Author Archives: Sam P

Publish imagery from a Microsoft Azure Blob storage container to ArcGIS Enterprise

Raster and image data can be shared as image layers to ArcGIS Enterprise. An image layer provides access to raster data through a web service. Adding a cloud data store item to portal allows you to publish imagery layers from image files stored in a cloud storage location such as an Azure Blob storage container or Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3).

This blog provides a brief overview of the main requirements and workflow to publish imagery stored in an Azure Blob storage container to ArcGIS Enterprise.

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FAQ: How to Update an expired Enterprise Geodatabase License

Enterprise geodatabases are licensed through an ArcGIS Server authorization file. With an ArcGIS Enterprise (or ArcGIS Server basic) license, you can create or enable an enterprise geodatabases in ArcGIS Pro.

If your organization licenses ArcGIS Server for a set time period using a term license, the license is subject to expiration and must be updated manually on the machine hosting ArcGIS Server as well as the related enterprise geodatabase.

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FAQ: Are attribute rules on referenced feature layers supported for offline editing?

Attribute rules enhance the editing experience and improve data integrity for geodatabase datasets. They are user-defined rules that can be used to automatically populate attributes, restrict invalid edits during edit operations, and perform quality assurance checks on existing features.

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Unable to edit a feature class not registered with the geodatabase

Enterprise geodatabases work with a variety of DBMS storage models and support native SQL spatial types for all supported database management systems. Third-party application or SQL can be used to create spatial or nonspatial tables in the database management system (DBMS) and you can view and query these datasets in ArcGIS Pro.

Attempting to edit these datasets in ArcGIS Pro does however result in the following error message: ‘No editable layers

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Which spatial storage type is my data stored in?

This question has come up a few times recently and I thought this article would be useful for other users wanting making use of different geometry storage types in a Enterprise Geodatabase.

Spatial types are data types that store geometry data. All the spatial information is stored in the spatial column; there are no side feature tables. Having the spatial information in one field makes it easier to access the spatial data outside of ArcGIS.

Spatial types have associated functions or methods that are used to access and manipulate the data using Structured Query Language (SQL).

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FAQ: Can a feature service reference data from multiple data sources?

Data published as a feature layer must reference a single source geodatabase or database. You cannot publish data from more than one database connection in a single map.

In ArcGIS Pro, if you were to publish the data in a map as a map image and feature layer and there are multiple data sources referenced in the map you will get an error: ‘00062: Map contains data that does not use the same connection to an enterprise geodatabase’.

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Important Security Alert for the ArcGIS API for Flex/ArcGIS API for Silverlight

Esri has announced that they will be removing security policy files that are used by the ArcGIS API for Flex (January 26, 2021) and the ArcGIS API for Silverlight (October 12, 2021) from ArcGIS Online. This means that Flex and Silverlight apps will no longer be able to access any content / services from ArcGIS Online. Furthermore, due to security vulnerabilities associated with running Flash, Adobe no longer supports Flash as of 12/31/2020 and is taking steps to block Flash-based apps from running altogether.  

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Check and repair the geometry for features in an Enterprise geodatabase.

ArcGIS applications are built with the assumption that the feature’s geometry follows certain specifications. When the processing algorithms encounter data that does not follow the specifications, the software can perform poorly, generate errors, crash, or the operation may succeed without an apparent problem but generate incorrect results.

Repair Geometry Geoprocessing tool

The Repair Geometry tool inspects each feature in a feature class for problems with its geometry. Upon discovery of a problem, a fix will be applied, and a one-line description will identify the feature, as well as the geometry problem that was fixed.

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