00:01Are you ready for ArcGIS Server? Are you? Because I'm not. I'm just kidding.
00:07Number 10 is about how you work with global datasets in your web browsers, and I have it first…
00:14…not because it's the least important, but because you can take advantage of these today.
00:20Maps like this one with edges on the side are actually history.
00:24All the web APIs today support continuous panning around the globe; no more edges in your maps anymore.
00:35And this will work with any basemap from ArcGIS Online but also with your own services, of course.
00:41I pulled this coral reefs map service; it was built with 9.3. And here you have a service that has time-aware layers.
00:50Look how nicely the animation crosses the dateline. Isn't it beautiful?
00:57Okay. But it's not just about map navigation.
00:59It's also about all the GIS operations that you do, drawing graphics, selecting geometries across the dateline.
01:07Let me draw a line between Los Angeles and Australia. The red dashed line you see is the geodesic line.
01:13Look how well it transitions over so you get across. It displays fantastically across the dateline as well.
01:21Okay. Number 9.
01:25Number 9 is for those of you who want to create fully functional web applications but without programming.
01:31I'm going to build with you, all together, an application from scratch in less than a minute with the new Silverlight Viewer.
01:39Let me start by pushing the biggest button you see, and actually the only one, Create New Application.
01:45You start by picking your intelligent map, which will kick-start your configuration.
01:51Let me center the map in my favorite area, Hawaii, and now I want to add a few layers on top.
01:58These layers are coming from my own server. Simply browse to it, display the layers, and add them to the map.
02:06Now that I am done with the content, I want to add functionality, tools…
02:10…and there are many tools available out of the box.
02:13Tools for selections, for filtering, for editing, printing, geoprocessing.
02:18Let's add a geoprocessing task. Same philosophy. You navigate to your server; it will list all the available tasks…
02:25…and then you simply configure the tool. It's that easy. The final touch to me, to my application, is the title.
02:33I want to change the title. And this is pretty handy. Those are different layouts that I can apply.
02:39There are many that ship in the gallery. At this point, I'm ready to deploy my application, give it a name.
02:48And now anyone that has a web browser can actually access my application right away.
02:55Let's zoom in a little bit around the geoprocessing task that I added.
02:59I will define a location in the river network and execute the task.
03:04Now, this Silverlight Viewer is now available in the beta site…
03:08…so you can actually download it today and start playing with it.
03:13Now let's talk about what is coming in the next release of [ArcGIS] Server in 10.1…
03:21…and I know for sure you have been waiting for number 8. It is 64-bit native execution for [ArcGIS] Server.
03:33What makes number 7 is the new architecture. In 10.1, ArcGIS [Server] becomes a pure web services GIS server.
03:43It's a peer-to-peer architecture, which is much simpler and robust.
03:49This architecture leads to number 6, with dramatically simplified installation and the configuration of [ArcGIS] Server on premises…
03:59…in your private cloud, or in your public cloud as well.
04:02And finally, number 5, ArcGIS Server 10.1 is much more IT-friendly.
04:08We have eliminated many of the dependencies we had before on DCOM. DCOM is gone.
04:14And the Windows registry on MainWin on Linux.
04:18If you are a Linux user, actually 10.1 is great news for you because of this new architecture.
04:24We also have dramatically enhanced access to databases, adding new databases like Netezza.
04:31Whether you use SDE or you don't, ArcGIS Server in 10.1 gives you great tools…
04:36…to display your data and even edit your data over the Internet.
04:42Now let's discuss some functional enhancements that we have in 10.1.
04:47Number 4 is the ability to use live or historical traffic data to enhance your network analysis.
04:56Here is a map of San Diego, a traffic map of San Diego. You have to admit, it's a gorgeous map, isn't it?
05:04Let's zoom in a little bit. This is the status of the traffic as of now.
05:08Let's go back a few hours in time, and you'll see a complete different picture of this map.
05:15Now what if you could use this information and incorporate it to do your own routing analysis with it?
05:25This is the route as of five a.m. in the morning; this is the same route at one o'clock.
05:32You can see that it's completely different. Why? Because it's taking the traffic into consideration.
05:37Imagine how powerful it is to take this traffic information, your business data…
05:42…your workflows, and make better decisions, thanks to this traffic data.
05:47Number 3. Number 3 I think will be of interest if you are a web application developer.
05:55You are asking us to enhance map services and basically to do two things - handle not just a dozen or hundreds of layers…
06:02…but thousands of layers effectively in our map services.
06:07And number two, you want web application developers to have complete freedom…
06:12…to define which layers are drawn in which order and with what symbology.
06:17And that is possible in 10.1 with a new capability that we added. It's called dynamic layers.
06:23With it, I built this application, which illustrates one scenario where this capability comes handy.
06:29I have on the side hundreds of variables. I can pick any of them and create a thematic map of the US.
06:37Users can also change the symbology of the map by applying a different color ramp…
06:42…or maybe picking a different class break for the thematic map.
06:47You can also, at any point, let's say add an additional map on the side…
06:52…compare side by side, and highlight the classes you want to look at.
06:58The beauty of this web application is that all the maps you saw were rendered server side…
07:06…and none of the maps you saw were ever preconfigured on the server.
07:11The application is completely taking control over which layers are drawn and what symbology is being used.
07:18This is a very powerful concept coming in into 10.1 that hopefully will allow you to build very cool applications.
07:29Number 2. I'm not going to disclose what number 2 is about just yet.
07:34Let me talk a little bit about this application.
07:36It has a basemap from ArcGIS Online, a cached map; a map service on top displaying fire information.
07:43I also drew a graphic in red myself, drawing on the application, and executed a geoprocessing tool.
07:49What you have been asking us to do is to take all of this information and take it to paper as a high-quality map…
07:59…printed in a small piece of paper and a larger piece of paper, but a beautiful map.
08:04And we have created in 10.1 an out-of-the-box, high-quality print service.
08:10So you can create high-quality maps on demand from web and mobile applications.
08:22This is, many of you know, this is the number one enhancement request in the Ideas site, so we really appreciate your feedback.
08:30Number 1 is number 1 because this is what all servers are about. Performance, performance, performance.
08:37You're familiar with the concept of drive-time polygons. This is a sophisticated operation.
08:42In 10 and 9.3.1, takes a few seconds to execute, especially if you are using large datasets.
08:48In my case, I'm using a network dataset with every street in the US and in Canada.
08:53I'm also taking this polygon and querying an eight million US census block table…
09:00…to generate the population chart on the side.
09:03As I said, this takes a few seconds in 10. In 10.1, we accelerated this a little bit. Okay?
09:14You see that? Let me do it again. You see that, huh? Bang, bang, bang.
09:21Wait a second, because if you like that, you truly don't understand how 10.1 is.
09:28Look at that beauty, how it moves as I move the mouse around.
09:32It's fast enough that I can do on-the-fly analysis as I move the mouse in my map.
Top 10 Improvements in ArcGIS 10.1 for Server
Ismael Chivite counts down the top 10 improvements coming in ArcGIS 10.1 for Server inlcuding native 64-bit support, simplified architecture and installation, and dramatically improved performance.
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