Friday, July 24, 2015

A Big Thank You And ArcREST Documentation Update!

I want to thank everyone for attending my session.  It was great to hear what you are doing, and what you want to do with ArcREST, as well as just meeting all of you.  It was exciting to know that I was able to make your workday a little easier and hopefully you can REST a bit better knowing that this package is there to help you out!

I have a lot more work flows to hammer out and ideas to get working on now that I spoke to the users!

While flying back to my home, I pushed out new documentation for the v3.0.0 ArcREST, which can be found here (  If you clone the repository, the HTML documentation is pulled down.  So update your forks, or re-pull the code to get the latest documentation.  I must admit though, I am not the best with Sphinx and Latex, so it's bear bones.

Please feel free to contact me on the issue's page here, or submit a pull request to help make the help documentation look better.

Thank you for attending Esri's UC 2015, attending the ArcREST demo theater presentation, or just talking to me at the developer island.  It was a lot of fun to interact with everyone and see all the awesome things people are doing.

Keep on mapping!

Monday, July 20, 2015

ArcREST Exciting Update

The ArcREST team or people.. released v2 final and moved v3 to the main branch on the ArcREST github page.

Why is this exciting?  We we continue to take all the feedback we get, especially the comments found here: and improve the package.

Some v3 highlights and what is coming when we finalize v3:

  • New security handling (PKI, IWA, LDAP)
  • AGOL metadata support (adding/updating, downloading, deleting)
  • Improved back end code (you won't see it, but it's there)
  • Standardized error handler
  • 10.4 support
  • Python 3 support(separate branch)
    • This will be built on top of Python 3.4+
That's some of the what's coming/what's new!

If you are going to the Esri's 2015 User Conference in San Diego, I will be presenting on ArcREST

UC 2015 and ArcREST

The Esri User Conference has started with a flurry of great presentations on what ArcGIS Pro will bring.  The first half of Monday's Plenary showed that 3D is here and not a niche market anymore.  We live in a 3d world so it is only natural that GIS is moving in that direction.  Pro is officially released at v1.1 with a new sdk to modify the program even further.  On the web side, smart mapping was shown.  For non-cartographic folks out there this is BIG.  Mapping that helps you present data properly and logically.  Even if you design maps daily, it's nice to have smart mapping there to assist you.

On the ArcREST front, I am presenting on Tuesday @ 1230 in demo theater 11.

Hope to see you all there.