Top 10 Takeaways from the Opening Plenary of Esri’s Federal GIS Conference
- National Landscape data now available in ArcGIS data catalog: 30 layers and 500 variables
- Landsat 8 imagery will be added to Esri's data catalog through ArcGIS.com and updated daily
Three new apps are being released
- Landscape Modeler
- Landscape Analyzer
- Landscape Planner
- ArcGIS Pro, a new desktop client, sports a Window-compliant ribbon bar that exposes functionality in a more organized way. Pro is a 64-bit multi-threaded application that embeds functionality to quickly export analysis. It will be released sometime around the July Esri International User Conference (UC) - See image below
- ArcGIS will receive Federal Information Security Management Act accreditation. The announcement is imminent according to Esri.
- Open Data: Esri is championing a policy of sharing data among all government agencies at all levels: federal, state and local. It's clear that Esri wants users to tap ArcGIS.com to facilitate the publishing of curated and/or authoritative data. Watch the video from the Environmental Protection Agency's GIO Harvey Simon.
- NOAA received the "Making a Difference" award. Tony LaVoi, GIO and Joe Klimavicz, CIO were present to received the award.
- Esri's "Living Atlas" demo showed some pretty impressive applications that made it easy to combine different satellite imagery spectral bands to perform a modest image classification. See image below
- 3D in a browser - impressive demo (see image from demo)
- In ArcGIS 10.2 work has been done to improve the quality and administrative tools including integration with databases such as Hadoop and IBM Netezza.