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Esri simplifies geographic info sharing with ArcGIS 10.1

Redlands, US: Esri announced that the highly anticipated update to ArcGIS is now available as ArcGIS 10.1. 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 organizations, 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 a 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.

Source: Esri