2010… where did that go? The year has seen the release of a major version of ArcGIS, and some technology trends maturing to a point that makes them key to an organisation’s strategy in 2011 and beyond. But first, let’s discuss ArcGIS 10. Continue reading
For all you ArcGIS 10 users out there – we have a new download ready for you!
The ArcGIS 10 Service Pack 1 is now available from the Esri Support Centre. This service pack contains several performance improvements and maintenance fixes.
We recommend you install it ASAP so that you have the best ArcGIS 10 experience. Continue reading
Cloud Computing is quickly emerging as a technology that everyone can leverage. The technology and architecture that Cloud service and deployment models offer are a key area of research and development for GIS technology. Continue reading
What version of Python comes with ArcGIS 10? Can I batch validate my data reviewer jobs at a particular time of day? What is this COLLADA data format? These are just some of the questions that people came up and asked me during the recent Technology Directions roadshow. It is always so fantastic to have people come up and ask us about parts of the software and how they could use it, so I thought I would share the answers with you.
Well this round of Tech Directions has been and gone.
3 weeks, 8 cities and over 1,100 attendees turned out to see what is happening in our industry, the latest trends which are influencing how we as a GIS community work and what our clients and consumers expect… and to see ArcGIS 10 in action.
So after speaking with our presenters, looking at ALL the evaluation forms (a big thank you, we have made some changes already based on your suggestions; i.e. an agenda handout will be provided at the start of the event as well as on the blog) and attending an event myself, here are the top 5 take aways from Tech Directions.
October 2010 Tech Directions series is about to kick off in Darwin today and we wanted to give you an outline of the program…
8:55 – 9:00 am Opening… please take your seats everybody
9:00 – 9:25 am Welcome to Technology Directions The Tech Directions plenary will take a look at trends which are affecting our industry and how these trends are only opening up GIS and location to people everywhere and our place in the “location revolution/evolution”. Also, what does this mean for us? How can ArcGIS 10 help us to be more productive, leverage different technologies but also help us with content, resources… a true GIS system
9:25 – 9:35 am Our technical specialists will demonstrate the usability improvements in ArcGIS 10 which will help us save time… Take a look at searching, editing, attachments, parcel editing, python, imagery and geoprocessing.
9:35 – 10.00 am There are common patterns of work which organisations undertake and GIS can be of benefit to all of them…the tech directions team talks about these patterns and where we know GIS has a natural synergy.
The GeoSpatial Revolution.. see what’s happening
10:00 – 10.30 am How do I get from where I am to 10? We take a look at what to be aware of, going about it and things to consider…
10:30 – 11.00 am Morning Tea…come and join us for some treats (Josie our event coordinator assures me the food is delicious)
At the Technology Directions I will be talking about Field Mobility. During this session we will be looking into some of the new functionality in ArcGIS Mobile 10 and ArcPad 10.
The new ArcGIS Mobile 10, Mobile Project Centre empowers field crew managers and team members by allowing them to rapidly create, deploy and manage workflow-driven mobile projects with an easy to use application.
For the mobile GIS professional, improvements in ArcPad 10 deliver better performance, streamlined data capture and, simpler project creation and reusability.
I will be looking at all of this in depth at Directions so if you are just getting started on your mobile journey or you have been a mobile user for a while, there will be something new for you in this session.
For more information, and registration for these free events, please click here
See you at Tech Directions.
If the current buzz around crowd-sourced or Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) has captured your interest, then the Data & Asset Management session at the upcoming Technology Directions events will be of high value to you. During this session we will explore implementing a web-based system to collect data from the public using ArcGIS 10 and the Geodatabase, and address common questions and practical concerns about data collection, validation and quality control in this environment. Continue reading
– What are the technology trends, current and emerging that affect us all
– What are the patterns of use, when using GIS and Spatial Information
– How does the ArcGIS 10 system enable you to take advantage of those trends and patterns of use, and
– What are the things to think about in terms of using ArcGIS 10 in your organisation
Hello friends! Just a friendly reminder – our next Technology Directions seminars (or “Tech Directions” as I will refer to them as, for the sake of laziness) are just around the corner. Registration is open and you have to sign up soon or else you’ll miss out! And I’m serious… The last round of Tech Directions, which ran in June/July, was at capacity – and we’re expecting these ones to fill up fast too.
So why are Tech Directions so popular? It’s because they are a source of really useful, really practical information about your GIS. Some of the best in the business will show you how you can exploit GIS to be more productive and efficient in your day-to-day job. And when it comes to work, we all want to make life easier, right? Continue reading