shrug-l: FW: [OSGeo-Edu] Fwd: [Gisusers] Notes from Jack Dangermond

Gary Watry watry at
Mon Apr 30 07:33:58 EDT 2007

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Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007 1:32 PM
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Subject: [OSGeo-Edu] Fwd: [Gisusers] Notes from Jack Dangermond

Dear OSGeo Discussers,

ESRI's Jack Dangermond was in Utah last week and one of my colleagues
attended his very interesting talk. It seems prudent for the OSGeo
world to be well aware of where the proprietary GIS world is going, so
here are a few key highlights from his talk (as recorded by my
colleague Keith Weber at the ISU GIS Center):

>    ArcGIS 9.3 (essentially wrapped patches) is due by end of calendar year
>    2007.
>    ArcGIS 10 (major revision) is about 18 months out.  Will include
>    regression, startup and display enhancements, improved plot
>    improved metadata templates.
>    ArcGIS Online provides a series of 2D map services and 3D globe
>    services. Includes 1m NAIP nationwide, terrain maps from USGS,
>    base maps by NGS, streetmaps by TeleAtlas, other data.  These
>    ready-to-use services can be accessed with any ArcGIS application, with
>    ArcGIS Explorer, ArcMap, ArcGlobe, or ArcReader.  These are free
>    services.
>    Geography is needed to turn around world issues.
>    The future is distributed data management, collaborative computing,
>    application integration (think "GeoWeb")
>    Mobile smart clients using ADF (cell phone, pda, mobile laptop) will
>    rely on replication/sychronization
>    Mashups will connect server + server + server for maps produced from
>    varying server sources
>    ETL process (extract, transform, load) will help solve format, schema,
>    semantics (ontology) problems when sharing data (this process helped
>    solve the chaos of over 200 data contributors for Katrina relief work)
Daniel P. Ames, PhD, PE
Dept of Geosciences
Idaho State University
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