ArcGIS Online Basemap Security

Esri have started migrating to stronger encryption certificates utilising SHA-256 for basemaps via HTTPS - Previously it was using SHA-1.  Esri will continue updating ArcGIS Online certificates over the next few months.  This change should be transparent to most of our users.

One group of users that might run into issues are ArcPad users with Windows Mobile 6.5 and earlier.  Many of those devices still don't support SHA-256, which means you will begin seeing an increase in the number of ArcGIS Online service endpoints you cannot access via HTTPS. If you are using such a device, please contact your hardware vendor to find out your vendor's patch plans. We will be posting more information about this using the Twitter handle @ArcGIS Online.

Using your own rasters with OS Open basemaps

With the release of the OS Open basemaps in ArcGIS Online, customers may wish to overlay their own raster tile layers on the basemaps. In some instances an error that the layer cannot be added to the map because it's coordinate system or tiling scheme can't be adjusted to align properly with the basemap.

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Collector for iOS (10.3.4)

An issue has been identified in the latest version of Collector for iOS (10.3.4) that is available on Apple’s App Store. If you are currently using version 10.3.3 please do not upgrade to version 10.3.4. In the meantime, please ensure that automatic download of the app updates are turned off on your device. We are working on this issue and will have more information soon.

UPDATE: Monday 19th October 2015.

Collector for ArcGIS 10.3.5 update for iOS is back in iTunes App store:


Release of ProductivitySuite 3.4.3 and LocatorHub 5.3 for AddressBase Schema Changes

Esri UK are pleased to announce the release of new versions of Productivity Suite and LocatorHub to support the Ordnance Survey Schema changes to AddressBase and AddressBase Plus which are being introduced by the OS at Epoch 35 (scheduled for release 24th September). This article contains important information about the new product release.

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Improved support for transformations in ArcGIS Online

The July update of ArcGIS Online, combined with the 10.3.1 release of the ArcGIS Platform, has brought a number of new and improved features. This article describes the improvements to transformations in ArcGIS Online, which will be of particular relevance to many users in the UK and Ireland.
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Esri UK Products Certified for 10.3.1

The following Esri UK products have now been certified against ArcGIS Server 10.3.1; LocatorHub, Productivity Suite, CrimeAnalyst, and LocalView Fusion. This article provides full details of the versions that have been certified.
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ArcGIS for Server v10.3 Secured Services

Customers who are upgrading to ArcGIS for Server v10.3 should be aware of a change that affects the use of services secured with short-lived tokens and which may prevent certain applications from working. This article explains how applications may be affected by this change.
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Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS has arrived

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS is a powerful new application builder included as part of ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS. This article explains the important differences between the standard Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS and the Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (Developer Edition).
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To MSD or not to MSD?

You may know that .msd files have been replaced with .sd files. Although you no longer publish and create MSDs directly from ArcGIS Desktop, MSDs are still used behind the scenes. This article explains how MSD creation is an important part of the createService method in the ArcGIS REST API.
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OS MasterMap Topography Sites Layer

Ordnance Survey have released a new Sites layer within their OS MasterMap Topography dataset. A workflow has been identified for importing this layer into ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2.x and 10.3, read on to find out how.
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New LocatorHub hotfix for customers using Locators in ArcGIS Online

A problem has been discovered with the use of LocatorHub locators in ArcGIS Online. When a webmap containing both a locator and a locally hosted ArcGIS Server service is saved and then reopened, searches against the locator fail to work. A hotfix patch is now available to address this issue.
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