Next up is the technology / solutions / product demos
The session started with a video of Scott Morehouse, Director of Software Development and other ESRI Software Architects talking about the different development projects for the 9.2 release.
Here are the different big demos presented by ESRI staff.
Usability enhancements for 9.2
7. Mouse and keyboard shortcuts - Scroll wheel, and hot keys for switching between tools
6. Customize map scale control (add commonly used scales) and customized the zoom to full extent command
5. Ability to view metadata from ArcMap / Layers List same every where
4. Improved CAD Support
3. Go to XY tool
2. New Measure tool and Table enhancements
1. Connect directly to Excel spread sheets.
Cartography "Maps have attitude"
This demo was all about using ArcMap to edit the cartography of the map. The audience around me was really impressed with these new cartographic representation tools.
Spatial Analysis and Modeling
New charting tools
New GP layer for pre-symbolizing the results of a model and attached the layer to the model. And the support of looping in a GP model
ArcGIS Server can run GP models
New sketching tools
Land Record Management
Cadastral tools in Survey Analyst
New ArcIMS Designer and Viewer
Enterprise Integration with IBM Websphere ArcWeb Services and SAP
SQL API for Oracle
ArcWeb new viewer is fast and has a lot of functionality as a web application
Collaboration - New free extension called GeoChat
GIS databases are big - the demo used a 9TB geodatabase
Terrain in the GDB
Real Time analyst
Full motion video in ArcGIS Desktop
The final part of the demo showed off a custom Enginapplicationon running a the Touch Table and Terrian Table for a wide range ocollaborationon and visualization.
I'm off to lunch with a good friend that gave me my first job in GIS.