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