all Android users!…We believe that beautiful maps deserve a beautiful app, and now you have it with Explorer for ArcGIS on the Android platform. Explorer is a native app that works on both Android smartphones and tablets running Android … Continue reading
Android users, the wait is almost over. Explorer for ArcGIS on the Android platform (tablets and smart phones) is coming soon. Explorer for ArcGIS on Android is a native app and has a look and feel that will be familiar … Continue reading
We updated Collector for ArcGIS on both the iOS and Android platforms October 27th, 2014. For the iOS platform, Collector now fully supports the new resolutions introduced with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. In addition, a number of key … Continue reading
Using web maps powered by Hosted Feature Services you can rapidly deploy field collection schemas to the field for use with Collector for ArcGIS. You can publish map layers directly from ArcMap that have awesome templates with great forms that include pick lists just the way you modeled them in the geodatabase.
But no matter how much of a GIS rock star you are, you won’t get that schema 100% right the first time. So what do you do when you miss a domain value, template or you misspell a field alias? Your field team is out there, collecting stuff. You can’t republish the service!
Well did you know that you can update the schema without having to republish? It’s true. You can add a domain value, remove a template, update the alias for a field.
Here is a document that shows you How to Update Hosted Feature Service Schemas.
The updates were minor bug fix releases but there are a couple of new features worth noting:
- Both Collector and Explorer now support Thai as a new language.
- Explorer added support for viewing public maps shared to ArcGIS.com without having to sign in as a named user of an ArcGIS Online organization.
On Thursday September 25th, Esri hosted a live training seminar titled Power your Enterprise with ArcGIS Apps and if you missed it, the recording is now available for you to watch through the training course catalog. The seminar provided an overview of Esri’s apps strategy and then focused on 3 essential mapping apps:
During the seminar there were a lot of great questions and unfortunately we were not able to answer them all. If you have burning questions about these apps or our strategy, let us know! Email Collector4ArcGIS@esri.com, Dashboard4ArcGIS@esri.com or Explorer4ArcGIS.com or join the discussions about apps on GeoNet.
Last night we updated the Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS. Yes, it was a stealthy update that happened to the browser app that is hosted inside of ArcGIS Online. Though a minor, bug fix update, it was strategic.
The Browser app now supports labels that you add to layers in your web map, we have replaced the graphics library used for charting and graphing widgets to improve clarity and readability, we addressed several minor stability updates with the Dashboard heartbeat and improved popup support within dynamic map services.
The best news – you don’t need to do anything to pick up these updates! Enjoy!
Imagine you are 1 of 2 people running an entire department, and your boss says:
“Get those interactive maps out there to our public. You have 2 days to make it happen. Oh, and put them in that app store thingy my family keeps talkin’ about.”
You’ve never had a computer science course in your life. This is the 11th hat you need to start wearing. Continue reading