August 30th, 2012 by Robert Dubicki
Latitude Geographics is pleased to announce the general availability of the Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 1.1. This product release includes the very latest Geocortex Viewer for HTML5, a Viewer Template Engine (VTE) integration package for Geocortex Essentials, documentation, a Quickstart template project and a set of SDK samples. This is an evolutionary release, offering significant feature enhancements and improvements which build upon core functionality delivered in the initial release. Highlights include:
- Offline support, with supporting infrastructure for developing custom offline applications, caching operational data and disconnected editing
- A new layer list, suitable for desktop and mobile use, with configurable layout and behavior options
- A new results list and table, offering a touch-friendly display of workflow and identify operation results, and configurable behavior on click and long-press events
- Global search capabilities through an extensible search framework
- Map feature details, showing attributes, related features, and attachments
- Viewer interface enhancements, including improved platform support, usability improvements, configurable view groups with tab or drill-down controls, a dedicated geolocation button, and configurable tools and menus
- Framework binding enhancements, enhanced workflow support, and bug fixes
Please consult the release notes for more detailed information regarding this release. The release 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.
August 16th, 2012 by Peter Rowand
We’ve recently completed a complete restructuring of the Geocortex training workshop curriculum, developing new content and materials to ensure a greatly improved learning experience. We’ve also updated our workshop schedule to provide more virtual training sessions in order to accommodate tight travel budgets and to offer greater flexibility for participants across different time zones. We’re really excited about these three new workshops:
Introduction to Geocortex
This half day course provides a basic technical understanding of what you can accomplish using Geocortex, with an emphasis on Geocortex Essentials.
Getting Started with Geocortex Essentials
This two day course provides a great foundation for building and configuring solutions with Geocortex Essentials.
Developing Workflows for Geocortex Essentials
Building on Getting Started with Geocortex Essentials, this two day course dives into solving real-world business problems using Geocortex Workflow technology.
The full 2012 training schedule, covering dates from September through December, may be found on our website.
August 13th, 2012 by Ryan Cooney
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.
July 11th, 2012 by Peter Rowand
We are eagerly awaiting the 2012 Esri International User Conference taking place in San Diego, CA from July 23rd to 27th. As always, Latitude Geographics will be there. Be sure to visit us at booth 1808 in the exhibition hall.
The conference represents a great opportunity for Esri users to get inspired, make connections, and learn about the very latest Esri technology. We also have a number of events planned:
- Geocortex Technology Update (Tuesday July 24 at 10 AM) : Geocortex clients and partners are invited to join us for the Geocortex Technology Update, which provides insight into our product plans.
- Geocortex Picnic (Wednesday, July 25th at noon): We’re pleased to invite our clients, partners and prospective clients to our Geocortex Picnic. Enjoy a casual meal of pulled pork sandwiches, cornbread, beans and coleslaw while enjoying the company of fellow members of the Geocortex community. RSVP quickly! Space is limited and has filled up quickly.
- Scheduled Demonstrations (Tuesday and Wednesday at 5 PM): Take in a live demo of the Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 at our booth. Attendees will get a sneak peek of the upcoming 1.1 release.
For more details and to RSVP for the picnic, please visit our Geocortex at the Esri UC page. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!
June 21st, 2012 by Robert Dubicki
Given that a metric by which we get measured is our turnaround time in supporting new Esri product releases, we’re pleased to make the official announcement today that Geocortex Essentials 3.9 (released in May 2012) is ArcGIS Server 10.1 compliant. We’ve been readying Geocortex Essentials for this landmark Esri release over the past several months and have completed final testing to verify compliance. Esri announced the general availability of ArcGIS 10.1 on June 11th 2012.
Moving forward, our objective is to continue development to make the most of all the exciting new possibilities that ArcGIS Server 10.1 offers. Stay tuned for some great new features which we’ll be releasing in the months ahead.
The upcoming version of Geocortex Optimizer (1.6) will include key feature additions and will also be ArcGIS Server 10.1 compliant. Geocortex Optimizer 1.6 is currently undergoing testing and we hope to make an announcement as to general availability in the next few weeks.
June 5th, 2012 by Ryan Cooney
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.
May 29th, 2012 by Ryan Cooney
We’re pleased to announce that the Geocortex Viewer for Silverlight 1.5.1 maintenance release is now available. This release offers two new features (the ability to run commands from a feature description in the results list, and inclusion of the latest version of Geocortex Forms), and a number of bug fixes. As with all of our maintenance releases, we’ve focused primarily on quality improvements.
We encourage our customers to consult the release notes (found on our Geocortex Support Center with the release download) for more detailed information. Should your organization be served by an Authorized Geocortex Reseller, please contact your account representative for access to installers and documentation.
May 8th, 2012 by Robert Dubicki
We can think of no better way for organizations to maximize their investment in Geocortex software than our annual user conference.
With over 20 hours of online presentations available, experts and users share tips, pragmatic experience and best practices that help people get real work done. The conference sessions are recorded, such that this exclusive content can be viewed by registrants at their leisure later on.
We have a fantastic Conference Agenda lined up. Check it out. Register by May 15th to take advantage of our special early registration rate.
May 7th, 2012 by Ryan Cooney
We’re pleased to announce the general availability of Geocortex Essentials 3.9
Customers can consult the release notes, and download installers and supporting documentation from the Geocortex Support Center. Highlights of this release include:
- Runtime modifications to Forms. The Display Form activity now contains a new child sequence activity that provides access to the Form’s object model, permitting runtime modifications to the form. This enables end users to be presented with different value options based on previous inputs (e.g. if user specifies their location is in “Canada”, they could be offered “Province” values rather than “State” values)
- New Workflow activities (14 new and updated)
- Compatibility with Esri ArcGIS Server 10.1 pre-release
- Installer improvements
- Bug fixes
Please contact your Latitude Geographics account representative or local reseller if you have any questions!
April 19th, 2012 by Steve Lipscomb
At Latitude Geographics, we recognize that in-depth industry knowledge provides a valuable context for creating more powerful, meaningful web-mapping applications. While our roots are firmly established in the government space, over the years, we’ve worked with organizations in many different sectors. Building on our trusted technology foundation, there’s never been a better time to augment Geocortex solutions with industry specific approaches. We plan to do this incrementally, branching out into targeted sectors as we grow our expertise organically.
For example, over the past two years, our Business Development Manager for Energy, Rob Lenarcic, has steadily built up a strong base of customers in the petroleum sector. We have seen outstanding results as we work more closely with our petroleum industry customers in addressing their web-GIS challenges such as adoption of the PODS geodatabase model.
Public Safety is another sector which continues to be very dynamic and where Geocortex is uniquely positioned to address specific GIS challenges. A recent example: through our partnership with NorthSouth GIS LLC, the Port of Los Angeles now uses Geocortex to address their security requirements (which you can learn more about here).
So we’ve clearly seen that successful business area growth requires expert domain knowledge. To this end, we are very pleased to welcome Francis Graf as our new Business Development Manager for Public Safety. Prior to joining us, Francis was the founder and CEO of FDR Forensic Data Recovery Inc. (FDR). Under his leadership, the company grew to being the one of the leading digital forensics professional services companies in Canada. During this time, Francis worked closely with law enforcement agencies, corporations, government and law firms across Canada, the United States, Indonesia, the UK and Saudi Arabia. Francis is also a former police officer and since founding FDR he has been involved in a wide range of highly sensitive civil and criminal investigations. We are looking forward to introducing Francis to our customers so that we can provide even more value to meet their Public Safety needs.
The industry knowledge and experience that both Rob and Francis bring to Latitude and its customers is very valuable. Over the coming year, you will see further news as we work closely with our customers in other sectors and help them solve real world GIS problems with innovative solutions using Geocortex. Stay tuned.