Digital Geography

Mr. Dangermond, money and the need to work with ArcGIS

The last week one headline hit the floor of some GIS-blogs in the US: Jack Dangermond, the founder of GIS -ahm I mean ESRI- pledged about $1 billion to US government by making software ArcGIS available for free for all the K-12 schools across the country. What a smart idea! In fact we face a similar movement in the current university environment: ArcGIS licenses are wide spreaded and most students learn how to use a GIS by learning how to use ArcGIS. When released on the job market they know how to use ArcGIS and the companies needs to offer…

What’s new in ArcGIS 10.2

One hot topic on this year User Conference from ESRI in San Diego was the upcomming release of 10.2: Tweets über “#arcgis #esriuc” Until now the ESRI ArcGIS software solution was full of analytical possibilities and has its strength in nearly every aspect of geo-sensitive data storage, analysis and publication. New aspects in ArcGIS 10.2 may to be described in three words: real-time, social & interoperability. realtime You can now create applications with ArcGIS which show your data and data from different real-time providers like Twitter, in-car GPS devices or flickr in apps and in real-time. So you’ll have great…