Tag: ArcGIS Server

Using AWS CloudFormation with ArcGIS for Server Amazon Machine Images

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.

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Increasing Preparedness Using the My Hazard Information Application

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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

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Public Safety Recap from the 2013 National Security Summit and User Conference

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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

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Demo Applications: ArcGIS Server for Administrators sessions at the 2013 User Conference

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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

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ArcGIS API for JavaScript Version 3.6 Released

Version 3.6 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript is now available! Please refer to the What’s New in 3.6 for the full list of features and bug fixes. Highlights include:
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Using the power of Amazon EC2 to build ArcGIS Server map caches

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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

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ArcGIS API for JavaScript Version 3.5 Released

Version 3.5 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript is now available! Please refer to the What’s New in 3.5 for the full list of features and bug fixes. Highlights include:
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Using ArcGIS 10.1 for Server on Windows Azure

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

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Updating ArcGIS.com Hosted Feature Services with Python

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:

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ArcGIS API for JavaScript Version 3.4 Released

Version 3.4 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript is now available! Please refer to the What’s New in 3.4 document for the full list of features and bug fixes. Highlights include:

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