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00:01So if we back away from this story, we can see this notion that ArcGIS is a platform for organizations.

00:10It has cloud parts, server parts, desktop parts, web app parts, and because of its architecture will allow us to leverage our legacy...

00:20...if we want to call it that, systems, plug-in, with catalog services to be able to discover what everybody is doing.

00:29It also allows us with open standards to provide open access, one of the themes of the engineering underneath the covers.

00:38It also will improve collaboration.

00:40We saw that in some of these examples, and we'll see much more of it this afternoon.

00:45And it's also this notion that it can empower everybody else, help you do your work more.

00:52It's not a replacement. It's an additional thing that organizes and makes accessible everything you do.

01:00ArcGIS has also got a few other stories.

01:04One of them is it's a strong imagery platform.

01:09It now reads all imagery types with different sensor models from different sources - aerial, imagery...

01:21...and it's not just something on the side. It's actually been engineered and implemented as being part of the core platform.

01:31It has many image processing tools for visualization and analytics. So - and data management.

01:38So instead of having two screens on your desktop, it's just one integrated system.

01:44And this has been implemented with new concepts in image processing, dynamic image processing, very fast image processing...

01:53...and massively scalable image processing in the server environment.

01:59This is an open platform, and it's not just our own tools but partners like Exelis and PCI and others have integrated the access to this...

02:09...so ensuring that we have multiple technologies that work on the platform technology.

02:19At 10.1, we implemented the ability to unlock lidar data.

02:24This means being able to read directly LAS files and use them in both vector and raster environments for visualization and also LAS analytics...

02:37...leveraging a lot of the tools that already exist there but then introducing some new ones.

02:45A big effort this year for us has been the integration of this ArcGIS environment with other enterprise systems.

02:52This has been hard in the past and has limited its use in the past.

02:58So some of you have already seen the integration with Microsoft Office.

03:02So if I'm a spreadsheet user, I can drag and drop my spreadsheets and make maps and implement them in my analytics.

03:12Today, we're announcing a few new things, however.

03:15Integration with not only the BI platform of Cognos from the cloud and SharePoint from the cloud...

03:24...but also MicroStrategy and SAP.

03:28This means people that do BI analytics can not only make charts and graphs and tables but they can have dynamic, real-time...

03:40...out-of-the-cloud services from ArcGIS Online.

03:46ArcGIS is also a platform for developers.

03:49It's a major theme of Esri this year, not only open interoperability standards...

03:55...but also the delivery of small lightweight runtimes for embedding and open APIs following standard patterns...

04:05...so that desktop apps and web apps and these device apps are not just authored by us but, much more importantly...

04:13...we want them authored by everyone.

04:16We have new business programs to give this technology to startups to help them get going in this geospatial place.

04:24And not just the technology but also new generations of technology make it simple for developers.

04:31And toolkits that help people manage their tools.

04:35And, finally, coming this summer, something we call Marketplace which is, you might think of it as a store...

04:41...so that developers can - hmm - redistribute their work to our users everywhere.

04:52Couple years ago, users asked us if we would work on patterns that showed best practices within different industries.

05:00And so we've been adopting that request and have come out with a fleet of apps and sample maps within different industries...

05:12...and models and some additional tools.

05:14These are free. They're open-sourced, and they're supported just like the basic product.

05:19They're not end-user solutions. They're the templates that allow people to actually take these templates and build solutions from them.

05:28And many of our users have just saved millions and millions of dollars in getting going...

05:32...but also developers have been able to use it as patterns with the same data models underneath it so we don't get confused about that.

05:41For the last two decades, we have produced a series of solution products.

05:46These are relatively narrow things in, for example, cartography or roads and highways or...

05:53...Community Analyst and Landscape Analyst you've seen.

05:57Last year we introduced something called bathymetry.

05:59This is really a very difficult subject to be able to take bag files from a bathymetric source from many different sources...

06:08...and bring it together into models.

06:11We work on this in the solutions space, but most of the work gets done by our partners.

06:17And I want to take a minute and thank them.

06:20I know some of them are here.

06:22These are about 2,000 partners who extend - help our users work with our technology and do integration.

06:31For example, the Arlington Cemetery work in part was assisted - assisting the major do some of his work.

06:38These are people that love GIS and have partnered with us for years.

06:44These technologies are like 90 percent of the apps that get built in the commercial space.

06:50So I want to thank them and acknowledge them. Many of them are here in the exhibit area that you can see tonight and tomorrow.

06:59I'll conclude by a comment about Esri. We're healthy. We're growing.

07:05This is sort of my stockholder meeting. You are my stockholders, and I appreciate the relationship between us.

07:12You've given us lots of directions. We screw up, I know, and I apologize when we do that.

07:18But it's been pretty good working with you and so, thank you.

07:23Our vision is to create a GIS platform.

07:27That's what we're driving to. I hope that I could get that message across to you in this talk...

07:32...and this afternoon you'll see it in a much better light.

07:36This platform is designed to address the kind of challenges that you, in governments, face, and they're big.

07:45Our interest - our personal interest is also to advance the method...

07:49...advance both the science as well as the technology and engineering dimensions of making GIS work...

07:56...and hopefully having an impact on spatial literacy around the world and making a difference...

08:03...making a difference in other communities.

08:07To do this, we've designed programs like giving our software away to NGOs and schools and other organizations...

08:14...and we have a few hundred partnerships that really help us amplify that kind of activity.

08:21We have some new ones. The Audubon Society or at Claremont University, the Peter Drucker School.

08:31Most of you know Peter Drucker. Yeah. He's a pioneer.

08:34So before he died, he said, "You know, the last frontier for business efficiency including government...

08:41...was spatial, spatial logistics."

08:45So now the Peter Drucker School has embraced GIS.

08:47They have a new program there. It's quite an extraordinary thing offering clinics and educational programs.

08:54It's one end of the spectrum, the academic spectrum.

08:56The other end of the spectrum is my new best friend, will.i.am, down here in the middle.

09:02How many of you know will.i.am? Three people in this audience. Well, he's a rapper.

09:09And he's totally got into GIS and his foundation, we're going after schools in ghettos to introduce methods of education, et cetera, in schools.

09:20And it's - he's excited, I'm excited, and we're making some real progress.

09:25And then there's a whole bunch of other partners I won't go into, but I want to say that they're part of your ecosystem...

09:32...and you can use them and get connected with them as well. That's why we do it.

09:36I'll close by a comment about our country, and I've already said it, but I like to reinforce it.

09:44In this age, I think your work today, as we saw in all those examples, is making a difference, I mean a significant difference.

09:54The evidence is actually there.

09:56And I hope I was able to get across this notion, at least from my experience...

10:02...we're at a turning point where this is going to grow out and become a platform.

10:08I see the hockey stick actually affecting our own work, and we're holding on, evolving it...

10:17...serving you who are actually making it come alive.

10:21I think this platform will transform what you do.

10:26It'll transform how we work as communities, both in government and between government and academia and the private sector.

10:34It's going to help us make efficiencies, the very thing that our legislators and the White House is driving right now.

10:41It'll help us do collaboration and communicate more effectively.

10:47It'll help us also make better decisions as we saw from the Landscape Analyst.

10:54We can bring all the geography and information and models right into the hands of people...

11:00...who can do these designs and strategic planning.

11:03That's the evidence of what I'm talking about.

11:06It isn't what it is. It's just the beginning.

11:09But to realize this vision, to realize this notion of transforming or geotransforming the government and the world...

11:18...will take you, actually, working across government.

11:22And here we're not talking about hardware or software or cloudware, it's kind of humanware...

11:29...working and collaborating and embracing and imagining this new generation of what the platform will bring.

11:39Leonardo da Vinci once said, "Knowing is not enough." It's not enough just to know about this stuff.

11:47We must apply it.

11:48And he also said, "Being willing is not enough," also. We must do.

11:56I met also another interesting musician this year. Do you guys know Yo-Yo Ma?

12:04He's a very, very famous guy. And he's also totally interested in GIS, by the way.

12:10He's going to be presenting at the Kennedy in April.

12:14He's going to talk a little bit about GIS, so better buy your tickets now.

12:18But, anyway, we were drinking some wine and enjoying life, and he said, "You know, Jack" - I asked him about his life, I guess...

12:26...and he said, "You know, Jack, I sort of came up with this doubting myself."

12:33Yo-Yo Ma doubting himself? He says, "Yeah, I always have and even before I perform and I get up...

12:38...I still have self-doubts.

12:42But what distinguishes me is I then do.

12:47So I doubt, but then I do."

12:50Isn't that an interesting story?

12:52I mean I was totally touched because of all of his expressions, this, for me, was the most interesting one...

12:58...and it builds right on what Leonardo da Vinci said. You can know. You can understand, but that's not enough.

13:09We actually have to do.

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The ArcGIS Platform

Jack Dangermond discusses the components of the ArcGIS platform.

  • Recorded: Feb 25th, 2013
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  • Published: Mar 5th, 2013
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