Earlier this month, Geolexa was on the scene at the Esri Canada 2012 User Conference in Victoria to learn about the latest (ArcGIS 10.1) and greatest developments from this industry leader; happily, the two-day event proved to be both educational and entertaining (check out a few snaps here on the official Facebook page).
What did we learn? A few highlights:
(1) ArcGIS Online is awesome.
(“…ArcGIS Online has recently been updated with the following important new features and enhancements. This is a major release, with a focus on capabilities that enable ArcGIS Online to be used as a cloud-based, collaborative content management system for maps, apps, data, and other geospatial information in your organization…”)
(2) The Esri Canada Community Maps Program: sharing is caring.
(“...a cost-effective and efficient framework for organizations to share their geographic information with the online public…” )
(3) CityEngine. Do you want to generate a 3D city really, really fast in a game-like environment? CityEngine allows you to do just that. It looks like an absolute dream; however, its strength at this point in time seems to lie in cool visualization tricks rather than actual analysis capabilities – we can’t WAIT to see where CityEngine goes from here!
(“…The next planned release of CityEngine will allow ArcGIS users in urban planning, urban design, defense, simulation, and entertainment to use their existing GIS data to create high-quality 3D content…”)
CityEngine demo time! (*don’t panic, your speakers are not broken: the clip is silent)
Miss out on the UC action? Check out the 2012 Conference Proceedings.
Thanks to Esri Canada for putting on such a great event, and a special thanks to the presenters for delivering their best. See you next year!