Upgrading LocatorHub

We recommended when we released LocalView Fusion 4.2 that you should upgrade your LocatorHub at the same time.  We wanted to take this opportunity to provide you further information on how to do this and why we are recommending it.

LocatorHub is the address gazetteering component of LocalView Fusion which allows you to load in address datasets and then publish a gazetteer that can be used to search for an address.

Some of you may not been aware that LocatorHub is a separate application and needs upgrading independently.  You may be running a version that is no longer supported and you may have missed out on the new features within LocatorHub such as support for Ordnance Survey AddressBase products. You can check the LocatorHub Product Lifecycle document on our web pages for more information.

LocatorHub can be downloaded with your new version of LocalView Fusion (please contact support@esriuk.com if you do not have the download details).   Once you have the installer please follow the steps below:

  1. Save your current settings of LocatorHub. This is detailed within the 'LocatorHub Installation Guide' contained as part of the installation media.
  2. Uninstall LocatorHub.
  3. If you are also upgrading your version of ArcGIS we recommend that you do this before installing the latest version of LocatorHub.
  4. Run through the LocatorHub installation wizard.
  5. Check to see if there are post-installation steps from your previous version detailed in the 'LocatorHub Installation Guide'.
  6. Reinstate the previous configuration.

There are a few things to watch out for when you are upgrading LocatorHub:

  • If you are using LocalView Fusion to consume LocatorHub with ArcGIS for Server 10.1 then you will need to change the way you search feature classes as Feature Class Locators are no longer supported. We will be following this post up with another explaining what you can do instead using new LocatorHub functionality
  • LocatorHub version 5.0 uses a .NET 4.0 application pool and so this will need to be configured in IIS.  The steps to do this are detailed in the LocatorHub ‘Installation Guide’ which is included in the install media for LocatorHub
  • There have been schema changes to many of the source datasets (especially NLPG).  It is worth checking that your address data will work with the new schema which later versions of LocatorHub will support.
  • If you have upgraded to a full licence of LocatorHub and have integrated it into applications other than LocalView Fusion, then you should check that those applications are working against the upgraded LocatorHub services. 

If you would like the Esri UK Implementation Services team to assist in your upgrade of LocatorHub and/or LocalView Fusion then please contact your Customer Success Manager for a quotation.