New Resources Give Users the Ability to Share GIS Content and Build Communities
Redlands, California—May 25, 2010—ESRI announces the launch of ArcGIS.com, a Web site for finding and sharing geographic information system (GIS) content, organizing geographic information into groups, and building communities. A new browser-based version of ArcGIS Explorer, ArcGIS Explorer Online, also launches with the site and provides direct access to ArcGIS.com content.
A new and exciting ArcGIS application with which to open and view GIS content is ArcGIS Explorer Online. ArcGIS online content can be accessed directly from within ArcGIS Explorer Online to create maps that can then be shared and consumed by a broad community of users, including the iPhone community.
Visitors to ArcGIS.com can access publicly available content without having to sign in. To take advantage of the extended capabilities of ArcGIS.com, such as uploading and sharing items, users can log in using their existing ESRI Global Account information. Users who don’t have an ESRI Global Account will be directed to a page where they can create one.
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