On the floor there were several touch table solutions being presented, obviously a hot product for the defense users – the DIT-2 from Panoram definitely turned heads! An update to Geographic Imager from Avenza was announced this week… offering users more flexibility and enhancements to help them be more productive working with imagery… the added support for tiling is likely the most noteworthy update users will enjoy. The Definiens extension for ArcGIS is also an amazing app that enables power users of imagery with ArcGIS to conduct feature extraction, change detection, and object recognition… all within a familiar environment.
GeoMarc from GCS Research was demo’d to me and indeed this app is a tremendous offering for those using/publishing imagery… embed sensitive information within your imagery, even store meta-data as well – truly a clever solution! Got loads of output? The Oce TCS500 with map folder setup is one of those “WOW” technologies… imagine letting that plotter crank out plots all night long and your output is automatically folded according your specifications… cool! The gang from Latitude Geographics (Victoria) also filled me in on how their gamble to roll the dice and bet on .Net has paid off – think rapid/real-world ArcGIS Server application development using the .NET version of Web ADF.
I could go on and on but if I had to pick out several hot topics/buzz words I’d definitely have to say Server, Imagery, mobile, ease of use, mashups, and interoperability rank right up there at the top. Ok, I need a nap then I’ll get back to sifty through the notes! See photos from San Diego HERE – I didn’t get to the windup party last night as I was in transit… how was it??