Category Archives: General

FAQ: How do I generate an authentication token in ArcGIS Online for accessing secured resources?

ArcGIS Online provides a proprietary token-based authentication mechanism where users can authenticate themselves by providing a token instead of a username and password. An ArcGIS token is a string of encrypted information that contains the user’s name, the token expiration time, and some proprietary information. A user presents this token whenever accessing a secured resource.

You may need to generate a token manually when troubleshooting services or automating procedures in ArcGIS.

This short blog demonstrates two ways to quickly obtain a token in ArcGIS Online.

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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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Where is the Synchronize metadata tool in ArcGIS Pro?

ArcGIS Desktop users will be familiar with the Synchronize metadata tool in ArcMap/ArcCatalog – This tool allows users to update an ArcGIS item’s metadata (for example, spatial reference) with the current properties of the item.

However, in ArcGIS Pro, this ‘Synchronise metadata’ tool does not exist as a standalone Geoprocessing Tool (there is no metadata toolset in the conversion toolbox, either). So where is it? and how can we synchronise multiple layers at once using ArcPy?

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ArcGIS Product Highlights June 2022

Published July 5th 2022

June 2022 has seen an exciting array of updates, and new products being released. With major updates to ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Field Maps and many of the available Web Applications within ArcGIS Online. This update also introduces a number of licensing changes in ArcGIS Online for Mobile applications and Drone2Map. Additionally, we also see a number of enhancements added to some of the SDK and API developer products as well as advancement in big data GeoAnalytics, by releasing ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Engine. This blog provides an overview of the key highlights and lists a comprehensive amount of supporting documentation such as blogs, knowledge articles and forum posts highlighting what’s new.

  1. ArcGIS Pro 3.0
  2. ArcGIS Online
  3. Mobile Applications
  4. ArcGIS Drone2Map
  5. ArcGIS Site Scan Manager and ArcGIS Site Scan Flight
  6. ArcGIS Maps SDK for Unity
  7. ArcGIS API for Javascript
  8. ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Engine
  9. ArcGIS CityEngine
  10. ArcGIS Urban
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ArcGIS Velocity & Live Waze Data

The Waze for Cities program provides Local Government Authorities and Transport departments access to real-time, anonymous incident and slow-down information direct from drivers. It is a free, two-way data exchange partnership, empowering the public sector with improved situational awareness, comminucation with drivers and assists with infrastructure planning.

ArcGIS Velocity allows you to ingest the Waze feed and use if for incident detection, response and pattern analysis workflows.

Some examples of how this feed could be used:

  • Generate customer request for reported potholes, abandoned cars and illegal dumping.
  • Weekly ‘Top 5’ traffic hotspot areas in your Local Government Area
  • Road closure alerts – this feed from Waze was used during/after the 2019/20 bushfires
  • Level crossing removal – how has the traffic changed before/during/after these projects
  • Notifcations if crashes are reported near vital facilities
Using batch analytic in Velocity to create a scheduled ‘Waze Rate’ on a road network
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Monitor Field Staff

A common workflow organisations with staff out in the field, is to provide awareness and alerts about emergency incidents that are in their surrounding area.

The above video explains how to setup a real-time analytics to:

  • Setup feed to fetch Emergency Management Victoria incidents – time stamp
  • Setup feed to fetch Last Known Locations of field staff – time stamp
  • Setup real time analytic to alert when field staff within 5km of incident – time stamp
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Activating an ArcGIS Online subscription with a Personal Use License 

So, you have just purchased a new Personal Use License and need to activate your ArcGIS Online subscription. This blog will run through the steps to activate and set up your ArcGIS Online Organisation and how to assign your extensions for use in ArcGIS Pro.  

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