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this thread was pointed out to me and I thought I could assist by providing a little transparency about ArcGIS Professional. I look after the teams responsible for ArcMap, ArcGlobe, ArcScene, ArcGIS Engine, and the new ArcGIS Professional application. Firstly, it’s an active development project and many important decisions both technical and business ...


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In 15 years of answering GIS questions on listservers and, now, Web pages, I have noted some recurring issues that suggest a need for practitioners to learn certain specific computing concepts. None of these are deep; all these are well known; but all seem to be common deficiencies in the background or understanding of a significant minority (majority?) of ...


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In the beginning, there was INFO (a standalone relational file manager, available on minicomputers like Prime, VAX, and DG) made by Henco. Then ESRI (now Esri) added geometry processing, paired with attributes within INFO, and called the result ARC/INFO ("arc" files supported line types, both linear features and the edges of polygons). The name mutated to ...


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As an update to my original speculation (below the line), I just came across an Esri answer to What is ArcGIS Pro?. The same link has answers to a number of Common Questions about this new application and implies that it will be called ArcGIS Pro rather than ArcGIS Professional. ArcGIS Pro is a new application that will be released as part of ArcGIS ...


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Few from my side, mostly out of ESRI world: CARTODB MapBox OPENGEO Linfiniti Geo Blog Smathermather's Weblog GISTUTOR Open Source Computing and GIS in the UK Google Geo Developers


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I became curious to know why people don't ask them to the technical support. Many do also. When you have a issue or question, it can often be a good idea to request Tech Support (ie, ask Esri), and post to the ArcGIS discussion forum (ie, ask the Esri user community), and perhaps even also post here to GIS.SE. Doesn't have to be a this or that. ...


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I have contacted ESRI support several times in the last few years. You have to have your customer number, and alot of times end users in a large company do not have access to that number. My queries to them were usually about issues with ArcSDE that we HAD to figure out ASAP or extremely odd behaviors with ArcGIS Server. I find the email support to be quite ...


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Even if the university uses ESRI, I would recommend introducing, or describing open-source equivalents. For one, it's much easier for students to install QGIS on their laptops than ArcGIS if they want to test out opening a shapefile as QGIS is significantly smaller (ArcGIS 10 is 2 - 3GB) and students do not need an internet connection. My university has ...


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I graduated from an ESRI-centered program in which the faculty did a pretty nice job separating concept (lecture) and utility (lab). My primary weaknesses upon exiting academia were: 1) I had no SQL skills, no knowledge of basic database principles; and 2) I was unprepared for the programmatic pre-processing required for most data sets. I recommend a "data ...


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Here are some GIS developer blogs (python included): Another GIS Blog ArcGIS & Python Dave Bouwman Café Python CGarrad Dll Shepherd.Net GIS Solved Guerilla GIS Nerd tips for things you probably won't use Node Dangles


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At present ArcGIS Desktop is not supported on the Linux platform but you can install Server platform software on Linux such as ArcGIS Server. For more details please check ESRI FAQ: Will ArcGIS run on Linux? See also Desktop GIS for Linux (in Linux Journal)


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Also outside of the US we get local "Esri" support which is not always very good (sometimes never!). These forums allow us to tap into audiences in the US.


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Last version 4.0 was in 2002 and that is "old" now. As time moves on, the risk increases that updating any piece of software (java, OS update etc.) on your server, makes ArcIMS fail. That should be a good enough reason to replace it, unless you make sure not to change anything and your needs do not change. I used to administer an ArcIMS installation around ...


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Here is my take on it (partly in the comments up above). 11.0 release. That probably means Q3 2014. 64-bit native, and only 64-bit. No ArcObjects. Likely Java based, in particular based on the current core for ArcGIS Server 10.1 Part of maintenance rather than a separate product. If you get ArcGIS Pro, you also get ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced. Integrated ...


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If you really want to make yourself valuable (and marketable), learn how to code. Demand for programmers in GIS-related fields is only going to go up as it becomes increasingly mainstream. There are a number of other questions about this here so I'll just reference them rather than restating everything. Which route will provide the best education and ...


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One useful place to look for clues is the GeoCortex tools. Latitude Geographics bases its entire (and quite successful) business model around building on ArcGIS with value-added tools. Whether or not they have any inside knowledge of ESRI's road-map I don't know, but they certainly must spend an awful lot of time thinking about it. About this time last year ...


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Looks like June 2013. Please see the attached link First paragragh. http://www.esri.com/events/devsummit Mike


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I was actually able to spend a couple of hours over the week at the Test/Demo pylon and play with the software.What you see is the new version/direction the desktop software is going. With the rewrite of the server back-end to be 64bit they have started to write a new desktop front-end to use all the new/improved/refactored code from the server to make the ...


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As much as I love HTML5, the truth is that if your going to use it in a production environment where you need to support as many desktop browsers as possible, it is not a great solution (mobile is a different story). If you are going to support a limited set of browsers, then it becomes far more interesting. Take a look at this compatibility chart of HTML5 ...


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Recent article in ArcUser offers scripts that seem to be the closest thing. Although it doesn't use box plots, the code might be a good starting point to implement that! (via Matt Artz)


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As an ex-ESRI support analyst, I must say that we generally are very good at answering any questions that you might throw at us about any of the ESRI products. With the improved UDT service, you should get an analyst on your first call, if you call within work hours. And generally you will find that unless your question is about one of the more obscure ...


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Much like Chad, I've had to contact tech support several times about ArcSDE. I think the only other reason I've had to call is for licensing issues. They have always gotten back to me within a reasonable amount of time. In most cases, they have been able to fix my issue on the first call, however there have been other times where I have had to be ...


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Ill put my hand up here and admit working (and love working) for an Esri distributors Support team. We aim to get a 1st response to clients within 3hrs, and also aim to make that 1st response the solution (pending the details given in initial problem description). If we have to get Esri involved in the mix, they usually get back to us by the next day. I ...


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gotcha: Arcmap 10 "save a copy" will create a 9.3 .mxd. If however you open a 9.3 mxd in 10 and then save it using the toolbar button or [ctrl]-[s] it upgrades it to 10 format, rendering it inaccessible to 9.3 clients. Futhermore, save-a-copy will not let you overwrite the open map, therefore forcing a new document to be created. One must clean things up ...


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This doesn't add a huge amount to the discussion but worth adding now that it's available: ArcGIS Server Blog : Some thoughts on the direction of the ArcGIS web mapping APIs


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For those who have experienced support from Ersi UK, we always appreciate your feedback and would welcome the opportunity of discussing your experience more directly with you. We would be grateful if you could contact Esri UK directly at support@esriuk.com to discuss Regards Rachel Mustill Technical Support Manager Esri UK


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Arc2Earth Desktop is the only tool I know of that provides a way to do this.


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That is an EDN license that allows you to use the full ArcGIS Server product. See here for the differences between the Basic, Standard, and Advanced versions. You probably didn't pay $30k for it; it just came with your EDN subscription to allow you to develop against an enterprise version of the software.


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Any certification is meant to provide solid evidence that a person is familiar with a product. A person could put "ESRI Expert" on their resume whether or not it is true, but the certification would at least allow them to back up that claim. As far as how much weight the certifications will hold, that will depend entirely on the company and what their ...



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