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Upgrades to ArcGIS Online system network on August 12, 2009

8/10/09–We are upgrading the network environment used to support ArcGIS Online maps (services.arcgisonline.com, server.arcgisonline.com, and premium.arcgisonline.com). The upgrade will be performed during a one hour maintenance window on Wednesday, August 12, beginning at 11:00 p.m. PDT. During this time, there may be some disruption of service accessing the ArcGIS Online maps.

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New maps added to ArcGIS Online

7/9/09—Several new maps were added to ArcGIS Online this past week. As mentioned in our earlier announcement in May, this includes several maps in the Google Maps/Bing Maps tiling scheme. These consist of 12 USA demographic maps featuring recently released 2009 data from ESRI’s demographic data team, a world terrain basemap and a world reference overlay map designed for use with thematic maps like demographics, and a world basemap from DeLorme. Also included is a new world topographic map that was compiled to uniform cartography from best available sources assembled from data providers such as the USGS, EPA, FAO, NPS, AND, and TANA. Learn more about the world topographic map in the ESRI Mapping Center.

In addition, a few final updates and additions were made to maps in the traditional ArcGIS Online tiling scheme. This includes a new World IKONOS Cities Imagery map with high-resolution imagery for over 700 metro areas around the world, designed to be overlaid on the USA Prime Imagery or other imagery basemaps. Lastly, there was an update to our world user imagery map with high-resolution imagery for the State of Pennsylvania and Ventura County, California.

To learn about these new maps, visit the following links in the new ArcGIS Online sharing application:

Google Maps/Bing Maps tiling scheme

ArcGIS Online tiling scheme

The following maps in the ArcGIS Online tiling scheme were updated to include coverage for the State of Pennsylvania and Ventura County, CA:

If you have previously used any of these updated map services, you may need to clear your cache in order to see the updates.

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ArcGIS Online Map Services Migrating to Google Maps/Bing Maps Tiling Scheme

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
of ArcGIS
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
services.

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