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ArcGIS Explorer 900 Makes It Even Easier to Deliver GIS to Everyone

ArcGIS Explorer 900 offers an enhanced user experience and expands how the software can be used to deliver geographic information to a broad audience.

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ArcGIS Explorer 900 includes intuitive, high-performance visualization and presentation tools that let users make information visually compelling.

ArcGIS Explorer offers an easy way to view, present, and share GIS data. It connects directly to a variety of ready-to-use ArcGIS Online basemaps and layers and enables users to connect to their own map services or add local data. It can also be extended with a user's own tools to deliver geoprocessing and other capabilities to people who do not necessarily know anything about GIS. It is ideal for delivering GIS to everyone, not just GIS professionals.

ArcGIS Explorer includes intuitive, high-performance visualization and presentation tools that let users make information visually compelling. It is engineered to work directly with maps and layers authored using ArcGIS Desktop and published via ArcGIS Server, or shared as layer packages, and makes integration of other data easy.

New features in ArcGIS Explorer 900 include

  • Easier to use, intuitive user experience—A new ribbon-based user experience guides users to the appropriate tools, making ArcGIS Explorer more intuitive to use.
  • Integrated 2D/3D display—With a single click, users can switch their display mode.
  • Geographic presentation—Users can create dynamic presentations that integrate GIS and other content, including titles, pop-ups, documents, photos, and videos. ArcGIS Explorer 900 also offers a full-screen display.
  • ArcGIS sharing—It is now even easier to leverage data from ArcGIS Online, including data published by Esri and other GIS users.
  • Enhanced data support—ArcGIS Explorer 900 supports the new ArcGIS 9.3.1 layer packages, which encapsulate ArcGIS Desktop cartography, along with data. ArcGIS Explorer 900 also supports layer files and offers improved support for KML/KMZ. In addition, users can change their basemaps on the fly while maintaining their operational layers.
  • Multiple languages—The ArcGIS Explorer help tool, resource center, and user interface can be used in a variety of languages.

ArcGIS Explorer also includes a software development kit available for free download, which provides a powerful object model and lets developers create new tools and add-ins.

More Information

For more information and to download ArcGIS Explorer 900, visit www.esri.com/arcgisexplorer.

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