00:01Well, I want to conclude with a few last things. First, Esri builds something we call solution products.
00:08These are focused areas. They provide help.
00:12And this year, we're doing them in the area of bathymetry - that's kind of topography under the oceans...
00:19...and also some new tools for highways and roads, specifically, multiple linear referencing system support...
00:28...and also location analytics and some other very cool things.
00:32Let me give you a real quick flavor of what these look like.
00:36Business Analyst and Community Analyst are ones that have been around for a couple of years, and they're growing.
00:42They're SaaS solutions - Software as a Service. That means the whole thing is up in the cloud, being served as a service.
00:52In the case here, there's 7,000 variables in the US, and by the end of the year, we're going to amplify that for the entire world.
01:02This allows people to do mapping that may not know GIS at all, and analytics that don't know GIS at all.
01:10And it's based on this ArcGIS Online platform.
01:14Our thought here was that we would reach new audiences.
01:17But actually, in addition to that, a lot of GIS professionals are beginning to use it...
01:22...not simply the apps, but also this content delivered as a service. It's really pretty cool.
01:30Similarly, location analytics - and you've seen some of this with the integration with Office - services into Office.
01:40Also, what Bernie didn't say is into SharePoint...
01:43...Microsoft's distributed collaborative technology and document management tool.
01:50Last year we also engineered the same thing into IBM's Cognos platform for business intelligence.
01:58And through partners, we've integrated ArcGIS with ERP, SAP, Salesforce, CRM, and other technologies.
02:09Again, the notion here is to engineer by design the notion that geographic information...
02:17...geographic insights can be dropped into other areas of the organization.
02:24Some of these are built on services, they're delivered as services.
02:30And ArcGIS is increasingly delivered that way, providing on-demand content and functionality and infrastructure.
02:39This is not replacing your infrastructure; it's meant to complement and extend your own capabilities.
02:46Ideas about SaaS and cloud and subscriptions and hosting - well, they're a little new for you...
02:53...and actually, frankly, new in the industry, and especially new for us. We're feeling our way on this.
02:59And like 32 years of User Conferences, I want your guidance on this, so that we get it right so that you get the...
03:08...we collaboratively get the right formula.
03:12And I appreciate very much the relationship and openness that you have extended to us in doing this.
03:19We tried a little bit. My best friend Logan Hardison says, "Jack, you try something for a while.
03:25..."If it works, then you try it some more, and it works then try it some more. If it fails, you back away gently."
03:32Well, that's been my life. I want to do that with you in a transparent environment so we get this right.
03:39Because I think this next step for all of us is going to be pretty remarkable.
03:47What's next, actually? Well, more innovation.
03:53This fall, next spring, you're going to see the release in service packs of some really interesting tools.
04:00Like 64-bit desktop geoprocessing and online geoprocessing in the cloud.
04:06The ability to disconnect an app and do some editing and reconnect and have things resynchronize on all these devices.
04:15More content - the whole DigitalGlobe partnership - that I'm very proud about, by the way.
04:22We'll be streaming in more content, and there will be more templates.
04:27And then beyond that, next year, there will be a full 64-bit Desktop released...
04:34...with very fast display and multiple windows, something you've asked for.
04:39And, an integrated app, 2D and 3D. So it's not just ArcMap and ArcScene, they'll be together.
04:49And powerful analytics. And advancements in tools for geodesign.
04:55Now, I know some of you sneak out, at lunch. We record this.
05:02But don't do that this year! I want you back here after lunch.
05:06Because we're going to actually give you something that we rarely do, a sneak peek.
05:11And Scott Morehouse himself is going to come up here with some of his engineers...
05:14...and give you sort of a sense of what's going on. So be back here then.
05:20Esri does more than software, as you know.
05:22We try to help you and support you in various ways with technical support and educational help.
05:28This is becoming better, by our measures and yours.
05:32And the education world is...we're able to deliver, by the miracles of the Internet, classrooms in your room, into your office.
05:41And this is helping a lot of things.
05:45Professional Services is continuing to deliver really remarkable work to you, to our customers, to our partners.
05:54It's good footprints.
05:57Esri Press this year came out with another dozen books or so.
06:01A couple that I want to highlight, as the first one is my mentor and professor was, at Harvard, Carl Steinitz...
06:07...came out with a first - an authoritative book on geodesign.
06:12So he's going to be signing autographs in his book in the bookshop store tomorrow.
06:20Also, Andy Mitchell is coming out with volume 3 of his spatial analysis book, very, very useful.
06:28There's now over a hundred of these books and they're designed to help you, basically.
06:37Esri also has a strong partner program, and we take that seriously. We have almost 2,000 partners all over the globe.
06:44They extend our product, they help you with services, and relationships like IBM and Microsoft and Amazon...
06:52...have helped craft our tools so they integrate and go with the flow of current technologies.
06:58This year, we're releasing, actually this week we're releasing, an online partner directory...
07:04...so you can search through and find solutions a little more effectively.
07:10Esri is about serving you. We came to this philosophy many years ago at the very first User Conference.
07:19We sort of shifted our whole notion about what we were about and what we intended to do.
07:26And it's been a really nice partnership.
07:29Our goal is to advance GIS and to proliferate spatial literacy, and we have many partners that help us do it.
07:37The business report is that we are strong and growing - this year, again, double-digit growth. It's very exciting to us.
07:46So I want to take a second and say thank you for that. Thank you for the relationship and the partnership.
07:52It speaks to the value of your work in society, and we don't take that for granted. We take our work very seriously.
08:02We also are very interested in making a difference in many ways. The most important one is to make a difference to you...
08:11...so that you can make a better difference in the world, and that's how we see it.
08:15And then we also have ambitions to contribute to society. And we do that with many partnerships.
08:23Special relationships like these, and thousands like them, NGOs all over the planet that we donate our software to and support...
08:33...to help us leverage GIS technologies for shared visions and goals.
08:39These exist in conservation, organizations like the Society for Conservation GIS, and countless other ones.
08:48Big ones, like The Nature Conservancy, Friends of the Earth, Wildlife, all of it. And many of them are here.
08:58Also in education, supporting the notion of geoliteracy in our society, something that we promote aggressively.
09:07We do this in partnership also, with National Geographic Society and American Association of Geographers and others...
09:13...we actually have now thousands of schools that have our tools and are working on it.
09:18But they need some help.
09:21You'll see later today a teacher who is just an incredible guy, who has been mentored by GIS people.
09:30And I'd like to invite you to join National Geographic's program of becoming a geomentor...
09:36...getting involved in the classroom, adopting a teacher, adopting a classroom and, you know, have a life. It's fun.
09:45GIS Day will be in November, 14th this year.
09:48I encourage you to have an open house to not only get engaged with kids...
09:52...but open up to the rest of your community and share the incredible work that you do.
10:02Our world is changing, well, rapidly. It's challenging almost everything we do and what we have done in the past.
10:15Geography remains our best platform for understanding the world, and GIS has made it come alive.
10:23Your work has made that come alive.
10:26Today, GIS is at a major turning point. It's capable of broadening the reach.
10:33We've been showing you some of the technology, and after the break, we'll see lots more.
10:38It's going to enable pervasive adoption of your work, of its integration into almost all work.
10:49This vision will require, of course, the technology. That's easy.
10:55But it will also require GIS professionals, you, actually, embracing this and leveraging it...
11:06...embracing the capabilities and also learning this new culture of collaboration and sharing...
11:12...like Jackie McGlade has pioneered in Europe with the environmental organization.
11:18Victor Hugo once said, "Nothing in the world is so powerful as an idea whose time has come."
11:26And it's my sense that the time for pervasive geographic knowledge has come, don't you think? It's about time!
Jack Dangermond discusses Esri's solution products and upcoming software innovations.
- Recorded: Jul 23rd, 2012
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- Published: Aug 30th, 2012
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