Tag Archives: ArcGIS 10.1

ArcGIS II: Essential Workflows (10.1 and 10.2)

Managers, are you looking to increase the productivity and efficiency of your GIS workforce through having knowledgeable and innovative staff? Do you want to enrich your use of ArcGIS in your business workflows? Are there problems that keep returning which you may be able to solve with more understanding of ArcGIS technology? Do you want to keep abreast of the latest GIS concepts and their application?

Analysts, are you looking to extend your use of ArcGIS Desktop? Have you been wondering about how to use the many functions available? Are you frustrated by limited knowledge of what’s possible with the many and varied features ArcGIS Desktop offers? Want to explore functions you haven’t yet used but don’t know where to start?

If these questions are familiar, what you need to do is to come to the Esri Australia training course:

ArcGIS II: Essential Workflows (10.1) (10.2 coming soon)

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ArcGIS 10.1 Licensing in a restricted environment.

Moving between licensing types in ArcGIS is normally done using the ArcGIS Administrator.

There are three license levels, Basic (previously ArcView), Standard (ArcEditor), or Advanced (ArcInfo). These license levels share the same core applications, user interface, and development environment however the higher the level the greater the functionality.   This is why it’s important to have the ability to move between license types. 

To be able to do this the user requires local administrative rights as
changing the license level makes changes in the registry and so edit
permissions are required. 
Having these rights can be problematic when working within a restricted environment.

A workaround for this is to set a user environment variable to allow individual users to change to the license type of their choice.  This can be done using Batch files.

In Notepad copy one of the following expressions into a text file:

Set Basic license level:

set path=%path%;C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.1\bin

Set Standard license level:

set path=%path%;C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.1\bin

Set Advanced license level:

set ESRI_SOFTWARE_CLASS=Professional
set path=%path%;C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.1\bin

It will look like the following:

bat101Change the extension to .bat and save it to the Desktop.

Double clicking on the bat file will change the license level for users who do not have administrator privileges.

There is further information in ArcGIS 10.1 help for Concurrent and Single Use  licensing.

Kerry H

Five New Tools You’ll Meet in 10.1

Here are some of my favourite new tools and improvements that have come with the 10.1 release. These should make your mapping and workflows just that much more enjoyable.

1. Searching for a projection

With ArcMap shipping with over 4000 projections, it is easy to feel a bit overwhelmed, especially if you are a new user. Although you have always been able to save the frequently used projections to your favourites, you can now input keywords and find exactly what you are looking for. If you have no idea what you are looking for, you can even let ArcGIS use your current extent to suggest the best projection.

2.Enable Editor Tracking

Trying to figure out who moved that feature without telling you? Now with Editor Tracking enabled on your feature class, any new features or modifications will be logged with the username and time/date of creation or modification. This works with SDE databases as well. This is going to make your metadata housekeeping a lot easier. Note: This will not tell you if a feature has been deleted – best to use versioned geodatabases for that.

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Ozri Update: ArcGIS 10.1 Web Apps and APIs

Ozri 2012 Update

The key focus of our session this afternoon was taking everyone through a comprehensive overview of the options available for leveraging the power of ArcGIS for Server at 10.1 using Esri’s web APIs.

Kai and I talked through the possibilities of what could be achieved using the ArcGIS Online applications and configurable viewers, and how and when to start extending their appearance and functionality using code.

In a nut shell, if you want to distribute across your organisation, you can achieve a lot with the out of box viewers.  They can be quickly configured and deployed, and are released with an ever increasing amount of functionality.

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