Monthly Archives: January 2014

How to install a Microsoft Bing Key and access the imagery from the Add Basemap window

As of January 2014, the use of Bing imagery requires a ‘Bing key’ purchased from Microsoft. Before you can complete the steps below, you will need to contact Microsoft to obtain a key. You can email bing4esri@microsoft.com to get in touch with a Microsoft representative. Continue reading

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Can I stay updated on the latest revisions to online templates?

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Staying updated on the latest revisions to online templates can sometimes prevent problems from appearing further down the road, and is one way a user can avoid being in a situation where they would need to start customizing their template from scratch. Users … Continue reading

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ArcGIS 10.2.1 Released

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Happy 2014! Esri is pleased to announce the release of ArcGIS 10.2.1. All customers current on maintenance may download it from the Esri Customer Care Portal. The ArcGIS 10.2.1 setup package is designed to detect and upgrade an existing installation of the … Continue reading

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Someone uploaded WHAT!? through my feature service?

A question was brought to Support regarding how attachment uploads to feature services can be controlled. Specifically, the user asked if there was any way to limit the uploaded media MIME types in order to prevent malicious users from uploading executable applications, scripts, or other potentially malicious items to a GIS Server.

While ArcGIS for Server cannot control the actual content that is uploaded, it can control the MIME types (essentially the file extensions) and file sizes allowed to be uploaded as attachments to a feature service.

The workflow is formally described here in the ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2 help documentation, but it is not central in the ArcGIS for Server documentation. To that end, and because controlling this facet of ArcGIS for Server isn’t discussed often, I wanted to highlight this option.

To make these edits, an ArcGIS for Server administrator can leverage the Administrator API. Settings for maximum upload size and allowed upload types are configurable on a per-service basis, and are not global changes. This allows for flexibility when deploying services for use with various applications.

By implementing maxUploadFileSize and allowedUploadFileTypes limits, an administrator can better control the content uploaded to an attachment enabled feature service.

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ArcGIS applications now supported on Trimble Positions

Great news for ArcPad and ArcGIS for Windows Mobile customers using Trimble Positions Software extensions to collect and post-process DGPS data! Trimble has recently announced support for 10.2 releases of ArcPad, ArcGIS for Windows Mobile and ArcGIS Desktop applications. Trimble allows GIS customers to use the latest update of ArcPad on a laptop or tablet with the capability to post-process and analyze field data collected on a tablet.  Continue reading

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Troubleshooting “Error: The layer, [layername], cannot be added to the map” in ArcGIS Online

In the ArcGIS Online Map Viewer, this error is used to inform the user that the type of content requested is unable to be added to the map. This error can occur due to a variety of factors. In essence, it means that the layer is not compatible with the environment. The following guide provides some basic troubleshooting steps to resolve the issue or to help narrow down the source of the problem. Continue reading

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