Tag: Announcement

ArcGIS 10.1 and Windows 8

Microsoft has recently released Windows 8 and we have just released ArcGIS 10.1 Service Pack 1.  I’m pleased to announce that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 are now supported operating systems for ArcGIS 10.1 SP1.

Posted in Analysis & Geoprocessing, Developer, Mapping | Tagged , , , , , | 18 Comments

Free Seminar on ArcGIS Runtime SDK for WPF

For all you developers make sure and check out the upcoming live training seminar on ArcGIS Runtime for WPF on Thursday, August 23rd.

Continue reading

Posted in Developer | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Android Blade Runner demo app now available for inspection!

The Blade Runner app shown in the 2012 dev summit plenary has [finally] been packaged up and is available for download from arcgis.com. This app uses the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android and shows off the currently available offline functions of the SDK. Continue reading

Posted in Mobile | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

ArcGIS 10.0 Service Pack 5

In an ongoing effort to improve the quality of ArcGIS, I’m happy to announce the release of ArcGIS 10.0 Service Pack 5

This Service Pack includes many fixes since the 10.0 release. Here is list of issues fixed in SP5. If you have any feedback or questions regarding this service pack, please post in the ArcGIS Resource Center Forums or contact Esri Support.

If you have additional enhancements or ideas that you would like to see included in future service packs or releases, please post them on the ArcGIS Ideas site.

Posted in 3D GIS, Analysis & Geoprocessing, Defense, Developer, Editing, Geodata, Imagery, Local Government, Python, Spatial Statistics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Developer Summit Europe

To build on the success of recent Developer Summit in California, we’ve decided to take the event on the road. Esri will be hosting 3 Dev Summits in Europe this September.

I hope developers from all over Europe and the world will come together in Rotterdam, Berlin or London (all 3 if you want). The technical sessions will focus on becoming more effective at building web, mobile and desktop applications. Senior Esri development staff will be presenting so you’ll get a chance to see what’s coming next. Registration information will be available soon but mark your calendar now and plan to join us in Europe.

Posted in Developer | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ArcGIS Runtime SDK 1.0 for WPF Release

We are happy to announce the release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK 1.0 for WPF.  A huge thanks to our users for great feedback given during Beta and Pre-Release stages that helped to shape this Final Release.

So, what is the ArcGIS Runtime SDK 1.0 for WPF?

The ArcGIS Runtime SDK 1.0 for WPF enables developers to build rich, highly functional GIS applications that take full advantage of the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) platform, yet the applications can be lightweight and have a small footprint.  Version 3.0 of the ArcGIS API for WPF has been renamed to the ArcGIS Runtime SDK 1.0 for WPF and includes new functionality to support local mapping, geocoding and geoprocessing via the runtime local server and a new accelerated display.

Continue reading

Posted in Developer | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

ArcGIS Runtime SDK 1.0 Now Available

The new ArcGIS Runtime SDK for WPF and Java on Windows is now available to all Esri Developer Network (EDN) subscribers. This new SDK provides the development tools and resources that allow you to create focused mapping applications. The SDK enables you to integrate both online and local maps, locators, and geoprocessing models to create rich, highly functional GIS applications that take full advantage of the Java platform for Desktop or Microsoft’s WPF technology.

Continue reading

Posted in Developer | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hydro Basemap Gone GLOBAL

by Caitlin Scopel, Cartographic Product Engineer, Esri

World Hydro BasemapThe Hydro Basemap is now the  WORLD Hydro Basemap.  The World Hydro Basemap uses the same design as its predecessor, but extends the coverage to the World at scales of 1:147 million to 1:2.3 million.  The World Hydro Basemap includes the map tiles from the original Hydro Basemap, providing coverage of the United States down to the 1:18,000 scale.

The World Hydro Basemap is comprised of two map service layers: the World Terrain Base, and the World Hydro Reference Overlay.  The World Terrain Base provides the elevation context necessary to understand why the world’s surface water flows where it does.

The World Hydro Reference Overlay provides the streams, waterbodies, drainage areas, and cultural reference information necessary to make the World Hydro Basemap useful for scientists, professionals and researchers in the fields of Hydrology, Geography, Climate, Soils, and other natural sciences related to water.

Continue reading

Posted in Hydro, Mapping | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Changes to ArcGIS Desktop basemaps

The National Geographic basemap has now been added to the File > Add Data > Add Basemap dialog in ArcGIS Desktop 10. It has also been added into the list of basemaps that appears if you choose the File > Add Data From ArcGIS Online command in ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1.


In the Add Basemap dialog, the Shaded Relief basemap entry has been removed in order to make space for the National Geographic basemap and keep the number of basemaps to 12. However, we have updated the Terrain basemap so that it includes the Shaded Relief service. So if you want to add shaded relief to your map, choose the Terrain basemap, and then in the Table Of Contents you can choose between the terrain service and the shaded relief service, whichever looks best for your map. The layer also includes reference overlays that you can turn on.

Posted in Community Maps | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment