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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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Optimise ArcGIS Enterprise to publish large data packages

With the increasing quality of high-resolution imagery, 3D data, and large amounts of geographic information being developed, there are several tweaks and optimisations to consider when publishing large datasets into ArcGIS Enterprise.

We will explore hosted scene layers in particular, as scene layer packages (slpk) are able to easily accumulate to exceptionally large file sizes.

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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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Connecting ArcGIS Pro to GNSS for real-time locations

A new feature introduced in ArcGIS Pro 2.7, is GNSS (GPS) location support. You can now connect a GNSS device to ArcGIS Pro to assist with feature creation and navigation within a map or scene. In this article, I’ll provide an overview of this new feature, then discuss some hardware considerations for working with GNSS.

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Wondering how to use Python with ArcGIS? Esri Australia have courses that can help

Learning how to complete your ArcGIS Geoprocessing steps using Python will allow you to reduce the time spent on complex and/or repetitive tasks and will enable your staff to learn a more productive and dynamic pathway to return results.

So the question is; which course is for you?

The Introduction to Geoprocessing Scripts Using Python (10.2) course will teach you how to create Python scripts to automate tasks related to data management, feature editing, geoprocessing and analysis, and map production using ArcGIS. You will also learn how to share your Python scripts so your key GIS workflows are accessible to others. This course is designed for GIS analysts, specialists, data processors, and others who want to automate ArcGIS tasks and workflows.

After completing this course, you will be able to: Continue reading

Next Melbourne Developer Meetup Scheduled!

Esri Australia are pleased to announce our third Dev Meet up here in Melbourne, on the 23/05/2013.

We have talks lined up covering Twitter Maps, Esri’s new ‘Web Map’ Standard, Geo-fences and ArcGIS Mobile.

If you have something to share, then please sign-up for a 10-minute Lightning Talk.

For more information and to join the group go to:


John H

Replacing Rasters in an Image Service

In some cases it might be necessary to replace a source image in an Image Server service (.ISDef) and then to rebuild the overviews for the affected area. This might be in situations where new imagery has become available or where there were problems with an original. This blog details the steps required for doing this (without having to rebuild the service from scratch):

– First make a back up of your image service (.ISDef).

– Using the ArcMap selection tools, select the source image to replace (this should select all associated overviews at the same time). You might need to zoom to the source image to achieve this.

– Remove the selected images from the service: Image Service > Advanced > Remove Raster Dataset. In the dialogue box that comes up, tick ‘Remove raster data set’, ‘Delete raster process definition files’ (as long as the selected files are not being used by another service) and ‘Delete derived images’.

– Once the images are removed, build the service: Image Service > Advanced > Build. In the dialogue box, tick on the ‘Compute pixel size’ and ‘Create service boundary tick’ options.

– On completion of the build, add in the replacement source image: Image Service > Advanced > Add Raster Data Set.

– Build the overviews once more: Image Service > Advanced > Build. Again tick on the ‘Compute pixel size’ and ‘Create service boundary tick’ options.

– Next define the overviews: Image Service > Advanced > Optimise > Service Overviews > Define (accept default options)

– Make sure the overviews look correct and then build overviews a final time: Image Service > Advanced > Build. This time in the dialogue box, tick on the ‘Generate derived image’ and ‘Compile service’ options.

– Your image service is now updated

John H

Scheduling the Start, Stop, Restart or Publishing of ArcGIS Server Services

There may be situations where you need to automate the Start/ Stop/ Restart/ Publishing of all or some of your ArcGIS Server Services. This may be for maintenance reasons (where you want to do a restart at a time when no users are logged on) or to account for updates to data (e.g. where a restart is required after adding new data for a time aware map service).

This can be achieved through the combined use of a handy little utility called AGSSOMBatch File and Task Scheduler in Windows. Continue reading