Use of HTTP and HTTPS with ArcGIS

Have you ever found Web Map layers blocked in your application? Or warnings of potentially harmful content? This could be the result of a mix of HTTPS and HTTP content. 

This article will explain the basics of HTTP and HTTPS protocols, and how they affect the ArcGIS Platform. It will also cover some common errors in QuestionWhere and MyNearest, in ArcGIS Online applications, and with sign-ins to ArcMap and Workforce.

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URL query parameters in Web AppBuilder

URL parameters are dynamic values within the URL of a web map or app that perform pre-defined functionality,  such as zooming to fixed scales/locations or querying within layers.

This blog will focus on query based URL parameters in Web AppBuilder, and is applicable whether you are using ArcGIS Online, Portal for ArcGIS, or Web AppBuilder (Developer Edition).

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Issues with the World Imagery Service

We refreshed our ArcGIS Online Imagery Basemap on October 25th with updated data for much of Europe. This updated data brought many benefits, primarily more recent data and significant quality improvements across large areas. However, we have observed issues with the quality of some of the imagery in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

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Scheduling a ModelBuilder model using Task Scheduler

There are several workflows for running a model as a scheduled task. The workflow that many consider by default is to export the model as a Python script and run this Python script as a scheduled task in task scheduler. There is a better way than this, though it still requires some knowledge of Python.

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How Google Chrome version 50 will affect the ArcGIS Marketplace apps; MyNearest and QuestionWhere

The new release of Google Chrome (version 50) will require some APIs to use a secure origin which will affect the Geolocation API used in both MyNearest and QuestionWhere. This Geolocation API allows the users of your MyNearest or QuestionWhere instances to get their current location from the browser they are using. Read on to see how it will affect the Esri UK ArcGIS Marketplace apps and how you can prevent losing the Geolocation API functionality.

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UK Products Support for 10.4 and AddressBase Premium Schema Changes

New versions of LocatorHub and ProductivitySuite are available now to support ArcGIS 10.4 and the changes to the schema of AddressBase Premium.  Read on to find about more about these releases.

CrimeAnalyst for 10.4 will be available by the end of April.

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Important Changes to Esri UK Online Services

Are you using Esri UK Online Services?  If so, please read on to understand the changes that have been made and how these will impact your use going forwards.

We are currently running the old and the new services in parallel and you have until 1st July 2016 to migrate to the new services (as we will be turning off the old ones).  Read on to find out more about the benefits of using the new services and to help you plan your migration.

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Do you use the Esri UK Free Online Services or the UK Content app?

Do you use the free Esri UK Online Services or the UK Content app? Changes have happened to them both, read on to see how we’ve added new locators to ArcGIS Online, which replace the existing services.  We have as also updated the UK Content app to help you to switch to these new services. 

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OS dataset updates - what you need to know

Over the last year we have updated you on some of the changes that the Ordnance Survey have planned or new datasets they have released.

With a lot of changes happening and many more coming next year we thought it was worth summarising them and letting you know about the work we have been doing or have planned.

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