ESRI Headlines

Highlighting ESRI technical topics, news, and updates.

What does the new ArcGIS Enterprise mean for your organization? ArcGIS Enterprise is the new name for ESRI’s ArcGIS for Server product family. Released in December 2016, it encompasses ArcGIS Server, Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Data Store, and ArcGIS Web Adaptor.  These components have not changed, but now offer new and exciting features under one umbrella – ArcGIS Enterprise. ESRI server software is now kicked up to a whole new level.
So what do you get with this new full-featured mapping and analytic platform?

– An Enterprise GIS Portal
– A Powerful GIS Server
– A Fast Access Data Store
– Add More Enterprise GIS Capabilities
– Enhance Your GIS Server With Extensions
– Enterprise Geodatabase

ArcGIS Enterprise is flexible: run it locally, in the Cloud, or in ESRI managed cloud services.
ArcGIS Enterprise is secure: Esri continuously embeds security into the structure of its ArcGIS platform, helping your organization and departments meet your security and compliance requirements.

If you have questions about implementing ESRI Enterprise for your organization contact NPGS at [email protected] or call 218-720-6747 

Programming Corner: ArcGIS JavaScript

Highlighting programming: languages, tidbits, updates and news.

A new ArcGIS JavaScript API has been released for your GIS web development! The ArcGIS API for JavaScript version 4.3 has additional capabilities, such as 3D support map rotation and deeper portal integration. Is this new API the right one to use for your application?   Though it has unique capabilities, version 4.3 is also lacking in some functionality that the 3.2 API version has. Check out the ESRI functionality guide to decide which API is the right choice for your application.

To learn more about the ArcGIS API for JavaScript version 4.3 visit ArcGIS Web API

GIS Tips & Tricks

When we learn something new or helpful we like to pass it along.

Editing with feature templates in Arcmap: If you like to work with queries on your map data, keep in mind that queries do not allow you to use a feature template unless your template matches the query. This is an easy item to forget and can sometimes be frustrating. Suggestions: In ArcMap, match your query in the feature template properties, or save your query but remove it.  One more suggestion would be to work in ArcGIS Pro. Pro warns you but allows feature templates to work even when a query on the feature class does not match the template.

In ArcMap, to set your template to match your query click on the matching template in the template manager and open the template properties. Add the matching parameters here in order to use a template to match your feature class query.

Upcoming Events and Conferences

Events of interest for our GIS and Web development folks.

ESRI User Conference July 10-14, 2017 San Diego Convention Center- San Diego California
Network and collaborate with peers in executive positions to learn best practices. Discover new, focused solutions that will help your organization unlock the full potential of data. The Science of Where Begins Here 

South Dakota Statewide Geospatial Conference July 25-26, 2017 Mitchell, SD
Share information related to GIS, Remote sensing and GPS. Learn about the latest advancements in geospatial technologies. Conference info  NPGS will be on-site as a vendor and presenter.  Please stop by the booth to connect with our staff.

Northern MN User Group meeting
A Quarterly gathering of GIS professionals. See GIS presentations and network with other GIS professionals in Northern MN. Contact Brandon Kenaith to join the email list for meeting schedule and details.

27th Annual MN GIS/LIS Consortium Conference, Bemidji MN October 4-6, 2017
Best GIS conference in MN: Networking, vendors, and workshops all in one place.
– Full and half day workshops
– Vendors
– Keynote speaker
– Topic Seminars
Visit MN GIS/LIS website for more event details.