Explorer Desktop 2012 preview at DevSummit

Over the last couple of days at the 2012 Esri Partner Conference and Developer Summit we’ve had a number of questions about ArcGIS Explorer Desktop and the road ahead. If you’re at the DevSummit this afternoon Mark Bockenhauer and Jim Barry will present and demonstrate some of the new features coming up in the Explorer Desktop 2012 release at theĀ Getting Started with ArcGIS Explorer Desktop SDK session.

Philadelphia 3D services in ArcGIS Explorer Desktop

Some highlights of the upcoming release include:

  • Native 64-bit support
  • Highly portable – no install needed, can run completely off a thumb drive
  • Integrated ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS search capabilities
  • Updated ArcGIS Online web map support
  • Many presentation enhancements, including audio, new transition options, better slide handling, and more.
  • Display attribute table for feature layers
  • Built-in line and polygon buffering
  • Custom address geocoding support (10.1 geocoding packages)
  • More…

ArcGIS Explorer Desktop 2012 will be released in conjunction with the final release of ArcGIS 10.1.

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  1. amybrassieur says:

    Glad to hear of ArcGIS Explorer Desktop enhancements, especially viewing attribute tables. My users have been asking for that feature.

    Amy Brassieur
    GIS Manager
    Iberia Parish Government, Louisiana

  2. jakek says:

    Will we be able to label features in this version. As mentioned on other posts, this is not available in 1500 nor can I find it in 1750 where it was stated by one user: “able to label by feature using the Labels tab in the Layer Properties dialog box”. Where is the Labels tab in the layer properties dialog box? Why not just have a right-click>Label features option like all the other Esri apps? This is the most basic functionality used in GIS, why was it ever left out in the beginning anyway?

    Jake Krall
    GIS Admin

  3. cameronwallace says:

    Any chance we’ll be able to edit note locations too?? As in Explorer Online? Or will note’s now be transportable between Explorer desktop and Online?