October 31, 2005

New ArcGIS Explorer to support WMS and KML

ESRI's newest viewing client, ArcExplorer is reported to be prepared for release in early 2006. Users can pan,zoom, rotate (Globes), and integrate data and servies from ArcGIS clients, WMS services, and even Google Earth KMLs. Rather interesting as Google never really had any intention (as far as I have heard) of making KML a data standard, however, it appears that the likes of ESRI, FME, and others are now making KML an important data standard to be supported. More on this free 2D and 3D viewer available from ESRI at http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcgisexplorer/index.html

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