00:01Welcome back! Welcome back, everyone. I hope you enjoyed the break.
00:06I'm John Calkins, and I will be your emcee for the next exciting session about exploring and discovering ArcGIS 10.
00:17What is a GIS? If you think about that question for a minute, a GIS is a geographic information system.
00:25And I want to put the focus on the last word, a system.
00:29A system, by its very definition, is many parts that all make up a whole; they're interconnected.
00:36A system has structure, behaviors, and it all has to work together. For the next 90 minutes, we're going to focus on the system.
00:47But before we start, I want to do a quick, informal survey.
00:50Raise your hand if you consider yourself an ArcGIS Desktop user.
00:56Okay. Now raise your hand if you're a server user.
01:01Okay. Now raise your hand if you're a mobile user. And that's three hands, I know; probably one too many. I got the idea.
01:10But I want to suggest to you that that question was totally inappropriate.
01:15Because in 2010, there will be no more desktop or server or mobile users, but everyone is going to be consuming the whole system.
01:24We're all going to use every part of the system.
01:28Two years ago, our director of research and development, Scott Morehouse, told us that GIS was going to become like music.
01:37Where do we listen to music? We listen on our iPod, we listen on our desk using iTunes, we listen at home...
01:45...we listen outside, we listen in the car, we listen everywhere.
01:49And the music is delivered to us through a system that's made up of hardware, software, and online content.
01:56Well, GIS is going to become just like music. In fact, GIS has already become just like music.
02:03And we're going to use a system that consists of all those pieces, and especially that online content part.
02:10Well, Scott told us that message two years ago, but for me, it actually really sunk in about two months ago.
02:17I was in the office, I was working on a map of Yosemite National Park, a beautiful map on my desk.
02:22My coworker was taking that map and publishing a Web application.
02:27But then I had to go home early that day, and she kept working, and she published it to the Amazon cloud.
02:33And then she sent me an e-mail that says, well, that's now available on ArcGIS Online.
02:38So I was at home, and I was using my iPhone, and I was doing the thumb thing on my iPhone, sitting on my sofa.
02:43And that was the moment that I realized, I am no longer a desktop user, which is what I thought of myself.
02:50I'm now using the whole system. And I liked it. Because it meant I could work anywhere.
02:55That one beautiful map that I was working on in the morning in the office I could work on at home on my phone.
03:01And that's when I think I truly caught up with Scott's vision that GIS is going to become just like music.
03:08We're going to have it everywhere, and it's going to be available to everyone.
03:13So what we want to do, is we're going to spend this morning, we're going to talk about where do you want to work?
03:17Some of you may want to come over here to your office, or my office, and work on our desktop computers.
03:22Or you may keep going, and you may go out into the field.
03:26You may want to work in the forests of New Zealand, collecting and analyzing information.
03:30And when you get tired, where do you go?
03:33Well, if you're like me, you head over here to Starbucks, and you want to get on the Wi-Fi, you want to stay connected.
03:41And with a little luck, we can have our Starbucks delivered.
03:47So we're going to try to have a little bit of fun over the next 90 minutes.
03:51We're going to show you a number of these big ideas as we walk through a series of live demonstrations.
03:57The first one is about productivity. How do we get started with productivity? With a map, the way we all get started.
04:04We're all making maps every day.
04:07We bring data together, we apply great cartography, now we want to make sure that map is current and up-to-date.
04:14You'll find with ArcGIS 10 hundreds of productivity enhancements to make those processes simpler.
04:20There's another big area, and that is how we create and update features.
04:25Close your eyes and imagine the editing process for a minute as it exists today.
04:29You say, Start editing. You create a point, a line, a polygon.
04:33You fill in the attributes. You change the symbology. And then you repeat the process.
04:37We're going to turn that all upside down.
04:40We're going to make the process as simple as choose the symbol on the legend and drop it onto a map.
04:47So I want you to watch in this next presentation for this new approach to editing...
04:52...amongst all the other hundreds of productivity enhancements we've made.
04:57To kick it off, I want to introduce Pat Dolan, who will be shortly followed by Katie Clift. Pat.
05:03Thanks, John. Good morning, everyone.
05:08As GIS professionals, we make maps every day.
05:10The challenge in making those maps is finding the right content that's up-to-date and looks professional.
05:16I'm excited to show you just some of the new enhancements in ArcGIS 10...
05:19...that'll make this process easier and you more productive.
05:23So to begin with, I have a map document that contains information.
05:26Now to understand what the information is on the map, I can hover over to the left-hand side...
05:30...and the table of contents automatically appears.
05:34This allows me to access the tools quickly when I need them and then disappear when I need to focus on the map.
05:41Now when I do an identify on a feature, I know exactly where the Identify window is going to appear...
05:47...and when it disappears, the map doesn't refresh.
05:51This is a longer demo if I don't get crowd applause. Thank you.
05:56So that little enhancement's already saved me a few seconds. Next, what I want to do is I need to find a basemap for the city.
06:04Traditionally, what I would do is I open up ArcCatalog to find content.
06:07But in ArcGIS 10, I can now access [Arc]Catalog directly from ArcMap.
06:12What I can do is now locate the facilities and add that to the map.
06:20Now that I've added the facilities to the map, the next challenge is I need to locate additional information.
06:26From the table of contents, I can see that I have the capital improvement projects for 2009...
06:32...but what I'm interested in is seeing the projects for 2010.
06:36I'm not sure where that information is located at, so what I can do is...
06:39...I can now use the new capability to search on features or content.
06:43So I'm going to type in capital, and what I can do now is filter based off of maps, data, or tools.
06:52Now, when I review the data, you'll notice, or the results, information about each layer appears.
06:57So I can now understand what is the right layer to add to the map.
07:01To narrow down my search, I'll type in 2010, and now I locate the information.
07:07And now I can see where it is on the system and add it to the map.
07:11Now that I've added it to the map, I need to update the symbology. Now it's not using the standard symbology for the map.
07:20To fix that, I can come in, open up the symbol locator, and use the new search capabilities to type in projects.
07:28Trust me, I like this one too.
07:32And now I can locate all of my symbols very quickly without having to spend thousands of hours looking for the right symbol.
07:44All right. Got my map. I'm ready to do some work. But before I do that, I want to make sure the map's going to perform.
07:51So as you'll notice as I pan, there's a slight delay in the redraw. It's not bad, but we can do better.
07:59One of the major enhancements in ArcGIS 10 is optimized map layers.
08:03So all I need to do is right-click, open up a new basemap layer, take my existing layers and drag them into this group.
08:11What's going on is it's going to take those layers and optimize how they're drawn on the map.
08:16So that now when I go, I can now go out and continuously pan and zoom through my entire database without having it to refresh.
08:31All right. Got the content, map's performing. Now I need to update the map.
08:35Now this is my favorite enhancement to ArcGIS 10 is the new editing environment.
08:41What I have here is a work packet outlining a new sewer line extension.
08:46Now those of you who've worked in utilities, you know how long it takes to add this level of detail to the map.
08:51Well, in ArcGIS 10, we've reengineered how we do editing to streamline the common ways we add features.
08:57So simply coming in and starting an edit session...
09:01...I'm going to be presented with an edit template with all the features I can add to the map.
09:05So all I need to do is select a feature and add it to the map.
09:11Now as I add the sewer line, you'll notice that it starts giving me feedback. It's snapping to features.
09:18So it's honoring the connectivity rules that I've established in the database.
09:22Now as I add my lateral lines, you'll notice that there's a small Construction toolbar that follows me when I add the features.
09:29This Construction toolbar allows me to have access to common editing methods when creating features.
09:34So when I add this last lateral, I can pick Parallel to the lot line to make sure that the line that I add is straight.
09:42Now I'm going to add just a few more details to the design.
09:51So what enabled me to add 15 features in 30 seconds?
09:54If we take a look at the properties of a feature, you'll notice that the construction has already been defined...
09:59...or the way we construct the tool has already been defined.
10:03More importantly, I have all the attributes predefined, so now I can literally click and go.
10:07I can select the feature on the map and add it.
10:13So, as a part of this design, I need to go ahead and add an 8-inch sewer line just north of the new extension.
10:22You'll notice from the edit template that I don't have that feature. Well, the templates can be easily configured as well.
10:28All I can do, well one example is I can simply copy an existing feature, open up the Properties page...
10:34...now we'll go ahead and name that. We'll go with 8 inch PVC, then I can just simply come in...
10:42...change the properties to make sure it's an 8 inch for the diameter...
10:49...and now add it to the map.
10:52So it's really that easy. I can quickly access the template, update it, and move on.
10:58So I've finished at least the sewer line extension. Now I need to go ahead and now update this lot.
11:04Another major enhancement to the editing environment is the Parcel Editing toolbar.
11:10The new Parcel Editing toolbar streamlines the way in which we manage and create parcels.
11:15So what I need to do is simply select this lot, determine what task I want to do...
11:23...in this case, we want to do a parcel division...
11:26...and what I want to do is subdivide it into five parcels, proportional to one another, starting from the east boundary.
11:33Now it's going ahead and constructing that new lot into five parcels and prompts me to update the lot names.
11:41Now we're going to start with a lot name of 31 since the last one was 30.
11:47So in just a few clicks, I was able to construct a whole new subdivision.
11:57Now more importantly, you notice when I zoomed in, you can see the measurements have been automatically labeled.
12:02So we've already calculated the measurements for you and labeled it automatically.
12:06So you no longer have to do that manually.
12:10All right. We've got the map up-to-date. Now I need to validate the content before I make the map.
12:17To do that, I'm going to use a new extension in ArcGIS 10 called Data Reviewer.
12:22Data Reviewer has built-in QA/QC procedures to make sure the information on my map is valid.
12:28So what I'm going to do is I'm going to open up an existing configuration of rules that I can set up.
12:33And what we're going to check for is diameter, length of pipe, fields that are null, and the parcel area.
12:41I'm going to run this on the entire database, and if it finds any errors, it reports them to a table.
12:47I can now review these 11 records by opening up the table.
12:52I can now see a description of each of the errors, and as I go through each of the issues that I find...
12:59...I can select any one of them and zoom to the location.
13:03Here's an example where we have a 12-inch diameter that doesn't match the main's diameter that it's attached to.
13:09So I've been able to update the map and validate the map. Now I'm ready to create the map.
13:15So what we're going to do is we're going to go ahead and zoom out to the full extent of the map, to the city extent.
13:24Now, when I think about making a map or a map book, I think about making individual maps based off of a map grid.
13:32However, what I want to do is I want to make a map book that's based off the location of these individual projects.
13:39In ArcGIS 10, you can now design your own map book with just a few steps.
13:44To do that, I'm going to use the new Data Driven Pages toolbar, where I can come in...
13:51...select the project area that will define the extent.
13:54Also I can figure out, define what fields I want it to automatically label on the map.
14:00I can even set the rotation for each of the map sheets and apply. So now, in just a few steps, I have now a map book.
14:09And as I cycle through each of the map sheets, you'll notice the extent goes to each individual project...
14:14...and is updated with the name and the estimated completion date.
14:20So in just a few steps, I've been able to create my entire map book based off of the extent that I wanted to do.
14:33So these are just some of the new enhancements that will make the process of updating and creating and generating maps easier for you. John?
14:42Thanks, Pat. I think you did a fantastic job. They all think you did a fantastic job.
14:49Okay. I think you did a fantastic job too.
14:54But there's a little problem. I told everybody this was about the whole system.
14:59You showed all the productivity enhancements, or at least some of the productivity enhancements, on the desktop.
15:04But you didn't really engage the entire system. So I want to give you a new challenge.
15:09Your coworker Katie Clift is going to come out in a couple of minutes, and she's going to work in the field.
15:13Let's assume she works for the parks and recreation department, she's never used a GIS...
15:17...and you need to help her learn how to collect information about the park in the field and anywhere she wants to work.
15:24So show us how you can help her with that.
15:29Okay. Well, the reason I asked John "now?" is because my basemap doesn't contain city facilities.
15:36I'm not sure what they look like, how to map them, or actually how to organize them.
15:40But this is where I want to leverage the system and go online and see if a best practice has been determined by the community.
15:47So to do that, I'm going to go in to ArcGIS Online, and now I can search on parks.
15:55What it does, it goes out and brings back all maps that relate to parks...
16:00...and I can review the details of these maps and determine which one is appropriate for the exercise.
16:06In this case, I found the map that looks like it fits what I need. I can download that map to my desktop.
16:13Once it downloads it to my desktop, it automatically opens up the template.
16:17So it gives me the opportunity to quickly come in, configure it for my city requirements.
16:23So I can set the fields and begin to add features.
16:26So I can see from the imagery where the baseball park is, where the parking lot is, and so on.
16:32But that's only part of the challenge. John asked me to make sure I enable it for everyone.
16:37So I need to take this same map so that people can access it outside of the office or in the field.
16:43To make it accessible in the field, what I'm going to do is use the new Mobile Project Center that allows me to package the map and the app...
16:50...so that my colleagues in the field can download it and begin to collect information in the field.
16:54So, I'm going to go ahead and collect, or excuse me, I'm going to go ahead and continue to add information to my map here.
16:59And I'm going to ask my colleague Katie to go ahead and download the same map...
17:02...and start collecting information in the field. Katie?
17:05Thanks, Pat. As Pat mentioned, the ready-to-deploy ArcGIS Mobile application allows me to collect parks data in the field.
17:13To get started, I download the project by clicking the project name.
17:18Big buttons make it easy to use this application on a touch-enabled Tablet PC.
17:24And the application walks me through key things that I need to do to run the project.
17:29First, would you like to download data now?
17:35Next, which layers would you like to download data for?
17:38These are the same layers that are coming from the map that Pat configured on the desktop.
17:44And finally, I'll get data for the default extent.
17:47Keep in mind, I only have to walk through that sequence of steps when I download a new project.
17:56Notice the map looks identical to what Pat configured on the desktop.
18:01I'll zoom in to the area where I'm working...
18:05Let's try that again.
18:12And the application walks me through the process of collecting parks data.
18:16Notice these are the same symbols. It's the same map template coming from what Pat configured on the desktop.
18:24And the workflow is straightforward.
18:26I choose the symbol that I want, I want to collect the location using the map, and I place the point.
18:34I have the option to review attribute information, most of which was automatically populated by the map layer.
18:40And I can add additional notes if necessary or override any of the default values.
18:49Here I have a choice. Do I want to collect another picnic table or choose a different symbol from the map template?
18:54I'll collect another picnic table.
19:02And as I collect data in the field, I can view progress on the map.
19:06Since this is a task-based workflow, field-workers can be immediately productive with very little training.
19:13Thanks, Patrick. So now I get to head over to Starbucks. I don't think I actually get a latte, but I sure would like one.
19:20And I can keep working here. So far, Pat and I have been collaborating on the same map.
19:25He authored the map in [ArcGIS] Desktop and added some data.
19:28I took the map to the field to ensure accuracy and add additional content.
19:33But I can also edit the same map, now using a Web browser, which means that I can work anywhere, even here.
19:41Using this configurable Web application; in this case, it's the Flex viewer...
19:45...it's easy to validate the data that I collected in the field.
19:48Here we see the picnic tables, and I can click to access details.
19:53But more importantly, intuitive Web editing tools allow me to simply keep editing this same map.
19:59Again, here we see the same map template, the same symbols coming from the map that Pat configured on the desktop.
20:05And the workflow is straightforward. I choose the symbol that I want, and I place it on the map.
20:11Here I've added a playground, and I also want to indicate a parks project under construction in this area...
20:18...so I'll sketch that in and add project details, such as a description and estimated costs.
20:29Now while I was busy collecting data in the field and on the Web, Pat was back in the office editing the same map.
20:36So I not only see all the work that I've done, but I can access all of the data that he's collected too.
20:43John introduced ArcGIS 10 as a system.
20:46This system allows us to edit the same map anywhere, anytime...
20:51...to increase collaboration and productivity throughout the organization. John?
20:56Thanks, Pat. Thanks, Katie.
21:03I think we can best summarize what you did by saying one map document, one set of layers and cartography...
21:10...one set of editing rules, that template that you could use anywhere you wanted to work...
21:16...and also, you saw them working at the same time.
21:18They were collaborating together; both were capturing information from the office and the field concurrently.
21:24So thanks again, you guys.
ArcGIS System and Productivity
ArcGIS 10 is a system that can be used anytime anywhere – on desktop in the office, or anywhere in the field or through the cloud. The demo shows productivity enhancements in ArcGIS for Desktop such as direct access to ArcCatalog from within ArcMap, easier searching for content, and a new parcel toolar. Field staff can access a new Mobile Project Center that lets them download maps created in ArcGIS for Desktop, and web editing tools are now more intuitive and easy to use.
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