Tag: ArcGIS Content
5/6/09—At the ESRI Developer Summit, ESRI announced that it would be
migrating its hosted ArcGIS Online map services to the Google Maps/Bing Maps (Microsoft
Virtual Earth) tiling scheme with the next major update in
2009. This change is in response to feedback from many ArcGIS users who
have requested that ESRI use a common map tiling
scheme matching other popular online map providers. The new services
will particularly enable ArcGIS web developers to more easily combine
popular web map services with ArcGIS Online map services including
those from Microsoft Virtual Earth, Google Maps, and other providers
that use the same web map tiling scheme.
ESRI will introduce the updated services with the next major update
Online map services planned for Q3 of this year. A few new map services
will be released in advance of the full service migration, which will
allow a preview of ArcGIS Online map services in this new tiling
scheme. ESRI will continue to host the existing ArcGIS Online map
services (e.g., World Street Map, World Imagery, etc.) in their
existing ArcGIS Online tiling scheme through Q1 of 2010 in order to
give users ample time to migrate their maps and applications to the new
3/16/09—Address locators for Europe and North America, and a world places locator are now available on the ArcGIS Online Task Server. These free tasks are available to use in your ArcGIS applications.
The geocoding and place finding capabilities are based on Tele Atlas 2008 reference data for North America and Tele Atlas 2007 reference data for Europe. The address locator services support single address, reverse, and batch geocoding of up to 1,000 batch geocodes in a year. For external commercial use of ArcGIS Online tasks, or if you want to perform more than 1,000 batch geocodes in a year, you must purchase a subscription.
For information on using the locators with the ArcGIS software of your choice, see Using free geocoding tools on the task server.
3/6/09—ArcGIS Online was updated Friday night, March 6, to address an issue that was reported recently when connecting to ArcGIS Online map services in web applications. Common web application errors encountered were:
- “An error occurred while processing your request.” or
- “Client found response content type of ‘text/html’, but expected ‘text/xml’.”
If you experience any ongoing service availability or performance issues related to this change, please post a description of them to this blog or contact ESRI Support.
2/3/09—The World User Imagery 2D map and 3D globes, CSP_Imagery_World_2D and CSP_Imagery_World, were updated with imagery for the UK Channel Islands, Portugal, and San Diego County 2007 fire areas. The UK Channel Islands map content is 1m resolution, aerial imagery
provided courtesy of DigiMap Ltd. The Portugal map content is 1m
resolution aerial imagery for the entire country of Portugal, provided
courtesy of ESRI Portugal. The map content for San Diego County is 0.5m resolution aerial imagery for areas affected by recent fires, provided courtesy of San Diego County. Data are available for these regions at the 50K–4K scale ranges.
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:
- Right-click the service in the table of contents.
- Click Properties.
- Click the Cache tab.
- Click the Clear Local Cache Now button, and click OK.
How to clear the cache in ArcGIS Explorer:
- Click Tools > Options.
- Expand Cache and click Disk Cache.
- Under Cache Clean Up, select All Caches.
- 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:
- Right-click the service in the ArcGlobe table of contents.
- Click Refresh. It may take several seconds for the cache to be cleared.