New Release of ESRI ArcGIS Explorer Provides Improved Access to Geoprocessing Services

Improvements Include New Analysis Gallery and Updated ArcGIS Online Basemaps

The new release of ESRI ArcGIS Explorer builds on its intuitive design, improving access to geoprocessing services and expanding available maps in the Basemap Gallery. ArcGIS Explorer is a free, downloadable globe viewer with geographic information system (GIS) functionality.

The release features a new Analysis Gallery that allows users to directly connect to and use geoprocessing services. To use advanced analytic tools, users can click the tool in the new gallery. Additionally, the Basemap Gallery has been updated to offer new ArcGIS Online imagery as well as topographic and street maps. Finally, Bing Maps services (Aerials, Hybrid, and Roads) are built right into ArcGIS Explorer and are ready to use with no registration required.

The Basemap Gallery has been improved with the new Manage My Basemaps option. Users can now customize the Basemap Gallery by adding or removing basemaps from it or even changing the thumbnail image associated with each basemap. The new release also supports enhanced layer package properties, improved feature labels, and the ability to fly along user-defined paths.

To learn more about or download the new release of ArcGIS Explorer, visit www.esri.com/arcgisexplorer.

[Source: ESRI press release]