ArcGIS 10.1 Simplifies Sharing of Geographical Information

New tools and infrastructure extend the reach of GIS

Aylesbury, June 18, 2012 - ArcGIS 10.1 the highly anticipated update to ArcGIS, is now available. The new release puts mapping and geospatial analytics into the hands of more people than ever, even those with no geographic information system (GIS) expertise. ArcGIS is a complete system for designing and managing solutions with geographic knowledge.

ArcGIS 10.1 further integrates desktops and servers, as well as mobile and web applications. Users can author maps, models and analytics and deliver any GIS resource including imagery, geodata and tools, as a web service. With the introduction of ArcGIS Online for organisations, a cloud-based, collaborative content management system, geographic information is easier to share within and outside an organisation.

Many of the improvements in the new release of ArcGIS make it easier to create and share content, while others improve the user's ability to visualise patterns and trends in complex data. Highlights include the following capabilities:

  • Edit any aspect or component of a map, including feature-level metadata
  • Use new spatial analysis tools, such as spatial autocorrelation, to predict outcomes and explain geographic information better Find new tools that simplify all aspects of working with large collections of imagery and raster data in ArcGIS
  • View lidar Log ASCII Standard files as point clouds, surfaces and rasters

ArcGIS for Server, the primary engine for powering geospatial infrastructure, allows users to turn any location-based resource into a fast, dependable service that can be used in web, desktop and mobile applications. ArcGIS for Server has the following advantages:

  • Available on physical, virtualised and cloud infrastructures, or any combination thereof
  • A native 64-bit application that runs on Windows and Linux
  • Much quicker and easier to install
  • More versatile and secure

ArcGIS 10.1 supports a spectrum of mobile platforms—both with open software developer kits (SDKs) that are customisable for developers and end-user applications that can be downloaded from application stores and marketplaces. These applications can be used to access intelligent web maps and share data.

Esricontinues to support multiple platforms and APIs for application development. The new ArcGIS Runtime SDKs for WPF and Java, which will become available within the next month, allow developers to build applications that are fast and easy to deploy and have a small footprint.

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Esri UK is the leading provider of geographic information system (GIS) technology, helping businesses become more profitable and public service more efficient through a better understanding and analysis of location-based information. Esri UK offers an extensive range of GIS technology and professional services and is the only company in the UK providing a complete and entirely integrated GIS solution.

Esri UK has been providing GIS solutions for over 20 years to a wide range of markets including Central & Local Government, Utilities & Telecommunications, Defence & National Security, Education, Public Safety and Commercial.  Customers include Scottish Power, Birmingham City Council, Defra, the Environment Agency, Metropolitan Police Service, Ministry of Defence, Ordnance Survey, RSA Group and The Crown Estate.

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