Looks like ArcGIS Explorer 900 has dropped. It was pretty nice in beta and it’s good to see that it’s out now. It can be downloaded here. The ribbon interface is nice. I’ve always liked the ribbon but I wasn’t a fan of how it was unceremoniously dropped on us in Office.
Or maybe it’s just this post. It’s always fun in tools such as ArcGIS Explorer and Google Earth to browse around your local area and check out the familiar sites, especially when there is an update. In my case, that means browsing around Southern Maryland. The imagery in build 480 for my area was apparently … Read more
Work has a funny way of intruding on blogging. I’ve been writing a LOT of proposals lately. The funny part is that so have a lot of others that I know. Federal, state, local…they seem to have gotten their budgets all at the same time. There are worse problems to have. During this period (which … Read more
This is my first time posting from my Moto Q so forgive any typos. I just sat through the FedUC opening talk by Jack. There was a lot of talk about 9.3, as would be expected. There was also a lot of talk about positioning AGS support the GeoWeb, including a compelling demo of an … Read more
I’m a little behind the curve on this but I’ve had one customer holding out until recently. Now I can finally take the plunge. Who needs sleep? See you on the other side… 😉
I was IMing with Paolo today and we were discussing his employer’s decision to migrate to open-source. The conversation took a few turns and we touched upon the concept of free closed-source software vice free open-source software. His employer had rejected a free CMS that was not open-source. This got me into a philosophical frame of … Read more
I was tinkering with AGX today, mainly trying to get comfortable with the API. As I was playing with it, this thought crept into my head: Why isn’t this thing open source? Okay, aside from the fact that it was released by ESRI… There are two main reasons that I ponder this: First, it’s already … Read more