ESRI Information• ESRI - Environmental Systems Research Institute.• Founded in 1969. Headquarters in California.• In 1980’s began to develop GIS tools. Released first commercial software in 1982, ARC/INFO. In 1986 a PC version was introduced.• In 1990’s ArcView was released. Began expanding in 1995.• Today has 2,700 employees. Privately owned. Users in 150 countries.• ESRI is one of the largest geospatial data providers in the world.
History of ArcGIS• ArcView 1.0 – Released in early 1990’s UNIX based with command line interface.• ArcView 2.X – Increased functionality. Supported Win95, Win2000, UNIX and Mac OS9.• ArcView GIS 3.X – Released in 1997 and final stable in 2002. Full of new features including 3D Processing. Still used today.
History of ArcGIS• ArcGIS 8.X – Released in 1999. Windows Based. Combined ArcView’s interface and Arc/INFO’s power. Introduced ArcMap and ArcCatalog. Major changes.• ArcGIS 9.X – Released in 2004. Included ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Engine. More functionality, more processing tools, improved performance.• ArcGIS 10 – Will be faster, more responsive, easier, more efficient, more functional and improved in other miscellaneous aspects.
Applicable ArcGIS Industries• Agriculture • Marine and Coast• Archaeology • National Mapping• Banking and Financial Services • Petroleum• Civil Engineering • Pipeline• Conservation • Public Safety• Defense & Intelligence • Public Works• Economic Development • Real Estate• Electric and Gas Utilities • Retail and Commercial Business• Environmental Management • Schools (K-12)• Facilities Management • State and Local Government• Federal Government • Surveying• Forestry • Sustainable Development• Health • Telecommunications• Homeland Security • Transportation• Insurance • Universities and Community Colleges• Land Administration • Urban and Regional Planning• Law Enforcement • Water and Wastewater• Logistics • Water Resources
Careers• Customer profiles by location, demography, and purchasing power• Sales success by product, site, and sales representative• Site locations of stores, factories, and warehouses• Asset location (e.g., utility poles, pipes, and cables)• Resource locations of staff, products, and equipment• Delivery routes by land, sea, and air• Faster decision-making• Efficiency increase• Accuracy improvement• Efficient asset management• Better resource allocation