With ArcGIS, users get the benefits of an established and active user community, instructor-led and online training, and new online resource centers.
ArcGIS 9.3, which began shipping today, offers a complete suite of software that
improves organizational workflows. With ArcGIS, users also get the benefits of
an established and active user community, instructor-led and online training,
and new online resource centers. The resource centers offer a unified location
from which to access online help, documentation, support pages, user forums,
blogs, maps, and more.
Spatial Information More Efficiently
9.3 offers more tools to access data within an organization including support
for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and PostgreSQL. ArcGIS 9.3 also makes it easier to
connect to and manage data from other systems via direct backward compatibility,
new version management features, enhancements to geodatabase replication, and
better geocoding. A new image service within ArcGIS Server also advances an
organization's data management capabilities.
9.3 includes many enhancements that make it easier to create and share
production-quality maps. For example, a new Disperse Markers tool allows you to
spread out representation markers when they coincide. Feature attributes can be
included when exporting a map to Adobe PDFs and accessed interactively by Adobe
Reader users. In addition, Maplex for ArcGIS now includes better contour
labeling and more control over where labels are placed inside and around
and Receive Information to and from the Field
new ArcGIS Mobile application allows people to quickly deploy mobile geographic
information systems (GIS) and is configurable out of the box. The
ArcGIS Mobile Software Developer Kit (SDK) now includes enhanced map control
rendering to support multiple data sources and graphic layers, improved data
storage capabilities with support for large compressed basemaps, and expanded
Common Operating Information
9.3 makes dissemination of geographic information much easier. For example,
ArcGIS Server 9.3 has new tools to facilitate map cache management. ArcGIS
Server users can now selectively build map cache for the areas that are the most
popular and enable on-demand caching to let the map cache grow as end users
the new REST interface.
Better Planning and Analysis
In ArcGIS 9.3, many modeling tools have been enhanced and some entirely new
tools have been added to help users get more answers from their data. A new
scatterplot matrix graph lets users explore relationships between sets of
related variables, and new advanced Ordinary Least Squares and Geographically
Weighted Regression tools help users understand how processes vary over space.
In addition, a new vehicle routing problem (VRP) solver in ArcGIS Network
Analyst generates routes for fleets of vehicles.
learn more about ArcGIS 9.3, visitwww.esri.com/whatsnew.
ArcGIS 9.3 Improves Your Entire GIS Workflow
July 3, 2008