Going to San Diego for the ESRI UC this year? If so then consider getting there on Friday or Sat to take in the Inaugural ESRI Remote Sensing and GIS Summit. From ESRI… “he summit will cover the exponential growth in the availability of remotely sensed imagery and how to effectively collect, manage, produce, and exploit the data.” See www.esri.com/uc
Archives for June 25, 2008
Yes indeed, there’s another industry organization on the block… this one is a group of groups, the coalition of geospatial organizations (COGO). Membership so far is made up of execs from most of the popular Geo industry orgs that you may already be familiar with. Current member orgs include:
• American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
• American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
• Association of American Geographers (AAG)
• Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS)
• Geospatial Information Technology Association (GITA)
• GIS Certification Institute (GISCI)
• Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS)
– John Palatiello National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC)
• University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS)
• Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)
Members from other groups are invited to participate in the forum – see more at http://www.urisa.org/cogo
Note: The next meeting of the COGO Member and Advisory Organizations is scheduled on Monday, August 4, 2008 from 4:00-5:30 PM at the San Diego Convention Center. Thanks to the Twitter geo-gang for tipping me off on this!
The ESRI International UC is just around the corner so that means loads of product releases. We know that ArcGIS 9.3 will come very soon, but today the company has opted to announce the release of the latest update of ArcGIS Explorer, jam-packed with loads of new functionality.
The new version of ArcGIS Explorer offers
- ArcGIS Explorer now supports connections to enterprise geodatabases and Geographically Encoded Objects for RSS feeds (GeoRSS) and allows you to import GPS eXchange Format (GPX) format data. ArcGIS Explorer default maps and layers have been updated including enhanced topographic map services and updated streets, boundaries, and places. ArcGIS Explorer also offers improved KML/KMZ support.
- ArcGIS Explorer now provides direct e-mail capabilities, allowing users to easily share their maps, layers, and results with others.
- ArcGIS Explorer offers more ways to control user interface elements such as auto-zoom to results and automatic display of saved or e-mailed pop-up windows. Also, ArcGIS Explorer can now be embedded in a Web page.
- Additions to dashboarding capabilities include a new HTML-driven Quick Content task and a streamlined home server setup.
- ArcGIS Explorer provides increased display performance for all layer types. Navigation speed has also been improved.
- More options for map display—ArcGIS Explorer 480 adds support for graticules and reference grids (U.S. National Grid [USNG], Military Grid Reference System [MGRS]). It also offers the ability to set raster background transparency, new options for point symbols and symbol size, improved pop-up window capabilities, and easier access to feature attributes.
- ArcGIS Explorer Software Developer Kit (SDK) now supports Visual Studio 2008 and includes an updated object model to support new features and enhancements.
- Resource Center—New tasks, layers, and results are also available from the updated ArcGIS Explorer Resource Center. For example, you can download the Add Photo task directly from the Resource Center to add geotagged photos to ArcGIS Explorer.
- ArcGIS Explorer now runs on Windows Vista, Service Pack 1, on specific graphics card/driver configurations.
To download ArcGIS Explorer and get more info see www.esri.com/arcgisexplorer.
This release should help you find what you’re looking for!