With the release of 10.2 and plans to deprecate the ArcSDE command line tools, there has been lots of talk about how all these tools will be replaced.
The following technical blog and forum addresses some of the questions you may have regarding the deprecation of the SDE command line tools: (more…)
How to export your raster datasets referenced in a “raster” attribute field (file geodatabase) using Python.
Although I can’t call myself a Python expert, from time to time I come across some interesting workflows worth sharing through this blog. This short story will be my first post on using Python to solve some non-standard tasks in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2.1
This blog was actually created from a support incident where one of my clients asked me how to export the raster datasets that are stored within a file geodatabase, and referenced in a “Raster” attribute field, into a set of external files stored in one of the common files “. TIF” or “.JPEG.”
Ok, so here are a few pointers:
1. Imagine that we have a geodatabase with a point feature class and it contains two important attribute fields [image] and [name] (raster and text field types accordingly).
The year 2014 has started with some seriously interesting news from Esri Inc. , and of special interest to ArcGIS Desktop users who use Lidar data in their day-to-day work.
On January 7, Esri released the new version of ArcGIS for Desktop – 10.2.1- and introduced a new image format call zLAS, which will be used to compress and optimize large collections of Lidar datasets, and which will be supported as a “direct-read” format in the new version of the software.
ArcGIS for Desktop v.10.2.1 is now available for the general public and you can login to the Customer Care Portal to download it. For those of you using ArcGIS 10.1 and 10.2 there is no need to uninstall your ArcGIS Desktop as v10.2.1 will be installed on top of your existing version.
In addition to the desktop release a new tool was released by the Imagery team which has been made available through the ArcGIS Resources website. This tool is called LAS optimizer and it can be downloaded for free here: http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=787794cdbd384261bc9bf99a860a374f
LAS Optimizer allows you to compress your LIDAR data (*.LAS), producing a set of *.zLAS files – an optimized version of the input Lidar datasets, which can be used for sharing, publishing and archiving. (more…)
Are you an ArcGIS for Windows Mobile user who has been experiencing problems with the simple task of zooming? If you are then you are not alone, there are a few that have been experiencing these problems and there is a simple fix.
Firstly the background to the problem.
What some have been experiencing is when zooming in and out or panning using ArcGIS for Windows Mobile both operational layers and basemaps have been displaying a shift.
Initially all is fine with vectors and basemaps aligning but as the user zooms and pans and the map the basemaps no longer align with the vectors.
This is the case for all users but has been reported by some Panasonic and Motion tablet users.
Now for the simple fix.
Ready, Set, Collect!
If you missed Part 1 you can read it here: >>
Part 2 can be accessed here:>>
In the previous post we looked at creating data, publishing feature services on ArcGIS Online for Organisations and setting up two web maps with different access levels.
Now that we have two web maps – one for the general public and the one that allows authorised users to edit features, we can switch to the last phase of the workflow and use the Collector for ArcGIS application to edit the features.
If you don’t have the Collector for ArcGIS app installed on your smartphone, you can download it from the appropriate application store. The URLs are available here: http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcgisonline/apps/collector
Once you’ve installed the app, run it and sign in to ArcGIS Online.
Access Granted- Providing the right people with editing permissions.
If you missed Part 1 you can read it here:>>
Now that we have published a feature service and created a web map, it’s time to think about establishing the roles and providing the right people with the editing rights.
Step four of the workflow.
This step is maybe the most important one in the entire process as it allows you to set access permissions.
As a creator of your web service you have to decide on whether it will be published only within your organisation or it’ll be available for the general public. In my example my map was supposed to let my colleagues and friends track us during our WA adventure, so it has had to be publically available.
So I needed to click the Share button and choose “everyone”
In the prior episodes we have been staying mostly within the safe and familiar corner of the universe called ArcGIS, we have ventured tentatively forth using OGC KML which may have been maintained by some alien technology. We have relied on many other technologies which we find pervasive throughout our travels such as HTTP, HTTPS and digital certificates. To get this far you may have needed to tinker yourself or call for help as some of this pervasive technology sits at the edge of the ArcGIS universe, but as our universe expands it will become more familiar.