Thanks for your notes, Professor Ebinger! A great recap of San Diego. 2014-15 looks to be a year of very big changes at ESRI.
Conference plenary notes
ArcGIS 10.3 release in Q4 2014.
Flow line visualization (vector field symbology)
Space-time pattern analysis, hot-spot analysis (emerging/diminishing/sporadic hot spots)
Time can be viewed as 3D, space time cube (aggregate data) and colors (hot-spot analysis)
U.S. Cluster Mapping Tool (Census Bureau economic data)
Multi-dimensional data filters
More sensors (GRIB, HDF, NetCDF)
Scientific image formats
Vector-raster overlay analysis
Basemaps from Living Atlas of the World,
All National Geographic maps,
USGS historical and current topographic maps,
FISMA compliant (secure platform for web).
Template map/legend for self-service maps.
Share map as web app or share as presentation slides (presentation builder).
Can create custom roles and privileges.
ArcGIS open data available in different formats for web and download.
Can automate access/download satellite data.
Can render in 3D and 2D in real time.
Can run vector and raster functions.
Raster process template – can add python code
Dynamically mosaic imagery based on attributes (e.g., most recent or least clouds)
ArcGIS Pro extension included with ArcGIS 10.3 Desktop.
Has basic, standard and advanced versions – matches ArcGIS desktop license level.
It can handle multiple views (windows) and multiple map layouts. Can link multiple views to each other.
Has faster graphics engine for smooth panning with anti-alias graphics.
ArcGIS Pro provides multithreaded, 64-bit, parallel processing which fuses together ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcScene and ArcGlobe, and is integrated with ArcGIS Online.
ArcGIS Pro runs side by side with ArcMap (it does not replace ArcMap and does not have all the functionality of ArcMap, but includes new functionality). It can import an .mxd (ArcMap), .3dd (ArcGlobe) and .sxd (ArcScene) files.
3D Analyst is incorporated into ArcGIS Pro.
ArcGIS Pro has a ribbon interface with side panes (instead of floating GUI windows). Tabs are specific to layer in GeoDatabase.
ArcGIS Pro can export to XLS, reorder fields (!), make 3D maps, bookmarks for time and space, 3d above/below surface.
ArcGIS Pro – always in edit mode (do not start edit session).
To customize ArcGIS Pro – 1) UI customize with tools, 2) Python with minor changes, and 3) .NET API, does not use ArcGIS 10.3 ArcObjects COM.
ArcGIS Pro has projects (not .mxd files) to contain maps, tasks and projects
Tasks are for sharing model workflows – can record clicks/actions (document steps) to automate workflow steps.
Share tab – project, map, web map, layer, web scene, map file, layer file, PDF.
Share to portal for organizations or as run time app to put on devices.
ArcGIS Pro has web based install and auto-updates.
Need ArcGIS Online for Organizations account.
Access controlled by named users of ArcGIS Pro via ArcGIS Online for Org or Portal for Org. Administrator grants access to ArcGIS Pro named users.
ArcGIS Pro users can download and install ArcGIS Pro, sign-I and go offline.
Dashboard – online and portal can see data when user used the software.
Web course and instructor lead course when ArcGIS Pro is released.
Portal is part of Server license.
Active directory support
Solution Templates – Ready to use apps to configure for organization.
Solution Products – production mapping, etc.
Enable App development for enterprise – provide runtime APIs, content, and services.
GeoNET – social network for GIS users to share tasks, etc.
New Apps –
ArcGIS Explorer App for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and soon on Windows and Android mobile OS.
Collector for ArcGIS App (data collection offline app and synch data to server).