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Work Smarter with Geocortex Essentials 4.7

We’re pleased to share that Geocortex Essentials 4.7 – alongside Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 2.8 and Geocortex Mobile App Framework (GMAF) 2.2 – are now available for download in the Geocortex Support Center.

Packed with tons of new features, these releases help customers improve communication, stay organized and take advantage of enhanced visualization options. 

 

Solving Communication Challenges Spatially with Geocortex Collaboration

Communication is an ongoing – and often the most identified – challenge in many organizations, particularly when working with distributed workforces and/or field workers. In some industries, such as public safety, being able to communicate effectively is critical and can save lives and protect critical infrastructure.

Available out-of-the-box with Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 2.8, Geocortex Collaboration is a set of map-based collaboration tools aimed at streamlining how people interact through their GIS. Users can share messages, pictures and mark-up about the map in real-time, directly in your Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 applications.

You can also review how Geocortex Collaboration conversations unfolded with time slider playback. You don’t just see the result; you see how you got there so you can learn from successes and failures.

A good use case for time slider playback is emergency operations center (EOC) practice exercises; many EOCs simulate emergencies periodically to help them prepare for the real thing. By using Geocortex Collaboration for these exercises, the EOC can review how the emergency response unfolded and identify areas that are ripe for improvement. Strong emergency responses can mean the difference between life and death, so EOCs are always looking for ways to improve their responses.


The Power of Groups

Returned results are now grouped by layer, keeping everything organized and allowing you to perform additional actions on each discrete collection of results.

GIS is all about conveying information to people to help them make decisions, and we feel that these improvements to results will help you present information to your users in a way that’s intuitive and easy to interpret.

Feature Highlighting Enhancements

You can now see the extent of your selected features and easily associate individual features with your results list through Feature Highlighting screenshotimproved feature highlighting and push-pin interactions. This has been one of the most sought after features in recent months, and we’re excited to deliver it with Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 2.8!

Learn more

While these are some of the more prominent additions, the releases include a wide array of powerful new features. To learn about everything that’s included, or to download the new versions, please visit the product release page.

Haven’t upgraded to ArcGIS 10.5 yet? We recommend timing these upgrades together, and our ArcGIS Implementation Services team is here to help get you there!


Geocortex and ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.0

You may have heard today's announcement; Esri’s long anticipated and landmark ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.0 has been released! As consumers of Esri’s JavaScript API in Geocortex Viewer for HTML5, we couldn’t be more excited because it helps usher in the next generation of web GIS (including 3D).

Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 (GVH) 1.0 was released more than 4 years ago, built on ArcGIS API for JavaScript 2.8. Today, GVH 2.6 uses the 3.16 version (the most recent release of the 3.x line).

The 4.0 release is effectively a ground-up rewrite that was required to properly take advantage of modern web development patterns and introduce 3D capabilities. According to Esri:

"Version 4.0 is a substantial overhaul of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript and its mapping components. Consider rewriting applications instead of simply trying to update them."

I often receive questions about our plans for 4.0. Effectively, we’re following Esri’s advice and we’re creating an all new 3.x version of Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 that will be based on the new ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.x.

It’s a big project that got underway last summer, and will likely continue into the first-half of 2017. We won't be able to supersede GVH 2.x until the 4.0 API offers all of the capabilities available with 3.16. Specifically, many of our customers take advantage of drawing, editing, capturing geometry, OGC support, and other features that are yet not available in the 4.x version.

For this reason, we will continue to release additional versions of GVH 2.x before GVH 3.0 is released, as there is lots of useful work for us to do that'll see heavy use by customers in the full-featured, 2D-only space.

The day will come when GVH 3.0 supersedes 2.x; at that time, we’ll enable our customers to simply upgrade their applications from 2.x to 3.x, and start leveraging all of the great capabilities that the 4.x ArcGIS API has to offer... without losing any functionality or having to rewrite applications (except for custom code they've created).

Applications – or aspects of applications that leverage configured modules or provide custom functionality via Geocortex Workflows -- will be directly upgradeable. Customers and partners that have written custom code on top of GVH 2.x to solve unique and specific use cases will likely need to update or rewrite that custom code to migrate because 4.0 is a fundamentally new API (this scenario highlights why our enduring product strategy and development recommendation is to follow approaches that avoid custom code as much as possible).

We work hard to build technology that helps ensure you can get maximum work done today, while also engineering our products to ensure minimum possible challenges when it comes time to embrace and leverage what's next. We believe our plans for 4.0 are right on track.

We'll share more in-depth information about what's coming with Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 3.0 (and much, much more) during our Geocortex User Conference in a couple weeks (May 18-19), so don't forget to register!


Geocortex Essentials 4.5, Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 2.6 & Geocortex Mobile App Framework 2.0

Our latest Geocortex release includes a major upgrade to our mobile/offline offering and brings our HTML5 viewer to almost complete parity (and beyond!) with Silverlight.

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Latitude Geographics has released Geocortex Essentials 4.5, alongside Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 2.6 and Geocortex Mobile App Framework 2.0.

Packed with dozens of new features, Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 2.6 can now directly replace almost all remaining Silverlight viewers in the world. With only a small handful of niche features remaining to achieve complete parity with Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight (plus all new HTML5 capabilities that go far beyond), our next release will officially make Silverlight a relic of the past. You can save and share projects, upload data files to maps, and take advantage of comprehensive coordinate tools. We’ve also added print previews, the ability to configure the splash screen logo, and a right-click context menu that includes important information alongside a configurable list of menu options.

We also have big news regarding our iOS, Windows, and Android versions of Geocortex Mobile App Framework 2.0, which offers an improved, synchronized offline experience. It leverages Esri’s geodatabase replica format to enable full-text searching and spatial intersection of offline features stored on a device. We’ve introduced offline maps for defining, downloading and syncing offline maps, and streamlined basemap management lets you dynamically generate basemaps within an area of interest. These are big additions to our steadily evolving framework, and are the direct result of requests from our customers who find themselves increasingly needing to do their work offline.

Geocortex Mobile App Framework uses Esri’s Runtime SDK Standard Edition licensing, which is available via a standard ArcGIS identity. The ArcGIS Runtime SDK standard license can be acquired by purchasing license packs from Esri, or by ensuring that users sign-in to Geocortex Mobile App Framework-based apps using an ArcGIS identity belonging to ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS.

Customers using an existing version of Geocortex Mobile App Framework (1.x) will need to ensure that their users sync their data with the geodatabase before they upgrade to 2.0 – upgrading will not preserve the data stored on the device. Also, if you are deploying GMAF for iOS within your organization, please remember that you need to acquire an Apple Enterprise Developer License. The license provides a safe and secure channel for distributing the application to your users. You will also need to work with Latitude Geographics to sign the application.

As always, there are also numerous minor features, various bug fixes and user experience enhancements included as part of this release. We recommend you consult the release notes for more detailed information.

Note: There is interdependence between Geocortex Essentials, Geocortex Mobile App Framework, and our HTML5 viewer; implementing some newly-introduced features will require the latest versions.

Current Geocortex customers: 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 some of the new features being introduced can watch a set of new feature videos that will be available for viewing in the coming weeks in the Geocortex Support Center.

Not a Geocortex customer yet? Check out our Product Release page to learn more about our current release — including a detailed features list — or visit our Discovery Center and get in touch with us.


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.


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.


AMANDA Extension for Geocortex Essentials

Latitude Geographics is pleased to announce the release of the AMANDA™ Extension for Geocortex Essentials.

AMANDA, a web-based platform developed by CSDC Enterprise Solutions, is widely used by local, county, state and provincial government agencies. AMANDA can be used to automate business processes related to licensing, permitting, planning, compliance, and court justice.

The optional AMANDA Extension for Geocortex Essentials provides a bi-directional link between the Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight and AMANDA, making it possible for data to be shared between the two platforms and adding many useful GIS capabilities to AMANDA.

From AMANDA you can:

  • Open the Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight from the Property and Folder windows
  • Open the Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight from the AMANDA Toolbar
  • Show a property in a map from the AMANDA Property window
  • Show a property in a map from the AMANDA Folder window
  • Perform a neighborhood buffer search

From the Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight you can:

  • Open the AMANDA Folders window
  • Open the AMANDA People window
  • Display properties from a map in the AMANDA Properties window
  • Create a new folder in AMANDA
  • Create a new property in AMANDA

Integrating property and GIS information results in more informed decision making. By using the AMANDA Extension for Geocortex Essentials, users of both AMANDA and Geocortex will have faster access to contextual data, saving time and reducing errors.

More information on the AMANDA Extension for Geocortex Essentials, as well as other extensions, can be found on www.geocortex.com.

AMANDA is a trademark of CSDC Enterprise Solutions.


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.


Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 1.2 Now Available

Product Announcement

The latest release of the Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 features functional enhancements and usability improvements to support mobile use cases and workflows. This release includes:

  • A more user-friendly interface for configuring viewers in Geocortex Essentials Manager, including an “instant preview” function for smartphones and tablets
  • Full support for viewing non-spatial data configured with data links
  • Programmatic commands that support feature highlighting and markup
  • Support for Esri’s ArcGIS API for JavaScript version 3.3
  • Dozens of user experience enhancements
  • New, more efficient offline and synchronization processes:
    • Easily provision an application for offline use
    • Launch the viewer when offline or online
    • A suite of feature editing tools that work online or offline
    • Complete back-office synchronization of data

Please note that the use of tiled basemaps or native device capabilities will require the deployment of a native (i.e., device-specific) application. In the coming months, Latitude Geographics will release the Geocortex App to Apple’s App Store and Google Play, which will enable the Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 to work with larger locally stored basemaps and integrate with device hardware such as a camera.

The Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 1.2 provides a further enriched foundation for Latitude Geographics to accelerate the release of new functionality moving forward; expect numerous feature additions in the months to come.

Please consult the release notes for more detailed information regarding this release. The release may be downloaded by Geocortex licensees with an active maintenance agreement from the Geocortex Support Center. Video recordings describing new features will be available for viewing in the Geocortex Support Center by the end of February. 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.


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.