ArcGIS Explorer Build 380 Available

ArcGIS Explorer Update Screen

ESRI has released ArcGIS Explorer Build 380 is now available for download (or auto update from inside ArcGIS Explorer). Some of the new improvements are:

  • New Default Map – 1m for contiguous USA with speed improvements. It looks much, much better than Build 350 and faster
  • New Navigator – the old AGX navigation has been replaced with a nice streamlined navigator that is over the map rather than on a dock. Much more of what to expect with a digital globe.
  • Printing – AGX has basic printing capabilities (without having to pay ESRI)_
  • File Import “Wizard” – Bring in text files of address and such. No Excel support yet, but given ESRI’s track record with Excel files I’d assume its coming.
  • Improved “Find Place” Task – Those outside of USA will have to vouch for its improved search capability.
  • Improved WMS Support – You can now choose single or multiple layers instead of the groups from before. Much, much better!
  • KML Contents – Slowly ArcGIS is beginning to get KML support. I’m sure we’ll hear about how bad it is, but for now it read in some Arc2Earth KMLs I created without incident.
  • WMS layers support transparency and the swipe tool

I’m sure we’ll start seeing more appear in the next day, but Build 380 is a huge improvement that anyone who has downloaded A350 will want to give it another go.

Update – Sebastian Good takes a detailed look under the hood of AGX Build 380.

Update 2 – ESRI’s AGX “What’s New” page

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