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ROKMAPS™ - A Best-in-Class Web GIS Platform

Posted by Carey Jenkins on Aug 29, 2016 5:51:50 PM

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Topics: Amazon Web Services, ArcGIS JS API, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Server Hosting, big data, Cloud, Visualization

SSL and ArcGIS Server - Time For HTTPS is Now

Posted by Jason Harris on May 5, 2016 10:53:50 AM

We all knew it was coming and now it's here.  The #1 desktop browser, Google Chrome has recently updated several of their API's that affect us GIS developers - most notably for us, GeoLocation.  The short take away here is, in order to take advantage of in-browser geolocation (you know, that home/crosshairs button), you need to use HTTPS when serving your webs and map services.  Adding SSL to your ArcGIS Server site is pretty straightforward as is adding SSL to the webserver of your choice.  The bigger issue (pain) is going through all your code and making sure that everything is being served via HTTPS.  You know, all the javascript libraries, google apis, jquery, etc - they all need to be called via HTTPS or you'll get a 'Mixed Content' error that will block regular HTTP calls.

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Topics: Application Development, arcGIS, ArcGIS Hosting, arcgis https, ArcGIS JS API, arcgis security, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Server Hosting, arcgis ssl, Cloud, Dojo, jQuery, mobile, Mobile Applications, ROK Mobile

A Fresh Look at IT Infrastructure for Government

Posted by Jason Harris on Apr 27, 2016 1:27:27 PM

We are all aware that the government is not only in need of an IT infrastructure overhaul in many of its departments, but also that they are now actively seeking it. This will give civilian experts nationwide the chance to consider scaling up their solutions for the fed. IT infrastructure for government is a hot topic in the tech world and a feasible collaboration for companies who can accommodate a range of solutions for the all-encompassing infrastructure paradigm. Cloud computing is an aspect of IT infrastructure for the government that is of particular interest as it would alleviate many of their challenges with one integrated solution. It requires a partnership with some form of IT entity or cloud provider, which can have other benefits as well.

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Topics: ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Server Hosting, Cloud, Cloud Computing, Collaboration, GIS, Infrastructure, Infrastructure as a Service, IT, Legacy Systems, mapping, networks

Do You Have Valuable Esri Software Still Sitting in the Box?

Posted by Jay Fowler on Jan 20, 2016 1:36:36 PM

492146870.jpgHave you ever made a sizable investment in new software to make life and work simpler, brought it home, felt the newness of the packaging in your hands, and placed up on something altar-like above your computer only to find in that same place completely untouched months later? We’ve all been there. Whether it’s Rosetta Stone, the Adobe Suite, or Esri Software, the sinking feeling is the same. There’s aren’t many things worse than letting that investment go to waste in the box it came in, especially when it’s brand new Esri software, designed to make your organization more profitable by helping you make better decisions based on the real hard data of your experience.

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Topics: arcGIS, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Server Hosting, Esri, Mobile Applications, ROK Technologies

Debugging ArcGIS Server Performance Issues - Part 2

Posted by Jason Harris on Jul 27, 2015 1:08:28 PM

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Topics: Application Development, ArcGIS Hosting, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Server Hosting, ArcGIS Server REST, ArcSDE, ArcSDE SQL, Cloud, GeoDatabase, GIS, Performance, ROK Technologies, Uncategorized

ROK Star Update - Forest Preserve District of Will County

Posted by Emma Paz on Jun 22, 2015 1:58:49 PM

This month’s ROK Star Update goes out to the Forest Preserve District of Will County, based in Joliet, Illinois. We follow in celebration of their much anticipated interactive map release--a Flash application designed to let users find and explore their forest preserves, visitor centers, trails, and activities located throughout Will County’s 849 square miles.

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Topics: ArcGIS Hosting, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Server Hosting, Example Sites, GIS, Map Cache

Esri Partner Conference Wrap Up

Posted by Jay Fowler on Mar 16, 2015 3:38:05 PM

Mike, Jason, and I just returned from a fantastic trip to Palm Springs California. We attended Esri's Partner Conference and want to share some of the notable exciting developments for the ArcGIS© Platform.

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Topics: Application Development, arcGIS, ArcGIS Hosting, ArcGIS JS API, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Server Hosting, ArcSDE, Business Partner, Cloud, Conference, Esri, GeoDatabase, GIS, Infrastructure as a Service, Mapping Services, ROK Technologies, Uncategorized

Instant Enterprise from ROK - GIS Peace of Mind, Inspired by the Clouds

Posted by Mike Murphy on Nov 4, 2014 1:46:24 PM

Remember the last time you looked up at the sky? Maybe it was blue, completely clear or even partly cloudy. Whatever the case, I’d be willing to bet that if you’ve ever appreciated a gorgeous day, you’ll agree that there’s a certain (and substantial) peace of mind knowing that we can always count on a piece of sky overhead.

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Topics: Application Development, arcGIS, ArcGIS Hosting, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Platform, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Server Hosting, ArcSDE, Cloud, Cloud GIS, Data, Esri, GeoDatabase, GIS, GoMaps, Infrastructure as a Service, Instant Enterprise, Mapping Services, mobile, Performance, ROK Technologies, Virtualized Desktop

Debugging ArcGIS Server Performance Issues

Posted by Jason Harris on Oct 28, 2014 10:17:12 AM

Well, first the bad news.  There isn't one single cure-all for ArcGIS Server performance issues.  The good news is, with some patience, you can get to the bottom of just about any issue you run into.

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Topics: ArcGIS Hosting, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Server Hosting, ArcGIS Server REST, Mapping Services, Performance, ROK Technologies, Uncategorized

Instant Enterprise from ROK - Better Performance

Posted by Mike Murphy on Oct 28, 2014 9:45:43 AM

Based on participant feedback from ROK’s latest webinar on Instant Enterprise, I’d like to follow up with a series of blogs to address the main ideas from that talk. Today we are going to examine how ROK's Instant Enterprise improves performance within your organization.  In order to do so, I am going to paint a picture of a common GIS organization called AnyGISShop.

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Topics: Application Development, arcGIS, ArcGIS Hosting, ArcGIS JS API, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Server Hosting, ArcSDE, ArcSDE SQL, Cloud, Custom Apps, Esri, GeoDatabase, GIS, GoMaps, GoMaps 4, Infrastructure as a Service, Instant Enterprise, Performance, ROK Technologies, Virtualized Desktop

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