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GML Supported ArcGIS 9.2 (KML Also)

ESRI ArcGISIn regards to my insistence that the Data Interoperability extension be included with ArcGIS ArcView by default, I’ve been emailed that at least OGC GML Simple Features data will supported without the extension license. Also that KML support will also be included with ArcGIS 9.2. The beta should be here next week so we’ll have to see what exactly this entails.

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Andrea Rosso posts ArcWeb 2006 example

Andrea Rosso has posted an ArcWeb 2006 “mashup” on his blog. Nothing too crazy here, but it is a good example of how to update your existing v2 ArcWeb apps to work with the new ArcWeb 2006. I’ve got to get back to playing with ArcWeb 2006 as its been about a month since I’ve done anything with it. The ArcWeb Explorer still isn’t out, but hopefully it will be soon, but since the ArcGIS Explorer Beta has slipped, we might not be seeing ArcWeb Explorer anytime soon.

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Autodesk sticks with MapGuide for open source project

MapGuide BoxAdena’s got a post up right now with the news. MapGuide Open Source is the “new” name and as an ex MapGuide developer, I’m glad to see the name stick around because MapGuide is a great name for a mapping product. Now the focus can be on what the MapServer Foundation should be and what are its goals.

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More on the Dev Summit Contest

ArcView IMS MapCafe in all its glory!It looks like Steve and I were not synced up on our rules, but that is OK as the only rule set in stone is that we make the rules. 🙂

Anyway I assumed ArcIMS was included in the contest, but we didn’t spell it out so yes any ArcIMS application (.NET, CF, Java) is fair game. I’ll even go one further, if you have a great MOIMS or ArcView IMS MapCafe application, be my guest (though you might get laughed at). As I said in my comments, if it uses an ESRI product it can be demo’d, though Steve and I probably won’t rate any Avenue or VB6 examples very high. Lets try and keep the programs and languages to this decade, OK?

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The Unofficial ESRI Developer Summit Contest

2006 ESRI Developer SummitSteve’s got the contest announcement up right now (glad to see he actually remembered his blog admin password).

If you are going to be at the Developer Summit in March, make sure you come to our contest Thursday night (the 16th). If you have developed a .NET or Java (or even a really cool MapObjects) application you can demo it for us and win a prize (trust me, these prizes will be most sought after when you see them). I can’t think of a better time or place to show the ESRI developer world your best application. I’ll bring my fancy new ArcIMS application (.NET of course and maybe even updated for 9.2) to get things started even though I won’t be eligible for any prize or fame. Trust me, we’ll have a blast!

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ArcGIS Explorer Public Beta slips

ArcGIS ExplorerThe latest word on ESRI’s ArcGIS Explorer is that the public beta won’t be available until second quarter 2006, rather than the January/1st Quarter time frame that was stated before. I’m guessing there is much work to be still done on it. Oh well….

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ESRI posts training podcasts

ESRI’s Instructional Series Podcasts (rss feed here) offers free, short audio recordings that focus on hot topics such as tips to improve your workflow, tricks for optimizing your geodatabase, and updates on new software features

What a great idea from ESRI and they are produced very professionally. The Performance Tips and Tricks: ArcSDE Client-Side Optimization podcast was less than 10 minutes long so it didn’t get into much detail, but I’m sure there will be some that are more involved. One suggestion I’d give is to put a comments link on the page so people can give quick feedback to podcasts they enjoyed or suggestions for improvement.
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Back to the basics

I’ve had my GIS Technician hat on this week and I’m actually enjoying it. Its been a while since I’ve been able to do some simple mapping and analysis. Heck I’m not even using a geodatabase, just a bunch of coverages in Old Hawaiian projection. It is easy to forget how advanced the coverage is compared to shapefiles or geodatabases. I’m not about to create an AML and use ArcPlot, but I’m glad to see that Arc command line is really like riding a bike, you just don’t really forget it all even after years of not typing commands (though I did have a hard time remembering how to log into INFO but thanks to ArcDoc I’m good).

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ESRI creates ArcGIS 9.2 Beta Discussion Forums

Even if you aren’t a member, you can see the thread titles by selecting “From Our User Forums” on the ESRI Support Homepage. I’m assuming this will get resolved soon so enjoy it while you can. Also there are some more 9.2 Beta documents posted up on the ESRI Beta site. Glad to see the ArcGIS Server section has some documentation and examples. I’m still looking out for the media, maybe sometime soon.

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Arc2Earth just about “out the door”

Brian Flood posted a pretty large update on what is new with the latest beta version of Arc2Earth. I’ve been really pleased with the beta so far and I’m sure when A2E is released to the public, it will be very popular as a tool to get your data both into Google Earth and even ArcGIS Explorer.

Arc2Earth puts a ArcGIS layout on Google Earth