Skip To Content

What's new in the GeoEvent Extension?

New at 10.4.1

ArcGIS 10.4.1 GeoEvent Extension for Server is predominantly a maintenance and quality improvement release. For a list of issues that are fixed in 10.4.1, see the 10.4.1 Issues Addressed List.

New at 10.4

ArcGIS 10.4 GeoEvent Extension for Server includes stability enhancements and improved functionality throughout the product. For a list of issues that are fixed in 10.4, see the 10.4 Issues Addressed List. For a summary of changes in the software, see the following sections.

Spatiotemporal Big Data Store

The ArcGIS Data Store, available with ArcGIS for Server, has been enhanced to work with observational data by way of introducing the spatiotemporal big data store. Observation data can be moving objects, changing attributes of stationary sensors, or both. The spatiotemporal big data store enables archival of high volume observation data, sustains high velocity write throughput, and can run across multiple machines (nodes).

Stream Services

  • Stream services support the ability to Store Latest in a spatiotemporal big data store.
  • Stream services support publishing to a folder on an ArcGIS Server.
  • Stream services successfully publish when ArcGIS Server's security setting is set to HTTPS Only.
  • When publishing a stream service and enabling Override, it now successfully replaces an existing stream service with the same name.
  • Stream service's attribute filter now supports the between operation.
  • Send to a Stream Service Output Connector no longer needs to be restarted after a machine restart.


  • Improved GeoEvent Manager login experience to be more consistent with ArcGIS for Server when enterprise security is enabled.
  • Improved GeoEvent Manager login experience when a non-administrator/publisher role logs in, it now notifies the user if they do not have appropriate permissions.
  • Restricted access to the Global Settings to administrator-level users only.

GeoEvent Manager

  • GeoEvent Extension now honors the new Locked Site Mode capability in ArcGIS for Server and informs users the site is in read only mode.
  • GeoEvent Extension administrators can no longer create input or output connectors with the same name.
  • When registering a server data connection with web-tier authentication, the Use Token option is no longer enabled by default.
  • When referencing a feature service with one or more group layers, the correct layer ID's are now used by GeoEvent Extension.
  • GeoEvent Extension now supports referencing feature and map service names that end with _M, _F, and _S.
  • The Reset button in the editing dialog boxes for the HTTP and HTTPS Proxy Passwords now successfully resets them.
  • When configuring HTTP and HTTPS Proxy Port settings, validation of entered values has been improved.
  • GeoEvent Definitions no longer allows duplicate field names.
  • New filtering options when searching GeoEvent Definitions including ownership, field groups, and missing tags.
  • When deleting selected GeoEvent Definitions, confirmation is now required.
  • The GeoEvent Definitions page now successfully displays group elements correctly in Google Chrome.
  • Tooltips have been improved in the GeoEvent Definitions, GeoFences, and Global Settings pages.
  • When configuring Global Settings, validation of values has been improved.
  • The Global Settings dialog box label has been corrected to read Reset.
  • Import Configuration dialog now properly resets its state after a cancellation.
  • Improved support for Section 508 compliance.


  • New outputs include Add a Feature to an ArcGIS Spatiotemporal Big Data Store and Update a Feature in a ArcGIS Spatiotemporal Big Data Store.
  • Inputs and outputs start faster because they no longer wait on feature and map services from ArcGIS Server connections to cache.
  • Inputs and outputs are listed alphabetically in the element menu when creating a new GeoEvent Service.
  • Add a Feature Output Connector and Update a Feature Output Connector correctly list feature and map services when federated with Portal for ArcGIS.
  • Update a Feature Output Connector now accommodates case sensitivity, enabling it to work with the ArcGIS Data Store.
  • Update a Feature Output Connector has been enhanced with an Update Only mode to work with feature services that have not been granted the Create operation.
  • Poll an ArcGIS Server for Features to Get Incremental Updates now works when ArcGIS for Server is configured with a load balancer.
  • Poll an ArcGIS Server for Features using a map service now supports geometry that includes geometric statistics for length and area.
  • Send an Email Output Connector supports HTML message content in the email body.
  • Improved error messaging when multiple TCP inputs are configured with the same server port.
  • When in client mode, the TCP Inbound Transport now auto-reconnects upon a disconnection.
  • Watch a Folder for New JSON Files Input Connector now works with JSON files over 5KB.
  • HTTP Inbound Transport can now send HTTP headers and parameters in POST body when polling an external website.
  • File Inbound Transport has been enhanced to improve handling of newlines, indention, and whitespace.
  • Text Inbound Adapter's Build Geometry from Fields is more consistent with the Generic JSON Adapter's handling of geometry.
  • JSON Inbound Adapter now properly handles non-terminal JSON arrays.
  • XML Inbound Adapter has been enhanced to improve handling of declared namespaces.
  • The JSON and XML Inbound Adapter's now creates fields that have null values in the GeoEvent Definition.


  • Field Calculator Processor now allows string functions to be nested.
  • Field Calculator Processor logs an error when a null field value prevents an expression from being correctly evaluated.
  • Field Calculator Processor has been optimized to do faster expression evaluation.
  • Field Enricher Processor now supports autotype conversions.
  • Field Enricher (Feature Service) Processor now correctly handles date fields with null values on the enrichment record.
  • Field Enricher (Feature Service) Processor has been updated to properly honor the cache refresh time interval.
  • The type of processor used in a GeoEvent Service is now listed on the processor element and in the tooltip.
  • When configuring a Field Reducer Processor, an administrator can now select available fields to remove using a selected GeoEvent Definition.
  • When creating a GeoEvent Service, inputs, outputs, filters, and processors now snap to a grid.
  • Processors that create GeoEvent Definitions now have the ability to use existing user-defined GeoEvent Definitions if they exist.
  • When configuring an expression in a filter, the In and Matches operators now support variable substitution.
  • Logging has been updated to use the name of the input, GeoEvent Service, processor, and output instead of their associated GUID.


  • When toggling the status of a GeoFence to False, you can now toggle it back to True.
  • Improved handling of special characters in a GeoFence category and name.

Software Development Kit (SDK)

  • HTTP Transport has been improved to better hide unnecessary fields based on selected values on properties.
  • The groupID and artifactId used in the SDK samples have been updated to match the Esri public maven repository.


  • The GeoEvent Manager icon and name in the Windows Start menu have been updated.
  • The ArcGIS GeoEvent Windows service is now dependent on the ArcGIS Server Windows service to better handle the sequence of startup.

In this topic
  1. New at 10.4.1
  2. New at 10.4