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Important Notice: Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 2.5 & ArcGIS for Server 10.4

Esri recently released ArcGIS 10.4, which includes stability enhancements and improved functionality. While we are pleased to announce that the latest versions of Geocortex Essentials (4.4.3) and Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 (2.5.2) have been tested and are compatible with ArcGIS 10.4, we have recently discovered that there are issues with ArcGIS for Server 10.4 and Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 2.5 compatibility.

It appears that the issue relates to an inability for Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 2.5 customers to load dynamic map services when using ArcGIS for Server 10.4. We are working with Esri’s Silverlight team to determine a path to resolution. We have not yet tested previous versions of Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight, but are making a conservative assumption that the same issue persists across all versions.

At this time, we are recommending that customers with applications built using Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight refrain from upgrading to ArcGIS 10.4 until we have more information and are able to offer a solution.

Again, Geocortex Essentials and Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 are working as expected with Esri’s latest release. We will reach out to our customers again with more information as soon as it is available.


Google Chrome, Silverlight, and the Move to HTML5

Google first announced their plan to deprecate support for Silverlight in their Chrome web browser last year, and they recently reaffirmed this decision with specific timelines. Support for Silverlight inside Chrome will see deprecation starting in January 2015, with workarounds ending in April 2015. When we blogged about this in late 2013, we mentioned the possibility that either (a) Google might push their timelines out; or (b) Microsoft might come with a solution. At the same time, we reaffirmed our commitment to HTML5, open standards, and a transition plan for moving off Silverlight. Before we talk about paths forward and the future, let’s discuss the current facts.

The majority of our customers have either transitioned onto our HTML5 technology or are already working through a transition plan. If you aren’t currently deploying applications using Silverlight, or your users don’t use Google Chrome (Internet Explorer will continue to work for years to come and Firefox already has a degraded experience), these specific upcoming changes won’t affect you. However, given the tremendous benefits of HTML5 (e.g. no plugins, cross platform support) we encourage you to prioritize HTML-based applications in 2015 regardless.

Here’s a reminder of what’s happening over the next few months:

  1. Sometime in January 2015, Google will release a version of Chrome that will prompt users to enable Silverlight when accessing a Silverlight application. Once enabled, the setting should stay indefinitely, and the user won’t be asked again. This is very similar to the functionality seen today in Firefox.
  2. Following that change, sometime in April 2015, Google will roll out another update that will disable Silverlight from running in Chrome entirely.  At this point, it will be technically possible to override this behavior in Chrome’s settings, but the average end user can’t be expected to do this.
  3. Finally, sometime around September 2015, Chrome will completely lose the ability to run Silverlight with no way to override.  While the September date gives a sliver of hope for running Silverlight applications on Chrome later into 2015, our advice is to work towards the January date while keeping the April date as a drop-dead backup plan.

Our goal is to engineer technology to make adaptation to change (desirable or otherwise) as straightforward as possible. Our Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 – together with our workflow technology – make up the key transition strategy for those who have built applications with Silverlight. Over the last year we’ve been extremely focused on building out comparable functionality in our HTML5 viewer; in the first months of 2015, we’re scheduled to release Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 2.4, which we anticipate will cover the vast majority of functionality that is actively deployed in our Silverlight viewer.

For some, standing up a parallel HTML5 application has taken only hours or a few days; for others it can be more time consuming, depending on the level of customization required. If you haven’t already done so, we strongly encourage you to begin heading down this path soon.

Recognizing that a full transition to HTML5 can take some time, we’ve set up a number of resources that you can take advantage of immediately to minimize disruptions to your existing Silverlight applications. Please visit http://www.geocortex.com/silverlight-to-html5 where you’ll find the following:

  • More in-depth information to help you with this transition;
  • HTML content you can put on your website today to minimize unexpected messages to your end users visiting with Google Chrome; and
  • Information about an upcoming Silverlight to HTML5 webinar, scheduled for January 7, 2015.

Our product development team has been working hard since 2011 to help ensure the eventual transition from Silverlight to HTML5 is as smooth as possible for our clients. If you're still deploying public-facing sites and haven't yet completed the majority of your transition to HTML5, we encourage you to make use of the above resources to get applications across the finish line before the end of March.


Announcing Geocortex Essentials 3.15, Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 1.3 and Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 1.10

Latitude Geographics is pleased to announce the general availability of Geocortex Essentials 3.15, the Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 1.3 and the Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 1.10. These releases include significant amount of development, resulting in many new features and fixes.

Some new features require the latest version of Geocortex Essentials as well as the latest version of the viewers, therefore we are releasing all of these new product versions together. Below is a short list of the key additions included in these releases.

Geocortex Essentials 3.15

Key additions:

  • Compatible with ArcGIS Server 10.2.
  • Comprehensive Support for Coded Value Domains. A new feature called the Services Enhancement Proxy can be used to improve and standardize the handling of feature data with coded value domain fields, among other things.
  • Standardized Presentation of date/time Data. The Services Enhancement Proxy is also used to standardize the presentation of date/time data.
  • Access ArcGIS Online secure content. Public ArcGIS Online content has been supported since Essentials 3.12. With this release, administrators can now create sites and applications that contain secured content from ArcGIS Online.
  • Feature Clustering. Flare Cluster Symbols on Feature Layers with colour and threshold control.
  • Heat Maps. Heat Map symbolization on Feature Layers with colour gradient control.

Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 1.3

Key additions:

  • Toolbar. Added a highly configurable toolbar component. Supports desktop, tablet, and mobile with shared or individual configurations.
  • Legend. Added a legend for ArcGIS Dynamic Map Service layers, Feature Services, and basic WMS services. Functions in offline mode when working with Feature Services.
  • Home Panel. Added support for a configurable Home panel.
  • Printing Interface. Added an interface for printing.
  • Sorting and Paging. Added sorting and paging to results in table views.
  • Editing Enhancements. Resolved a number of issues around On Demand feature layers. Improved validation and enhanced support for types, sub-types, and coded domain values.

Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 1.10

Key additions:

  • Automatic Resolution of Coded Value Domains and Subtypes. When attribute values are displayed, the coded value description is now shown instead of the code stored in the geodatabase for fields with coded value domains or subtypes.
  • Support for Heat Maps and Feature Clustering. Configure heat maps and clustering properties on layers in Geocortex Essentials 3.15.
  • Support for Protected ArcGIS Online Content. The Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight now allows users to provide their ArcGIS Online named user account in order to access protected ArcGIS Online web maps and map services.
  • Richer Support for Editing and Resymbolizing Existing Markup. Once markup is added to the map, users can now resymbolize that markup.

This is just a selection of new features in these new versions. Combined, these releases also include over 200 bug fixes and UI improvements. Please consult the release notes of each product for more detailed information.

This version of the Essentials API and the HTML5 Framework is compatible with version 1.2.1 of the HTML5 SDK. The TypeScript version of the API docs are forthcoming and will be published separately. The documentation for these APIs can be found in the SamplesViewer of the 1.2.1 release package.

Installers, release notes and supporting documentation can be downloaded by licensees with an active maintenance agreement from the Geocortex Support Center. If your account is handled by an authorized Geocortex Reseller, please contact your local representative for access to installers and documentation.

We will be making feature videos available for viewing in the Geocortex Support Center so that customers can learn more about new features introduced in these releases.


Now Available: Geocortex Essentials 3.14 and Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 1.9

Product Announcement

Latitude Geographics is pleased to announce the general availability of Geocortex Essentials 3.14 and the Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 1.9 which introduce a number of feature additions and incremental enhancements.

Geocortex Essentials 3.14

Key additions:

  • Graceful handling of services with intermittent availability; allows Geocortex sites to continue operating when referenced map services are unavailable
  • Printing with graticules
  • Ability to configure the default visibility of layer labels
  • A new generic utility REST endpoint for extracting FeatureSet geometries to Shapefile (Used by Extract Markup to Shapefile functionality in Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 1.9)
  • Support for ArcGIS Server 10.1 Cached Image Services
  • An updated language tool to help support translation of both Geocortex Essentials Manager and the Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight
  • Performance improvements; and
  • New and updated Geocortex Workflow activities, including the ability to set the default value(s) of ComboBox and ListBox form items with runtime modifications

Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 1.9

Key additions:

  • A “Home” panel feature, provided primarily at viewer start-up to focus users’ attention on key information and application capabilities; these can be created and customized using basic HTML markup
  • Toggle visibility of layer labels from the layer list
  • Scale-dependent base maps. When a user zooms within set scale ranges, the base map service becomes visible; when the user zooms out of scale range, the base map becomes invisible
  • New toolbar button to extract and download user-created markup as a Shapefile; and
  • Users can change the geographic coordinate system associated with their on-screen mouse coordinates

Both releases also include various bug fixes and user experience enhancements. Please consult the release notes for more detailed information.

Installers, release notes and supporting documentation can be downloaded by licensees with an active maintenance agreement from the Geocortex Support Center. If your account is handled by an authorized Geocortex Reseller, please contact your local representative for access to installers and documentation.

Customers interested in learning more about new features introduced in Geocortex Essentials as well as the Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight are encouraged to watch a set of new feature videos that will soon be available for viewing in the Geocortex Support Center. 


Now Available: Geocortex Essentials 3.13

Product Announcement

Geocortex Essentials 3.13 now available, enables more complete internationalization

Latitude Geographics is pleased to announce the general availability of Geocortex Essentials 3.13. This product release introduces expanded and simplified internationalization, numerous additional workflow activities, and more.

Key additions:

  • Geocortex Essentials Manager can now be localized to support languages other than English
  • Numerous new and updated Workflow activities
  • Bug fixes and some other minor enhancements

Please consult the release notes for more detailed information.

Installers, release notes and supporting documentation may be downloaded by licensees with an active maintenance agreement from the Geocortex Support Center. If your account is handled by an authorized Geocortex Reseller, please contact your local representative for access to installers and documentation.


Now Available: Geocortex Essentials 3.12 and Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 1.8

Product Announcement

Geocortex Essentials 3.12 and Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 1.8 now available, offer integration with ArcGIS Online Web Maps

Latitude Geographics is happy to announce the general availability of Geocortex Essentials 3.12 and the Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 1.8. These product releases offer many  enhancements and other improvements.

Geocortex Essentials 3.12

Key additions:

  • ArcGIS Online Web Map integration
  • Layer-level and component-level security
  • Site inheritance

Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 1.8

Key additions:

  • Time aware layer sliders (ArcGIS Server, WMS)
  • Reverse geocoder (show address at point clicked)
  • Batch geocode uploaded CSV/Excel files
  • Undo/redo markup
  • Dynamic symbolization enhanced with unique value renderer
  • Query builder enhanced with spatial filter

Both releases also include various bug fixes and user experience enhancements. Please consult the release notes for more detailed information.

Also being introduced as part of this announcement is our new Advanced Editing Extension for Geocortex Essentials. Beyond the standard editing tools included with Geocortex Essentials, this optional extension provides additional tools and features that enable more advanced editing operations via ArcGIS Server. Specifically, this initial release includes the following capabilities for the Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight:

  • Copy a feature from any layer to an editable layer
  • Enable vertex and edge snapping to any geometry on any layer
  • Trace complex lines and polygons with a line following tool

Installers, release notes and supporting documentation may be downloaded by licensees with an active maintenance agreement from the Geocortex Support Center. If your account is handled by an authorized Geocortex Reseller, please contact your local representative for access to installers and documentation.

Our customers may learn more about new features introduced in Geocortex Essentials and the Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight through a set of introductory videos in the Geocortex Support Center.


Ready to Go: Making the Most of Recent Geocortex Product Development

Webinar

Think of this free 45-minute webinar as a highlight reel of the most noteworthy Geocortex product development that occurred in 2012, with emphasis on technology that is available right now for you to implement at your organization in the coming year.

When: Wednesday, January 9th 2013 @ 10 AM Pacific Time
Presenters: Drew Millen (Geocortex Product Manager) and Steven Myhill-Jones (Latitude Geographics President and CEO)

Please register now for this webinar; registration will close on January 7th.


New Geocortex Releases - Essentials 3.11 & Viewer for Silverlight 1.7

Product Announcement

Latitude Geographics is pleased to announce the general availability of Geocortex Essentials 3.11 and the Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 1.7. These product releases offer numerous enhancements and improvements. Highlights include:

Geocortex Essentials 3.11

  • Support for ArcGIS 10.1 Dynamic Layers
  • Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 support
  • A new Layer Security Framework: A pluggable framework for providing fine grained authorization of layers based on users and roles*
  • A new Layer Catalog Framework: A pluggable framework for providing a catalog of layers that administrators and end users may use to add layers to the current site**
  • Layer Hyperlinks: Administrators can now configure a list of hyperlinks belonging to a layer. These can be used to create automatic links to layer metadata
  • Queryable Layer Property: Administrators can now configure which layers should be included in viewer components that perform queries, such as the Query Builder
  • Numerous Workflow performance and Workflow Designer improvements, as well as 19 new and updated Workflow Activities

*In order to use the Layer Security Framework, customization is currently required; however, stay tuned for an out-of-the-box implementation enabling configurable layer authorization in the coming months.

**In order to use the Layer Catalog Framework, customization is currently required. Please consult with your Latitude Geographics Account Manager to discuss enabling this feature in your environment.

Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 1.7

  • Now offers Dynamic Symbolization: Customize the symbology and rendering of map information. Also specify rendering based on attribute values, on-the-fly
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.1 Dynamic Layers
  • Layer Drawing Order: End-users can now drag and drop layers and map services to change the drawing order of the map
  • Filter Builder: A variation on Query Builder that allows an end user to filter the features of a layer that appear on the map
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.1 Datum Transform parameters
  • Search and Identify on user added graphics layers such as uploaded Shapefiles and CSV files (uploaded Shapefiles now honor attributes in uploaded DBF files)
  • Label Markup: The existing Text Markup tool has been enhanced to support the addition of labels for user-selected fields associated with a given location
  • Layer Hyperlinks: Layer Hyperlinks configured by an administrator are now presented in the layer action menu. These can be used to automatically link to layer metadata
  • Download Saved Project Files: End-users can now save projects to their local file system
  • Support Degrees Decimal Minutes Coordinate Format: The coordinate tools now provide support for input and output of Degrees Decimal Minutes (DD° mm.mmm’) formatted coordinates

Both releases also include various bug fixes. Please consult the release notes for more detailed information.

Installers, release notes and supporting documentation may be downloaded by licensees with an active maintenance agreement from the Geocortex Support Center. If your account is handled by an authorized Geocortex Reseller, please contact your local representative for access to installers and documentation.

Customers interested in learning more about new features introduced in Geocortex Essentials as well as the Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight are encouraged to watch a set of new feature videos that can be accessed through the Geocortex Support Center.


New Geocortex Releases: Essentials 3.10, and Viewer for Silverlight 1.6

Latitude Geographics is pleased to announce the general availability of Geocortex Essentials 3.10 and the Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 1.6. Highlights include:

Geocortex Essentials 3.10

  • Improved OGC WMS support
  • Addition of WMTS (Web Map Tile Service) support
  • Support for the soon-to-be-announced Advanced OGC Extension for Geocortex Essentials, which will provide rich new OGC-related interaction and capabilities (query, find, and identify support for WMS and WMTS, as well as the ability to query using WFS) to licensees of this optional extension *
  • Fourteen new workflow activities, including direct database queries and new useful conversion activities
  • Support for the upcoming Microsoft .NET 4.5 release
  • Several bug fixes and enhancements
  • Support for Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 1.6

Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 1.6

  • Ad hoc query builders (basic and advanced)
  • OGC support enabling additions
  • Custom legend swatches in layer list
  • Resizable data frame
  • In-place attribute editing (in table / grid)
  • Layer list improvements
  • Simplified select all / unselect all results
  • Support for Esri's API for Silverlight 3.0

Please consult the release notes for more detailed information regarding this release. Installers, release notes and supporting documentation may be downloaded by customers with an active Maintenance Agreement from the Geocortex Support Center. If your account is handled by an authorized Geocortex Reseller, please contact your local representative for access to installers and documentation.

* The Advanced OGC Extension for Geocortex Essentials will be available for general licensing in the coming weeks. Note that all existing and new Geocortex Essentials customers receive basic OGC support as part of the core Geocortex Essentials framework, which allows integration of WMS and WMTS offerings into web mapping applications.


Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 1.5.2 Released

Update: Latitude Geographics has just released the Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight version 1.5.2, containing an important fix to a bug found in the Viewer 1.5.1 release. Please consult the release notes (found in the "Downloads" section of the Support Center) for information in the specific bug; more information on the Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight version 1.5.1 release is in the May 29 blog post.