10 November 2008

ArcGIS 9.3 Service Pack 1 Released

Update [26/11/2008]:
Due to a couple of issues that have been resolved ESRI have updated
Service Pack 1 for 9.3
If you have already downloaded the service pack check the time stamps
(right click properties on the installer)

New Timestamp (SP1)
21 November 2008 20:13:08

Old Timestamp (SP1)
23 October 2008 06:27:52

If already installed service pack 1 then you can download the patches and install them to update the software rather than the long winded re-installing SP1
Topology Validation Patch

To Check the actual file causing the issue check
  • Under the \ArcGIS\Bin folder, right click the GdbTopo.dll file
  • Select Properties
  • On the Version tab, the File version for GdbTopo.dll should read:
(note the issue with subscribers to Virtual Earth in ArcMap has yet to be resolved, so a workaround is mentioned in the comments)

ArcGIS 9.3 Service Pack 1 Released

ESRI have released the first service pack for ArcGIS products.
The list of improvements is huge due to the 'error reporting' function built into 9.3 software.

Here is the full list of fixes

Mapperz top pick of fixes

NIM009383 - With ArcGIS 9.2 SP2 and higher, certain JPEG images cannot be loaded.

NIM006247 - Saving shape file edits more than eight times in ArcMap leads to slower and slower performance.

NIM033727 - Converting symbology to representation with the 'Features in current extent' option chosen does not complete properly.

NIM035106 - Application failure when using the SHAPE" field in the Select By Attributes command."

NIM036029 - Millimeter values are interpreted as points for size and width property overrides.

NIM036446 - Representation rules with identical internal identifiers can lead to data corruption.

NIM036971 - Exporting attributes to PDF results in incorrect values for fields using a number format.
NIM037410 - Exporting attributes to PDF is not preserving alias names for fields.
NIM037888 - Exporting attributes to PDF drops the value of a field called NAME when layer is using unique value renderer.

NIM037099 - When a line feature class is labeled using Maplex with the centered straight placement option and a label expression whose font tags differ from the symbol size, the labels are drawn offset from the line.

NIM037125 - Using buffer (in the editor or the Geoprocessing tool) fails on some very large input features.

NIM037580 - Crash due to lack of memory while building a spatial index for a complex polygon

NIM037814 - The Label Placement Optimizer algorithm does not work correctly when run inside a Composte algorithm

NIM037818 - Append does not work with feature set as target.

ArcGIS Desktop (ArcInfo, ArcEditor, ArcView)
ArcGISDesktop93sp1.msp 94 MB

ArcGIS Desktop Help updates
ArcGISDesktopHelp93sp1.msp 243 MB

Download the latest Service Pack from:

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At Friday, November 14, 2008 7:58:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I installed the new Service Pack, and now none of the Global Imagery layers from the ESRI online Resource Center work anymore. I just purchased the Virtual Earth premium service, which doesn't work now either. FYI! Appears to be a software issue - dealing with ESRI Support, and no solution yet. Even tried starting a new Global Account to get the 14 day trial, which doesn't work either.

At Saturday, November 15, 2008 12:14:00 pm, Blogger Mapperz said...

Michelle, thanks for the heads up - I expect ESRI will release a patch in the coming days (hopefully not weeks).
For users wanting VE/Yahoo/Google Maps for free (no subscription required)
'View ArcGIS location in Virtual Earth, Yahoo! Maps or Google Maps'


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