ArcGIS 10.2 announced

By on 6 August, 2013


The latest version of Esri’s ArcGIS software, version 10.2, has been announced – marking the first major software release from Esri in more than two years.

ArcGIS 10.2 includes new real-time data capabilities, expanded business intelligence support, and a host of new online analysis tools.

“Real-time GIS is one of the newest frontiers for spatial technology, with new advancements at ArcGIS 10.2 meaning the once futuristic capability is now in the hands of users,” said Esri Australia Solutions Architect Josh Venman.

“The platform now features the GeoEvent Processor and Operations Dashboard apps which enable users to view and update data in real-time.

“Users now have the tools they need … to access live data streams, analyse data on the fly, and then utilise the information in their other business systems.

“In this way, GIS technology has been transformed into a powerful frontline decision-making tool where you can accurately monitor work orders, staff and data from anywhere in the world – to get a crystal-clear view of your daily operations.”

Mr Venman said another major advancement at ArcGIS 10.2 is the onset of Web GIS – which makes the ArcGIS platform accessible to users across an entire organisation, from any device.

“Whether it’s a GIS professional, a Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst, or an executive travelling with a tablet device – Web GIS provides intuitive access to maps, apps, analysis and data in a form that makes sense to them,” he said.

“This is more than just maps in the Cloud – it is a platform for delivering an enterprise GIS capability to an entire workforce, taking full advantage of existing investments in people, skills and technology.”

Mr Venman said the growing popularity of location analytics had also been addressed at 10.2; with the capability now more accessible to users across a broader range of software platforms.

“Users are now in a better position to generate powerful geographic analysis capabilities within their BI tools, such as MicroStrategy BI and Microsoft Dynamics CRM,” said Mr Venman.

“ArcGIS 10.2 also features streamlined new interfaces to make it even easier for BI users to instantly gain powerful new insights into their data through maps and location.”

As the key software release for Esri this year, ArcGIS 10.2 will be a major focus of Esri Australia’s Ozri 2013 conference, being held in Brisbane from 4-6 September.

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