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Announcing ArcGIS 9.0.1

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ArcGIS Engine now supports the Solaris operating system. This image shows a Motif version of the Globe control. The application is coded with a command line editor in C++.

ArcGIS 9.0.1 is expected to begin shipping in the first quarter of 2005. This release represents the latest version of Esri's integrated collection of GIS software products for building a complete GIS for any organization. The ArcGIS 9.0.1 release extends the supported platforms for ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Engine, and ArcReader, adding Linux and Solaris platforms to the previously supported Windows-based operating systems. ArcGIS 9.0.1 also updates the ArcIMS WMS Connector.

Highlights of this release include

  • ArcGIS Engine Developer Kit and ArcGIS Engine Runtime—Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES/WS 3.0, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, as well as Sun Microsystem's Solaris 8 and 9. ArcGIS Engine is a developer product for creating custom GIS desktop applications. For more information on ArcGIS Engine, visit
  • ArcGIS Server—Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Intel) AS/ES 3.0, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, as well as Solaris 8 and 9. ArcGIS Server is a comprehensive platform for delivering enterprise GIS applications that are centrally managed and support multiple users. For more information on ArcGIS Server, visit
  • ArcIMS—Support for ArcIMS ArcMap Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES/WS 3.0, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9. In addition, ArcIMS 9.0.1 includes an updated WMS Connector. The WMS Connector is a Java Web application that provides an Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC), standard Web Map Service (WMS) interface to data served by ArcIMS Image and ArcMap Image Services. The updated WMS Connector has passed all OGC compliancy tests for WMS services. It also comes with a new Web-based Administration tool that allows users to easily set up or update the WMS Connector environment, enable and disable WMS services, view a map, and view and update a Capabilities file. The ArcIMS documentation has been expanded to provide comprehensive instructions for administering a WMS site. For more information on ArcIMS, visit
  • ArcReader—Support for Red Hat Linux AS/ES/WS 3.0, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, as well as Solaris 8 and 9. ArcReader is a free, easy-to-use mapping application that allows users to view, explore, and print maps. For more information on ArcReader, visit

For more information on the ArcGIS family of products, visit Outside the United States, contact your local Esri distributor.

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