ESRI International User Conference 2007
Plenary Session, 6/18/2007 - Continued
Here continues my posting of notes from the UC... Still enumerating new features for 9.3...
Yes, the much-awaited multiple views for ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 are coming...
9.3 brings enhanced label management, with a "pause labeling" feature, which skips labels in interim operations, and thereby allows faster redraws and navigation.
Polygon labeling offers new options as well - "label at fixed position within polygon", labeling of all polygons on a given layer at upper right, lower left, bottom center, and so on.
Contour labeling has been enhanced, to allow groups of contour labels to be linear, in holding with cartographic standards.
A "river labeling" style has been added, to better follow rivers.
ArcGIS 9.3 brings true What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) editing of features and for cartographic representations. Currently, when a user drags an entity, it is shown in wireframe mode, but 9.3 dynamically shows what the actual feature will look like while being dragged.
9.3 has functionality that highlights overlaps, as well as a great new "disperse markers" feature, which allows overlapping markers to be automatically rearranged in a number of styles.
For tips and tricks for enhanced cartographic standards and representations, and toward optimizing features and functionality in ArcGIS Desktop 9.3, ESRI has set up a "Mapping Center" website, located at http://mappingcenter.esri.com/.
Job Tracking Extension (JTX)
The new Job Tracking Extension offers interesting new functionalities for ArcGIS Desktop and Server 9.3. Essentially, it tracks and manages workflows.
(more to follow... trying to catch up with family first)