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    Thursday, October 27, 2005


    Thing are going well here in Warsaw for the ESRI European Users Conference. Yesterday at the plenary session Jack outlined his vision of GIS helping us manage our world and talk about the advances in the ArcGIS platform.  David Maguire and other ESRI staff then did several demos of the new ArcGIS 9.2 features.  I showed the new ArcGIS Engine developer controls and commands for developers.  Then towards the end of the day, David and I announced and showed ArcGIS Explorer for the first time publicly.  I got a lot of positive feedback on the new UI design and the ability to work with several different Servers.

    Today I’m meeting with users and holding a Developer Special Interest Group at lunch.  Then this afternoon there will be several developer focused sessions.

    Posted from the Warsaw Palace of Culture.

    Monday, October 24, 2005

    ESRI European User Conference

    I arrived in Warsaw, Poland last night for the European User Conference this week. Tomorrow I’ll be giving pre-conference seminars on “ArcGIS for Developers” and “Introduction to ArcGIS Engine”. Then once the conference starts on Wednesday I’ll be presenting a few other sessions and meeting with ESRI users here in Poland. This is my first trip to Eastern Europe… The weather is cold compared to California but not too bad. It’s nice to see the fall colors, I really like it when the leaves change colors in the fall. I haven’t seen too much of Warsaw yet but did walk by a beautiful park today right in the middle of downtown.

    ESRI Virtual Campus

    It’s been a busy time the last few weeks as I’ve been getting ready for several presentations and working the 9.2 beta release. Hopefully a few of you were able to attend the virtual seminar that Brian and I did last week on developing with ArcGIS. That was my first experience with live internet training and I was quite impressed with the ESRI Virtual Campus team. They put a lot of work in getting free seminars available almost every month. Being live, we got some good question from around the world. Brian and I weren’t able to answer most of them so I’m going to request the transcript and try and answer a few more on the EDN site. If you missed it live, it will be available on demand later this week.

    Monday, October 03, 2005

    National Geographic Society Case Study

    This case study examines how the National Geographic Society used ArcGIS Engine Developer Kit to build a custom application to make data and maps accessible to museum visitors. The Engine applications use GlobeControl for 3D visualization of the data.

    View the PDF at