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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I'd defintely add scripting and projections. One other note, is it an ESRI brief? I'd try and make it 'GI agnostic' as there are so many now, that ESRI do not have a complete monopolym, and as budgets shrink, imo, their market share will shrink too. So I'd try and introduce more open source projects as well, as a lot more companies, and organisations are ...


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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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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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ArcIMS remains a 32-bit application, so as OSes become (finally!) more 64-bit capable, this can become a limiting factor, particularly when your map could potentially be made of multiple gigabytes worth of data. ArcGIS Server is a 64-bit java application and will not have these limits. Authoring a map in ArcIMS required that you edit a text file (an AXL ...


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There's the Maki Icon Project, its GitHub project page also has ArcGIS .style and .serverstyle files.


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i did the beta for the desktop associate exam (bottom rung on the certification). Multiple choice questions. All on the computer. Some diagrams as well. Def need to read up on the v10 stuff (or whatever is the latest version). Most of my experience is 9.2-->9.3.1, and there was quite a few Qs around specific new things at v10 which would have caught me ...


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Esri Technical Certification exams are offered worldwide through Pearson VUE, Esri's global testing partner. The computer-based exams consist of 90-95 multiple-choice questions and take approximately two hours to complete. Currently, they are offered in English only. http://www.esri.com/news/arcnews/winter1011articles/technical-certification.html


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Right now, only the backend software is available for Ubuntu (ArcServer, ArcSDK). This is because many enterprise-level companies run Ubuntu, SUSE, or other Linux servers and Windows workstations. However, ArcGIS is not the only fish in the sea. Using free and open-source software, you can do almost everything that ArcGIS can, and a number of things that ...


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I would suggest you give QGIS Server a shot. I've combined it with Leaflet and Stamen ready-made map tiles (based on OpenStreetmap) to create some really fast and simple maps in "Leaflet, Stamen Toner and QGIS Server – An Intro". Installation of QGIS Server is not too involved (see tutorials for Win7 and Ubuntu). If you want to avoid it, you could look into ...


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You can find a lot of information on esri.com Here are some. Even if some documents are not brand new, they have helped me to understand how a GIS SAP integration could work. http://www.esri.com/partners/alliances/sap Some Best Practices examples: http://www.esri.com/~/media/Files/Pdfs/library/bestpractices/using-gis-and-sap.pdf ArcNews article: ...


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There is an existing ArcGIS Idea to have Esri provide an IRC Channel for ArcGIS but so far it has garnered only a few votes. Also, the GIS Stack Exchange provides a GIS Chat Room but a reputation of 20 is required to join in.



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