Monthly Archives: April 2013
The ArcGIS Beta Community is a one-stop shop for accessing Esri’s latest, non-released versions of products. As an early participant, you are one of the select few who get to influence future releases of our products and help us improve product quality.
The ArcGIS Beta Community is currently hosting several Beta programs that you can apply for and get insight into some of the really cool products that Esri is releasing over the next several months.
If you are wondering why Bing Maps basemaps are not appearing in the Add Basemap dialog through ArcMap anymore, then this post might answer some of your questions.
Complimentary Use of Microsoft’s Bing Maps with ArcGIS to be Phased Out by December 31, 2013.
ArcGIS will continue to be usable with Bing Maps, but you will need to obtain your own Bing Maps key directly from Microsoft and then input the key into ArcGIS products. We recommend that you start the process of obtaining a Bing Maps key right away if you wish to continue using Bing Maps after December 31.
As we move into an era that utilizes cloud-based services more and more frequently, it becomes inevitable that sometimes we are going to run into issues connecting our desktop machines to those services. Within ArcGIS for Desktop, the issues range from the Add Basemap dialog never loading to the system hanging once you click the “Add” button. Regardless of the exact symptoms, there are a few things that you can try to help narrow down the cause of the problem.