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ESRI Adds New Dimension to ArcGIS Online Services with Microsoft Virtual Earth August 22, 2008

Posted by Bahadir Sahin in Duyuru (Announcements), English.
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ESRI (UK) announces that ArcGIS users will have access to the robust mapping and imagery content provided by the Microsoft Virtual Earth platform inside its forthcoming release of ArcGIS 9.3 Desktop. ArcGIS users will be able to easily add base maps, which feature rich aerial and hybrid views, to perform data creation, editing, analysis, authoring, and map publishing with one-click access.

The new release means that ArcGIS desktop users, and ArcGIS Explorer users, can now apply sophisticated mapping to a variety of projects, such as land planning, site selection, crime analysis, road network analysis, and delivery network management.

“Microsoft and ESRI have a long-standing history of delivering complete geographic information systems solutions,” said Erik Jorgenson, corporate vice president at Microsoft Corp. “The integration of Virtual Earth and ArcGIS 9.3 at both desktop application and platform levels enables customers to better view, analyse, understand, interpret, and visualize geographic data. This new offering further extends the software-plus-services choices available to our mutual customers.”

“By combining Virtual Earth and ArcGIS Online services, ArcGIS 9.3 will enable our customers to access resources that add comprehensive depth to their projects,” explained Charles Kennelly, chief technology officer, ESRI (UK). “This release continues in the ESRI tradition of providing a complete, interoperable and integrated server-based GIS, with the addition of virtually instant access to some of the world’s finest base map layers.”

ArcGIS Server users will be able to connect to ArcGIS Online Virtual Earth Map Services at a later date, through a service pack. To find out more about what’s coming in ArcGIS 9.3 please visit http://www.esriuk.com/9.3

About ESRI (UK)
ESRI (UK) is part of the global ESRI network. With the single, largest pool of GIS expertise in the UK, the company is the technical authority on GIS. ESRI (UK) provides solutions, technology and services including off the shelf applications built on the ArcGIS software suite and an extensive range of consulting and training services.



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