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ArcGIS 10.2.2 available

I’ve heard about a lot of issues with ArcGIS 10.2.1 (I’m still on 10.2) – but here you go!


Improving ArcGIS Performance with PerfQAnalyzer

Passing the information about this valuable tool along – it appears to have a number of enhancements.

In the Spring of 2012 [Esri] released the PerfQAnalyzer tool, which assists users in capturing render and edit times within ArcGIS for Desktop. This tool is a free, unsupported, downloadable tool offered to the Esri user community which […]

Improving your ArcGIS Web Performance

Here is another good trick I think would be useful for our web developers. Thanks ESRI!

One of the most important parts of web application development and design is the overall performance of the application. It’s important from the beginning stages of development to implement code that does not hinder performance. There are […]

ESRI releases ArcGIS 10.1

ESRI just announced that is is releasing 10.1 – there look to be a lot of enhancements. For the full list of changes, here is the 169 page document: Whats new in ArcGIS 10.1 (.pdf file)

Here are some that I find interesting on the server side (I’ve extracted the text from […]

ESRI releases ArcGIS 10.0 Service Pack 4


Just got this via email. Click to go the site: http://resources.arcgis.com/content/patches-and-service-packs?fa=viewPatch&PID=160&MetaID=1840

There is a massive list of fixes here: http://gisupdates.esri.com/10sp4/ArcGIS/ArcGIS10sp4-issues.htm#desktop-sp4

I wish it was organized a little better – considering there must be a few hundred enhancement it’s hard to look for specific things that I want to […]

Creating a network dataset in ArcMap from Free data

Link to the code

I wanted to pass this along and send a thank you to Kristen. I would love for someone to create a network dataset for all of LA County – it would be a valuable resource:

Hey Mark,

I did some researching and found a way where I […]

Taming Python Scripts in ArcGIS

I just got this post forwarded from ESRI – it appears to have a great set of courses to help you do Python scripting (Python is the scripting or automation language from ESRI). I’ve always had issues with Python – I used to be an expert ArcView 3.3 Avenue (here’s a little guide […]

ArcGIS Server on VMWare – Test results

With the County moving more and more toward virtualization, I found this very nice document discussing some testing that VMWare and ESRI did to test virtual vs. physical machines.

Esri ArcGIS Server 10 for VMware Infrastructure (.pdf file)

It includes some very nice benchmarks.

Some quick takeaways:

Doubling the number of cores doesn’t appear […]

Pictometry Software Updates – November 2011

I just received a number of notices about Pictometry Software Updates. I believe that these are mostly for the desktop software, so if you are using Pictometry Online you probably don’t need them. As well, it appears that the EFS update will be availabel automatically.

But I thought I would pass along:

Pictometry for […]

What Patch Level is your ArcMap?

I'm all patched up!

Hi there,

Thought I would pass this zipped executable along – it’s useful to find out your patch level, and can quickly let you know if you should install the latest patch.

I do recommend installing ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 Service Pack 2 at this time – it’s […]