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A new version of ProductivitySuite (v3.5.2) is now available to download for existing ProductivitySuite customers.

The new version has been released to support ArcGIS Desktop 10.7 and 10.7.1.

You can download the new version from our website here.

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We are aware of an issue when attempting to load OS MasterMap Topography data using the UK Data Loader after users have upgraded to ArcGIS Pro 2.4.

The issue is due to a configuration issue with the Data Interoperabilty Extension and we are working to resolve this as soon as possible.

In the meantime if you are planning on loading or updating MasterMap Topography data using UK Data Loader please hold off updating from v2.3 to v2.4. If you have already upgraded then you will need to reinstall v2.3 in order to use the tool.

The OS Highways, AddressBase and VML loaders are unaffected by this issue.

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UK Data Loader 4.1.1 is now available for download.

The latest release concentrates on OS Highways and includes:

  • The ability to use OS Speed Limit data

  • The ability to use urban or rural speeds

  • The ability to use your own network schema file

  • You can now assign a prefix to feature classes and tables

We have also added the option to “overwrite” or “append to existing data”, to some datasets.

The new version include a few fixes as well:

  • Fix to an issue with database connections using operating system authentication

  • Fix for problems with loading Highways data into older Oracle Geodatabases

  • Additional information added to log files to assist in debugging issues

As announced previously the UK Data Loader is replacing ProductivitySuite which will be retired at the end of 2019. Customers licensed for the UK Data Loader will be entitled to use ProductivitySuite in parallel and we will continue to support ProductivitySuite until the end of 2019. However, ProductivitySuite will not support the new specifications for OS MasterMap Highways Network or OS VectorMap Local, and so to load these you will need to migrate to the UK Data Loader and ArcGIS Pro.

If you have any questions or want access to the UK Data Loader please email UKDataLoader@esriuk.com

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If you’re getting unexpected results when using the Enrich tool, this blog will help you understand exactly how the tool functions behind the scenes, so that you can make sure your analysis is as accurate as possible.

The Enrich tool adds demographic and landscape information to your datasets from ArcGIS Online or locally installed Business Analyst data. When performing enrichment on point or line data, the tool must first create an associated polygon around the input data. The demographic data from within this polygon will then be aggregated to your original feature. One method of doing this involves the tool creating a buffer around the features based on a straight-line distance that you input.

 The Enrich tool in both ArcGIS Online (left) and ArcGIS Pro (right). Defining the enrichment area as a straight line distance will create buffers around your input points.

By default, the tool creates the buffer using the geodesic method, as opposed to the planar method (also known as Euclidean). Geodesic buffers are those that account for the actual shape of the earth in 3 dimensions. Planar buffers, on the other hand, are calculated as points on a flat surface. Due to differences in coordinate systems, as well as the size and shape of the buffer, there can be significant differences in outputs between the two methods.

For example, here are 3 km planar and geodesic buffers around the same point in central Aylesbury using the WGS 1984 Web Mercator coordinate system, which is the default coordinate system in ArcGIS Online.

The planar buffer is shown in red, and the geodesic in blue.

If you have previously created buffers or measurements using the Euclidean method, the result in the output of your enrichment tool made using the geodesic method may therefore surprise you.

The reason for the difference shown here is due to the distortion associated with the Web Mercator projection. In a projected coordinate system, such as Web Mercator, there are sections of the projection where distances, areas, and the shape of features are distorted. For the Web Mercator projection, distortion is minimal near the equator but significant near the poles.

This graphic shows the difference in 1000 km buffers made using the Euclidean and Geodesic methods across the globe in the Web Mercator projection. The points near to the equator have geodesic and Euclidean buffers that are almost identical in size. This is because the Mercator projection does a good job of producing accurate distance measurements at the equator. However, the buffers of points far from the equator show considerably more distance distortion, with the Euclidean buffers being much smaller than the geodesic buffers. This occurs with the Mercator projection because at the poles areas are stretched (land masses close to the poles, such as Greenland and Antarctica, appear much larger in area compared with the land masses close to the equator). All 1,000 km Euclidean buffers are the same size since the Euclidean buffer routine assumes that map distances are the same everywhere in the projection, which is not true for the Mercator projection.

As a result of this, the geodesic method should provide a more accurate result when creating a buffer using a global projected coordinate system such as Web Mercator. More information about when to use each type of buffer, as well as further information about how buffer analysis works, can be found at this help page.

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Esri UK is pleased to announce the release of LocatorHub 6.0

The main changes at this release are:

  • Support for ArcGIS 10.7

  • A new ArcMap Add-In is now shipped with LocatorHub (at no additional cost). This allows LocatorHub locators to be used from ArcMap (10.6 and 10.7) and replaces the functionality previously provided by Services Add-In which is now in mature support

  • Improved integration with the ArcGIS Platform. We have resolved a number of issues when using LocatorHub locators within ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Enterprise.  This enables customers to use the searching, geocoding and reverse geocoding features of the ArcGIS platform with their LocatorHub locators through the ArcGIS Compatible Rest endpoint.

  • Database support has been updated, including adding support for cloud databases (see the Product Lifecycle for details)

  • LocatorHub Help is now available online

  • Quality Improvements. A number of bugs have been resolved at this release, for full details please see the Release Notes

  • Previously deprecated functionality has been removed from the product (see the Product Lifecycle for details of the deprecation plan)

  • LocatorHub Editor (including the editable schemas) and LocatorHub LTS are now separate extensions, with their own installers and documentation.   These extensions have always been licenced separately but previously access was only limited by paper licence through the terms and conditions of use. 

 Note: please be aware that when upgrading to LocatorHub 6.0 a full stats rebuild will be required for both AddressBase Premium and AddressBase Plus.

The release is available to all customers of LocatorHub with either a current annual subscription or current maintenance.  To access the software please contact Customer Operations for the download link and password.

The software download includes the release notes and full product documentation.

If you have any questions please contact your CSM or the Product Manager.

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We are currently receiving reports of problems accessing data that was published to ArcGIS Online yesterday, we are investigating and will provide updates as soon as possible.

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Note: We are aware of some issues affecting loads of some datasets when using Oracle and are currently investigating this.

UK Data Loader version 4.0.1 is now available for download.

When upgrading ArcGIS Pro to version 2.3 you will also need to upgrade your version of the UK Data Loader toolbox to this latest version. This is because the ArcGIS Pro version 2.3 update has upgraded the versions of python supported in the Data Interoperability extension, and has required us to make some changes to the loading tools.

Additionally, version 4.0.1 adds the ability to load OS AddressBase data from the csv format provided by the Ordnance Survey.

The release of ArcGIS Pro 2.3 fixes issue FB79345 which prevented the Data Loader tools from creating new featureclasses in Enterprise Geodatabases.

As announced previously the UK Data Loader is replacing ProductivitySuite which will be retired at the end of 2019. Customers licensed for the UK Data Loader will be entitled to use ProductivitySuite in parallel and we will continue to support ProductivitySuite until the end of 2019. However, ProductivitySuite will not support the new specifications for OS MasterMap Highways Network or OS VectorMap Local, and so to load these you will need to migrate to the UK Data Loader and ArcGIS Pro.

If you have any questions or want access to the UK Data Loader please email UKDataLoader@esriuk.com

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ArcGIS Online uses TLS to communicate with the rest of the ArcGIS Platform. Today, it can use a few different versions (1.0, 1.1 and 1.2). But from February 2019, for security reasons, ArcGIS Online will be updated so that it only supports TLS version 1.2.

When this happens, every client that communicates with ArcGIS Online must also support TLS version 1.2. If they don’t, functionality that uses ArcGIS Online, such as the Living Atlas, Feature Services, Routing or Basemaps, will no longer work.

What you need to do

This page will guide you through the preparations you need to make on a product-by-product basis. Not every product needs patching, but it’s important to check everything you use.

If you’re a LocatorHub user, you’ll also need to check out this blog post.

If you follow the guidance in these links before the February update, everything will continue to work with no interruptions.  

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From February 2019 ArcGIS Online is only going to support TLS 1.2 (details available here).

If you use any ArcGIS Online functionality with LocatorHub then you may be affected. Potential touchpoints are:

  • ArcGIS Map Service Locators

  • ArcGIS Feature Service Locators

  • ArcGIS Locators

  • Coordinate Conversion via ArcGIS Online

  • Using LocatorHub Locators within ArcGIS Online via the ArcGIS Compatible REST endpoint

Regardless of whether you are using any of these touchpoints, it is good practice to ensure you are using or have the capability of using TLS 1.2. Some clients or database servers may enforce TLS 1.2 communication.

Ensuring TLS 1.2 compatibility

LocatorHub has supported TLS 1.2 from version 5.4 Service Pack 2. If you are using a version lower than this you will need to upgrade.

For all LocatorHub versions it will be necessary to make the following change to the LocatorHub web.config files (depending on which endpoint(s) you use):

  • If using LocatorHub standard REST/SOAP Endpoint and ArcGIS Compatible REST Endpoint:

    • C:\inetpub\wwwroot\LocatorHub\web.config

  • If using LocatorHub SOAP Endpoint (deprecated)

    • C:\inetpub\wwwroot\LH\web.config

  • If using LocatorHub Editable SOAP Endpoint

    • C:\inetpub\wwwroot\LHEDIT\web.config

For the endpoint(s) in use, within the configuration file(s), locate the following line:

<compilation debug="false" targetFramework="4.0" />

Edit this line by changing 4.0 to 4.6.2, and add an additional line as below:

 <compilation debug="false" targetFramework="4.6.2" />

<httpRuntime targetFramework="4.6.2" />

Save the change(s) and then restart IIS.

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A new version of ProductivitySuite (v3.5.1) is now available to download.

There was an update to the data schema in Epoch 63 of the AddressBase data, released in December 2018, which has required an update to the software.

You can download the new version from our website here.

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