Tuesday, September 26, 2006

What's Coming in ArcGIS 9.2

Urban Planners are increasingly turning to more tools and technology to aid in their decision making processes. One of these tools is Geographic Information Services (GIS).

ESRI, the company which produces GIS products, announced a listing of new features and improvements that are coming in ArcGIS 9.2.

With the ArcGIS 9.2 release, ESRI focused on improved usability, stability, and performance as well as quality improvements and enhancements across all products. The general usability improvements include:

  • New keyboard shortcuts and mouse wheel support
  • New and/or improved tools including a customizable Full Extent tool, a My Places tool, a Measure tool, and a Go to XY tool
  • An integrated help system based on GIS concepts and content with
    improved index and search capability
  • Much faster geocoding
  • Support for ISO 19139 metadata and OGC GML Simple Features data
  • Direct reading of Microsoft Excel files
  • New COGO editing/construction tools

For those that use this software, this hotly anticipated release should be released in the October/November time frame. For more information, see ESRI's What's Coming in ArcGIS 9.2 website.


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