ArcGIS Online User Levels are Changing

A major change to ArcGIS Online User Levels are coming December 4th, 2018. This is a welcome change to the current “Level 1” and “Level 2” setup, but it will come with some growing pains. These User Levels will be converted to the newer ‘User Types’, and each User Type will have a mix of capabilities and Apps available.
What’s changing?
With the December release of ArcGIS Online, all existing Level 1 and Level 2 users will be changed to new User Types, along with 3 additional User Types being added. The new names are: ArcView and ArcIn… just kidding! For […]

By |November 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Collector for ArcGIS Updated v18.0.1

Collector for ArcGIS v18.0.1 is now released for all supported platforms. For iOS users, this includes the use of Leica’s Zeno GG04 plus. All platforms get an enhancement for offline tile usage security, and many bug fixes.

The bug fixes for iOS include many of the minor, yet annoying, issues that create some confusion with field staff:

BUG-000091922: After searching for a feature in Collector for ArcGIS (iOS) on an iPad Air, there is no option to Copy, Edit, Delete, Zoom to, or Get Directions to the feature
BUG-000092762: Orphaned replicas are seen under the REST endpoint of a hosted feature service after […]

By |April 22nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Collector for ArcGIS Updated v18.0.1

Collector for ArcGIS 10.4.0 iOS

Collector for ArcGIS 10.4.0 iOS is now available in Apple’s App Store. This is a major update for those hoping to use high-accuracy GNSS with their iOS device in the field. If this isn’t enough of a reason to upgrade, or you are happy with your current Elf/Glo/Arrow/other, there are a few other enhancements which make this update a must.

One of the other additions in this release is the enhancements to attachments:

Preserve EXIF data on attachments (time, date, gps/compass info, etc)
Support for attaching additional file types (such as PDFs)

As for bugs, a few were fixed in this release […]

By |August 4th, 2016|News|2 Comments

ArcGIS Collector 10.3.7

The new releases keep pouring out for the Esri Dev Summit. This time we get a very focused update for ArcGIS Collector 10.3.7. If you were hoping for GNSS receiver support, sorry to report it isn’t quite ready yet. But don’t fret, this update focuses on another major area: Offline editing.
ArcGIS Collector 10.3.7 – what’s new
“Advanced offline options” are the focus of this release. These new offline options are setup in ArcGIS Online, and improve download and sync operations in the client app. You can determine what information is retrieved from the web during editing – for both editable and […]

By |March 9th, 2016|News|Comments Off on ArcGIS Collector 10.3.7

ArcGIS 10.4

ArcGIS 10.4 has finally arrived (most of it). Esri announced last week that their flagship product suite, ArcGIS 10.4 is here. This includes an updated release of Desktop, Server, and Portal to name a few. And also marks the [any day now] release of Pro 1.2.

There are lots of new features with ArcGIS 10.4, along with a slew of patches/fixes. The usual reference to software has also changed (“ArcMap” seems to be replacing “ArcGIS for Desktop”), and 1.2 Pro is part of ArcGIS 10.4 release, and…. who cares, if you can’t figure this out ask someone to draw you […]

By |February 21st, 2016|News|Comments Off on ArcGIS 10.4

ArcGIS Javascript API 3.14 and 4.0

Just in time for the Esri International UC in San Diego, two big updates have been announced for the ArcGIS Javascript API – the release of 3.14 and 4.0 (beta 1).
ArcGIS Javascript API 3.14
ArcGIS Javascript API 3.14 is officially released and all things considered is a pretty big enhancement to 3.13. One that users/developers have been asking for is finally here, the LayerList dijit class widget. The is debate if such functionality should even be used in web applications still remains, but the popularity of the request over the years has finally pushed Esri to release an officially supported widget […]

By |July 23rd, 2015|Developer, News|Comments Off on ArcGIS Javascript API 3.14 and 4.0

ArcGIS 10.3.1 Released

ArcGIS 10.3.1 has been officially released by Esri. Like most build number increments, there are both fixes (service packs, quick fixes), and enhancements (new features and functions). If you are already using 10.1 or later, you can directly upgrade your existing installation – just remember to upgrade Desktop License Manager first, and that your ArcGIS Server services will be offline during the upgrade process. For new installations, you can directly install 10.3.1 without any previous install required.
ArcGIS 10.3.1 What’s New
The Desktop 3D Analyst extension seems to be the real winner here as LiDAR/3D data continues to expand its use: Classify […]

By |May 17th, 2015|News|Comments Off on ArcGIS 10.3.1 Released

ArcGIS Collector 10.3 for iOS

It’s finally here. With little fanfare (relative to Apple Watch and the all-new MacBook earlier this week), the iOS release of ArcGIS Collector 10.3 has finally arrived. A little surprised there was no mention on Esri’s blog – although to be fair, there might be some Dev-Summit hangovers. Regardless, the update finally appeared in the App Store (in Canada).

As previously mentioned, ArcGIS Collector 10.3 includes the much requested ability to view and edit related records, as well as the ability to edit version data, and some enhanced settings for “Add-only [new]” or “update only [existing]” editing options.

iOS 7 or […]

By |March 12th, 2015|News|Comments Off on ArcGIS Collector 10.3 for iOS

ArcSDE 10.3 Administration

ArcSDE 10.3 administration has significantly changed. More specifically, ArcSDE no longer exists. Starting at 10.3, there is no more ArcSDE installer, SDK, or command line tools made available. Fear not, we still get to administer our Enterprise Geodatabase(s), just a new set of tools/scripts to do so. The new admin tools are located in toolbox and/or python commands. But it isn’t all unicorns and rainbows…
No support for 9.3 ArcSDE Geodatabases with 10.3 clients (ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS for Server, etc).
If your organization is fairly nimble at upgrading ArcGIS Clients (Desktop/Server), but has been keeping the RDBMS/ArcSDE running as a 9.x Enterprise Geodatabase, this environment is not supported with 10.3 […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|News|Comments Off on ArcSDE 10.3 Administration

Unexpected Google Announcements

A few big announcements from Google over the past few weeks. First, Google announced that support for the Google Maps Engine product will end on January 29th, 2016. And this past Friday, Google also announced an update to the Google Earth Pro software… it’s now free. That’s right, free as in beer! In a somewhat unexpected move Stafford Marquardt, Product Manager, Google Earth Pro announced the change on Google’s Lat Long blog. Over the weekend, Esri sent their users an email to let them know Google & Esri have a plan to deal with these recent changes:
In coordination with Google, Esri has prepared […]

By |February 3rd, 2015|News|Comments Off on Unexpected Google Announcements