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    Thursday, December 28, 2006

    Holiday Travel

    Hope all are having a nice holiday season… I made a quick trip to Salt Lake City before Christmas for my brother in laws wedding. Then enjoyed a nice warm Christmas in Redlands but now we are in Mesa, AZ visiting my wife’s family for New Year’s.

    Here a photo from the Christmas lights at Temple Square in Salt Lake City.

    Thursday, December 14, 2006

    Feedback on ArcGIS 9.2

    Sagebrush GIS shares his first thoughts on ArcGIS Desktop 9.2.

    What's your take? 

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    Tuesday, December 12, 2006

    ArcGlobe Web Services Toolbar

    Checkout Richie's space for a info on his new ArcGlobe Web Services toolbar download (including code) that he's sharing on the ArcScripts Code Exchange.

    The joy that you give others is the joy that comes back to you.

    - John Greenleaf Whittier Ranks the last 20 Heisman winners

    Sports Illustrated (SI) has a picture feature where they rank the last 20 Hesiman winners. BYU's Ty Detmer comes in at #3. He's topped by Ricky Williams and Barry Sanders. That makes him the top college quarterback in the last 20 years according to SI.  I totally agree, Ty was small but had a huge heart and tons of talent.

    Rise and Shout the Cougars are out...

    And playing Oregon in the Vegas bowl next Thursday.


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    Monday, December 11, 2006

    No Cost Live Training Seminar: “What’s New in ArcGIS Server at 9.2”

    Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., or 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

    This online seminar will introduce the new ArcGIS Server services and applications at 9.2. The presenter will demonstrate how to publish ArcGIS Desktop-authored map documents, models, and locators to Web applications using ArcGIS Server.

    For more information, including instructions for attending, as well as a schedule of upcoming live training seminars, please visit:

    Saturday, December 09, 2006

    Top 10 places I visited in 2006

    1. Barcelona, Spain

    2. Deer Valley, Utah

    3. Boston, Massachusetts

    4. Joshua Tree National Park in California

    5. Provo, UT

    6. Cambridge, Massachusetts

    7. Seattle, Washington

    8. Payson, Arizona

    9. San Diego, California

    10. Palm Springs, California

    Where did you go in 2006?

    Browse Live Mapping sites

    I recently needed to find some good real world examples of Internet mapping sites... So I went to the Server Technology User Registry and found over 600. Several of the "Showcase" sites were quite impressive. Internet mapping sites have come a long way in the last few years.  I remember my first attempts with ArcView 3 IMS and MapObjects IMS when I worked for Utah County back in the 90s.  After browsing a few of these sites, it makes me wonder what the future holds with ArcGIS Server 9.2 and ArcGIS Explorer.

    The wisest mind has something yet to learn.

    - George Santayana

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    Year in Review

    I'm a big fan of ESPN's top 10 sports plays of the day and especially enjoy the top plays of the year.  It always seem that as one year ends and a new one begins, everyone has their top 10 list pointing out the high or low lights of the year.  I'm going to start a few list as I look back at 2006.

    Wednesday, December 06, 2006

    Developer Summit Registration is open

    For those that missed the news of the Thanksgiving holiday, registration for the ESRI Developer Summit is open.

    I know that there a already a lot of people working hard to make this event a success.  Here is high-level look at the agenda and a nice quote from Dave Bouwman.

    ArcGIS Online - GIS On Demand

    With the release of ArcGIS 9.2 ESRI is introducing ArcGIS Online, a family of Web-based products and services for ArcGIS users. ArcGIS users will be able to access maps, globes, and services directly via the Web through ArcGIS Online.

    The initial release of ArcGIS Online will consist of ArcGIS Online Services—ready-to-use content and capabilities for ArcGIS users, including 2D maps, 3D globes, and reference layers. Subsequent releases of ArcGIS Online will expand to include other online content and capabilities for ArcGIS users.

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    Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.


    -Brigham Young

    EDN Documentation Library

    With the release of the new 9.2 developer documentation on the EDN site, there is a new table of contents for browsing the resources. The first thing you might notice is that it’s on the right side of the window. That took some time to get use to but what do you think? Not just on the table of contents position but the new 9.2 documentation in general.

    I can tell you that the focus was on .NET and Java SDKs with several teams focusing their effort on documenting the common and key task for their area of ArcGIS. Be sure to check out the “Working with ArcGIS Components” section for lots of new content for .NET Desktop and Engine developers.

    Friday, December 01, 2006

    Dec 1st is World AIDS day

    Check out this HIV / AIDS Epidemic map and get the facts.

    Read here to find out all the great things that RED is doing to raise awareness and help stop the 5,500 lives lost daily and unnecessarily to AIDS in Africa.