Consuming secure map services with Dekho 4.1

Sep 2, 2014   //   by Frederic P   //   Other  //  No Comments

As you are probably aware, Dekho 4.1 does not rely on ArcMap configuration MXD files.  Instead, the map templates are created and assembled within Dekho Admin GUI.  You can consume Map services and WMS and this blog post explains one method to consume secure map services in your Dekho 4.1 template.



Minimum Requirements to run Dekho 4.1 and instaLink

Aug 27, 2014   //   by admin   //   Other  //  No Comments
A few customers have deployed Dekho 4.1 in their DEV environment and ran into compatibility issues.  
Here is a list of the required modules for Dekho 4.1 and InstaLink.


Dekho V4.1.6 is OUT!

Jun 26, 2014   //   by Frederic P   //   Other  //  No Comments

Dekho V4.1.6 is out, and this release contains the following fixes & improvements:
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Which parameters do I need to toggle my Dekho into LDAP/NTLM authentication?

Jun 26, 2014   //   by Frederic P   //   Other  //  No Comments

Further to our blog post on setting up authentication in Dekho (link) , we have found that customers sometimes struggle to identify the correct parameters required.
Before attempting to toggle your Dekho into LDAP or NTLM, you will need to get some information from yout IT department..

Error : There are no maps defined for user username. Are the map services running?

Jun 19, 2014   //   by Meenal C   //   Other  //  No Comments

Ever wondered why you get the below error sporadically on loading Dekho..

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SQL Server Reporting in Dekho – Common Problems/Workarounds

May 23, 2014   //   by Meenal C   //   Other  //  No Comments

Further to the series of blogs – Integrating Dekho and SQL Server Reporting Services, I would like to point out some problems that you may face while integrating SQL Server Reports with Dekho.

Let’s get straight to it.


Is your Select / Identify tool slow with Dekho?

May 9, 2014   //   by Frederic P   //   Other  //  1 Comment

Measurement-Units-Speed-icon Today, one customer highlighted a possible speed improvement to the select/identify with some feature classes.
He has pin-pointed that the problem could come from domains in one of the features of the the searched layer.

How to enable Dekho 4.1 debug logging

May 8, 2014   //   by Frederic P   //   Other  //  No Comments

The debugging of Dekho 4.1 has been improved and you can now customize which area of the code your want to debug.
Example : admin area, service catalog area, template creation, etc..

Remote on your Dekho 4.1 installation and open the file called “log4j.xml” , usually located in \tomcat7\webapps\Dekho\WEB-INF\


The possible options for logging are ERROR, WARN, INFO, DEBUG

Once the <log4j.xml> file is saved, you will need to restart Tomcat for the changes to take effect.

You can further configure Log4j by specifying the log file target path, etc.

Further information can be found here:

Dekho 4.1.1 and InstaLink 1.0.1

Apr 7, 2014   //   by Bryce S   //   News & Events, Other  //  No Comments

Approximately one month ago we released Dekho 4.1 and InstaLink 1.0. Towards the end of development we realised we were not going to be able to complete the work we had started on supporting ArcFM 10.1 and 10.2. We decided that we would hold this functionality and release it shortly after 4.1 so that the work could be completed and tested.

The Dekho 4.1.1 release provides support for ArcFM 10.1 and 10.2 as well has a number of enhancements and bug fixes raised for the Dekho 4.1 base release.

InstaLink 1.0.1 introduces a new web service based query, which you configure in the InstaLink Admin. We have also made some enhancements to the Dekho integration connector.

If you haven’t got your download instruction for Dekho 4.1, please contact your Esri Australia or Eagle account manager or the Client Services team at Esri Australia.

If you would like to see what’s in the latest Dekho, drop by the Dekho booth at the Esri Australia Directions 2014 roadshow.

Meet Dekho 4.1

Mar 6, 2014   //   by Bryce S   //   Integration, News & Events, Other  //  4 Comments

Dekho 4.1 is available! Having spent the last year and a half working on user experience, usability, workflows and development, the Product Development Group and I are pleased to announce Dekho 4.1 is available for download and is ready for the Cloud or a Hosted Service.

We are very proud of this new release, which has been developed in close partnership with you –our Dekho user community.

Key enhancements include:

  • A newly designed web admin in HTML5/Javascript, which enables the program to run natively in a browser, rather than as a plug-in;
  • The ability for administrators to create maps within Dekho – instead of needing to switch between applications – enabling greater productivity;
  • A new value-add product called ‘InstaLink’ which connects Dekho with other key business systems including: Pathway, Works & Assets, Property & Rating, Hansen, and Conquest – just to name a few;
  • An improved printing function which leverages the core ArcGIS printing capabilities – making it easier for users to print their maps; and,
  • An intuitive workflow-driven user experience, streamlining the way you access information.

Another key point to note… Our new design makes it easier than ever before to make the most of ArcGIS Online. Out of the box, we have prepopulated connections to the MDS Foundation Map and ArcGIS Online public content.

If you’re a Dekho user currently under maintenance, you can download Dekho 4.1 now. If your maintenance has lapsed, or you’re new to Dekho, get in touch with us and we’ll help you get started with Dekho 4.1.

I know you’ll enjoy using Dekho 4.1 – and I look forward to hearing your feedback.



New Version of Dekho (v4.1) is coming!

Jan 23, 2014   //   by Bryce S   //   Beta, News & Events, Other  //  5 Comments

Just writing to let you know we are finalising work on Dekho 4.1 for release next month! My team is really proud of this release and excited by the feedback we have received so far during beta testing!!

The biggest improvement in 4.1 is that we have removed the ‘DASM / AOServer’ architecture in favour of a full web services driven architecture. This change delivers better performance and greater functionality.

So what are the 10 best improvements in 4.1?

  1. Introduction of a totally new User Experience built in HTML5 / JavaScript – which has been very well received by our Test Community.


  1. New functionality enabling you to build your own configuration maps (ie Dekho Templates) within the Dekho Admin

Template Builder

  1. Full support for Secure Services, including Secure WMS
  2. Expanded configuration options within the Dekho Admin Interface

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  1. Simplified and improved Dekho Licensing process – better for Virtual Environments
  2. A Fully REST enabled new Administrator Console
  3. The UX is more automated and click-option oriented, eliminating the risk of typos
  4. Improved Performance when Printing and Reporting
  5. Introduced a flexible new integration framework enabling additional products to be more easily added – still part of the Dekho Premium Pack
  6. A new approach to Beta testing

So you can see, quite a lot of new technology and workflows have been introduced in Dekho 4.1.

As for our Beta program which has run since November, we took a new approach with that as well.  Leveraging Esri Australia’s own Hosted Services offering, we made available to beta testers a fully configured, secure cloud environment which made things much easier for our community to test.  As a result, we have had much better involvement than during previous Beta periods. This has been a successful program with very positive feedback from our participants – we will continue this approach in the future!

BTW – the beta program is still open so it is not too late to participate.  If you wish to do so, please contact your Esri Australia account manager.

As you can see, we are super excited by Dekho 4.1 and look forward to your feedback when we release it next month. Talk with you all again soon.