Deliver High Performance Applications to Mobile Devices

In this quick walkthrough, we will show you how to access the ArcGIS App using a cloud-based desktop, and then transfer the session to an iPad to take into the field.

Overview


Before You Begin


  • Ensure you have a valid account in the TestDrive environments. If you do not yet have an account you can sign up at portal.vmtestdrive.com.
  • Ensure you have the Horizon Client installed on your Mac or PC
  • This walkthrough can be performed using any device type, utilizing both a computer and a tablet. We suggest using the enrollment instructions for your platform found at the following links: Windows 10, iOS, Android, MacOS

 

National governments are constantly responding to cyber threats, security breaches, and data leakage—including civilian agencies, defense, and the intelligence community. Esri ArcGIS Pro is the leading Geographic Information Systems (GIS) application and plays a part in many functions from mission command, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), training area management and simulation. Virtualizing ArcGIS Pro users have access to their high performance, mission critical application anywhere while ensuring all the data remains secure in the data center.

 

Access ArcGIS App through Workspace ONE


Let's start by launching Workspace ONE from a web browser on a Mac or PC. Navigate to https://wsone.vmtestdrive.com/ 

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Next we will launch the VMware NVIDIA Grid. If it's not already present in your bookmarks, find VMware-NVIDIA-GRID-Test-Drive (Category: AMER for U.S.), and click the bookmark icon. Then from the bookmarks page, hover over the 3 dots at the top right of the program icon, and choose "Open in Client". This provides the best performance for using the NVIDIA vGPU.

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The Horizon Client will launch, opening directly into the NVIDIA Grid desktop.

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Open the start menu and navigate to ArcGIS > 3DVirtualCity

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Transfer Cloud-Based Session to Tablet


Now let's pick up our tablet of choice, and open up the Workspace ONE app

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Open the NVIDIA Grid desktop the same way you did from your PC or Mac. Note that this time Horizon is opened through the browser.

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The session opened from the desktop has been seamlessly transferred to our mobile device.

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Workspace ONE delivers your 3D apps across all device types and locations, opening new possibilities for remote training and on boarding.

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