ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop with Jim McKinney & James Tedrick

Jim McKinney and James Tedrick of Esri's development team discuss and demonstrate the capabilities of ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop.

Jun 28th, 2014

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00:01So with that, let me introduce our first presentation from the development team, please welcome Jim McKinney and James Tedrick.

00:11Good morning, everyone. I'm Jim McKinney, and I lead the Desktop development teams...

00:14...and we've been working really hard on finishing up 10.2 for you.

00:17The software should be available to you in about a week or two.

00:21This is a significant update and delivers on your guidance and ideas in many ways.

00:27Here's a few of the big things that we worked on: Quality and performance - Hundreds of issues reported by you or uploaded to us...

00:35...through the Esri User Experience Improvement Program are simply fixed.

00:40Extensive performance improvements - Thank you, one clap.

00:44We fixed a lot of stuff. Thanks.

00:51Extensive performance improvements in geoprocessing tools and when using very large datasets like imagery and imagery caching.

00:58Security improvements - Our goal is secure single sign on across the ArcGIS platform including Desktop. Thanks.

01:06Extended geodata support - Simpler modification of schema and field properties in live geodatabases.

01:13New analytics - Many new geoprocessing tools and analysis services available on ArcGIS Online and accessible in Desktop.

01:23Many improvements in mapping and editing and better 3D.

01:27Imagery improvements - Faster imagery indexing and intelligent imagery search.

01:33Big data - New tools to support performing analysis in Hadoop and importing those results back into ArcGIS.

01:41Now I'd like to introduce James Tedrick to show us some of the top things that you asked for in ArcGIS 10.2 Desktop. James.

01:50Good morning. I'm James Tedrick and I'm here to share my top 10 favorite new features with ArcGIS 10.2.

01:58Kicking off the list at No. 10 are improved Excel tools.

02:02We've been able to read Excel since ArcGIS 9.2.

02:07What's new at 10.2 are two geoprocessing tools that you've asked for - one to automate the import process...

02:15...and the second to export Excel.

02:18Creating an Excel spreadsheet is as easy as opening the tool and selecting the layer.

02:27Now, instead of a CSV file, we get a native Excel spreadsheet. Just like this.

02:41The next improvement is for web developers.

02:44At No. 9, JSON conversion tools.

02:48Search for JSON and you'll get import and export.

02:52Saving a JSON file is exactly the same as saving an Excel spreadsheet.

02:58We have the option to save it as formatted JSON. So not only can the web apps read it, but so can the developers.

03:10Once saved, we can bring it into a web map, like this, where we see both the geometries and the attributes of the data.

03:19Just like that.

03:24No. 8 are new simplified tools.

03:28Here we have an analysis that shows a statistically significant hot spot of hospitals with patient dissatisfaction.

03:35Creating a valid statistical analysis like this is a multiple step process.

03:41New at 10.2 is an optimized hot spot tool that automates that entire workflow.

03:47So let's do this with the northeast.

03:50It's as easy as grabbing our layer and what we're measuring and then let the tool run.

03:58It's identifying spatial outliers, calculating the appropriate scale of analysis, and generating the hot spots.

04:04So, we see the results.

04:06There's a cluster around Boston of hospitals with dissatisfied patients.

04:12This is just one way we're making your analyses simpler.

04:23You, as an ArcGIS Desktop user, now have access to ArcGIS Online.

04:27That's No. 7 - ready-to-use services that enhance your analyses.

04:33To see how they work, let's take a look at Harborview Medical Center in downtown Seattle.

04:38Now, the rush hour should be well over.

04:40But to double check, let's bring in the traffic.

04:43In addition to live traffic, we also have access to geocoding, routing, closest facility identification, and service area generation tools.

04:52Well, maybe the rush hour isn't quite over.

04:56To figure out how the traffic is affecting the access to the hospital, we can generate some drive times.

05:05By setting the current time, we get an up-to-the-minute analysis based on the traffic conditions.

05:10We're doing this analysis against Esri's global updated street network.

05:17ArcGIS Online analyses right in ArcGIS Desktop.

05:28Now that we know the conditions around the hospital, let's see how this matches the patient information.

05:34That brings us to the next improvement.

05:37No. 6, PKI security integrated within ArcGIS Desktop.

05:44To get the patient information, we have to access the secured server.

05:48To do that, I need two things - the first is something I have - this smart card that my IT department issued me.

05:55I'll insert it, and now I need to bring in something I know - the PIN that authenticates this card back to the server.

06:07With both items in, we can get to the patient information, bring it into the map while it's still on that secured server.

06:16PKI security is an improvement that your IT managers will applaud.

06:27My No. 5 is sharing with Portal for ArcGIS. You now can share your maps as hosted services within your own organization.

06:38It's the same as sharing with ArcGIS Online, because Portal for ArcGIS is ArcGIS Online in your own network.

06:47These are your maps and your data being shared in your network for your organization.

07:01The No. 4 improvement are solutions that make your jobs easier.

07:07We're producing hundreds and hundreds of solutions like this public safety planning template.

07:14They contain the maps and the data you need to get started with our best practices.

07:20Some other solutions I found interesting is this one for calculating traffic incident analysis...

07:26...and this one for calculating helicopter landing zones.

07:30These are all available at the ArcGIS Resource Center where they're organized by community... you can easily find solutions that are relevant to what you do.

07:46Solutions for your developers are No. 3 - Esri on GitHub.

07:51GitHub is a social coding site where we're hosting our templates and applications like this social media template.

08:00You can view our code, download our code, and then go make your own code.

08:14The No. 2 improvement is performance, lidar for example.

08:20At 10.1, we could read LAS files in. At 10.2, we're indexing those files to optimize their display.

08:29So you can see them quickly over constrained conditions like network.

08:41Finally, the No. 1 improvement, it's also performance.

08:47We're rewriting our tools to make - we're rewriting our tools like weighted overlay to take advantage of the multiple CPUs... already have in your workstations.

08:59So, as this model runs, I can bring up the resource monitor and see ArcGIS Desktop...

09:05...taking advantage of all of the processors on this computer.

09:09This is parallel processing in ArcGIS for Desktop at 10.2.

09:18These have been my 10 favorite new improvements with ArcGIS at 10.2. Thank you.

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Aug 19th, 2013. 3:36:27 PM

The 9. 2-3 series worked just fine very intuitive-10.2 is all over the place-why fix something that is not broke. I am sure I will get use to this in time ...but that is it who has the time? Why move buttons and functions? Thank You.


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