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    GeoPDF formatted data represents a large and growing source of information. The US Geological Survey is creating all new US Topo products in GeoPDF format and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency is releasing scanned map products in GeoPDF format.

    It would be a great help if ArcMap would be able to display these GeoPDF products ... at least as a background map ... if not exploit their content further. 
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    88 Comments  |  Posted by :  dcaldwell  to ArcGIS DesktopDefense and Intelligence Jul 28, 2010
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    The Measure tool presently allows the calculation of distance between features (with snapping). It would be helpful if the Direction / Angle / Azimuth was also shown. .
     
    Presently,
    - The Near Tool modifies my shapefile, which I don't want and is unnecessary for such a simple calculation
    - The COGO Report tool runs directions counter-clockwise (which is crazy in my opinion). The Ground Correction ability is great, but doesn't correct the fact that the compass is backwards!
    - Military Analyst will measure direction between locations but doesn't snap to existing features - I need to enter the coords. This is unnecessary in Arc10.
     
    If implemented, please use North as the 0° (like Mil Analyst), not East (like the Near tool)
     
    The image below shows what it could look like.
    Measure tool example
     
    I know there is already an enhancement of this type suggested, but it appears to be squashed with the mention of COGO. Unfortunately, COGO doesn't solve this request because it runs the compass counter-clockwise.
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     direction, angle, azimuth, bearing, distance, measure, near, military, cogo, 3d mesurements
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    Currently the georeference information saved inside the PDF file appears to contain only latitude and longitude info.  It would be nice to be able to read MGRS coordinates from the PDF when the map is georeferenced to a UTM coordinate system.  Obviously, Esri and Adobe would have to collaborate in order for the Adobe Geospatial Location Tool to be able to display both geographic and MGRS coordinates.
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     PDF, georeference, MGRS, coordinates, Adobe, Geospatial Location Tool
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    CADRG is a raster data format used for military purposes. Its specification was written decades ago, and it had to be compatible with the hardware from this time, which had low performance.
    Since military systems have usually a long lifetime, there are still some systems (like moving map systems) which work with CADRG, and that need to be maintained for at least another decade. To provide this systems with updated maps, CADRG maps still has to be generated constantly.
    There are a lot CADRG readers, but there are just a few CADRG writers, and the support of this tools is sometimes poor.
    ArcGIS is a powerful tool that can handle more and more raster data, and it would be very helpful if it could write CADRG. So that users are still able to produce CADRG, based on proven and supported technology.
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    2 Comments  |  Posted by :  Loebi  to ArcGIS DesktopDefense and IntelligenceImagery Jan 30, 2013
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    Features drawn using Cartographic Representations are displayed in the TOC and Legend based on the Rule Names.  When using standard formats such as TDS, these rule names can be lengthy.  It would be ideal if there was a way to create a legend alias or some other descriptor for use in the legend other than the official rule name.  That way the official rule name remains intact, but my map legend is more meaningful.  I understand I can convert the legend to graphics, but a dynamic legend is preferred for numerous reasons.
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     cartographic representation, legend, rule name, carto rep
    1 Comment  |  Posted by :  phragmities  to ArcGIS DesktopDefense and Intelligence Feb 20, 2014
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    ArcMap should have the ability to overlay a dynamic MGRS Grid that draws correctly over UTM Zone Changes withoout having to generate a custom Grid / Graticule. This is required for Defense / Intelligence users that are not creating a full map series such as TLM 50 where the map extents are defined. The majority of products require a bespoke one off solution and this would save vast numbers of man hours.
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    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  daveb1034  to ArcGIS DesktopDefense and Intelligence Feb 20, 2013
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    I would like to see a warning appear when using Dynamic Grids and the user moves outside the range of the dynamic grid. For example you could define a dynamic grid for UTM Zone X which would appear over Country A, you could pan to Country B and still see the now incorrect UTM Zone X grid figures when you should now be using UTM Zone Z!
    Either a warning that you are no longer in the correct dynamic grid area or better still No Grid!! The grid should stop at its geodetic boundary.
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    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  JacBond007  to ArcGIS DesktopDefense and Intelligence Feb 25, 2014
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    I would like a way to disperse points that fall directly on top of each other or is part of a multipoint feature.  This would be helpful when displaying different types of crimes in the same location.  I would also like a Spider diagram linking the dispersed locations back to the source location.  This is similar to the “Disperse Markers” tool, but wouldn’t require ArcInfo.

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    Please document why the failover is external to the ArcGIS Server installation:

    C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Server\geronimo\var\config\config-substitutions.properties
    ActiveMQServersUrl=failover\://(tcp\://FLUG.ESRI.COM\:61616)?updateURIsURL\=file\:/C\:/xxx/XXX/yy/arcgisserver/arcgissystem/jms/brokers.dat

    http://activemq.apache.org/failover-transport-reference.html
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     security ags activemq failover flug.esri.com
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    Large enterprise GIS systems with more than two blades/ArcGIS Server instances often involve many Web services. It is very difficult to manage these services using the current ArcGIS Server Manager. Conceptually, it should be more like most web-based email applications. Publishing, Searching, Sorting, and Managing Web services across multiple blades/instances would significantly improve server managers usability and effectiveness in large GIS systems. 

    Example Workflows and Question: How many clicks does it currently take to publish,  start, stop, refresh or delete the services 51, 52 & 53 (based on alphabetical name), on 4 different ArcGIS Server blades? Answer: Too many

    Current Challenges Managing ArcGIS Server Services and Recommendations

    1.     Viewing Services Limit: Add the ability to view more than 10 services in the web page. If there must be a limit, make the # configurable.

    2.     Scroll Bar: Add a simple scroll bar to scroll down to the bottom of the list, rather than clicking many times through many pages. Take away the page concept. If a system has 50 or more web services, the user needs to click 5 times just to get to view the last services.

    3.     Sorting Services: Add the ability to sort services based on Name, Type, Status, Cache Use, Cache Size, Instances In Use, Permissions etc.

    4.     Search Services: Add the ability to Search services based on at least the name of the Service, and other field values.

    5.     Publishing and Managing Services Across Multiple Instances/Blades: Across multiple blades should be able to be performed from one interface in just a few clicks. Administers of ArcGIS Server should be able to configure or connect to multiple instances of ArcGIS Server. This would allow publishing a Web service once to your server farm, instead of once per blade/instance. Doing this on older Windows OS and IE Explorer requires 4 different pages and logins into the ArcGIS Server Manager application. Doing this in a RACK KVM terminal is sometimes necessary, but requires to many clicks.

    6.     Modifying Web Service Properties: The current web interface for editing service properties could allow changing multiple properties on different pages, then clicking save. Currently, clicking save takes the user back out to the main services page. If you need to go back to change just one additional property, service pooling etc., the user must go back through many clicks to complete a simple task. The Web service properties for a service across different blades will have mostly the same metadata and properties values (except just a few values), but it is required to populate or change these for each service on each blade. It should be possible to keep these in synch, as the values are persisted in a .cfg file.

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    3 Comments  |  Posted by :  3560  to ArcGIS ServerDefense and Intelligence Feb 11, 2011
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    MIL-STD 2525C – Common Warfighting Symbology
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     runtime, 2525c, symbology, defense
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    There is no way to manipulate the image being displayed by the message group layer, perhaps via the Graphic object or its layer? There is currently a workaround on image editing viewing on UI components, but it does not affect how they're being displayed on the JMap. See the Symbol Ditionary Buffer Image Colors forum post for details.

    Table IX (Tactical Symbols Hierarchy) of MIL-STD 2525C shows symbol look-and-feel details with respect to their frame (or border), fill (or background color), and icon appearance (or visibility) which should potentially constitute  as additional needed symbol properties:
    User-added image

    Table III (Present and planned status for tactical symbols) of MIL-STD 2525C also addresses the setting of a STATUS/OPERATIONAL CONDITION (Position 4 of symbol identification code) using the message processor component, including previous versions, but does not currently have an affect on symbols' frames:
    User-added image

    Most military-fielded systems provide for functionality that allows connected elements report the currency of their location via messsaging:

    1. A "current" state of an element's symbol on the map means that they are timely reporting their location changes or at specified intervals, even if it hasn't changed.

    2. A "stale" state means that they have not reported their location for a specified configurable amount of time (sort of like a second chance to report in). This lets observers know that they may still (but may not) be there,

    3. An "old" state means that they have not reported their location for a specified configurable amount of time (sort of like a last chance to report in). This lets observers know that they are likely not there, and

    4. A "delete" state means that they are no longer reporting their location and there is a likelyhood that they are not at the last reported location (not online). This state is normally used by fielded systems to "purge" (remove) their situational awareness (symbols) from their common operating picture (map) so that only recent data is viewed for operational purposes.

    However, this functionality is not driven by MIL-STD 2525-Series but by standard operating procedures and/or military doctrine. Agencies differ in that respect. A sample screen shot is provided below:
    User-added image

    My suggested feature is to provide additional symbol properties to allow users of the API implement the modifying the displaying of symbols based on their reported operational status and based on a time and motion functonality they could implement (because it will differ based on requirements).
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    In order to be fully usable for firewall configuration,
    ports enumrated in the documentation should be specified with their network transport layer: TCP/UDP

    Reference:

    http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//015400000537000000
    http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/index.html#//015400000537000000
    http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/index.html#//017s00000016000000

    Current effect, ports are open with UDP/TCP combined whereas it is not necessary:
    https://geonet.esri.com/thread/64624?sr=stream
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     firewall port network security tcp udp
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    Can we please have the ability to permanently specify the default location of the Default Geodatabase?

    Currently a Default.gdb is created in the user's "My Documents' folder on first opening the Normal.mxt. Users can specify another geodatabase and save the Normal.mxt, however this never really gets rid of the original default geodatabase and often the normal.mxt reverts back to this.

    In our organisation a user's 'My Documents' folder is set to a network location that has very specific usage and size restrictions. Furthermore running geoprocessing across the network places a heavy burden on resources. Therefore we need the ability to change where this 'default' default.gdb is located, at a higher level than the Normal.mxt. For example in the Advanced Tools or similar.

    Thanks,

    -Mick
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     Default,Geodatabase,Location,My Documents
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    Please add the abilty to geocode an IP address.  This should be an offline dataset at the country level in the data and maps DVD. Additionally, at the city or lower level, this should be a service on ArcGIS online.

    The need to locate the closest lat long of an IP address, and then create a usable featureclass, is a needed feature.  This is increasingly important due to emerging areas of geospatial analysis, such as cyber security.  An IP address  database is not something a user could even begin to create on their own, and thus would be a valuable additional service to have within ArcGIS online.  It would need to be a service since it would need to be maintained and updated.

    Also have a geoenrichment capability to add the Internet provider (ISP) attributes.
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     IP, geocode, address, geocoding, IP address, lat, long, cyber, security, log files, logs, computer, internet
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    Let us import/export to nvg and import svg in ArcGIS for Desktop.
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     NVG, SVG
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    It would be great if an option for a python script or modelbuilder parameter would have the ability to be character masked.  This way a user could enter sensitive information like username and/or password into the dialog box of a model or script, and peering eyes could not make sense of it.
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     password, mask, character, secure
    5 Comments  |  Posted by :  arc167  to ArcGIS DesktopDefense and Intelligence Jul 10, 2012
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    MGRS/LL

    At the moment there is no way to view an MGRS or Latitude Longitude grid on the map canvas for the JavaScript API. It would be ideal if as a user I could click a toggle button that displays an MGRS grid on top of the world map. The same goes for a Lat Lon grid.

    This ability is possible on the Flex API as I have seen in the examples, but not in JavaScript API.A snapshot from the Flex API is shown above. Please replicate this in the JavaScript API.

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     JavaScript MGRS Latitude Longitude Military
    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  barlesj  to Defense and IntelligenceWeb Apps and APIs Apr 1, 2014
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    As a Geospatial Technician in support of Military Operations, Our mission is to be able to produce timely and accurate mapping of an area, sometimes within 30 minutes of not even knowing where the operations will be. One of the issues we face is MGRS ladder labelling. The tasks are dynamic and do not conform to a particular series or scale of mapping.

    The troops on the ground face many challenges, one of which is interpereting a map correctly and quickly. One of these tasks include deriving grids in a very timely manner. To be better able to support this the troops have asked to halo MGRS Ladder Labelling.

    What I would like to be able to halo the MGRS Ladder Labelling text. In the current format the text can be hard to read when there is certain content within the dataframe. The current process of having to convert grid to graphics, up-grouping and manually changing it is both time consuming and open to errors which could lead to major issues.

    A simple Drop-down/Radial button selection along with a colour choice box within the MGRS Ladder Label Section of the MGRS Grid would be an excellent addition to ArcMap.
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     MGRS, Grid, Halo, Military
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    You guys have finalyy deprecated Military Analyst which is fine.  Why don't you provide a toolbox that holds the models that you have so helpfully shown here:  http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/index.html#//000n00000005000000 
    rather than creating them and then just providing screenshots.  It seems a bit redundant that the users have to recreate models that your defense team has obviously already done.  Or, you could even incorporate these tools into one of the default toolboxes that ship with ArcGIS!
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    2 Comments  |  Posted by :  MarcG_NZ  to ArcGIS DesktopDefense and Intelligence Dec 3, 2013
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