Image Tips in ArcMap

So you’ve loaded your image into ArcMap and the image displays incorrect colour or there is no data values around the outside of the image that is masking crucial features in your map. How can you quick rectify these annoyances? Well this is where the Image Analysis  window comes in handy.

Introduced in ArcMap 10.1 the  Image Analysis Window is accessed from the Display menu in ArcMap . The Image Analysis window supports the analysis and exploitation of image and raster data in ArcMap, with a collection of commonly used display capabilities, processes, and measurement tools. Essentially all your image needs in one place.

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Using Fiddler to Troubleshoot ArcConundrums

My work in our Technical Support team here at Esri Australia has exposed me to a variety of web traffic related incidents. You can find many useful resources to track and disseminate this web traffic online, but I have found one (free) program to be more useful and intuitive than the rest – Fiddler. Fiddler is a fantastic tool that provides information on any web interaction within your ArcGIS Enterprise system, web mapping and mobile applications. This can empower you with a better understanding of your problem, deployment or user workflows.This post will not explore the ins and outs of Fiddler, as this has been well documented by a large and involved community (including Esri), but I would like to introduce you to an easy and tangible way you can look ‘under the hood of web GIS.

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How to create capabilities files for your OGC Service with ArcGIS Server

Have you ever wanted to include capabilities files with your OGC Service? An OGC service exposes service-level metadata through its capabilities file. The capabilities file is the XML response that clients receive when they make a GetCapabilities request on the service. Below is my step by step guide on how to complete this process for a WMS Service. To use external capabilities files with OGC services in ArcGIS, you will need to create the files for use with the  service. In my situation I want my WMS service to support different versions of WMS protocols – for example 1.0.0, 1.1.0, 1.1.1 and 1.3.0. To do this I must create one capabilities file for each version of WMS.

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ArcGIS Pro 1.2 Licensing update

Welcome to the new licensing model for ArcGIS Pro 1.2. With the recent release of ArcGIS Pro 1.2 users can now choose which license model they wish to use to authorize ArcGIS Pro. Your organisation can now choose between the default Named User model, or you can now convert your ArcGIS Pro entitlements to Single Use or Concurrent Use licenses.

As most ArcGIS users know, with a new release comes new functions and ArcGIS Pro 1.2 is no different. Many of you know that ArcGIS Pro 1.x has been managed using either ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS to allocate licenses to a Named Users. With ArcGIS Pro 1.2 users are now able to convert their ArcGIS Pro license from a Named User to either a Single Use or Concurrent Use license.

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The role of training in the success of your ArcGIS platform adoption

There are many definition of GIS, however the most widely used is the one depicted below. I like this definition due to its simplicity but also because it allows to quickly explain what are the main components of a GIS and to point out the implications that each component has in the success of a GIS deployment.

The image define GIS by its five principal components:  data, software, procedures, hardware and the most important one, the user, the group of people that have the knowledge and expertise to operate the system to support the organization’s operations and to adapt it when changes in the business needs occur.

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A Brief Look at the Query and Search Widget for Web AppBuilder

While delivering Arc 2: Essential Workflows, I was enthusiastically describing the wonders and practical uses of the search widget in the Web App Builder for ArcGIS Online or Portal and the capability it has to search content within your feature layers. When asking my students, “which widget should I use?” Some referred to the functionality of the query widget which I had previously demonstrated, while others preferred the power of a search widget. Hopefully by the end of this post you will be well placed to make an informed decision as to whether you should use and configure a query or search widget for your web apps in ArcGIS Online or Portal.

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A HIDDEN GEM: How to convert MapInfo files (.MIF, .MID) into Esri’s shape files using ArcGIS for Desktop

The aim of this blog is to share with you a somewhat hidden workflow that easily allows any ArcGIS for Desktop user to convert MapInfo file formats. The MapInfo Interchange Formats in question here are (i) the .MIF file, which contains the graphics or actual points that represent the objects, and (ii) the .MID file, which contains any corresponding textual information about the objects.

For anyone that has needed to convert MapInfo file formats into Esri’s shape file format, for use in the multitude of ArcGIS workflows; then you would know this process may have involved any of the following:

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