Tag Archives: ArcGIS

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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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 Web AppBuilder: Choosing a destination before app launch

In the prequel to this blog, we looked at the basic construction of URL schemes, important parameters and key/pair values within ArcGIS Web AppBuilder. As a result, we were able to use our existing Web AppBuilder template and swap out the default web map for another web map by utilizing the capabilities that lie within the URL.

This blog introduces additional concepts with regards to these available URL capabilities and explores different parameters surrounding the position, selection and extent of the map when displayed on app launch. As mission control, we are able to modify parameters that allow us to pre-define and articulate the placement of our app before blasting off.

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How to Activate an ArcGIS Developer Subscription

This blog looks at how to activate your ArcGIS Developer subscription and the associated ArcGIS Online accounts.  If you do not already have your ADS code an My Esri Administrator will need to email you the ADS Code by selecting Send Developer Subscription Code from the Licensing> Manage Developer Subscriptions page in My Esri. You will also require access to My Esri.

Once you have received this code you can then follow the steps outlined below to complete the activation process.

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Publishing to ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9.0 and earlier from ArcGIS Pro 2.8.3 and earlier using Spatial References in Australia

Australia has recently moved towards a new datum, the Geocentric Datum of Australia 2020 (GDA2020), to facilitate a more robust, accurate and capable datum that is more closely aligned with the expectations of a modern, connected Australia.

The introduction of a new datum impacts all areas of the software. Esri support for GDA2020 was progressively added as the datum parameters and associated transformation methods were released. Versions of ArcGIS Pro 2.2 and greater now support GDA2020, the associated projections, and transformations between it and GDA94.

ArcGIS users who are required to continue working with data in GDA94 format may encounter problems sharing web maps from ArcGIS Pro 2.8.3 and earlier to ArcGIS Enterprise up to and including version 10.9.0.

Attempts to share a web map fail with this message – ERROR 001369: Failed to create the service

Log context messages contain the following information –

  • ArcGIS Pro – “Default Map name is: Incompatible Map.”
  • ArcMap – “Default Map name is: Layers.”

ArcGIS Pro 2.8.0 introduced a new set of transformations for transforming between GDA94 and WGS84

When a new map is created in ArcGIS Pro 2.8.0 and above with at least one layer in GDA94 based coordinate system, the default transformation is set to “GDA 1994 to WGS 1984 2″ as below.

This new transformation – “GDA 1994 to WGS 1984 2″ – is only available with ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9.1 and greater.

The workaround is to change the map’s coordinate transformation settings by opening map properties and changing the transformation to “GDA 1994 to WGS 1984”.

More information about Spatial References, Projections and Transformations.

Understanding Spatial References in Australia

GDA94, GDA2020 and WGS84; The projection dilemma

GDA2020, ArcGIS Online and the Web Mercator Dilemma

ArcGIS Field Maps: Getting Started with Non-Spatial Tables

Why should you and your organisation start using non-spatial tables in ArcGIS Field Maps. Continue reading to find out how you can add immense value to your organisation by using non-spatial tables with ArcGIS Fields Maps. Your field workers will be thanking you as you are about to make their job (yours as well) a lot easier! Continue reading to learn how!

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Using PowerShell to automatically find and package log files for ArcGIS Server, Portal for ArcGIS, and ArcGIS DataStore.

Have you ever submitted a support case and, as a part of the troubleshooting process, been asked to provide logs for one (or multiple) components of a base ArcGIS Enterprise deployment?

Esri provides documentation on where the default logging location is for various ArcGIS Enterprise components, but this is a user-configurable path.

Default Logging Locations

  • ArcGIS Server
    • C:\arcgisserver\logs – as per here.
  • Portal for ArcGIS
    • C:\arcgisportal\logs – as per here.
  • ArcGIS DataStore
    • C:\arcgisdatastore\logs – as per here.

Maybe you go to check these default directories and you find that the directory doesn’t exist, or that there aren’t any logs present? You ask yourself, “Am I working with an ArcGIS Enterprise environment that has had logging locations modified from its defaults? What’s the process for figuring out where the logs might be?

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Getting started with credit management in ArcGIS Online

As the administrator of an ArcGIS Online organization, you have the ability to review your organization’s subscription details and credit status, manage members and licenses, monitor activity, generate usage reports and configure settings. Understanding and managing your organization’s credits may be new to you; but there is a wealth of resources available to help you navigate this task.

This article aims to provide you with a step-by-step guide of these key resources, to point you in the right direction, and ultimately get you started with managing credits in ArcGIS Online.

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