Maps mean different things to different people. So what is a map?
John Calkins: A map is an answer to a question.
There are three basic kinds of maps that answer three basic types of questions:
What Doesn’t Use Service Credits?
1 credit per 1,000 tiles generated
2.4 credits per 10 MB stored per month
Tile and Data Storage
1.2 credits per 1 GB stored per month
80 credits per 1,000 geocodes
Data Transfer (Outbound)
6 credits per 1 GB
Esri has announced a strategic alliance with Microsoft to assist public and private agencies and communities around the world during disasters. Microsoft will display Esri public information maps on its cloud-based Disaster Response Incident Portal, as well as point citizens to the maps via its online outlets, such as MSN and Bing. Esri’s ArcGIS integration within a number of Microsoft’s disaster response management solutions will provide governments and leading aid organizations with a more comprehensive set of tools to address key challenges.
Esri Maps for Office is a downloadable add-in for Microsoft Office 2010 that helps organizations make better decisions through location analytics.
With Esri Maps for Office, business professionals can quickly create interactive maps from their data in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. These live maps, which can be based on any geographic component, such as customer locations or sales by ZIP Code, can be simply added to Microsoft PowerPoint presentations or shared through Esri’s cloud mapping platform, ArcGIS Online. Maps shared through ArcGIS Online can then be distributed throughout an organization or embedded into mobile or web applications.
The interactive maps and presentations business professionals create with Esri Maps for Office provide a powerful way of exploring issues ranging from gaps in existing service to opportunities for growth. Esri Maps for Office allows analysts to investigate their data as color-coded maps, point maps, or heat maps, and provides full control over the way data is displayed on the map. Organizations can overlay their data on a set of standardized Esri background maps or search through the extensive library of geospatial content available through ArcGIS Online.
Esri Maps for Office is available as a free download to organizations with ArcGIS Online subscriptions.
More Information: Esri Maps for Office
Every year before the Esri International User Conference, a survey is sent out to all users asking about their opinions on our technology and where you think we should focus our efforts.
The answers to many of the questions that you asked is now available. Even if you didn’t participate in the survey, you should still have a read of the answers as it provides an inside look at what the future direction at Esri as well as a overview of what to expect in the next releases.
ArcGIS for Local Government 10.1 is now available. This latest release includes an update to each application along with a new local government information model that you can use with ArcGIS 10.1.
One of the traditions at the Esri International User Conference is to showcase the top enhancements in the latest release of ArcGIS.
With ArcGIS 10.1 now available, Ismael Chivite shared some of the developer favourites of the ArcGIS 10.1 release.
2. Improved Server Functionality
3. Performance Improvements
4. 64-Bit Architecture for ArcGIS Server 10.1
5. Editor Tracking on the Web
6. Editing Enhancements
7. GUI for Geodatabase Management
8. Coordinates Tool
9. Dynamic Legends
10. Maplex Included with ArcGIS 10.1
The president of Esri opened the Esri International User Conference 2012 by welcoming ~ 15000 attendees from more than 130 countries.
The theme of the conference was GIS - Opening Our World.
The Esri International User Conference 2012 kicked off this morning in San Diego and for those that were not able attend, videos from the Plenary Session are now available for viewing.
Social media has been capturing the event in real-time making it a valuable source for finding the latest information.
Very Spatial also has a livecast which was captured during the Plenary Session and this can be found here: http://veryspatial.com/
The videos cover the demonstrations from the Plenary Session as well as Jack’s vision.
If you missed the Plenary Session or were not able to attend or you would like to see it again, have a look at these videos. While there were amazing demonstrations showcasing some of the key features of the ArcGIS 10.1 release, it was also about the theme of the conference which is Opening our World!
More information on the Esri International User Conference 2012 can be found here: http://esri.com/uc