Conference Overview Topics. ESRI’s Top 10 9.3 Desktop Timesavers AIMS list of Additional 9.3 Desktop Enhancements Editing Enhancements CAD and GIS, Interoperability and Extensions 9.3 Compatibility ArcGIS Server The Road Ahead including 9.4. ESRI’s Top 10 9.3 Desktop Timesavers.
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SQL Server 2008 - RTM
Instead of storing coordinates in the Points field in the f table (image data type), store coordinates in the business table using a field with either a Geometry (planar/flat earth) or Geography (ellipsoid/round earth) data type
Why is this so exciting?
~80 Spatial Functions (SQL Spatial Operators)
“Select by location” and gp can be done in SQL
e.g., Definition Query: All states that intersect I-70
STIntersects, STTouches, STCrosses, STWithin, STBuffer, STUnion, …
Our SDE Views can now be true spatial views!
this is as close to a “Spatial View” as one can get …
Editing simple features with SQL
Editing non-versioned FCs straightforward
Must use multi-versioned views to edit Versioned FCs
9.3 SP1 – Q4 2008
9.3 SP2 – Q1 2001
Cumulative (e.g., SP2 includes SP1)
SPs will linclude Bug Fixes & New Functionality
Improved performance of WebADF at 9.3
Dynamic panning of cached services
Faster blending of cached and dynamic services
Was there more coming at SP2?
Key Themes: Simplify & Streamline Workflows, Share Knowledge
“Iterative and Innovative”
make existing things better, maintain compatibility, better user experience
new workflow, new science, expansive across the Web
Offload complex analysis to background
Make TOC “shy away”
Warnings when publishing a map service with errors
Remove unnecessary redraws
Common 3D navigation tools across all products
Overhaul metadata editing
Personal GDB updated to Access 2007
Improved SQL query functionality in file GDB
Ability to “borrow” a license
No longer supported: Windows 2000, VB 6, perhaps VS 2005, CAD Client, VBA is slowly dying
Response: ArcExplorer, Caching, …
Response: Support for spatial data types
Much less prominent are ….
Large utility companies
Research: Models & Geoprocessing