Category Archives: ESRI

Integrating a KML/Shapefile with ESRI

Hello there!

This is going to be a quick post. I just want to paste the TN that explains how to integrate a custom shape file to ESRI in MicroStrategy 9.4.1.

This is the link:

Hope it helps!


God bless you!

Configuring ESRI in 9.4.1

Hello there!

Today let’s talk about how to configure ESRI in Microstrategy 9.4.1.

MicroStrategy we can integrate ESRI to display information in a map using geocode data. For MicroStrategy 9.4.1, we can request a free ESRI license to MicroStrategy Support. For that, you just need to Open a case in and ask Microstrategy for that license.

There are 2 different ways to configure ESRI in 9.4.1, one for the default installation and with hotfix 1 and another one to hotfix 2 and above.

For 9.4.1 without hotfix and hotfix 1:

  1. Browse to locate ESRIconfig.xml file, that is located at:
    • For MicroStrategy Web ASP: …\MicroStrategy\Web Aspx \web-inf\xml\config\”esriconfig.xml”
    • For MicroStrategy Web JSP: …\MicroStrategy\web-inf\xml\config\”esriconfig”
  2. Enter your ESRI license key into the configuration file as shown below:
 <apps><key><![CDATA[0000000001b8a27e2e3719006999bxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]]></key></apps>  <webmaps>        <webmap id=“5fac74d8e7924e169afddddddddddd” default=“true” />     </webmaps>  </ec>

Re-start the Web Server for the key to take effect.

For 9.4.1 with hotfix 2 and above:

  1. If the ESRI key has been requested go to step 3,
  2. If using existing key, copy it from the file located in [Web Server Location]\WEB-INF\xml\config\esriConfig.xml


  1. <apps>
  2. <key><![CDATA[000000000dddccxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx00]]></key>
  3. </apps>
  1. Manually create a folder structure in [Web Server Location]\plugins\ConnectorForESRIMap\WEB-INF\xml\config
  2. Download the esriConfig.xml file included below:


  1. Open this esriConfig file and add the key copied from step 1
  1. <ec>
  2. <apps>
  3. <key>[copied key]</key>
  4. </apps>
  5. </ec>
  1. Save the file and place it under [Web Server Location]\plugins\ConnectorForESRIMap\WEB-INF\xml\config.
  2. Restart the web server.


Hope it helps!

God bless you!

 This post was copied from this TN:

Shapefile/kml repository

Hello there!

I don’t know if you guys know, but it is possible to use a shapefile or kml file for Esri maps in MicroStrategy.

Here is a good tip… You can download a lot of shapefile files and kml files to work with your maps at:

Hope it helps!

God bless you!