Tuesday, June 30, 2009

ESRI GIS Software Upgrades Available at Ball State University

Upgrades to ESRI GIS Software Now Available to Ball State GIS Community

By Angela Gibson, GIS Specialist, GIS Research and Map Collection

Ball State students and faculty can now upgrade their ESRI GIS software to version 9.3.1. This new version includes added functionality that will benefit students, faculty, and staff. Some of these added features include:

·Improvements to the performance of dynamic map publishing with a faster map service and a new Map Publishing toolbar

·Additional collaboration capabilities of geographic information with a new online Web application and better sharing of layers

·Faster access to Bing maps and imagery by offering ready-to-use data and direct connections via ArcGIS Online

·Enhanced support for Java developers

This update is easy to install and does not require the uninstalling of version 9.3. It works in mixed environments of versions 9.3 and 9.3.1.

For more information about ESRI software updates and information about GIS projects like how to create effective Web maps using ArcGIS tools and resources, visit the ESRI Web page at http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/whats-new/index.html.

To obtain access to this ESRI GIS software, contact Angela Gibson, GIS Research and Map Collection GIS Specialist and Ball State’s ESRI software administrator, at asgibson2@bsu.edu or 765/285-1097.

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