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.
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
GIS pioneer Jack Dangermond founded Esri in 1969 and has steered the company since the mainframe era.
Today’s announcement of ArcGIS Online organizational subscriptions marks what he calls Esri’s evolution into the era of cloud and mobile computing. He talked about the importance of mobile and cloud, the role of GIS in organizations, big data and consumer vs. enterprise mapping.
Here’s your chance to test out the Esri Geoportal Server running on your very own computer already installed and configured in its own self-contained operating system. Just boot and go.
You’ll get a Linux LiveDVD preconfigured with a running Esri Geoportal Server. It can either be booted directly from a DVD drive or run as a virtual machine. You can download the .iso or request a physical DVD.
Given that “cloud” has become one of the most used technology buzzwords of the decade, it’s not surprising that the Esri International User Conference 2012 is shaping up to offer an impressive number of cloud sessions on the agenda.
This year’s presentations are aimed at equipping the cloud-initiated with the information and answers you need to successfully implement cloud solutions.
You’ll also see an abundance of sessions about ArcGIS Online, aimed at exposing attendees to the variety of functionality present in Esri’s SaaS offering. Some highlights include demonstrations about consuming external content to craft well-designed symbols and pop-ups; and how to move your on-premise desktop maps from ArcMap into an ArcGIS Online organizational account — a new offering which allows you to tailor ArcGIS Online to your business or agency.
Esri’s ArcGIS software is the preferred GIS for local governments around the world. This is especially true in New Zealand where ArcGIS in used in councils representing over 75% of our population. “It has been almost exactly 25 years since we made our first GIS sale to a local council,” says Greg Dillon-Price, who was brought on by Eagle 20 years ago fresh out of varsity. “Since that time we have seen GIS evolve from a leading edge technology to a pervasive solution. Today, for New Zealand local and regional councils, ArcGIS is the defacto standard.”
Indeed, New Zealand’s largest new local authority, Auckland Council, has standardised on Esri’s ArcGIS. Ian Smith, Geospatial Manager, Auckland Council, says ArcGIS will be at the forefront of service delivery. “GIS technology will provide truly integrated location aware planning and decision making with all property, asset and customer relations interacting in a geospatial window. It will be a key tool in the support and delivery of the Auckland Plan that will shape the future of the region over the next 30 years.”
Participation from GIS professionals like you makes the Esri Asia Pacific User Conference much more than just another regional technology event. It’s a place to collaborate, connect, and get inspired by the work of your colleagues. We encourage you to share what you know to help GIS professionals of all experience levels better leverage the power of geospatial technology.
Eagle Technology Group Ltd, Esri’s official distributor for New Zealand, is proud to host the Esri Asia Pacific User Conference 2012 (APUC), to be held November 5–7, 2012, at the SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre in Auckland, New Zealand.
Who Should Attend
All Esri technology users from the Asia-Pacific region are encouraged to join us. From new users to seasoned GIS professionals, from decision makers and business owners to GIS analysts, everyone will benefit from attending. Esri business and media partners are also welcome.