As we get closer to the ArcGIS for Local Government fall release, we wanted to take a minute to share with you our plans for the next release. But before we do that, its been awhile since we last “spoke” and I wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who attended our sessions at the User Conference this year. The feedback we got was outstanding and we look forward to working with you all in the near future.
For those that couldn’t make the conference, you may want to watch the Live Training Seminar entitled An Introduction to ArcGIS for Local Government. It was recorded earlier this month and is a great place to learn more about recent improvements to the ArcGIS for Local Government solution.
As always, we have several things in motion right now and are working towards the fall 2012 release. We plan on shipping this release the first week of November. Here is a summary of what you can expect to see in the next release:
1. New Maps and Apps:
We will be adding a series of maps and apps to the ArcGIS for Local Government solution. They include:
Executive Dashboard: A HTML 5 application used by local government leaders to proactively view critical metrics, identify trends, raise questions, and devise new management strategies. It supports community-wide efforts to increase accountability and transparency within government and with the citizens they serve. The Dashboard is a single application that can be deployed by local governments and used by decision-makers on a tablet device and desktop PC.
My Government Services 2.0: A HTML 5 application that helps residents locate a government facility and obtain information about curbside and drop-off services provided by a government agency. The new release of the My Government Services application can be deployed by local governments and used by citizens on a desktop PC, mobile phone, and tablet device.
Data Reviewer for Addressing: A series of pre-configured ArcGIS Data Reviewer for Desktop extension batch job (.rbj) files that can be used to improve the quality of address data.
Data Reviewer for Tax Parcel Editing: A series of pre-configured ArcGIS Data Reviewer for Desktop extension batch job (.rbj) files that can be used to improve the quality of parcel data managed with the ArcGIS Parcel Editing solution.
We’ll be wrapping up 10.1 releases of the following maps and apps:
- Public Safety COP
- Infrastructure Mobile Map
- Tax Parcel Viewer
This release will be the first for each of these applications on the ArcGIS 10.1 platform and will complete the migration of the existing ArcGIS 10 maps and apps to the ArcGIS 10.1 platform.
3. Updated Help System:
We’ve taken the feedback you’ve provided on the Online Help System and incorporated those changes in to a subsequent release. We hope you’ll find topics are more complete and easier to follow in this release. And we’ll continue to improve the quality and quantity of content in the help system in subsequent releases.
4. Existing App Updates (Bug Fixes & Enhancements):
The updates will include the latest local government information model and updates to many applications. The updates also include several enhancements and address any bugs that have been submitted to date. The bug fixes and enhancements will be documented in the releases notes for each map and app.
Look for more information in the coming weeks as we finish testing and packaging up the new releases. Thanks again for your continued feedback. As always, feel free to contact us with any specific feedback or questions you may have.