ArcGIS Online Functionality Now Available On Premises
It’s a great time to be a GIS professional. Dramatic changes are taking place in the enabling computing and communication technologies that GIS relies on, and new software is leveraging these changes to evolve and transform GIS and our user community. Esri is working hard and is in the process of releasing many new capabilities in ArcGIS 10.2, such as real-time data integration, online analysis tools, spatial analysis in the cloud, location analytics, new templates and apps, and web story maps for everyone. There are also new capabilities enabling new opportunities for developers. These advances are giving rise to a change in the very way we position GIS, from a software system designed to unlock the power of geographic information to a comprehensive platform that promises to transform your work; your organization; and, ultimately, our world.
Portal for ArcGIS
Portal for ArcGIS becomes a full part of the on-premises infrastructure of ArcGIS. In the past four years, Esri has been significantly developing ArcGIS Online deployed in the public cloud. At 10.2, this technology has been engineered into a fully supported product that can be easily deployed on premises and integrated with users’ existing technology.
This technology supports many capabilities:
- Enterprise geospatial content management
- Simple mapping
- Esri Maps for Office
- Integration with enterprise security
- Sharing of data, maps, and apps
- Dozens of apps
- Open enterprise integration with Office, SharePoint, SAP, and others
Portal for ArcGIS promises to enable users to easily integrate these mapping and Esri capabilities and to extend mapping and GIS across the organization.
This is a logical way to organize and make available via apps all the geospatial information in an organization. It provides the ability to easily share, integrate, and use information created by geocentric workflows, as well as desktop spreadsheets and enterprise databases across an organization. Apps include easy-to-deploy templates that are easily configured and leveraged.