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Getting Technical – May 2019

Did you miss out on DevSummit this year and are looking to relive it? Support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 is ending — what does that mean for you? Do you know how to display photos or other images in ArcGIS Online web map pop-ups? Find out these and more in May’s Getting Technical blog post.


2019 DevSummit Top 20

If you missed out on DevSummit this year or are just looking to relive it, here are the Top 20 technical sessions you may want to check out.

Support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Is Ending — What Does that Mean?

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft is ending support for their Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. As is Esri. After January 14, 2020, we will no longer support Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 for Esri software. If you are still using Esri software on these operating systems, we highly recommend that you upgrade to Windows 10 or newer version of Windows Server, such as Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019, before January 2020.

Your Guide to Canadian Datum Transformations and ArcGIS Online (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, we learned why it’s important to apply the correct datum transformation method to your data prior to publishing to ArcGIS Online, and what transformation method to use if the data has a projection of NAD 83 CSRS. In Part 2, we kick off a discussion about what to do if the data has a projection of NAD 83 Original. Read on for tips on how to tell if your data is truly in NAD 83 Original and what transformation methods you should be working with.

FAQ:  How do you display photos or other images in ArcGIS Online web map pop-ups?

When displaying photos or other images in ArcGIS Online web map pop-ups, it’s sometimes the small things that can make a big difference in the user experience. A small project recently completed for the Montgomery Botanical Center is an example of how you can implement some minor changes to optimize your photos in pop-ups and put your best pop-up forward.

Hot tip:  Start with Text, Finish with Maps

The recent release of ArcGIS LocateXT Extension gives you the ability to easily discover and extract geographic coordinates from unstructured text surfacing new connections in your data.

Video: Operations Dashboard Tips & Tricks

Dive into some cool and interesting Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS functionalities tucked deep in the documentation. Find ways to improve and elevate your own dashboards by making them more customized and engaging with your audience. Follow @EsriCanada on Twitter and check out more technical videos using hashtag #HowtoArcGIS


CityEngine 2019.0 Release Highlights

ArcGIS Hub Global Navigation: New Ways to Get Around and Brand your Site

Four ArcGIS Pro 2.3 features you may have missed

Meet Global Navigation: A Better Way to Navigate ArcGIS Hub

Scripting in Insights for ArcGIS

What’s New in AppStudio for ArcGIS 3.3 (April 2019)

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Service Packs, Patches & User Resources

ArcGIS (Desktop, Engine) Text Performance Patch

Drawing of text when font smoothing is enabled is significantly slower then non-smoothed text. This patch resolves the performance deficit.

Mapping and Charting Solutions 10.6.1 Patch 4 (Desktop | Server)

This is a general cumulative maintenance patch for the Mapping and Charting Solutions including; ArcGIS for Aviation (Desktop), ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry (Desktop), ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting (Desktop), ArcGIS for Maritime: Server, Esri Defense Mapping for (Desktop, Server), and Esri Production Mapping for (Desktop, Server). Please download and install this patch at your earliest convenience.

ArcGIS (Desktop, Server) 10.7 Mosaic Dataset Compatibility Patch

This patch enables ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server versions 10.5 and 10.6 to read mosaic datasets that have been created or modified in ArcGIS 10.7.

ArcGIS Online Issues Addressed List - March 2019 Release

This page contains a list of issues addressed in the March 2019 update to ArcGIS Online that were logged through Support Services.

ArcGIS (Desktop, Engine) Text Performance Patch

Drawing of text when font smoothing is enabled is significantly slower than non-smoothed text. This patch resolves the performance deficit.

ArcGIS (Desktop, Engine, Server) 10.7 Network Analyst VRP Solver Patch

This patch resolves an issue where the Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP) Solver fails to execute successfully when run in locales where a comma is used as the decimal separator.

ArcGIS Maps for Office 5.0 Issues Addressed List

This page contains a list of issues addressed in the ArcGIS Maps for Office 5.0 release that were logged through Support Services.

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Web Watch –White Papers, Blogs and Useful Resources

App of the Month: Kitchener GeoHub

Open and free sharing of data is a way of supporting community engagement and enhancing government transparency and accountability. It also promotes innovation and collaboration by allowing the public to use the data to produce great apps, maps and analyses. The City of Kitchener’s GeoHub serves to make information accessible not only to GIS professionals, but to people from all walks of life.

What is the future of ArcPad?

ArcPad will be retired on December 31, 2020. ArcPad fills a necessary position in Esri's product offering by enabling GIS users to work with the many high-accuracy and rugged field devices running on Windows Mobile/Windows CE. But, it is important to note that ArcPad is a mature product that's closely tied to Windows Mobile and Microsoft has stopped development for the Windows Mobile/Windows CE platform. As such, any future updates to ArcPad will be focused on critical bug fixes and new app development will be focused on modern platforms (iOS, Android and Windows 10) and products such as Collector for ArcGIS, Survey123 for ArcGIS and AppStudio for ArcGIS. See the “What is the future of ArcPad?” question on the ArcPad Common Questions page.

The Emergence of a Geospatial Cloud

The Esri Geospatial Cloud, which describes the entirely web-services-based architecture of ArcGIS, gives users great reach and flexibility.

The role of SDIs in the democratization of geospatial data and services

The democratization of geospatial data and location-based services is an effective and efficient way for governments to provide geospatial information to stakeholders online. Read this blog post to find out how SDIs are important to the successful implementation and operation of a government’s online presence.

Living Atlas Data for On-Premises Use

The ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World provides access to a large collection of data and location services published by Esri and many other organizations. Learn more about Living Atlas maps and data that is also available to deploy and use on-premises in your private network.


Using LiDAR Data in ArcGIS

This course explores the techniques and functionalities available to optimize the use of LiDAR data with ArcGIS software. You will learn how to integrate and manage LiDAR point cloud data with LAS and mosaic datasets, how to visualize and perform analysis in 2D/3D with tools available with the ArcGIS for Desktop or ArcGIS Pro 3D Analyst extension and how to best serve the LiDAR data through web services.

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Upcoming Webinars

Maintenance and asset management for small to mid-sized municipalities
June 18, 2019, 1-2 pm ET

Taking the fear out of change: Immediate benefits of switching to ArcGIS Pro
June 20, 2019, 1-2 pm ET

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About the Author

George Kouroupis is the Director of Technology and Solutions for Esri Canada. His efforts are focused on advising customers and business partners on the latest ArcGIS trends and technologies. With over 35 years’ experience in software development, project management and product management, George takes a holistic and pragmatic approach to addressing customer’s technical and business problems.

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