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Includes New Features and Enhancements in Response to User Feedback

ArcGIS 9 Military Analyst Now Available

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ArcGIS Military Analyst provides analytical and display tools for supporting defense and intelligence planning.

ArcGIS Military Analyst maximizes use of the standard suite of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) data products by allowing direct use and rendering of NGA's vector and raster products, line of sight assessments, Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) conversion, and Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED) analysis. This extension also includes the Military Overlay Editor (MOLE), which supports MIL-STD 2525B and custom war fighting symbologies. MOLE includes a complete ArcObjects-based API for using MOLE with ArcGIS custom applications built with ArcGIS Engine.

Enhanced tools in ArcGIS 9 Military Analyst, such as the Raster Map tool, the Vector Map tool, the DTED tool, and the Terrain Tools are now based on ArcGIS catalogs. These catalogs can be personal geodatabases or ArcSDE enterprise databases. These new tools now allow users to fully implement entire RPF, VPF, and DTED collections seamlessly within their ArcGIS work flow.

New tools in ArcGIS Military Analyst include

  • Geodesy calculator—allows users to specify two coordinates and generate a great circle route, a rhumb line, or a geodesic route. The calculator also calculates bearing, azimuth, distance, and the end coordinate.
  • Geodesy tool—allows users to create great circles and rhumb lines interactively.
  • Range Ring tool—allows users to create geodetically correct concentric ellipses at user-specified intervals anywhere on the globe.
  • Batch coordinate converter—converts coordinates in a feature class, shapefile, or .dbf table. The batch coordinate converter can use the feature geometry or other fields to generate corresponding DD, DMS, UTM, and MGRS coordinates in the table.

ArcGIS Military Analyst requires ArcView, ArcEditor, or ArcInfo and is available at no extra cost to ArcGIS Desktop product users with current software maintenance agreements. For more information, visit, call Esri at 1-800-447-9778, or contact your Esri regional office. Outside the United States, contact your local Esri distributor.

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