Esri have announced today that the recently released Microsoft patches for the widely reported Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities are causing significant problems for all versions of ArcGIS Server running on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7. Later versions of Windows Server appear to be unaffected.
Esri have published the following technical article relating to this issue: https://support.esri.com/en/Technical-Article/000017464
Esri is currently investigating the issue with Microsoft.
Esri will provide patches for all supported version of ArcGIS Server including: 10.3, 10.3.1, 10.4, 10.4.1, 10.5, 10.5.1, and 10.6, as well as 10.2.1 and 10.2.2.
No delivery date for the patches is available at this time, however Esri’s development team is working on this with the highest urgency.
In the interim please do not apply the Windows patches listed in the technical article to any Windows Server 2008 R2 server running ArcGIS Server. If these Windows patches have been applied then these will have to be uninstalled.
Please follow Esri’s Security Standards & Architecture Team for the most up-to-date information.
A blog outlining Meltdown and Spectre Processor Vulnerabilities includes Esri’s recommendations for ArcGIS deployments and provides a number of references for vulnerability and vendor specific notices.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local Esri distributors support team (for Esri Australia clients, use My Esri, email@example.com or 1800 447 111)
It is now official on the 15th of December 2017 Geoscience Australia and the Intergovernmental Committee on Survey and Mapping (ICSM) launched the new GDA2020 datum.
In support of the new Australian datum, the following tools and resources have also been released by Geoscience Australia and ICSM:
· the ICSM GDA2020 Technical Manual;
· additional ICSM datum modernisation Fact Sheets;
· GDA94 to GDA2020 Transformation Grids;
· Geoscience Australia’s GDA94 to GDA2020 Online Transformation Service; and
· AUSGeoid2020 to convert GDA2020 ellipsoid heights to the Australian Height Datum.
So what does this mean for the ArcGIS product suite? Well from ArcGIS Pro 2.1 and ArcGIS 10.6 onwards all state, territory and national projections that incorporate the GDA2020 datum are supported.
Esri Australia is updating its Technical Support System and integrating tighter with Esri. This broadens our knowledge base, improves the visibility to you and generally make it easier for you to get your issues resolved. The main difference you’ll notice straight up is that emails will come from firstname.lastname@example.org. This is Esri’s ‘Global’ support email address and is what all of Esri and its distributors will use to communicate with their clients, but don’t submit your support requests through this address. You can continue to use email@example.com to log new cases but we are considering phasing this out and directing you to use My Esri to manage your support cases.
You’ll notice a new “Support” tab in My Esri. This is where you’ll go to view your support activity and log a new case. In order to see this tab, you’ll need to be linked to an organisation and have the “View support information” assigned to you. We’ve automatically assign this permission to the administrators of your organisation to get you started. Continue reading
The Internet of Things (IoT) has completely changed how we architect modern enterprise geospatial systems. We now must consider stream services (maybe traffic or weather), cloud storage options (possibly buckets or blobs) and how we process large datasets over distributed infrastructure.
These are important considerations when analysing your data to make informed decisions and improve business processes.