ArcGIS is a Complete System

ArcGIS is a complete system for creating, managing, analyzing, and disseminating geographic information. Learn how ArcGIS 10 makes it easier to take advantage of powerful GIS capabilities everywhere, regardless of where your data is hosted or the platform being used.

Sep 28th, 2010

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00:02Good morning.

00:03My name is Tony Lafferty, I'm with Esri and we'll be reviewing today ArcGIS 10.

00:09I'll be doing the presentations and the PowerPoint slides.

00:13I have with me Katja Krivoruchko and Jennifer Hughey who will be doing the demonstrations and providing the...

00:20...valuable content based upon what I'll be presenting on the slides today.

00:26We also have additional Esri staff here; if you have any questions throughout the day, feel free to reach out to them.

00:33This is a unique experience because we're here in the Redlands campus.

00:37How many, is this your first time? Wow.

00:41So this is a really nice facility. I am really happy to be here.

00:45We did a presentation last week in Sacramento and we were in San Francisco as well.

00:50And so we're here today to present the discussion points.

00:55It's about ArcGIS 10.

00:57How many of you have already downloaded ArcGIS 10? Just curious.

01:01We have a few...oh, actually, we have quite a few hands.

01:04What we're focusing on today is about increasing your productivity with ArcGIS 10, and with that we have...

01:10...have a full agenda on how we're going to proceed.

01:15This is always a good place to start, this slide for me, is about...because we're passionate about helping you be a success... what you're doing with the technology.

01:25Many of you have...we've worked with over the years and listened about how... you're trying to apply the technology to do different types of work.

01:34It's like that throughout the organization as many of you are aware of, we have teams that want to make you be...

01:40...successful by not even engaging with you on a day-to-day basis, but through the technical forums or through...

01:47That all really comes from the one message and one concept that Jack Dangermond has presented to us.

01:57And many of you have met Jack and understand that he has a real passion for geography, but also doing the...

02:04...geographic approach to solve and work and make the world a better place.

02:10So with that, let's go ahead and do a quick video on some of the concepts that we'll be reviewing today that Jack has put together.

02:17If we can start that.

02:21Good morning. My name is Jack Dangermond and I want to welcome you to this seminar series.

02:25The purpose of this series is to help our users be more successful with the technology we've been...

02:32...working on for the last few years.

02:34This is called version 10.

02:37I appreciate you being here; I know that it takes time out of your schedule, and I...I know particularly many of you are...

02:44...facing challenges that we just have not had in the past years, and I...and so I particularly appreciate you being here.

02:52I want to start off by talking a little bit about the background or context of what this new technology is showing up in.

02:59First, we are seeing a very rapid, and accelerating, actually, foundation of technology platforms.

03:08We have had minicomputers and workstations and PCs, and now we're moving onto the Web, and particularly we're...

03:15...moving into the mobile device area.

03:19Second, we are seeing a huge increase in spatial measurement.

03:24You are doing this in external forces, like satellite companies and the pervasiveness of GPS...

03:30...and now we're starting to see social media be spatially enabled and become a really interesting data source...

03:36...for users to integrate into their systems and leverage.

03:40We're also seeing the movement to the Web as a platform; that is, a distributed network of services that we can capture...

03:49...and integrate into our software.

03:51That's very powerful.

03:53Finally, we're seeing the evolution of the base software, and you'll see with version 10 that it's not just...

04:00...your favorite desktop anymore; it's connected to a much broader network of cloud services, enterprise services...

04:09...local services, and that transformation, that platform change, that new metaphor...

04:16...that notion of it being a part of a larger system is what's often referred to as ArcGIS Online.

04:24So, historically we've bought our desktops or our servers; we've operated in a more isolated world.

04:31Well, some of us.

04:33And now, with version 10 what's enabled is that I'm buying into a whole ecosystem, an ecosystem of geographic...

04:41...information that's in the cloud.

04:43But also an ecosystem of my colleagues and other agencies and organizations that I can share data with and use data.

04:50This is what the Web really gives us, is connectivity.

04:54The visions of spatial data infrastructure, the state or a local government or a nation or even a whole world... fun...fundamentally being enabled by this new kind of platform technology and ArcGIS 10.

05:09What excites me about 10 is not only this context, but also the basic engineering that the people that have...

05:18...have built it over the last three years really have invented.

05:21And I want to cover it very briefly and then you're going to do a deep dive of it, of course, during the day.

05:25All of...all of it I think, now watching it emerge and starting to be used, deals with you being more successful...

05:35...and that's what I...that's what particularly excites me about you being here, because I think you're...

05:41...going to walk out of here with a number of things.

05:44Let me categorically go through them.

05:46The first one is that we are going to see productivity go up of our users, because it's just easier to do things...'s simpler to do things.

05:55The technology itself is more accessible, on the desktop and through Web and like that.

06:02One of the things I want you to notice as we go through the day is that there's a lot of emphasis put on maps.

06:08So, some of you have heard me before talk about geographic knowledge, the data, the models...

06:15...the data models, the analytics, the workflows.

06:16All of those are important, but one of the things that 10 does is it puts those in the background with the focus being on the map.

06:24And that's what the Web mapping world has really given us, is the idea of simplicity, and the most simple piece of...

06:33...geographic knowledge that we have is the actual map.

06:37And you'll see how we have improved how we interact with a map, how we share a map on the Web with... viewers and mobile devices, how we can edit the map in a much simpler way... we analyze the map... we have intelligent maps with all of this other knowledge behind it.

06:57And so the GIS professional not only gets to operate in a more easy environment, they're able to share...

07:03...their knowledge to others in a far easier way on the Web, through these new mobile devices and so on.

07:11So, access to your knowledge is hugely increased, which gets me excited, gives me chills to think about it, because I think it...

07:19...puts the GIS professional in a center place so that their knowledge, their good work, can not only be used on the missions...

07:27...that are being used in their focused areas, but...but by everybody else, if you choose.

07:34And the building of apps is accelerating, as well.

07:37The app development environment is easier, but also we have introduced at 10 this ArcGIS Online, which is an... environment for getting other people's apps, or sharing your apps.

07:51We hear a lot about this; Apps for America, OPENapps; how can we do good work in one city and share it...

07:58...with another city; do good work in one agency, share it with another agency, and so on.

08:02This Web environment now has thousands of online apps in

08:08And, thousands of datasets that our users are sharing in this connected, interesting new environment.

08:16And then there's some new capabilities; 3D.

08:203D data models, 3D analysis, and better, faster 3D visualization.

08:26And then we now integrate fully imagery into the platform, so that I can not only serve imagery very fast...

08:35...shortening the way that we do things, fundamentally...

08:38...but also, inside of ArcGIS Desktop there's a full image processing capability, so I can do classification and feature extraction.

08:46And then through partners extend that further out.

08:49Also, you will be learning how to work with time, because time/ stamping is now an integral part.

08:58We're...we're time ready or the temporal dimension is now acknowledged and dealt with.

09:05So these new dimensions of 3D in the data model and in tools and temporal, time...time dimensions are...

09:14...going to be new things for you to learn and work with and leverage on your own mission, and also on new applications...

09:18...the new applications that these capabilities will open up.

09:21And then there's more analytics; new tools, like location-allocation; tools that we have dreamt about...

09:29...being able to do in a simple way.

09:32And then basically I'll say that the server environment connected with mobile devices... the iPhone support and iPad support the iOS environment, and later, coming is Android support...

09:48... means that everyone else in your organizations connect to what you do, can connect to what you do...

09:55...they can see it, they can interact with it.

09:58The imagination that the consumer map things, like Google and Microsoft, gave to the world is...

10:07...going to going to be yours.

10:09I mean, it's going to be able to be supported by your infrastructure, so it isn't technical people...

10:18...versus the neogeographers, it's one system that comes together nicely.

10:24And then content. Tons of it, that Esri is working on for this Community Basemap Program in collaboration with many of you.

10:34That's really a very fine thing to keep your eyes on.

10:38Well, there's more and more and more.

10:41I could spend all morning on this, but I know that you want to get into the deep dive so...

10:46Thank you very much again for coming; it's such a privilege to work for you, and we...we certainly feel that way across Esri.

10:55We appreciate your support, and we're not only happy about this release, we're working on the next stage.

11:02So, thank you again for everything.

11:05So, let's just go right into the discussion; let's talk about ArcGIS 10.

11:11At the ArcGIS 10 release, ArcGIS is a complete system for geographic information.

11:18What does that mean?

11:19It takes and utilizes those common GIS features that you're used to using, allowing you to discover, create, manage, visualize...

11:30...analyze and finally collaborate that geographic information with a variety of users, regardless of the device they're using.

11:39So not only just the desktop, but the Web, and through mobile.

11:43And then be able to leverage content and services, not only at your local desktop or from your agency, but also through...

11:52...the enterprise services you may have in your organization, like tapping into SAP or Maximo.

11:57Finally, leveraging the resources available on the cloud to gather and share information.

12:04So just to start out, how many of you are...consider yourselves ArcGIS Desktop users?

12:11We have quite a few hands.

12:12How many ArcGIS Server?

12:16A few hands. Any ArcPad or ArcGIS Mobile?

12:20Actually, I think I talked to a few today about using ArcPad, and that's an important area that we want to discuss... about mobile.

12:28But what we want you to come away today is the sense that it's a complete system.

12:33It's not just about one product anymore. You're using all of these products in your... activities, or have the ability to incorporate those to make yourself more productive...

12:45...and be able to share and collaborate.

12:49Like any system, ArcGIS has evolved, and I'm going to age myself a little bit here, but I, like many of you...

12:59...began with ArcInfo Workstation at the UNIX release in the mid-'80s.

13:04And based upon the changes in the computer industry and IT industry, we evolved with it.

13:11With Windows operating systems, we came with the release of ArcView and the desktop.

13:17As enterprise databases became more prevalent within the system, SDE became the solution to store and manage...

13:24...your spatial content there.

13:27As the Web became a point of...of introduction and finding different types of content, many of you began also with...

13:34...ArcIMS in creating your maps and publishing that out.

13:38Well, that leads us to today. ArcGIS 10.

13:42It's now an's open geographic system to distribute out knowledge to everyone, everywhere.

13:51There are three components, or goals, to this release that we focused on.

13:56And this was a release that took about three years in the making.

14:00Some of you maybe have tested on that, or beta testers, and understand the complexity of the ArcGIS system.

14:06But it was to make it easier, more powerful; finally making it available everywhere.

14:14Easier that it allowed those geographic, GIS features you're used to using to be able to deploy...

14:20...those out to a variety of devices regardless of the platform that they're using.

14:26'Cause if you begin to understand the platform, the differences between those are narrowing.

14:30That gap is becoming very small.

14:34So, what desktop functionality was a few years ago, now you have the ability to do some services, and

14:40...leverage those tools on the Web, as well as on those mobile devices.

14:44So the demand for what you're doing, the products that you're creating, and the applications...'re running, can be deployed out regardless of the platform that you're using.

14:54Finally, take advantage of all of the local and the enterprise and the cloud resources that you...

15:02...have available today so you' start to use all of these components to improve your productivity.

15:10Let's now begin with our first demonstration with Jen, describing the ArcGIS system.

15:17Okay, thanks, Tony. Good morning, everyone.

15:20I just want to take a few minutes to talk to you about the ArcGIS system, so whether you consider yourself to be a...

15:26...desktop user, mobile user, or server user, you're all users of the ArcGIS system.

15:31So I want you to kind of think about this, like how you access something like your e-mail.

15:35You can access it from home, from within the office, and from your mobile devices.

15:40So, the ArcGIS system is no different; you can access all of your ArcGIS content online, through a desktop...

15:47...or in a mobile device, as well.

15:49So what I'd like to do is to begin with, I'm using ArcMap, and I'd like to collect some park assets.

15:55So, in this situation I don't have any information yet; I don't have anything to work with, or any data.

16:02So the first thing that I'm going to do is I'm going to begin by just seeing what the ArcGIS community...

16:06...has out there on ArcGIS Online.

16:10So I'm just going to go ahead and type in Parks.

16:15And the first hit that I get there is City Parks.

16:17So I'm just going to look at some of the details for this, and so it's a template for collecting parks information, so this...

16:23...looks like what I want to use so...because I want to begin collecting these assets.

16:27So I'm going to go ahead and download it and use it within ArcMap.

16:33Now, once it downloads, it's actually a map package, so it contains editing template that I can use... begin to collect my assets.

16:42But before I do that, there's a couple of things I want to change.

16:45So now that I have this editing template, I want to customize it a little bit so that it works with my data and my organization.

16:52So I'm just going to change some of the default values here, set the owner agency to the city and...

16:57...the department to the Parks District.

16:59So now that I've modified that template to what I need, I can begin to collect those assets.

17:06And so, I'm just going to go ahead, so here we have a new baseball field, so I'll just go and add that asset.

17:12Over here we have a parking structure, so I'll go ahead and add that.

17:16So now I've begun to collect my assets.

17:20So I'm just going to go ahead and save.

17:25But, I've got my map, I've started collecting my information; but I want to take this exact same map,...

17:31...these editing templates, the symbology and everything, package it up, and give it to another group...

17:35...of users so that they can continue to collect this information.

17:39So the next thing that we're going to take a look at is the mobile...the mobile application.

17:44This application was built using the ArcGIS Mobile Project Center, which you'll see how this is done a little bit later.

17:51So you can see that we've already got some of our assets here.

17:54Now we're enabling our field crews to go out and to continue to collect some more information.

18:00So what I'm going to begin, just collecting some additional assets.

18:03You can see that we've got all the same symbology that we had when we were at the desktop.

18:10So I'm just...just going to go ahead and continue to collect my information so I'm going to add that new shaded structure.

18:17Go ahead and accept that.

18:19I can come in and I can also update attributes while I'm in the field, and I'm going to just keep it...

18:24...or accept all the defaults, and finish adding that feature.

18:27So now when I look at the map, I've got another asset that's been added to my parks layer, my asset layer.

18:33So what I want to do is I'm just going to post that update back to the...back to my geodatabase...

18:40...and then now I'm going to look out a way that we can enable another group of users to continue our work.

18:47So now we're on the Web. So if I refresh this map, you can see that that parks, that new structure that I added there...

18:54...the shelter is now part of the map.

18:57So now using a Web application, so we've looked at using how we can take the desktop and add features...

19:04...we can collect features out in the field using a mobile environment with a pretty straightforward workflow.

19:08Now, the last place that we can... or another place we can add features, I should say, is here inside of a Web application.

19:15So I'm going to continue; again, the same symbology and working with the same layer in the database...

19:20...I'm just going to go ahead and add a new feature here.

19:22So this is a proposed parks project, so that we're going to create a new, or build a new soccer field here.

19:29I'll just type in soccer field.

19:36We can continue to collect more.

19:38But once we've collected all these assets, we can then use it to do some analysis, right?

19:43It's very powerful for us to be able to use this data for some spatial analysis.

19:48So if I zoom out a little bit, what you're seeing here is a density map.

19:51So what it's showing is where there's high concentrations of families that live with small children.

19:56And the reason why we're concerned about this is because as a parks... working for the parks department...'s a concern of ours to be able to provide the facilities for these families, so that the...

20:07...they can take their children to the playgrounds, for example.

20:10So you can see the high concentrations of families are shown in the red that have children...small children.

20:16So if I scroll out a little more, using the location-allocation analysis, we can take a look at the...

20:22...various different playground facilities and how they're serving our community.

20:27Now if we look over here we still have a pretty high density of families that have small children.

20:33So what I could do now is I could just propose that the city add a new park facility, playground facility, I should say... this area, for the residents.

20:52And click OK.

20:53So what you saw in this demonstration is how you can use the ArcGIS system to collect information.

20:59So this allows us to be more productive.

21:00We can take the same map, we can take the same data and information, and we can enable different users of the ArcGIS system... contribute and collaborate all that information in a central location.

21:11Back to you, Tony.

21:12OK. Thank you. Thank you, Jen, for that.

21:14So what did you guys think about those components?

21:17Did you get to start to see how you can use the desktop, the Web, and mobile, within...

21:25...your current workflow for a given project?

21:29There are a few things that I want to highlight on this demonstration.

21:33The first, actually, Jack had described it in the video, was about one map...

21:39...that she used one map throughout the whole service at the desktop, through the Web browser...

21:46...and also with the mobile service.

21:49An additional component is that she was using ArcGIS Mobile.

21:55And many of you have received your release.

21:58Now are you also aware that you have an ArcGIS Mobile license with that ArcGIS Desktop license that you just have.

22:05So if you have an ArcView, an ArcEditor, or an ArcInfo, comes with one ArcGIS Mobile license for you to begin using.

22:15That's an important concept, because you get to take that, use the Mobile Resource Center as... Jen described, create an application and go out in the field and start to leverage those...

22:27...that data that you historically have been storing within your desktop.

22:32So, as we saw within that demonstration, there are various components there.

22:35And this is about how ArcGIS can address the workflows the work that you're doing.

22:41Take a moment to look at some of these common work, these work processes that you do day to day.

22:51I have an example that I'd like to share with you on looking at how does it fit within the workflows... that you have a district transportation office, and they've been charged to build a new road or a new interchange.

23:05So how do you go about beginning that process?

23:08First you have to gather data, a lot of times from your district office, and then maybe...

23:14...assemble the content from various other resources, maybe it's headquarters or another local community.

23:20Assemble that, and begin to then do the design and planning of that at the ArcGIS Desktop level.

23:26Once you've designed that road infrastructure or interchange, you want to begin to model...

23:33...or do some analysis on what's the impact of that infrastructure on that area.

23:38So there could be some environmental review that you need to do, make sure that it's not harming, you know, a valuable wetlands...

23:44...or look at how the ArcGIS system can manage and handle the capacity; is it built to do what it's supposed to do.

23:52With that, you then have the ability to then go out and build that road.

23:58Once that road is complete, it has to be entered into the ArcGIS system as a new transportation...

24:04...part of a new transportational area that you manage.

24:07So you want to update those maps, and also map services.

24:12Additionally, you have assets that are now needed to be maintained and managed during that process.

24:20So you'll come up with maybe some new bridges, new guardrails, signposts, that type of information.

24:27And it needs to be made available to be maintained, so you have to create an asset management application... have your field-workers go out and do the inventories on this, and be able to repair that as needed.

24:42Have them take a field mobile application out to capture that information and bring it back into the ArcGIS system...

24:49...and have people see that on one of the map services that you've created to allow people to be situationally aware.

24:57So that's just a quick example.

25:00So during the day maybe you can begin to think about how the ArcGIS system can work for you, making you more productive.

25:07That concludes the section on the ArcGIS system, but let's keep these components in mind during the day.

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