Esri

There really wasn’t much for ESRI to announce at the Plenary Session but Jack did hit on some things coming down the road in ArcGIS 9.3 and ArcGIS 10. ArcGIS 9.2 SP2 should be out in a “couple weeks” and SP3 will be out in Summer. ArcGIS 9.3 will be available (I’m assuming Beta) late fall 2007. Jack called 9.3, 9.2.1 so its going to be less of a jump in features than 9.2 was and I think everyone will be happy with that.

ArcGIS Desktop 9.3

  • Quality and Performance Improvements
  • Improved Documentation
  • Cartography
  • Statistical Modeling
  • Improved OGC and KML support
  • Virtual Earth Integration
  • Vista Support

ArcGIS Server 9.3

  • Quality and Performance Improvements
  • Javascript API (so one doesn’t need to use Java or .NET)
  • Role-based security
  • ArcGIS Image Server will be integrated into AGS
  • Integration with ArcWeb
  • PostgreSQL support

Version 10 will be in the future (at least 2008) and will include:

  • Multiple layouts
  • Modern interface (the screen shots shown had a Microsoft Office 2007 look to them with that “ribbon” toolbars
  • Support for high performance graphic cards

Now 10 is still WAY out in the future so anything could change and probably will change.