During some of our investigations, we have noticed that some customers run into difficulties when they upgrade their hardware to 64 bit machines. This error usually happens when the configurations and ODBC connections are deployed globally across the enterprise.
Esri Australia is excited to announce that the Dekho 4.1 Beta program was opened on the 22nd November.
If you are currently using Dekho and have not yet signed up for the beta program, please contact your Esri Australia account manager for the beta program details.
The Beta is available on a cloud-based test solution which means you do not need to install anything on your system to try it. Request your Beta Agreement form via <email@example.com>
I want to use Dekho with Citrix. What do I need to do?
Serving Dekho and 3rd party applications over Citrix has many advantages; one of them is obviously the centralised management. There is only one computer and everyone is remotely connecting to it.
This shared computer has the applications needed such as Trim, Pathway or Property&Rating and of course a web browser to run Dekho.
What do I need to consider?
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As Dekho Administrator, you can modify the default redlines symbology for your users.
Dekho 4.0.x users can edit/modify the symbology on their browser & save the drawings (bookmarks). In the current version of Dekho, the custom-edits done to the symbology are not saved, and the default symbology re-appears next time you start Dekho.
In plain English; that means you get given a palette of drawing tools and you can change the colour/pattern before drawing but it won’t be saved next time you use Dekho.
As a Dekho Administrator, you are allowed to modify the default symbology by editing a file called <templates.xml>
I have seen many people upgrading their ArcGIS server from 10.0 to 10.1 and Dekho from 3.x to 4.x, all excited to see the new Dekho interface. But when they load Dekho, they see a ‘HTTP request error’ popping up. Here is a short post on this.
As you upgrade from ArcGIS 10.0 to 10.1, you would have noticed that the location of the ‘Geometry Service’ on rest end points has changed as compared to ArcGIS 10.0. At ArcGIS 10.1 Geometry Service resides inside a folder called ‘Utilities’ on the server. Also if you are not using a web adaptor (Web Adaptor), the URL for the ArcGIS rest end points has a port (6080).
So the Geometry Service URL becomes:
localhost should be replaced with your ArcGIS server name.
As the Geometry Service URL for ArcGIS 10.0 did not have the port and the extra folder, you need to change the above setting to point to correct geometry service rest URL. It is always advisable to copy the setting and paste in a web browser to ensure you can reach to Geometry Service.
Save the settings. Refresh the Dekho map client and you should no longer see the error.
OZRI is only 5 weeks away!
This year Ozri offers:
- Access to three of the biggest names from within the Esri family:
- Ismael Chivite – ArcGIS for Server Senior Product Manager at Esri.
- Bern Szukalski – Product Strategist and Technical Evangelist at Esri.
- Gert van Maren – Esri Product Management Lead for 3D.
(See full profiles below)
- A comprehensive run through of: 10.2; ArcGIS Online; GeoEvent Server – and more;
- Interactive 3D technology demonstrations you need to see to believe;
- Dedicated Resources, Ports, Emergency Services and Utilities user groups;
- Australia’s first ever glimpse at some of the world’s most historic maps;
For more details go to:
If you haven’t signed up yet, don’t miss out on being at OZRI this year!
Further to Shivani’s comments on the Dekho Blog, I would like to expand on the <server.properties> file and how you can customize some of the Dekho features, appearance and behaviour.
What is it?
The <server.properties> is a customisation file that allows the user to adjust a multitude of settings. Many of them are unknown to most users, which is why we have decided to describe it in this blog post.
Where is it?
The <server.properties> file is located in the tomcat folder \webapps\Dekho\WEB-INF\classes\resources. It is a simple text file, editable with Notepad or any other text editor.
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I often get asked about ways to improve customer experience with Dekho.
In this blog post, I will explain a few tricks to start Dekho with specific commands. These commands can save time, or perform complex query operations on startup. The advanced URLs can be used in a simple shortcut or within a 3rd party application to perform basic integration.
Feature services allow you to serve features over the Internet and perform edits that can be applied to the server.
Feature services provide templates that can be used for an enhanced editing experience on the client.
Data from relationship classes and nonspatial tables can also be queried and edited using feature services.
“My Dekho map is slow, what can I do to improve speed?”
One layer or one map service can sometimes slow everything else down. It can be network issues, a server max’ed out of capacity, or poor database response. How can we pin-point where the bottleneck is? There are a number of useful tool available for profiling ESRI maps.
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