Tech Corner: A snapshot of the latest patches & service packs

October 30, 2013 Amanda Graff

For years now, many of you have been keeping up with the latest software updates via our Getting Technical eNewsletter that is mailed directly to your inbox. While we continue to make this resource available, we are also going to start alerting you to new service packs and patches available each month through our corporate blog. Rest assured, if there’s a critical service pack, patch or hot fix released between posts, we’ll be sure to alert you about it in a special Tech Corner post.

Service packs are important because they help improve performance and allow you to get the most functionality from ArcGIS. Because patches and hot fixes are built on the most recent service pack, software must be current on service packs to implement patches and fixes.

We recommend that you continue to reference Getting Technical for a wealth of other resources tailored to the technical community such as FAQs, hot tips, white papers and other how-to guidance.

Here are the patches released over the last month:

ArcGIS 10.2 for (Desktop, Engine, Server) Landsat 8 Patch
This patch adds support for Landsat 8 imagery, as well as fixing several quality and performance issues related to raster and imagery data. ArcGIS users wishing to work with Landsat 8 imagery should apply this patch.

ArcGIS 10.2 GeoEvent Processor Patch 1 for Server
This patch addresses an issue where GeoEvent Processor Manager pages may not display in Google Chrome version 29.0.1547.57m or greater. It is recommended that all ArcGIS GeoEvent Processor for Server administrators apply this patch at their earliest convenience.

ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 (Desktop, Engine, Server) Parcel Editing General Maintenance Patch
This patch provides performance improvements when editing a parcel fabric on an enterprise geodatabase, fixes cases of data corruption when reconciling versions, and also addresses several issues encountered in workflows that involve the following scenarios: editing circular curves, creating break-points, and calculating parcel areas. In addition, this patch provides some new enhancements to the parcel editing workflows.

Esri Roads and Highways 10.2 Patch 1
This patch contains performance improvements and maintenance fixes. Please download and install this update at your earliest convenience.

ArcGIS 10.2 for (Desktop, Engine, Server) Parcel Editing General Maintenance Patch
This patch provides performance improvements when editing a parcel fabric on an enterprise geodatabase, fixes data corruption for certain edit workflows, addresses missing parcels during reconcile, and fixes incorrect behaviour in the break-line tool. In addition, this patch better handles parcel edits with the data frame projection set differently from the fabric’s spatial reference.

ArcGIS 10.2 for (Desktop, Engine, Server) Shapefile crash on open Patch
This patch addresses an issue introduced at 10.2 to handle issues with Sift-JIS that results in a crash when attempting to open a shapefile.

ArcGIS 10.2 for (Desktop, Engine, Server) Updated CityEngine Geoprocessing Tools Patch
This patch adds support for the latest capabilities coming with CityEngine 2013. It also optimizes WebScene exports. Users of the CityEngine geoprocessing tools (Features from CityEngine Rules, and Export to 3D Web Scene), and those who are writing new rules in CityEngine are encouraged to install this patch.

Mapping and Charting Solutions 10.2 Patch 2
This is a general maintenance patch for the Mapping and Charting Solutions including; ArcGIS for Aviation: Airports, ArcGIS for Aviation: Charting, ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry, ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting, Esri Defense Mapping, and Esri Production Mapping. Please download and install this patch at your earliest convenience.

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