ArcGIS 10 Service Pack 5 has been released and is now available for download.
This release includes a large number of fixes and enhancements and I would encourage those using ArcGIS 10 to apply this service pack.
A number of compatibility issues between ArcGIS 10 and ArcGIS 10.1 have also been addressed.
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The New Zealand download links are intended for users in New Zealand. This mirror contains a subset (most popular) of files.
The ArcGIS Server Administration Toolkit provides you the tools and scripts to help you administer your ArcGIS Server. These tools haven been written in Python and connect to the REST Admin of an ArcGIS Server allowing you to quickly and easily perform some common administrative functions, including:
The tools inside this kit are presented in three main ways: Tools, Code, and standalone executable.
Demand is increasing for web-based applications that give your colleagues and the public the ability to obtain the results of geospatial analysis online.
You can provide these types of applications using geoprocessing services authored using ArcGIS for Desktop and published with ArcGIS for Server from Esri.
During this seminar which will take place on Thursday, June 21, 2012, you will find out how to use the new ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop and ArcGIS 10.1 for Server releases to author and publish geoprocessing services and use those services in web applications.
There will be three offerings at: 9:00 am, 11:00 am, and 3:00 pm PDT (U.S. & Canada).
A lot of users at ArcGIS Server 10 would have been used to going into their service config files and updating the SchemaLockEnabled tag to false, this stops AGS creating locks on your data.
At ArcGIS 10.1 this and a lot of other administration tasks can be done directly on the REST endpoint. This is described below.
I know many users are keen to upgrade and start using ArcGIS for Server 10.1 but there needs to be a plan in place before one migrates. As many of you are aware, AGS 10.1 has been redesigned and comes packed many new features that make our lives easier. These are all wonderful but users need to understand these changes.
New installations are easy and simple where as migrations are complex and time consuming.
I migrated our production basemaps last night. These are on http://services.arcgisonline.co.nz. This was an AGS running 10.04 and had ~ 4 services. One might think that this would be reasonably straight forward with a simple uninstall of AGS 10.04 and install of AGS 10.1.
~ 4.5 hours later I was still going. I was also conscious of downtime as this is a production server. No the services were not down for ~ 4.5 because I did this in parallel. They were down for ~ 10 minutes.
Why did it take so long? Well it had to do with existing data, caches and services and reconfiguring this for AGS 10.1
So I strongly suggest that existing clients with larger or complex installations of AGS 10.1 spend time planning their migrations. It’s not as simple as going from AGS 9.3.1 to AGS 10.
Perhaps a health check from a BP or our Professional Services Team might be required to understand what the impact will be and due to a typical migration being time consuming I would recommend this be done in parallel.
Here are a few technical aspects to take into consideration when thinking of migrating to AGS 10.1:
ArcGIS 10.1, the highly anticipated update to ArcGIS, is now available. The new release puts mapping and geospatial analytics into the hands of more people than ever—even those with no geographic information system (GIS) expertise. ArcGIS is a complete system for designing and managing solutions with geographic knowledge.
ArcGIS 10.1 further integrates desktops and servers, as well as mobile and web applications. Users can author maps, models, and analytics and deliver any GIS resource, including imagery, geodata, and tools, as a web service. With the introduction of ArcGIS Online for organizations, a cloud-based, collaborative content management system, geographic information is easier to share within and outside an organization.