California: Esri on Tuesday released the new version of AcrGIS 10.2. The new release promises ease of use, real-time data access, and integration with existing infrastructure. It allows people to more easily deploy web GIS—the key component for implementing GIS as a platform.
ArcGIS 10.2 extends the analytic functionality of GIS via ArcGIS Online. Advanced analysis tools have been added to ArcGIS Online for investigating geographic relationships, patterns, and trends within data. New tools in ArcGIS Online include overlay layers for combining two or more layers into one single layer; enhanced hot-spot analysis; and data enrichment resources to glean information about the people, places, and businesses in a specific area or drive time. Esri entitled every customer organisation that has ArcGIS for Desktop (Basic, Standard, or Advanced) to receive an ArcGIS Online subscription. This is done to ensure that ArcGIS for Desktop users have access to ArcGIS Online capabilities. The new release introduces a number of new technologies that enable the real-time collection and sharing of data with GIS. It includes ArcGIS GeoEvent Processor for Server, a new ArcGIS for Server extension that gives users the power to access live data streams. People can analyse and send processed results to other users or into other systems. This capability transforms GIS applications into powerful frontline decision tools, refining data quickly for consumption and enabling fast response in any situation.