Looking ahead to the rest of 2014, you will discover many new ways to be successful in your work using ArcGIS. Enhancements to the ArcGIS platform will follow these themes:
Building on the Tools You Already Have
In addition to a long list of performance enhancements and new solution offerings to help you get up and running, we're adding a fast, modern experience to your desktop applications. Side by side with ArcMap, you can use the new ArcGIS Pro. It's efficient, has an intuitive display, supports multiple layouts, and is a step toward the future of desktop GIS.
3D—A More Realistic View of Your World
Sure, you've been able to visualize data in 3D on your desktop for quite a while, but now you can use 3D everywhere. Whether you are serving your GIS out on the web, to phones, or to tablets, your users can have a 3D experience.
Meet Requirements for Open Data
If you need to meet requirements to make your data open, Esri's new open data capabilities will make the whole process much faster and easier for you. You will be able to quickly create open data websites to serve your user community.
Apps Are Where It's At!
There's a good chance you're reading this text on a smartphone or tablet. To help you put GIS in front of your users in a way that fits with today's workflows and lifestyles, we are busily adding more apps and enhancing the ones you may already have. For example, the new Explorer for ArcGIS app offers a new way to discover, use, and share maps as well as brief stakeholders.
Take Your Development to New Places
We are improving how developers work with maps across the ArcGIS platform and helping them push the boundary of code. The evolution of our SDKs, APIs, and other development tools continue to support developers who build apps for today’s modern computing platforms. You can quickly add location to your applications by using the web API or native SDK of your choice, then deploy your app across any device.
Geographic Insight into Your Business
No matter where you are or what device or business system you're using, ArcGIS will help you develop an enterprise location strategy. With easy-to-use yet extremely powerful analytics at your fingertips, you can quickly discover vital information hidden in your tabular data about your customers, competition, assets, and communities that allows you to make more informed and effective decisions.