Tag: ArcGIS Server
Recently, templates have been added to the ArcGIS help that you can use to launch ArcGIS Server instances on Amazon Web Services (AWS) using AWS CloudFormation.
AWS CloudFormation lets you deploy and provision instances with the hardware infrastructure and resources you specify in a template. The ArcGIS Server templates allow you to deploy and provision multiple, identical ArcGIS Server instances fronted by an Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) in Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) or Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). This sort of architecture, with redundant ArcGIS Server instances accessed through an ELB, is referred to as a siloed architecture, because each ArcGIS Server instance is not dependent on any of the other ArcGIS Server instances. If one of the ArcGIS Server instances goes down, the ELB can connect to one of the other instances with little to no down-time, making it ideal for users who require high-availability with redundancy.
Sharing information with the public in a map form on the hazards they face is a great way to help increase preparedness. We are proud to announce the release of the My Hazard Information application as a part of our … Continue reading
Another User Conference and National Security Summit (which was formally known as the Homeland Security Summit) has come and gone. It was great to see many of you again and also meet so many new folks. There was a tremendous … Continue reading
During the ArcGIS Server for Administrators technical workshops at the 2013 Esri International User Conference, two demo applications were presented; Popular Extents and Services Dashboard: Popular Extents This application plots extents requested from a map service as graphics in a … Continue reading
This post explains how you can use the power of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to create tiled map caches for use with ArcGIS Server. To provide some quick background: Map caching is a way you can speed up web … Continue reading
Recently Microsoft Windows Azure announced the General Availability of Virtual Machines. This allows you to start a virtual machine in the Windows Azure cloud (similar to what you can do with Hyper-V) while leveraging Windows Azure cloud features. It also means that you can now deploy ArcGIS 10.1 for Server on a Windows Azure virtual machine.
The ArcGIS for Server team is offering a workspace on http://ideas.esri.com under the name “Using ArcGIS 10.1 for Server on Microsoft Windows Azure”. You can join this workspace to find documents on how to deploy ArcGIS for Server on Windows Azure virtual machines. The workspace is also a great place to provide information about your interest in Windows Azure, give feedback, ask questions, and learn about the latest updates.
Although Windows Azure is not currently an officially supported platform for ArcGIS 10.1 for Server, Esri Support can still take your calls and will attempt to duplicate any issues on a supported platform. If the issue can be duplicated on the supported platform it will be logged for further investigation. See the Esri Supported Environment Policy for more information. Esri is looking into offering more extended support for Windows Azure virtual machines in the future.
Contributed by Marwa Mabrouk of Esri Product Management
Note: A this workflow has been updated for ArcGIS 10.2/10.2.1. Please read that post depending on your version. [January 24, 2014]
More organizations are moving towards using ArcGIS.com hosted feature services to serve data. One common task that has become a popular question of late is, “How do I automatically update the data within this hosted service?” For example, your organization may want to push nightly updates to keep synchronized with the daily changes made by your Desktop users. One of the easiest ways this can be done as this blog describes, is by overwriting the feature service completely with an updated one.
The following Python script demonstrates how to:
- Turn a map document into a sddraft.
- Modify the XML inside with the appropriate settings.
- Analyze the draft for errors.
- Stage the sddraft into a .sd (service definition) file.
- Upload the service to ArcGIS.com. Note that this code shares the feature service with everyone on ArcGIS.com.