Monthly Archives: January 2012

Adding Extensions to ArcGIS Desktop


ArcGIS Desktop has a lot of useful extensions beyond the core product. Some of the available extensions include ArcGIS Spatial Analyst, ArcGIS 3D Analyst, ArcGIS Network Analyst, and ArcGIS Data Interoperability. Each of the extensions can be evaluated before purchasing.

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Configuring ArcGIS for Server to Automatically Load ArcGIS for AutoCAD or “What’s NETLOAD got to do with it?”

ArcGIS for AutoCAD is a great tool for loading basemap layers  provided by ArcGIS Servers to AutoCAD projects. In fact, it has gotten so popular that users have requested documentation regarding ways to load the ArcGIS for AutoCAD interface into AutoCAD at application initialization.  To that end, the ArcGIS for AutoCAD team has provided the following workflow for automatically load this tool. Happy CADding! Continue reading

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Getting to Know Esri Support: Gaurav N.

An interview with ArcIMS and ArcGIS Server Analyst, Gaurav N.

To continue our “Getting to Know Esri Support” series, we’ve interviewed a member of the Redlands Server team. Gaurav has traveled far and is now living his dream working for Esri!. Continue reading

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ArcGIS for SharePoint 2.1.1 Released!

We would like to notify you about the release of ArcGIS for SharePoint version 2.1.1.  This is a quick-turnaround maintenance release to fix critical bugs that were identified in the 2.1 release.  The ArcGIS for SharePoint team has worked hard to address these issues quickly to minimize their impact on our users.  Continue reading

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Update to the Esri Support Search

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We have updated the search appliance on the Esri Support website. The search appliance now looks through the contents of PDF documents, such as white papers and service pack announcements, when performing a search. This means that it will be … Continue reading

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What is the NET_BUILDERR Table, and What Can It Do for Me?

So you have built a Geometric Network and encountered some errors in the process. Enter the NET_BUILDERR table, a resource to help you correct any potential problems uncovered during the build.

The NET_BUILDERR table is a table that is output during the creation of the geometric network. The table is generated if errors are encountered and if the geometric network is owned by the user or the schema that builds the geometric network. This table is created n the same Feature Dataset where your network resides and can be easily previewed in ArcCatalog. Continue reading

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How to Increase the Token Timeout from 10 Days


By default, anyone using services that take advantage of token based security will need to get and hardcode a new token every 10 days. Without an updated token, web applications using the secured services will not work and you will … Continue reading

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10 Easy Ways to Tame Python Scripting in ArcGIS

Python, or even scripting in general, can seem like a scary thing to those who have no background in computer languages. Even though it might seem difficult, there are many times where automating common workflows can be very helpful in speeding up the monotonous parts of GIS that we all have to do. Continue reading
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Faster Resolutions Through Better Communication

Problem Steps Recorder

When helping customers troubleshoot support incidents, support analysts need to have a clear understanding of both the problem and the steps that lead to that problem.

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