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This Week's Picks - ArcGIS Enterprise #8

Blog Post created by JEdstrom-esristaff Employee on Feb 5, 2020

Welcome back to This Week's Picks - ArcGIS Enterprise!  In past editions, we've been focusing on ArcGIS Enterprise: the product but haven't gotten into ArcGIS Enterprise: the backbone of your GIS workflows.  In many organizations, ArcGIS Enterprise is integrated with other components of the ArcGIS platform - including ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and Esri's suite of essential, field, and office apps.  All of these have unique considerations to keep in mind when working with ArcGIS Enterprise.

 

That said, the focus of this edition of This Week's Picks is ArcGIS Enterprise and field apps.  We'll be diving deeper into this topic by looking into:

1.  ArcGIS Secure Mobile Implementation Patterns

2.  Troubleshooting connecting to ArcGIS Enterprise on your iOS device

3.  Disconnected Editing with Collector for ArcGIS and ArcGIS Enterprise

 

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1. ArcGIS Secure Mobile Implementation Patterns

This whitepaper is a great resource that acknowledges that, in recent years, the transition from office-based to field-based GIS workflows has forced IT architects to be strategic in deploying an effective enterprise GIS strategy.  It goes into almost all possible WebGIS deployment patterns, as well as considerations for different field apps.  Whether setting up your environment for the first time or wanting to see where your deployment fits in, this whitepaper is worth checking out - take a look for yourself here.

 

2. Troubleshooting connecting to ArcGIS Enterprise on your iOS device

In later versions of iOS, an issue can arise when connecting to your ArcGIS Enterprise portal if you aren't using a valid certificate; this error is particularly common if you're using a self-signed certificate.  While self-signed certificates aren't designed for production use, they can be great for internal testing.  So, how do you get around this error?  This technical article from Support describes the solution and, while written with Collector for ArcGIS in mind, the steps are helpful when connecting ArcGIS Enterprise to any Esri field app.  For the exact workflow, look at the steps outlined here.

 

3. Disconnected Editing with Collector for ArcGIS and ArcGIS Enterprise

The focus of this Esri Canada video is using Collector for ArcGIS for offline editing of a feature service, coming from a registered enterprise geodatabase, in ArcGIS Enterprise.  It breaks down the workflow step by step, from feature class creation to data collection and syncing, and also covers important considerations start to finish.  Even if you know this workflow by heart, this short video is a great refresher - be sure to check it out for yourself here.

 

And these are just some of the considerations to have in mind when using field apps with ArcGIS Enterprise!

Thanks for keeping an eye out for This Week's Picks!  And, as always, thank you for reading and please feel free to reach out in the comments below  if there are any outstanding questions, comments, or suggestions for future topics.  Be sure to check out This Week's Picks - ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro - and stay tuned for more This Week's Picks - ArcGIS Enterprise.

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