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OLAP for ArcGIS Add-On Now Available for Download

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Use OLAP for ArcGIS to visualize the spatial aspects of your business data in ArcGIS Desktop.

Map visualization of multidimensional data is now easier with the availability of Esri's Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) for ArcGIS add-on. The OLAP for ArcGIS add-on allows users of OLAP server technology to view their business data in the ArcGIS environment via read-only tables. OLAP servers, including SAP BW, SAS OLAP Server, and Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, are high-capacity, multiuser data manipulation engines that support and operate on multidimensional data structures. OLAP offers consistently rapid response to queries, regardless of database size and complexity, and handles multiuser client/server modes.

The OLAP for ArcGIS add-on offers a variety of benefits, including

  • Ability to visualize spatial aspects of business intelligence data
  • Compatibility with SAP BW 3.0B, SAS OLAP Server, and Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Ability to publish OLAP software-enhanced maps via ArcIMS

The OLAP for ArcGIS add-on is available as a free download from www.esri.com/olap. It requires ArcGIS 9 Desktop (ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo) with Service Pack 3 or ArcGIS 9.1 Desktop.

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