I would have posted this much sooner today, but I was nowhere near an internet connection. Ever since I saw this demoed at the 2005 UC, I’ve been waiting to get my hands on it. Andrea has a nice post outlining what features are interesting with ArcWeb Explorer. You can give it a shot whenever you want to by going to the ArcWeb Explorer page on ESRI’s site. It is quite different than Yahoo!’s flash mapping tool and uses SWF and REST to make the browsing experience really smooth (hint - right click on the map). I’m very happy to see how fast it is and I am looking forward to seeing the JavaScript API as soon as ESRI gets around to exposing it soon. Adena has a short review from an users perspective and I’ll try and get some more up after the API is released.

ArcWeb Explorer